With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’ve put together a list of some of the best valentine’s day ideas, valentines spots and packages if you’re looking to treat that special someone in your life! From romantic restaurants to enjoy a special dinner in, to luxury overnight hotel packages or even a dog-friendly valentine’s ball there’s never been a better opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a night with the one you love.
Location: South William Street, Dublin 2
Pink’s unique restaurant located on South William Street, Dublin 2 is a testament to its name; from Pink cocktails, aptly named “Pinktails” to their Pink Afternoon Tea, every detail from menus to décor incorporates the floral pink vibes. If you are celebrating Galantine’s Day or Valentine’s Day, this is definitely one of the best valentines spots to consider. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Location: Hard Rock Hotel, Exchange St Upper, Dublin 2
Enjoy a three course dinner with a glass of prosecco at Zampas at The Hard Rock Hotel for €62 per person with a glass of prosecco. This atmospheric Peruvian restaurant is surrounded by priceless music memorabilia from artists such as David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, with menus on the night to match the loving mood and the restaurant’s vibrant interior. Alternatively if you want stay the night, their “You’ve Got The Love” overnight valentines package includes a stylish superior king bedroom in the Hard Rock Hotel with breakfast, dinner in Zampas and a his & her cocktail included for only €299 per couple (available 12th – 15th Feb).
Location: Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
The Iveagh Garden Hotel on Dublin’s popular Harcourt Street makes the perfect date spot. If you want to do something a little different this year for Valentine’s Day why not treat your loved one to Afternoon Tea at the Iveagh Garden Hotel which includes an assortment of freshly baked scones, sandwiches and signature deserts as well a selection of teas. This is priced from €42pp or upgrade to include a glass of prosecco from €50pp. Available Friday – Sunday (12.30pm – 3.45pm).
Location: Dawson Street, Dublin in 2
Can’t make it to Paris this year?… Well then, why not bring the seductive vibes of the Parisian streets to you and celebrate Valentine’s Day at ever alluring Cafe En Seine on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. This sprawling, exquisitely designed high-end cocktail bar and restaurant is the perfect romantic setting to woo a loved one this February. Their Valentine’s dinner package is €55pp, please see below for the menu.
Location: Dundrum, Dublin 14
The team at PYE Dundrum are fast becoming known for their love and inclusion of our beloved pets (dogs), so much so that they regularly host dog-friendly events. This Valentine’s Day is no different with their first ever hilariously cute annual “Doggy Valentine’s Ball”. Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite and includes a 3-course dinner for humans, with lots of treats for the doggo, priced at €80 per couple. Perfect for doggy owners or first dates to help break the ice, we are loving this valentine’s idea!
Valentines Doggy Ball Tickets (Eventbrite)
Location: Leeson Street, Dublin 2
House’s uber-stylish bar located on Leeson Street is a firm favourite as a date night spot in Dublin and makes for a great valentine’s soirée. This popular hotspot underwent extensive renovations in 2021 to later reveal a brand new stunning look which includes their opulent Miami-inspired indoor outdoor garden. Whether it’s food or cocktails you’re after, this is sure to be popular choice for loved up couples this year.
Location: Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
The Odeon on Harcourt Street offers the perfect ambience for loved up couples looking for a relaxed and romantic evening in a spacious and inviting setting. They have a fantastic Valentine’s special with a three course meal including a glass of prosecco from only €39.95pp (menu attached below). This is great value and is in high demand so book early to avoid disappointment.
Location: Wexford Street, Dublin 2
This year loved up couples can enjoy a three course menu from €50pp in Opium’s sumptuous ground floor Thai restaurant (menu attached below). With bespoke Valentine’s Day cocktails on offer such as The Pink Lady this valentine’s date night spot provides the perfect setting for a romantic meal and afterwards why not enjoy some drinks Opium’s stunning garden room.
Location: South William Street, Dublin 2
If you are looking for a laid-back but lively night out for valentine’s, that’s exactly what you will find at Dakota on South William Street, Dublin 2. One of the most established late bars and eateries on South William Street, this spacious and stylish bar is always a winner for any occasion. Food is served daily here with set menu available upon request.
Location: Castleknock, Dublin 15
Luttrellstown Castle is beautiful five-star hotel, located not too far from Dublin City Centre in Castleknock, Dublin 15. Set over 567-acres, the 15th Century Castle was the wedding venue of David & Victoria Beckham in 1999. If you want to live it up like the Beckhams, Luttrellstown Castle have a special ‘Romantic Cites of The World’ Valentine’s Afternoon Tea package available (inspired by the city of Rome and where Saint Valentine was born) priced from €60pp over two sittings; either 1pm or 4pm on the 10th, 11th and 12th February. Book early to avoid disappoint as availability is very limited.
Location: Dawson Street, Dublin 2
The world-famous Ivy franchise opened its first Irish restaurant in 2018 and since then has remained as one of Dublin’s most popular eateries. Located on Dawson Street, The Ivy serve up the best modern dishes and brasserie classics, ensuring there is something delectable for all diners to choose from. The unique, extravagant surroundings are perfect if you’re looking for a romantic valentines day spot to impress your date.
Location: North Dock, Dublin 1
‘Couples who throw together, stay together’… that’s the motto of the Axe Club’s unique Valentine’s Day experience. Located at North Dock, Dublin 1, this ultra unique Valentine’s date idea could be the perfect activity to send sparks flying this year. Couples go head-to-head to become champion axe throwers on the night with a prize for the winning couple. There’s also free pizza during your booking to keep you both well fuelled. This experience is priced at €70 per couple however there is only very limited availability over two sessions starting at 5.15pm and 7pm on the 14th February.
Location: Ranelagh, Dublin 6
The Devlin Hotel in leafy Ranelagh, Dublin 6 has the ultimate valentines day experience, with their recently launched ‘Cocktails ‘N’ Cupid’ overnight valentine’s package. Start off the night with your date with an award-winning cocktail at Americana, followed by three course dinner for two at Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant and a bottle of prosecco & chocolate to the room. All under one roof! Also enjoy a lazy breakfast in Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant before checking out the next morning. Priced from €177pp (subject to availability).
Valentine’s Overnight Package (Package located under ‘Offer’s)
Location: Point Square, Dublin 1
What could be a more romantic location than the home of the ever popular ‘First Dates Ireland’ TV show restaurant in The Gibson Hotel at Point Square, Dublin 1. The hotel’s ‘Groovy Kind of Love’ package is available for booking and includes an overnight stay in a superior room, full Irish breakfast and a cocktail upon arrival from only €181 per room. Be sure to book in to ‘The Coda’ restaurant also to get the TV show experience first hand. This valentines package is subject to availability up to 19th February 2023.
Location: Camden Street, Dublin 2
‘Spice’ up your date night at Pickle, an award winning Indian restaurant on Camden Street, Dublin 2 and has become one of the most popular eateries in Dublin. Their Michelin-star chef, has continuously delivered the highest quality of food since their opening in 2016. If you are a fan of Indian cuisine, we highly recommend a visit here, with no better opportunity than Valentine’s Day to spoil your date.
Location: Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
The Morgan Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Temple Bar, giving romantic couples the perfect opportunity to enjoy make a night of it in Dublin City and enjoy the many tourist attractions within walking distance of The Morgan. Enjoy this valentine’s package which includes a 3 course meal in their stunning in-house 10 Fleet Street Restaurant followed by an overnight stay with breakfast from €219 per couple.
Location: Swords, North Co. Dublin
Betsy Bar is a popular award-winning venue located on Dublin’s Northside; from live music, to extensive food menu and mouth-watering cocktails, they cater for all! They have a fantastic deal available which includes, 3-course Valentine’s dinner with cocktail on arrival from only €45 per person.
Location: Dame Street, Dublin 2
J.T. Pimm’s intimate bar is a hidden gem within the popular Dame Lane district and makes for a great night out. It’s an ideal spot for that special Valentine’s date (particularly if it’s a first date) as you can enjoy the relaxed vibes without feeling too formal. Food is served daily.
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Wishing you all a loved up and happy Valentine’s Day, thanks for reading 🙂
This article was updated on 29th January 2023