1. BROWSE FINE ART AT THE HUGH LANE GALLERY
Take in some fine art at the Hugh Lane Gallery, which includes masterpieces by Renoir and Manet among its collection as well as impressive temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
And what better way to continue your evening than with dinner in one of Dublin's favourites, the renowned Chapter One, located just a stone’s throw from the gallery on Parnell Square? You’ll find the menu here speaks for itself with the freshest produce, impeccably presented dishes, followed by a choice of sumptuous desserts.
2. ENJOY THE ROMANCE OF A SUNSET IN HOWTH
Take in a breath of fresh air with a walk around the hill of Howth. There are trails suitable for all abilities, from pleasant leisurely strolls to more strenuous hikes. Make sure to bring the camera along as the views from the clifftop are some of the most breath-taking in Ireland.
Once the sun goes down, reward your efforts with a magnificent meal in the King Sitric, located conveniently in the picturesque Howth Village, again with beautiful views of the Irish Sea, where you can enjoy the freshest seafood and perhaps a well-deserved glass of wine.
3. DINE IN STYLE AT L'ECRIVAIN
Dine in style on a delicious three-course seasonal menu at L’Ecrivain, a chic Michelin star restaurant in the heart of the city centre. Feast on delicacies such as Wicklow sika deer or roast pheasant before selecting from their choice of tempting desserts.
To round of your evening of indulgence, sip on their heavenly Lemon Meringue Cocktail. Topped with actual meringue, it’s the perfect conclusion to a stylish night dining in Dublin.
4. COSY UP OVER A COCKTAIL AT NO. 23 COCKTAIL BAR AT THE MERRION
The secluded, intimate No 23 cocktail bar at The Merrion has the feel of a private club, offering the ideal surroundings for guests to enjoy a signature cocktail, a flute of champagne, or a glass of wine from L'Abeille de Fieuzal, their chairman's own vineyard in Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux.
Hung with exceptional works of art from The Merrion’s private collection, No. 23 offers delicious canapés, a special whiskey tasting selection, and the very best of warm Irish hospitality.
5. SERENADE YOUR OTHER HALF WITH A SHOW AT THE NCH
Make your date night one to remember by inducing culture into your evening at the National Concert Hall.
Sitting proudly on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin’s city centre, the National Concert Hall is home to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, Irish Baroque Orchestra, Music Network and Music Generation. Visitors are inspired by the world class performances on their stages.
6. Make Michelin star memories
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is Ireland's top restaurant, holder of two Michelin stars as well as virtually all the top national and international awards. It is situated in an 18th century Georgian Townhouse adjoining the Merrion Hotel.
For a real treat, why not try the 8-course tasting menu to surprise and excite your partner and your palate.
7. Stay overnight at The Wilder Townhouse and cosy up in The Gin and Tea Rooms.
The Wilder's cosy Gin and Tea Rooms serves a large selection of bespoke craft Gin from across Ireland.
The bar features an original mosaic tiled floor and early-deco 1920s design. French glass lights, a walnut bar with a marble top, sofas, and original art decorates the space. A perfect spot to enjoy a refreshing afternoon tea/coffee or an evenung beverage.