There's no doubt about it, February 14th is the most special night of the year for most couples. The pressure's on to find the most romantic restaurants in Dublin to woo your loved one, but the good news is you won't be short of choices – from American to Italian and everything in between, you're not short of choices. When dining in the comfort of your own home, it's not where you go but what's on the menu – so we've not only sought out Dublin's romantic hotspots, we've made menu suggestions that are sure to win the heart of the person of your dreams. All that's left for you to do is order in the red roses and prepare all those sweet nothings you'll be whispering into your partner's ear.
1. Braised Irish Beef and Guinness Pie - The Girl and the Goose
Where better to start our quest for romance than at The Girl and the Goose? And what better way to melt a heart than by serving up the most tender Irish beef marinated in Ireland's most famous stout and encased in a light and crispy puff pastry. This is classic, traditional food and its posh peak. Add potato, broccoli and cheese and we'd call it perfection.
2. Premium Irish Seafood Platter - Cavern Wine Bar
Another way to perfectly mark the occasion would be a sharing dish and it doesn't get much more opulent than the Premium Irish Seafood Platter. It's a big favourite at the Cavern Wine Bar and when you see the line up of ingredients it's obvious why. There are mussels, smoked salmon, mackerel pate, Dingle potted crab and, to cap it all, two Galway bay oysters. These guys have romance down to a tee.
3. Plain Love Chicken Tenders - Token
The name of the dish says it all in this amazing offering and as Dublin's Restaurant of The Year for 2017, you know you're getting only the best from Token. They take their ever-so-tender strips of chicken breast and marinate them in creamy buttermilk before serving them plain and simple with a side order of ketchup for dipping.
4. Lobster and Crab Ravioli - Bar Italia
With its full menu title of "Gran Ravioli Ripieni Di Aragosta e Granchio in Crema di Gamberoni e Brandy", this dish wouldn't look out of place at the grandest Italian dinner party – and the way it's prepared by Bar Italia is nothing short of sublime. The rich seafood and even richer cream and brandy sauce make a show-stopping combination.
5. Ferrero Rocher Ice Cream Cake - Café Bliss
To round everything off perfectly, Café Bliss really are spoiling us with this dessert that's made for sharing – in other words, it's the ideal dish to round off the perfect date. This hazelnut praline ice cream cake is finished with crumbled Ferrero Rocher pieces and drizzled with Belgian chocolate to create an experience of sheer indulgence.
Have an indulgent and intimate night in for two this Valentine's Day – let Deliveroo be your food Cupid.