If you need to pull out the big guns with your choice of Valentine’s Day destination this year, some of the most luxurious spots in the country have designed experiences to remember for all the right reasons.
Whether it is a romantic night away or a delectable dinner á deux, choosing any of the following will rack up major brownie points for you and ensure your V-Day celebrations are far from run of the mill.
If you have earmarked this Valentine’s as the day you put a ring on it, the uber stylish Marker Hotel has you sorted! The stunning Rooftop Bar and Terrace is the ultimate spot to get down on one knee! And to help, The Marker has introduced a Proposal Package to ensure you make it a night to remember. Enjoy exclusive access to The Marker Rooftop Bar & Terrace for you and your loved one for an hour, surrounded by candles to set the mood and a bottle of Champagne for €250 per couple.
If you’re staying to celebrate, The Marker Hotel’s overnight packages (starting from €249) can be upgraded with a rose-petal turndown, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of Champagne for €120.
There is also a Gourmet Lovers dining experience to set your tastebuds alight from 7pm on February 14th in the award-winning Brasserie, with exclusive access to the most romantic views in Dublin on our stunning Rooftop Bar & Terrace.
Enjoy a “Roses are Red” welcome cocktail on the rooftop before a spectacular five course tasting menu for €75 per person or €120 per person with wine pairings. Diners will also be treated to a performance by pianist Scott Newman before enjoying exclusive access to the Rooftop Bar to end the evening in style.
Feel like being treated like royalty? Dromoland Castle just happens to be offering a luxury romance package that you might want to start dropping major hints about. Their special romance package for Valentines Day is available from €370.00 per person sharing, including 2 nights luxury accommodations, breakfast each morning, and Mrs Whites Afternoon Tea once during your stay.
There will also be a bottle of champagne and chocolate in your room upon arrival and your choice of one of the following estate activities per person; Falconry; Pony & Trap Ride on the estate, 18 holes of Golf; or 50-minute Spa Treatment.
This Valentine’s day, give your beloved the five star experience they deserve at boutique 5 star hotel Dylan in leafy Ballsbridge.
Illuminated by candlelight, enjoy exquisite fine dining at Tavern Restaurant and delight the senses with an indulgent six-course tasting menu, created by Head Chef Mark Bodie. Afterwards, relax in the Dylan bar with a carefully crafted selection of cocktails or toast to your sweetheart with a glass of bubbles.
Guests can then retire to one of the uniquely designed rooms to relax and unwind in complete comfort. To complete this perfect romantic stay, wake from your loved-up slumber to a delicious breakfast and reminisce about your very own love story created at Dylan before departing. The Dylan Valentine’s Package starts from €299.
If you’re still undecided on how to celebrate this Valentine’s Day, then the 5 star g Hotel & Spa has just the thing as they are serving up a delicious ‘Love Afternoon Tea’ for the entire month of February with a chilled glass of Prosecco or refreshing Galway Gin & Tonic for €62 per couple.
If you want something a little spicier, Restaurant gigi’s will be serving a very special Aphrodisiac menu. Indulge your tastebuds with five courses of mouth-watering dishes brimmiing with aphrodisiacs sure to set your hearts on fire. The menu is laid out as His and Her’s based on the aphrodisiacs used which are purported to affect men or women both scientifical and mythical…so you are sure to enjoy!
Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Menu is €59 per person for five courses including tea/coffee.
One of Dublin’s premier luxury hotels, The Conrad is located in the heart of the city and is always a treat. Book in for V-Day and indulge in the romantic in-room treats specially designed for you by talented Pastry Chef, Brizaida Hernandez.
That evening, spoil your loved one with a romantic dinner in the warm and stylish surroundings of the Coburg and let Chef Marcin Kolnierzak woo you both with the perfect menu for a delicious date night. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast spread the next morning in the Coburg to round out a stay to remember, with prices for this “Romance in Dublin” package starting from €414.
Wineport Lodge is an enchanting bolthole, set on the shimmering shore of Lough Ree, offering a luxurious retreat from the stresses of everyday life, allowing you and your beloved the time and space to reconnect in a meaningful way.
Instantly romantic, the this lakeside haven is offering a “Love is…” package, which includes a bottle of prosecco on ice and chocolate truffles in your room on your arrival, as well as dinner that evening and breakfast in bed the next morning. Prices begin from €356 per room
Whatever way you fancy unwinding, Wineport Lodge has you covered. Hot-tub? Check. Reading by a cosy fire? Standard. Mind-melting massage? Do you even have to ask? Your other half is sure to be swept off their feet with this escape.
The Woodlock Brasserie in Citywest Hotel will offer a 3 Course Menu which is served with a Glass of Prosecco to toast the occasion. Romantic cocktails designed for V-Day will be available throughout the night and the special menu will be on offer from Friday 9th of February through to Saturday 17th of February from €42.00 per person.
If you happen to be in beautiful Killarney for the V-Day festivities, Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder is making an offer you can refuse – a three course dinner for €25 per person plus two for one cocktails all night! Sounds like a perfect love potion to us!
If you’re wooing your beloved in the Marble City, Taste Restaurant at Hotel Kilkenny is offering a a four course dinner menu with a cocktail or G&T for €40 per person.
Located in the heart of the city on Harcourt Street, 1900 is offering a heart-warming five course Valentines Menu for €55 per person. Expect classics like Confit Barbary Duck Leg, Papillote of Lemon Sole and of course, something to tickle your sweetheart’s sweet tooth, like Eton Mess or a trio of chocolate temptations.
Mulligan & Haines, one of the newest venues in Dublin’s burgeoning bar scene, is serving up the perfect excuse to spoil your other half twice this Valentine’s Day by giving you a voucher back for half of your total food bill on the night. On February 14th they are offering a tempting 3 course meal for just €70 per couple.
To get you in the mood, the Ulysses inspired bar is serving an array of starters including Smoked Duck Carpaccio, delectable mains such as 24 Hour Braised Beef Featherblade and sweet Churro Hearts to finish. Couples will also receive a glass of wine or beer each as part of the deal and the Valentine’s Day package is available from February 12th – 15th.
GFP is offering a delicious 5 course tasting menu sure to impress your SVS, in their restaurants in Santry, Malahide, Swords and Dun Laoghaire from 5pm on Wednesday 14th February. There will be live music in all of the venues to set the tone for a relaxed Valentines evening with fantastic food and none of the fuss.
South William Street’s Eden Bar and Grill is the perfect place to kick off a Valentine’s evening on the town, and their popular Early Bird Menu is available all evening on February 14th, with 2 courses for €22.50 or 3 for €27.50. To seal the deal, loved up diners will also receive a Love Potion cocktail each.
If you’re heading west with your beloved, The Draft House gastropub has turned a mid-week Valentine’s Day into a four-day Festival of Love. A special Valentine’s Menu will be offered from Wednesday 14th until Sunday 18th February, for €35 per person.
Head Chef Lee Mastin has pulled out all the stops for The Draft House Valentine’s Menu which comes with a complimentary cocktail. Roast Pheasant and Slow Braised Beef Cheeks compete for attention with Quail Eggs and Sea Bass. As you’d expect from a Bord Bia ‘Just Ask’ winner, provenance is important; producers are name checked and the fish is sustainable.