The Food of Love: Five Great Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Dublin

Posted 2 months ago in Food & Drink Features

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Forget Paris… Dublin is all about the grá on St Valentine’s Day, with plenty to satiate the taste buds of even the fussiest food lover.

As restaurant kitchens across the city get all loved up, we’ve been checking out the great value set menus and Valentine offerings available in honour of the big day. In some cases, deals and offers extend all the way to the weekend, which is just what you might expect in the city that is home to the final resting place of the relics of the patron saint of love.

Check out our suggestions for some lovin’ spoonfuls below…


Doggy Valentine’s Ball at Pye

Pye Dundrum are once again doing the dog on it for Valentine’s, with their second annual Doggy Valentine’s Ball over on Dublin’s Southside.

The pawsome restaurant offers two special sittings on Valentine’s Day – the first kicks off at 7.30pm and the second at 8.30pm. The special three course dinner for two ‘hoomans’ includes a sharing vegan mezze or antipasti board for two, a choice of classic burger, grilled salmon or Caesar’s Salad, followed by a chocolate brownie for dessert.

It’s pamper time galore at the pet friendly emporium, and there’s an extra special treat in store for furry companions, who get to tuck into a special menu featuring a Barqueterie Board, including a gnawsome Beef Paw Tar Tar and Biscuits, rounded off with a bowl of Scoop’s finest Vanilla Flavoured Doggie Ice Cream. Bow! Wow! Wow!



Valentine Dining at Volpe Nera

There are still a limited number of tables left for Valentine’s week at the award winning Volpe Nera in Blackrock, and thankfully diners don’t have to be romancing to enjoy the delicious, seasonal menu on offer there.

The cosy neighbourhood restaurant is also running a special ‘dish and glass’ offer at the bar throughout the month of February, where they’ll be pairing Michelin winning chef Barry Sun’s delicious Cep Dumplings with a glass of crisp white, selected by sommelier and general manager Darren Darcy.

This winning combination can be enjoyed at the bar counter for €21 – but word to the wise – there are only two seats there, so best book to avoid disappointment. Alternative and non-alcoholic drink pairings are available on request.

Volpe Nera, 22 Newtown Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin


Galentine’s Meal Deal at NoLita

Over at NoLita they’ve proclaimed Saturday February 17th Galentine’s Day, with Bottomless Brunch served from 1pm. Their special brunch deal on the day includes an opportunity to enjoy delicious authentic Italian wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta washed down with a choice of Bottomless Prosecco or Mimosas for an hour and forty-five minutes.

Sing-along and top tunes guaranteed. Booking essential.

NoLita, 64 George’s Street, Dublin 1


Dinner for Two at The Jar Pub

They’re keeping things very simple for Valentines and Galentines at The Jar, where two thirst quenching cocktails and a brace of wood-fired pizzas will set you back a mere €30. Due to popular demand this tasty little deal lasts all week.

T&C’s include advance booking to secure your spot. Get in!

The Jar, Wexford Street, Dublin 2


Valentine’s Offer From Bombay Pantry

Those planning on bringing the magic home this Valentine’s Day can enjoy a nice little bonus compliments of Bombay Pantry. Just pick up a voucher online and spice things up with 15% extra free with a Valentine’s Voucher from the kings and queens of Indian Takeaway.

Words: Martina Murray

Feature Image: Volpe Nera

For other Valentine’s ideas see: Hearts Galore: Romancing the Stone at Nicholas Mosse


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