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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Leinster

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Leinster? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Mimosa Bar de Tapas restaurant
4.9 (1846)
€30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Carlow Town
About the restaurant
Nestled in the cultural quarter in Carlow town - right across the road from our stunning Cathedral -
Mimosa Bar de Tapas provides an escape to a place of Latin Tapas served in a beautiful setting .
We pride ourselves on good food served in a beautiful ambience by friendly & helpful people .
We look forward to welcoming you soon !

ALL BOOKINGS FOR 6-8 please visit www.mimosawinebar.com and click on "Bookings for 6 or more "

Seating will be allocated to you on what's available at that particular time .
Unfortunately we cannot hold particular tables for guests ,to optimise your experience & not to be disappointed please do not request another table on arrival as refusal often upsets leads to frustration at our amazing team.

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
The food was amazing as it always is in this fabulous restaurant.
A photo of Raspberry Restaurant restaurant
4.8 (506)
€31 to €50
About the restaurant
Restaurant . Cocktails . Social .

New modern restaurant with fabulous cocktail lounge. We have an exciting and varied modern Irish menu using the finest local produce where possible, infused with flavor's both traditional, and from around the world.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
As always the food was top notch and plenty of it. Some gorgeous cocktails topped the evening off.
A photo of Brabazon Restaurant restaurant
4.7 (56)
€51 and over
Contemporary European
About the restaurant
Set in the 'Garden Village' at Tankardstown, Brabazon Restaurant has become a true destination for diners and lives long in the memory of all who visit.
Head Chef János Sárközi and his team offer a culinary experience based on seasonality and local produce; some of which is derived from the estates own kitchen garden and polytunnels.
A la carte and Tasting menu for lunch can be enjoyed Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, and for dinner Thursday to Sunday. Afternoon Tea is also served Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.
Guests can dine on the terrace in Summer when the weather permitted, in the intimate surrounds, beside the open fire during the winter months or in the new Morris Suite.
With recent accolades including 2AA Rosettes and RAI’s Best Hotel Restaurant in Meath and Best Chef in Meath, Brabazon Restaurant offers diners a feast for the eyes and the palate.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
Food delicious ambience fabulous staff very attentive
A photo of ELY Wine Store – Maynooth restaurant
4.6 (388)
€30 and under
Wine Bar
About the restaurant
* Best Wine Bar in Ireland (Restaurant Association Of Ireland 2022)

ELY WINE STORE Maynooth is a wine shop that doubles as a wine bar and café with an intimate dining room upstairs where breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch are served. A place where you could buy any of the 400 wines to enjoy there or bring home!

The Wine Store will be an exciting addition to Maynooth’s bustling town centre.
It also has a distinctive design, maintaining some of the original features of the building.

*We are now opening for Monday lunch service 11am - 3pm. This is is currently only bookable over the phone 01-5043709 or just pop in.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
The staff that do the evening dinner shifts are great. Attentive and descriptive with all the dishes, with great knowledge of wines and wine pairings.
A photo of Neighbourhood Naas restaurant
4.5 (326)
€51 and over
About the restaurant
An exciting new restaurant based in the heart of Naas, Co. Kildare. This is, as its name suggests, a neighbourhood restaurant — somewhere to relax and enjoy creative and delicious, flavour-driven, produced by previous Bib Gourmand achieved Head Chef Gareth Naughton and his team, and drinks in an elegantly easy-going setting. We aim to source and produce everything possible, right here in Ireland.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, great wine and great service. All round great experience. Thanks
A photo of The Station House Hotel restaurant
4.4 (78)
€31 to €50
About the restaurant
Established in 1984, the Signal Restaurant has drawn praise from critics, guests and multiple award judges, as well as people from the surrounding area. Its menu focuses on seasonal local Boyne Valley produce and ingredients from other parts of Ireland, cooked with fine dining flair, combined with an extensive wine offering carefully selected by our in-house sommelier.
Top review
Dined on Mar 17, 2024
Always a special place. Beautiful food, gorgeous surroundings and lovely staff.
A photo of Fifty50 Navan restaurant
4.4 (75)
€31 to €50
About the restaurant
Situated in the heart of Navan town, Fifty50 offers a friendly dining experience that won't break the bank. Our scrumptious steaks, spicy satay curry or tantalizing tiger prawn tagliatelle are firm favourites as are our wide variety of pizzas and pasta, not forgetting some mouthwatering desserts & cocktails.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Great & Fast Service - delicious Foot, best Cocktails.
A photo of Sika Restaurant restaurant
4.3 (439)
€51 and over
About the restaurant
With an emphasis on local excellence and seasonality, Sika offers the best of Irish contemporary cooking against a spectacular backdrop of Wicklow's hills and mountains. From the rich bounty of our seas and our fields, from the skilled hands of artisan producers and craft suppliers, Ireland's fresh food credentials are world renowned. Such superb raw materials inspire the best of our chefs. So at Sika you'll find well-loved classic dishes deliciously prepared and executed with a distinctively modern twist.

The space is as appetising as the menu. Situated on the third floor of the Hotel, Sika's dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass windows take full advantage of the breath-taking views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

There is no better place to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain as the weather gets warmer, as Sika Terrace is open for all day dining during the summer months.

Please note that the restaurant is an adult-only area from 8:00pm nightly.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Beautiful food... Lovely atmosphere and attentive friendly staff... would highly recommend the Sika restaurant.
A photo of The Mill Restaurant and Terrace restaurant
4.3 (245)
€51 and over
About the restaurant
Classic Irish cuisine from chef Sean Smith in the Kildare countryside.

Sean’s mouth-watering new menu is as always sourced locally with some ingredients even grown on the very grounds of the Cliff at Lyons Estate. Food lovers will enjoy classics such as Roast Rib of Beef, Cherry Valley Duck Breast and Oven Baked Baby Turbot with sides of seasonal vegetables, mini Seafood platters and of course for something a bit sweet, Whiskey & Orange Ice Cream or Chocolate Fondant with Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

The Mill restaurant is the heart of Cliff at Lyons, with huge double-height ceilings, warm open fire and windows that open up to a terrace beside the mill race and waterfall. Here, you will find a relaxed style of dining where it is easy to enjoy a lunch or dinner with friends or family. The illuminated waterfall provides a unique back drop to this airy and spacious room.

Top review
Dined on Apr 3, 2024
Front of House person was disorganised. We were shown to a waiting table by barman who advised that the hostess would be with us shortly but when she returned she did not approach us and when other guests came in she showed them to their table. Food and table service was very good.
A photo of Balcone Italiano restaurant
3.9 (62)
€30 and under
About the restaurant
The Balcone Italiano Restaurant is located on the mezzanine level of the Bridge House Hotel at the heart of Tullamore and is one of Offaly’s most loved Italian eateries with native Italian chefs it brings a culinary flare to the midlands that hasn’t been seen before. Enjoy a fresh mix of home-made pastas and pizzas which are made daily in house. The restaurant also offers a range of steaks, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Choose from a range of delectable Italian desserts and expertly made coffees.
Top review
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
yummy and quality food and friendly service, thanks
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