Stay Local this Valentine's Day!

08 Feb 2018

After a month of pinching-pennies and zero excuses to celebrate, here at, we’re delighted that February has finally arrived (although it has started off a bit cold…) The great thing about February this year is that there’s not one but two great reasons to celebrate. The first being one of our personal favourites; Pancake Tuesday which takes place Tuesday 13th February and of course, Valentines Day!

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, or you just want to (or have to!) mark the occasion in some way, why not stay local and treat your guy or gal or pal to an evening out right here in Clontarf. Check out a list of local spots below perfect for wining and dining on the 14th!

Olive’s Room

The always lovely Olive’s Room at the Red Stables will host their now annual ‘Not a Romantic Fork Supper’. The four-course supper costs €27 pp and is focused on locally grown seasonal produce. The event, which as the name suggest is not romance oriented, kicks off at 7.30 pm. To book your tickets email 

They’re also open during the day on Valentine’s Day, which is a perfect excuse to treat yourself to one of their hot chocolates in our opinion!


Moloughney’s, on Vernon Avenue, will be welcoming all diners with a complimentary glass of Prosecco (when enjoying the full dinner experience of 2 - 3 courses). There will also be a selection of seasonal specials on the night! 

For bookings contact 01 833 0002 or email

Yang’s Chinese

Yang’s, Clontarf’s only Chinese restaurant, has an exciting week next week. Not only will they celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14th where they will offer their Special Set Menu for 29.90 pp, but they will also celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday 16th February!

For bookings contact 01 833 4400

Bay Restaurant

What’s more romantic than being serenaded by the sea? Bay on the Clontarf Road will be turning up the romance on Valentine’s Day with live acoustic guitar from 7 pm to 10 pm. They will also be offering their A la Carte menu and Chef Specials so there’s sure to be something to please everyone, plus they have a wide range of delicious healthy dishes to choose from too if you don’t want to be too indulgent! Early bird menu is also available until 6.30 pm.  

To book call 01 853 2406


Fishbone, Bay’s sister restaurant, which prides itself on serving only the best, fresh and local seafood will also have live saxophone on Valentine’s night from 7 pm - 10 pm. While their A la Carte Menu will be available all night, they also have a special Valentine’s Menu for €45 pp. Starting off your romantic meal with oysters and prosecco and ending it with a signature cocktail? Sounds pretty good to us! Fishbone will also be offering their Early Bird menu until 6.30 pm. 

Call 01 536 9066 for bookings. 

Fahrenheit Grill

Fancy wooing your Valentines by treating them to an evening in a 12th Century castle? Clontarf Castle Fahrenheit Grill is open from 5.30 pm for dinner and will be offering their “Head over Heels” Valentine’s Experience, which includes a stylish four-course meal and a glass of prosecco. Bookings can be made by contacting 01 8534363.


If you fancy ‘spicing’ things up this Valentine’s day, Kinara has you covered! Treat your other half to some exotic food and fantastic views of Dublin Bay - and finish up with a cocktail at the bar (the Toblerone is delicious!).

For bookings contact 01 833 6759. 

And remember, the evening doesn’t need to end here, there’s always the option of a nightcap in one of the many watering holes here in Clontarf such as Graingers Pebble Beach, who are offering your second drink free if you show a receipt from any Clontarf Restaurant, Harry Byrnes, the Sheds and the Yacht!

If you’re not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, the fact that it falls on a Wednesday is a good enough excuse to have a mid-week treat: Block Burger, Kanoodle and La Costa are all great options that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own coach!

Enjoy the celebrations, folks!

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