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Dining out in Northern Ireland this Valentine's Day

Table for Two!

The way to someone's heart is through their stomach, so the saying goes! It's lucky then that there are great food ideas in Northern Ireland.

Candle-lit Dinner for Two

What better time to head out for a romantic meal, than on Valentine's Day, when restaurants in Northern Ireland pull out the stops to create a romantic atmosphere on Valentine's night.

Northern Ireland has many award-winning restaurants combining the skill of top chefs and the quality of our local produce to offer a truly memorable experience. From sea-front restaurants along the Causeway Coastal Route to seafood bars at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, contemporary city restaurants in Belfast and the Derry~Londonderry to hearty pub grub in the beautiful rural spots.

All major restaurants around Northern Ireland will be pulling out all the stops to create a romantic atmosphere on Valentine’s night! So make a booking and gaze at your loved one across a candlelit table!

Click on our Eating Out guide for restaurant details.

DIY Dining

Want an alternative to an evening out? Prefer to cook up a storm in the kitchen at home?  

Then try your hand at our special Valentine’s menu

With the most amazing local produce available all over Northern Ireland, you won't have any problems cooking a delicious meal for your better half - and think how stunned they will be at the effort you made! 

Cookery Lessons for Two

Get the practice in and enjoy a culinary course for two at one of our excellent cookery schools.  See here for a venue near you.

Farmers' markets and farm shops are available throughout Northern Ireland and where better to shop for your Valentine's Day ingredients - you'll find everything you need to create a romantic menu. Try McKee's Coffee and Farm Shop, located in the Holywood Hills that CS Lewis loved so much as a boy. You'll find fresh local produce and a great coffee when you need to take the weight off your feet! 

There's also Pheasant's Hill Farm in Downpatrick where you'll find a great selection of rare breed speciality meats - perfect for a special Valentine's Day feast! Culdrum Organic Farm, Coleraine and Ballylagan Organic Farm in Ballyclare are also suppliers of fresh organic fruit and vegetables. There are farmers' markets in every county including the Causeway Speciality Market in Coleraine and the Tyrone Farmers' Market in Dungannon

For extra special treats, try Tickety Moo Ice Cream from Fermanagh, Finnebrogue Venison from Downpatrick or Ballyblue Irish Soft Blue Cheese from Fivemiletown Creamery. Don't forget to buy local Cuan Oysters from your fishmonger too!

Why not try one or two uniquely Northern Irish beverages too! Chocolate has some definite aphrodisiac qualities, so why not try Molly's Yard Chocolate Stout from Lisburn's Hilden Brewery to test the theory, or a wee nip of Bushmills Whiskey

Click on our Eating In guide for details of the freshest local produce.

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