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So, it was over a week ago that we got in touch with all the fine eateries around these here parts to find out what they might have in store for Valentine’s Day.

Naturally, only half of the feckers have managed to get their act together over the last seven days.

So, for now, here’s what we know is going down for the town’s big love-in, with goodies galore for not only those annoying, happy loving couples but for those independent and iron-willed individuals who don’t actually need someone else to remind them that they’re wonderful.

And love can strike at any time, from bright-eyed young toddlers to bushy-tailed old wobblers

Still, remember, this is all about being with someone you lovesomeone you want to hang out with for the night. And that doesn’t have to be one of those life partner thingys. That said, we checked with the restaurants and venues around town, and they were pretty adamantno pets. Even if they are your one true life partner

We’ll be adding more and more options to our Valentine’s guide as the big day approaches. So, you know, don’t forget to come back, y’all!

Cottage Flowers

If you’re thinking of going the classic Valentine route, young Andrew at Cottage Flowers in Killincarrig can put together a unique, tailor-made bouquet that will tell the one you love that, hey, you do actually care.

The cool thing is, a good bunch of flowers will last days and days. So, you only have to nod in their direction to remind your loved one that, yep, you do actually care.

The Whale

Our shiny new theatre has something for everyone over the Valentine’s weekend, including a big night out for lovers, brothers, sisters, muckers, mates, and nutters – some fine Italian cuisine in Bear Paw followed by a big-screen outing for a very fine Martin Scorses movie, Goodfellas, downstairs. Feck, YEAH!

The following night, it’s Two Divas & A Piano, as fallen angels Flo McSweeney and Carmel McCreagh explore the classic love songs of the past 100 years with a little help from that old devil called Fiachra Trench. Are you ready to be heartbroken…?

The Horse & Hound

Yep, the Horse are getting all smoochy for Valentine’s, with not only the obligatory free glass of prosecco on the big night, but also a rose for the ladies – or the lads. Your choice, baby. Or buddy. Either way, The Bellevue Restaurant will make your night special.

Camile

Just for this coming weekend, we’re introducing Camile’s much-loved Red Curry to Greystones. For those looking for a hot date. There’s also a €69 special – fittingly enough – which gets you 2 starters, 2 mains, Valentine’s brownie and a bottle of prosecco!

La Crêperie Pierre Grise

Grab a savoury galette, and get your dessert at half-price!

FourFront Games Escape Rooms

Book your Valentine’s date at FourFront Games Escape Rooms and get locked in a room for an hour with your beloved. Hey, it’s cheaper than a hotel. Book your tight spot right about here. It could be your last chance to dance with this little devil.

Pretty Woman

Lots of new fashions to delight the woman in your life, says Anne, including a whole new range of labels to mark the move to their new premises (beside The Happy Pear), as well as Fabulous Freddy jeans and funky jewellery, to add those finishing touches. And we’re all partial to finishing touches. Especially on Valentine’s.

The Beach House

Pints. And shandy for the ladies.

Dann’s

Ditto. Oh, and Mr. Loverman himself, Leo O’Kelly.

Mrs Robinson

Ditto. And probably some kind of wacky cocktail.

Mooch

The perfect place to end any fine date, Mooch are holding a Valentine’s Day competition over on their Instagram page, where you can win two great big frozen yogurt treats on the big day as well as a voucher for your next visit. Yowsa! Free YUM!

The Hot Spot

Nah, we’re not open.

Buoys Kitchen

We’re going slightly love crazy at Buoys Kitchen, with our own heart-melting, head-spinning Love Cocktail, and, all day long, two very special Valentine’s fish creations for our main courses.

All will be revealed. If you drink enough Love Cocktails.

Daata

We’ll be lighting all the candles and Nag Champa we can find, dimming the lights, and letting all that love just flow. And the best way to your loved one’s heart…?

Through their tummy, of course, and we have a yummy menu lined up, our special Valentine’s Night three-course menu also coming with a choice of our traditional Pakistani dessert Gulaab Jamun (served with vanilla ice cream, pistachio & coconut) or, for the naughty, A Bit Of Love cocktail, comprising of Tanqueray gin, lychee liqeur, fresh lemon & raspberry. For two lovebirds, the entire Valentine’s Night special is just €80. You can check out the full menu right about here.

The Three Q’s

The usual.

Aunty Nellie’s Sweet Shop

The real way to your lover’s heart is through chocolate! We have a selection of luxury Belgian chocolates to choose from, sweet Valentine’s hampers, and the best kind of roses – one’s you don’t have to water.

Just eat ’em!

The Happy Pear

Love is dead.

Las Tapas

A single rose for the ladies

Mooch

You’re doing what, now…?

The Hungry Monk

I’ll just go check with the old man

Chakra

We’re on it. Big time. Three-course meal. Yummy dessert. Award-winning food. How can anyone resist?

You can check out the full menu, and how to book your perfect Valentine’s night feast, right about here.

Café Gray

Just all our usual yummy cakes, delicious lunches, stunning coffees and head-spinning, heart-swooning wines.

Eleven Deli

Hey, everything we have here is made with love. So, perfect for your funny Valentine…

Brunels

For the big night at Brunels, anyone booking a large chacuterie sharing board will find themselves with two free glasses of prosecco on the side. As is now the law on Valentine’s Day. You can book your table on 012878944.

Green Mango

We have a lovers’ special all through February20% off when you order online.

Pluck’s Of Kilmac

Given that Caroline is away – celebrating her birthday in the sun, the lucky feck – Pluck’s are keeping it pure and simple for Valentine’s, with Lisa Kavanagh providing the love songs, and a free glass of prosecco and maybe even a little bit of chocolate for any young lovebirds booking a meal. Yum!

Royal Garden

Give us a minute

The Horse & Hound

We’ve got not one but two big treats on Valentine’s Day, all happening in The Bellevue Restaurant. Join us for a fun romantic meal, and you’ll get not only a free Prosecco but also a rose. Sorted!

Tickets are just €15, and you can book your spot by calling 0861549288 or 0868758744.

Bochelli’s

We’ll get back to you. Probably in early March.

Pigeon House Café

Eh, have we ever replied to any of your emails? Even once…? It’s an Irish thing.

The Bear Paw Deli

Everything we make is infused with love. And, very often, chocolate. So, you know, Bear Paw should be your no.1 spot for Valentine’s Day. Especially with that Goodfellas love-in.

Bak’d At Arthur’s

A Valentine’s Night with a difference, up at beautiful Belmont Demesne, Bak’d At Arthur’s has teamed up with Purple House for a loved-up slap-up meal as a way of raising much-needed funds for the Bray-based cancer charity. Do it.

Joker’s

We’re fully booked, pal.

Sweeney’s Chipper

Get ta feck.

Caffé Delle Stelle

There’s no kissy-kissy here. Ever.

Ah, you can just feel the love. As we said, this is just the first draft. We’ll be adding more goodies in the lead-up to the big day.

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