We are more than halfway through January and before you know it, Valentine’s Day will be upon us! For all the romantics out there, it’s a chance to spoil that special someone in your life. What could be better than spending some time relaxing over a lovely meal in a nice restaurant together. In our opinion, the best place to spend Valentines is in Cavan- immersing yourself in our beautiful landscape and experiencing the best produce that Ireland has to offer. Many of our restaurants and hotels are part of the Cavan Food Network and are proud to showcase and serve local food and drinks to their guests. Here is a list of our perfect dinner dates this Valentines- Created in Cavan.

The Breffni Arms Hotel

Check in for the night and really spoil yourself this Valentines. The Breffni Arms Hotel has 12 superbly appointed guest bedrooms that are perfect for a romantic break. The Hotel restaurant offers an outstanding menu featuring the best modern European cuisine, using the finest local produce, complimented by fine wines. You can book direct on their website here.

Cabra Castle Hotel

Renowned for its history, idyllic location, exquisite food and superb range of accommodation, Cabra Castle is one of the leading luxury castle hotels in Ireland. You need to be quick to get reservations here for Valentines as this beautiful destination gets booked up well in advance! If you don’t get the reservation you want- try their afternoon tea. You will find more details here on their website.

MacNean House and Restaurant

You may have to book Valentines 2023 to get a reservation here, but you can sign up to their cancellation list in case a table becomes available. Valentines at McNean House is where lifelong memories will be made. Nevin Maguire and his team offer menus inspired by the local landscape in Cavan. Spend the night for the ultimate Valentines breakaway!

Murphs Gastropub at the Derrygarra Inn

You won’t get a more romantic setting than Murphs Gastropub in Butlersbridge. This multi-award-winning restaurant is operated by Chef and Proprietor Fergus Murphy who has worked in some of the best kitchens and with some of the best chefs in the world. They serve locally sourced quality Irish food with a selection of wines at an affordable cost.

Oak Room Restaurant

Oak Room Restaurant’s style of cuisine is modern Irish, and the restaurant prides itself on using fresh produce in season; most of which is sourced locally. The restaurant, based in Cavan Town, has a stylish modern interior with a relaxed atmosphere. This is the perfect date night destination to impress that special someone! You can book online on their website here and YES they are open for Valentines night!

The Anglers Rest

If you are thinking of visiting the beautiful Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark this Valentines then have a look at the Anglers Rest in Ballyconnel as you perfect base and somewhere to enjoy a romantic meal. The team here are passionate about their food and use as many local suppliers as possible on all of their menus.

The Keepers Arms

Another amazing local venue to spend a romantic night in is the Keepers arms in Bawnboy- also located in the Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark. As well as providing top class accommodation for your Valentines break away- Sheila and Bryan also offer delicious menus all produced using locally sourced produce. Sheila also produces her own salad dressing, fruit loaf and more. This will truly be a local experience for Valentines!

If you are looking for the perfect foodie gift for that special someone this Valentines, then why not consider a romantic taste of Cavan. Have a look at our blog on sweet treats Created in Cavan.

Alan D Wolfelt once said “Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate”. And we totally agree! Be sure to book your Valentines Dinner date in Cavan in plenty of time to avoid disappointment!

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