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With a jaw-dropping view over Dublin Bay, this has to be one of the most romantic dining spots in the region. Service is excellent—attentive without being overbearing—and the seafood is delicious and fresh-as-can-be. You can start with a half dozen oysters from Carlingford Lough, before moving on to John Dory fillet with sweet potato and celeriac puree, or try the seabass in a Chinese-style dressing. There’s also a small range of tasty meat options for those who aren’t wowed by the bounty of the sea. Howth is a small commuter suburb of Dublin, about 16km (10 miles) northeast of the city center. The restaurant is about a 10-minute walk from the Howth DART station, while a cab out here from the city should run you about €30. Definitely worth the splurge.