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Stirling’s Most Romantic Restaurants 

Are you looking for a perfect dinner date location in Stirling? Let us help you with ideas. Stirling has at least 5 restaurants that guarantee a romantic evening and we’ve listed them all here.

We also want to note that all of these could easily make the list of the Best Stirling’s restaurants, so you really are getting the best of Stirling’s hospitality here.

Starting off with the Italian restaurants.

Italia Nostra

Italia Nostra is an Italian restaurant that will truly transport you and your senses to any of your favourite locations in Italy. This beautiful ambient establishment is a family-run business that has been operating in Stirling since 1990. With over 30 years of experience, this romantic Italian restaurant brings an elevated dining experience to Stirling.  

Using quality ingredients, the meals are made fresh to order ensuring a quality dining experience. Enjoy pizza, pasta, seafood, chicken, veal, and so much more.  Don’t forget to leave room for the homemade tiramisu or a few scoops of gelato.

Interior of Italia Nostra Italian restaurant in Stirling

Italia Nostra is available for booking Tuesdays-Sundays by calling 01786473208. The restaurant is conveniently located a short distance from the Stirling train station at 25 Baker St, Stirling FK8 1BJ. 

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia is a small intimate restaurant that will transport you to a small seaside town in Italy. The owner, Saverio, who you will undoubtedly meet if you visit, called the restaurant after his mom and makes one of the best homemade pasta you will tast in Stirling.

The restaurant has received numerous accolades. Most recently it’s been named Central Scotland Restaurant of the Year in in The Scottish Hospitality Awards. 

Mamma Mia prides itself on authentic homestyle cooking that speaks to the heart.

Their menu includes artisan pizzas, fresh seafood and homemade pasta with a beautiful bottle of an Italian wine.

Find Mamma Mia at 52 Spittal St, Stirling FK8 1DU.

Reserve your table using Mamma Mia’s online booking services. 

An Dárna

What better way to spend a romantic evening in Stirling than trying out a new restaurant. An Dárna is Stirling’s first and only tasting restaurant offering 5 courses with 3 options each. They’ve been carefully selected and you can rest assured that anyone with dietary requirements will have something to choose from.

You can also opt-in for wine pairing with your meal and let us tell you, they match heavenly. The taster menu begins at £35 per person with drink pairing for an additional £25 per person. The current menu can be found on both An Dárna’s Facebook and An Dárna’s Instagram. 

The restaurant’s menu changes every 5 weeks, so that’s your dinner dates sorted.

We’ve also written a story about AnDarna on our page, if you’d like to learn more and look at more photos of their food.

Book by direct messaging either social media accounts, phoning 01786 497180, or emailing 

Brea Scottish Restaurant

Brea is often cited as the absolute best Stirling restaurant. Their meals prepared by their Rosette trained chef using only the best of Scottish ingredients are fabulous.

grilled goat's cheese starter at Brea Scottish restaurant in Stirling

Their interior has recently been refurbished and offers a great dimmed but warm atmosphere.

Be sure to book Brea in advance, they are usually fully booked in the evening but you may be able to get a walk-in table for lunch.

Hotel Colessio's Restaurant

A hidden gem of a restaurant for people looking for a venue for their romantic evening. The restaurant at the boutique Hotel Colessio has a modern chic design and its staff deliver an unobtrusive service in a comfortable atmosphere.

The dining room has a number of large comfortable booths where you can enjoy each other’s presence in privacy. After your dinner you can move over to their bar area and enjoy a few of their perfectly mixed cocktails or you can even book a room.


Fletcher’s need no introduction. They ar a family owned modern restaurant with great food & an excellent bar. A popular dinner date location for many.

Green Gates

A local favourite Indian restaurant, Green Gates, presents customers with a relaxed and warm atmosphere that will leave their taste buds falling in love. The ‘Home Style’ cuisine is rich in flavour with vibrant aromatics. If you’re a couple that likes to spice things up, then you should include Green Gates on your list.

Reserve a table with Green Gate’s online booking services and enjoy your evening at 2 Queen St, Stirling FK8 1HN. 


Nestled at the base of Stirling Castle Hill, Hermanns allows patrons to lounge and dream of the romantic past of Stirling.

With a pleasant mixture of Austrian and Scottish cuisine, the dishes at Hermann’s will leave you wanting more. The restaurant’s interior could only be described as classic.

To book, either email: or call 01786 450632. There is a £10 per-person non-refundable deposit for your booking. 

Friars Wynd Hotel and Restaurant

Stirling boasts some beautiful architecture, and Friars Wynd Hotel and Restaurant is no exception. This renovated Victorian house encapsulates the romantic awe of a perfect Valentine’s Day.

Friars Wynd restaurant is one of those that not many people know about unless they stay in the hotel. The interior might not look like much but you can find yourself a little corner and the food is fenomenal.

This place is a true little hidden gem, so don’t be discouraged if you’ve never heard of them.

Book at or phone 01786473390. 

Share your experience

We hope you enjoy your evening in Stirling. Make sure to tag any of the restaurants you visit to help share the love. Keep an eye out for a list of ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts.  

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