(last updated: June 18th 2021)
Dining outdoors has become the new norm these days, however much as people would like to continue supporting local businesses - the fine Irish weather is often not the best ally.
Many restaurants have changed with the times and there are countless Dublin spots that have heated outdoor seating.
Here are 26 places to try out if you haven't already.
The Lock Keeper
Located right next to Ashtown train station on the Maynooth line, this place has quite a big outdoor seating area - with both umbrellas and heaters.
A cafe, eatery and patisserie, Eathos has two Dublin venues - both on Baggot Street and both with heated outdoor seating. Get the pancakes and you'll feel warmer in no time.
Found out in Glasthule, All Alfresco is only a stone's throw from the Forty Foot. Open as a wine bar on Thursday - Saturday, they have plenty of outdoor space and there are little wood-burning fires dotted around the place to keep you warm.
The oldest Korean restaurant in Dublin, this place serves up any number of traditional Korean and Japanese dishes. Not only is their food delish, but they also have a gorgeous outdoor beer garden too.
A Michelin guide restaurant in Terenure, Circa was created through a love of food, local ingredients and a quality dining experience. Their new covered and heated terrace is a great spot for a quick bite.
Now home to the brand-new 'Piazza Sprezzatura', no roundup list would be complete without Dublin's fave pasta joint. The cacio e pepe is simply divine.
Featuring both a retractable roof and outdoor heaters, the terrace at Suessy Street is well-equipped for all kinds of weather.
If their new heated outdoor area won't convince you, their halloumi sambo certainly will.
One for seafood lovers, King Sitric in Howth has you covered with everything from crab claws to prawn scampi, calamari, oysters, smoked salmon and the always reliable fish and chips.
You may not know the name but you'll definitely recognise Chez Max for its dotey red-checkered tablecloths. Request a spot nearest the door to make sure you're right under the heaters.
A Fade Street staple, L'Gueluleton is now open for breakfast from as early as 8am. So far, I've only sampled their wine/dinner offerings but I won't say that their coffee and pastry combo hasn't tempted me.
Fade Street Social
Neighbours to L'Gueleton, Fade Street Social have both an outdoor terrace and a rooftop garden.
Head to the Baggot Street venue and there you'll find the Saba Secret Garden, a hidden outdoor area complete with colourful murals and outdoor heaters.
If it's relaxed fine dining you're after, look no further than Bresson Restaurant in Monkstown.
Right across from where the old Bernard Shaw used to be, Doolally aims to bring a fresh concept in Indian cuisine to Ireland. Featuring a very extensive menu, their outdoor seating - though limited - is well sheltered and comes complete with numerous overhead heaters to keep you warm.
One for the slightly more adventurous, Michael's has a little of everything on the menu - cow's lips included.
A traditional Thai restaurant focusing on the rustic food of Chiang Mai, Nightmarket is the closest most of us will get to Thailand this year.
The Roof Garden
Found on the top floor of the Fitzsimons Hotel in Temple Bar is kitted out with colourful picnic benches, hanging fairy lights and overhead heaters too.
Well-known for their meat/seafood offerings, Asador has also come to be revered for their beaut outdoor terrace.
Nominated as one of the best luxury steakhouses in the world, you can BET that Fire has an outdoor snug to rival even the top dogs.
A tried and tested Italian spot out in Stillorgan, Riba has extended their opening hours to accommodate guests on their heated outdoor terrace. Pasta and tiramisu for the win.
Teaming up with Dublin Pizza Company, Bonobo in Smithfield is back open after a short closure.
A cosy little spot in Ringsend, Basil has plenty of space out front and many a wood-fired pizza.
Running on a walk-in basis, the Balfes terrace is still open for business. Or if you fancy making a night of it, they're also offering an overnight package that includes breakfast and dinner for two.
Open for non-resident diners, the Nurserie Terrace is covered and heated and every bit as glam as you'd imagine.
Last, but definitely not least on this least, Rosa Madre is absolutely nailing it when it comes to giving customers a safe, but memorable, outdoor dining experience.
If all else fails, multiple layers and a hot water bottle will help keep the cold at bay. Alternatively, you could also opt for a takeaway if you'd prefer to show your support but from a distance.
Any other places with heated outdoor seating to add to the list? Let us know in the comments.
Header image via Instagram/Rosa Madre