Ah, first dates. Is there anything more nerve wrecking? Not only do you have to figure out what to wear, where to go and what to talk about, but you have to choose what to order off the menu.

From messy finger foods to saucy spaghetti, a menu can easily become a dating minefield.

RTÉ LifeStyle's Soraiya Ryan sat down with First Dates Ireland Maitre D' Mateo Saina to find out where we should be going and what we should be ordering on our next dinner date.

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The first date pro recommends a light fish dish when eating out - that way you won't end up with half the meal on your face and/or outfit. As for the worst thing to order?

"Burgers and the stuff that you have to eat with your hands. Yeah, stay away from that."

You heard him ladies and gents, ditch the burger for some seafood and you'll be flying.

So now you know what to order,  where exactly should you go? The famous Maitre D' is somewhat biased when it comes to choosing the most romantic spots Dublin has to offer.

While he insists that The Dean and The Gibson are the best venues for a first date (he works in both) we thought we should wrangle a few more answers from the TV star.

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Mateo says that Dublin is home to an impressive range of restaurants these days, and as such, our date night options are endless.

"There are a good few spots, you know, in the last ten years plus we have had plenty of restaurants opening so it's... there's a good few spots around to eat"

The Green Hen on Exchequer St, the Michelin-starred Heron and Grey in Blackrock and Marcels on Merrion Row all make Mateo's list.

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Funnily enough, despite the fact that Mateo says burgers don't make the best date food, he recently joined Chef Adrian on RTÉ Player's brand new show Chef Adrian Eats Ireland to make the barbeque favourite.

The two attempt to re-create a burger from KC & Son & Sons in Cork and, as always, Mateo was on hand to lend some dating advice "Don’t use chat-up lines. They sound creepy".  Sound words from a sound man.

Check out Chef Adrian Eats Ireland on the RTÉ Player!