There are few things as romantic as a candlelit dinner with your someone special. As we know already, it is oh-so-important to spend some quality time with your partner and what better way to do that than enjoying a delectable meal together? Be it an intimate dinner with some good wine or sipping on some snazzy cocktails at a bustling bar, we have got you covered. We’re here to furnish you with our finest dining recommendations for your next date night! From refreshing drinks and palatable entrees to scrumptious appetisers and desserts, bookmark these spots for an amorous night out on the town.
Indian Accent, Delhi and Mumbai
If you’re a fan of inventive cuisine, Indian Accent is the place to go. Global ingredients complement traditional Indian flavours and make for an unforgettable meal. From the burrata chaat to the chilli hoisin duck kulcha, every dish hits the spot. In the mood to splurge on something extra special? Opt for their Chef’s Tasting menu and paired wine list—it’ll be a memorable meal for you and your beau. With its first outpost based in Delhi, the restaurant has finally made its way to Mumbai, too, after 14 long years of waiting.
Offering up a taste of Tuscany in the heart of Kolkata, Sorano’s high arches and clustered fabric lights whisk you away. A calm runs over you as you step into this little part of Italy via a 100-year-old staircase. Hand-rolled pasta, woodfired pizzas, and zero-waste cocktails are only some of the tantalising options on their menu. Treat yourselves to a relaxing meal, sip on some Limoncellos and experience il dolce far niente (the joy of doing nothing) on your next date night.
With its old-world charm, Roxie sits in a palatial mansion that spans over 35,000 sq. ft. and three stories. This Italian-themed craft house boasts mesmerising interiors that make every hopeless romantic's dreams come true. Their European menu features some interesting local ingredients that make for a memorable gastronomical experience. Grab some of their house brews or artisanal cocktails and let the music and the surroundings wash you and your partner over!
What better way to relax and unwind together than floating above the city? Sitting atop the Four Seasons Mumbai, Aer is all about the space. Enjoy their minimal menu in a luxurious setting with smooth jazz music setting the pace for the evening. If you plan to take your love story to the next level and pop the question, this chic rooftop bar is the right place for you. Sip on your pick from their premier collection of wines and innovative cocktails as you watch the sun go down over Mumbai’s skyline.
Olive Qutub, Delhi
Better known as the Mogul mansion turned alfresco Mediterranean oasis that sits in the shadow of the historical Qutub Minar, Olive is the ideal place for an unforgettable meal. With its white walls, pebbled courtyard, and bougainvillae-punctuated surrounds, a meal at Olive makes it feel as though time has stood still. Their European menu is a huge hit, with the tangerine ceviche and the sea crab stealing the show. Steal a kiss under the stars as you and your paramour perch on their idyllic tree-top terrace bar.
3 Stories, Mumbai
Find yourself fancying multi-cuisine provisions and crafty cocktails? Head to Juhu’s newest all-day bar for your next escapade. True to its name, it spans over three stories and has a dedicated rooftop space that transitions from brunch to dinner seamlessly. The minimalist decor is refreshing, and the appetising flavours are a treat to the senses. Their signature cocktails are not to be missed, especially the locally named JVPD–which features a berry vanilla foam topping. Don’t forget to snap a cute picture of you and boo at their photo booth on your way out!
Age-old recipes and traditional cooking techniques come together to take you back in time at Bawri. This newly opened coastal gem beckons with its ambient charm and wholesome flavours. Nestled in the picturesque village of Assagao, the tranquil setting and warm ambience are perfect for lovers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. The menu celebrates the rich culinary heritage of Goa, featuring indigenous ingredients and open-fire cooking. Do yourself a favour and don’t miss out on the thecha potatoes and the smoked mutton chops.
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