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Love is in the Air: The Ultimate Guide to Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Day

By: Lifestyle Desk

Edited By: Swati Chaturvedi


Last Updated: February 06, 2023, 21:17 IST

New Delhi, India

There is just one thing that unites us the most with our partners: coming home at the end of the day and bonding over a delicious dinner

There is just one thing that unites us the most with our partners: coming home at the end of the day and bonding over a delicious dinner

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to grab a special dinner ? Head over to these restaurants across India for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day

We all have different love languages. However, there is just one thing that unites us the most with our partners: coming home at the end of the day and bonding over a delicious dinner. One often doesn’t realize that food is an integral part of every relationship. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than to grab a special dinner or perhaps even lunch? Head over to these restaurants across India for a romantic meal on Valentine’s Day.


Yazu - Pan Asian Beach Club, Goa


Yazu’s aura is a perfect place to visit for a sundowner date by the beach in Goa. It is all about exquisite contemporary dining, a dim ambiance, relaxing sunsets, and classic tones playing in the background, with a perfect setup to dine in and spend some quality relaxing experience with your loved ones.

The culinary offerings are Asian at heart but globally experimentative in spirit, the menu seeks to amaze your palate with its delectable cocktails and desserts

Maai - Goa

If you are looking for a chic, cozy and warm vibe for your valentines dinner, then Maai, in Assagao Goa is the place to be. With its rustic interiors set inside a 125-year-old Portuegues villa, Maai offers some of the best dishes and cocktails in Assagao.

They also have a beautiful alfresco section and have a delicious live grill and BBQ menu that begins at 6:30PM every day.

Mahe, Goa

Once a sleepy coastal village popularized by the hippie movement, is now a vibrant hub for varied food and beverage experiences. MAHé, Goa offers two distinct experiences – the Bar & the Cuisine. Dine at the al-fresco space, in the lap of nature or choose the enclosed environs for a distinct culinary experience. Opt for an immersive beverage experience at the Bar or enjoy a retro-style, prohibition era speakeasy in a hidden nook. Curate your own speakeasy experience with light, breezy elements that create an intimate dining experience along with a statement bar.  Looking for a quite relaxing space to spend some quality time with yourself or your lover, while enjoying world-class drinks and delectable bites, MAHé is the place to be.


Nara Thai Cuisine, BKC and Colaba

Nara is the perfect fine dining restaurant to visit for a Valentine’s day dinner. With authentic Thai dishes, a beautifully lit alfresco, and soft music playing in the background, you can spend your night at this town’s favorite restaurant on V-Day!

Try their signature dishes like Som Tam (Spicy raw papaya salad), Chicken Satay, Stir Fried minced chicken with chili and hot basil kaprao, or green curry with jasmine rice.

Silly, Khar

Nestled in a comfortable Khar lane is a big, off-white door, with a sign that says Silly. A perfect resto-bar for a date night with your loved ones with a heartwarming and aesthetically pleasing setting. A white and grey gravel pathway leads you through their outdoor garden with a mix of rustic spots.

Silly’s multi-cuisine menu includes comfort food from around the world and from different cities of India with some delectable cocktails such as Rosai Cucumas and Basil Smash.

Joshi House, Bandra West

Want to enjoy a beautiful candlelight dinner with your spouse on Valentine’s day? Then Joshi House is the place to be. Take in the beautiful Rajasthan-Haveli-inspired pristine white interior, all in romantic dim candle lighting. Do not miss out on the chef’s signature dishes like the Baked Brie Kunafa, Sweet Potato Shammi Chaat or the Burrata Palak Saag with Truffle. Additionally, Joshi House has one of the most extensive wine collections in Mumbai, and you can pair your dishes with wine suggestions by the restaurants Level 2 Wine Sommelier, Ketan Upadhyay.

Zerua, Worli

What can be more perfect than a breezy evening at this sky-high rooftop lounge. Zerua is an appropriate location for the ones who enjoy an open-air setting with eclectic lighting with lush tropical greenery and potted plants, setting the image of basque flora in the mind. Their stellar menu includes Asian, Mediterranean, and Indian fare— platters, sushi, pizzas, flatbread, and grilled dishes with a wide range of specially curated drinks menu with some enthralling cocktails.

145 Cafe & Bar

 145 Cafe & Bar is the perfect dinner spot for the couple who enjoy an energetic vibe. With numerous cocktails and delectable dishes, you can’t go wrong with 145. Enjoy your night with some fun music, drinks and a game of pool. You can also enjoy some amazing dishes from their all new menu such as Gochujang Glazed Chicken wings, Tofu Tempura, Rocket & basil pesto Linguine, Popcorn Cauliflower Taco, Chilled Soba Noodle Salad, Katsu Sando, Chicken Poke Bowl and the Japanese Souffle pancake or enjoy cocktails like Mezcarita (Smoked Mezcal & Tequila), Peach & Rosemary Gin, Peanut Butter Old Fashioned, Pomegranate Aperol Spritz, Adam’s Godfather 2.0

Butterfly High

Food is happiness and the menu covers it all. It believes in one world, and its many gastronomical journeys. Butterfly High is the bar next door with a food menu that indulges its patrons. Main course options have serious takers of Veg Malaysian Korma with Malabar Paratha/Steamed Rice, Country Style Curry Leaf Paneer with Malabar Paratha and even Kerala Chicken Stew with Appam.

Every meal at Butterfly High ends on a sweet note, of dessert and good memories. The classic Crispy Honey Noodles with Ice Cream are a rare find on menus today, and match the enthusiasm of Nutella pancakes, Mario’s Discovery and Bailey’s Banofee Pie.

Drifters Cafe & Bar, Bandra West

This Valentine’s Day, Drifter bar and cafe is offering an unlimited couple package from February 7th to February 14th. Throughout the day, they are planning candle light couple lunch and dinner including an attractive table decoration with flowers and dim-lit candles. The menu comprises of soups, starters, main course and desserts prepared with lots of love and care for your special one.

Pablo The Art Cafe Lounge- Navi Mumbai

If you fancy some amazing cocktails in the flamingo city, this is your place to head to! Featuring a statement bar that doles out delectable cocktails and gastronomic food, Pablo The Art Cafe will take care of your Valentine’s date night with a clear view of the skylines. Don’t forget to dig into the scrumptious Spicy Chicken Dim Sum, Chicken in oyster sauce, Chung juan, among other things.


Cobbler & Crew

Cobbler & Crew is Pune’s first high-energy cocktail society bar. The ambiance is a perfect draw for a dinner date with your loved ones. Low-lit intimate interiors exude the charm of the colonial era, with antique mirrors and artsy walls. They have created an inaugural seasonal menu of 12 unique creations influenced by classic cocktails and reimagined for today’s generation of fine drinkers. The cuisine is curated from across the world offering you something to discover, to rekindle, and to find comfort in.

Asilo and Aafreen, The Westin Pune

The Westin Pune welcomes gourmands to revel in luxury at the newly-launched Asilo Pune. Exclusively set within the scenic lush green haven that is Westin Pune, Marriott’s second Asilo is here to delight guests with premium top-notch gourmet experiences. It offers breathtaking views of the city while you sip on signature cocktails and unwind into the night with curated gourmet food offerings. The menu is carefully crafted to offer light, healthy, fresh flavors that combine Mediterranean food with an Asian flare. Some of the signature dishes include robata grill delicacies such as Tamarind Prawns and Caramelized Chicken Skewers, Avocado Maki and Truffle Manchego Bites. Each item on the menu, whether it is the Five Herb Ravioli or Jerk Spiced Chicken is curated by Chef Cyrus Irani, Culinary Director, Asilo to pair perfectly with the wide range of cocktails offered at Asilo. Rishi Mehra, F&B director, The Westin Pune swears by the unique La Dolce Vita, refreshing Roundhay Garden, extensive G&T menu and sparkling cocktails that set the tone for the new luxe landmark.

On the other hand, taking a step into the future of Indian food, Aafreen - Inspired Indian, at The Westin Pune, is an exploration of the intricately interwoven fabric of the culinary cultures of Indian regional food. Aafreen envisages to bring forth traditional Indian cuisine, sans theatrics, focusing on flavours representing the dining cultures of its varied regions.

Smoke House Deli - Pan India

This Valentine’s Day, create a delightful experience for your lover. The eatery will be organising a special table set-up with candles, flowers, and a bottle of Chandon on each table with dim lights, romantic music, and a 3-course menu curated by their Head Chef & Brand Head, Jaydeep Mukherjee.

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first published:February 05, 2023, 07:21 IST
last updated:February 06, 2023, 21:17 IST