First impressions always matter. Therefore, a perfect first date needs a perfect setting. It is essential to cherry-pick a restaurant that has a lovely ambience, great food, some candle light, and preferably a good view so that both parties have a great experience.
Even for the committed or the married, there are always some special occasions to celebrate – whether it is a birthday, a promotion, or just simply Valentine’s day. These special occasions need a very special place to celebrate. And therefore, these are some recommendations for the best date-worthy restaurants in Mumbai:
This luxury rooftop dining spot lies in the heart of Powai, one of the poshest areas in Mumbai. It has a beautiful view under the open sky, a great ambience, and a noteworthy hospitality with live sports screening, live music, and luxury dining. Perfect for a lovely date with that lovely person.
It is open on all days of the week from 5 pm to 1 am.
Average cost: Rs. 3,000 approx. for two people.
Cuisines: Japanese, Chinese, North Indian
Things to try: Fragrant chicken, sushi, whiskey sour cocktail, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Crystal Chicken Dimsums
Located on the top floor of the InterContinental Hotel, Dome is another great fine dining with a crystal clear view of the Arabian Sea and the adjacent skyline. It is a rooftop restaurant, in one of the premium places of Mumbai, right opposite the Nariman Point. At night you get to experience the beauty of the lit up queen's necklace, along with candle lit dinners which add to the charm of a romantic rendezvous. Courteous staff, romantic ambience.
Open on all days of the week, from 5 pm to 12 am, and 12 am to 1.30 am.
Average Cost: Rs. 3,500 approx. for two people.
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Finger Food, Indian, Asian.
Things to try: Afghan Chicken, Cocktails, Tiramisu.
Located near Nariman Point, this Casual Dining and Bar is oh-so-good. If you've been wanting to do something different instead of the usual dinner-date routine, you can take your sweetheart for a romantic breakfast here. Known for its aesthetic and chic decor, this place has creative dishes and appealing food presentation, with a friendly staff. Also has live sports screening. Breakfast date, anyone?
Open on all days of the week,
Mon-Sat 8:30 am to 12 midnight
Sun 12 noon to 12 midnight
Average Cost: Rs. 1,800 for two people
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Asian, Modern Indian, Finger Food, Salad, Desserts
Things to try: Spaghetti, Ravioli, Paella, Cocktails, Mushroom Gnocchi, Moroccan Lamb
Havana-ooh-na-na, half of Camila Cabello’s heart is here, I guess. Havana Café and Bar in The Gordon House Hotel is located at a walking distance from Colaba Causeway and Regal Cinema. It is known for its Cuban influence in food and ambience. It is a casual dining restaurant and pub, and you can go here to enjoy the Mumbai nightlife, especially if you want to take your bae for some old fashioned dancing.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 6 pm to 1:30 am. Monday closed. Happy Hours from 6 pm to 10 pm.
Average Cost: Rs. 1,500 approx. for two people
Cuisines: Mexican, European, Spanish
Things to try: Barbeque Chicken Pizza, Long Island Iced Tea, Pasta, Nachos, Burgers, Mocktail, Pizza Flavoured Samosa
This glorious Ethnic Cuisine Dining takes extra brownie points for being in an amazing location. Situated in the super-posh Colaba, it is exactly opposite the Gateway of India and near Radio Club. It has a lovely ambience and décor with delectable food. Moreover, the serene sea view, the soothing music and gentle breeze are the icing on the cake!
Here, you can also pull delicious multi-flavoured Sheesha while you sit cozy with your dinner date on the candle-lit table. Perfect, if you ask me!
Open on all days of the week from 7 pm to 1.30 am.
Average Cost: Rs. 1,600 approx. for two people.
Cuisines: North Indian, Mughlai
Things to try: Stuffed Mushroom, Paneer Makhani, Mutton Biryani, Passion Fruit Mojito, Chicken Platter
This Luxury Dining lounge sits on the 18th floor of The Westin Mumbai Garden City in Goregaon East. From here you get a picturesque view of the city all lit up in the night, and has a great, peaceful ambience. A unique specialty of this fine dine is the live bangle-making counter, where you can order bangles for your girlfriend, or if you’re a girl, for yourself. Now this is a different romantic idea!
Open on all days of the week from 7 pm to 12 midnight.
Average Cost: Rs. 3,000 approx. for two people
Cuisines: North Indian, Mughlai
Things to try: Dal Makhani, Diwani Handi, Zaffrani Murg Shorba, Malpua, Shahi Tukda, Gulab Jamun
Try these great picks, and if you know any other restaurants which are date-worthy, tell us about it in the comments section!