Koramangala certainly has no dearth of cafes or pubs to hang out at, but what if you’re looking for a nice, cosy spot for a night out with your special someone? Think your regular haunts won’t quite cut it for the occasion? Despair not. The buzzing hood has enough places for you to head out to for some romantic time, be it just a coffee or dinner by a pool. There’s even some artsy activities to help you bond better! Go ahead and plan your next date, with our guide to some of the most romantic restaurants in Koramangala.

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Serafina

Photo source: Serafina Bangalore

Photo source: Serafina Bangalore

Spacious enough to give you privacy as you spend some quality time, Serafina is just as well known for their laidback ambience as they are for their pizzas. We suggest you pick their outdoor terrace, which is perfect for a romantic night out with its rustic and almost secluded feel. The Crostini sampler makes for a light starter before you tuck into slices of their Pizza Margherita or Pizza Norcina {topped with buffalo mozarella, spiced chicken and mushroom ragu}. Add on a glass {or two} of wine, while you keep the conversation going, or perhaps finish off with some Tiramisu.

Om Made Cafe

Photo Source: Om Made Cafe

Photo Source: Om Made Cafe

With a view to set anyone’s mood right, a relaxed Goa-like vibe and soothing music in the background, Om Made Cafe’s setting makes for a charming date night spot. Whether it’s a lazy brunch on a Sunday or dinner after a workday, this is where you can sit back and enjoy your meal, and each other’s company, of course. While the quiches and sandwiches will sort you out for light eats, the Smart Spaghetti {with Feta spinach crumble, sun dried tomatoes, and mushrooms} or the Smoky Lamb burger might make for filling mains. If either {or both} of you are chocoholics, their OMC Mug {brownie or cookie with chocolate sauce, ice cream and pistachios/almonds} is a must-try. The sunsets here are dreamy, and a romantic mood is likely to ensue.

#LBBTip: They have an unlimited sangria offer on weekday evenings {4pm-8pm}.

Via Milano

Photo source: Via Milano Bangalore

Photo source: Via Milano Bangalore

Anything Italian is automatically romantic, no? And the simple white and turquoise themed walls, cobblestone paths and the great weather that’s typical of Bangalore — Via Milano might make you feel like you’re far away from the city’s buzz, in some quaint cafe in the Mediterranean country. Add to that their authentic fare and you’ve got the perfect place to impress your date. Start off with Panzerotties, deep-fried savouries with spinach and ricotta cheese filling, and then dig in to their Lasagna Manzo  — baked beef lasagna in a red wine reduction. Apart from other mains options and pizzas, they also have classic Italian gelato and desserts to try.  Hookah and wine are on the cards, too.

Bistro Claytopia

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Photo source: Bistro Claytopia

Tired of binge-watching movies and TV shows together, and looking out for fun activities you can do as a couple? Head to Claytopia and you get a coffee date and activity time, rolled into one. While you’re here, you can pick from their plain mugs {available in different sizes, starting at INR 295} and paint to your heart’s content {one for each other perhaps?}. You get to take them home after a few days, during which the folks at the bistro complete the glazing and drying process. Order their Cafe Mocha or Creamy Irish Coffee to keep you going, along with a Bistro Omelet or Grilled Chicken & Cheese sandwich.

By The Blue

Photo source: Grand Mercure Bangalore

Photo source: Grand Mercure Bangalore

When it comes to a romantic dinner, nothing quite beats a nice meal by the poolside. That’s just what you can look forward to at By The Blue. While their weekend brunches are quite popular, we suggest you skip those for a weekday dinner or even one on Friday night. With Indian cuisine and grills on offer, their Shahi Galouti Kebab {double minced mutton cooked in Lucknowi spices} is said to be melt-in-the-mouth good, perfect to start you off while you have an engaging conversation. Seafood lovers can try the Lobster {cooked in different styles} or the Mangalorean Pomfret Curry. Along with old favourites like Methi Murgh and biryanis, they also have wines to go with your dishes {the staff will help you with recommendations}. Candle light coochie-cooing at its best right here.

Cup O’ Joe

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If you want to catch up with your significant other over a cup of coffee after a busy day or just spend the evening playing board games and reading, this place is for you. Pick the seating on their top floor, where upbeat music and the fun decor {think framed pictures and a waterfall-like arrangement} will help you unwind. Their bookshelf will sort you out with a selection of tomes and games. While you’re engrossed in beating each other at a game of Scrabble or Jenga, sip on their Cappuccino or an Oreo Chocolate Shake. Celebrate afterwards with a feast of sorts — their Paneer Corn Cutlets, Beef and Bacon Cheese Burgers, and Chicken Leg in Teriyaki Sauce seem like a good plan.

Fenny’s

Photo source: Fenny's

Photo source: Fenny’s

Skip the pubs and head to Fenny’s if you want a laidback setting but with upbeat vibes for your special night or day out. Their rooftop seating has a shack-like decor and even a cute little space on a staircase landing. Perfect if you want a spot that gives you some privacy. Opt for the Lyonnaise Mushroom to begin your meal here, and follow up with the flavourful Fenny’s Chicken Sizzler. While you’re at it, go ahead and make it a ‘spirited’ evening with your choice of cocktails or tipple from their menu. It’s almost like you’re in Goa, so why not let loose and pretend you are!

Feature Photo: Grand Mercure – By The Blue