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Paint The Town Red With Our Pick Of Old-School Romantic Places

Aakanksha posted on 10 February

With Bangalore’s year-round awesome weather and numerous options to choose from for a night out, we think it could always be Valentine’s Day for you and your significant other. Of course, you don’t need a reason to go on a romantic date. But, in case you’re looking for something beyond the usual ideas to surprise your partner, you’re in luck. LBB is taking you to places that are all about Lima. Oscar. Victory. Echo.

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Blossom Book House

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Grover Vineyards

National Gallery of Modern Art

romantic date spot national gallery of modern art in bangalore

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Spending a day at one of the city’s best art galleries might sound boring to some, but we assure you it’s going to be a different and memorable experience. Once the two of you are done appreciating the artworks and maybe, discussing their abstract subtleties, you could take a stroll around the quiet garden-space or sit and have a cup of coffee at their café.

Grover Vineyards

Situated near the foothills of Nandi Hills, this tranquil vineyard would be the perfect spot for a romantic date away from town. Explore the process of wine-making on their exciting winery tour which also includes lunch and a session on wine tasting. What better way to spend a day out with your date, right? In vino veritas, after all!

Olive Beach

Nothing quite beats a comfortable yet classy candlelight dinner, we think. Unwind after a busy day with a gourmet meal and a glass {or two} of fine wine at this charming restaurant. Feast on some Mediterranean delicacies or admire the elegant white and blue décor while enjoying each other’s company.

Where: 16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar

Om Made Café

With a simple, relaxed ambience and a diverse range of dishes to choose from, Om Made Café is another ideal spot to enjoy a meal together on a lazy evening. The rooftop seating gives a great view of the busy city outside while you lose yourself in a quiet conversation with your partner. No need to rush off to Goa all the time, thanks to this one!

Taj West End

Take it up a notch and plan a luxurious getaway with your loved one. Apart from spending quality time and enjoying the staycation with each other, you also get to try out some of the amazing leisure activities Taj has in store for you. We suggest the Champagne Heritage Walk which starts at the hotel lobby and takes you on a stroll, passing by interesting landmarks such as the oldest post-box and two century-old heritage buildings in the city. Then return for some bubbly and spa, perhaps.


Imagine dining at a quiet farmhouse, with your partner seated across the table, which is softly lit up by candles. This is the picturesque setting you will find at Grasshopper. Run by the couple, Sonali Sattar and Himanshu Dimri, this quaint, boutique restaurant is known for its customised seven-course meal and serene ambience. Go ahead, book a table in advance and create some memories with your special someone.

Bannerghatta National Park

While a date in the jungle might sound slightly unusual, this is a great option for nature lovers, we think. Go on the Jungle Safari which might get a close view of a mighty beast or two. With a zoo, a pet corner, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium and a snake park to check out with your special someone, this place will keep you engrossed for a whole day. Check it out in detail here.

Lakeview Milk Bar

This is as old-school as it gets. Having been around since 1930, Lakeview Milk Bar was the favourite place for many a date night, we're told. Head here with your partner and spend some quality time while trying out their legendary ice-creams and milkshakes. Oh, and don't forget to order yourselves one of their Roast Lamb Sandwiches. We love that you even have the option of sitting in your car and getting your favourite ice-cream delivered to you.

Blossom Book House

spend time at blossom book house for valentines day

Photo By: Shailaja Rangarajan

A date spent amidst bookshelves spilling over with books? Yes, please! Whether you choose to buy books for each other or just browse through their collection while discussing about your favourites, this beloved second-hand bookstore might well be an ideal date for book-lovers. Read about it here.

Sankey Tank

Keep it simple. Sit by the lake, lost in conversation, take a walk in the landscaped park with your partner or go for a boat ride around the tank. As the lake becomes home to many migratory birds during winter, you could even do a bit of bird-watching. If both of you are fitness freaks, make it a morning date and go jogging together on the paved walkways near the lake. Nothing like watching the sunset from here too.

Rex Theatre

Fancy a good old movie date? Look no further than Rex Theatre, one of the top favourite cinema halls in town (built in the time of World War II, apparently). Be it the charm of the age-old place or the presence of your loved one, we bet you will have a wonderful time catching the latest flick here.

13th Floor 

romantic rooftop dining at 13th floor in bangalore

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Perfect for an evening together, 13th Floor has one of the best views of the city you might ever get. Get there a little early and enjoy watching the sunset with your partner beside you, while you sip on one of their amazing cocktails. Pure romantic bliss, right?

Feature image via: Grasshopper

Inputs: Roshni Jacob

Check out our handy Valentine's Day guide here!

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Art Galleries

National Gallery Of Modern Art

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locationVasanth Nagar

49, Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru

locationAshok Nagar

16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru


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    45, Kalena Agrahara, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru

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    149/2 & 223, Near Stone Hill International School, Tarunhunse Village, Bengaluru

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    Barton Centre, 84, MG Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru

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