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Where To Have Candlelight Dinner On Valentine's Day

    While the beach is a ready getaway for lovebirds, some restaurants in the city can really help you take your romantic rendezvous to the next level with elaborate candlelight dinners. If you’re trying to go on a date, impress your partner or are celebrating a relationship milestone this V-Day, refer to this list of best candlelight dinner restaurants in Chennai. 

    Kipling Cafe

    Kipling Cafe

    Panaiyur, Chennai

    A drive to the suburbs doesn’t deter people from heading to this pretty little getaway by the ECR. Make sure to reserve a little cabana for yourself and your better half as Kipling Cafe gets crowded even during weekdays. Choose from their Balinese or Malaysian satays. If you’re in the mood for some continental fare, try their spinach ravioli or the classic Aglio Olio. Feel free to go dip your feet in the sea and come back for some sticky toffee pudding at the end. All against the heady of the glow of candles, of course. Click here to know more about romantic restaurants in ECR.

    Price For Two - INR 2000

    Kefi, Taj Club House

    Kefi is Chennai’s own slice of Mediterranean beauty. Designed along the lines of a warm, rustic Greek neighbourhood, Kefi is an ideal spot for couples to go on a date or celebrate their togetherness! Try the Mezze Sampler (vegetarian /non-vegetarian) where you have four different mezzes you can choose from. Take a bit into deep red brizzolas (Greek-style pork chops) under a starry night sky. Candle, you, bae and no one to disturb you - Triple whammy we say! 

    Price For Two - INR 3000

    Tryst Cafe

    Shiraz Art Cafe

    Neelankarai, Chennai

    Far removed from the bustle of the city, this little Iranian spot is really popular over the weekends. If you want to steal a quiet night with your special one, swing by on any weekday, and we guarantee you it will be an evening to remember. You could dine al fresco or in the restaurant. The Esheneh and the Chicken Berry Pulao are to die for. Between courses, you can take a stroll by the beach and come back for more. If you’re a sucker for sweet endings, remember to order some lovely Shiraz Tea after your meal.

    Price For Two - INR 1100

    Winter Palace

    With our kind of weather, that name is tempting enough. Winter Palace at the Russian Consulate here offers something no other place in the city does. Not sure where to start off your Russian culinary adventure? We’d recommend trying some blini — a traditional pancake with fillings such as caviar, chicken, salmon or mushroom.  If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, try the Stroganina, a Russian style beef carpaccio. That and the charm of lit candles, of course, will transport you to a different world. 

    Price For Two - INR 1200

    Bay View

    What’s better than just a candlelight dinner? A candle-light dinner with a view of the sea. That’s what Bay View at Vivanta by Taj Fisherman’s Cove offers. That’s only as far as views go. Rated one of the best seafood restaurants in the city, this place offers some mouth-watering South Indian fare. Choose from a Kovalam Fish curry or a slow-cooked Nandu Kozhambu (crab curry). If you don’t feel like going local, give the Apple and Thyme Grilled Pork Chops a go.

    Price For Two - INR 3500

    Up North, Raintree

    Overlooking the cityscape, take a corner spot under the open sky as you enjoy a delightful conversation against the light of the candle. Up North in Raintree offers some exotic North Indian finds. Try their American merlot alongside their spiced mutton sheekh kebab. If you are looking to go vegetarian for the night, their paneer options are worth a look. But, before anything, start with their pani puri in a shot glass.

    Price For Two - INR 2500

    Azzuri Bay

    Azzuri Bay

    Adyar, Chennai

    Sitting above with a view of the Adyar river, Azzuri Bay is the spot for that breezy night with candlelight. Thai, Italian and Mediterranean - it is the perfect spot to impress bae. If you are confused about what to eat, just open up the seafood menu, that is our favourite. End the night with a cup of tiramisu! Nothing could feel more perfect. They even have small water fountains and zen buddhas for you to lay back and breathe easy as well. 

    Price For Two - INR 1500


    Aqua - The Park

    Nungambakkam, Chennai

    Lounge, drink and eat them delights at Aqua in The Park. Take a spot on their rooftop. If you are lucky, you will get a place by the pool with the light of candle reflecting. It couldn't feel more romantic. Along with that, order up some cocktails and if you want a recommendation then go for the classic Long Island Iced Tea. They have some great tandoori staters to get as well but if you are in the mood for continental with your drink, perhaps a pizza will suffice. They have hookah as well. Click here to find more hookah places in Chennai.

    Price For Two - INR 2500

    Basil With A Twist

    Oh, the twist is real! Basil With A Twist serves you with one of the finest European cuisines in the city. With simple wooden decor, the heat from the roasted pumpkin soup feels like nirvana. Salad may sound like a no-no, but their goat cheese and pear salad is totally salivating. If you are confused much, then you can opt for their lunch buffet! The music there will add to the symphony of romantic notes you will be playing. Cheesy much? All's fair in love, we say! 

    Price For Two - INR 1500

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