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Outdoor Restaurants To Hit Up This Valentine's Day

The weather right now is perfect, we’re fairly certain everyone‘s looking for places that allow them to eat in the open. Plus, if you're looking for a great restaurant to spend Valentine's Day at here in Delhi this year,  here are our top picks for a meal under the stars (or the sun). 

PS: If you happen to be looking for the best cafes to chill out at in winters, then check out this list.

Olive Bar & Kitchen

One of the first fine-dine restaurants in the city, Olive continues to charm us with its pebbly outdoor area done up in pretty lights. The ambience screams romance, but you wouldn’t be out of place with your family at their Sunday brunch. Also, now that their new menu is in place, you can definitely check cuisines like their Tortelli, Pork Belly & Cherry, Chayote Squash & Foxtail Millet along with their Jim Beam and maple syrup cocktail. 

Price: INR 4,000 for two people. 

Fine Dining

Olive Bar & Kitchen

One Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

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Set'z

Erstwhile Zest, Set’z has consistently maintained a classic multi-cuisine menu, fantastic food and a bunch of lovely cocktails. One of the few outdoor spaces that cater to every type of meeting, here is where you should start if this is your first brush with an outdoor meal in Delhi. We recommend you try their dal makhani, sushi, and biryani. 

Price: INR 3,200 for two people.


Fine Dining

SET'Z

DLF Emporio, 3rd Floor, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

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Lakhori, Haveli Dharampura

This restaurant has a beautiful, traditional vibe to it and of course it would, because it is a restored haveli that's got the added plus point of architectural heritage. The restaurant is situated on their terrace and if you're lucky (or plan your outing here well) there are Kathak performances also that you can watch over dinner this Valentine's Day. (especially if your significant other finds traditional, Indian settings romantic). And while here, we suggest you definitely give their palak patta chat and biryani a go. 

Price: INR 2,500 for two people. 

Fine Dining

Lakhori - Haveli Dharampura

Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Near Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi

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FIO Country Kitchen And Bar

With a few fairy lights, strategic spots and landscaping, you’ve got yourself the perfect date spot in town at this one, especially since they always have some kind of offer on pitchers. Also, keep a look out for special gigs and live performances; everything is better when it’s outdoors. Also, who doesn't want to spend a romantic date night on Valentine's Day 2020 watching live performances? They are known for their Melon Sangria and pastas, so try these two for sure. 

Price: INR 3,200 for two people.

Fine Dining

Fio Cookhouse & Bar

Epicuria Mall, R-1, Nehru Place, New Delhi

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Banter

Banter has a courtyard sort of situation, stringed with pretty lights above the seating area. So, we say this is the perfect place to head to on a date this Valentine's Day in Delhi. It is a great place to eat at if you love North Indian, Italian, and Continental. For more information on Banter, go here.

Price: INR 1,500 for two people. 

Casual Dining

Banter

B-31, Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi

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QLA

Right around the corner from one of our favourite monuments in the city, QLA deserves a mention for its superb view of the Qutab Minar. This 7,000 sq feet, European-style indoor space is just the perfect spot for arranging that bash you’ve been planning for so long, and is equally suitable for quiet, romantic dates. Their pizzas are quite sought after so, we recommend indulging in their Four Cheese and Basil Pizza this Valentine's Day.

Price: INR 3,000 for two people. 

Fine Dining

Qla

4-A, Near Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

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The Circle

This one’s quite far for those of you on the Delhi side of the DND, but it’s worth it! The Circle in Greater Noida is situated inside a farmhouse, and is pretty-as-a-picture. They have regular screenings of matches and F.R.I.E.N.D.S, momos, pasta and a special table under a tree with hanging lights. You have to see it to believe it. So, if your significant other and you are big F.R.I.E.N.D.S fans, and also absolute foodies, then this may be the best place to spend Valentine's Day at. You should definitely try their Indian food and pasta (especially their their white sauce pasta).

Price: INR 700 for two people. 

Cafes

The Circle

Vibha Farm, Near RCI Vidya Vihar, Knowledge Park 3, Greater Noida

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Auro

Summer House Cafe’s neighbour, Auro’s got a terrace with a massive bar all across the side, and plays some great music. Don’t forget to order food though. They have quite a few surprises (read coastal treats and Raan) up their sleeves. Do try their Haleem and Prawns & Calamari in Soy Chili Dressing as well.

Price: INR 2,000 for two people. 

Bars

Auro Kitchen & Bar

DDA Shopping Complex, 2nd Floor, 201, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Limitless Cookhouse And Bar

Located in Ansal Plaza, Limitless has a great terrace and and delicious bar food. This Valentine's Day, try out their grills and classic pizzas; you can’t go wrong with those. It’s a great spot for grabbing dinner and drinks with bae, especially if you're the partying sort of duo. They also have live performances, so watch out for those. Limitless is known for its North Indian and Italian, but more importantly for its butter chicken, dal makhani, and sangria, so don't skip these. 

Price: INR 2,000 for two people. 

Casual Dining

Limitless Cookhouse & Bar

Ansal Plaza, Khel Gaon Marg, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi

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The Grammar Room

This place is winning for their gorgeous decor and excellent breakfast menu. Their deck offers a killer view of the forest, and it’s the perfect brunch spot to hit up with the gang. We can vouch for their fantastic pancakes and Avo toast. They also do some delicious cocktails that would make you forget all your tasks for the day. So, basically The Grammar Room is also a great date place to head to if you enjoy a close, private date - so mark it on your schedule and surprise bae this Valentine's!

Price: INR 2,000 for two people. 

Cafes

The Grammar Room

One Style Mile, 6-8, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

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Grappa, Shangri La's Eros Hotel

Grappa is a good place to drop by if you're into Italian food as well as great finger food (bruschettas and frittos). Apart from this, you can try their Neapolitan Pizza and pastas. The vibe of the place is like that of a super modern bar with clean aesthetics. Their outdoor seating although, gives of more of a garden feel, especially with wooden couches lined up on each side of the tables. I mean, a great date can never have too many cocktails and wine!

Price: INR 3,500 for two people. 

Bars

Grappa - Shangri-La's Eros Hotel

Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath, New Delhi

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Sorrento

Sorrento is where you should go if you're looking to enjoy a good Italian meal or for seafood too. While here, we recommend you try their gnocchi, risotto and lasagna. To accompany these, you can order from their assortment of Australian, French and Italian wines. Also, who doesn't like Italian for Valentine's?

Price: INR 3,300 for two people. 

Fine Dining

Sorrento - Shangri-La's Eros Hotel

Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath, New Delhi

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The Spice Route, The Imperial

At The Spice Route, you can find great Thai, Malaysian, and Vietnamese cuisines. This one has been around for a very long time, and its food has never failed to impress anyone. Their Appam and fish (any type) are still sought after dishes here. So is their Vanilla Bean dessert and Virgin Pina Colada. They have a wonderful outdoor seating area alongside a water pond, so this is the perfect place to eat at if you're looking for a chill, quiet time this Valentine's. 

Price: Valentine's Day 4-course package starts at INR 14,000 (+ taxes)/couple

Kiyan, The Roseate

Another fine dine that has alfresco seating beside a beautifully designed pond, Kiyan is known for its North Indian, European and Thai. So while you're here, maybe you can try their butter chicken, Nihari, and dal makhani. All of this makes it a perfect fancy, dinner date spot for you and bae, so put on your cutest dress/shirt, and make your reservations.

Price: INR 4,500 for two people. 

Fine Dining

Kiyan - The Roseate

The Roseate, 21st Milestone, NH 8, Samalka, New Delhi

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Skyhouse

This is probably the best restaurant with outdoor seating in Noida. Skyhouse is known for its Mughlai, Continental, and North Indian food. We suggest you try their dal makhani, Mezze Platter, and their Cranberry, Peach Iced Tea. 

Price: INR 2,200 for two people.

Lounges

SkyHouse

Logix City Centre Mall, 5th Floor, Sector 32, Noida

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Fig & Maple

Fig & Maple offers terrace seating, and it's super pretty to sit at if you love rooftop seating spots. Also, go here if you're into waffles, pancakes, and pizzas. They've got a great variety to choose from. 

Price: INR 1,200 for two people.

Under The Neem

Under The Neem is good for Continental, North Indian, and Italian food. They've got a really pretty colour scheme going - nice, vibrant hues of yellows and blues (but not in an overwhelming way). While if you choose to sit outside this Valentine's Day, they've got tables and chairs set up in a back garden where you'll see swings or khaats with pretty cushions thrown on them. Again, this is a great date night option for those of you who want to spend Valentine's Day being a little more desi. Do try their Tawa Chicken, Dal  Makhani, and garlic naan. 

Price: INR 1,400 for two people.

Unplugged Courtyard

Unplugged is great for North Indian, Asian, and Continental food. Also, this place is great to grab a drink at with a mate over nachos, pasta or a good serving of momos. Their outdoor seating situation has both wooden benches and separate tables and chairs (if you only need a table for two) and it's a good setting to eat in fresh air. By mid-February it'll definitely be warm enough to enjoy a beautiful starry, romantic date night, and this one is a relatively affordable option to head to as well for Valentine's Day 2020.

Price: INR 1,600 for two people.

Bars

Unplugged Courtyard

L-23/7, Middle Circle, Near Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Hyper Local

Hyper Local is good for Continental, North Indian, and Chinese food. It has a good live music scene and a small but comfortable outdoor seating section. You should try their BBQ Chicken pizza, and the chicken burger with any of their cocktails (perhaps a martini or an old fashioned), definitely a place to check out if you & bae are both burger & pizza lovers. The vibe of the place is a good balance of modern and old fashioned (the bar section is quite old school), and the outdoor seating is available on their rooftop which is perfect for a date this Valentine's.

Price: INR 1,700 for two people.