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These Restaurants Are Perfect For A Romantic Valentine's Date

What’s love got to do with it? We think it’s all about the lighting, and #nofilters. Here’s us, because we’re such romantics and because Valentine's Day is here, weighing in on the city’s best candle-lit restaurants. Dinner for deux, s’il vous plait.

Also, if you're running slightly low on cash and are looking for places that are easier on the pocket for a budget V-day date, we suggest you check out our guide here.

Olive

A recent dinner here with a girlfriend (hey, you can go celebrate Valentine's Day with your girl gang too!) helped us realise that it's the perfect spot for a chill and romantic time with bae (or your Galentine?!). Olive has revamped their menu with dishes like Chayote Squash & Foxtail Millet, the White Asparagus and Horseradish, and Pork Belly & Cherry (and more often than not serve Red Velvet Roulade on the house; you didn’t hear it here), and the outside is perfect for all types, and phases of your romance.

Price: INR 4K for two people.

Fine Dining

Olive Bar & Kitchen

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

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Sevilla

Private canopies, enough candles, and dim lighting can make any romance glow, and they've got one of the best menus in the Capital. Again, on request, they will customise the menu, sprinkle rose petals, pop a champagne, and offer impeccable service, but be warned, you’re going to need to be plush with cash; Sevilla is pricey, in all caps.

Price: INR 4,500 for two people. 


Fine Dining

Sevilla - The Claridges

The Claridges, 12, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi

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Townhall

Best sushi, and definitely in the running for best black cod. Ask for a table on the terrace for the candles to really take affect, and on request, they’ll personalize the placard at your table. So, perhaps a welcome (insert other half’s name), waiting for you when you arrive? Two words, classy & romantic.

Honestly, Valentine's Day celebrations can't get better than this! 

Price: INR 2,500 for two people. 

Casual Dining

Town Hall

60 & 61, Middle Lane, Khan Market, New Delhi

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Le Cirque, The Leela Palace

Le Cirque is the perfect place to go to if you're looking for a) a romantic setting and b) French and Italian food! We definitely recommend you give their Creme Brule, Morel Mushroom Risotto and maybe even Pumpkin soups a go. Also, do not forgo their wines and cocktails, because well, romance, Valentine's and wine kind of go hand-in-hand. 

Price: INR 5K for two people.

Fine Dining

Le Cirque - The Leela Palace

The Leela Palace, 10th Floor, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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Lavaash By Saby

First of all, Lavaash By Saby is set up in a beautiful space that does wonders for the entire ambience. There's seating indoors as well as outdoors. You can always expect great food from them, and equally great cocktails (served in little buckets the size of your face!). So, good booze and awesome food - plus amazing ambience, is equal to, a must go!

Price: INR 2K for two people.

Casual Dining

Lavaash By Saby

Ambawatta One, H-5/1, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

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Fio Cookhouse

Be warned, on the weekends, Fio turns into a party pad, with very loud music after 10.30pm, so plan for during the week, and early-ish. Tables outside are surrounded by a lot of greenery, wooden decks, and definitely let you forget you’re under a metro station. Also - cocktails. You’ll be glad the lighting is dim (read: romantic). 

Price: INR 3,200 for two people. 

Fine Dining

Fio Cookhouse & Bar

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

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Guppy

Did somebody say affordable and remarkable seafood? If you’re looking to step up your date night with some sushi, Guppy is your new pit-stop. Their fresh food, enticing cocktails, and toothsome desserts ought to propel your romantic date night to another level. Their dimly lit yet colourful ambience is a treat to the eyes! You’d better put this in your go-to list for the 2020 Valentine's Day celebrations.

Price: INR 2,700 for two people.

Fine Dining

Guppy

28, Main Market, Lodhi Colony, New Delhi

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Music & Mountains

With its charming little ambience, Music & Mountains makes this list backed by its flavourful food. Candle-lit tables and some great music really make this an ideal place for that romantic date. Go for a coffee at brunch or for Sangria at dinner, this place will never cease to leave you in awe.

Price: INR 2,100 for two people. 

Cafes

Music & Mountains Cafe

Shop M-23, M Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi

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Caffe Tonino

Cafe Tonino has a super pretty Mediterranean, and 'sunny' aesthetic, and what that means is that, it's like doing dinner at a cute and romantic island cafe. And, if you feel like having some super yum Italian food with a good glass of Sangria, then this is the place for you.

Price: INR 1,500 for two people. 

Cafes

Caffe Tonino

PVR Plaza Building, 9, H Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Thai High

Thai High, as the name suggests a great place to go to for Thai food. And, it is also a restaurant that has al fresco seating, which is peak romantic (especially if you're sitting overlooking the Qutub Minar, maybe during a fine sunset). While you're there, we recommend you try out their Crispy Chicken, Pad Thai Noodles, and for sure their cocktails. 

Price: INR 2,200 for two people. 

Casual Dining

Thai High

Ambawatta Complex, 1091/1, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi

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Sidecar

If you really enjoy cocktails with dinner, we suggest you check out Sidecar. It's a great place to head to if you also enjoy cosy settings with nice, wooden tables and enjoy old style bars as an aesthetic. We say, you go here for good Asian and continental food, and do give their Thai Basil Chicken a go. For drinks, you should certainly try their Yang's Old Fashioned (if you're into bourbons). 

Price: INR 1,600 for two people. 

Casual Dining

Sidecar

M-29, 1st Floor, Above HDFC Bank, Greater Kailash 2, New Delhi

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QLA

If you're into Spanish, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, and a pretty outdoor seating covered in canopies or just minimal wooden tables set up in fresh air, then QLA is where you should go (also QLA is legit known for its superb and romantic outdoor seating). You should also give their Risotto and pasta a go for sure. 

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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Saffron Boutique

This Noida-based restaurant is perfect for great North Indian, Mughlai, and Chinese food. The interiors are super cute, the entire space has got a very vintage and cosy vibe (the wooden floors plus the pretty white chairs and tables are testament to that). We recommend you try their dal makhni or butter chicken for sure (Indian food for a date night because, why not?). 

Go on now, make it a LIT Valentine's this year. 

Price: INR 1,400 for two people. 

Casual Dining

The Saffron Boutique

Aashirwad Complex, 26 & 27, Sector 104, Noida

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Indian Accent

Indian Accent is the place to head to if you enjoy fine dining experiences and to probably celebrate something super special (your five-year anniversary, maybe?). We do believe the ambience is quite nice, at least if you're the kind who likes big glass windows and open, contemporary spaces. But more importantly, you must try their dal makhani and Chur Chur Blue Cheese Naan. 

A meal here will definitely do some damage to your bank balance but hey, the meal will be one that you and bae will always remember! 

Price: INR 5,000 for two people.

Fine Dining

Indian Accent - The Lodhi

The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi

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Amour Bistro

Amour Bistro is perfect for Continental and Italian food. It's also got this super chic, industrial theme going inside; basically, imagine high loft ceilings, cobbled floors and high, New York-style windows. Is that not tempting enough for y'all to plan a romantic date here? But when it comes to food, we recommend that you go ahead and try their pizza and pasta; specifically their Pesto and Mushroom Spaghetti, along with their Alligator (a cucumber, blueberry and orange based cocktail).

Price: INR 2,400 for two people.

Casual Dining

Amour Bistro

Malcha Marg Shopping Complex, 10/48, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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Mia Bella - Romantic Kitchen & Bar

Mia Bella is ideal for those of you who love European and Italian cuisines. It has a super romantic aesthetic, in terms of its interiors. They actually have tables for two with swings in place of chairs, and the entire eatery has a super Mediterranean vibe. We recommend you go here and try their pasta, and maybe, order a Caprioska to go with it.

Price: INR 1,800 for two people. 

Casual Dining

Mia Bella

50-E, 3rd & 4th Floor, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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Ladera

Ladera is another fine dining restaurant that one should definitely consider. You can head here for Continental, Mediterranean, and European food. They've got a contemporary, modern, and luxurious vibe. Ladera has a romantic, canopy-covered, outdoor seating area too! Do try their risotto and baklava, it'll definitely make your date night even better.

Price: INR 3,800 for two people. 

Diggin

Although Diggin is technically a cafe and not a fine dining restaurant, we believe that it's an extremely stunning option for a date night; especially during night time because of all the pretty fairy lights they always have up. You can go here for their Italian dishes and we suggest that you try their Mutton Lasagna with Mushroom Calzone (vegetarians can go for vegetarian Lasagna, filled with mozzarella cheese and tomato concasse sauce), Margherita Pizza and the Chocolate Brownie Shake.

Price: INR 1,300 for two people 

Cafes

Diggin

Santushti Shopping Complex, 10, Panchsheel Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi

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