Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, or are looking for a venue to celebrate your 25th anniversary, we know how important both food and ambience are to you. Hence, here’s our list of romantic restaurants in Gurgaon for when you need to spend some alone time with your SO.

Piano Man Garden Cafe

Street corner jazz cafe with live piano entertainment, Piano Man is ideal for those first dates when you’re getting to know each other. When it comes to the meal, start with a hot soup {French Onion, maybe} and progress to hearty food such as quiches, quesadillas, risottos and Thai curries. The only thing missing is a glass of wine.

Where: CK Farms, Next to ITM College, Caterpuri Road, Palam Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk {we’d recommend booking a cab or taking an auto as the station is seven kilometres away}

Contact: +91 8800946360

Price: INR 1,600 for two {approx.}

Timings: 7am – 10pm

Prego—The Westin

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Image courtesy: Zomato

If you’re looking to bond over great food, Prego’s a safe bet. We’d start our meal here with the cheese platter served with bread and marmalade, followed by a hand-crafted pasta dish and lamb rack for mains. For dessert, we hear the Mascarpone Cheese Pie is a delight. If you want to stay conventional, the tiramisu will more than satiate.

Where: The Westin Hotel, Sector 29

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: 0124 4977777

Price: INR 3,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 3.30pm; 6.30pm – 1.30am

QLA

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Situated between Delhi and Gurgaon, QLA stuns with its gorgeous outdoor area {live music is frequent here}, wood fired pizzas, fresh bread and plenty of bubbly to go around. You could even sign up for a wine session if you’re looking for fun and educational activities to do together.

Where: Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Near Qutab Minar, Mehrauli

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Contact: 011 32318233, +91 8527098766

Price: INR 3,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Threesixtyone

Black Cod with Miso—’nuff said. The gem of the Oberoi group of hotels, Threesixtyone never disappoints with food or service. Whether you want kebabs or pappardelle, they’ve got your back. And when your meal is served delicious in a beautiful setting {the pool in this case, hidden in parts by pretty pillars with lots of flowers and greenery surrounding it}, it’s hard not to let your romantic side come out.

Where: The Oberoi, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar

Nearest Metro Station: Udyog Vihar

Contact: 0124 2451234

Price: INR 4,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6.30am – 12.30am

Kiyan

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Image courtesy: Zomato

If you want to dine in utmost luxury, Kiyan’s your answer. If we were you, we’d plant ourselves outside next to the giant pillars and pools. Their menu is a mix of European, north Indian and Thai, so you have plenty of options, even if your tastes differ from each other. We’ve heard only good things about the Dal Devarana and the Hyderabadi Patthar Kebab so you may want to stick to desi.

Where: Dusit Devarana, 21st Milestone, Samalkha, NH 8, NearRajokri

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk/Chattarpur {though these are still quite far, we recommend driving or booking a cab}

Contact: 011 33552211

Price: INR 5,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 7am – 11pm

Roots—Cafe in the Park

If you want to keep things simple yet cosy, Roots is the place for you. Away from the hustle bustle, it’s a super green cafe offering the usual sandwiches and titbits. The Railway Masala Omelette sandwich is always a popular pick here.

Where: Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Leisure Valley, Sector 29

Nearest Metro Station: IFFCO Chowk

Contact: 0124 2574616, +91 9971134920

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8am – 8pm

Vibe—The Sky Bar

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Image courtesy: Vibe

10 floors up, Vibe is all about cocktails and finger food, and what better way to celebrate a date? We’re liking their Blue Cheese Malai Tikkas, Feta Cheese Beetroot Patties and most of their drinks. Can’t decide which one? Start with the khatta Achari Mojito {mango pickle in a mojito}.

Where: Rooftoop at the Hilton Garden Inn, Baani Square, Sector 50

Nearest Metro Station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: 0124 4420000

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx}

Timings: 6pm – 12am

Featured image courtesy: Prego