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Valentine's Day 2020: Outdoor & Rooftop Restaurants To Hit Up In Gurgaon
The way to (literally) anybody's heart is through their stomach! In 2020, we're leaving behind OTT gestures for Valentine's day, and instead, we're drooling over food instead. Gurgaon is loaded with restaurants, cafes, bistros, and food trucks. Too many options can be a little confusing, right? We've picked out the best outdoor and rooftop restaurants in Gurgaon, just for you (and your significant other).
If you're all you have this Valentine's Day, that's cool too. Don't forget that Lizzo rightly said in her song (Juice)- "I'm not a snack, baby, I'm the whole damn meal".
Indian Grill Room
Head over to Terrace (at the Indian Grill Room) for cocktails and canapés desi style. We recommend going on a cold night to enjoy their delicious kebabs right off the charcoal, as they do am-aaa-zing North Indian and Mughlai cuisine.
They have a liquor menu and an awesome range of cocktails and mocktails to offer. Indian Grill Room also has a buffet for lunch (12:00 pm - 03:00 pm) and dinner (07:00 pm- 11:00 pm), starting at INR 799 (plus taxes).
Price: INR 1,800 for two people.
Threesixtyone, The Oberoi
If there’s one thing you should do during this season of romance, it’s grabbing a table on this deck, barely inches above the shimmering expanse of a mashaal-lit blue pool. Threesixtyone's outdoor seating is beautiful and is the perfect venue for a fancy date. Their wide menu that serves Japanese, Italian, North Indian, and Chinese cuisine caters to all the palates, but we suggest you try their breakfast and brunch menu, sushi, and the North Indian food.
Price: INR 5,500 for two people.
Roots - Cafe In the Park
If you were to ask me, a good breakfast, a cute date, lush green trees, and my dog, would what my ideal Valentine's Day date would look like. Roots in Gurgaon is where it can all happen! Gravel under your feet, a bunch of trees between brick tables and benches, and a wooden fence make for a stunning setting. A pleasant outdoor space, with ample room for a large lunch group, makes Roots our favourite spot on this list. The place opens by 8 am, and it can be difficult to get a table here on some days, so we recommend you plan your trip wisely. You must try their masala chai, sandwiches, hot chocolate or choose whatever you like from their all-day breakfast menu.
Price: INR 750 for two people.
Vibe - The Sky Bar
With unique cocktails, delicious snacks and one hell of a view, Vibe–The Sky Bar is the perfect spot to go to with a date! This Valentine's Day, grab Italian, Thai, or European cuisine at Vibe. Situated on the 10th floor of The Hilton, the place has a stunning space with lots of artificial grass and smooth wood-paneled floors to complete the decor. Don’t forget to pair all of that with their fun Bubblegum cocktail.
Price: INR 3,100 for two people.
Downtown—Diners and Living Beer Cafe
Though the indoor space is a nice area to relax in, Downtown has a rather cosy rooftop with a microbrewery as well. If craft beers, chakhna, and groovy music is what you want for Valentine's Day, then you must definitely consider Downtown. With white umbrellas, high chairs, and round tables accompanied by a view overlooking the market, there aren’t many ways you could go wrong with this one.
Price: INR 2,200 for two people.
Since Cyber Hub opened its doors, Gurgaon has never been the same. We love it for its slew of restaurants spilling out on to the main boulevard (the sprawling terraces of a few of them are amazing). The vibe of CyberHub (especially on Valentine's Day) and its outdoor seating restaurants will make your date perfect. Take your pick from SodaBottleOpenerwala, Wine Company, Pier 38, Beer Cafe, Sutra, Raasta, Soi 7, and Imperfecto.
We recommend you book your tables in advance to be super safe, and not disappoint your date.
Price: Starting at INR 1,000 for two people.
Cafe Soul Garden
Soul Garden in Gurgaon is a beautiful garden that’s a co-working space, a brekkie spot, and an organic haven. While we love the outdoor space, we’re happy to report that the peppy red and white interiors are equally welcoming. Plus, they've got board games and books to keep you company. Since they're one of the best brekkie places in Gurugram (that open at 9 am), you might as well make a date out of it!
Price: Starting at INR 1,000 for two people.
AMPM Cafe & Bar
AMPM is one of our favourite places for cocktails in G-Town. From the fiery Tabasco-laced Spicy Senorita to the fragrant Hakim's Stinger, each drink has a unique identity. Also, make it a point to reach early if you want a table outdoors. They've got live music too (on most days) which is again an added bonus. Go here on Valentine's Day!
Price: INR 2,000 for two people,
Brewocrat is among the few microbreweries in South City II. The location is suitable if you're tired of going to the same old places in Sector 29, or just don't want to travel that far for some good beer and music. What makes it a good Valentine's Day date spot is the fact that it's not a super loud place, and it's away from the generic, mass-y, places. We recommend you try Brewocrat's beers, Continental, Mediterranean, Italian and Asian cuisine.
Price: INR 1,600 for two people.
Raise The Bar - Clarens Hotel
Raise The Bar is a rooftop lounge that is perfect for a Valentine's Day date as it's just the right amount of fancy. If you're into beautifully crafted cocktails, and want to have a boozy evening with your partner, you should definitely head here. They have an elaborate bar menu, and all of their drinks are unique too! We recommend you go crazy with your order, and try something new too.
Price: INR 2,800 for two people.