With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re rounding up some of the best spots in the city for a date with your sweetie. Here are some places you can bond over some great eats, bubblies and of course gazing into each other’s eyes. We’re saying unleash all that cheese and match that thin crust pizza.

Fio Cookhouse

Fio has one of the most charming al fresco areas, and when it’s done up in fairy lights, there’s little we can complain about. Treat your Valentine date to pitchers of sangria, plates of pizza and seafood and Orange Baked Cheesecake. They’ve also got an ice cream martini.

Where: Epicuria, Nehru Place

Nearest metro station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 26281026

Price: INR 3,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12.30am

Ek Bar

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Ek date, ek bar. If you can’t decide between high tea and drinks, just head to Ek Bar. Drink Royal Indian Punch out of a teacup, dig into some delicacies like the Ek Bar Granola Bar {dahivalla ice cream, coriander, avocado and imli gel}, chill with the elephant on the wall and get to know each other even more.

Where: D -17, First Floor, Defence Colony

Nearest metro station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 41688811

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 6pm – 12.30am; 12pm – 4pm {only weekends}

Coast Cafe

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Spicy Keralan food {do yourselves a favour and order the Prawn Moilee with Appams}, a wide range of cocktails {we love the Moscow Mule} and a balcony overlooking the not-so-crowded part of Hauz Khas Village. You can also cosy up indoors and share a scoop of their delectable home-made ice cream {we recommend the Lemon or the Coffee}.

Where: H-2, 2nd & 3rd Floor, Hauz Khas Village

Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 41601717

Price: INR 1,300 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 1am


bohemeCosy rustic interiors, a gorgeous terrace, lots of seafood, a nostalgia-inducing playlist and killer sangria. What else could you dream of? Book yourselves a spot at Boheme.

P.S. Boheme is currently closed for renovation. It will re-open mid May.

Where: D8, Second Floor, Poorvi Marg, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar

Nearest metro station: Chattarpur

Contact: 011 49053292, +91 9810320226

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am

Lutyens Cocktail House

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If you want a date right out of a movie, going classy at Lutyens Cocktail House is one way. Sip on signature cocktails such as the Apple Cigar {whiskey, clover, smoked candy, apple juice} or the Summertini {a concoction involving gin, cucumber, sage, cinnamon vodka wash} and pick on finger food like Truffle Fries and Bacon Popcorn. Conversation is bound to follow.

Where: 22, Janpath

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 8527105488

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12.45am

Le Bistro du Parc

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Le Bistro du Parc boasts of an ambience fit for the most intimate of dates. With chairs and tables lined all along the balcony and the cosy interiors, a vast wine menu, delectable food and desserts which wouldn’t be out of place in Paris, this is a wise choice if you’re looking to impress.

Where: A-57, Moolchand Market, Defence Colony

Nearest metro station: Moolchand

Contact: 011 46780080

Price: INR 1,700 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 4pm; 7pm – 11.30pm

Vibe- The Sky Bar

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For a cocktail-heavy date {we’re partial to the sweet Bubblegum Cocktail, the refreshing Magic Guzzle and intense Laughing Zombie and the khatta Achari Mojito}, try Vibe. We recommend pairing these with their yum finger foods like the Blue Cheese Malai Tikka. All this ten floors up, with billowy curtains and a gorgeous view.

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

Nearest metro station: HUDA City Centre

Contact: 0124 4420000

Timings: 6pm – 12am

Price: INR 2,500 for two {approx}

Belgian Beer Cafe

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It’s a long way to Belgian Beer Cafe, but once you’re settled in the woody restaurant, enjoy the bay windows, the energetic vibe and of course, the beer cocktails. For eats, take a look at their Hoppetisers. We recommend the Beer Battered Calamari.

Where: Crowne Plaza, Institutional Green 1, Surajpur Chowk, Greater Noida

Nearest metro station: Botanical Gardens {we suggest you drive or take a cab as the metro station is approx 30 kms away}

Contact: 0120 6735000

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Rose Cafe

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The charming Rose Cafe shuts shop by 9pm so bookmark it for the day or evening. We recommend sitting outside, ordering Sangria by the pitcher and overdosing on their Bacon Cheese Jalapeno Tarts. Followed by freshly-made waffles, of course, and a helping of the Very Dark Belgian Chocolate Gelato.

Where: Westend Marg, Saidulajab

Nearest metro station: Saket

Contact: 011 65991116

Price: INR 1,200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 9pm

Kinbuck 2

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Timbuktoo may remain a far-fetched dream but meanwhile, you can book yourselves a spot at Kinbuck 2. There’s a beautiful terrace inspired by Rome, decked up with wooden picnic benches and lots of alcohol. We’re there.

Where: P-10/90, 1st & 2nd floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place

Nearest metro station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: +91 9811199529, +91 9953624937

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12.30am

 Royal China

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Situated on the 16th floor with a view of the Lotus Temple in the distance, the ambience already has you in a romantic mood. Add to this Royal China’s impeccable services, delish dishes {Crispy Duck Pancakes, anyone?} and an impressive wine list and you have yourselves the perfect date.

Where: 16th Floor, Eros Corporate Tower, Nehru Place

Nearest metro station: Nehru Place

Contact: 011 49818000

Price: INR 4,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 3.30pm; 7pm – 11.30pm

Sakley’s The Mountain Cafe

saSakley’s always transports us to the hills with its warm, cosy interiors and wooden accents. They’ve come up with a whole range of Valentine’s special cocktails and desserts so you’re spoilt for choice, really. But we strongly recommend sharing one of their signature Chocolate Eclairs. Sinful.

Where: M-23, M Block Market, GK1

Nearest metro station: Kailash Colony

Contact: +91 9873160659

Price: 11am – 12.30am

Timings: INR 1,900 for two

Featured Image Courtesy: Fio Cookhouse