Not In The Mood To Splurge? Hit Up These Date Spots Under INR 1,000

Shaili posted on 06 February

What Is It?

There’s only so much you can do to make a date perfect and splurging shouldn’t be one. Instead, why not focus your collective energies on making it fun and exciting? We’ve got just the thing, with these six awesome date spots for you and your significant other, because, honestly, you just can’t buy love, can you?

For The Perfect View

While most of us would love the idea of splurging by going to the Taj for some dinner and a stunning view of the sea, you can achieve the same {albeit cheaper version} by going to the rooftop bar, the Bayview Café, at Colaba’s Harbour View Hotel. The view is breathtaking, where you get to see the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace and the wide expanse of the sea.

Try: Chicken & cheese croquettes, caramel custard, stuffed mushrooms, chicken tikka, fish fingers

Shell Out: INR 800 – INR 1,000 for two people approx.

Casual Dining

Hotel Harbour View, Kerawala Chamber, Opp. Radio Club, 25, J P Ramchandani Marg, Colaba, Mumbai

For The Power Couple

If both of you are early risers and don’t have any time except for breakfast together, make it count. If you’re in the mood for a healthy breakfast, try The Nutcracker café in Fort or the Tea Villa Café in Versova. If you’re in the mood for a steaming hot South Indian meal, head to Matunga and take your pick – Madras Café or Hotel Ramashray or even Arya Bhavan. If you just want to let go and have a wholesome meal, go to Theobroma in BKC or The Pantry in Colaba. Whatever the choice, it’ll be rewarding.

Try: Nutcracker Café {pancakes, apple pie, barley upma, mushrooms on toast}, Tea Villa Café {Nutella waffles, apple pie waffles, tea}, Hotel Ramashray {pineapple sheera, neer dosa, filter coffee, dosas, idli rasam}, Arya Bhavan {rasam vada, uttapam, Mysore masala dosa, filter coffee, sheera}, Theobroma {croissants, pancakes, pastries, pies & tarts}, The Pantry {all-day breakfast, waffles, quiche lorraine, vanilla custard}

Shell Out: Nutcracker Café {INR 1,000}, Tea Villa Café {INR 1,000}, Hotel Ramashray {INR 400}, Hotel Arya Bhavan {INR 600}, Theobroma {INR 700}, The Pantry {INR 1,000}


Modern House, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Fort, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai

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For The Adventurers

If both of you are big fans of the outdoors, there are a lot of places in Mumbai and even close by, for a one-day outing. You can take a ferry ride to Elephanta Island, have some much needed fun at Essel World or Imagica or even go on a trek together at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It’s cheap, it’s fun and you’re sure to make happy memories.

Take a look at this for more details.


Elephanta Island, Gharapuri, Maharashtra

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For The Singer In You

If the only way to your partner’s heart is through music, you can shine, baby! Karaoke nights make for a super fun date and once you’re done singing, you can enjoy some great food and drinks at these places. There are a lot of restaurants that do Karaoke in the city, like Soul Fry in Bandra {INR 1,000 for 2 people}, Hard Rock Café {for a quick snack and music}, Raasta {INR 1,000 for two people approx.} or even 3 Wise Monkeys {INR 1,000 approx.} in Khar.

For more on Karaoke in Mumbai, check this out.

Casual Dining

Pali Mala Road, Opp. Pali Vegetable Market, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai

For The Local Tourists

Love exploring parts of the city together? There’s so much to see here, from museums to heritage walks, architecture to history – there’s something for every couple. You can either grab a map and walk around the city, exploring bits and stopping for food, or you can be a part of a heritage walk that will show you everything you’d want to see {you wouldn’t even know so much of the history they tell you about}. Read this if you’re keen to pursue a heritage walk.

You can find some really interesting exhibits at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Byculla {closed on Wednesdays – ticket prince INR 10}, apart from Jehangir Art Gallery or the Prince Of Wales Museum.

You could also spend some time at Nehru Planetarium {closed on Mondays, ticket price INR 100 per person} or explore the art deco architecture of the city in Dadar, Mohammed Ali Road, Girgaum, or Bandra.


91-A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla East, Mumbai

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For The Hungry At Heart

If the both of you have roaring appetites and are on the lookout for a good, hearty meal, there are enough places you can visit.

Gomantak, best known for its seafood, is a brilliant place if you want to enjoy the flavours of the Konkan belt and have a great experience {INR 700 for two people approx.}

If you’re craving kababs, Ayubs in Fort is one place you should definitely not miss. They’re known for the Mughlai rolls, beda roti, tandoori chicken and much more {INR 400 for two people approx.}

Jai Hind lunch home is another place to visit if you love your sea food – INR 700 for two people approx.

If you’re in Mohammed Ali Road, don’t forget to visit Shalimar for their Mughlai food. They’re known for their raan biryani, mutton seekh, shawarma and faluda {INR 700 for two people approx.}

Casual Dining

301, Miranda Chawl, Kelkar Road, Dadar West, Mumbai

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For A Good Laugh: Laughter is the best medicine, especially when you’re on a date, and the Canvas Laugh Club in Lower Parel is the perfect venue to surprise your significant other with. They’re doing a special on V-Day, called My Funny Valentine. We’d suggest that you book much in advance if a night full of fun, laughter and frolic is what you’re planning. Ladies, you can purchase the tickets for INR 1,000. Early bird couples can get it for INR 1,800.