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This Valentine's Day, Hit Up These Date Spots Under INR 1,500 If You Are Not In The Mood To Splurge

Shaili posted on 05 February

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There’s only so much you can do to make Valentine's Day 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 awesome date spots for you and your significant other, because, honestly, you just can’t buy love, can you?

For The Perfect View

We'd all love to splurge by going to the Taj for some dinner and a stunning view of the sea, but what if we told you that Bayview Cafe, perched atop Colaba's Harbour View Hotel offers a drop-dead gorgeous view of the Arabian Sea, Gateway of India and the Taj Mahal Palace for relatively cheaper? Head here to enjoy a relaxed time with your beloved.

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

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 1,200}, Tea Villa Café {INR 1,000}, Hotel Ramashray {INR 200}, Hotel Arya Bhavan {INR 400}, Theobroma {INR 500}, The Pantry {INR 1,400}

Cafes

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/Water Kingdom 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.

Tourist Attractions

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 1,500 for two people approx.} or even 3 Wise Monkeys {INR 1,500 approx.} in Khar.

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).

You can find some really interesting exhibits at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Byculla (closed on Wednesdays), apart from Jehangir Art Gallery or the Prince Of Wales Museum.

You could also spend some time at Nehru Planetarium (closed on Mondays)or explore the art deco architecture of the city in Dadar, Mohammed Ali Road, Girgaum, or Bandra.

Museums

91-A, Near Rani Baug, 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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