Chatted Up A Colleague Or Swiped Right? 8 Mumbai Spots For The Perfect First Date

Sarjana posted on 17 July

What Is It?

First dates are important. The excitement, the nervousness, the curiosity and the attraction. There are too many emotions flying around, and you need just the perfect spot to handle all that gracefully. So, here are some places that might help.

Estella, Juhu

Nothing better than enjoying the sunset over the sea on the first date! Estella will make you fall in love with its food, the delicious cocktails and most of all, with the amazing view of Juhu beach that it affords. It is a lounge that screams date night. With seating areas within as well as chairs on an open deck looking out to the best view of the Mumbai sunset {and an island bar connecting them both}, this is the place to go for a quiet date night.

Read more about it here.

Fine Dining

Nichani Kutir Building, Ground Floor, Opp. HDFC Bank, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai

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Café Serene, Thane

If you wish to take your date to Goa for the first dinner, we have found an option closer to you. Located on Virgin Beach in Uttan Bhayender, Thane, Café Serene is one of those hidden gems that let you enjoy the pleasure of having a nice meal on a clean secluded beach. There cannot be a better spot for a date night, believe us!

Read more about it here.

Cafes

Virgin Beach, Behind Valenkani Chruch, Mira Road, Uttan Bhayender, Thane, Maharashtra

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Cat Café Studio, Versova

If you are looking for a casual date and love animals, we have just the right spot. Our beloved Cat Café Studio in Versova is a feline lover’s heaven. Did you know they serve homemade baked goodies and delicious bagels? It has a very chill vibe to it doubled with the fact that their resident cats are often found hanging out on the floor.

Read more about it here.

Cafes

Bungalow 63, 1st Floor, Harminder Singh Road, Aram Nagar Part 1, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai

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Keiba, Mahalaxmi

If you are looking for a space that will stand out in the Mumbai landscape and will provide memorable experiences every single time, then Keiba in Mahalakshmi Race Course should be your go-to spot. With the equal emphasis being put on both food and drinks, Keiba is the place you can come to for a delicious, authentic meal followed by a night at the high-energy bar. Also, the cherry blossom murals on their walls are too pretty!

Read more about it here.

Casual Dining

Amateur's Rider's Club, Gate 5, Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai

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The Quarter, Fort

A live jazz bar, an al fresco restaurant, a wine and mozzarella bar, and an all-day cafe housed in the premises of Royal Opera House, Mumbai makes for a very ideal date spot. You can take out your best dress and tuxedo for this one. The vibe is very classy and the opera house setting is inevitably romantic. If you don’t want to take chances and want everything to be perfect, this is where you should head.

Event Venues

Royal Opera House, Mathew Road, Charni Road, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai

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The Wine Rack, Lower Parel

The first thing you will notice after entering The Wine Rack will be the beautiful bottles of over 300 wines sourced from all over the world. And right across the wine rack is their bar that’s beautifully designed, complete with the best quality liquor and stunning wall art. If you’re looking for some old-world charm, progressive Indian food and some wine (or a lot of it), The Wine Rack needs to be your go-to place. In fact, for your date night, you can go back home with some happy, romantic memories and a bottle of wine {because they sell awesome wines too}.

Read more about it here.

Lounges

High Street Phoenix, Ground Floor Lower Parel, Mumbai

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The Nutcracker, Bandra West

If you are a morning person and prefer breakfast dates, we have something perfect lined up for you. The Nutcracker is a legendary breakfast eatery that is perfect for a first date. Go for their Turkish eggs, eggs akuri, pancakes and dark chocolate waffles. Couple these dishes with their mint cooler and you will be sorted. It’s the perfect place for good food and conversation.

Read more about it here.

Cafes

Diamond Arch CHS, C/2, St. John Baptist Road, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Prithvi Café, Juhu

For all the culture vultures, there cannot be a better spot for the first date. We would recommend that you start your date by witnessing one of the fantastic plays that are staged in Prithvi Theatre and head to Prithvi Cafe for the dinner after the sunset. The whole setting is tucked in an earthy corner surrounded by plants and decorated with fairy lights {already feeling romantic}. Order their Irish coffee and keema pav. That never ceases to amaze us! Also, their Sulemani Chai is very popular. The café is often frequented by celebrities so if you get lucky, you might run into some actors. Now won’t that make for a fantastic first date story?

Cafes

Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai

#LBBTip

If you want to be a little adventurous and go for karaoke on your first date, we have a list ready for you. Read about those restaurants here.