Dates with lot of food and a romantic ambience are the best kinds. Sip some wine, eat good food and have some intimate conversations while the atmosphere helps to set in the right mood. We have ten most romantic restaurants in Mumbai for your special date with your loved one.
1. THE SASSY SPOON, NARIMAN POINT
One of the prettiest restaurants of Mumbai lies in the corner of the busy streets of Nariman Point. The French inspired décor is what that makes this place what it is. Fairy lights, delicate curtains, chandeliers and an array of vintage suitcases instantly make this place quaint and romantic. The menu is typically continental but has its own personalization to it. Dark Chocolate & Basil Fondues to Beer Ricotta in Ragi Baguette, the menu has a charm of its own.
2. CAFÉ TERRA, BANDRA
The rooftop restaurant with simple blue and white interiors turns gorgeous at night. The menu serves a variety of Oriental, Continental and Italian dishes with a collection of wines. If you’re looking for a peaceful moon-lit dinner, Café Terra offers the right ambience. Try the spicy Peri Peri Chicken cooked in Portuguese style or Mama Rosa Pasta with a glass of fruity red wine.
3. AER, WORLI
Housed in Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, this lounge on the 34th floor is a perfect place for a sundown date. It certainly has the best view of Mumbai and the egg-shaped interior with minimalist décor is lovely to the eyes as well. Cuisines range from Spanish and Italian to European and Lebanese. After all, there’s hardly anything as enchanting as watching the stars while sipping some wine with your beloved.
4. DOME, CHURCHGATE
Candle-lit dinner, pleasant air and a spectacular view – if this is your definition of a romantic dinner; you must head to Dome – International. Situated in the eight floor of Intercontinental, this place boasts of the ideal view of the famous Queen’s Necklace in Mumbai. Cocktails, premium wines and cigars, and a menu of international grills make Dome the swankiest walk in around. Woody, the Sax and Flute artist also perform here on selective days.
5. PALI VILLAGE CAFÉ, BANDRA
One of the hipster joints in the uptowns of Bandra, this is not one of the conventional romantic places, yet the wooden chairs, peeling walls, rustic old photographs and brick walls create a beautiful vibe. As you climb up the winding stairs to the balcony, you’ll find two privately seated chairs perfect for your partner and you. Try the apple-rhubarb crumble, Kheema with sunny side up and Jalapeno Risotto here.
6. CHEZ MOI, BANDRA
Located in the back-lanes of Reclamation, Chez Moi is a tiny Italian bistro. You don’t need candle-lit dinners; Chez Moi’s comfy ambience is enough to make you feel romantic. When it comes to food, try the Oatmeal & Olive Crusted Fish Goujons and the Chef’s Special Stuffed Chicken. You could compliment your dishes with wines from Chez Moi’s generous wine list.
7. BUNGLOW 9, BANDRA
Bungalow 9 is a cavernous bungalow with a pretty courtyard filled with high ceiling trees, wood-cladded atmosphere and high ceilings. The cuisine ranges from continental, seafood, Italian to European and Sushi. You must definitely try their Pepperoni pizza and Burmese Khow-Suey. A very romantic place right in the heart of Bandra, this is ideal for a date with your partner.
8. OLIVE BAR & KITCHEN, KHAR
The restaurant in Khar has the perfect setting for date night on a breezy evening. Glass façades, white walls with Japanese framed-paintings and huge hand-fans hung as décor, the restaurant manages to play a balance between quirky and elegant. Cuisines range from Lebanese and Italian to European and Continental.
9. THE TASTING ROOM, LOWER PAREL
The comfortable and enchanting environment of this place will easily make you feel like you’re sitting with your partner at a cozy bistro in Paris. The Tasting Room has a generous stock of wine along with appetizing Mediterranean and European food. You must go for their Seared Fillet of Basa and Watermelon Feta Salad and definitely for the beautiful ambiance that it creates for your date night.
10. BREEZE, POWAI
If your partner and you are vegans, this is the ideal place for the both of you. Another of Mumbai’s rooftop restaurants, this one guarantees scrumptious food and great ambiance. The menu serves good Mediterranean cuisine. You should definitely try the Moussakaan Quattro Formaggi Pizza and end it with Chocolate Chiffon Tart. Gorge on a delectable platter of food while watching the stars with your beloved.
Well, food and romance is always a good idea.
– SHRAMONA PODDAR