Love is in the air and everyone’s talking about it – Media, Restaurants and brands across various categories, friends, colleagues and the special someone! 😉
Valentine’s is one special day where everyone across Southeast Asia and the world talk about everything to do with love, romance, gift-giving and more. With just two days left to prove your care to the special someone, what’s your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day date? I think a romantic dinner in a restaurant with either good ambiance or good food does wonders. And if the route to the special someone’s heart is through their tummy, I need not say any more.
I’m a hopeless planner, like many of you and thought this list of my favorite picks will make your life easier. Choose & decide what will add cheer to your Valentine – Good ambiance or Good Food, however I think most of the places in the list top in both the categories.
PAPAYA is a new Asian restaurant opened at Palladium Mall, Lower Parel. One thing that will catch your special someone’s eyes is definitely the quirky ambience. The good food will follow. Do start your meal with the yummy Laksa.
Cost – Rs. 2000 for two
Freshly imported into Mumbai, from Bahrain, is the brand new Japanese Restaurant, Ruka. Located at the ground floor of one of Juhu’s famous landmark – the Ramee Guestline Hotel, Ruka serves as an ideal place for a light lunch, dinner or even a social get-together. You must have the Rock Shrimp Tempura & the Mushroom Hotpot Rice.
Cost – Rs. 3000 for two
- Chez Moi
A cute & cozy place located near Lilavati Hospital is famous among couples. Chez Moi has something special happening this Valentine’s Day. Pamper your loved one with special offers exclusively designed to make it a special meal.
Cost: At 2499/- savour your meal with 2 glasses of sangria/ indian wine, 1 veg/non veg starter, 2 mains and 1 dessert.
At 3499/- indulge in 4 glasses of sangria/indian wine + 2 veg/non veg starters + 2 mains + 1 dessert.
At 4999/- make it extra special with 8 glasses of sangria/indian wine + 2 veg/non veg starters + 2 mains + 2 desserts.
- Sassy Spoon
The Sassy Spoon is a beautiful place and makes for a perfect date place. From the charming rising stairs, to the high ceilings, the lively colours and a wall smitten with trunks and suitcases, their concept of beauty is something that will make your special someone feel special. To top all this, there’s soothing and soft music in the background, while an ideal distance is maintained among the tables, so that you can have a lovely date.
Cost – Rs. 2000 for two
- Bombay Canteen
Amidst the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, right in the heart of Lower Parel at Kamala Mills, finally a space where you can toast the old times and celebrate the new! Welcome to The Bombay Canteen, an Indian Café and Bar that promises you an exciting journey on a plate (and in a glass), albeit in a refreshing new avatar. Possibly this year’s most awaited restaurant, The Bombay canteen is started by Top Chef Masters’ winner Floyd Cardoz, who brings his signature mark to the food served with retro Hindi film tunes that hum sweetly in a nostalgic, old Bombay-style fit-out. Must try dishes include – Kheema Bheja Ghotala, Kejriwal and Gulab Nut.
Cost – Rs. 1600 for two
- Café Haqq Se
If you want to enjoy a good ambience, good food with some live performances, this is the place to be in. Café Haqq Se is one of the first restaurants in Mumbai that has given a new definition to ‘fusion cuisine’. Dishes like Rasam Laksa, Japani Kheer etc will definitely cheer your special someone up.
Cost – Rs. 1000 for two