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If you want to turn on the charm and romance your partner, one non-fussed way to aid your efforts is to take him or her out for a stunning supper. We pick nine of the best restaurants for Valentine’s Day to dial up the love all across India.

Bengaluru

Fly Dining

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Bangalore, Fly Dining

Sweep your significant other off their feet, quite literally. Fly Dining takes you 50 metres off the ground, overlooking Bengaluru’s pretty Nagavara Lake. They serve a mix of Asian and Indian cuisine, accompanied by mocktails.

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Grasshopper

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Bangalore, Grasshopper

Ringing in classic romance, they’re set in a farmhouse al fresco amidst the greens with jazz playing in the backdrop. A call before you head to the dinner will seek your dietary preferences, and freshly cut flowers and candles adorn the tables as you select from their collection of wines, beers, or non-alcoholic drinks. They offer five and seven course meals, we suggest you go for the latter on this occasion. Reserve your table on their terrace for the desired seclusion.

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The Tao Terraces

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Bangalore, The Tao Terraces

A rooftop space right in the centre of the city, The Tao Terraces take you away from the mad rush yet allowing a bird’s eye view of the bustling streets below. Buddhist serenity encases the restaurant with Asian motifs, cane interiors, and the calm sound of flowing water. Their Pan Asian fare does justice to the splendid ambience and view. They also have special candle light dinners for couples, making it perfect if you’re looking for a private space.

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Delhi

Tres

Warm Milk Chocolate Brownie at Tres, Delhi
Warm Milk Chocolate Brownie

In the quaint Lodhi Market, Tres exudes a gentlemanly charm. The true to basics interiors carry composure with green and yellow hues, and offer a perfect evening that encourages conversation. Choose to sit at the bar if casual is on your mind, or take a seat at one of the tables of an elaborate dinner is what you’re going for. Their tasteful cocktails and modern European cuisine will add to the romance of V-Day.

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Grammar Room

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Delhi. Grammar Room

If an easygoing date night is on your mind, Grammar Room is ideal. In the Mehrauli-Qutub area, the all-day café sits inside the capital’s favourite Olive Bar & Kitchen. Looking over lush greens, the intimate space has a balcony where you can get closer to nature as you sip on that coffee or cocktail. The large cane chairs are cosy and cute potted plants reside on tabletops. The menu is an assortment of small and large plates from across the world. Add a little cheese to the laid-back date and share that heavenly affogato.

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Sevilla

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Delhi. Sevilla Claridges

The Spanish and Italian restaurant at The Claridges has both indoor and al fresco seating. The weather and V-Day call for the latter, with their white tents, chandeliers, and long-stemmed candle stands bringing the charisma to life. The flickering mellow lighting, tiny glass bridge walkways, and perpetual quiet romance in the air mirror a night out of a film. Take your pick from their selection of over 150 wines from different parts of the world and end the night with the much-loved tiramisu.

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Mumbai

Estella

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Mumbai. Estella

Sea waves in your ears and sunset in your eyes, Estella has one of the most beautiful views offered by a restaurant in the Maximum City. Its wooden deck and cabanas overlooking the Juhu beachfront with spacious tables allowing for free flowing conversation without earring in on others. The modern Australian food carries influences from Asian and European cuisines, with sushi, scallops, and risotto — all at your beckoning.

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Dome

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Mumbai. Estella

Rooftop, city that never sleeps underneath, and sea on the side — Dome is all settings rolled into one. Soft lighting and couch seating at the lounge-restaurant is great for a a prolonged romantic evening. The whisky bar at the rooftop has a corner seat, offering an uninterrupted view of the Queen’s Necklace. Their pristine white décor adds to the charm, as you indulge in cocktails, grills, cigars, wine, and global cuisine.

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The Quarter

Best restaurants for Valentine's Day in Mumbai. The Quarter

Floor to ceiling windows, sleek wooden seating, greens all around, candles and plants on the table. It’s nature overtaking the rushed city a The Quarter. Making their food using local produce and in-house ingredients, they serve Americana and European food. Signature cocktails, champagne, and wines add flavour to the evening, as live jazz plays through supper. Residing in Mumbai’s Royal Opera House, the address only adds to the allure.

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Hyderabad

Jewel of Nizam–The Minar

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Sweep your significant other off their feet, quite literally. A hundred feet above the ground, the Jewel of Nizam is set atop a tower, with 360-degree views of the Osman Sagar. Their authentic Hyderabadi cuisine brings to life the traditional food of the Nizams. Set in isolation from the city rush, enjoy the splendid view of lush greens by the shore and lights twinkling off the water after sundown. Make their biryani and haleem a must-order for your date.

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Tuscany

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Delicate chandeliers, intimate seating, red terracotta tiles, and hand-painted murals welcome you into the warm ambience of Tuscany, Trident Hyderabad. They have authentic Italian food from the Tuscany region, with a great gnocchi and mushroom soup amongst other delicacies. Their extensive wine collection compliments the food well, and fits perfectly into your Valentine’s dinner.

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Kolkata

Club Fenicia

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If you’re looking for a buzzing date night, head to Club Fenicia. From relaxed lounges to intimate tables, rooftop to indoors, they’ve got any and every seating option you may be in the mood for. You may go for a quiet dinner in a corner or take center stage with their party vibe. Not just the setting, even their food has tons of variety–from sushi to tapas, kebabs to bowls, pizzas to sizzlers, they’ve got it all.

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Sienna Store & Cafe

Sienna Cafe
Vegetable wrap

If a more relaxed vibe is what you’re looking at, Sienna Store & Cafe is your best bet. Artsy, quirky, and niche, their delectable cafe food–think hot chocolate, cloud cake, wraps–is in the company of a store. So, not only do you have the ideal casual date night, but if you forgot that present, you can get one right here.

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Megha Uppal
Senior Associate Editor
An innate love for travel and food has translated into many a trips since childhood for Megha; it also fed her curiosity to know about local cultures. When not writing, she is on the lookout for three things: A great dark chocolate dessert, a beautiful pool where she can practice her backstroke, and art that she can save up for.