Nothing kills the mood on a date like a screaming baby or a noisy restaurant. Planning a date with your significant other for a special occasion – Birthday, anniversary or just a date due a long time? While a rustic dhaba meal on a long drive or a pav bhaji that you made yourself for the first time are good ideas, a special occasion deserves more, don’t you think so? We bring you the six best of Mumbai’s rooftop restaurants where you and your date can relax, enjoy the view with absolutely wonderful food!
1. Café Terra
Where: Pali Hill Bandra West,
What to have: Oriental Pot Rice, Jalapeno Cheese Croquette,
Cost for two: Rs. 1800
This place has live music, if you’re lucky they’ll take requests too! The food, the music, the ambience and the view all come together for a perfect date night package. This is a place where you’ll get to spend some quality time with your significant other. What better way to catch up with your partner than with a glass of wine and changing of the sky from twilight to a starry sky.
2. Aer – Four Seasons
What to have: Pub food
Cost for two: Rs. 5000
A little towards the steep side but definitely worth the money. The view is simply breathtakingly awesome. Chances are you might forget your food (even worse, your date) thanks to the view. But try and focus on the fact that you’re in a restaurant with somebody and you will have an all rounded experience of great food and great view.
What to have: Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Baby Potatoes
Cost for two: Rs. 1500
The place overlooks the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, definitely a good place for a date. They have canopy style seating arrangements as well as regular table seating. Our advice, always make a reservation at least an hour before you go because this place will leave you waiting in line and ‘one simply does not make their date wait’!
4. La Patio
Where: Lokhandwala, Andheri
What to have: Mediterranean
Cost for two: Rs. 2000
Tucked into a quieter side of the city you might have second doubts about the roads that lead here. But that’s the thing about the good restaurants, they’re hard to find but worth it all when you get there. As the wise folk once said, ‘No pain no gain.’ When you get there the view of the city and the beautiful fairy lights lit romantic ambience will take you away from the noisy city. If a quiet and quality time is what you’re looking for this is the place to be.
What to have: Finger Food and Sushi
Cost for two: Rs. 3500
Plan your date around sunset time and you’ll get the best view of the Arabian Sea and the Queen’s Necklace. Add to it the delicious food they have to offer and you’ll want to keep coming back for every consequent date with your significant other.
6. The Marina Rooftop Café
What to have: Italian
Cost for two: Rs. 1500
Their food is absolutely mouth-watering and scrumptious. The view of the Mumbai skyline is something you really should be experiencing. The place is a complete package and the best part is that the tables are placed at a good distance so that you’re not cramped up and you can really have a good time with your significant other.