The Capital is famously infamous for being a choked up concrete jungle, but Delhi has a romantic touch to it, with its natural surroundings, historically rich and intimate nooks and its perfectly set ambience. Adding to the romance of the city, these select restaurants vow to turn up the heat with excellent food, fine service and a completely dreamy setting – in short, a clichéd flawless romantic date. And who says no to that?
Olive Bar & Kitchen, One Style Mile, Haveli No. 6-8, Kalkadass Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi-30 | 011 2957 4444
Perfect for couples who are looking for a nice, quiet & romantic meal with their loved ones, Olive is loved for its location and ambience. The beautiful Mediterranean décor, quiet atmosphere, good music & exceptional food make it one of the most romantic restaurants in Delhi.
The Claridges, 12, Near Lodhi Road, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi-11 | +91 9971718208
Sevilla is the place to be, whether you are on your first date or celebrating your anniversary. The breathtaking ambience of this place complete with the canopies, flowing water, romantic dim lighting, great music and amazing food make this place what is it – perfect.
Lodi – The Garden Restaurant, Lodhi Road, Opp. Mausam Bhavan, New Delhi – 03 | +91 98187 43232″ ]
Standing proud at Lodhi Road, The Lodi is an exceptional romantic restaurant in Delhi. Given a picturesque weather and exceptional company, it is the place for an intimate meal, speckled by greens and surrounded with monuments with light classical English music playing in the background.
1, Lobby Level, The Imperial Hotel, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 01 | 011 2334 1234
San Gimignano is a scenic restaurant that serves authentic Italian food and is best known for its beguiling outdoor patio where you can enjoy a quiet and relaxed meal with your beau.
The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 03 | 011 43633411
This mesmerizing place is one where you can treat your better half to Pan Asian, Oriental, European and North Indian food by a tranquil water body and the flaming lights dotting the water. Pure luxurious indulgence is what you will experience here.
One Qutub, 1501, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi – 30 | 088004 80048
Cherie One Qutub, the capital’s much loved French bistro, has a beautiful and dreamy feel to it. With its cobbled-stone paths, gorgeous lighting, wrought iron furniture, wistful drapes complete with a wood-fired oven, the place is everything a food-loving couple would want on a date.
Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket, New Delhi – 17 | +91 9971004531
Fio offers a romantic atmosphere for couples with its intimate and cozy niches and corners. Its country-style ambience is a sensation with all those looking to spend some quality time with their significant other.
Ground Floor, Vatika Towers Complex, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon-122002 | 011 33106491
Enjoy a sumptuous spread at Impromptu and wash it down with their spectrum of heady cocktail and delicious mocktails. The place draws inspiration from a neo country villa complete with French windows and an airy outdoor setting. The food ranges from American, European and North Indian small nibbles to full size platters to stuff you up.
Indian Accent – The Manor
The Manor, 77, Friends Colony, New Delhi | +91 9871117968
Indian Accent has gotten the fusion formula just right. One thing’s for sure, Chef Manish Mehrotra sure knows how to make a customer happy with his innovative cuisine, attention to detail and exquisitely handpicked selection of wine!
Neung Roi – Radisson Blu Plaza
Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi, National Highway 8, Near IGI Airport, Mahipalpur, New Delhi | 011 33105576
Neung Roi is the perfect spot for all your formal sit-down affairs. The food, needless to say is finger licking good and some of the best picks are the Goong Pan Takrai (prawn & lemongrass skewers) and the Pla Yng Krue (grilled fish fillet wrapped in banana leaf).
En – The Japanese Restaurant
H-5/1, Ambawatta One, Kalkadas Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi | 011 33105772
Let the Far East step up your date game at En. The Japanese restaurant is all set to welcome couples with their Valentine’s week special – a five course menu which has been specially designed and primed by head chef, Muramatsu, and his team. Book yourself a private dining room to turn up the love.
Lakhori – Haveli Dharampura
Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Gali Guliyan, Near Jama Masjid, Dharampura, Chandni Chowk, Delhi-06 | 011 23263000; 011 23261000
Enjoy a regal Darbar-like ambience complete with a massive courtyard and vintage architecture at Lakhori. As if the décor wasn’t enough to take you back in time, the place sits whack in the middle of history-infused Chandni Chowk. Keeping up with the theme, the food too is a reminiscent of the Mughal heritage. Binge on biryani, kebabs and naans as you take in the beauty of it a
Orient Express – Taj Palace
The Taj Palace Hotel, No 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi-21 | 011 26110202
Complete with a beautiful décor and romantic ambience, Orient Express serves excellent European dishes. The perfect place for a quiet and fancy date night.
76/27, Near Andheria More, Near Metro Pillar 38, MG Road, New Delhi | 011 33106104
Enjoy the wistful feels of a rustic Tuscan villa coupled with authentic Italian cuisine at Tonino. Pair that with delicious classic red or white wine sangria served by the glass or in a pitcher.
Threesixtyone Degrees – The Oberoi
The Oberoi, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon | 0124 2451234
The Oberoi brings to you delicious Italian, North Indian, Chinese and Japanese spreads served with a beautiful view of the pool. The hotel and staff leave no stone unturned when it comes to delighting your senses, be it with the food or service. Do yourself a favor, and dine here.
Le Bistro Du Parc
A-57-59, Moolchand Market, Near Defence Colony, Defence Colony, New Delhi-24 | 011 46780080
Feast on a gorgeous European and French meal at this lavish restaurant. Le Bistro Du Parc brings the culinary awesomeness to a menu packed with exquisite preparations like Niçoise with Seared Tuna salad, Quiche du Jour and Crème Brûlée.
Too far? Check out these romantic restaurants in Gurgaon for the people living on the farther end of the Capital!