Planning out a dinner date is tricky on so many levels. There are gazillion things that need to be kept in mind. The cuisine should be right (you don’t want to be downing a greasy burgers while looking into each other’s eyes), the ambience has to be spot on (you cannot say those three words with heavy metal blaring in the background, no offense Hard Rock), and last but definitely not the least, the décor and setting of the restaurant is also important (because let’s face it, you don’t want to be holding hands while overlooking a less than flattering view, right?). So, keeping all these points in mind, we’ve picked out some of Gurgaon’s most romantic restaurants. Take a look!
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.
Ground Floor, Vatika Towers Complex, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon | 011 33106491
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and dinner buffet at Impromptu and wash it down with their spectrum of heady cocktail and delicious mocktails. The place is done up lie a neo country villa complete with plush couches, 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.
Prego – The Westin
The Westin Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon | 011 33106377
Spoil yourself sill with 5-star service on this special evening. Known for their delicious Italian menu, Prego is nestled inside The Westin, with both indoor and alfresco seating options. More of a fun-dine than fine-dine, the place is the perfect match of casual and luxury.
Amaranta – The Oberoi
The Oberoi, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon-122002 | 0124 2451234
Dish out the yummiest of seafood dishes at Amaranta. The Gurgaon-based fine dining establishment rolls out a lavish banquet packed with the most exotic of recipes prepared by Chef Tejas Sovani and his team.
Cilantro – The Trident
Trident, 443, Phase 5, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon | 0124 2450505
Break away from the monotony and treat your significant other to a lavish Pan-Asian, North Indian, and Italian. Or spend a lazy Sunday with their Sunday brunch banquet that includes dishes from the Indian subcontinent, the Orients and sunny Mediterranean. Take your pick from live counters that roll out hot and fresh wood fired pizzas, appams, kebabs and the likes.
Thai Pavillion – Vivanta By Taj
Vivanta by Taj, Near HUDA City Center Metro Station, Sector 44, Gurgaon | 0124 6673000
Housed at the Vivanta by Taj, The Pavilion is yet another masterpiece that will transport you straight to Thailand. The magnanimous interiors go beautifully with the Thai theme. The food is an experience in itself with dishes like the Kaduk Moo Yang (spare ribs with sweet and sour sauce) and Neua Phad Prik Sod Hollapa (tenderloin with Thai herbs, bird chilli and basil).
Sakley’s Mountain Café
SF-93, 1st Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon | +91 9873160659
Skip the 5 star opulence for a cozy getaway. Sakley’s instantly transports you to the hills, with its classic wooden décor, huge windows that open out to a beautiful view and a traditional veneer stone fireplace. Evening see a beautifully lit up space that’ll make you want to stay here forever. Add to that some great food and a hot cup of coffee and you’ve got yourself a movie scene!
EEST – The Westin Gurgaon
The Westin Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon | 011 33105794
The place with its calm and relaxing ambience, minimalistic and clean set up, is in every a true reflection of what Japanese (and other Pan-Asian) eateries are. With preparations par excellence in each cuisine, the Thai salads in particular are to be looked out for. The Laab Kai (spicy minced chicken salad) and the Som Tam (shredded raw papaya salad) steal the show completely.
The Piano Man Garden Café
CK Farms, Carter Puri Road, Sector 23A, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon | +91 8800946360
Head over to The Piano Man for a wholesome start to the day with their loaded breakfast platter. If that’s not enough, add their decadent continental options to your meal and make it a memorable and drool worthy V-day brunch! The restaurant offers a calming ambience with a golf course view to take your breath away!
Zanotta – The Leela Ambience
The Leela Ambience Ambience Island, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon | 0124 4771234/55
Dinner at an exquisite Italian restaurant – Valentine’s doesn’t get better than this. Unless you’re in Italy. Chef Rubio has gone to great lengths to convey that there is more to Italian cuisine than pasta, pizza and lasagna. And how! The food is impeccably prepared and the service – needless to say – is top notch as well. The place isn’t open for lunch so book a spot for diner and eat away!
Have a supremely mush-laden romantic evening!