Restaurant recommendations for Valentine Day meals

Whether you believe in it or you don’t, Valentine Day is a well marketed global phenomenon. And chances are that 90% of the time, one person in a relationship does believe in Valentine Day or would at least like to celebrate it with his/ her someone special. So considering this vast target audience and the fact that planning is a tedious and mentally exhausting process. I decided to list down 10 best places for 5 different kind of people to visit on V-day with their bae.

For the romantics

If you’re all mushy and want to impress your lover/ friend/ girlfriend/ this girl/ boy, however you label the bond, you can try Hakkasan which every year comes out with a curated menu for V-day. The place oozes romance and the food, service and drinks are great. Another good option would be Dome – Intercontinental. Who wouldn’t want to stare at the expanse of sea while enjoying the clean breeze on their face and staring at his/ her someone special.

Hakkasan – 206, Krystal, Waterfield Road, Linking Road, Bandra West | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 2600 | Contact at – 022 26444444

Dome Intercontinental – Hotel InterContinental, 135, Churchgate, Mumbai | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 3500 | Contact at – 022 39879872

For goodness in a budget

If you want to feel good vibes and enjoy good food while not digging too deep in your pocket, you can try Bayview café in Colaba. It offers a rooftop with a great sea view and is easy on your pocket. Have fun spotting Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace and other iconic places on Mumbai’s coastline while enjoying great company and tasty food. Another good place in a budget would be Sushi café in Bandra. The food is great and this quaint place is done up nicely. The service might be little slow but the food makes up for it. Also, some extra time to spend with your beloved shouldn’t be a chore.

Bayview caféHotel Harbour View, Kerawala Chamber, Opposite Radio Club, 25, J P Ramchandani Marg, Colaba, Mumbai | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 800 | 022 61192222

Sushi café – Shop 2, 325, Siffin, Ambedkar Road, Near Pali Naka, Pali Hill, Bandra West | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 1000 | 9833650503

For the practical souls

If you don’t have much time to spend and can only adjust breakfast or quick lunch with bae, head out to Nutcracker in Kala Ghoda. It’s small, quaint, romantic and very pretty. It’s an eggetarian place so if you’re a vegetarian, it’s an ideal choice for you. Another good option would be The Bagel Shop on Carter Road. I personally like the relax atmosphere, good bagels and the friendly service.

The Nutcracker – Modern House, Dr. V.B. Gandhi Marg, Opposite One Forbes Building, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 1200 | Contact at – 022 61344971

The Bagel Shop – 30, Pali Mala Road, Carter Road, Bandra West | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 900 | Contact at – 022 33126099

For some fish and wish

If you love seafood as much as I do, then you should head out to Pratap Lunch Home, Fort. Only for the food but then food is known to be a good aphrodisiac. The place is all business and service is quick. Go here for a no frills attached meal with your valentine. Another good option to try would be Heng bok in Bandra. The place is on the expensive side but the ambience and food is worth it. You get amazing Korean food here and I personally like the live barbecue counter on each table and what it does. Enjoy a romantic dinner here with your loved one while eating scrumptious, tasty and spicy Korean delicacies.

Pratap Lunch Home – 79, Lucky Mansion, Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort, Mumbai | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 850 | 022 30151016

Heng Bok – 6th Floor, Above Shoppers Stop, Suburbia Mall, Linking Road, Bandra West | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 2500 | Contact at – 022 30151380

Do something fun or funny

If you don’t just want to meet over a meal and have some more time, I suggest sitting for stand up comedy act. Laughing brings people closer and even if it doesn’t, you sure feel a lot better just by laughing. So book those tickets in advance to avoid any disruptions to your planned evening and go attend a laughter session. I recommend going for Canvas Laugh Club’s My Funny Valentine. You can do dinner post this where you rehash all the jokes and the funny stories that the comedy artists reminded you of. From Canvas Laugh Club heading to Verbena is an easy walk and it’s a gorgeous place to unwind and relax.

Canvas Laugh club – 3rd Floor, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 2000 

Verbena – BrewPub and SkyGarden – 4th Floor, Trade View Building, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai | Average cost for 2 people – Rs. 2000 | +91 9619563736 and +91 8291961008

If you’ve any other suggestion that you think should be in this list, please share it in the comments section below. Have a fun, happy and delightful valentine’s day all!

This post is a part of Blogtrain #ShareUrLove hosted by Minakshi & Dipika, wherein 18 lovely female bloggers from different genres are talking about some aspect of ‘Love’. In this train, I took the blog relay baton from Jhilmil. Next post lined up is from Sabeeka who writes on adopting healthy lifestyle using natural remedies. Let’s see what she has to say about love!

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