Valentine’s Day Special: Where to Celebrate Love
Whatever your idea of a perfect day – from a quieter, more sophisticated experience to a louder, more relaxed atmosphere, we’ve got you covered
The most romantic day of the year is here. Whether you're celebrating with your partner, friends, family or riding solo, a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by treating yourself to a good meal. To help you make this year's celebration memorable, restaurants in your cities are cooking up specially crafted menus that make for the perfect (read romantic) date. Here are our top picks of the most enticing Valentine's Day offerings. Prior reservations are strongly suggested.
The Westin Mumbai Garden City
This Valentine’s Day, experience splendour, luxury and indulgence with a lavish lunch or dinner at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. Head to Prego where you can treat your partner to an exquisite Italian meal that includes dishes such as Prawn and Avocado Mini Tart, Strawberry Risotto, and more. Give in to the enticing amalgamation of aromatic fragrances and flavours from the live counters and delectable treats at Seasonal Tastes. With an all-you-can-eat buffet on offer, a food coma is assured. Kangan, the Indian speciality restaurant, on the other hand, has a three-course dinner on offer for you and your loved one.
When: February 14, 2019
Prego: 12:30 pm to 03:30 pm and 07:00 PM onwards | Lunch - INR 2000 + taxes; Dinner - INR 3099 + taxes
Seasonal Tastes: 7:00 pm onwards | INR 2799+ taxes
Kangan: 7:00 pm onwards | INR 2799+ taxes (Veg); INR 3099+ taxes (Non-veg)
At Grandpa’s Den expect to spend the day amidst old tales of love and romance with dishes such as 'When We Met—strawberry infused Rum topped with the local champagne—reminicscent of love at first sight on the streets of Lahore in 1947. ‘Je Taime’, is a French expression of love under the Eiffel Tower in 1948, while 'The French Connection' cocktail, made of berries and nut-flavoured ice paired with gin and tonic, is a more spirited way to express love.
When: February 14, 2019
Where: Unit 41, Inside Grandmamas cafe, Next to Sai Service, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel, Mumbai
The Daily Bar & Kitchen
The Daily Bar & Kitchen sets the ambience this Valentine’s Day with some good food, great music and gourmet delicacies. Sweeten your day with their Strawberry Chocolate Mousse or add some magic to your relationship with the Love Potion cocktail. Dance the night away to the groovy throwback beats of DJ Lynston with your loved one by your side.
When: February 14 | Lunch to Dinner – 12:00 noon to 1:30 am
Where: Ground, SV Rd, Behind Shoppers Stop, Bandra West, Mumbai
Get drunk on love at Hello Guppy, the all-day Japanese café and bar while sipping on delicious concoctions. Expect specials such as the Punch-In Tonight, Whisk It Well and Fisherman’s Tonic among others. Choose from their fishbowls, which are ideal for two, or opt for their solo serving glasses. To balance all the alcohol, finish off with the Chocolate Fondue.
When: February 14, 2019 | Dinner: 6:00 pm to 12:30 am (last order)
Where: Ground Floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block, BKC, Bandra (East), Mumbai
Prices: Fishbowls - INR 969, exclusive of taxes, Solo - INR 569, exclusive of taxes, Dessert - INR 499, exclusive of taxes.
The Clearing House
The Clearing House is offering a special 3-course Valentine’s Day a la carte menu, you can sample small plates such as Truffle Edamame Mash, Wine Poached Dutch White Asparagus, move on to mains such as the Miso Orange Glazed Atlantic Cod, Butter Poached Baby Roots, Seared New Zealand Lamb Loin, and more. For a sweet finish, dig into their Dark Chocolate Delice or Champagne Jelly.
When: February 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: 13-15 Calicut Street, Ballard Estate, Mumbai
Surprise your loved ones with Bastian’s wide range of baked goodies. Choose from cupcakes, cookies, whole cakes or cheesecakes. Choose from their seasonal Strawberry Cupcakes, Strawberry Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Praline cake, Brownie Cupcakes or their vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free Chocolate Sponge, with chocolate frosting. Make sure to place your orders 36 hours’ prior.
When: February 14, 2019
Where: B/2, New Kamal Building, Opposite National College, Linking Road, Bandra West
Olive Bar & Kitchen
Dine with bae under the starlit sky, while digging into a wide selection of dishes specially curated by Head Chef Rishim Sachdeva at Olive Bar & Kitchen, to make your day special. Choose from Baked Brie with truffle and parmesan on chocolate sourdough, the Red Velvet Fried Chicken, with quinoa tabbouleh and spicy cheese sauce or the Lamb Shank, with saffron risotto amongst other options. End your date on a sweet note with the Pear Tart Tartin with vanilla ice cream or Strawberry Eton Mess.
When: February 14, 2019 | Dinner: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Where: 14, Union Park, Khar (W), Mumbai
Country of Origin
Surprise your loved ones with an array of customised sweet treats. What’s best, their week-long dessert menu will be available at all outlets and for online ordering also. Choose from their limited-edition desserts such as the delicate Red Velvet Sponge Cake with cream cheese frosting, Heart Shaped Chocolate Mousse Gateau, Chocolate coated Short Bread Cookies, Hazelnut Gianduja Fudge Chocolate Hearts or their Signature Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake layered with Raspberry Cream – all of which make for the perfect and most indulgent gifts one could’ve ever asked for!
When: Customised orders from February 8-15, 2019
Where: Nepean Sea Road, Bandra and Juhu outlets
This place in Mumbai helps you complement your romantic rendezvous with a special Valentine’s Day Menu. Let your date be all about food while you wine and dine on delectable dishes and premium beverages that are part of their special menu. You could also romance the night away with bite-size snacks, unlimited select beverages along with offers at their select restaurants.
Dinner at Peshwa Pavilion, Pan Asian, Dum Pukht and Dakshin Coastal: INR 7000 plus taxes (per couple)
Dinner at Bombay High and Peshwa Pavilion: INR 5000 plus taxes per couple (Inclusive of live music, bite-size snacks and unlimited beverages) | Special top-up offer for a buffet at Peshwa Pavilion for INR 1500 plus taxes per head
Dinner at ITC Club Prive: INR 12000 plus taxes per couple (inclusive of a bottle of premium sparkling beverage)
Pa Pa Ya
Head to Pa Pa Ya to celebrate the ‘Day of Love’ with a specially curated menu by Chef Sahil Singh. The highlights of the menu include Valentine Roll, Avocado Cream Cheese, Asian Margherita Pizzette, Beer Battered Avocado Tacos, Chiang Mai Curry with Seasonal Vegetables, Stir Fried Vegetable Noodles and more. Pair your food with their signature Valentine special cocktails and mocktails. Relish the dessert especially made for a couple—chocolate ball on fire.
When: February 14 | Lunch and Dinner
Where: Colaba, Palladium and BKC outlets
Price: Valentine’s Set menu – INR 3000++ (two Cocktails or mocktails) and INR 4000++ (two Glasses of Sparkling Bubbles)
Toast & Tonic
Wine and dine over four love-filled days of celebrations with a 3-course meal paired with international wines, available for lunch and dinner at Toast & Tonic. Their international menu uses locally sourced produce and is paired with Jacob’s Creek wine and G.H. Mumm Champagne
When: February 14-17, 2019 | 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 1:30 am
Where: Unit #1, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai
Price: INR 4000 plus taxes per couple
Smoke House Deli
Add to the warmth of your relationship with a specially curated menu starring dishes such as the Smoked Tomato, Galangal and Roasted Carrot and Apple soups. For mains, expect Sage, Sweet Potato and Ricotta Gnocchi, Local Organic Mascarpone and Asparagus Ravioli and more. Wash that all down with refreshing fruit cocktails like the Blushing Sangria and Bellini. Leave room for desserts like the Dark Chocolate and Rum Pot Au Creme with fresh strawberries, and more.
When: Till February 17, 2019 | 11:00 am to 1:00 am
Where: Lower Parel, Pali and BKC outlets
To make your Valentine’s Day special, Punjab Grill has a sumptuous menu starring North Indian dishes. Celebrate with dishes such as Kumb Pudina Shorba or Murg Badami Shorba. The menu offers ‘Heart to Heart’ starters such as Karare Bhendi, Paneer ka Soola along with Murg ki Champein and Ajwaini Fish Tikka. To make your meal more interesting, there will be Jalebi churros with Goat Cheese Chilli dip with Nimbu Paani shots. For the main course, gorge on their signature dishes such as Paneer Lababdar, Dal Punjab Grill and Dhaniya Mirch Da Kukkad. End your Valentine’s Day celebration on a sweet note with Anjeer ki Phirni, Chenna Payes and Rabdi.
When: February 14 | 12 noon onwards
Where: Kala Ghoda, Kurla, Ghatkopar, BKC and Lower Parel outlets
Price: INR 1402 + taxes per person, INR 2804 + taxes (along with a bottle of Prosecco)
Coffee By Di Bella
The Australia-based coffee chain is giving away its Rose Cappuccino at just INR 99 on this special occasion. Sip on this limited edition coffee that features a bed of their signature cappuccino foam, topped with fresh rose petals that add a beautiful pop of colour to your coffee. Infused with rose, to add a subtle flavour that balances the sweetness of the creamy coffee, this place is the ideal spot for a casual date. Choose from CBD’s assortment of savoury dishes, freshly baked croissants or pastries, and more.
When: February 14, 2019
Where: All Coffee By Di Bella Outlets
The Bandra Project
Head here to enjoy an evening of cooking and tasting of a menu inspired with healthy dishes. Learn from the master chef Vicky Ratnani who will be stirring up a special two-course menu workshop replete. Enrol yourself along with your loved one to be a part of this fun, healthy food workshop, which will be followed by a community style tasting table with cocktails and interaction with the Chef.
When: February 14 | 6:00 pm onwards
Where: The Bandra Project, Pali Naka, Bandra West, Mumbai
Price: INR 1999 (Tickets also available on insider.in)
Bond with bae at The Party Chef by Foodhall while cooking together a five-course decadent menu comprising dishes such as the Chevre stuffed chargrilled figs and Butter poached tiger prawns with tomato and basil dressing. Additionally, tea enthusiasts can drop by The House of Tea by Foodhall and sample dishes such as the Truffle Mushrooms & Gruyere Quiche, 3 Pepper Chicken Roulade and even some desserts. Cheat on your diet by heading to Xocolatl57 by Foodhall and digging into chocolate dipped rose petals, marbled red velvet bark and much more.
When: February 14, 2019
Where: Santacruz, Lower Parel
Price: Party Chef by Foodhall - Veg: INR 4500 per couple | Non Veg: INR 5500 per couple
Chef Charges - INR 3500 (All orders must be placed three days in advance)
The House of Tea - Veg: INR 1200 | Non-Veg: INR 1500
Sorrento - Shangri-La’s - Eros Hotel
Indulge in a special ‘Salt Tasting’ experience through the Valentine’s week with your loved one. Whet your appetite with a special seven-course set-menu starring old-favourites with exquisite salts from around the world. For a complete salted experience, head to Chi, The Spa for a salt scrub and soak. If you’d like to stay the night, avail of their special Valentine’s stay package which includes complimentary breakfast at the multi-cuisine restaurant, Tamra, a bottle of house wine, a special cake and flower bouquet in the room.
Price: Sorrento’s seven-course Valentine experience - INR 9,995 plus taxes per couple inclusive of select beverages
Sorrento and Chi, The Spa experience: INR 19,995 (plus taxes) for a couple.
Stay experience starting at INR 13,000 (plus taxes) for Deluxe room
When: February 14, 2019| Lunch: 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm; Dinner: 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm
For a one-of-a-kind experience head to Olive Qutub and get a taste of their multi-sensory menu by chef Dhruv Oberoi that uses sight, sound, touch, smell and taste. This five-course menu features enough options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, with each dish doing justice to the theme. Gorge on white asparagus and vichyssoise, lacquered short pork ribs, pPortobello a la kieve, and more such dishes. Don’t forget to round up your meal with the Eton Mess, a must-try dessert.
When: February 14, 2019| 7.30 pm onwards
Where: Olive Qutub, One Style Mile, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Price: Courtyard-INR 8,000++ per couple | Restaurant-INR 6000++ per couple
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Choose an exclusive deal from a range of rejuvenating couple spa offers followed by tailor-made dining options to end the evening on a relaxed and perfect note. Sway to thetunes of Tango at Pluck at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. Gorge on a number of delectable modern Indian and contemporary European flavoured dishes, and wash it down with exquisite drinks.
Where: Pluck, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
When: February 14, 2019
Price: INR 7,999+ taxes per couple (7:00 pm)
INR 8,999+ taxes per couple (9:30 pm)
The Imperial, New Delhi
The folks at The Imperial have a range of food offerings to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. Head to 1911 Restaurant for an exclusive private dining affair. For a South-East Asian spread, head to The Spice Route for a specially curated menu by Chef Veena Arora. If authentic Pan-Indian flavours are what you’re craving, head to Daniell’s Tavern. If you want to make this a date to remember, grab bae and head to San Gimignano for a romantic dinner under a starlit sky.
When: February 14 | 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm
Price: Lunch/Dinner- INR 3500 /4000 + Taxes (Per Person) Buffet
The Spice Route
When: February 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 11:45pm
Price: INR 14000+ Taxes (Per Couple) includes four-course menu | Khantok – 1,00,000 + Taxes (Per Couple) includes a five-course menu and a bottle of Champagne
When: February 14, 2019 | 6:30pm to 11:45pm
Price: INR 14000+ Taxes (Per Couple) includes a four-course menu
When: February 14, 2019 | 7:00pm to 11:45pm
Price: INR 14,000+ Taxes (Per Couple) includes a four-course menu
Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel Gachibowli
If you’re looking for a night on the city with your significant other, you’re in for a treat. Zega brings to you a chance to make your celebration even more special. Notes of romance will play high as you enjoy an exquisite Asian dinner put together by the culinary maestros. Make the evening an unforgettable one at Zega, Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel Gachibowli
Where: Zega, Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel Gachibowli
When: February 14 | 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Price: Set Menu Classic: INR 2000 ++ Taxes Premium: INR 5000 ++ Taxes
A la Carte Menu Offerings will also be available
Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
The folks at Hyatt Centric MG Road have planned a special five-course candlelight dinner under the starry sky by the pool with a live band performance. Themed around the five great elements, this special night offers rare delicacies such as flash-fried oysters, tapioca pearls, confit duck leg, saffron pilaf, herbed printed pappardelle, and much more. Infuse magic with choicest drinks and desserts such as the rose petal and ginseng sherbet and flaming hearts in this tranquil haven to re-ignite your undying love.
Where: The Bengaluru Brasserie, Hyatt Centric Bangalore, 1/1 Swami Vivekananda Road, Next to MG Road, Ulsoor
When: 14th February | 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Price: INR 4000 plus taxes for a couple
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