September 25th, 2018 by Lipika Sharma

The first rule to rock a classic dining date is to choose a gorgeous looking restaurant that serves delectable food. Next, just dress up right and spend an entire evening chatting, eating, and having a good time. So, here are 10 most romantic restaurants in Delhi that can play your most reliable wingman.

Rose Cafe, Saket

Tucked away in Said Ul Ajaib area of Saket, this cafe is a topper on the list of dining places for couples in Delhi. Its shabby chic decor is done in pastel blue-pinks, and distressed wood furniture is meant to complement cosy dates. The outdoor seating will sort out your quiet evening scenes. Being all-day dining, it serves a wide variety of Italian, Continental, Mediterranean, and Lebanese delicacies making it a win-win choice.

Go for: All day dining

Potbelly Rooftop Cafe, Shahpur Jat

Entering this cafe feels more like going into a casual drawing room than a conventional restaurant. With its quirky setup, it has a cutesy, easy-going vibe where couples can meet and get chatty. The food equally matches the quirk with preparations like the iconic Litti Chokha and Dhamaka Maggi.

Go for: A lunch or dinner date

Tonino, Mehrauli

When the most romantic cuisine is coupled with the most romantic setting, Tonino is what you get. Looking like an Italian villa from the outside and like a drawing room somewhere in Tuscany from the inside, its amorous effect is enhanced by the restaurant’s candlelit lounge. Live music and outdoor seating make romantic dinners picture perfect. Pizzas inspired by various parts of Italy are popular here.

Go for: A dinner date

Aqua by The Park, Parliament Street

Enjoy bliss in the middle of the bustling city with your partner at the poolside cabana seating. While not cheap, the Italian and Mediterranean offerings are great and the stunning setting feels particularly romantic, whether you are launching in the dappled sunshine or enjoying a candlelit dinner.

Go for: A lunch or dinner date

Farzi Cafe, Cyber Hub

Part of the buzzing DLF Cyber Hub, this restaurant offers a Modern Indian menu and preparations are made of freshly bought ingredients. The fusion food is excellently served in café type surroundings furnished liberally with wood. Their cheeni paratha and cheesecake come highly recommended.

Go for: A lunch or dinner date

Thai High, Mehrauli

Meals at this restaurant are authentically Thai and take place at the stunning rooftop terrace which is dotted with bright red lanterns, rock figures and wooden bells suspended from wires above. A cinematic view of the Qutub Minar makes evening scenes more romantic. Crispy Lamb, Pad Thai Noodle and Green Curry are top favourites.

Go for: A dinner date

Sevilla – The Claridges, Aurangzeb Road

Designed on a Spanish theme, this is the best place in Delhi to celebrate a romantic birthday. Expect dimly-lit canopies, candlelights, white accents and soothing music at this luxury dining eatery. Southern European and Moroccan cuisines served here stand worthy for its price point. Wood Fired Pizza and Pan Fried Chicken are must-haves.

Go for: A dinner date

Parikrama: The Revolving Restaurant, Connaught Place

This revolving restaurant is said to be one of the fanciest places in the city to dine. Its 360-degree view of the Connaught Place is an exclusive feature. The tasteful interiors make it the ideal place for a candlelight dinner in Delhi. The menu dabbles in North-Indian, Chinese and Mughlai cuisine excellently. To wine and dine in style you can’t do better than Parikrama.

Go for: A dinner date

Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mehrauli

Designed very elegantly in pastel hues and whites with live music blending perfectly in the background, this is undoubtedly the most romantic restaurant in Delhi. The tables are laid out with an array of Mediterranean dishes, pizza and pasta stations to serve your appetite. Enjoy a luxurious brunch or dinner in an idyllic setting and company.

Go for: A brunch or dinner date

Qla, Mehrauli

A dimly lit place with burning candles under a starry night is what this restaurant precisely looks like. The best European cuisine served in a cosy ambience and glittery chandeliers hanging from the ceilings make matters more romantic. Their well-stocked bar and luxury outdoor seating are worth every penny spent here.

Go for: A dinner date

Hillside Cafe, Greater Kailash 1

Decorated with vintage posters, lots of woody tones and stones and a faux fireplace make this place look like an old cottage in the hills. There’s a bookshelf with memoirs on mountaineering, wildlife and other escapades from the hills as Cat Stevens and The Beatles form a retro musical backdrop. The menu features open-face sandwiches, burgers, sizzlers and an all-day breakfast. Try their Oreo Shakes and vino list to begin with.

Go for: A brunch date

Kiyan – The Roseate, New Delhi

An elaborately designed entrance, water bodies and lawns are a break from the routine hotel dining experience. Multi-cuisine options prepared with finesse are served in a romantic seating by the waterside. Lunch is highly recommended to make the most of the luxury ambience.

Go for: A lunch date

ThreeSixtyOne Degrees, Oberoi Gurgaon

Glass-panelled from wall-to-wall and refreshing views of the large reflection pool take luxury dining to another level. The gourmet theatre features five show kitchens offering an extensive menu of Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisine. Veg Platter, Pancakes and Paneer Tikka are popular favourites. It is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in Delhi NCR.

Go for: A dinner date

Imperfecto, Hauz Khas Village

Three storeys up, the restaurant greets you with the Mediterranean-styled decor and welcoming live music. The funky mix of furniture, rooftop lined with fairy lights and pink curtains add to the romance in the air. One of the finest rooftop restaurants in Delhi, their Spanish, Mediterranean and Italian preparations are complimented with a wide selection of wine and spirits.

Go for: A dinner date

Diggin, Anand Lok

Spanning two floors, the place is done up with bricked walls, tea-lights and lots of plants in bright pots. The balcony is the ideal spot to be at, especially during a sunset, when those fairy lights come on. The menu has a heavy emphasis on Italian cuisine along with delicious comfort food. Mascarpone Risotto, Farmhouse Pizza and Belgium Chocolate shake will make you come back for more.

Go for: A lunch or dinner date

When you don’t have enough time to travel to a weekend getaway destination, let these most romantic restaurants in Delhi for couples transport you to an exotic location where you can have your mini-vacation away from the manic crowd.

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About Lipika Sharma

Fast learner, slow eater with an itch for travel and fashion. Always ready for long drives, offbeat destinations and cake. Often sarcastic, mostly joking. Still learning how to be a morning person.