Candlelight, a glass of wine, long conversations, sweet whispers, a great meal, the perfect dessert and the works. A
romantic dinner is all that and more. MetroMela brings you a few places that offer you those quiet moments amidst Mumbai’s madness.
Being an island city, it’s a pity that Mumbai doesn’t have much beach left, but for diehard romantics, the sea is always the place to be. Come to Vie Lounge
at Juhu Chowpatty in Mumbai and feel the cool sea breeze whispering to you as sit out on the deck looking far out into the infinity of the water. Enjoy the evening with laidback music, Bellinis and Martinis mixed to perfection and with a scrumptious seafood and Cajun menu creating incomparable romantic vibes for you and your partner to revel in. A meal for two would cost about Rs. 2,000. Vie Lounge is open from 7.30 PM to 1.30 AM.
Another beach restaurant, Aurus
at Juhu in Mumbai offers quite a different experience. At Aurus you can squish your toes in the sand, gaze at the stars and listen to the waves – a very tactile experience, much like spending an evening in a Goa beach shack with feni. This place is bound to enthral you with its flaming candlelight and quaint wooden seats. You can spend hours letting the romance flood your senses along with great cocktails and wines and then end with the most delicately prepared European and Italian delights like camembert crostinis, melons with feta, steaks, salmon platters and vegetable risottos and raviolis. Aurus is open from 7.30 PM to 12 AM. A meal for two would approximately cost Rs. 1,500.
If you’re a music buff, and romance to you is conversation, wine and some great live Jazz, then Crystal Lounge
at Le Royal Meridien in Mumbai has just the thing for you. Crystal Lounge is grand and breathtaking with its high ceiling and Austrian crystal chandeliers that cast a spell on you. This one’s not much of a food place, but serves some great continental starters and snacks along with a wide range of imported spirits, wines and cocktails, with slow Jazz serenading you. You couldn’t ask for more. Crystal Lounge is open from 7.30 PM to 1.30 AM. A meal for two would cost around Rs. 2,000.
For a Morrocan themed night out, try Sheesha
at Linking Road in Mumbai. A rooftop hookah eatery, it offers the perfect ambiance for a cool spring night. Try their succulent kebabs and aromatic biryanis. Sheesha is open from 12 PM to 1.30 AM with a meal for two priced at Rs. 1,500 approximately.
Out of the Blue
, at Khar in Mumbai, offers a romantic setting with dim lighting, and classy spacious interiors. The wide range of single malts and other liquor makes for a long, lazy date. Enjoy a picturesque candle-light dinner with smoked salmon Crostini and Caesar’s salad. End the evening with a decadent chocolate fondue. The timings are open from 7 PM to 12.30 AM. A meal for two is priced at around Rs. 1,000.
Have a romantic time out.
By Divya Nadkarni