Date Night on a Budget? Here Are Our Top Restaurant Picks
‘If I share food with you, then you are special to me’ – is the sort of statement you would hear from someone who loves their food as much as they love their partner.
If you are thinking of gifting your food-loving partner a dream date – a fantastic meal in romantic setting or a candlelight dinner by the waterside, then here are some of the best options, within your budget.
Location: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs 2,000
Mia Bella boosts of having one of the most beautiful views- a tranquil lake, surrounded by greenery and the historic Fort. Without a doubt, Mia Bella sits upon the most prized location in Hauz Khas. The menu, too, matches up with the scenic view, which includes Middle-Eastern, European and African dishes, the most famous would be the Baai cuisine, which is the South African version of the barbeque.
Location: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi/ DLF CyberHub, Gurgaon
Cost for two: Rs 1,700
Most of the restaurants can be missed for their food, but not for their ambience. But Imperfecto has ‘perfectly’ blended the two, thus forming one of the most super-hit restaurant in Delhi. So much, that they have expanded their outlet to DLF CyberHub, Gurgaon, which is bigger with a few innovative additions. With Mediterranean being the cuisine of choice, Imperfecto offers a wide variety to choose from the menu. African spices give the food a very nice flavour.
Location: M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs 2100
Rara Avis is a French restaurant which is known for its stick-to-tradition menu, which is, indeed, a unique sight in India. Food offered here is big, hearty and firmly traditional. The ambience has been created to be friendly and comfortable. The restaurant has two layers- the upper floor opens to a terrace, which overlooks the luxuriant M-Block market.
LODI – THE GARDEN RESTAURANT
Location: Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 2200
Lodi – The Garden restaurant is touted as the city’s favorite outdoor casual dining restaurant. Set in a funky garden with lanterns dangling from the trees and tables in curtained pavilions and wooden carts, this is the most romantic dinner spot in New Delhi. The menu slides from European to the Middle East, which is definitely a crowd-puller.
OLIVE BAR & KITCHEN
Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs 3000
An enviable rustic hideaway under the shade of the Qutab Minar, the Olive Bar and Kitchen, Delhi is a spectacular alfresco- Mediterranean restaurant in the city. Distinctive white walls, pebbled courtyard under a cover of Banyan tree, traces of olive green- blue padding, the open wood fire pizza oven, immediately casts an enchanting spell as one walks inside the restaurant. The restaurant sources the best ingredients from best of the sources around the world under high quality packing to ensure the best quality.