This article was written in 2021.
Planning your next date with your partner or meeting up with someone for a date for the first time? The best to impress someone is by taking them for a nice romantic lunch or dinner. Have some great food, sip on your favorite drinks and get to know each other!
A romantic getaway is possibly the best gift you can give to your partner, and when you're in a city like Bangalore, you've got plenty of options to choose from! You can go for a nice romantic dinner in a fine dining restaurant, or take your date to a romantic rooftop restaurant to enjoy the beautiful views of the city skyline and the dine under dazzling stars, or take your special someone to a candlelight dinner at a romantic eatery and enjoy the ambiance.
Some might even say that Bangalore has way too many options, which often confuse people and make it even difficult to impress your partner. Well, no need to stress about that, because today we will be taking a look at some of the best restaurants in the city where you and your partner can go for your next special occasion or just for a romantic evening with each other.
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Best Romantic restaurants in MG Road
1. Le Jardin - The Oberoi
Le Jardin is one of the most romantic restaurants in MG Road where you can head to with your partner to celebrate a special occasion. This place has a reputation for being one of the most sought-after places by couples if they're planning to propose to their significant other! The place is simply spectacular, with both indoor and outdoor seating options, the place has this romantic aura to it making it the perfect place for a romantic date. The outdoor section is surrounded by lush greenery, couple that with the vintage furniture and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling lighting your tables, the place automatically becomes romantic. The indoor seating is equally plush and romantic, with white-outwalls, marble flooring, and chandeliers all over the place, it'll make you feel you're dining in a palace! Talking about the food, they serve North Indian, European, and Meditteranean cuisine on their menu. The food is really tasty and their way of presentation of food is really pretty. The service is a little slow here, which actually comes to your benefit! You get to spend some real quality time with your loved one while you wait for your food! We recommend you order your favorite wine before ordering the food so that you can sip on your fine while having long conversations with your date. The one dish we totally loved was Jhinga Tawa masala, the dish is really flavourful and utterly delicious!
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
If you'd like to get away from the hustling city rush and enjoy a nice romantic meal with your date while enjoying the sun go down and watch the city skyline come to life, Salvadores is the perfect place! Salvadores is considered to be a fine dining restaurant that serves delicious Continental cuisine. One of the best parts is that they have a huge collection of both domestic and international wine! So if your perfect date idea consists of fine wine, a good view, and great food, you need to look no further! You'll find dishes like pork ribs, steaks, and grilled salmon. So you know you're in for a treat if both you and your partners are foodies! Talking about the place, they have both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. During the winters, the outdoor seating section is just perfect! You get to enjoy the weather and view while dining on your favorite food and sipping on your favorite wine while having amazing conversations with your loved ones! Their indoor section is less either, with wooden flooring, modern, comfortable furniture, a huge bar counter, and excellent service makes the place one of the most romantic dining options in Bangalore! With smooth live music playing in the background the place has a nice romantic ambiance. This place is a must-visit with your partner for your next date!
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Portland Steakhouse
Portland Steakhouse is one of the best restaurants in the city where you can find the juiciest and the most delicious stakes! Apart from their steaks, Portland Steakhouse is especially popular amongst couples because of its interiors and decor. The place is surrounded by lush green flora all around, the white furniture, semi-open-air restaurant, dimly-lit, and soothing music playing in the background make this place really romantic and a perfect place for either a romantic lunch or romantic dinner, both the times, the place has its own charm, during the day, the furniture has a very nice contrast to the greenery and once the sun goes down and the lights are on, the place has a different aura to it. Overall, this place definitely checks out as a super romantic restaurant and you are guaranteed to have a really nice time with your special one. Talking about the food, they serve delicious food, specializing in Continental and Italian cuisine. They even have a Sunday Brunch which is absolutely amazing, so if you are planning to take your date on a surprise date on a lazy Sunday, this is a great spot! Do try their Filet Mignon, and end your meal by sharing an apple pie!
INR 1800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best Outdoor seating romantic restaurants in Bangalore
4. Grasshopper, Bannerghatta
Located on a farm, Grasshopper is the perfect place to take your special someone on a date when there's no sun. This outdoor seating restaurant has a very nice romantic aura to the place. You can even opt for the tables near the trees to get some privacy as well, ensuring you and your partner have some quality time during your romantic date. The place has live music as well, once the sun starts coming down and the lights are on, the place transforms, with the light live music playing in the background, a candlelit on your table, your favorite cocktail or drink in one hand, and in the other hand is your partner's palm, your romantic evening just turned into a romantic candlelight dinner! It couldn't get any better than this! Talking about the food, they serve a complete 7-course meal specializing in European cuisine. The delicious food prepared by the chef will make your taste buds go in bliss! The dining experience at Grasshopper is really something that you should personally go and experience in order to truly appreciate it! So we urge you to keep this restaurant on your go-to list!
INR 5000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Spice Terrace - JW Marriott, Lavelle Road
A rooftop, open-air, outdoor seating, poolside restaurant seems like the perfect place to go on a date? Then Spice Terrace is the place you can head to right away for your next date! This fine-dining restaurant by JW Marriott is one of the most sought-after places by couples for date night! Spice Terrace being a rooftop restaurant, you can even enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline while enjoying your dining experience. You can even view the iconic UB City building in all its glory during the evenings. Once the sun goes down and the light is on, the look of the place changes completely, the pool lights up, candles are lit on your tables and smooth live music is being played in the background. The place turns magical and your evening turns into a super romantic evening. Talking about the food, they serve North Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Our personal favorite dishes were Afghani Murgh, Baluchi Raan, Awadhi Biryani, and Gajar Ka Halwa. The place is one of the most romantic restaurants if you ask us and your date will go perfectly if you choose this restaurant!
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Fenny's Lounge & Kitchen, Koramangala
If your ideal date is dining under the stars and enjoying the weather and delicious food, then Fenny's Lounge & Kitchen is the best place to have a romantic date with your partner! This indoor and outdoor seating restaurant has one of kind interiors and decor, making the place really special and giving it a great ambiance! Talking about the place, You've got private cabana-styled seating arrangements made up of huge wooden logs, you've got huge caskets used as tabletops, you have planters all around the place, wooden vintage furniture used for accommodating the customers, and cute little lampshades hanging from the ceiling to light up the place. The place has a really nice romantic ambiance and will instantly make your date with your partner amazing! Talking about the food, they serve Italian, Mediterranean, and Continental cuisine. The food served here is tasty and will go really well with any of the cocktails you'll order from their bar menu. Our favorites were the paprika chicken and chunky chicken burger!
INR 1600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best restaurants for a candlelight dinner in Bangalore
7. Layla - The Den, Whitefield
Probably one of the best romantic restaurants in the city, Layla - The Den should be one of your first choices when it comes to taking your special someone for a romantic candlelight dinner. Situated on the 21st floor, this open-to-the-sky restaurant is really unique as one side of the wall is literally glass, all the way till the roof and the roof is also made up of glass giving you a clear view of the sky and at the same time breathtaking views of the city skyline from the 21st floor! Taking your loved one here for a candlelight dinner for a special occasion will make the occasion even more special! This is a fine dining restaurant that has a really sophisticated look and uses very simple, yet elegant elements to make the restaurant one of the best looking in the city! With the marble flooring to the modern-looking chandeliers, to the white-out walls, to the open kitchen, and modern, plush furniture, this place is designed with perfection! Talking about the food, you'll find Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Morrocan cuisine. The food is really delicious and our favorite was their Sardines shallow-fried and chocolate fantasy! You can even couple your food with champagne or wine, they have a huge collection of alcohol as well!
INR 25000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. The Persian Terrace - Sheraton Grand, Malleshwaram
The Persian Terrace is also one of the most suggested places in Bangalore when it comes to romantic things like a date night or a candlelight dinner. This is a Rooftop restaurant along with a rooftop bar and has the perfect setting if you love a nice breezy candlelight dinner with your partner, they even have tiny little glass huts if you want, they will provide you with privacy and quality time with each other. The Persian Terrace is a rooftop restaurant, you can even enjoy the view as the sun goes down and the city skyline comes to life. During the winters the weather gets really pretty and would add to the romantic ambiance. The interior and decor are also very plush and comfortable. They have huge planters all around the place and ambient lighting adding to the experience when you visit the restaurant. Talking about the food, as the name would suggest, they serve authentic Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Lebanese cuisine. The food is really tasty and the menu is really elaborate with a lot of options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarian customers. You even have a fully decked-up bar counter. They have a lot of options when it comes to their cocktail menu, so you can choose their cocktails which goes really well with their food menu.
INR 3500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. Rural Blues, Sarjapur Road
If you're planning for the first date and really want to impress that special person, look no further! Rural Blues in Sarjapur Road is one of the most picturesque restaurants in the city and a sure shot when planning for a romantic date! The restaurant has blue & white accents all over the place, making you feel like you're on a date in Greece! The elements of Greece don't just end there, the wooden furniture, small little blue windows over your heads, bricked walls, squared lampshades hanging over your heads lighting the place, stoned flooring, outdoor seating arrangement, and planters all around, all make the place super beautiful and a perfect place for a romantic candlelight dinner. Talking about the food, the menu is really elaborate with a lot of tasty options to choose from! You have got North Indian, Asian, Italian, and Continental cuisines to choose from, along with a fully equipped bar counter. If you do visit this place, please do try their crispy prawns, chicken ghee roast, and tandoori soya chaap! Add in a couple of drinks from their bar menu and you're sorted!
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
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10. Via Milano, Koramangala
f you and your partner both love Italian food, there's no better place than Via Milano for your next romantic date! Offering both indoor and outdoor seating options, the place has a very nice vibe to it. Talking about the outdoor seating section, you've got cobblestone flooring, a cute little table for 2 for a nice romantic meal, planters, and trees surrounding you, a dimly-lit area to make the ambiance a little more romantic, and the great weather of Bangalore adding to the overall experience makes up for a great date night idea! But if you're more of an indoor seating person, then interiors and decor will not disappoint you! You've got white and turquoise colored walls, with some paintings hanging used as decor, lampshades hanging from the ceiling lighting up the place, wooden flooring, and white furniture make the place really cozy and comfortable! We would recommend you to opt for the outdoor seating if the weather is nice, it's a little more private and you get to spend quality time with each other. Talking about the food, you will find some of the best wood-fired pizzas in town here at Via Milano, other great dishes that we loved instantly were Panzerotti, Chicken Panacotta, and chocolate lasagne!
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps