Want to make Valentine's Day really memorable this year? Bring your date to any of these undeniably romantic restaurants to pop the question or simply wallow in love. Whatever your date-night style, find your perfect Valentine's dinner here.
Villa 19, Ballygunge
This Mediterranean-themed restaurant with soothing white interiors, pop art on the walls, and quirky food presentation is for cozying up next to your Valentine. The soft glowing candles and gorgeous flowers on each table add to the dreamy sequence. The food is vegetarian and incredibly good. Go for the Mushroom Cappuccino, Pesto Gnocchi and the zingy Lemongrass Cooler.
Where: 19, Ballygunge Park Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata. Call: +91 33 4076 0123
Nestled amidst a natural garden setting, Splash combines great food with incredible views of the city. Dine under the stars and enjoy soothing lounge music while gorging on the truffle edamame dim sums, Malaysian Rendang, mini idlis tossed with curry leaf and mustard seeds and the superbly spiced braised pork spare ribs.
Where: Neotia Vista, Rajarhat New Town.
The Corner Courtyard
There’s something intrinsically romantic about dining in a century old house brimming with its colonial past since it was last inhabited in 1904. The Corner Courtyard with its Satyajit era studio lamps, old cameras, period furniture, antique mirrors and chandeliers is the perfect setting to spend the most romantic day of the year. The menu handcrafted by Chef Rohan Dsouza combines elements of world cuisine based on seasonal ingredients. Apart from open faced burgers, pastas and thin crust pizzas, lap up the Tokyo style Miso fish, Seafood Ravioli, Pimento Chicken, Fish Cakes with Bengal lime, and the Pad Thai noodle salad. The smooth lounge music will make matters easier if you are waiting to pop the question.
Where: 92 B Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata. Call: 91 9903999567/ 033 40610145/6
This one is for the foodie in your life. The intimate atmosphere at Ocean Grill is enhanced by a fabulous selection of grills. Choose from the robustly seasoned BBQ chicken wings, skillfully charred Chicken Cordon Bleu and the delicately spiced mushroom and malai kebab. The underwater theme and the huge glass windows add to the charm.
Where: 1st Floor, Infinity Benchmark, Near RDB Cinemas, Block GP, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Call: 8373049405/033 40056524
Smoke Shack, Hotel Park Plaza
Housed on the rooftop of Hotel Park Plaza, this open-air lounge by the pool boasts of breathtaking views. The romantic dining room with deck chairs for sunbathing and wooden sidewalks provides an intimate setting for some classic Italian and Indian dishes. Start with the baked potatoes and then dive into the pizzas. Flare bartenders, fire jugglers and even bonfires heat things up.
Where: Park Plaza, 17, Garcha Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata. Call: 081009 23799
La Cucina, Hyatt Regency Kolkata
La Cucina with its decadent atmosphere, mood lighting, is a favorite spot for marriage proposals and anniversary dinners. The intimate atmosphere is enhanced by the simple yet exquisite dishes that include fresh baby bekti filled with herbs, encrusted in salt and baked to perfection and spaghetti carbonara with zucchini.
Where: Hyatt Regency, JA 1, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata. Call: +91 33 23351234
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