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published time By Liveinstyle published time 02 Feb, 2016 Share image 0 Shares

1. A valentine with a view - Dome at Intercontinental

There is nothing more romantic than a rooftop bar that gives you a breathtaking view of the Queen’s Necklace, as the Marine Drive promenade is famously known. When the sun sets, the lights come on and you are looking for a dinner for two with a scenic view, Dome will do the trick. Located on the 8th floor of the Intercontinental hotel bang on Marine Drive, it’s probably the best place to watch the sun set over the Arabian Sea. The bar opens at 6pm but drop by earlier to grab a seat with a view! You can order the signature Long Island Iced Tea and have some hand crafted crepes or artisanal pizza squares or Japanese style starters to go with that. 

A valentine with a view - Dome at Intercontinental

2. The opulence of the orient - Li Bai

Li Bai is an Asian style upscale bar and restaurant that offers a very romantic setting with the view of midtown Mumbai from its 38th floor location. The restaurant has a lush and opulent feel that goes with the new management of the hotel. Now that the Palladium has become St. Regis, it’s the hotel du jour in Lower Parel. If the skyline doesn’t sweep you off your feet, the food certainly will. The restaurant boasts of Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese staples as well as Dim Sums, Maki Rolls to go with your drinks. The bar menu features drinks with signature Li Bai flavours and syrups which are handcrafted by their liquid artists!

The opulence of the orient - Li Bai

3. An oriental and occidental twist - Doppio Bar and Brasserie

Managed by the same people that run the Lower Parel nightclub The Tryst, Doppio bar and brasserie is their next offering in Breach Candy. It has a coffee shop like vibe with comfortable couches as well as dining section with a community tables. And similarly Doppio has an exhaustive bar menu with a range of coffee inspired cocktails like the Smoked Espresso and the Garam Masala Agave, Rum Cappuccino and Whisky Latte. Doppio has a soups, salads, small plates and big plates section along with a small dessert menu. Their non-vegetarian choices are excellent especially the lobster benedict and the lamb bolognaise and the bar nibbles are also delectable with options like tempura, truffle fries and poutine with beer fondue. This is definitely a place for a laid back romantic dinner with some innovative drinks.

4. Seductions by the surf – Sun n Sand

There’s something about the gentle whisper of the waves that spells romance. Sun n Sand, with its idyllic setting on a beach, is just made for those special moments when it’s all about you and your Valentine. At this popular hotel which has surely made memories for thousands of couples, you’ll find the perfect place to spend Valentine’s Day. There are many experiences to choose from here: spend the evening at Aqua, the coffee shop, and be greeted by a glass of sangria; or dine at Haaochi, the Oriental restaurant; Beachcomber is for romantic sundowners; head to Kabab Hut, with its red-and-white theme for a sumptuous meal.

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