Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to elevate your regular date night, there are some romantic restaurants in Mumbai that you can never go wrong with. Be it candlelight dinners, rooftop restaurants or dining by the sea, we’ve listed 12 stunning spots to ensure you have the most romantic meal in the city.
Ziya at The Oberoi, Nariman Point
It’s not every day that you can boast of dining at a restaurant helmed by a Michelin Star chef. Award-winning Chef Vineet Bhatia’s Ziya at The Oberoi is a fantastic choice for a contemporary Indian meal. Ziya overlooks the Arabian Sea and has a distinct charm with its quiet and understated décor. You can pick from the a la carte menu or a carefully curated gourmand menu in the form of a fixed-course meal.
Timings: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Address: Ziya, The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Souk at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Colaba
This is one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. Perched on the rooftop of the Tower Wing, Souk offers a stunning view of the Gateway of India and all the boats in the harbour. Make sure you ask for a table by the window to best experience the view. The cuisine served here is Middle Eastern as well as Eastern Mediterranean featuring dishes from Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, and Syria.
Timings: 12:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Address: The Souk, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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The Table, Colaba
This is a classic spot for an intimate dinner without any fuss or frills. Its elegant décor and menu have had diners thronging the restaurant for a decade now. This is where you come for a romantic date over a bowl of Provencal Lamb Ragout or the signature Zucchini Spaghetti and a cocktail or glass of wine.
Timings: 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Address: The Table, Kalapesi Trust Building, CS Maharishi Marg, Near Hotel Suba Palace, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dome at the Intercontinental Hotel, Marine Drive
This was one of the city’s very first rooftop bars and it boasts a stunning view of the Arabian Sea, Marine Drive, and the Queen’s Necklace. The all-white décor, candlelit tables, and lounge-like atmosphere make it cosy and romantic. It’s an ideal spot for a round of cocktails, light snacks, and some of the best sushi in town.
Timings: 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Address: Dome, Intercontinental Hotel, 135, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Asilo at The St Regis Hotel, Lower Parel
On the 40th floor of the St Regis is the swanky rooftop bar Asilo. It’s ideal for a romantic night out and the cabana-like tables help give you privacy while also making you feel like you’re in another city. Enjoy ariel views of the city below and do an early round of cocktails and appetizers before you head to dinner at any of the restaurants below.
Timings: 4:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Address: Asilo, The St. Regis, 40th Floor, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The sophisticated interiors and stylish décor make Masque a great contender for one of the most romantic restaurants in Mumbai. It’s also the city if not the country’s first ingredient-driven restaurant where menus highlight regional Indian dishes. If you’re looking for the entire Masque dining experience, then we recommend opting for their 10-course set menu.
Timings: 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Address: Masque, Unit 3, Laxmi Woollen Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tres Ind, BKC
Tres Ind is the younger sibling of Dubai’s award-winning restaurant. This Mumbai edition is a spectacular culinary experience unlike any other in the city. It’s one of the few restaurants with a fixed course menu (no a la carte here) where each course is inspired by a region or Indian dish. There are some interesting courses like Arugula Pani Puri with Feta Cream or a Khandvi Ice Cream with Pickled Papaya and Chilli. It’s a meal fit for a celebration and the entire experience along with some theatrics makes for a rather romantic meal.
Timings: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Address: Tres Ind, Ground Floor, Inspire BKC, G Block, Opposite Asian Heart Hospital, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra
If you’re looking for a quiet spot with stylish interiors and sensational food to impress your date, Ekka has got you covered. It’s another restaurant where the food is inspired by ingredients, and not so much a particular cuisine. The menu is a mix of inspiration from all over, right from Bombay Duck with Gor Keri, Fish Floss and Cucumber to Citron Aged Duck with White Miso, Pearl Barley, and Port Wine. You can pick from the a la carte menu or leave it up to the chef and opt for their 10-course tasting menu. Either way, it’s a culinary experience worthy of date night.
Timings: 12:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Address: Ekka, Cs-1397, 1st Floor, Kitab Mahal, Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra
OPA Kipos, Worli
The only restaurant in Mumbai that doesn’t just serve Greek food but gives you an authentic Greek experience. Step inside and the blue and white themed décor makes you feel like you’re at a tavern in Santorini. There’s a lot of traditional Greek singing and dancing, where guests are encouraged to join in and also the famous plate smash where piles of ceramic plates are smashed to the ground with great fervour. It’s all one big celebration but there are some quieter more secluded tables to ensure your privacy should you wish to not join in the revelry.
Timings: 7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Address: Opa Kips, Wadia International Centre, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Kamagar Nagar 1, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
What makes Estella unique is that it’s one of the few restaurants in Mumbai with an enviable sea-facing view. Get there early so you can catch the sunset with one of their special cocktails before you kick off dinner. The menu is inspired by contemporary Australian cuisine and includes dishes like Surf and Turf, Grilled Pork Chops, and Ravioli with Spinach and Ricotta. This is a popular restaurant for romantic proposals and celebrations.
Timings: 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Address: Estella, Ground floor, Nichani Kutir Building, opposite HDFC Bank, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bayview Café, Colaba
Not every romantic restaurant in Mumbai needs to burn a hole in your wallet. Bayview offers a lovely open-air rooftop experience with a view of the sea at a fraction of the cost it would elsewhere. The menu has simple food with crowd-pleasers like Chinese spring rolls, Tibetan dim sum, tandoori tikkas, and biryani. It’s also a great spot for a romantic breakfast by the sea.
Timings: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Address: Bayview Cafe, Hotel Harbour View, Kerawala Chamber, Opposite Radio Club, 25, J P Ramchandani Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar
Without a doubt, Olive Bar & Kitchen is one of the city’s most romantic dinner spots. With its blue and white décor and cobblestone-like flooring, Olive will have you feeling like you’re dining near a beach in Greece. There are two sections, one open air which has the better ambience but there’s a smaller indoor air-conditioned section for those who can’t handle the heat. A Mediterranean-style menu, lots of cocktails, fabulous music, and candle-lit tables make for a romantic meal.
Timings: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Address: Olive Bar & Kitchen, 14, Union Park, Nargis Dutt Road, Khar, Mumbai, Maharashtra