In Your City!
This month, we checked in with the cool cats in each city around the world to give us the lowdown on their favourite date spots. Be it quaint cafes, buzzing restaurants, speakeasy bars or fancy rooftops – our list relies on room for conversation, and sparks.
First city on the list, MUMBAI!
Riddhika Jesrani, Jewellery Designer, recommends:
The Bombay Canteen
Be it with friends from out of town or a special celebration, date night or a quick weekday drink – The Bombay Canteen is Riddhika’s fail-safe place. “The bar is gorgeous, the service is super friendly and their Dirty Martini is fantastic,” she says. Her go-to guy here is Raul Raghav and his team behind the bar – they make sure Riddhika always leaves with a big smile on her face.
Ground Floor, Kamala Mills, SB Marg, Lower Parel
For reservations, call: 02249666666
Slink & Bardot
With its cosy, home-like ambience, Slink and Bardot is cutesy and leaves you charmed by its interiors. “The bar menu is great – they have quite a few specials with interesting names. Their food is authentic and truly a piece of France on your plates.” It’s the place to declare tu es l’amour de ma vie.
329/A, Thadani House, Worli Village, Worli
For reservations, call: 02230151149
Sud Sarma, Social Media Ninja
The Tasting Room
Sud picks is this elegant, chic cafe-restaurant tucked away from the hustle-bustle of the city. “With a great wine menu and delicious food, this place is a win-win.” Surrounded by intimate mood lighting and GOOD EARTH’s exquisite interiors – of course you’ll fall in love.
Level One, Good Earth, Raghuvanshi Mills Compound, Lower Parel
For reservations, call 022 6528 5284
Le Pain Quotidien
This lovely French café and bistro is Sud’s favourite place in the city. “The coffee is great. The high ceilings, wooden accents and the huge French windows give the space a rustic, European ambience.” Everything you need to have a meaningful conversation on a first date. He admits that he often drops by just to enjoy their Spinach Ravioli and homemade Lemonade.
3 North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex
For reservations, call 02266431616
Image courtesy: Khyati Dodhia
Sirf Coffee picks
Out Of The Blue
Their charming courtyard is just what everyone needs: a quiet, private oasis for date night. We love their extensive bar menu (what a great selection of wines). PS: The truffle oil pizza is a real aphrodisiac. This place ticks all the boxes without trying too hard: Privacy. Check. Prompt service. Check. Live band. Check.
Le Sutra, 14 Union Park, Khar (West)
For reservations, call: 02230770113
Compiled by Noopur Pal