As you turn to look around Central Park in CP, you see a strikingly attractive boy curling up to his girlfriend, showering all forms of love and a sparkling glint in the eyes of the girl which is enough to hint that it’s that time of the year when love is celebrated everywhere.
With spring announcing itself in Delhi, the February sunshine brings with it elation and a sense of vibrancy in the air and Valentine’s Day which falls on the 14th of February is reason enough to go all out for your near and dear ones. Though love keeps brewing at almost every nook and corner of the city on a daily basis, on this particular day, the cupids are in full throttle.
Haven’t planned for a perfect Valentine’s Day yet? Here’s a small guide to plan your day:
In The Morning:
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the India Habitat Centre’s The All American Diner. Picture this: it’s foggy and cold outside and someone brings you some piping-hot pancakes or a pot of gooey chocolate and waffles or a plate of rich, creamy pasta to make you feel special. Falling in love already, aren’t you?
Option A: How about a not-so-mainstream Valentine’s Day? Watch a play. The famous FICCI Auditorium, Shri Ram Centre and Kamani Auditorium – one of them must be staging a play of your choice. Get your dose of dramas, comedies and everything in between!
Option B: Or how about a couple spa at The Keiken Spa in Greater Kailash. Relax with your love with a soothing Spa treatment in a room full of Love aroma and soothing Love music.
During The Afternoon:
Take a trip out to the narrow bylanes of Old Delhi and feel like you’ve wandered somewhere medieval. There is no dearth of steller Restaurants in Delhi but nothing really beats a classic non-veg meal at Karim’s or Al-Jawahar, popular for their roasted meat kebabs.
Option A: Lose yourself to shopping and collect souvenirs from the Central Cottage Industry Emporium. Or you might want to visit Dilli Haat, your one-stop shop for exquisite handicraft items and gourmet delights.
Option B: A saunter around Lutyen’s Delhi is like a voyage back into the days of the Raj, with buildings of polished craftsmanship and perfectly symmetrical gardens on both sides of the lane. Take a stroll here at dusk, hold hands and watch the sun go down the horizon.
Option C: Chocolate, marshmallows and cookies, these things help people fall in love or that’s what I believe. Spoil each other at the Wenger’s Bakery in Connaught Place as the evening approaches.
It is good to remember that all we need is love but an expressive dinner now and then, doesn’t hurt! A few good options to design your Valentine’s dinner more romantic at some restaurants offering best ambiance and setups are:
Sevilla-The Claridges is one of the most romantic restaurants in Delhi, where you will get to spend Valentine's with your loved one amidst a gorgeous ambiance. The outdoor seating with music of flowing water, soft caressing winds and amazing cabanas will gift you with the date of a lifetime. The outstanding entry of this place with mashals and lamps everywhere amidst lush greenery will take your breath away. The cuisine is Mediterranean and Spanish, and, not to be missed are their wood fired thin crust pizzas.
Olive Bar & Kitchen
Olive Bar & Kitchen is an award winning Italian restaurant placed lavishly in a great white walled mansion with pebbled floor and a huge old banyan tree. It is conveniently located at the shadow of iconic Qutub Minar which makes it one of the best romantic restaurants to dine in with a view to die for! Candle lit dinner with a sweet fragrance in the air will surely give you and your loved one an unforgettable romantic rendezvous.
Cheri One Qutub
Cheri One Qutub is a fine dining restaurant with great ambiance and a European decor. The Vintage Victorian theme that can be seen in the furniture, cutlery or even the soft drapes around the canopies on the terrace all take you back in time. The whole ambiance is undoubtedly very romantic, making it one of the best places to dine with your loved one. Their wood fired pizzas and chilly prawns are a must try.
Guppy by Ai
Fancy and imaginative, the interiors at Guppy by Ai are a projection of a child’s fantasy world, replete with characters that are fictional and represented in different forms and sizes. Think lit up fishes floating in the air, pumpkin heads, sleepy heads strung to a side of the wall, jars of goodies and scrapbook entries framed with drawings contained in them. Everything is lit up in pastel shades, and done up with soft patterns that are inspired from children’s clothing and quilts. The cuisine served here is Japanese and consequently, one gets a whiff of all things serene and tasteful even in the food. Visit for a unique Valentine's experience!
With settings which make for easy lounges during the day and hard-to-surpass couches by the evening. The outdoor sitting option is simply breathtaking. Choose from among - Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Asian cuisine at large. Some of the significantly best meals come out of unusual gravy dishes here. The regular pan-Asian cuisine is also worth placing a hearty order to and sitting by, listlessly flitting away the hours catching up with each others lives.
Finally, echoing what Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Spread love and let us know if somebody made you feel special this Valentine’s Day!