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15 Charming Outdoor Restaurants To Head To Right Now For A Winter Date

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Delhi Winters are around the corner and are splendid accompaniments for all romantic tales. As Delhiites, we know how much we cherish the perfectly pleasant weather of November-December. Since the lockdown has been lifted, it’s easier for couples around town to plan date-nights; owing to the abundance of cutesy outdoor cafes that compliment the weather perfectly. So we’ve curated a list featuring some of Delhi’s cutest restaurants that, along with exquisite food, also provide a dazzling outdoor seating arrangement. So keep scrolling y’all!

1 . Olive Bar & Kitchen

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Colonial buildings filled with the stylish adornments, age-old trees with intertwined fairy lights and the white curtains from the canopies flowing with crisp winter winds - this comprises the warmth exuded by Delhi’s Olive Bar & Kitchen. The charm of this place is alluring even after 15 years of its inception in Mehrauli. Feel the pebbles under your feet and watch the stars overhead as you exclaim in delight after taking one bite into Olive’s 8th iteration of the tiramisu. Reach over for your partner’s hand glimmering in the candle lights as you take a sip of your Mango Ginger Martini. With a mesmeric ambience, the constantly evolving food and the impeccable service, Olive is and will always be one of our all-time fav places for outdoor winter dates. 

Where | Olive Bar & Kitchen - 6-8, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli
Timings | 1 PM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 9810 235 472
Meal For Two | Rs 4000
Here’s Their Website | https://olivebarandkitchen.com/obkdelhi.html
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/olivedelhi/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/OliveAtTheQutub/

2. Under The Neem

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Ever so frequently, city life with all its eccentricities gets to us and we crave for the serenity of the farms located far away from all this chaos. Under the Neem is not a restaurant, it’s a culinary experience carefully curated by Karma Chalets. The outdoor seating is set up in a non-fuss rural way - where you can either choose to dine on a swing just big enough for you, your partner and the food, or a traditional cot filled with colourful pillows. The food follows the farm to plate policy and sources the best, cleanest and most flavourful produce for the dishes served. The dishes taste amazing but are presented even more gorgeously and will leave your table itself looking picturesque. Bookmark this one for a peaceful, romantic date that will leave you reeling with charm for days at an end. 

Where | Under The Neem - Karma Lakelands, NH 8, Sector 80, Gurgaon
Timings | 9 AM - 9 PM
Call Them | +91 9625 291 720
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Here’s Their Website | http://www.karmachalets.co.in/cafe-kraft-kitchen.php
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/undertheneem/?hl=en

3. Hamoni : Cafe By The Greens

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Hamoni Cafe is set within the campus of Hamoni Golf Course and is surrounded by long, majestic teak wood trees. A testament to how romantic this place comes from the fact that it has been deemed as one of the most frequently chosen locations in Gurgaon to propose to your partner. Picture-perfect cabanas are set up on the grass with flowy white curtains enclosing an intimate seating arrangement for you and your partner. If your imagination is running amok then head on to Hamoni and see the magic unfold yourselves! P.S Do try out their appetising burgers and spaghetti while enjoying a beautiful sunset with your partner. 

Where | Hamoni : Cafe By The Greens - CK Farm, Carterpuri Village, Sector 23A, Gurgaon
Timings | 9 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 9643 151 511
Meal For Two | Rs 1,200
Here’s Their Website | https://hamonigolf.com/hamoni-cafe/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/hamonicafeggn/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hamonicafeggn/

4. Fig at Museo

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Light, airy, calm and pleasant - the vibe of Fig is addictive. Tall ceilings, an abundance of indoor trees, colourful furniture pieces and interiors made with simple earthy materials - Fig is a different vibe altogether - perhaps it’s one you’d not be able to find anywhere else in the city. Despite being indoors there are high chances you won't even notice your surroundings as Fig very successfully brings the outdoors inside. Visit the place for a lunch date and you’ll instantly be transported into a romantic, therapeutic world where only you and your partner reside. Don't forget to try their Pesto Pasta and Pumpkin Massaman to take your taste buds on an equally delightful journey. 

Where | Fig - Museo Camera Centre Photographic Arts, Shri Ganesh Mandir Marg, Sector 28, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Timings | 8 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 9910 627 779
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/figatmuseo/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/figatmuseo/

5. Qla

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Soulful music, chic and trendy interiors and the most stunning view of the legendary Qutub Minar, all this is up for grabs when you visit Qla. Talking about its outdoor setting, Qla sports a charming Haveli-style set up in the courtyard surrounded by short white colonial buildings. Dotted with trees, fairy lights, lamps, cacti and planters, the place gives off a very European bistro-style vibe which is perfect for dining out in Delhi winters. The almond cheese pasta and the white chocolate mousse are indulgent and soul-satiating dishes that’ll tantalise your taste buds and elevate your overall date night experience! We recommend visiting Qla in the evening when the shops have closed to have a quieter time with your partner. 

Where | Qla - 4-A, Seven Style Mile, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli
Timings | 12 Noon - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 8527 933 766
Meal For Two | Rs 3,000
Here’s Their Website | https://www.qla.co.in
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/qlaofficial/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/QlaOfficial/

6. Diggin 

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Being a pretty and romantic spot that doesn't burn a hole in your pocket is the biggest pull for our cult favourite restaurant - Diggin. While initially, Diggin was famous for pulling large college crowds due to its ideal location in the heart of South Campus, gradually its charming decor made its way through the entirety of Delhiites. Dining here literally makes you feel like you’re sitting inside a GreenHouse filled with healthy, happy trees adding life to your experience with humility. The chocolate hazelnut tart and lasagna will warm your hearts while the fairy lights, brick walls, birdhouses, swings and lamps warm your soul!

Where | Diggin - 10, Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri
Timings | 11:30 AM - 10 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2611 0787
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/diggincafe/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/diggincafe/

7. Cafe Tesu 

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Most of us are late sleepers on the weekend and always fail to make it to our breakfast plans but thankfully Cafe Tesu offers all-day breakfast. Doesn't it sound wonderful that you won't have to wake up at 7 AM to have french toast? But that’s not all; With a roomy tall space studded with hanging indoor plants, wall art, beautiful ambient lights and turquoise exteriors, Cafe Tesu is a very charming and romantic space with a light, casual vibe. For a truly hatke meal, combine different specialities such as french toast, sushi and a double choco-chip pancake at this cutesy cafe. 

Where | Cafe Tesu - 4, Essex Farms, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Vijay Mandal Enclave, Adchini
Timings | 9 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9999 456 700
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Here’s Their Website | http://www.cafetesu.com/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/cafetesu/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafetesu/

8. Caffe Tonino

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Minimal yet artistic, earthy yet magnificent - Cafe Tonino is an Italian haven in CP and is a much-visited spot owing to its convenient location. Decked up in bright uplifting shades of blue and yellow put together with funky zebra prints, Tonino has a relaxed yet fun vibe that manages to always cheer us up, especially thanks to the beautiful warm lights. For a class spaghetti and tiramisu meal, make sure to visit Tonino for a cutesy dinner. 

Where | Caffe Tonino - One Horizon Center, 1st Floor, Golf Course Road
Timings | 11 AM - 11:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9212 164 223
Meal For Two | Rs 1,400
Here’s Their Website | http://caffetonino.com
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/caffetonino/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/caffetonino/

9. Rustique

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How would you like to sit on wooden tables set on green grass under fairy lights while a wood-fired oven readies your pizza? Rustique, a pretty and simple restaurant in Essex Farms is affordable, well located and boasts expertise in serving classic things supremely well. This is a lively place with a warm ambience and ideal for fuss-free and pocket-friendly date nights. When here, do make sure you try their fabulous pizzas and top-notch cheesecakes. 

Where | Rustique - Essex Farms, 4 Aurobindo Marg, Adchini
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9873 739 393
Meal For Two | Rs 800
Here’s Their Website | http://www.essexfarms.com/rustique/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/rustiquebyessexfarms/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/rustiquebyessexfarms/

10. Leo’s Pizzeria

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Leo’s Pizzeria has won us over with ease! And their delish pizzas are the ones to blame for it; Fun fact, it’s the kind you’d find in Naples and other Italian cities. We’re sorry, for a second there we forgot we were here to talk about a date with bae and not fixate on this crusty, dough, and cheesy delight. Honestly, there is no way you could miss gorging on their yummy slices. Make sure to bite in as soon as they’re out of the wood-fired oven for the best pizza experience. 

Where | Leo’s Pizzeria - E - 261, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar IV
Timings | 12 Noon - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9999 893 946
Meal For Two | Rs 1,700
Here’s Their Website | http://leo.pizza/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/weknowpizza/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/weknowpizza/

11. Bo Tai

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We have straight up 2 words for Bo Tai - Classy AF. This Pan Asian Gem of Mehrauli spells chic in all its components. Ranging from furniture to interiors to menu to even cutlery - every single thing they do, they do it with charm and this charm is hard to skip for date nights. This is the kind of place you and BAE can dress up for and act all posh! The dishes served are as varied and as decorated as the restaurant itself. For a romantic, classy, chic date, visit Bo Tai and be sure to try their seafood dishes. 

Where | Bo Tai - 6/4, Kalka Das Marg, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli
Timings | 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9870 587 770
Meal For Two | Rs 3,500
Here’s Their Website | http://www.bo-tai.co.in/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/_botai/?hl=en
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/BoTaiQutub/

12. Unwind by Amuse house 

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This is a stunning rooftop lounge with a round central bar and a cherry blossom tree towering over it. Walls filled with vertical gardens and neon lighting add even more oomph to this already trendy cocktail bar. If a dim-lit table with neon light boards or a lounge sofa under the starlit sky is your ideal date settings, then Unwind is the place for you. With beautiful photo ops, picturesque bar settings, and relaxing seatings, this spot will surely be your go-to due to all this and its convenient location and exquisite drinks. When here, grab a pint, sit back on the velvety seats, enjoy the romantic lighting and if you’re lucky the soulful live music performances. Date night sorted right? 

Where | Unwind by Amuse House - 1st Floor, Ansal Plaza, C Block, Khel Gaon Marg
Timings | 12 NOON - 1 AM
Call Them | +91 8448 988 001
Meal For Two | Rs 1,800
Here’s Their Website | http://www.amusehouse.com/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/unwind.delhi/
Check Out Their FB Page | www.facebook.com/unwind.delhi

13. Fio

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When Fio was up and running at The Garden of Five Senses, it was truly a tranquil green oasis we all loved. After its sad closure, we were blessed when Fio Nehru Place came to the scene and seamlessly took the place of its former counterpart. This stylish Indo-Italian joint is as chic as it is warm. The place has stunning modern interiors but it’s the striking outdoor seating that takes the cake. Filled with beautiful plants and pebble flooring, the outdoor area is pretty with cute lights and fancy fittings. Be sure to bookmark this one as Fio never disappoints. With its refreshing drinks, flavorful desserts, zesty plates of pasta and spicy paneer, Fio takes you on a visual as well as a culinary treat. 

Where | Fio - Epicuria Food Mall, Nehru Place Metro Station, Nehru Place
Timings | 12 NOON - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9971 004 536
Meal For Two | Rs 3,200
Here’s Their Website | https://www.fiorestaurant.com/cookhouse-bar/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/fiorestaurants/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/FIOCookhouseAndBar/

14. Sevilla 

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It can easily be said that Sevilla is where the concept of romantic chic restaurants started in the city. A famous classic restaurant located inside The popular Claridges Hotel, Sevilla never seems like it’s located in the middle of a busy city. Being true to its name, it quite literally gives Sevilla vibes with its Spanish food and stunning outdoor decor. This dinner-only place is great to enjoy tapas overlooking glass bridges, green canopies, lit water bodies - all enjoyable from the comfort of your private luxurious cabanas. For a truly romantic Spanish street vibe date, visit Sevilla for dinner and we promise you won't be able to resist its charm. 

Where | Sevilla - The Claridges, 12, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, Aurangzeb Road
Timings | 7 PM - 11:45 PM
Call Them | +91 11 3955 5096
Meal For Two | Rs 4,500
Here’s Their Website | https://www.claridges.com/the-claridges-new-delhi-dine
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/claridgeshotelsandresorts/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheClaridgesHotelsResorts/

15. Elan

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The Lodhi Hotel is the most luxurious dig in the city so naturally its star restaurant Elan is also one of the chicest places around. Serving a medley of Indian, Italian and Continental cuisines, Elan is as loved for its food as for its location. Though the eatery has a mix of indoor and outdoor seatings, the outdoor seating for us is the showstopper. With cabanas and tables located right next to its beautiful water body surrounded by its beautiful stone edifice and with the perfect lighting and ambience, Elan is one of the classiest places to transport you and your date into a dreamy trance. Visit one of the poshest restaurants in Delhi and enjoy the delectable Thai curry and dim sum while you’re at it. 

Where | elan - The Lodhi, Lodhi Road
Timings | 6:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Call Them | +91  9650 947 415
Meal For Two | Rs 3,500
Here’s Their Website | https://www.thelodhi.com/elan.php
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/thelodhidelhi/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ElanTheLodhi/

Well with the captivating beauty of these places and the perfect weather we are experiencing currently, you just can't take a chance and miss this moment. So grab your BAE ASAP and get ready to SLAY your next date night at these terrific places. 

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