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  • Going for a romantic dinner? There are several places in Bangalore to have a nice fine dining experience. What’s more? Most of these places will arrange a special private candle light setting upon prior booking – ideal for a day to celebrate anniversaries or special occasions.

    On memorable days, we want to give our loved ones nothing but the very best. You need a restaurant that not only caters to your taste buds but also to your romantic experience. This is why a nice candle light setting is perfect to create that ambiance. Thankfully, Bangalore is a city that is filled with such outlets. Whether it is your first anniversary or 50th, there are some cool places to hang out here with your loved one.

    Below we have listed a few ideal restaurants for candle light dinner in Bangalore. These vary from the most to the least recommended. But all of the ones listed here rank among the top restaurants for couples in Bangalore.

    Think about what you would want the most when you are out with your special someone. A nice view, a slow romantic music in the background, a dimly lit indoor or a starry outdoor – if these are on your wish list, we have not one but 15 restaurants that will provide you these.  Whether you are the adventurous couple, the romantic couple, the Sunday brunch couple or the fun couple, these restaurants have something that will be just right for every kind of pair.

    Here are some of the best restaurants for candle light dinner in Bangalore:

  • 01Olive Beach

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    A Olive Beach is a sophisticated Italian restaurant – popular for its a la carte buffet menus. The aura of the place is what draws people in but the food is what keeps them coming.  Its courteous staff and valet service is what set it apart from most restaurants in the Bangalore city.  

    Also popular for its Thai-European ambiance, this place is a must visit for couples. The dimly lit cozy settings are ideal for first dates. The outdoor setting with a smoking area is an added plus.

    Special Cuisine: It has a wide choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to try out. Especially, if you are here, you must try out the Calamari, Pepperoni Pizza, Beef Carpaccio and the Ravioli. It is an alcohol friendly restaurant and the cocktails they serve are a delight.

    Cost for two: A visit with your special someone in this restaurant would cost an average of Rs. 1800 – exclusive of all taxes. Buffets may vary in price. Credit cards and cash are accepted here.

    Location: Located conveniently in Ashok Nagar, Olive Beach comes with its own rich ambiance. The location is not listed in Google maps and hence could be challenging to find. The best way to find this place is to use Zomato maps.

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  • 02Rim Naam – The Oberoi

    If you are looking for a place that is as close to nature as it is to luxury then Rim Naam is the place you should visit. Be it the Alfresco setting or the Le Jardin, it is the ambiance first and then the food that will capture your senses. The name ‘Rim Naam’ translates to ‘by the water.’ This is a floating restaurant that opens to a faux stone tunnel to reveal the alfresco pavilion. There are various places around Bangalore to eat and enjoy but a place like this is difficult to find out.

    Special cuisine: The menu serves authentic Thai cuisine and fresh seafood. Whether it is the Tom Kha soup or the spicy green papaya salad - they are all authentic recipes. But the chefs recommend the delicate glass noodles with sweet basil and lobster or a simple sizzling stir fry. There is a full bar available for the alcohol lovers.

    Cost for two: This place has a pocket pinch of Rs. 3000 for two approx. (excluding taxes).

    Location:  It is also ideally situated along the MG Road, it is a nicely secluded area away from the hustle bustle of the city. Since the setting is in a water body, it is the perfect place to enjoy a nice quiet dinner with a view here.
  • 03Blue Ginger Taj

    The Blue Ginger Taj at Taj West End's Bangalore is one of the first Vietnamese restaurants in the country. It has a luxurious open air pavilion that sets the mood for a romantic meal right at the heart of the city. The pond surrounding the restaurant adds the touch of other worldliness. You can also reserve a private candlelight dinner in Bangalore at this place – secluded from the other seating areas.

    Special cuisine:Some of the most recommended dishes to try here include Jasmine Rice with Chicken curry or Noodles with Vietnamese Chicken – which is their specialty. For starters, you can order Spring Roll and Asparagus soup which is the two other most loved dishes here. You can enjoy cocktails or take a shot at the bar available in this restaurant.

    Cost for two: Rs. 3200 is the pocket pinch for two people here. You must book in advance because the restaurant remains bustling even during the off hours. It is pretty easy to find along the Race Course Road.


  • 04Om Made Café

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    If a lighter, less intense but more friendly and fun loving ambiance is what you are seeking then this is the place. Om Made Café is a casual dining restaurant but the experience of fine dining is one of a kind here. The rooftop setting is rather laid back but the best time to visit here is during the evening when the starry night amplifies the natural surroundings. There are a lot of crazy things to do in Bangalore but at the end you will definitely need a good food to end your day with.

    Special cuisine: The café excels in delivering authentic Continental and Italian dishes. There is also an extensive bar menu to lighten the mood here. The terrace seating is what you will like here. To please your taste buds they have widely famous delicacies like Spaghetti and Bruschettas. Also, people have praised the rose wine and white sangrias. For a more sumptuous filling, try out the chicken platter or the pasta.  

    Cost for two: It costs around Rs. 1500 for two people – excluding taxes. But if you want to enjoy some discounts, visit it from 4 pm to 8 pm on any day for unlimited Sangrias. This place accepts cash and cards.

    Location: This café is located in the 5th block of Koramangala and it is easy to locate because it is right on top of Gold’s Gym. It is also easy to find this place on Google Maps.
  • 05Persian Terrace

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    The Persian Terrace is a luxury 5-star restaurant that lives up to its name. The place boasts of an Al Fresco Arabian setting. Regarded as one of the top notch restaurants, the rooftop ambiance is ideal for a romantic get together. The bird’s eye view from the rooftop is breathtaking. There are some glass huts which are popular among couples of style and luxury. Needless to say, it is one of the most recommended places for rooftop candle light dinner in Bangalore.

    Special cuisine: The menu serves authentic Arabian dishes but it is well balanced to suit the tastes of people with varied preferences. Some of the most popular dishes here are the Tiramisu and the mocktails. There is a vegetarian menu too but it is quite limited. You must try the Koobideh kabobs if you are here. The authentic Middle Eastern desserts are also something you cannot miss. This restaurant does serve alcohol.

    Cost for two: It costs around Rs. 255 for a pint of beer here. For a full course, the Persian Terrace will cost around 2000 for two people.

    Location: This place is situated near the Orion Mall. You have to come to Malleshwaram and from there locate the Orion Mall from which, the Sheraton Grand Hotel is at a walking distance away. Inside this hotel, the Persian Terrace is situated.


  • 06 The News Café

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    The News Café is a nice place to spend your date night at if you are looking for some energy in the room. This place has an award-winning cocktail bar and the best asset is the entertainment it provides. Overall this high street café has a rather laid back ambiance and is perfect for post-work romantic night-outs. This place has free Wi-Fi and a big screen for your entertainment. There are numerous things to do in Bangalore and you can find those things around this place.

    Special cuisine: This place serves finger food with alcohol mostly, but for a more filling meal, you have the options to try the American or Continental food here. There is a separate bar menu with 15 pages serving unique cocktails here. The cocktails are popular among the crowd for their taste and for their unique names like “faithful bitch” and “desperate housewife.” In food, the popular ones are – lamb chops, wood fire pizza, and nachos.

    Cost for two: This place will cost you Rs. 1300 (approximately) for two with alcohol. The menu holds a pint of beer at Rs. 125 approximately. It is easy on the pockets and users also have rated it 4 out of 5 in terms of value.

    Location: This place is situated on HAL (2nd Stage) on 100 feet road. It is right along Indira Nagar in Bangalore. It is quite easy to find because it is not far from the main city.
  • 07Bierre Republic

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    Also called the “Beer Republic”, this is a place for a group of friends or a couple that just wants to chill over a drink. Though there are a lot of pubs and lounges in Bangalore to do all this stuff his place is somewhat unique in its own way. The ambiance here is classic and the cartwheel chairs add to the décor. The outdoor setting has a large screen that makes this place slightly noisy without going too loud. The corner cozy seats make it ideal for the couple to enjoy a gala time together. 

    Special cuisine: The dinner buffet here is a treat to have. The BBQ chicken pizza is as sumptuous as it gets but the potato wedges are filling enough with the craft beer. Some people also like to have chicken tenders with long island iced tea.

    Cost for two: This place will cost Rs. 2500 for two people along with alcohol because a pint of beer costs about Rs. 249 here. The cost includes the services such as the DJ and the setting. But it can cost more depending upon the taxes.

    Location: If you want to reach this place, you can search for the nearest landmark Blossoms Book Store which is quite popular in this city. The Pavilion Mall at Church Street is not at all hard to miss.

  • 08Portland Steakhouse

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    Portland Steakhouse is an uptown café that has a very homely atmosphere. People especially prefer this café because of the somber décor, good food, and quality service. If you and your partner want to enjoy some filling meal and have a quiet lunch, then this is the place to be.  The unobtrusive music in the background keeps the mood alive. But the best part is that it retains the true essence of the bygone days of Bangalore.
    It is a perfect place for weekend getaway in Bangalore with your loved ones.

    Special cuisine: The chef’s choice here is Gazpacho – a dish with finely chopped cucumber, cold tomato soup and pounding garlic. It is the delicacy that will set the tone for the dishes to come. For the main-course, the Dragon Breath Stir Fried chicken gets our vote. If it leaves your breath on fire, have some Arugula Salad to cool off. Classic fish and chips are made with butter fish which makes it delicious to the core. It does serve alcohol as well.

    Cost for two: This place will leave a hole as big as Rs. 1500 for two in your pockets. Most people have rated this place average in terms of value, combining all the services.

    Location: This outlet is located at the by-lane of MG Road. Situated right around 1st Cross on Brunton Road it is easy to find.


  • 09Spice Terrace

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    For those looking for a poolside candle light dinner in Bangalore, Spice Terrace is the place to be. They mainly serve north Indian delicacies. The pool tables need to be pre booked because they are always in demand. The cozy setting makes it even more ideal for a couple to enjoy some privacy.

    Special cuisine: Some of the dishes that are must try here are Southern Railway Lamb Curry and Chicken stuffed with herb flavored chicken mousseline. You can also try the Pavilion Chocolate Signature for dessert – it is a combo of chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream and chocolate pot de crème. Murg Kakud Roasted is one of their most loved dishes of all time.

    Cost for two: This place not only serves alcohol but also has its own smoking area. All of this is going to cost you a lump sum of Rs. 2500 for two excluding the taxes. They accept credit cards.

    Location: Spice Terrace is a part of JW Marriott. So you have to travel all the way to South Bangalore to get this fine dining experience. It is located on Vittal Mallya Road in Ashok Nagar.


  • 10The Tao Terraces

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    The Tao Terraces will give you the best Oriental experiences. Specializing in Pan-Asian food, this restaurant is known for its peacefully quiet ambiance. If you are looking for a luxurious and ‘Zen’ place to treat your special someone then The Tao Terraces is ideal. It is best known for its rooftop setting. Everything, right from the décor to the menu is based on authentic Asian heritage here.

    Special cuisine: Some of the best food you can have here is the Kha – swe and the Chicken with Crushed Peppers and Red chilies. Laska Lemka Malaya Soup is one of their most recommended soups. Some of the other best dishes to try here include Sushi, Khao Suey, Chicken Satay, Pork Ribs and Jumbo Prawns. They make really good Espresso Martinis and yes, this place is alcohol friendly.

    Cost for two: If you want to try out the buffet, which is during the lunch hours from Monday to Sunday, it will cost you Rs. 550 per person plus taxes. Otherwise, for a normal three-course meal, without alcohol, you can expect the pocket pinch to be around Rs. 2100.

    Location: This luxurious rooftop restaurant is ideally situated right opposite Vivanta by Taj. It is on the 5th floor of MG Mall on MG Road.

  • 11Ebony

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    Ebony is one of the oldest fine dining places in Bangalore that has stood the test of time. Be it their consistently good food or the superior view from the terrace, they have always managed to uphold their reputation. Situated on the 13th floor, this place gives you a good view of the surroundings. This place is strongly recommended for having a private candlelight dinner in Bangalore.

    Special cuisine: The weekday lunch buffet is quite popular among the locals here. But apart from that, you must try the Kakori Kebabs and the Mudaliar Prawn Pulao here. There is a large vegetarian menu here to serve people with varied tastes. They have a special Biryani which is called “special” for a good reason. For the vegetarians especially the Davangere Kadak Aloo is a must try. With mainly North Indian, Asian, Thai, and Seafood on their menu, this place has a lot to offer your taste buds. This is why their buffet from Monday to Thursday is always a surprise menu.

    Cost for two: It will cost you Rs. 455 only (per person) for the buffet spread. Their weekend buffet costs Rs. 595 plus taxes. For a whole hearty course, it might cost you around Rs. 1500 for two persons.

    Location: Located in Central Bangalore, the Ebony is nestled comfortably on the 13th Floor of Ivory Tower. This restaurant accepts Amex and Credit cards.
  • 12Lido Hyatt

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    Although Lido Hyatt is popular for its pool setting you can opt for an indoor setting which is equally luxurious. There is a community table for the single diners at the long table as well. This restaurant has a more Sunday brunch ambience. But it is also one of the hottest late night restaurants in the city – perfect to spend some quality time.

    Special cuisine: It serves a meal rich in taste and there are grills on the deck of the restaurant. If you order Kebabs you get them directly from here. Just the wide variety of European, North Indian, Chinese and Thai dishes will give you a jolt. Some of the most popular dishes here are Smoked Salmon, Bhatti Ka Murgh, Baked Phyllo, and Australian Lamb Shanks. Do you still need more? Bonus: Just try their Mascarpone Soup before the main course. It does serve alcohol as well.

    Cost for two: The dinner buffet is quite popular here but it costs Rs. 1199 + taxes per person. However, the main food bill on an average does not exceed Rs. 2500 (plus taxes) for a couple.

    Location: Lido Hyatt is located at a prime located – right on MG Road in Central Bangalore. It is a part of the Hyatt Bangalore.
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  • 13Gufha

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    Gufha literally translates to “cave” and this place has the décor to prove it. If you and your partner are looking for an adventurous dinner date, it doesn’t get better than this. The cave is wrought from fiberglass and every nook and corner of this place appear to be mysterious, dark and creepy. It is more than just a dimly lit romantic restaurant – it is a heavily themed fine dining experience, designed only for the brave.

    Special cuisine: The menu of Gufa is a fine amalgamation of Pakistani, North Indian and Afghani dishes. The bar adds the fun to it. The food quality is highly rated on Zomato and some of the best dishes to try include Chicken curry, Masala Papad, Paneer Tikka Pahadi Kebab, Ruswali Kebab, Arvi Chatpata Masala and Mashawa soup.

    Cost for two: This place is extremely pocket-friendly compared to most outlets on this list. It costs only Rs. 1200 for two plus taxes. A pint of beer here would cost about Rs. 149 plus taxes.

    Location: The restaurant is a part of a hotel called The President Hotel and it is situated in Jayanagar on the 3rd block.
  • 14Shiro

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    If your taste buds are craving authentic Japanese cuisine then you can check out Shiro. It specializes in Japanese, Balinese, Chinese and Indonesian food. Hence the platter is mostly seafood oriented. The décor reflects the food and for a couple, there is enough room to find a cozy, romantic spot, although it is an indoor joint.

    Special cuisine: Some of the best food that people like to order here includes Japanese and Balinese dishes. To be more specific, dishes like Sushi, dim sum, Chicken Yakitori and Clear Soup are quite famous. This place serves alcohol too. To finish off, you can order the sweet Chocolate Volcano. A Sunday brunch is also one of the things it is popular for.

    Cost for two: The prices for the Sunday brunch are Rs. 2100 plus taxes and this includes 5 kinds of desserts, main courses like Chicken, Beef, Fish, and Prawns. This brunch will include appetizers like Sushi, dim sums and rolls as well.  For a regular meal, the prices are Rs. 3000 plus taxes.

    Location: The Shiro is ideally located on the UB City Mall – on the third floor.  It is within a stone throw distance from JW Marriott Hotel on Vittal Mallya Road.
  • 15Ruh

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    If you are looking for bright colors yet a dimly lit, cozy setting, candle lights and a truly romantic experience in Bangalore, then Ruh is the place you should be. Users recommend this place for having a quiet dinner. Their menu includes mostly Mughlai, North Indian and Mediterranean dishes and the ambiance reflects this too. There is a touch of Morocco and Arab in their interior décor which is most highly rated for couples.

    Special cuisine: They make the best Mutton Biryani and Murgh Makhani is one of their specialties. People also love Tandoori Chicken and Falafel here. But if you want to order something other than chicken dishes, you can surely try their fish curry. Since it is an alcohol friendly place, the beer and mocktails here are also recommended.

    Cost for two: This place accepts cash, credit cards, and meal coupons. The average price for two people here is around Rs. 1000. There is a full bar available and the prices may vary as per taxes.

    Location: Keep moving along the Sarjapur Outer Ring Road to reach this place. It is situated on the 4th floor in Ganapa Tower.



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