So you have the perfect person to go out with on Valentine's Day, or maybe like the independent kickass person you are, you have decided to take yourself out. What you need now is a place as good as your partner, where you can spend some quality time and enjoy some romancing. Instead of going crazy about where to go, use our curated guide for where to go for the perfect date if you are in Kolkata:
Spice Kraft, Ballygunge
Great decor, a good bar menu, and delicious food. The ambience is cosy and quiet. On most days, Kolkata doesn't like to pay attention to the airs and prefers to focus on the food, but this place does both very well.
Cost for two: ₹1,200
Paris Cafe, Sector 5, Salt Lake
Primarily a cafe and bakery, it does serve up some good continental fare. The place personifies pretty, cute, and quaint. It is filled with light with very pretty fixtures all around the place. It's perfect for a nice brunch or an evening spent talking.
Cost for two: ₹1,000
The Corner Courtyard, Sarat Bose Road, Hazra
A place that has both breakfast and a bar, with some lovely signature cocktails. So you can pick any time of the day to go. The decor is another thing that earns this place some brownie points.
Cost for two: ₹1,500
Blue and Beyond, New Market Area
Nestled right in the middle of New Market, this restaurant is located on the top floor and has a terrace that provides a beautiful view of the city's most iconic area. The ambience is nice and the place is pretty in the day as well as night.
Cost for two: ₹1,600
Afraa, City Centre, Salt Lake
If you visit Afraa, make sure to get the outdoor sitting. Being in the middle of Salt Lake means you get some nice quietness outside as well as greenery. The weather in February is perfect for a cosy terrace dinner here. Or a drink to enjoy at sunset.
Cost for two: ₹1,800
Sonargaon, Taj Bengal
Sonargaon is quite iconic among Kolkata's rich and famous, as well as food aficionados (who have the wallet for it obviously). The place is part of Taj Bengal, which is iconic itself, and the food is honestly very good. This place will be perfect if you and your partner like the classics and the finer things in life.
Cost for two: ₹3,700
Waterside Cafe, Hyatt Regency
Warm wood floors, classic wood furniture, floor to ceiling windows that bathe the cafe in light, and obviously next to the water. Hyatt's cafe serves some nice food, and their buffet is a good bet. You can head here for a nice, easy few hours munching on food and enjoying the ambience.
Cost for two: ₹2,800
Smoke Shack, Park Plaza
One of the city's best rooftops, the place is good for a date, especially if you like to be part of the nightlife. They have happy hours from four to eight in the evening, so head there for a few drinks and then stay for the dinner and the music.
Cost for two: ₹2,800
Rooftop, minus a crowd, that will make you wish you were at home instead. The restaurant is in New Town, and it guarantees peace and quiet. The usual patrons are visiting businessmen, expats, and even some celebrities sometimes, proof that this place is fuss-free.
Cost for two: ₹2300
Baan Thai, The Oberoi Grand
If you want to go all out, this is the place to be. Pull out all the stops and take your partner (and yourself) on one of the best dates you can have in the city. The restaurant has great service, which will make you feel pampered. And the Thai food is one of the best.
Cost for two: ₹4,000
So where are you going this Valentine's Day?