When it comes to planning the perfect date, location is one of the most important things to consider. Enjoying a romantic meal with your significant other is a classic date idea, but to make it a success you need to make sure you pick the right restaurant. You won’t be short of options in a city like Pune, blessed with amazing restaurants.
Whether it’s your first date or a landmark anniversary, you can be sure there’s a restaurant to suit your particular tastes. And if you’re having trouble finding the perfect spot, we’ve done most of the legwork for you by compiling this list of the best romantic restaurants in Pune for you and your significant other to enjoy.
When it comes to date nights, a little research to find the perfect spot goes a long way. If you are in Pune, head to the following places recommended by our team. Go ahead and take your pick from this guide to the top 6 romantic restaurants in Pune city!
Romantic Restaurants in Pune for Quality Private Time
If you and your date bond over beers, then Effingut’s Bistro in Belwadi is perfect for you. Tons of cozy nooks, colorful upholstery, and quirky art will make you feel like you’re disconnected from the rest of the bar. After a brief Covid hiatus when the brand switched to a takeaway model with Effingut2Go, this is their return.
The extensive food menu has a good selection of bar foods such as dynamite prawns, pesto chicken crostini, avocado salad, chorizo pizza, etc. The beer, as always, comes in several options, such as the good Belgian Wit, Hefeweizen, Stouts, Ciders along with their signature: Dunkelweizen.
Asilo, Koregaon Park
After shaking up the nightlife of Mumbai, Asilo has come to Pune at The Westin Hotel. Adorned with cherry blossoms, the décor here is inspired by art and nature. Designer Amey Dahanukar from ARA Design Studio recreates the space and prepares it for spring by adding freshness with her pop colors. The bar’s menu is opulent and offers the best tequilas, gins and homemade infusions. Chef Cyrus Irani’s food menu combines Mediterranean food with an Asian twist.
PS If you’re looking for a date for dinner and drinks, we recommend visiting The Market for their Asian menu. It’s designed by ex-Chef Guppy Vikram Khatri, who offers such exquisite dishes as Hokkaido scallops, sashimi carpaccio, plump tuna and avocado tartare, grilled black cod and more.
Qora, Koregaon Park
This is currently the most popular party space in Koregaon Park. Designed on three levels with a beautiful alfresco area, private dining room and elegant inside-out bar, the bar sports muted, earthy tones with hints of copper, terracotta, rust and beige throughout. With sleek lighting and a mix of seating – sofas, patio furniture, high and low chairs – SKID’s Shweta Kaushik (who has designed restaurants like Bayroute, Tresind and Woodside Inn in Mumbai) outdoes herself once again.
The bar menu offers cocktails with fresh flavors such as yuzu, matcha and homemade bitters and infusions, while the food menu features Asian dishes such as Dan Dan Noodles, Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Char Siu Pork Belly, a variety of dumplings, Scallion Pancakes with Shredded Beef, Adobo Chicken, Dashi Salmon in Fried Rice Cake and more.
Bai Hu Dan, Koregaon Park
If you are looking for a coffee date, Bai Hu Dan is for you. Co-founded by interior designer Pooja Rohra and entrepreneur Dinshay Luthiya, this cafe shows their love of design and detail. Japanese minimalism gives the decoration a Zen atmosphere.
The menu has a sophisticated collection of teas and coffees that are rare to find in the city. From pour overs to white teas, they have it all. They also have food bowls and smoothies along with a generous selection of salads.
Soy Como Soy, Kalyani Nagar
Spanish for ‘I am what I am’, Soy Como Soy stays true to its name by bringing Pune its first Izakaya-style restaurant and bar serving Nikkei cuisine. The food menu serves the delicate flavors of Japan with a touch of Peruvian flavors. Opt for their pan-fried seafood with squid ink and piman aioli, tofu circle, Nikkei-style grilled eggplant, and New Zealand lamb chops with lemongrass soy reduction.
Pair the meal with pisco sours in a variety of Japanese flavors including sakura, fuji apple and galangal, blueberry and lavender, coffee and tangerine, and green apple and fennel (along with many Peruvian and Japanese blends). Green walls, simple yet elegant furnishings, and dreamy DIY outdoor décor add mystique to the dining experience.
Boho Boho, Koregaon Park
There are no guessing points – this is a bohemian style cafe and has tons of spaces for pictures. With macrame wall hangings, swings, mirrors, and even some curtains, Boho Boho will want you to pick up some of those macrame items.
This quaint cafe offers teas that can be paired with dishes like avocado on toast, banana-nutella crepe, gyro, falafel, and more. If you inform them in advance, they also set the table for a special occasion!