If your idea of romance hinges on a delectable meal served in a perfect setting, we’ve found just the right restaurants for you to spend Valentine’s Day with your partner. Here goes:
Eternally romantic Maldives has so many great restaurants set against stunning backdrops that it’s hard to pick one. Our vote still rests with the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, hosted in the premises of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. The undersea restaurant serves fresh seafood and contemporary European fare that you can gorge on. Sitting 16 feet below the sea level in a glass cubicle, surrounded by colourful fish, you can make shared memories of a unique experience with your partner.
New York has no dearth of plush restaurants that are setting higher standards in hospitality with their ambiance and service, which is why it may come as surprise to see Petit Boucherie on our list. The French bistro-style cafe spells romance with its ambiance of red leather banquets and wood panels as well as its classic menu featuring escargots to tarte tartin. Be transported to the ‘City of Love’, chatting away the evening at this cosy restaurant.
One cannot miss the chance of dining at a skyscraper, overlooking the whole city when in Singapore. Skai, sitting on the 70th floor of the Swissotel the Stamford, gives patrons the feeling of dining under the stars, gazing at the panoramic vistas of the Civic District of Singapore below. The Japanese-style ambiance is dominated by green foliage and maple accents and sets the vibe right for a romantic night. Do try their sharing plates like the heirloom tomatoes with burrata and capsicum gazpacho, their best-seller.
You can’t go wrong with Buri Tara Wine Bar & Restaurant, offering outdoor Balinese-style dining in Thailand. Set on the side of a river, the restaurant is perfect for witnessing sunsets and entering a romantic night together with your partner. The live music by jazz and acoustic bands only takes the whole experience a notch higher. You can try their river prawns, spicy herb smoked salmon, or deep fried spinach and cheese spring roll for satiated taste buds.
Pamper your partner by taking them to one of the most exclusive addresses in the city of Dubai – the Mint Leaf of London. This Indian restaurant lends its own contemporary twist to the authentic north Indian cuisine. The chefs here take pride in serving food that resembles art amidst elegant surroundings. With an additional bar and a lounge, the restaurant offers a complete experience to patrons. The restaurant has a special Valentine’s Day menu planned this year.
Your most vivid imaginations of a romantic dining experience are brought alive at Domaine Anna, situated in Medine, Flic en Flac. See a glorious evening turn into night, sitting in gazebos on the lake with your partner. The restaurant has come up with some very innovative flavour twists on traditional Chinese dishes besides serving sumptuous versions of popular European and Asian dishes.
Nothing can make you feel more connected to your partner than savouring a hearty meal cooked and served with love, and if both of you love Italian, you can’t do better than A Tivola, serving some of the best pasta dishes in Sydney. The tiny menu features some perfect dishes that use fresh produce and quality meats. Helmed by Chef Eugenio Maialer, the restaurant brings warmth and honesty through food ‘to the table’ – the literal meaning of A Tavola.