Celebrate Valentine Day in Mumbai

You think finding small, romantic and most importantly inexpensive restaurants in Mumbai is impossible, don’t you? Well, it isn’t anymore. Following restaurants located at popular parts Mumbai, serving different cuisines and all pocket sizes suitably.

1) Chez Moi (Bandra)
Chez Moi is an ideal place to dine over exquisite wine and flavourful appetizers. It will make you reminisce about the old European Victorian era and gift you moments to cherish forever.

[Average cost for two – Rs. 700 or 800]

2) KongPoush (Goregaon)
Now you don’t need to fly all the way to Kashmir just to laze around in a shikara. KongPoush is the extensive treasure trove of exotic Kashmiri cuisine offering an authentic experience from washing of your hands at your table by using a nash-t-nari to relishing the soft and creamy phirni at the end of your meal. [Average cost for 2 – Rs. 900]

3) 21 Fahrenheit – Fine Dine (Oshiwara, Andheri )
21 Fahrenheit is actually a two level building at Oshiwara which has the fine dining restaurant on the second floor. If candle-light with dim-sums and Thai curry was on your mind, this is where you should go. You can also drop by Mumbai’s first and only ice lounge for a bit, if you haven’t already. And don’t forget to download the free discount coupon (complimentary desserts) before you go there.[Average cost for 2 – Rs. 1500]

4) 5 – The Restaurant (Santacruz)
If you are looking for decent Continental fare which does not damage your pocket too much, this quixotic and cozy restaurant will definitely not turn out to be disappointing. We recommend the Basil Chicken, Roasted Lamb, Pepper Steak and Selestian Prawns.[Average cost for 2 – Rs. 1000]

5) Dome (Marine Drive, Churchgate)
If you are willing to spend more, Dome would be a good choice. Times UK online voted Dome as one of the top 20 open-restaurants in the world and when you are sitting high up above Marine Drive, relishing those heavenly cocktails and appetizers, you might feel like it’s a dream come true. Avoid the temptation for sushi and dig into some grilled appetizers or tenderloin steak instead.

[Average cost for 2 – Rs. 2500 to 3000]

Some cool places to visit:

  • Trident, Bandra Kurla- Bandra (East) at ‘022’
  • The Oberoi- Nariman point Mumbai
  • Esselworld and Water kingdom
  • Ramee-Guest line Hotel-Juhu
  • Beachness
  • Hotel Metro Palace- Bandra(west)
  • The Westin –Mumbai
  • Nature Trails Resort- Thane (west)
  • Intercontinental- The Lalit, Andheri (east)
  • United Services Club- Colaba

Shopping in Mumbai

Shopping in Mumbai really means lots of fun. A great many shopping complexes and the range of products they provide makes Mumbai one of the best places to do a little Valentines Day shopping. Eternia is really an international shopping experience for women (Guys do yourself a favor and take your girlfriend there, you wont regret it)  The main places for getting some really good clothes are around Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street. You’ll get wonderful faux jewelry here in brass, terracotta and silver for no more than Rs100 a piece.

Barring the Government emporia or some of the elegant boutiques, nobody will dare to raise an icy eyebrow if you haggle. Local traders on Mutton Street, have been selling at this flea market for generations they stock a huge choice of goods ranging from teak and rosewood furniture to crockery, glassware, porcelain, paintings, beads, lamps, masks – and anything else you can think of. (Practice you’re haggling as bargaining is a norm here).

Zaveri Bazaar is famous for its diamond, gold and silver jewllery. Scores of jewellers line the narrow streets in Mumbai’s oldest bullion market. 3 mentionable places to shop in Mumbai are Eternia at Breach Candy, Shopper’s Stop on S.V. Road in Andheri Chembur and Mulund and Crossroads near the Haji Ali Durgah at Tardeo. Don’t forget to pay  a visit to malls in Mumbai for some Valentine’s Day shopping. Here are a few High Street Phoenix, Atria Millenium Mall, InOrbit Mall, Oberoi Mall, Infiniti Mall.