You’re looking for a quiet time with your significant other and are now looking for a perfect place that blows their mind away. Where do you go? Pune might be known for great pubs which cater to party animals that like their music loud and can’t do without their nights of excess, but let this not fool you love bugs. Pune also has some of the most beautiful and soothing settings you can enjoy a super romantic date at, and guess what, you don’t have to spend a bomb on your date night! We’re here to help you out with a list of the best.
Have a proposal in mind? Terttulia is the place to head to! Set in the heart of the buzzing nightlife of the city, Terttulia is a getaway of sorts which promises to have your SO falling head over heels in love with you. Hand over your car to the valet, get yourself a table in the al fresco section of this quaint eatery, call for some cinnamon flavoured sangria, thin crust pizza and end the night with a crème brulee cheesecake. The manager here promises to take good care of you. Book a table before your visit since this is a popular nightspot in the city.
Set amidst abundant greenery, Shisha Café is perfect for some quiet time for all the kebab loving couples. An evening here will make you long for a drive through a lush green forest, with the wind blowing in your hair and the mist covering the horizon. Bond over nature, great food and beer at this jazz café in Koregaon Park on your next date. No prior reservations needed. Valet parking available.
Independence Brewing Company
Are you that couple who loves their beer? Then IBC is the place to be! Enjoy a round of your favorite beers while you sit out and take a trip down memory lane with popular tracks from the 90s and 2000s keeping you company (and join along after round 2!) We love the casual, laid back ambiance. Walk in without a reservation; you could always grab the first few drinks by the bar! This brewery has valet parking.
Tucked away in the quiet Lane 1 of Koregaon Park, Dario’s opens up a new, refreshing avenue for dating with its wood paneled, glass walled interiors and al fresco setting under a canopy of trees. A calm ambiance brightened up with pea lights is best enjoyed while devouring a meal of its famous vegetarian pasta. We reckon you stay back for some dessert too; that chocolate pastry with chocolate oozing out of the center is stuff that dreams are made of. No prior reservations are required. Valet parking available.
An Italian connoisseur’s delight, this is the perfect setting for that romantic date night you’ve been planning. What’s more, this elegance and sophistication isn’t taxing on the pocket too. Their chicken grills and cheese poppers come highly recommended, and we suggest you enjoy these with a glass of wine on this dream date. You don’t need to reserve a table before visiting. Cab it; parking can get a little cumbersome in this buzzing neighbourhood.
Mad House Grill
Here’s something that will take you back to the good old days when Pune was known for being a quiet, green town with quaint cafés that served copious amounts of mouth-watering food. Share a gorgeous steak at this fairy-light lit steakhouse with your SO on your next dinner date. There will be no need to call in for a reservation. We recommend you get here in a cab since the Koregaon Park traffic can get out of hand.
This article was originally published on LBB authored by Protima Tiwary