For the unaware, Galentine's Day, celebrated on the 13th of February, is the lesser known cousin of Valentine's Day. We’re quick to shower our significant others with gifts and treats on February 14, but the day prior was designed to celebrate other equally if not more important relationships in our lives- our girlfriends, who have forever endured the test of times and been there to see us through thick & thin. If that sounds like a tradition that you too would want to start from this year, we have curated a list of the best dining destinations in Delhi NCR, Mumbai & Bengaluru you can visit with your squad to celebrate Galentine's Day in style. Just make sure to book your table via EazyDiner and pay your bill via PayEazy to get the most incredible discounts and further elevate the joy of dining!
The perfect place for a laidback meet-up with your gal pals, Perch is exactly the place you should head if brunch and bar are the two main things on your Galentine's Day agenda. This all-day space is known for its delectable European spread, a stellar breakfast menu that is available every day from 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM, and a set of meticulously created cocktails that are sure to serve as potent companions on all your gastronomic adventures.
Must-haves: Shakshuka, Breakfast Burrito, Pork Scotch Eggs, Butter Croissants, Mushroom Croquettes, and Coffee Sangrias.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
If you are looking for a wonderful Galentine's Day dining experience in Gurgaon to take your posse to then Olly- Olive’s All-day Café and Bar is definitely the cafe for you. Known for its European food, lovely outdoor dining area and chic ambiance, this restaurant has quite an expertise in preparing delectable continental and Italian recipes. Plus their Valentine's Day menu featuring indulgent delectables is sure to leave you & your buds spoilt for choice.
Must-haves: Gardener Sandwich, Chunky Avocado Toast, Salted Caramel French Toast, Green Goddess Pasta, Beetroot Burger, Coconut Iced Latte, Artisanal Cheese Platter, and Tiramisu.
Cost for two: ₹1400
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If you want to celebrate Galentine's Day by gorging on platefuls of indulgent desserts with your best girlfriends then this warm and welcoming bakery & cafe just the place for you. Reminiscent of a British tea room with its floral curtains, elegant ambiance, beautiful cutlery and charming all-white aesthetics, this place is quite popular for its extensive sweet treat selection featuring a host of indulgent preparations to choose from. If you want you can even class up your all-women-soiree by going for their high tea experience that comes with your choice of tea, an assortment of homemade cakes, scones with in-house special preserves, and more served on a classic three-tiered tray.
Must-haves: Belgian Chocolate Waffles, Chocolate Pillows, Classic Tiramisu, Signature Red Velvet Cake, Elma's Hot Chocolate, and Chocolate Banana Crepe topped with Candied Walnuts.
Cost for two: ₹ 2100
For a squad that consists of avid cocktail connoisseurs, Drunken Botanist is one of the best restaurants for ladies night escapade this Galentine's Day. Decked up in green foliage, floral fabricated lightings, and an eclectic collection of knick-knacks, this place has a really whimsical vibe to it. Their food and drinks are prepared using novel gastronomical techniques and are an absolute visual delight along with being pleasing on the palate. Indeed the most ideal place to indulge in great food and scintillating pours with your pals.
Must-haves: Charcoal Dahi ke Kabab, Chole Bhature Tacos, Botanist Dates Julep, Veg Mezze Platter, and Asparagus Tempura Roll.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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If an exotic dining experience is what you desire this Galentine's Day then located within a 160-year-old haveli, overlooking the Qutub Minar, this Vietnamese eatery serving vibrant, punchy flavors from the Far East is definitely the place you should head to with your gal pals. The interiors are reminiscent of a classic Vietnamese cottage along with a leafy alfresco dining section. Their stellar menu curates phenomenal Vietnamese fare and unique experimental cocktails, likes of which you can't find anywhere else in the city. There is also a dedicated coffee menu serving concoctions such as egg coffee, and traditional iced Vietnamese coffee.
Must-haves: Vietnamese Pho, Fresh Rice Paper Rolls, Tapioca Dumplings, Shrimp Mousse on Sugarcane Skewers, Rice Paper Pizzas, Cha Ca Sizzling Fish, and Toffee Pudding.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Deserving a spot on your list of the 'best restaurants for ladies lunch' to celebrate Galentine's Day is this ultimate fun destination. This Japanese wonderland is a comfortable, vibrant, anime-themed restaurant with a modern setting and a stunning play of colors that will get you vibing and energized. Featuring a live Sushi and Poke counter and the use of fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods, Guppy serves award-winning Japanese cuisine in Delhi.
Must-haves: Exotic Mushroom Gyoza, Grilled Jumbo Prawn, Artichoke Salad, Chicken Karaage, Salmon Salad, Pork Belly Tenderloin Tataki, Spicy Salmon Roll and Pork Belly.
Cost for two: ₹ 2200
One of the most Instagram worthy restaurants in Mumbai, Blah! Is a well-lit, colorful spot with an unusual amount of potted plants, a mini-farm for a ceiling called the ‘Garden To Glass’ and an extensive menu to satiate all of your cravings. With phenomenal European and Italian dishes to select from and artisanal cocktails to pair them with, you are guaranteed a splendid time, here at Blah! And the deals and discounts available when you book via the EazyDiner app makes this one of the best restaurants in Mumbai to celebrate Galentine's Day with your best buds.
Must-haves: Grilled Artichoke & Tomato Bruschetta, Korean Fried Chicken Waffle and The Lebanese Breakfast
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
If your Galentine's Day agenda involves hosting a fun ladies night in Mumbai for the cocktail connoisseurs in your squad then PCO in Lower Parel is the definite winner. This dimly lit and opulently decorated speakeasy is a delight. You gal pals will have an amazing time here with the best cocktails and phenomenal finger food. This spot has a distinct aura, with soothing instrumental music in the background under the open sky, you are guaranteed a time you will remember.
Must-haves: Dim Sums, Tapas, Pizzas and Cocktails
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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Dilly Dally is all about comfort, coffee and fantastic Continental fare in this serene setting which is apt for a peaceful, relaxing time. Visit with your girls and enjoy a fantastic Galentine's Day brunch at this vibrant, cozy spot with mind-blowing deals and discounts when you book your table via the EazyDiner app.
Must-haves: Kiwi & Green Apple Cooler, Cream Of Chicken Soup, Exotic Salads, Al-Baik Chicken, Burgers and Pizzas
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
Wanna make Galentine's Day celebration a fancy sundowner affair? Then gather your gal pals and head to this hotspot. Perched on the 40th floor of plush St. Regis Hotel, Asilo is one of the best rooftop restaurants in Mumbai that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the sea and cityscape. For those looking for private dining options, Asilo also offers cabanas and secluded sections. Foodwise, its menu is filled with exquisite and carefully selected dishes that are subtle yet daring. Take your pick from tapas, grills, barbecued dishes, kebabs, shawarma, and more.
Must-haves: Chilean Seabass, Australian Crispy Pork Belly, Spicy Tamarind Tiger Prawns & Terriyaki Roast Potatoes, Vegetarian Tapas Platter, and ASILO Sunrise Cocktail.
Cost for two: ₹ 5000
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If like us, your approach to this year's Galentine's Day celebration is also to enjoy an extravagant dining experience like never before with a bunch of your closest girlfriends, then Mumbai's famed destination- Ministry Of Crab is the perfect restaurant that fits your grand plans. Sitting nice and pretty in the stately confines of an iconic heritage bungalow, Zaveri House in Khar, Mumbai, this popular and somewhat coveted dining venue is known for serving premium seafood and unique Sri Lankan flavors, made with freshly sourced high-quality ingredients. Besides serving a fantabulous crustacean meal, Ministry Of Crab also offers an elaborate lineup of luxurious beverages that pair really well with the food.
Must-haves: Avocado Crab Salad, Baked Crab, Garlic Chilli Black Tiger Prawn, Claypot Prawn Curry, Signature Pepper Crab, Story of Cacao, and Coconut Creme Brûlée
Cost for two: ₹ 5000
A blend of modern luxury, expansive yet intimate interiors, and impeccable service, Gatzby is a relatively new chic restaurant in Bengaluru that is gaining popularity for its exemplary global spread and artisanal cocktails that bring to mind the iconic jazz age, flapper dresses, and prohibition pours that were all the rage during the long gone Roaring Twenties. Spread across 28,000 square feet with multiple levels, cabanas, private rooms, and quiet nooks and crannies, this chic spot is definitely the one to add to your Galentine's Day dining list!
Must-haves: Signature Lazulitini Cocktail, Rose Petal G&T, Cream Cheese & Water Chestnut Dumplings, California Maki, Pork Chops, Lamb Bolognese Pizza, Crispy chicken Burger, and Silken Tofu Cheesecake.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
India’s new craft beer and vinyl bar in the heart of Bengaluru, Record Room definitely tops our list of 'must-visit' places in the city, and rightly so! A haven for music lovers, Record Room's vinyl bar allows guests to sift through their enormous collection of vinyl records and make their own playlists for the evening. This unique place is home to several craft beers on tap, including local favorites Toit and Geist, and introducing beers from Great State Aleworks. Besides all this jazz, they also curate an exceptional lineup of numerous artisanal cocktails and delectable small plates.
Must-haves: Geist Witty Wit Craft Beer, Twisted Negroni, Biryani Arancini, Rajma & Goan Sausage Croquettes, Pão De Queijo Waffle Ratatouille and Belgian Pork Belly.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
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Another spot to add to your list of best restaurants for Galentine's Day in Bengaluru is this foodie-favorite haunt in Indiranagar. Bangaloreans swear by Lazy' Suzy's hot chocolate. This quaint little cafe is famous for all the right reasons, be it its Instagrammable interiors and bright yellow walls or the array of desserts they have to offer.
Must-haves: Chocolate Mollet, Tiramisu, Three Texture Chocolate Cake
Cost for two: ₹1000
Cafe Noir is exactly the place you should head to if a laidback brunch with your gal pals is the main thing on your Galentine's Day agenda. Specializing in French Cuisine, the main objective of this unique restaurant is to promote the French art of living or as they say in French- "Art de Vivre", which basically entails the practice of enjoying the little pleasures of life like binging on a wide selection of gourmet grub. With its exemplary hospitality, Café Noir offers an unmatchable bistro vibe the likes of which you only find dotting the pretty bylanes of picturesque French cities.
Must-haves: Duck Confit, Parisnice Sandwich, Quiche De Bresse, and Cafe Frappe.
Cost for two: ₹ 800
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The Pump House is a space that brings together food, beer and the craft beer culture that so thrives in the vibrant city of Bengaluru. The beers are good, and the food ranges from bar snacks to comfort eats, all carefully designed and beautifully presented. This isn’t a place you’re going to go home hungry from! Multi-storied with different mood seating and an almost infinite ceiling across the floors, this place is your best bet to enjoy an eventful Galentine's Day outing with your girl gang..
Must-haves: Hunan Style Black Pepper Paneer, Truffle Fries, Crumbed Onion Rings, Pulled Chicken Nachos, Madras Curry Lamb, Murgh Malai Tikka, Mezze Platter, and Belgian Chocolate Nutty Mousse.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.