Ranked as the best Indian city to live in, Hyderabad has so much to offer its residents and visitors. From the historic architecture to its museums, the royal palaces and tranquil lakes and, of course, the many restaurants with some of the most amazing food in the country, this is the ideal city for a romantic evening out.
If you are searching for ideas on where to take a loved one for a birthday, anniversary or just as a treat, then check out our list of romantic places for a candlelight dinner in Hyderabad.
Romantic Restaurants in Hyderabad (at a 5-star)
1. Holy asil
A perfect way to impress your date and enjoy some amazing Pan Asian cuisine would be a cozy dinner for two at the Holy Basil restaurant in the posh Banjara Hills area. With an exotic menu and romantic ambience, this place is a favourite in Hyderabad amongst the rich and famous too so don’t turn up without a reservation.
- Location: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Banjara Hills
2. Thai Pavilion
Probably the best Thai experience you can have anywhere in the city has got to be at the Thai Pavilion. Located within the glorious Taj, the hotel itself is by far one of the most well-known names in the hospitality industry, and for good reason too.
Order a bespoke meal for you and your special someone, enjoy the live counter and sink into the comfortable surroundings with your date and a glass of wine.
- Location: Taj Hotel, Begumpet, Hyderabad
3. La Cantina
Whether in the restaurant or by the poolside, the food here at La Cantina is going to transport you to Mexico. A sumptuous meal with your love and some sparkling wine will set you in a romantic mood at this Mexican style restaurant. The mood here is light and fun as is the fantastic food and cocktails. Bring your date here for a night out they will not forget.
- Location: Novotel Kondapur, Hyderabad
Surprise your loved one with a fine dining experience like absolutely no other in Hyderabad. At the regal restaurant Celeste, immerse yourselves in an out of this world dining experience that is exquisite and romantic.
With a delicious twist on an Italian and Mediterranean fare, the restaurant located within the Taj Falaknuma Palace has the old world charm of the Nizam culture and its cuisine.
- Location: Fatima Nagar, Hyderabad
Romantic Restaurants in Hyderabad (fine-dining)
5. Over The Moon
One of the most upscale and elegant lounges, Over The Moon, has set the benchmark for romantic restaurants in Hyderabad. Open spaces with natural décor and earthy tones make the setting exude romance. A wide menu covering continental, Mediterranean, pan-Asian and superb Indian dishes will have your partner spoiled for choice; the cocktail menu is amazing as well.
- Location: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Often making it to the headlines for its exotic and diverse menu, Mekong is equally famous for its warm, romantic and inviting décor. A candlelight dinner at this exquisite restaurant, with wooden flooring and vintage artefacts, along with the superb service and of course authentic and awesome pan-Asian food, is a recipe for an amazing date night. The dessert menu too is unique and sure to sweeten up your evening.
- Location: Begumpet Road, Hyderabad
7. Olive Bistro
With branches all over the country, along with its fantastic Mediterranean menu, Olive Bistro has always been trendy. Couples looking for a romantic outing in a comfortable and informal setting are sure to love this quaint restaurant set within a cozy bungalow.
Sit in or outdoors and enjoy each other’s company along with some drinks and delicious food. Also served here are Italian, Continental and fusion cuisines.
- Location: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
8. Little Italy
Authentic Italian food and great wine are all you need to make a romantic candlelit dinner for two even more perfect. The chilled out vibe, easy music, beautiful ambience and, of course, great food and service at Little Italy will ensure your date is well pampered and satisfied.
This popular chain of Italian restaurants is equally famous for its exquisite and unique desserts as well as great coffee.
- Location: Hi-Tech City, Hyderabad
9. Zafraan Exotica
The exotic ambience at this restaurant is sure to charm you and your date. Take a table indoors amongst the cozy wooden interiors or dine outside, on the terrace, along with the enchanting sounds of the waterfalls and a view of the city.
The best North Indian cuisine the city has to offer is right here at Zafraan Exotica along with an extensive Hyderabadi and pan-Asian menu too; don’t forget to leave a place for some awesome dessert.
- Location: NBT Nagar
11. Ohri’s Tansen
The wonderful ambience at this restaurant is enough to make it one of the most romantic places to dine at in Hyderabad; the outstanding food served here makes your choice even easier. Set along a waterfront property and with classical live music, love is in the air from the minute you step in. Renowned for its Mughal and North Indian cuisines, Ohri’s Tansen will leave you and your special someone feeling satisfied and relaxed.
- Location: Khairatabad, Hyderabad
As the name suggests, this restaurant has one of the best views of the Hussain Sagar Lake in the city as well as a superb Pan Asian menu; exactly what you need to have a romantic dinner out. Relax with your special someone and enjoy some delicious starters and fantastic cocktails with the lake in front of you and a view of the huge Lord Buddha statue in it.
- Location: Necklace Road, Hyderabad
12. The Autumn Leaf
A welcome change from the hustle and bustle of city life, The Autumn Leaf restaurant at Jubilee Hills is a peaceful and romantic hangout for couples. The quiet and relaxed vibe, soft lounge music as well as the beautifully manicured gardens will help you unwind with your partner. The menu here is far from anything you will find anywhere in the city and offers fusion foods from many cuisines; a great way to experiment and get to know your date.
- Location: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
The name itself is synonymous with hospitality, and at Prego, they do not disappoint. Here you and your date are ensured of a romantic night out; choose from the option of dining indoors or out, both seating areas are cozy and relaxed. The Italian food served here is made with love and is sure to fill your special someone with a more.
- Location: Hi-tech City, Hyderabad
14. The Fisherman’s Wharf
Take your date on a sojourn to Goa with a romantic candlelight dinner at this themed restaurant right here in Hyderabad. With live music, great food and a super relaxed environment, you and your partner can be sure of having a great time and getting to know each other better. Space is not cramped at all so you can get messy with some crabs or lobster.
- Location: Gachobowli, Hyderabad
15. Hyderabad Golf Club
The course during the day is a great hangout for couples looking to spend some quality time together, playing a round of golf or getting couples lessons. However, at night the Hyderabad Golf Club restaurant is all about unwinding and enjoying the company of someone you want to be around. Here the restaurant has no handicap with its delicious multi-cuisine menu and warm ambience, set amongst the sprawling lawns, sunset brings romance to the atmosphere too.
- Location: Surya Nagar, Hyderabad
Great food, romantic settings, your loved one and this list; with no shortage of choice, you are certain to find the perfect place to take your special someone for a romantic dinner in Hyderabad and spend quality time together. Would you like to add a few to our list? Let us know in the comments.