The city has finally got rid of the scorching sun and intense heat. The mornings and nights are pleasant with a slight nip in the air. It is the perfect time to plan a candle-light dinner date with your loved one. Be it your wedding anniversary, birthday or just another special evening, nothing can come close to the charm of a candle-light dinner. Good food, great ambience, lovely music and a quiet dinner in the open with your loved one is enough to bring the romance back in your relationship. Try booking a table for two at one of these places:

Azzuri Bay, Adyar

The restaurant is located in a quiet residential area of Adyar and overlooks the river. While there is indoor seating option, it is the terrace outdoor seating that is usually full with couples on romantic dates. The green tree tops in the vicinity and calming white Buddha statue with a fountain flowing from his hand, makes up for a great soothing environment. The prompt service and choice of multiple cuisine makes it a great choice.

Above Sea Level, The Raintree, St Mary’s Road

As evident from the name, it is the rooftop restaurant of Raintree hotel and has an absolutely stunning view along with a pool as well. The restaurant recently revamped its entire menu and have introduced molecular gastronomy in a big way. If you have a partner who loves his or her food and likes to try out something new every time, then this is the perfect choice.

Kefi, Taj Club House, Club House Road

Built along the lines of a rustic Greek country home, Kefi is a charming venue destined to fill diners with joie de vivre as they bask in the quaint flavours, customs and ambience, while feasting on the authentic and diverse cuisines of the Mediterranean. Kefi serves delightful cuisines from Greece, Turkey, Spain, Morocco and Lebanon.

Kipling Café, ECR

Long drives and romantic candle-light dinners go hand in hand. If you have ample time, just plan a date at the Kipling Café located around the water tank at Sholingnallur. It’s got lovely decor with lots of greenery and shacks in its outdoor section. They also have an air- conditioned indoor section inside the converted bungalow that forms the cafe. And to top it all, they serve liquor.

The Beach Club, ECR

Another option to take your better half on a long drive to ECR. This place is slightly more than a year old, but has a lot of buzz, and is already being talked about as the next big romantic restaurant in Chennai. It’s definitely full of charm; it’s right on the beach with a pretty pool and ambient lighting that is all about feeling the love. Most importantly, they have a special room for candle-light dinners with a course-by-course menu overlooking the ocean. Surely, stuff ideal dates are made up of!