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18 Best Romantic Restaurants in Goa for the Perfect Candle Light Date

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - Feb. 20, 2024 9 min read

Breezy surroundings, stars scattered across the sky, sun, sand, and beach — Goa is pure bliss. It's a heaven on earth for couples, and singletons alike — the city full of life. Goa is also home to some of the most romantic restaurants for a candlelight dinner date with your better half.


To maximise the time you spend with your love, we took the pain of shortlisting the top 18 romantic restaurants in Goa where love is in the air, and where you can indulge in unbelievably good food, wine, and nightlife. The best place for candlelight dinner in goa is mentioned here.  


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Set on the shores of Vagator, this beach club is one of Antares’ prime gathering places. Lavish day beds, woodfire pizzas, tasty share plates and refreshing cocktails are enough to make you stay. But there's more... sunset rituals and live music played by internationally renowned artists. The cuisine is quite simple really: fresh ingredients, exotic flavours, and classic cooking techniques inspired by a charcoal grill. But if you have enough time, try both their outlets, because Antares and Thalassa are two completely different and exquisite places that you and your loved one will enjoy to the fullest. Antares restaurant in Goa perfectly fits into the category of the best and romantic restaurants to have candlelight dinner in Goa.


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A Reverie is a super pretty and well-lit place surrounded by a lush green garden. It is one of the perfect places to have a romantic candlelight dinner in Goa with your boo. The warmth of the owners who are a couple will make you feel at home. Situated on the holiday street in Calangute, the interiors of the place reeks of detailing. Disco balls, chandeliers, intricate lamps add to the charm even more. Fusion cuisine at heart, this romantic restaurant has an internationally inspired menu. A Reverie is one place where you’re casual brunches with your bae can turn into a beautiful candlelight night. Surprise your date with a candlelight dinner in Calangute Goa and earn all the brownie points.


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Now shifted to Siolim - Thalassa is not just a Greek taverna in Goa, but a place where the warmth and sheer happiness of Greek hospitality amalgamate instinctively with the laid back, free and tranquil atmosphere and vibe of Goa. It boasts of having the best sunset view in all of Goa which by default makes this an amazing place to relish a candlelight dinner with your significant other. The entire setup is very picturesque and it's also one of the best places to have a romantic date in Goa.


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Housed within the premises of an ancient Portuguese mansion, this gorgeous restaurant is located towards the end of Baga Beach. The ambience and decor of the place is enough to make you drool, and the mansion we talked about has been restored, revived and utilized which is why the place reflects a touch of royalty. I think you should let this place make your "knight in the shining armour" and "princess who lost her shoe" dream come true. To tell you the truth of it, Go With The Flow is one of the must-visit restaurants in Goa and the perfect sport for a romantic candlelight dinner, period!


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If you and bae are planning for a romantic date by the beach, The Fisherman's Wharf will be your best pick. Why? Well, first of, melodious and peppy jazz music coordinating with the sound of the tides, secondly, a view that's hard to beat. And finally, food! Everything on their menu is impeccable. Whatever you order will be prepared with love and talent. You should check this place out with your loved one for the perfect serene mood, a heart-to-heart conversation and a few stolen kisses. Moreover, not only this restaurant will have a magical impact on you, it will provide you with a romantic setting you will never forget. 


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Tuscany Gardens is a family-run restaurant in Candolim, Goa. Avi from Goa and Line from Denmark started this place together in 2007. This outdoor restaurant in Goa has a very subtle yellow lighting and a very organic touch which makes it quite warm & cosy. Come here with your Papi to know how the beachside breeze and delicious food can have an entrancing effect on your heart and mind. We think you should definitely put this super romantic restaurant in Goa on your bucket list right now. 


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With the most spectacular view in all of the Goan territory, the Marriot's Waterfront Terrace & Bar is a place worth checking at least once. Not to forget, the gorgeous seaside seating, a vast ocean ahead and the open sky above adds more than just class to the perfect romantic setting. It gives you an opportunity to fall in love all over again while appreciating the night sky and yachts as they pass by. It's an idyllic spot to have a romantic dinner in Goa. Yes! the one you'll talk about for years. 


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Situated in the middle of the gorgeous salmon-hued flowers and waters, the restaurant almost looks like a dream. The sheer beauty, the breezy vibe and the wooden furniture surrounded by the scent of the organic flowers will literally have you believe as if you're dining with the Gods. A hearty combination of asparagus, truffle, mushroom, and Parmesan in their pasta and organically cooked pizzas will make give you a food coma you weren't ready for. More than being one of the best romantic restaurants in Goa, Riverside by Leela is a place, dreams are made of. 


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This restaurant definitely redefines the beach dining experience. Be it the fine dining experience, their sunset cocktails, cabana beds or the never-ending list of wine... everything at Marbela is the stuff of perfection and beauty. And to make it even more romantic, these guys host live music performances. If you ask me, this restaurant is an unparalleled setting for a beachside candlelight dinner in Goa. 


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Fancy a dinner in the midst of a comfy lawn with food so impeccable you’re sure to fall in love? Well, this restaurant is surely all in to give you an experience worth remembering. The hospitality, the splendid food, the European inspired delicacies, the beach... everything here is soul-stirring and very European in feel. This is a mesmerizing place to have a candlelight dinner near the Baga beach of Goa. To be precise, we have a new addition to our list of best beachside restaurants in Goa. Go here to soak in Goa's scenery and have a great time with your partner.


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Binge on some of the most exquisite meals at Calamari (The Most Romantic Restaurants in Goa) situated on the Candolim beach in Goa. These guys serve the real authentic Goan cuisines which is highly recommended by us. And we're sure you won't go home disappointed as they've got a mouth-watering list of dishes on their menu to satiate your hunger pangs. You'll be missing out on the best food in Goa if you skip out on visiting Calamari on your next Goa trip.


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Cantare is truly a diamond in the rough! And there's a reason why it's kept that way. The location of this place is a little off from the tourist belt in Saligao but that's what makes it secluded and much more romantic. Furthermore, if you wish to attend a fab jazz session, go here on Mondays. If we were you, we'd book a table in advance or arrive early here to grab hold of the perfect table. It's literally one of the most romantic places in Goa to savour a candlelight dinner with your significant other.


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In the sunny courtyard of the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Bodega is a quiet, peaceful and one of the most welcoming restaurants in Goa. The café has a charming ambience with a view of the open outdoors, non-intrusive music, free Wi-Fi and pleasant staff. Given the paucity of places in Panaji where you can get a wholesome breakfast, Bodega tops the list of the best restaurants in Goa with its all-day breakfast menu and casual romantic set-up. 


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There is no way you can miss out on Olive Goa when making a checklist for the best places to eat in Goa. You'll come for its interiors but stay for its artsy decor and scrumptious food. Imagine sipping on a glass of red wine while indulging in exotic meals with a breath-taking sea view right in front of your eyes. Romantic right? Make your reservations at Olive Goa now!



This romantic restaurant in Goa is nestled under the 300-year-old Banyan tree — presenting to you the reminiscent of the classic, impeccable dining experience with their authentic hand-picked Thai spices made cuisines. Savour the Thai chicken curry, Pohpia Ji, Water-Chestnut, and Thai Spiced Chicken in a serene, calm yet romantic ambience with the love of your life. Experience the personified perfection of the Taj Holiday Village with non-other than your date.


Who’ll say no to the poetic vista of Sunrise or Sunset and mesmerising night out with their love of life or with friend gangs? With their double extra-large lawns, they offer the best seafood in Goa. Their magnificent high-end Swiss-inspired adoring chalets have breezy beachfront cabins for the best memorable dating experience. Relish the Feni Cocktails along with Pork Ribs, Butter Garlic Calamari, lasagne Pasta, and Bamboo Shoots with your sweetheart. Must visit to indulge in delicious cuisine and scenic seaside panorama.



Located at Alila Diwa, Goa, Spice Studio is a well-known restaurant that serves an unmatched experience in Goan & Kerala seafood. Situated around the lush green Banyan Tree, it creates a quaint ambience best for romantic dates. Fish Curries, cloudy and yummy Appm, Coconut Panna, scrumptious Beef Coconut fry, flavoursome Malabar Paratha, garlic naan, and Murgh Dakhni are some must-try cuisines of this restaurant. 


Goa is unapologetically romantic. So if you're in the city, and also in love, then hit one of these most romantic restaurants to make some memories that you'll cherish forever.  


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