A Couple's Guide to Vilnius, Lithuania

© Liberty Dent/Flickr
© Liberty Dent/Flickr
Photo of Elizabeth Georgian
10 February 2017

Vilnius is a wonderful destination for a romantic and affordable European getaway. Visitors will be treated to fantastic desserts, cozy wine bars, romantic hotels, and stunning scenery during a visit to Lithuania’s capital city. From cozy hotel rooms with the spirit of famous authors to a romantic dessert parlor, couples won’t want to leave.

An intimate stay

For the most romantic accommodation, couples should book a room at the intimate Shakespeare Boutique Hotel. Shakespeare Hotel, located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vilnius’ Old Town, has only 31 rooms, and each represents a special European destination, famous author, or historical figure. The superior Shakespeare Room is outfitted with exposed beams, a king-size bed, and a luxurious claw-foot bathtub. The Queen Elizabeth suite has a sitting room, comfortable bed, and jacuzzi, ensuring that visitors have the most romantic stay.

The Shakespeare Hotel also features a stunning bar and restaurant, serving some of the best food in Vilnius. Their steaks are juicy and perfectly cooked and their chocolate pie dessert is one of the best in the city.

Shakespeare Boutique Hotel Vilnius, Vilnius | ©Sam Saunders/Flickr

A candle-lit meal

Vilnius remains an affordable European destination, thus a meal at even the highest rated restaurant only takes a small toll on the wallet. Couples seeking an evening meal of creative foods cooked by inventive chefs will find numerous options in Vilnius. For example, Gaspar’s Restaurant is a fusion of European favorites cooked with an Indian twist. The turmeric ice cream is to die for. Dublis is another romantic option with fabulous food. The menu features Scandinavian inspired dishes and offers a tasting menu or a la carte options. Their sea scallops are perfectly cooked. For couples seeking a daring meal, Sweet Root pushes the boundaries on meals by using foraged and locally grown ingredients combined to create unusual flavors.

Appetizer at Dublis | © Elizabeth Georgian

A sweet treat

Couples with a sweet tooth will find high-end desserts at Sugamour. This feminine café and restaurant also serves a delicious brunch, featuring eggs Benedict and curd cheese pancakes to name a few. But it is Sugamour‘s desserts that are truly memorable. From chocolate and caramel delights to brightly flavored lemon meringue tarts, visitors may opt to order more than one! The comfortable booths encourage couples to linger over their desserts.

Sugamour, Vilnius | © Elizabeth Georgian

Finish the date with a drink

Beer-loving couples can enjoy a wide selection of beers in bottle or on tap from Alaus Biblioteka, which translates to Beer Library. The dim lighting, secret room, and walls ladened with books on shelves create a romantic atmosphere. The absence of loud music allows couples to indulge in quiet conversation over their beer, and the helpful staff are not intrusive.

On a warm summer’s night, Vynine Notre Vie is the most romantic option for couples who enjoy fine wine. Umbrella-covered tables spill out onto the street, providing a light atmosphere for lovers to people-watch and plan further adventures.

Alaus Biblioteka | © Elizabeth Georgian

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