Sundays are usually synonymous with brunches, but New Year’s Day can be an exception. Especially when it is the day after New Year’s Eve and you have partied all night, the best option is a hearty brunch. Not only is there a wide array of food to choose from, free-flowing spirits and wines, live stations with sushi, pasta, grills, but also live entertainment like jazz, are a part of the package. Expect to spend at least two hours for this meal as just exploring the buffet stations will take you a while, as you are spoilt for choice. So give in to your guilty pleasures this New Year’s Day at any of these places across Mumbai. My top 5 picks:
Grand Hyatt, Santa Cruz, Mumbai
Don't let the hangover of the previous decade follow you into the new one, embrace the New Year in the refreshed spirit. Grand Hyatt, Mumbai Hotel and Residences invites you to a Hangover Brunch with an array of enticing unlimited delicacies and themed cocktails, live DJ, a fun zone for lil’ ones, gift vouchers and special entertainment activities all day long. Start off your year in a grand fashion with unlimited fun and exciting activities for your children and live music that will make every moment memorable; Package - INR 3499 plus taxes onwards.
Hornby's Pavilion, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
A sumptuous brunch could be the best way to usher in the year with your loved ones. The first brunch of the year deserves a splendid setting. Dishes like Crumb Fried Fish with Citrus Aioli, Chonquig Chicken, Onion & Pistachio Stuffed Chicken Roulade, Potato Gnocchi with Spinach. Apart from this, a Biryani counter, Chaat counter, Burrata Bar, Lebanese Bar and Salad Bar, are the highlights. Enjoy this spread at Rs 4500 all inclusive.
Hakkasan, Bandra West, Western Suburbs
Keeping true to their Cantonese traditions, Hakkasan is celebrating with a Duck and Champagne Brunch. From duck puffs to refreshing salads, pair your meal with champagne to truly celebrate this day with your friends and family. The menu includes dishes like the Roasted Duck and Cucumber Puff, Roasted Truffle Duck, Crispy Duck Salad, Half Peking Duck, Roasted Mango Duck with Lemon Sauce and more.
Price: Peony Experience for one: INR 2500/- (plus taxes)
Shou Experience for two: INR 3500/- (plus taxes)
Dragon Experience for two: INR 5500/- (plus taxes)
Qilin Experience for four: INR 12,500/- (plus taxes)
Lake View Cafe, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre & Hotel, Mumbai
Feast on choicest delicacies as you ring in the New Year with a Hangover Brunch. There is a lot to choose from. Vegetarian options abound too. Global and Indian dishes, soups, salads, grills, Pan Asian fare, desserts and more. All this at an incredible Rs 2595 plus taxes at Lake View Café.
24/7 Restaurant, The Lalit, Mumbai
Beat your New Year hangover with a specially curated brunch buffet at 24/7, the contemporary, all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant. The highlight of the brunch here, are the multiple live stations across cuisines. Round off your meal with decadent desserts. Priced at Rs 2419, this is an absolute steal.
Celebrate the first day of the year with a remarkable gastronomical journey with the Brunch offerings in the city.
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Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.