Mumbai is perpetually pulsating and new restaurants opening across the city are a regular occurrence. Tapas bars, quirky cafes, home-style eateries and fine-dining places - Mumbai’s restaurant scene is exploding. With good food, stylish decor and exemplary service, some of these places create a lasting impression as they enhance the dining experience. Mumbai currently boasts of some new exciting restaurants which are worth checking out.
This revolutionary new avatar of Pizza Express assures diners a dynamic sensory experience. Distinctive decor, good food and evocative music are at the heart of this place. The community driven bar and kitchen concept is as refreshing as the menu. Expect signature Pizza Express favourites along with new flavours across varied dishes. Mains like Mini Lamb Burger, Prawn Sriracha, Spaghetti With Mussels in an unusual bottle masala, are worth trying. One cannot step out of here without experiencing the classic pizzas from the custom made Pizzaiola. The dessert menu offers a signature style chocolate pizza as a grand finale to your meal.
Jamjar Diner, Bandra
The quaint door on this cottage façade, leading to a sprawling eatery with three levels of seating swathed in natural light is a treat for the eyes. The eclectic menu with sumptuous breakfast offerings and global comfort food is equally delightful. Burgers, pasta, soups, salads, mains and desserts, form the core of this exhaustive and well-curated menu. Global dishes with fresh ingredients and chef’s own little twist epitomises the food here. Chai Spice French Toast, Raw Power Salad, Pork Belly Carbonara And Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Milk Shake are must-haves. The cocktails, smoothies, health drinks and coffees are equally a highlight.
This stylish gastropub, with multiple seating options, is the perfect hotspot for a quiet lunch or a fun-filled relaxing evening. The music of the 90’s is bound to take you down memory lane as you bite into the food here and sip your avant-garde cocktail. The well-stocked bar with gifted bartenders is a favourite among guests to enjoy unique cocktails and spirits. The food menu is quirky and comforting. The Aam Late Ka Raja, Gassi To Phassee, Roast Chicken With Ghee Rice in the mains are worth a try. The Maharaja Tukda among desserts, is unarguably, the piece de resistance.
Farmer’s Café, Bandra
Mindful of different eating choices and varied palates, this new tiny Bandra café, celebrates organic ingredients and focuses on offering its customers a wide variety of healthy, vegan and gluten-free food. The All Day Breakfast section offers Eggs Benedict, Vegan Tofu Akuri, as well as a savoury Farmer’s Pancake served with vegan cilantro mayonnaise. Don’t miss the ‘The Skinny’ which is a delicious mix of creamy avocado, spinach and skim Parmesan tossed together with spaghetti. The pizza here allows you to indulge guilt-free, as do the desserts. The Chocolate Almond Pudding here is decadent, yet healthy.
Bogeto Café, Mumbai Central
This Vegetarian eatery with a warm ambience and aesthetic décor is the perfect place for family dining or unwinding with friends over a leisurely meal. The menu offers comfort food, healthy vegetarian selections with a dash of world street food, along with decadent desserts. Thepla Toquitos, Bissi Belle Arranccini And Soya Kheema Patti Samosa are a delightful way to begin your meal. Homestyle Rajma Chawal, can be relished or one can opt for the pizza and pasta. The cool Skull Shakes here are not-to-be-missed.
So set out exploring these new restaurants in Mumbai and treat your palate to an array of diverse cuisines.
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.