Kamala Mills in Lower Parel, Mumbai is fast becoming the mecca for gourmands as new restaurants, gastropubs and cafes open here every other week. A diner has a plethora of options as there is something for every palate. From snazzy resto bars to quiet cafes and fine-dining restaurants, Kamala Mills offer them all. We give you 5 reasons why you must step into this area in Mumbai burgeoning with food and beverage outlets. Trust us, you will not regret a visit here.
KODE – Freestyle Bar and Kitchen
This freestyle bar and kitchen combining modern, industrial style with posh interiors exude panache from word go. Modern global cuisine with a twist and cleverly crafted cocktails is what the exhaustive menu offers. The Avocado Carpaccio, an amalgamation of varied textures and delicate flavours, is an absolute treat. The Miso Marinated Black Cod with delicate flavours simply melts-in-the-mouth and compliments the creamy parmesan risotto. Vegetarians must sample the Potato Gnocchi. Gorge on desserts like the Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta to round off your meal here.
The Frontier Post
The printed-fabric walls, Bedouin tents and soulful Sufi music create an unmistakable nomadic era setting. The décor and vibe further transport you into the pre-partition period. Add to that, the North West Frontier province cuisine and the experience is surreal. The food served here is robust, slow-cooked and flavoursome. Meats are undoubtedly the focus, although vegetarian options abound. Nalli Nihari or lamb shanks simmered overnight in silken golden gravy scented with Chef's special spices is a bestseller. The Gucchi Ki Gilawat And Dum Gosht Lucknawi Biryani are worth trying.
Set in the bustling Kamala Mills, Talaiva is the latest entrant. A stylish restaurant that provides the taste of royal cuisine, the food here is a combination of Royal delicacies and European food. Using the spices and styles of cooking that were used in the kitchens of palaces, expect to savour Keema Baati, Mewadi Murg, Papad Mangodi, Laal Maas, along with popular dishes like Wild Mushroom Risotto With Grated Parmesan And Truffle Oil Drizzle. The bar menu has been curated by Award-winning mixologist, Shatbhi Basu with Royal Kesar Kasturi, Mango and Saffron Martini, Aam Panna Mojito, on offer.
This haven for gourmands not only serves great desserts but beckons you for comfort global food too. One can choose from an array of healthy dishes as well. This vibrant and warm French bistro has an all-day breakfast section with Green Smoothie Bowls, Avo Bowl, Gluten-Free Soufflé Pancakes, Chicken Chipotle Benedict. Real food with perfect seasoning and a variety of flavours and textures, is what you get here. The desserts are a pure indulgence and there is a lot to choose from. Infinite Praline and Rogue are not-to-be-missed.
If Vegetarian food is your calling, do not despair. This train-themed restaurant set in a train coach is the answer to your quest. Lunch has limited and unlimited thalis on offer while dinner is only a la carte. The menu offers Gujarati delicacies like Panki, Khichiyu Pattice, Batata Nu Shaak With Puri. There are Jain dishes on offer as well. The thalis are comforting and value-for-money. End your meal on a sweet note with the ghee-laden Pineapple Sheera.
So step into Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, which is a one-stop shop for gourmets and pick a restaurant to appease your taste buds.
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.