Quaint cafes, quirky resto bars, casual dining restaurants with a fun ambience, Mumbai boasts of them all as restaurants are opening in this city in record numbers. From easy-on-the-wallet places to expensive plush eateries, there is something for every pocket. The wide spectrum of food and drink offerings sets each of these places apart, thus urging diners to experiment.
This warm and vibrant eatery in South Mumbai spells informality from the moment you enter. The home-style décor, replete with bric-a brac adds to the casual charm. One can relax and be at ease as the friendly staff attends to you. The fresh, no-fuss food made using local produce gives an edge to this place. The breakfast section of the menu offers varied dishes like Sweet Corn Potato Rosti And Eggs Decker. The cocktails with a healthy twist and abounding in innovation, make the menu offerings stand out. Warm Quinoa Salad, Crispy Paprika Chicken, Spicy Pepperoni Pizza, are the highlights on the menu. The food is high on flavour and quality.
This cheerful gastro pub with its avant-garde décor elements beckons you instantly. The smiling speech and hearing-impaired wait staff, further greet you with warmth. The global comfort food menu is eclectic and offers ample variety. Curried Chicken Double Roti, Chili Cheese Toast, Chicken Sukka Egg Hoppers are worth a try. If you have had your fill of soups, Japanese ramen, burgers, pasta, opt for the sumptuous Mutton Biryani or the Kolkata Rolls. The cocktails are unique and it is fun to watch the bartenders fix these with a flourish. The Bread And Biscuit Pudding is bound to make you nostalgic and is an absolute treat for the taste buds.
This pulsating restaurant lives up to its name as it exudes energy. The spacious and chic dining area indoor and the al fresco outdoor section with cabanas is a haven for relaxation. This place undergoes a dramatic transformation, after dark as the high-octane music revs up the atmosphere. The food menu boasts of modern Indian cuisine with innovative twists. The snazzy bar offers fun cocktails like Vada Pav Cocktail infused with Indian elements. Carnivores can gorge on Bamboo Smoked Mutton, Rum Raan, Kori Roti, Lal Mirch Ka Murg Tikka. Vegetarians need not despair as they can relish Popping Tarbooza, Akhrot Malai Broccoli, Ambarsaria Choley Kulchey.
Get ready to savour pocket-friendly Pan Asian delicacies in a fun, aqua-themed café which is one of its kind in Mumbai. The interiors on each floor are quirky using recycled material. The wall and tunnel aquariums, lend a distinct aquatic feel to the place, enhancing the soothing ambience. Seafood lovers can relish some of the best quality dishes here. Pan Seared Steamed Vegetable Dumplings served with Vietnamese chili sauce and soy-pink ginger sesame sauce is delightful for the vegetarian palate. Peri Peri Chicken Roll is worth a try. The Asian combo meals are value-for-money and include options like Roti Kanai, Thai Green Curry, Jasmine Rice and Japanese Buckwheat Udon Noodles.
A royal dining experience with delicious vegetarian food is what one can expect here. Gujarati, Rajasthani, North Indian and Parsi dishes form the core of the exhaustive menu with a few global offerings too, albeit with a twist. The high ceilings, wall paintings and décor, add to the mystique. The food is rustic, but hearty and robust, faithfully representing authentic flavours of that region. The Patrani Paneer with distinct Parsi flavours is palate pleasing while the Rajwadi Dhokli is spicy and teases the taste buds. Panchmel Dal Wada, Dal Bati Churma and Gulkand Rabdi with Jalebis are some of the popular dishes on the menu.
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.
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