Sunday brunch has become an extremely fashionable trend. Not only do many Mumbaikars like to eat an indulgent breakfast/lunch with their family and friends, but they want variety. Sunday brunches are so popular and run completely packed that a lot of folks have now opted to offer a Saturday Brunch menu as well. With almost every restaurant offering different brunches, we decided to pick the ones we thought were best in terms of food and price.
Italian Brunch at the Grand Hyatt - The Grand Hyatt is a great destination for a meal out and has stellar restaurants offering delicious food. While their Sunday Brunch is a popular affair and runs full most of the time, it is their Saturday Brunch that has us impressed. This one is held at Celini – their exquisite Italian restaurant and is perfect for a lazy Saturday meal. It is an Italian themed brunch full of pasta, pizza, antipasti, cold cuts, hearty mains and decadent desserts. What is interesting is that it is one of the very few brunches that has a distinctive theme or cuisine as most throw in a mix of all cuisines.
Chandon BFF Brunch at the Four Seasons - San-Qi at the Four Seasons Hotel specialises in four different types of cuisines – Indian, Chinese, Thai and Japanese. The Chandon BFF Brunch showcases the best of all these four cuisines along with unlimited Chandon. This brunch is one of the best priced brunches at Rs 2500 all inclusive and offers a wide choice. The starters and desserts are spread out buffet style, but the main course which is rather extensive is served hot at your table. They serve small portions, enough for a single person to avoid excess food wastage. You are welcome to order as much as you like, as it is an unlimited brunch.
The Korner House - This Bandra beauty is a pretty restaurant that serves some lovely food. The menu is a mix of European dishes, comfort foods such as pasta and burgers and incredible meats. Helmed by the genius Chef Vicky Ratnani, the restaurant is a hot spot for a lot of famous Bollywood faces. Sunday brunch here is a relaxed affair with live music and a very well thought out menu. There is no buffet or all you can eat indulgence but a thoughtful menu with a few salads, typical breakfast items such as eggs, pancakes, waffles, parfaits, small nibbles for folks who want a more lunch based menu and main course dishes as well. The portions are large enough to fill you up and it is a great spot to enjoy a Sunday afternoon out.
145 Kala Ghoda - This might seem like the most unusual spot for a weekend brunch menu but it hits all the right notes. It is packed with a younger crowd (lots of teenagers and college kids) and is bursting with music even in the afternoons. Unlike other places with elaborate menus, this menu is the perfect indulgent brunch menu with just enough to choose from but still not so much to confuse you. The emphasis here is on their sweet stuff and all their pancakes, waffles and French toasts come in variations of chocolate, salted caramel, red velvet or Oreo soaked versions. It is a complete sugar rush, yet enjoyable. The savory options are worth trying, especially their truffle scrambled eggs, the various and generously stuffed crépes and even their mighty indulgent milkshakes that are served in edible chocolate bottles. It is cheap, cheerful, indulgent and bloody tasty. The brunch menu is available from 10 am to 10 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Better known as the Tiny Taster, Roxanne is an internationally respected blogger and expert on the Mumbai food scene. She has hosted many events, including the Upper Crust Food & Wine Show and travels the world, sharing her knowledge and gaining more experience.