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The winners of the Second People's Choice Awards were revealed in a glittering ceremony at The Taj Lands End's seaside lounge on 17th November 2017. Scroll down to find out all the restaurants you should bookmark & EazyBook next!
1. Best Indian Restaurant in a Hotel - Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai, Mumbai
Sofitel Mumbai BKC’s signature restaurant serves authentic cuisine inspired from the Northwest Indian Frontier Province with a contemporary style, making the dining experience magical. Jyran, meaning ‘lost love’ in Persian, is a name symbolic of new beginnings and is designed with celebration and drama in mind. Let Jyran’s intimate spaces, eclectic music and signature cuisine awaken your sense of culinary adventure.
2. Best Indian Restaurant in a Standalone Category - Neel - Tote on the Turf, Mahalaxmi
At Neel, the speciality Indian restaurant at the ground level of Tote, it’s all about paying homage to the rich and evolved cuisine of old Nawabi families from Lucknow, Hyderabad, and Kashmir thus presenting a tasteful blend of authentic flavours, textures and colours to create a sensational gustatory experience. Helmed by Master Chef Mukhtar Qureshi, the food at Neel, while embracing traditional flavours and cooking technique, is expressed with a healthy dose of modernity.
3. Best European Restaurant in a hotel - Romanos, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Mumbai
Romano’s is all about rustic, organic, authentic, home-style Italian fare that will transport you to the heart of Sicily, Milan, Rome, Naples and Florence.
4. Best European Restaurant in a Standalone Category - The Table, Colaba
The restaurant features a unique cooking style with global accents and nuances. Our ingredient-driven cuisine focuses on simplicity and purity of flavour, a philosophy inherited from Chef Alex Sanchez’s native San Francisco. The menu, comprised of small and large plates, snacks and sides, is intended for sharing and to encourage a lively social atmosphere. It is an expression of the finest available vegetables, meat and fish.
5. Best Cocktail Bar in a Hotel - Opium Den, Trident, Nariman Point
Named after Mumbai’s more colourful and secret history, Opium Den, the bar at Trident, Nariman Point is a wonderful setting for an afternoon cocktail, an early evening drink or a nightcap with friends.
6. Best Cocktail Bar in a Standalone Category - Dishkiyaoon, Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)
Presenting Innovative Indian dishes on the menu at this relaxed bar venue with beer barrels behind the bar.
7. Best Oriental Restaurant in a Hotel - Golden Dragon, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai
Golden Dragon at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, is known for its talented chefs and exotic Sichuan and Cantonese preparations. Most notable specialities include the Sunday Dim Sum Brunch buffet with extensive varieties of succulent dim sums and the live kitchen plating of authentic delicacies like Peking Duck and Beggar’s Chicken.
8. Best Oriental in a Standalone Category - Mamagoto, Fort
Does anyone know what Mamagoto means? Literally translated, it indicates "to play with food". The fun Asian dining offers small plates for a fun, interactive experience.
9. Best Nightlife in a Hotel - Kitty Su, The Lalit, Mumbai
Kitty Su Mumbai is a whole new world. It is truly a mix of both worlds seen in Mumbai, and over all translates the concept of "Treasure in Trash" that is a representation for the city of Mumbai.The of the club is a total contrast to the luxurious and plush setting of the interior sections. Kitty Su houses a main club, i.e., 'The House of Common' where one experiences the opulence the place has to offer. But, the most remarkable feature is the secret chamber for our exclusive clientele.
10. Best Nightlife in a Standalone Category - London Taxi, Lower Parel
The vibe of bustling London is well-captured in this hip gastro-pub in all elements- food, décor and ambience. From the London Eye to the Tube stations and from Sherlock Holmes to Wimbledon, all the iconic features have been cleverly incorporated to immerse you in the London experience.
11. Best café in a Hotel - Lotus Café, JW Marriott, Mumbai
Open 24 hours a day, Lotus Cafe features both Indian specialties and international favorites. Complement your meal with views of the blooming lotus pond.
12. Best Modern Indian Restaurant - Ziya, The Oberoi, Mumbai
The menu at Ziya features contemporary Indian cuisine, deconstructed and reinvented by Michelin starred chef, Vineet Bhatia. The restaurant offers a la carte options and a specially curated gourmand menu, intended to take you on a culinary journey through India. It is inspired by an intricate fabric of regional traditions, ancient beliefs and cooking traditions, while the innovative combinations and contemporary presentation add a modern spin.
13. Best Sushi Restaurant in Town - Pa Pa Ya, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel
Pa Pa Ya is a modern Asian bistro & tapas bar from the House of Massive Restaurants and best described as a chic, modern and radical reinterpretation of Asian cuisine. Revolutionarising the pan-Asian dining experience, Pa Pa Ya is an assimilation of various cooking techniques and cultures found across the Asian continent. It is as much about culinary art as it is about offering an exceptional gastronomic experience.
14. Best Café in a Standalone Category - Sigree Global Grill, Powai, Central Mumbai
Reserved for the tables of royalty, the menu features lost flavours from North Western India at Sigree. Sigree revives the lost art of slow cooking, using fresh and pure flavours and ingredients, keeping it simple and minimalistic, bringing back the true taste of cuisine during the era of the Maharajas.
15. Best Regional Cuisine Restaurant - Konkan Café, Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai
An authentic experience, where you can enjoy the simple to the sumptuous that until now could only be found in homes along the Konkan Coast.Rice. Fish. Coconut. Three staple ingredients – a fusion of delightful flavours! With the finest ingredients, spices and vegetables at the core, the food is a celebration of the senses. Modelled after a 'Nallu Kettu', a typical single courtyard house in Kerala, the restaurant is our tribute to the exquisite Konkan coast.
16. Best Microbrewery - Gateway Taproom, Bandra Kurla Complex
Being one of the best resto-pubs in the city, Gateway Taproom offers a range of delicious Continental delicacies along with a great ambiance. Gateway Taproom has an amazing ambiance with a modern and elegant decor. The eclectic bar menu offers a variety of amazing cocktails, fine drinks, and a great selection of some of the best spirits along with delicious finger food items. The extensive food menu serves a variety of American and European dishes. Located in Godrej BKC Building in Bandra East, Mumbai, Gateway Taproom is the perfect place for people to enjoy the nightlife.
17. Best Vegetarian Restaurant - Rustico, Fort
With a quaint façade and bright blue doors, this place has the air of a café but in reality is a casual dining restaurant that serves Modern Indian and fusion vegetarian cuisine. The menu offers a medley of cuisines.
18. Best Mediterranean Restaurant - The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point
The menu offers extensive options to diners and caters to the most diverse taste buds; the cuisine at The Sassy Spoon is our Sassy take on European, Mediterranean, South East Asian & Indian with innovative twists on popular dishes from around the world. With influences from far and wide, dishes on The Sassy Spoon menu are carefully handpicked in a bid to bring you a mesmerizing array of flavours and textures that will make your dining experience a memorable one.
19. Best Sunday Brunch - O22 Lounge Bar, Trident, Bandra Kurla
'O-two-two' gets its name from the telephone code for Mumbai and embodies the true spirit of the 'Maximum City'. The main restaurant of our hotel in Bandra Kurla Complex, it serves the best of flavours from around the world, with special offerings from the Far East and the Mediterranean. Private dining spaces, a wood fired pizza oven, a live sushi bar and an open kitchen are perfectly complemented by a selection of wines from the two storey, glass encased: Enoteca wine library.
20. Best Restaurant for Coastal Cuisine - Mahesh Lunch Home, Juhu
Established in 1977; Mahesh Lunch Home has spearheaded Mangalorean food to newer heights. It has become one of the most desired restaurants for satiating Mangalorean Seafood hunger, for celebrities and families alike in Mumbai.
21. Best Buffet in Town - Barbeque Nation, Atria Mall, Worli
The concept is a BBQ pit at the table with appetizers that are pre-cooked given to you to finish searing at your table in the pit along with various seasonings and sauces. In addition, one can enjoy an all you can eat buffet for main course and dessert with Indian and Asian selections.
22. Best Pizza in Town – Gustoso, Kemps Corner
The menu at Gustoso takes inspiration from the Naples ways of life. Guests can enjoy the freshest produce straight from the land and the seas, shaping a raw authenticity that celebrates Italian cuisine.
23. Best New Openings - Lord of the Drinks, Andheri West
The menu features world cuisine fusion food curated from local and imported ingredients served in a décor inspired by the medieval era.