A tourist hub and foodies haven in this buzzing neighbourhood, that juts out into the Arabian Sea, Colaba is a beautiful and bustling area of Mumbai with a rich culinary history. Filled to the brim with exciting markets, colonial architecture and numerous restaurants and cafes, some of which are around a century old, are the perfect picks for a hungry traveller. Check these iconic town side eating places off your bucket list before you look any further for the best restaurants in Mumbai.
This small, two-storeyed idyllic place that has a nice vibe to it gets packed on Friday and Saturday nights. They are best known for burgers and the variety of international beers available here. One can also head here to enjoy a wholesome brunch or dinner making it one of the top restaurants in Mumbai.
Must-haves: The Woodside Double Cheddar Tenderloin Burger, Caesar Salad with Avocado and Grilled Chicken, Truffle Fries With Parmesan and Rosemary, Truffle Four Cheese Pizza.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
This chic and elegant European eatery, serving scrumptious food, ensures that you have a great culinary experience. The extensive menu loaded with mouth-watering, contemporary American and European preparations is simply amazing. One can also relax here with coffee and a dessert and a good book.
Must-haves: Classic Fish & Chips, Smashed Avocado, Baby Burrata Sandwich, Seriously Sloppy Joe , Phyllo Rolls With Buff & Emmenthal.
Cost for two: ₹ 2200
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An award-winning restaurant, The Table is one of the country’s best restaurants frequented by celebrities and other famous personalities. The space is warm and intimate almost like an upscale home and the menu comprises of various cuisines providing an authentic farm-to-table experience with produce from its own farm.
Must-haves: Roasted Pork Sandwich, Red Wine Risotto, Grilled Salmon, Mascarpone Bavarois, Beetroot Tartare, Vegas-style Lobster Mac n’ Cheese.
Cost for two: ₹ 4000
Catering to the increasing appetite for healthy, organic food, Kitchen Garden by Suzette has a menu that is curated and crisp with organic produce and great flavours. In addition to a cheerful breakfast menu, they also have an all-day tapas menu and a special selection of French wines (perfectly paired with the baked Camembert). The coffee here is also very popular (Buttered sourdough being the perfect accompaniment) as are the retail bakery items.
Must-haves: Apple Raspberry Crumble, Shakshuka Baked Egg, Warm Grain Salad Bowl with Oven Baked Salmon, Avocado Sandwich.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
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The perfect place to gorge on authentic Thai delicacies packed with flavour and culture. Timeless old-world charm paired with Thai design and purple hues, makes for an enchanting space to enjoy your meal. Innovative cocktails refreshing like the Thai Peach and Thai Spritz are a perfect way to start your meal. Dumplings loaded with herbs, Fried rice, Phad Thai noodles and crepe cakes are just few of the delicacies to look out for.
Must try’s: Chilli Basil Rice, Chicken Kraprao, Papaya Salad, Larb Gai, Stir Fried Chicken With Chilli.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Dating all they way back to 1956, Gaylord has been winning hearts and satisfying tummies of all patrons. The wholesome charm is shared by its old school vintage décor and toothsome food. The striking outdoor wrought iron Parisian style seating is the ideal place to sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch, brunch or coffee with petit fours.
Must-haves: Shewsburry Cookies, Waldrof Salad, Gosht Seekh Kabab, Kadai Pomfret, Chicken Ala Kiev, Chicken Chasseur, Lemon Tart.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
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Craving Asian tapas head to Foo Town, the overall vibe is charming and high energy with an eclectic menu encompassing Chinese, Japanese and mixed Asian, comfort food, well-crafted sushi, dim-sum, Asian salads, small and large plates and desserts all paired well with their quirky and lip-smacking cocktails. They provide stiff competition to even the best Chinese restaurants in Mumbai.
Must-haves: Foo Hakka Noodles, Blue Butter Japanese Fried Rice, Jain Shisoto Charcoal Tempura Uramaki, Truffle Chicken & Prawns Siu Mai.
Cost for two: ₹ 2100
This iconic outlet is known for its mouth-watering kebabs and tandoori preparations, making it one of the perfect hunger-appeasing pitstops whilst exploring the city at night.
Must-haves: Chicken Tikka Roll, Mutton Seekh Kabab, Mutton Bheja Fry, Chicken Baida Roti.
Cost for two: ₹ 600
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Leopold Cafe is famous for many reasons, firstly for being one of the original Irani cafés in Mumbai (founded in 1871), it is a popular hang-out for tourists and Shantaram (the novel) fans and as an icon of defiance against terror for the people of Mumbai. The unique heritage combined with the buzzing atmosphere, multi-cultural cuisine and beer towers make it a popular hangout spot for tourists and locals alike.
Must-haves: Mutton Keema Pav, Egg Biryani, Tandoori Pomfret, Chicken Stroganoff, Garlic Naan with Cheese.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Universally loved and frequented by college goers, travellers and tourists who want to grab a chilled beer and some delicious grub. The ambience is that of a typical Irani café and the walls are covered with murals depicting daily Mumbai scenes, painted by the late Goan artist Mario Miranda, to add to all this nostalgia there is also a fully functional jukebox! Besides other meals, they serve one hell of a breakfast spread comprising of eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, toast, spicy kheema ghotala; the works!
Must-haves: Chicken Cutlet, Mondy’s Steak Boti, Prawns Koliwada, Steak Cheese Burger, Beef Chilly.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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