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Top 10 Restaurants In Mumbai With Quirky Names

Step into these restaurants for a fun dining experience!

02 Apr, 2018 by Mini Ribeiro

Step into these restaurants for a fun dining experience!

What is in a name? Lots actually. Sometimes it is the name itself which is a big draw. Quirky, names have an intrigue factor and attract you immediately. There are several restaurants in Mumbai with unusual names, offering various cuisines. Here are my 10 picks, where the names compelled me to pay a visit and I enjoyed my dining experience too.

Mirchi and Mime, Powai

The name of this fine-dining restaurant itself is captivating. No gimmick this, it is a place where most of the staff are hearing and speech impaired. A diner is urged to communicate using sign language. There is no compromise here on the hospitality or service and the food is top-notch. Worth-visiting, if you have not already.  

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Lady Baga, Lower Parel

A take on Lady Gaga, this restaurant gets its name from the popular Goa beach location and in fact, transports you there. The beach shack ambience together with the Goa inspired food and drinks, promises you a never-before experience in Mumbai. 

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Dishkiyaaon, BKC

An all-day bar and dining place with avant-garde décor, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind or even enjoy a quick meal. The bar nibbles, hearty mains and quirky cocktails set it apart, as does its name. 

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JLWA, Bandra

This swish place with a relaxed vibe, serves Euro Indie fare, using modern cooking techniques with ingredients from across India. The Assam Bihu Parcel and Madikeri Pork Loin are worth-a-try. Tap your feet to the music, sip a cocktail and let them woo you with their charisma.  

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The Looney, The Lover and The Poet, Khar

An expansive restaurant with a well-equipped bar, this dreamy place caters to every palate and personality. The global food with an emphasis on Lebanese dishes is inventive and the cocktails, cleverly crafted. 

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London Taxi, Lower Parel 

The bustling vibe of London, here, is unmistakable with all the iconic features cleverly incorporated in the décor elements. Ami Shroff’s quirky and unusual cocktails, pub food classics and Michelin star 'Chef Nagraj Bhat’s' progressive global food with modern interpretations, is reason enough to hail this taxi.

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The Good Wife, BKC 

An ideal hangout hotspot, the rustic flavourful food with an Asian influence, stellar cocktails and pulsating vibe add to the charm. And, as the name suggests, the Tham brothers ensure the guest is well taken care of and yes, pampered too.

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Plate and Pint, Kemps Corner

A cute little café is known for its bakery products, as well as robustly flavoured plates and of course wines, it is an easy-on-the-wallet place. Perfect for catching up with friends or even dining alone, this charming place, offers an All-Day Breakfast, Waffles, Pancakes, as well as Burgers, Salads, Pasta and Pizza. The exhaustive range of non-alcoholic drinks, including some healthy options, are enough to keep you enticed.

Nutcracker, Bandra West

No, this one does not literally crack nuts, but, is a warm and friendly all-day Vegetarian café serving comfort food using the finest ingredients. The egg dishes here are popular, so, do not miss the Akuri or Eggs Florentine. Else, gorge on the Waffles and the decadent Seven-Layer Cokie and sip a brew.

Gonguura, Juhu 

Named after the famed "Gonguura leaves of Andhra Pradesh", this vegetarian restaurant treats you to home-style Andhra food. Unpretentious to the core, the food speaks for itself. The Gonguura Thali is sought after and is satiating. They also serve Dosas, Vadas and South Indian snacks. 

Written By

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 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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