Independence Day is special for every Indian, as it stands for freedom. A holiday, it is the perfect day to step out and enjoy a family meal as celebrations are always with good food. Several restaurants and eateries in Mumbai are offering exciting buffet spreads and brunches and some are even giving incredible deals. Make the most of this special day and celebrate India’s freedom in style. My top 5 recommendations.
MoMo Cafe, Courtyard Mumbai International Airport
In keeping with the Independence Day theme, the dishes are tri-coloured and represent every State in India. Expect to enjoy Tri coloured Dhokla from Gujarat, Momos from North East, Dal Kachori from Rajasthan, Lassi from Punjab, Idli Dosa from South Indian states, and sweets from Bengal. At Rs 1575 plus taxes, enjoy a non-alcoholic brunch this Independence Day.
Hornby’s Pavilion, ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
The festivities which started on August 11, at Hornby’s Pavilion, culminate in a special meal on Independence Day. One India - Unity is Diversity, is the theme and can be witnessed in the flavours and dishes served. The Tri-coloured menu includes options like Tiranga Pulav, Tiranga Gosht Biryani to name a few.
Saptami, Holiday Inn, Mumbai International Airport
The Flavours of India Brunch at Saptami with food from across every State of India, is the perfect way to celebrate India’s special day. Indulge as you try out the offering at the various live counters with something for every palate.
Mannrangi, Goregaon West, Western Suburbs
There is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than to indulge in our country’s rich and varied food. Doing just that is Mannrangi, Mumbai’s hottest new restaurant that raises a toast to our rich regional cuisine.
Mannrangi will be serving a special lunch - a Pan Indian thali that traverses from Tamil Nadu to Kashmir this Independence Day.
Price: INR 599 (Veg.) and INR 699 (Non-Veg.) all-inclusive
Bastian, Linking Road, Bandra West, Western Suburbs (refer cover image)
A lavish special meal awaits you at Bastian.
Lobster Breakfast Taco, Gluten Free Truffle Shuffle, Mud Crab Benedict, Gluten Free Steak and Eggs or the Burnt Garlic Chili Crab served with their house-made Steamed Mantou Buns. Indulgent desserts such as the Cinnamon Roll French Toast, Rocky Road Waffles, alongside Chocolate Gluten Free Pancakes among others will make perfect accompaniments to mark the celebration.
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.