Sweet aroma of herbs and vibrant mixes of ground spices are often linked with Indian dishes. But Mumbai does more than present you with a platter of that and offers you much more than just your basic traditional nouvelle cuisine.
Brimming with some amazing chefs and top class restaurants, Mumbai meri jaan is one of the most diverse places and offers you an unforgettable dining experience. Be it traditional style haute cooking or fusion modus operandi, Mumbai’s kitchen offers you a meal that you can savour with some memories.
As 2018 kick-starts, it time to tingle our taste goblets and try out some of the best places that this city has to offer. Here is HaddhaiBC’s pick of some of the coolest restaurants to visit this New Year.
1. Glasshouse- Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Glasshouse is bright and pleasing, busting each and every cuisine under one roof. From luscious sushi to creamy malai seekh kebab to some crispy salad and flavoursome soups, they have a menu that offers great choices. I suggest that you directly ask the chef for his recommendation, try their customised dishes as per your proclivity. However, the sushi and salmon with a tinge of orange are just too good to miss. If you are a foodie then don’t even think twice and opt for their Sunday Brunch or buffet.
P.S. Don’t forget to try their vodka-based espresso cocktail!
Price for two: Rs 5000 (approx)
Address: Hyatt Regency Mumbai, Airport Sahar Road, Andheri East, Chakala
2. Patch Of Sky- Hotel Aureole
A dinner or lunch with your favourite person under the wide open sky sounds like the perfect plan and that’s exactly what this place offers. Be it dipping in the pool or trying some sheesha and nibbling on some small bites, Patch Of Sky has everything under one roof. Despite being a pure vegetarian place, I can tell you that the food will definitely not be a thing that disappoints you here. Be it their roasted butternut squash or cottage cheese cannelloni or motichoor rabri parfait, they serve everything delicious!
Price for two: Rs 1200 (approx)
Address: Hotel Aureole, Bima Nagar Society, Sir Mathuradas Vasanji Road, Telli Gali, Near Andheri East Station
What makes this spot in Powai a great pick is how they have given a new spin to all our favourite childhood things. From evoking memories of our loved days to setting it in a contemporary style, this place brings in some of the regional cuisines in the most stylish ways that suits every palate. If you visit here, you must totally try Charlie Chapli Kebab, Crispy Chicken Khurana and PP’s Risotto. Though the Laksa prawns biryani is their star!
Price for two: Rs 1400 (approx)
Address: 5, Transocean, Hiranandani Business Park, Lake Boulevard Road, Powai
This Kala Ghoda place has its own charm. It’s interesting to see how the place sources all their ingredients directly from the farmers to give its patron the organic and fresh exotic food experience. Inspired by a traditional European Farmer’s home, the interiors give you a very cozy dinning feel. If this is something you would like to try their wood fired oven hand-pressed Napolitano Pizzas topped with Buffalo Mozzarella and Burrata cheese and crispy Portobello burger, which will rock your world. And enjoy your meal with a goblet of fine wine fused with a cheese platter.
Price for two: Rs 2000 (approx)
Address: Apollo Street, Opposite Laxmi Vilas Bank, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Fort
5. Punjab Grill
Well who doesn’t like some of the desi swad? This place is a heaven for North Indian delight but what makes it even more special is their winter menu. Some Kaali Gajar di Kaanji and Jail Road Kharodey is a bliss that literally transports you to the narrow and crowded lanes of Chandini Chowk in Dilli ki sardi. And to the top it all, experience a true foodgasm with the Sarso Da Saag nal Makee Di roti with some white Makhand (I can’t help but feel the half Punjabi in me getting hungry). If this isn’t enough then try out their Methi Murgh with some butter garlic naan and end your meal with Gur Di Kheer and you are done for a week!
Price for two: Rs 2000 (approx)
Address: Ground Floor, Morya Landmark – II, Opposite Infinity Mall, Off Andheri New Link Road, Veera Desai Area
6. Rike Terrace Bar & Grill
For all the millennials out there, Rike just has to be on your list. From loud nonstop music to terrace open restaurant to scrumptious food to high spirit cocktail to sheesha, this is your one-stop place! With minimal yet beautiful decor, their menu is designed to perfection. Dig into their Lobster Bisque, Soy Grilled fish, Chicken espetada and get high on their signature Melon cooler and Green apple cider!
Price for two: Rs. 1900 (approx)
Address: C18, Dreamworks, Dalia Estate, Near Fun Republic, Above Doolally Taproom, Off New Andheri Link Road, Veera Desai Area, Andheri West
7. Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden
More than the interior what really hooks you to this place is their conventional and innovative menu replete with Thai, Japanese and Indian fare. Now doesn’t that already sound like a piquant treat? Trying to bring in the flavours of different cuisines, their dishes make the place right in your heart. I recommend you to try their 3 Mushroom Risottos, Cheese Stuffed Cigars with Guacamole that guarantees satisfaction to your taste bud. And if you would like to try something more than their in-house brew, go for some refreshing cocktails like The Patrick and Beer Mojito.
Price for two: Rs. 1700 (approx)
Address: 201-202, Khan House, Hill Road, Bandra West
8. Between Bread
Between some multigrain buns and whole wheat loafs, comes this small eatery that has its special place on our list. From scintillating shakes, fresh juicy sandwiches to some huge fat burgers, their menu offers you a lot more than just the basic bread. If burger is your bae and sandwiches your soulmate, then this is your must go-to place.
Price for two: Rs.1000 (approx)
Address: 2, Kalpitam Apartments, Opposite Hawaiian Shack, 16th Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West