The city of Mumbai is a foodie’s delight. Not only does it cater to cuisines from all around the world, it has plenty of options regardless of whether you’re on a shoestring budget or if JW Marriott is your thing. Here is a list of some restaurants that have recently sprung on the city’s food scene and are creating culinary waves.
Masala Bar, Carter Road
Masala Bar has given Bandra a sea-facing Cocktail and tapas bar. But since its a bar, it only operates in the evenings and has a laboratory-type set up for the resident mixologists. Masala Bar has replaced Costa Coffee on carter road, which means patrons can now sip on cocktails while enjoying Mumbais sunsets.
Address: Level 1, Gagangiri Apartments, Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
NRI (Not Really Indian), BKC
A ‘global desi food’ joint by Atul Kocchar, a guy who has been invited to cook for Prince Charles at St James Palace, London. Yes, you can now eat food which could have been eaten by a prince, at this authentic global desi food inspired by India-themed restaurant newly open in BKC. Their Asian dishes are a must try.
Address: 2, North Avenue, Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Captains Table, BKC
With a luxury cruise liner set up, Captains Table definitely sets the ambience for tasteful elegance. Their menu is both elaborate and extensive with fresh seafood being served on a platter, literally. Seafood enthusiasts can look forward to regional and global preparations such as Goan prawn curry, Spanish seafood stew, tandoori lobster, fennel and crab ravioli and Malvani fish.
Address: Ground Floor, B-Wing, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Mighty Small, Lower Parel
The owners of Bonobo, Jamjar Diner and Caf Nemo are opening up a carnival- themed caf called Mighty Small in association with smaaash in Lower Parel. For appealing to the youthful crowd, the caf will have a dessert bar called The Big Fat Treat as well as a sangria bar for the grown-ups escorting the young ones. Their menu includes Cajun fish and chips, crispy calamari, chipotle rice, double appam and curry, churros, waffle sticks, peanut butter brownie, Nutella and Ferrero Rocher cake, M&M cake, meringues, cookie monster sundae.
Address: City Studio, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills Compound, Gate No 4, P.B. Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
BAD caf, Bandra
Divided into three levels that represent the Soul (cafe area), the Body (yoga and meditation studio), and Mind (library and community spot), the space merges complexity of thought with simple minimalism, almost naturally. The newly opened BAD caf stands in the leafy by-lanes of Bandra, scrupulously clad with 25,992 recycled with PVC electrical pipes, this chic black and white structure is in complete harmony with the mix of heritage homes in the neighbourhood.
Address: Kapadia House, 22G, New Kantwadi Road, Off Perry Cross, Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Situated near Nehru Planetarium in Worli, AKA has an outdoor dining with a long bar, quirky sofa prints and bright interiors which give the restaurant a very soothing aura. Their cappuccino of Wild Mushroom, Smoked Duck Breast Caesar salad, Char Glied prawns, Salted Caramel Tart, Warm Chocolate fondant, Rose Petal, Mango and Lime sorbet are some of the few reasons you must visit this place.
Address: Ground Floor, Lotus Cinema Building, Hornby Vellard Estate, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai
True Tramm Trunk, Andheri West
A funky new pub which opened up this January, True Tramm Trunk will have graffiti-filled interiors and cocktails that highlight the home-grown alcohol brands. Be sure not to miss visiting this pub in Juhu, this month’s end.
Address: Next to Options Showroom, First Floor, VL Mehta Road, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai
Phone: +91-7738993360, +91-9769696050
Soho Tapas, Andheri
Another tapas joint set to launch this January, Soho Tapas will serve small mixtures of food inspired by India, Mexico, South- East Asia, The Middle East and Europe, so basically its a mix of everywhere and everything. Now, doesnt that sound fascinating? Be sure to check it off of your to visit places.
Address: 244-A, SVP Nagar, 4 Bungalow, Near Versova Telephone Exchange, Andheri West, Mumbai
If this list isnt enough for you, we saved the best tried and tested places for the last which have opened up extensions all over the city:
- The Social at Khar
- Bar Stock Exchange (BSE) at Lower Parel
- Sassy Spoon at Bandra
- Light House Caf at Worli
- Me So Happi at BKC