Best New Restaurants in Mumbai
We’re spoilt for choice, and we insist on trying the newest food spots in search for our new weekend haunts. The newest crop of eateries stands out with its authentic regional cuisines, quirky décor and concept-based dining. We round up the best new restaurants in Mumbai.
The closing of Mediterranean favourite Moshe’s left a many a South Bombay-ite without their date night spot. Bayroute, set in leafy Cuffe Parade bungalow takes the romantic ambience a step further, with a traditional tent and lamps adorning a cozy outdoor section. The menu represents dishes that are the pride of the Middle East-think velvety Hummus, seed-and spice crusted flatbreads and fragrant Koshari-Egyptian rice and chickpeas crowned with fried onions. Our pick is the honey drizzled Baklava — order for the sheer theatre of crushing a frozen rose onto the pastry.
Minoo Manor Building 7, Captain Prakash Pethe Marg, Badhwar Park, Apollo Bandar, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai. Tel: +91 82911 56403
THE ZEN Peace and tranquility get plated in the first of Typhoon Shelter’s eight desserts. Tune out the rest of the world and focus on edible stones of caramel-vanilla and hazelnut crunch; all camouflaged amidst real stones. A burning sprig of thyme brings smoke to the table, paying homage to the East, stroking your senses, and making this dish truly ceremonial.
The maritime themed Chinese restaurant in Lower Parel combines traditional Hong Kong staples with mainland cuisine. Expect fresh seafood, silken, ruby red dumplings and tossed vegetables in aromatic spices. The eatery is committed to the Chinese Motherland and its traditions; conceptualized as desserts. A mandarin cake represents abundance, and the edible stones with burning thyme evoke calm and tranquility. Presentation is impeccable, be prepared to lust after the serveware just as much as the food.
S-3, Second floor, Skyzone, Phoenix Mill Compound, S.B. Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Tel: +91 22 3015 1817
House of Lloyds
Those dreaming of summer barbecues should flock to House of Lloyds, the brand new Mumbai outpost of the iconic Goan restaurant. Chef Lloyd Braganza serves up grilled meat, charred and glazed to perfection, Goan staples like poie and sorpotel, and a sensational seafood thali. The outdoor terrace and cheery yellow walls transport you to palm lined Candolim beach. Stop by for a cheat meal with friends on an easy Sunday afternoon.
Hotel Royal Garden, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai. Tel: +91 22 2660 4405