Lower Parel Has A Spanking New Food Fest

By Mumbai Foodie June 3, 2017
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Behind the glitz of its shopping malls and tall offices, Lower Parel is also exploding with interesting, inventive food. The first edition of Dine ‘n’ Dash is focused on celebrating the vast, explosive food scene present in the neighbourhood with the help of our old friends – the Dineout app.

With over 20 restaurants offering deals & discounts, Dine ‘n’ Dash will be held between the 5th and 11th of June. The event will also have set meals and menus, Chef’s Tables, and even a grand, swinging drunch. Each diner will get a complimentary glass of Fratelli wine too!

The modern diner is energetic and loves efficiency – with Dineout’s SmartPay feature, we no longer have to wait to clear our bill. Use the app before the meal to get a reservation, and right after, where it links to our e-wallet or credit card so that paying money doesn’t cost you time. SmartPay also allows cashback upto 25% on the total bill.

Here’s what these buzzing, trendy restaurants are offering:

 

DEALS

Hoppipola
A popular hangout spot, this lounge is an ideal place to sit back over a few drinks and catch up with your friends. They have games, appetising bar food, and an all-round energetic ambience. Drink unlimited beer or IMFL cocktails along with a starter at Rs 899 AI.

White Owl
One of our favourite breweries in the city, White Owl offers 6 beers on tap. You can pair your drinks with good ol’ Mac & Cheese or Spaghetti w/ Meatballs. Have unlimited glasses of beer for 2 hours, only at Rs 967 AI!

Mojo’s Bistro
This newly -opened rooftop lounge in Kamala Mills is an ideal setting for a breezy urban evening date. Their menu includes dim sums, tandoor items, pastas, among others. On offer are unlimited beer or sangria for Rs 699 AI while watching a match live or grooving to some music.

D:OH
With understated yet quirky interiors, D:OH’s popularity is on the rise. They have a self-service feature that gets more fun when you pour your own beer. Order a portion of either Chicken Sriracha Tenders, Fries, or Burgers along with their offer of unlimited Kingfisher pints priced at Rs 815 AI.

 

DISCOUNTS

20% off on your entire bill

Summer House Café
The Delhi-import performance café comes with a great party vibe, well-mixed drinks and bar food that’s a level abovemost. We love the gigs they host here, the music they play, and the ambience in general. Along with their version of the LIIT and signature cocktails like Hystrix (vodka w/ kaffir lime), we can also blindly recommend their pizzas, hummus, non-veg platter, and cheesy nachos.

Woodside Inn
Esaily the most elegant gastropub in town, the Lower Parel branch of beloved Woodside Inn has the widest craft beer selection in the city. Their Grilled Octopus w/ Smoked Paprika, Organic Baby Green Salad, and Kavo’s Smoked Chicken Sausages are must-haves. It’s a treat to have over 20 craft beers on tap.

Cafe Haqq Se
Underrated and exceptional, Café Haqq Se makes alarmingly good modern Indian food with a generous selection on their menu – even for vegetarians. Try dishes from all over the country, like the Santra Duck Vindaloo, Chenna & Fritter Dalna, and Wadi Dumpling Rasila Nimona – among our favourites here. Don’t leave without treating yourself to the Malpua-batter Waffles with homemade ice cream in 3 playful flavours.

Tamasha
Launched earlier this year by Delhi restaurateur Priyank Sukhija, the multi-cuisine bar & restaurant has been wooing a young audience with its décor, vibe, and service. Their signature dishes include Whisky infused Dal Makhani, Indian Khow Suey, Madras Curry Chicken Risotto, and desserts like Mawa Cake Cream Toast.

Grandmama’s Café
We’re sure you’ve visited at least one Grandmama’s Café outlet, and have first-hand experience of the cute décor. They’re mostly popular for breakfast, with lots of egg-based options like Shakshuka, Eggs Benny, Eggs Florentine, and Akuri on Toast. They also have pancakes and waffles on their menu, and over 5 fondues to get cheesy with.

TRE
A vegetarian Lounge, TRE has indoor and outdoor seating along with a rooftop section for sheesha. Signature cocktails include Paan Angoori (paan infused gin), Mango Saffron (dark rum w/ mango pulp & saffron), and Murabba Mule (bourbon w/ murabba). Pair your drinks with Nachos, Tortillas, Pizzas, and Pastas.

Firki
Fusion food with a desi ambience is what Firki is all about. Their menu has categories like Shuruat, Chattar Pattar, and Pait-Pooja. Dabeli Bruschettas, Pav Bhaji Fondue, Dal Pakwaan, Baked Masala Khichdi, are some of the items featured. The refreshing Chaas & Mogra Sharbat can cure you from summer.

Ithaka
Authentic Vegetarian Lebanese – you heard it right! You have to try their hummus, which comes in flavours like Harissa, Beiruty, Turki, Harra, and more. The texture is as creamy as you can expect with flavours that stand out. Other items include Greek-style Lasagne, Falafel, and Shawarmas.

Riso
Perfect for a large group of friends, or even a family dinner, Riso serves vegetarian Italian food. Their menu lists over 20 pizzas – Napoli, Sicilia, Mediterranean, and Bombay are some of the options. Over 20 pasta varieties cooked in sauces and wines are listed available. Some Mexican dishes like Enchiladas, Quesadillas, and Burrito Bowls.

Panayaa
This casual dining restaurant serves vegetarian Indian dishes like Makai & Spinach Nibblers, Achari Khichdi & Lentil Tikki, Mushroom Galouti, and Carrot Basil Kebab. Desserts include Mohanthal Cheesecake and Dutch Truffle Motichur Ladoo.

25% off

Sheesha Sky Lounge
The perfect ambience for smoking sheesha has to be a rooftop. This lounge provides just that, with some Asian & Mughlai items to eat while you make smoky rings. Food served here includes dishes like Paneer Afghani Tikka, Murgh Peshawari Tikka, Gosht Lucknowi Seekh, and Jhinga Kali Mirch Tikka. They also have Raan Kepsa, Raan Masala and other Raan dishes on offer.

Rainforest Café
A dimly-lit restobar with a jungle theme, their signature cocktails include Coca Loca (vodka w/ coconut fudge, fresh lychee, & pineapple juice) and Banana Banshee (dark rum w/ banana, peach, & cherry liqueur). Tandoori Murgh, 3 Cheese Fondue, Fish Fingers, and Sizzlers are popular choices here.

Belstone
More of a family dinner place, Belstone serves vegetarian food only. They offer a mix of Italian, Indian and Chinese dishes. Pastas, Pizzas, Noodles, and Biryanis are on their menu.

 

SET MENUS

TAG – GourmART Kitchen
This sunlit, spacious eggatarian restaurant serves delicious food without doing the same old paneer dishes. The set menu at TAG has six courses at a price of Rs 1500 AI.

Options for the first course include a Kale & Mushroom Cappuccino with white chocolate truffle froth and Curry Laksa. Other courses include Watermelon Sashimi Salad, Afghan Mantu, Lucknowi Mushroom Galawat, and a Maltagliati. For dessert, pick between a Nutella & Chocolate Pave and a Merlot Poached Pear.

Shizusan
With a distinctive South Asian aesthetic, Shizuan is a multi-storey restaurant with a shophouse theme. Their 4-course set menu is priced at Rs 1300 AI with soups/salads, maki rolls, dim sums, and curry options. That there ae 3-4 options for each course, and that the main course includes Nyona Laksa Curry, Basil & Chilli Shrimp, and Thai Green Curry is what makes this place a superb pick for an Asian meal.

Indigo Deli

Impeccable comfort food is this casual dining restaurant’s strength, best sampled in a 3-course menu priced at Rs 1008 AI. You can choose to add 2 glasses of wine by paying Rs 1424 AI – Fratelli’s Sangiovese Bianco & Cabernet Franc Shiraz. Options for the main course include Deli Roast Chicken w/ mash potato & gravy, Braised Fennel Risotto, and Char Grilled Filet Mignon w/ mash potato. End your meal with a trio dessert sampler.

The Fatty Bao
The modern Asian gastropub chain offers extensive options to choose from. At Rs 1446 AI, pick from appetizers like mushroom & bell pepper bao, edamame & chilli dim sums, roast duck bao, and prawn tempura sushi. Exotic mushroom ramen, lotus root in thai curry, Malaysian chicken kapitan curry, and chasu ramen are some of the main course choices. Desserts include The Fatty Hill – chocolate pyramid w/ almond praline & vanilla ice cream, and Japanese Cheesecake w/ vanilla bean ice cream.

By the Mekong – St. Regis Mumbai
One of the finest pan-Asian fine-dine restaurants in the city, the set menu is priced at 2200 AI. Appetizers include stir fried green beans, Thai flavoured grilled fish, & sichuan chicken dumpling, while the mains have Mekong chicken, veg Thai green curry, and ginger smoked fried rice. End your meal with a slice of chocolate hazelnut.