The BIG June Roundup of New Places
The monsoon sky has started looking lovely after our endless summer. While the city and citizens battle with the clouds this season, the new openings continue to blossom across the city. This month we’re foreseeing heavy food traffic in Lower Parel and Bandra. Read on:
Kode, Lower Parel
Massive Group launched a new restaurant in Kamala Mills on 19th June. Kode means ‘chill’ as per Urban Dictionary. The idea behind this restaurant is to be a space that people chill at, while maintaining a modern and chic ambience. On entering, you’re greeted by a well-lit, stunning bar, housing a selection of over 150 whisky brands from all over the world. Their menu includes 3 course cocktails, small bites, savoury homemade churros, a range of Turkish Pide, quesadillas, tacos, dim sums, and more.
Open daily from 6:30 PM to 12:45 AM at 11, Oasis City, Kamala Mills – Entrance 2, Lower Parel
Burn – Kitchen & Maltroom, BKC
This enormous 7000-square-feet restaurant and bar is expected to house a whisky selection bigger than some of our homes. They offer a special single malt menu and a variety of cigars that can be smoked inside the venue.
Food includes appetizers like Pan Fried Fish, Curried Chicken Tenders, Oriental Style Stuffed Mushrooms, and Assorted Bruschetta. The menu also lists pastas, pizzas, burgers, biryanis, and mains like Lamb Chops, Mushroom Risotto, and Slow Cooked Salmon w/ Burn’s Dal Sauce. Desserts on the menu include Caramelized Khari with Kulfi and a Flaming Chocolate Ball.
Open daily from Noon to 1:30 AM at Building No 19, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Next to Trade Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex
Goila Butter Chicken, Khar
TV anchor & chef Saransh Goila’s signature Goila Butter Chicken launched their second delivery kitchen on 19th June. They will deliver around Bandra, Khar and Santacruz through Swiggy, Zomato, and Scootsy, and the menu includes a lot of new additions. Ludhiana Chicken (yellow butter chicken), Chicken Naan Bombs & Cheese and Mushroom Naan Bombs (naan balls stuffed with chicken/mushroom and then charred from outside), and Tandoori Chicken Chaat. The sweet-tangy Butter Chicken is on the menu, as are our old favourites like the Sindhi Mutton and the mouthwatering Baked Mango Rasgulla.
Open daily from 6 PM to 1 AM
Coney Island, Khar & Breach Candy
After setting a trend with pizza cones at various pop-ups across the city, Coney Island has launched its first outlet in Breach Candy, along with a delivery kitchen in Khar. They will deliver from Colaba to Tardeo, and Bandra-Juhu-Santacruz areas. These pocket-friendly, on-the-go pizza cones come in flavours like Tangy Sriracha Paneer, Spicy Chicken Tikka, 3-cheese Margherita, and Meat Lover’s.
Open daily from Noon to 11:30 PM at 24 Meherabad, Warden Road, Opp. Muchhad Paanwala, Breach Candy
From Aalia Hospitality behind Bastian and One Street Over, Arth is a multi-level restaurant designed by Gauri Khan. They serve Indian dishes from different parts of the country, all cooked in a gas-free kitchen.
Traditional methods like cooking on a chulha (hearth) are employed, and everything is prepared on charcoal/wood. The dishes on the menu include Bihari Litti Chokha, Sindhi Beeh Dodha, Raan & Naan and a Bohri-style Arth thaal. Cocktails include Chill Your Chai (vodka masala chai) and Nitro Stout (Irish whiskey, coffee, chocolate).
Open daily from Noon to 3 PM and 7 PM to 1:30 AM at 604, P D Hinduja Junction, 15th Road, Khar
Aharveda, Andheri West
Focusing on the principles of Ayurveda, meals at Aharveda are carefully balanced ones. They offer a range of dishes across North Indian, Thai, Mexican, and Italian cuisine, and all the food is vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and oil-free. The menu includes options like Makai Shorba, Broccoli Soup, a Tandoori Platter, Thai Parathas, and freshly made juices. The Aharveda Thali has 13 dishes served along with a coconut milk chaas, and desserts like Gajar Halwa, Kheer, and Chocolate Mousse. The restaurant shuts by 8 PM as the Ayurvedic belief is that dinner must be consumed before that for the body to absorb nutrients properly.
Open daily from Noon to 8 PM at Aharveda, behind Radha Krishna hotel, opposite Shoppers Stop, S.V Road, Andheri West
The Bar Stock Exchange, Dadar
Open daily from 6 PM to 1:30 AM at Building No. 289, Veer Savarkar Road, Shivaji Park, Dadar West
Offering the promise of Hispanic food, Luca features dishes from South America, the Caribbean, and even Mexico. The cheerful space with ample daylight lets the food shine under a skylight that lights the space beautifully during the day. While one sits on colourful chairs with mismatched fabric, the menu is an interesting read. Apart from usual suspects like soups and starters, you’ll find a tiny selection of ceviche and wider selections of burritos, cocas, and enchiladas. We doubt there’s a wider selection of nachos on any menu in Mumbai.
Open daily from 11 to 1:30 AM at Unit No.1, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel.
La Folie Lab, Lower Parel
Chef Sanjana Patel’s widest menu yet offers fresh produce in a range of casual, easy eating plates. The minimal decor lends an airiness to the space. Seating is in on sleek, compact tables and chairs, although the corner table by a circular window is one you’d want to sit at instantly. Order from a menu that lists all day breakfast, soup and salad bowls, light eats, plates, freshly handmade pasta, and sandwiches. Drinks include housemade beverages and an extensive coffee section with Nitro coffee by Svami as well as a choice of cold brews. Ps – they also have a Jain menu.
Open daily from 8:30 AM to 11 PM at Unit 10, World Trade B, Ground Floor, Kamla Mills.
Mahlzeit, Carter Road
With a seating capacity of barely 5, this new eatery focuses on German street food. You might be familiar with its Pune outlet at Koregaon Park or from stalls at Weekender. The menu lists popular sausages like bratwurst and currywurst, as well as burgers, doner kebabs, and salads. They serve potatoes four ways – including a farmer’s breakfast of fried potatoes with eggs and mayonnaise called bauernfrühstück. Definitely try the Club Mate, a uniquely flavoured tea-based caffeinated drink.
Open daily from Noon to 3 PM & 6:30 PM to 11 PM at 1, Sefa House, Pali Mala Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West