The BIG October and November Round Up of New Places
After a relatively slower month in October, Mumbai has seen a surge of openings in November with a lot of promising, new restaurants and more outlets of the city’s favourites. Prepare to venture out to a lot of different neighbourhoods to enjoy all the fresh food and drink!
10th Street Cafe
This vegetarian only café has some beautiful black and white interiors and indoor and outdoor seating. Sitting on the main 10th Road in Juhu, the café provides all-day dining options. The menu lists a variety of breakfast options, salads, sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. Their hummus platter comes with four different flavours of hummus and makes for a colourful photo against the black and white table.
Café Delhi Heights, Kamala Mills
A Delhi import, Café Delhi Heights serves almost everything you could want to eat – from pizza to parathas, and masala chais to martinis. With its spacious and comfortable interiors, the cafe turns up the volume and also has frequent live performances making it a great spot to sip on drinks and the diverse food and enjoy the vibe with some friends.
The Stadium Bar, Goregaon (W)
This new lounge in the suburbs promises to serve some fusion cuisine like their baked Vada Pav, Cheddar Dimsums, char-grilled Wasabi chicken, Paan Panna Cotta and also serves freshly-baked bread. The bar also has a selection of signature mocktails and cocktails to pair with their lip-smacking food. Some of the must-try concoctions stirred up at TSB are Beatles Elderly Flower, O2 Arena Memory and the Wankhede Masala Cooler.
The Quarter, Royal Opera House
The Quarter comprises four distinct spaces – ‘Live’ at The Quarter (a live music club), Dine At The Quarter (an al-fresco restaurant), Drink At The Quarter (a mozzarella bar) and Cafe At The Quarter (an all-day café). And it is located inside a Mumbai icon – The Royal Opera House. The live music section is a jazz bar where they curate different musicians to create a cultural listening environment.
The Kebab Guy, Khar
Delivery Kitchens are the IN thing right now, thanks to Mumbai’s ever increasing traffic. The Kebab Guy is the latest on the scene delivering Middle Eastern, Turkish, Lebanese & Hyderabadi cuisine to the doorsteps of food-lovers in and around Khar. If you ever crave anything – baba ghanoush, batataharra, a variety of chicken and mutton kebab’s, biryani, and even kofta curry or chicken afghani, The Kebab Guy is your guy!
Flyp at MTV Café, Kamala Mills
With a drinks and food menu designed by celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar, Flyp at MTV Café is another exciting import from New Delhi. The menu combines global food trends with distinctive Mumbai flavours, and it is visible in their Tandoori Momos, Hindustani Scotch Egg, Keema Nachos, Coffee Chicken Wings and many more. Along with a selection of international beers and spirits, Flyp at MTC Café also serves some exciting signature mocktails like the Sati Savitri and the Jalapeño Jhol.
The Burgery, Malad
With their first outlet in Pali Hill opening earlier this year in September, The Burgery has quickly expanded deeper into the suburbs with their new outlet in Malad. Their menu lists options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians like The Great Indian Dabeli, Beetroot and Carrot Burger, Mince Mutton burger and a Stuffed Chicken option. They also offer three varieties of fries – Masala Fries, Cheesy Fries and Pesto Fries along with their Frocktails and Frates by Cool Story.
1441 Pizzeria, Malad and Lower Parel
1441 Pizzeria has been serving up the freshest pies cooked in their wood-fired oven in Andheri for a while now. And it was time their delicious pizzas made their way to other parts of the city. In November they opened up two new branches in Malad and Lower Parel with their classic toppings options and their signature coffee pizza!
Izaya, Nariman Point
Izaya is the newest Thai joint in the city. The menu includes authentic Thai cuisine, curated and created after tastings and master-classes conducted in Thailand. Based on the Japanese fisherman’s ‘Robatayaki’ grill, Izaya combines Thai and Malay flavours with local produce. These Robata grill stations sizzle meats, seafood, vegetables fresh which makes for a unique visual experience.
JLWA opened the doors to their modern space this month, promising to showcase hidden food gems from every nook and corner of India in a never-seen-before style. The menu, which the chefs plan to change every month, borrows from traditional Indian dishes and packages it in modern styles. The Dum Aloo Benarsi, Turkey Meatloaf, Pindi Chola Fajitas are all examples of their vision of re-inventing modern Indian cuisine. Even their signature cocktails resonate with this vibe with drinks like the Banarasi Paan Beer and the Maple Whisky.
Koffee Works, Chembur
Koffee Works, originally from Khargar and Navi Mumbai, opened up a new spot in Chembur. With coffee beans sourced directly from the ancestral estates of the owner, the cafe aims to bring top-notch coffee to lovers of the drink in Chembur. They also serve cookies, macarons cupcakes, muffins and brownies, made in-house at the Koffee Works bakery, along with a variety sandwiches and fries to pair with the perfect cuppa!
Are you even in Mumbai if you are not 20 minutes away from a Social? The popular spot has opened its doors to patrons in Vikhroli, serving their extensive list of beers, liquors, cocktails and mocktails and their pocket-friendly food menu.
La Folie Du Chocolat, Kala Ghoda
The latest venture from Bandra’s favourite La Folie Labs, La Folie Du Chocolat brings an exquisite chocolate experience to Mumbai’s art district.
This newest entrant to the BKC restaurant scene is an ode to the Grand Trunk Road. It serves authentic recipes from Afghanistan, Lahore, Kashmir Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Jharkhand and Bengal. This means that you can sip on some Kashmiri Kahwa while munching on a plethora of dishes like the Chooza Persian Shorba, mutton Galawati kebabs, Mutton Shalgam in Rum with Amritsari Laal Naan and finish with the Doodhwali jalebi from Kanpur.
The Little Easy, Bandra
The Little Easy is an all-day café with a bar that serves everything from coffee to twisted cocktails. The idea behind this plush spot is based on the concept of a speakeasy. To enter, everyone has to ring a doorbell and only after the confirmation of the reservation can a party enter the rustic interiors and take a seat. And of course, like any speakeasy, the cocktails are a must try here. Pair their signature drinks with a diverse selection of bar snacks and enjoy the trendy vibes at The Little Easy post work, or with friends over the weekend, or even rage away from the blues on Friday night.
Sindhful, Andheri (West)
Sindhful started off with the idea of making delicious, homely Sindhi food available to everyone in the city. Their Dal Pakwan and Mutton Kofta and Kheema have been winning over hearts in Khar, and now they are making their way to Andheri with their newest delivery kitchen catering to Sindhi food cravings around Oshiwara and 4 Bungalows.
Toit Brewery, Lower Parel
Bangalore’s top microbrewery has opened its doors and turned on its taps for Mumbai. Replacing the iconic Blue Frog, Toit promises to deliver a good time with their six signature brews, some quirky cocktails and pub-grub with some hints of Toit’s Kerela roots.
What a great month for the city’s food and drink scene. Have you planned your weekends at these new hotspots yet?