7 Cafe Interiors We Love In The Suburbs | MF Guide
We think that the interiors of a restaurant are roughly as important as the food and drinks. The spaces and their visual style are what set the mood and tone at a restaurant. Dining out is a complete experience, and it’s rare for a place to have a nice vibe without focusing on décor.
Here are our favourite restaurant (lounges, bars, cafes included) Mumbai burbs that make us whip out our phones for some Instagram lovin’!
Situated on a buzzing, noisy road is Bandra’s most chic oasis of calm. Pali Village Café is the perfect spot for you and a bottle of wine. Their rustic interiors, bold furniture, and vintage flooring give the place enough style to be featured in a Woody Allen movie. It’s known for hosting Bollywood stars on their quiet nights as well as the flavour and technique of their fresh European food.
Quick tip: Watermelon and Feta Salad and the Roasted Pumpkin and Jalapeno Risotto are excellent.
This restaurant is the perfect mix of majesty and elegance. With huge dangling chandeliers, and thrones for chairs, the interiors at Arth spell luxury. The restaurant is designed by Gauri Khan, and the theme of the restaurant is gasless cooking, which helps it stand out from the rest of the Indian restaurants in the city. All the food is prepared authentically, just how your grandma would do it, back in the day! They use traditional and natural methods of cooking such as sigris, sandpits, angeethis and smokers. The presentation of their food is as good as the decor of the place. It’s the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, or on a hot date.
Quick Tip: Do not miss their Smoked Mutton Chops and Angoori Rabdi.
Smoke House Deli, Pali Hill
A quirky Bandra aunty’s house with European food is something we’ve always wanted. The white walls with detailed sketches of a Catholic home are warm and intimate. The furniture and setting is elegant, making it ideal for any sort of good meal. They have healthy options on the menu, like Beetroot Carpaccio with Citrus Segments. It’s a reliable, quiet breakfast option as well.
Quick tip: The House Special Tenderloin Steak or Bangers and Mash are consistently delicious.
When you walk into this Cantonese restaurant, be prepared to feel regal. The dimly lit ambience whispers class. Hakkasan is a proper, fine dine restaurant which is both modern and classic. It is divided into two areas: one that’s quiet, subtle and sophisticated, whereas the other side is more vibrant and peppy for the younger diner.
Quick tip: Brunch is the best way to try a whole lot of their excellent menu.
If you love watching sports, or are a gamer- this should be your go-to place! With a large pool table and PS4 consoles, the bar has a sporty vibe, as soon as you enter. The place has large study seats and sofas, and the perfect lighting to enjoy a games night with your pals. To making things better, it has a great selection of alcohol as well. Win-win right? If you’re bored of watching sport matches at home, you must go here to watch your favourite team playing. The ambience and the vibe of this place will not disappoint you!
Quick tip: If you’re watching a game, and want to switch your drink from the obvious beer, try their Champagne Cocktail.
Want to go out for a date night, but can’t find the right place? Skky at Ramada is the perfect place for any special occasion. Situated on the rooftop of the hotel, this restaurant has romantic lighting to set the mood while their open kitchen, live music and water fountains will take your breath away! They also have beautiful plants, with fairy lights. The food, especially the pizzas here are spectacular.
Quick tip: Make sure you reserve a table beforehand, since this restaurant is always very busy.
1 BHK – Brew House Kitchen, Oshiwara
If you love Goa as much as I do, you are going to love this beach inspired restaurant! 1 BHK is a quaint, comfy restaurant hidden in the streets of Andheri. The colourful walls, bright windowpanes and beautiful antiques placed all over the place will make you feel like you’ve entered a vintage European house. It has dim lighting, homely decor, great food and live music. What else do you need for a perfect evening?
Quick tip: Try their Ghee Roast Mutton with Poi, and their House Garlic Bread. Don’t forget to tell us how much you loved it!
Now you know where to go when you want to look around as much as you want to eat. Show us your favourite spots with #MFCafeInteriors on Instagram, and tell us what you like to see in restaurants in the comments!