The BIG April Roundup of New Places
It’s summer, and like each fresh one, it does seem to be hotter than the last. We’re indoors as much as possible during the sunshine hours, which we propose renaming to sunglare, in case you know someone at the Oxford dictionary.
In the mean time, these are the new places around that you should visit, preferably in the evening when the sun isn’t pelting out its anger all over us.
Where’s My Cone?, Bandra
After 2 years of delivering gourmet ice creams to their customers, Where’s My Cone has opened its first store in Bandra. Scoops and tubs of flavours like Paan, Filter Coffee, PB&J, Super Duper Dark Chocolate are on offer, as are Ice Cream Sandwiches like Salted Caramel, Snickerdoodle, and Double Dark Chocolate. Cookies, Thickshakes, and Warm Milk Doughnuts are also on their menu.
Open daily from Noon to Midnight at Shop 9, Corner Building, Opposite Boston Cupcakery, 33rd Road, Bandra West
BKC Dive, BKC
An all-day casual bar, Dive has a multi-cuisine menu and a range of cocktails. They’re serving five variations of the LIIT – Hawaiian w/ Pineapple juice, Texas w/ Jim Beam, Long Beach w/ Cranberry, Electric w/ Blue Curacao, and Miami w/ Peach Schnapps. The breakfast menu includes Breakfast Trays, Kheema Paratha, Sandwiches, and Bun Maska. The main course has a selection of Biryanis, Tandoor items, Pastas, Mac n Cheese, and Burgers. They also have a special Jain menu.
Open daily from 8 AM to 1 AM at Ground floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Next to Trade Centre, Opposite MTNL Office, Bandra Kurla Complex
Popular Irani café SodaBottleOpenerWala has opened its second outlet in Mumbai. Serving a mix of Parsi cuisine, street food, and other Irani specialties, the restaurant offers dishes like Bhuna Chicken Sandwich, Bacon Vada Pav, Kanda Bhajiya, Baida Roti, and Parsi-style curries. They also have daily specials like Goan Prawn Curry on Saturdays.
Cocktails are made using fresh, seasonal fruits, and there’s Maja ni Life – Bacardi w/ fresh sugarcane and pineapple juice, Bombay Julep – rum w/ apricot & honey, and Magic Tea – spiced rum w/ peach ice tea. Bakery items on the menu include Nankhatais, Mawa Cake, and Parsi Dairy Kulfi.
The second outlet of the popular pav-sandwich joint is now open in Juhu. Apart from Mutton Shammi Pav, Irani Chicken Pav, and Mushroom Shammi Pav from their original menu, the new pavs include Chilli Con Mutton, Pulled Lamb, Tandoori Sriracha Mushroom, and Soya Kheema. Visit this outlet late at night, and get an extra serving of their hung curd dip!
Open daily from 4 PM to 2 AM at Juhu 3, House G-29, A.B Nair Road, Juhu
Rodeo Drive, Marol
Housed within the same property as The Stables, Rodeo Drive is a Dubai-import by Competent Hospitality. This American Gastropub has a fully-stocked bar, with signature cocktails like Frozen Alaska – a variant of LIIT with strawberry syrup and blue curacao, Summer California – vodka, Malibu, grenadine & strawberry syrup, and Florida Sunset – tequila, lime, orange & cranberry juice. Food includes Nachos, Wings, Hot Dogs, the classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and a range of Burgers, BBQ Pork Ribs, and Pizzas.
Open daily from 6 PM to 1:30 AM at Peninsula Redpine, Near Airport Road Metro Station, Marol
Brown Rice Box, Bandra
A new delivery kitchen from restaurateurs Shradha Pamnani & Dhanraj Shinde, Brown Rice Box has a wide range of healthy food. Their menu mentions the nutritional value of each dish, and you can choose from salads, sandwiches, and mains. Some of the brown rice meals they offer are with Red Lentil Curry, Seared Salmon, Pahadi Chicken, Paneer Tikka, and Tex Mex Stuffed Zucchini.
Opening on 28th April at Hill Road, Bandra
Chowk to China, Bandra
Another delivery kitchen from the restaurateurs of BRB, Chowk to China has comfort food from India and China. Starters like Lasooni Tikka, Tandoori Chicken, Kung Pao Potato, Black Bean Prawns, and a range of Dim Sums are on the menu. Mains include Bhuna Chicken, Paneer Bhurji, Fish Chilly, and Rice or Noodles in your choice of gravy. The outlet will be open till 3 AM to take care of midnight cravings.
Opening on 28th April at Hill Road, Bandra
The Fatty Bao, Powai
After Bandra and Lower Parel, the third outlet of this Asian Gastro Bar is set to open in Powai on 24th April. The décor is vibrant, with the wallpapers portraying a Japanese visual philosophy called Wabi-sabi. The bar will have Signature Cocktails from their ‘Root to Fruit’ collection. Items on the menu include small plates like Chinese Roast Pork Puffs, smoked Green Apple-Avocado-Takuan Sushi, and Sambal Sotong (stir fried calamari w/ Malaysian chilli sambal). They also have Fatty Oysters and Soft Shell Crab Specials, along with large plates like Nasi Goreng, Tempura Udon, and Korean lamb chops called Gochujang. New desserts include Mango Cremeux – sugarfree eggless pannacotta, and Zen Forest w/ Yuzu parfait.
Open daily from Noon to 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 1 AM at Ground Floor ‘Sentinel’, Hiranandani Business Park, Hiranandani Gardens (Opposite Powai Plaza), JVLR, Powai
Zu’s Doner Kebaps, Andheri Lokhandwala
This Bangalore-import Turkish joint is opening its doors in Mumbai on the 20th of April. Doner Kebabs are cooked in a similar way as the Greek gyros and Arab shawarmas, by grilling meat on vertical skewers. A popular fast food option, they’re also very reasonably priced. The menu includes Doner Kebap Rolls, Salads and Kapsalon – fries topped w/ doner meat, cheese, and a layer of dressed salad greens. Various combos are available, along with options for vegetarians.
Open daily from 12:30 PM to 11 PM at Shop 17, Sunshine Building, Apna Ghar, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri Lokhandwala
A Lebanese home delivery & takeaway joint, Beirut opened earlier this month. The compact menu of authentic dishes lists Gyro Chicken Shawarma, Pita Falafel, and Lamb Kibbeh. Mediterranean Nachos, Greek Fries, and Mezze Platters are also available. Accompaniments like Tzatziki, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, and more, are available in packs of 100 grams. It aims to be a mid-segment outlet with competitive pricing.
Open daily from 6 PM to 1 AM at Shop G-1, Silver Croft, 16th, 33rd Road, RPS 3, Pali Hill
Butters Tipsy Gastropub, Fort
Served here is an extensive multi-cuisine menu with an all-day breakfast – Akuri on Toast, Eggs Kejriwal, Salli Par Edu, and a choice of add-ons. A range of munchies to go along with your cocktails, Baos, Small Plates (Tacos, Nachos, and Sliders), Pastas, Burgers, Khao Suey, Thai Curries – they’ve got everything you’d like for a dinner with friends. Their Signature Cocktails include Amazon in a Glass – White Rum with Chikoo and Coconut Water, The Godfather – Vodka, Triple Sec & Watermelon with an inverted pint of beer, and Willy Wonka – Signature Margarita w/ Tequila, Triple Sec & Sugarcane Juice.
Open daily from Noon to 1:30 AM 105/107, Mistry Mansion, Opposite Bombay High Court, M.G Road, Fort
Live by Night, Andheri Lokhandwala
Owners of Kailash Parbat have launched their first Pub in the Lokhandwala-Veera Desai Area. Live by Night has an extensive list of well-prepared cocktails, and Italian, Continental, and Asian dishes on its compact food menu. Grilled Chicken Bao, Burmese Khao Suey, and BBQ Chicken Pizza are some of the best dishes, apart from the regular bar food. Drinks worth trying are Apple Cinnamon Hot Toddy, Banarasi Paantini – Paan Masala infused Vodka, and Live by Night Whisky Sour – with bourbon and cinnamon. Read more here.
Open daily from 6 PM to 1:30 AM at 7A/8A, Ground Floor, Crystal Plaza, New Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala
TNZ – The Next Zone, Juhu
A sea-facing space opposite Juhu Beach from the owners of TAP, TNZ affords a stunning view of the sunset. With a rooftop bar, expect drinks like TNZ ka Laffa – Vodka, Lime Juice, Ginger, topped w/ Beer, Dirty Ashtray – Tequila, Triple Sec, Jalapeno, Ginger, Lime & Orange Juice, and classics like LIIT, Bloody Mary, and more. The food menu is similar to TAP, with Asian and Continental options like Cajun Grilled Prawn, Classic Lasagna, Tequila Chicken, and a variety of platters.
Open daily from Noon to 1:30 AM opposite Juhu Chowpatty, Juhu
Barter Bar, Goregaon
A Wholesale Bar that follows the principle of ‘Buy More, Pay Less’ has opened in Goregaon, and we’re ready to get drunk! Buy popular drinks like Smirnoff, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, and the likes for Rs 180 for 1 drink, and Rs 99 for any 12 drinks in this category. Offers on Beer – 6 Kingfishers at Rs 99 per pint, 6 Bira 91 at Rs 139 per pint, and 1.5L-3L pitchers under Rs 1000! The menu has Tandoori Prawns, Mac n Cheese, Peri Peri Potatoes, Chicken Bhuna, and other North Indian, and Finger Food choices. Barter Bar also serves a wide range of Sheesha flavours.
Open daily from 4 PM to 4 AM at Chouhan Avenue, Opposite ICICI Bank, Link Road, Goregaon West
Turban Tales, Powai
A stylish, rooftop dhaba with a view of the Powai Lake, Turban Tales serves delicious North Indian dishes. Comforting Mummy ki Daal w/ Coin Rotis, stuffed Kheema Kulcha, Veg & Chicken Tikka Momos, and Sarson da Saag + Makai Tartlets are some of the must-haves. Try the Love from Southhall, a smooth gin-based drink, and Paan Ice Cream. Read more here.
Open daily from 6 PM to 1:30 AM at Adishankarashrya Marg, Near Panchkutir Bus Stop, JVLR, Powai
Mamuzzz The Biryani Badshah, Mahalaxmi
This takeaway & delivery biryani joint specializes in dum-cooked Matka Biryanis. Four portion sizes are available, catering to individuals as well as groups of 10-12 people. Dum Gosht, Dum Murg, and Dum Bhuna Paneer are some of the biryanis on their menu, with rolls like Bhatti ka Murg, Sigdi ka Paneer, Anda Bharji.
Open daily from Noon to 4 AM
Grandmama’s Café, Kemps Corner
The fourth outlet of Grandmama’s Café has made its way to South Bombay. With seating for over 100 diners, the menu for this outlet is a mix of old and new. Turkish Eggs, Chicken and Barley Soup, Cheese & Olive Tempenade Fondue, and Burrata Formaggio (Italian Cheese w/ Rocket Salad & Marinara Sauce) are some of the new inclusions. They will also serve Caramelized Parle G & Chocolate Bourbon shakes, and Midnight Mint & Marshmallow Hot Chocolates.
Open daily from 11 AM to 11 PM at Ground Floor, Habib Mansion, August Kranti Maidan, Kemps Corner