If you are bored of going to the same old places over the weekend, we might just have a solution for you. From fresh, exciting menus to cool new launches, there’s something for everyone in our weekly Out & About list, to help you plan on all the fun things to do, in the week ahead, in a jiffy!

If You’re In Mumbai

Experience A New Thai Menu 

Nara Thai is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a specially curated menu by Chef JC, where local ingredients blend in with modern Thai flavours. The five-course menu begins with crispy aubergine appetisers, followed by yam salad tossed in coconut, sesame and cashew nuts and ash gourd soup. Moving to the main course, coconut rice is served with a protein of your choice in the massaman sauce. Conclude the meal on a sweet note with jellied tapioca dipped in sweet coconut cream or go for a rice ball filled with jaggery. 

Where: Ground Floor, Raheja Towers, Near Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex.
Call: +918355878888
Cost: Rs 3,000 (for two)

Dine And Play 

In case you are looking to do something fun while dining, let’s say bowling, The Game Ranch is the place to be. Dubbed as a ‘country-themed restaurant,’ this resto-lounge gives you a ranch-theme experience with its cuisine, experimental gaming, live barbecue counter and cowboy-centred music. From a variety of food options such as charcoal tacos, ranch-special chicken burgers, veg and non-veg platters to bar cocktails, there’s something for everyone. 

Where: Unit 2, First Floor, Delphi Building, B Wing, Orchard Avenue Hiranandani Business Park, Powai.
Call: +918976700972
Cost: Rs 1,600 (for two)

It Doesn’t Have To Be Tuesday To Taco 

Chef Bhakti Mehta of gourmet catering company Little Food Co. has joined hands with the good folks at Jamjar Diner to create a special, exclusive Mexican menu, Little Cantina that offers everything from redolent tacos to enchiladas, quesadillas, desserts and Mexican-inspired tipples. Starting from September 16, the menu will be available to Mumbaikars until September 25. In other words, it’s time-bound. So go on and book that table, before it’s too late. 

Where: 15, 133, 1st Floor, Gazebo House, Ramdas Nayak Marg, Near St. Peters Church, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Call: +919619000365
Cost: Rs 1,600 (for two)

If You’re In Bengaluru

Dine Under The Stars

The Terrace Bar and Kitchen is the latest addition to Bangalore’s ever-evolving food space. With a fine ambience, this rooftop bistro offers a menu that tried to incorporate Indian influences into global cuisines. Try out their signatures like dynamite koyla, raunaqeen mutton seekh and down them with their cocktails like twilight and violet. 

Where: No 1, (old 141/37), Rooftop, 24th main, Marenahalli Rd, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar.
Timings: 11AM – 12AM 
Call: +917899443516
Cost: Rs 1,600 (for two)

Taste The Flavours Of Brazil In The ‘Ooru

With a menu helmed by chef Guto Souza, Boteco — Restaurante Brasileiro, sits tall in the IT hub of India. Head there to grab a couple of drinks with your friends during the week. Must-tries include the pork belly dumplings, which are supple and punchy, in equal measure; pão de queijo — a traditional Brazillian cheese bread — available at the diner in 8 variants, veg and non-veg, both; and the exciting carne na pedra, with which you get to cook your meat, live at the table!

Where: 16/3, Ground Floor, Ward 76, Richmond Town, Commissariat Road, Near MG Road.
Call: +918792045444
Cost: Rs 2,500 (for two)

If You’re In Delhi

Looking for a cosy nook to work out of (instead of home) or a nice little place for a meeting? Plats Delhi might be the place for you. Plus, this week, the cafe takes live a new offering — the Prix Fixe Lunch Menu, a 4-course meal complete with amuse-bouche, appetiser, entree and dessert, with choices under each segment. Pair it with a drink of your choice, and you’re all set. 

Where:  C 51, Ground Floor, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar. 
Cost:  Rs 1450/- plus taxes  
When: Monday to Friday (weekdays only) 
Call: +91 88821 55809

Visit The Newest Hotspot 

Veteran restaurateur, Priyank Sukhija, is ready to add another jewel to his culinary crown. Noche, in Delhi, will specialise in Latin food, alongside a vibrant bar programme. Drop by, and who knows? It might just become your new fav spot for weekend brunches!
Where: One Golden Mile, Bhikaji Cama Place
When: Next week, date TBA

If You’re In Goa

Enjoy The Open Skies, Sand And Good Food

Originally from Pune, Elephant & Co’s Goa outpost has everything from a tender coconut seltzer to ginger ale mimosa, and juicy tropical tikis. Perfect for a quiet lunch date and a night of gallivanting, in equal measure ECO, Goa has a vast menu, spanning European and Asian cuisines.

Where: House no. 1049/2, Survey no. 16/1 Grand Pedder Field, Peddem.
Call: +91 7666361130
Cost: Rs 1,200 (for two) 

Celebrate Negroni Week 

Alongside a number of restaurants across the country, Izumi in Assagao is observing Negroni Week, hosted and curated by Campari. And that means a visit to the Japanese restaurant will ensure you get your fill of special cocktails, paired with the best sashimi, sushi, ramen and donburi bowls.

Where: House 45/1, Saunto Waddo, Assagao.
Call: +91 9923645569
Cost: Rs 2,200 (for two) 

-This list is curated by Samanaz Bhot, Ananya Swaroop and Sanika Achrekar.