MW India tells you where to eat and drink in the city to close the year out a high note.
IZAYA, Nariman Point – During the day (perhaps for a Sunday brunch), soak in plenty of sunlight at Southeast Asian seafood restaurant IZAYA at the NCPA. In the night however, choose a spot in the outdoor seating area. Call 022 67230111 for reservations.
Carouse, Lower Parel – Sip on cocktails like Take Me To Church and Mad King along with the contemporary selects from the menu. Spread across 4500 sq. ft., the kitchen and bar has both indoor and outdoor seating, with private gazebos. Call 022 33126701 for reservations.
The Bombay Bronx 2.0, Breach Candy – Bachchan is finally up on his feet up on the wall at The Bombay Bronx 2.0. True to the city’s essence, this watering hole has a few things on the menu you’d definitely like. Call +91 7710044666 for reservations.
Scribble Stories, Bandra – Scribble Stories in Bandra Reclamation could perhaps be one of the most Instagram-worthy foodie outposts in Mumbai with viral internet sensations like fluffy Japanese cheesecakes, latte art, New York style pizza by the slice and more. More details soon.
Indigo Deli, Kurla – New neighbourhood, new deli. The Indigo Deli chain expands to Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla along with the new Winter Specials menu that feels like a warm hug on a plate. Call 022 33951687 for reservations.
Pergula, Colaba – Colaba’s about to get busier with Pergula opening shop next week. With delectable sushis and baos on the menu, you may just find your permanent post-work haunt here. What takes the cake at this place are the infused cocktails. They may have millennial names but you’ll get drunk like it’s 1979. More details soon.
The Quarter, Colaba – The Quarter, the city’s newest cultural venue at the Royal Opera theatre has a live music club, an al fresco restaurant, a cocktail bar and all-day cafe. The more the merrier. More details here.
Tasse De The, Fort – All tea drinkers can rejoice: there’s another tea salon addition to the city that goes by Tasse De The. TDT has an array of over 300 types of the beverage and many selections of European food to go with them. And if you like the teas alot, you can even stock up some for your home at the retail counter at the salon. More details here.
The Little Easy, Bandra – The Little Easy is a bar that makes cocktails influenced by the cocktail menu one would have found in the Prohibition Era. Have fun drinking what was perhaps illegal back in the day. More details here.
Toit, Lower Parel – As we all wait with bated breath, Toit is finally opening its doors to Mumbai in November. The Bengaluru based brewery replaced the notorious BlueFROG which saw a tearful but a happy ending last August. More details here.
Flyp@MTV Cafe, Lower Parel – Flyp is a half co-working space and half restaurant between which you can choose whatever you want it to be. The menu is spearheaded by celebrity chef Ranveer Brar so you’ll know only to expect the best here. More details here.
Madras Diaries, Bandra – Authentic South Indian snacks are hard to come by. Not anymore, with Madras Diaries taking up a spot in the bylanes of Bandra. Everything from the dishes to even the chutney will remind you of your grandmother’s hug that you felt in her cooking. More details here.
Curry Tales, Khar – Curry Tales opens in Khar as the neighbourhood’s designated regional outpost where it will serve dishes from Kerala and Maharashtra. More details here.
The Clearing House, Fort – Not as much of an opening as a new menu launch, The Clearing House would be the perfect joint to take your girl out for a loved-up dinner date. More details here.
The Runway Project by PizzaExpress – After The Bandra Project –a hyperlocal restaurant by PizzaExpress–marked its spot in the western suburbs, Lower Parel gets its own called The Runway Project at High Street Phoenix, which will apparently feature an actual runway inside the restaurant. Call 084339 10050 for reservations.
La Folie Du Chocolat, Fort – Chocolate gets even more limitless with La Folie Du Chocolat setting up shop at Fort, Kalaghoda. With more varietals to the global dessert favourite, the sugar high is inevitably coming your way. Call +91 9699993350 for more details.
Taftoon Bar & Kitchen – BKC gets an exclusively North Indian outpost that has dishes from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Jharkhand and Bengal. Call 022 65656100 for reservations.