Calling all food connoisseurs! We’ve curated the perfect list of restaurants for you
Go on a gastronomic journey this weekend and binge on a variety of cuisines at some of the best outposts in Mumbai. 1.) Mannrangi
Personifying the world eclectic with a mélange of features like colours, antiques, food and so much more Mannrangi is the true essence of Contemporary India. Located in Malad, this restaurant not only serves authentic flavours from across the country but also glorifies Indian art and architecture. Designed by Saniya Kantawala, the focal point of the design was to create a space that celebrates Indian cuisine and foster a feeling of homeliness. Featuring a bouquet of colours, rich furniture and vintage lighting Mannrangi highlights the true spirit of Indian diversity. 2.) Foo Town
Be on the lookout, because Churchgate just got Foo-ed! Inheriting their forefathers’ culinary versatility, Ryan and Keenan Tham, once again return not only to restore Kamling’s grandeur but instead ‘evolve and expand’ its wings towards Asian Tapas dining with Foo Town. Nestled amidst the bustle of Churchgate, Foo Town is established right where Kamling used to be. This spacious eatery welcomes guests with a light caress of green foliage. With an expansion on the menu with 20 new dishes including the Kamling classics, the Tham family gives us a plethora of lip-smacking Asian cuisine and an aura of warmth and hospitality. 3.) 145 Andheri
Sited in Andheri, Sumessh Menon Associates have upheld the tradition of the 145 chains with a blend of style and vibrancy. The 5000 sq. ft. restaurant is spatially apportioned into a high spirited bar space, a dining area and a separate pool area. Upon entering the lobby, the colourfully pixelated artwork impresses you with its liveliness. The 60 feet long three-sided bar that sits in the centre features a range of quirky seating options. The outlet hosts sculptural artwork depicting human forms and a striking show window that highlights four colourful kinetic mannequins seated on a tandem cycle and two unicycles, adding an unusually artistic twist to the design principle. With custom-made human-shaped lights that adorn the space and other eclectic features, 145 Andheri should definitely be on your weekend binge list.
4.) The Butler and The Bayleaf
Fusing the royal pageantry of the British Raj with the caress of a modern bistro, Kishore DF’s newest venture—The Butler and The Bayleaf— celebrates Indian culture with a contemporary touch. Located right above the acclaimed Alfredo’s, this diner took cues from North India, with a 100% authentic North Indian cuisine. “No fusion for us, no shortcuts. We just cleverly repurposed for the modern bistro chic audience,” emphasises Kishore. Chef Rajan Mehra curated a mouth-watering menu ranging from a shrimp and mango salad to small plates of Kurkuri Bhindi and Chicken Noorani. Get ready to teleport to another culinary realm with their authentic Chole Bhature, Butler Butter Chicken and who can forget?—Chicken Dum Biryani. 5.) Meishi
The Park Hotels brings its legendary design vocabulary to the city of dreams with the launch of its newest hotel. Situated right in the heart of Mumbai’s fine-dine destination—Meishi, an Asian outpost in Juhu serves you contemporary delicacies and an unforgettable dining experience. The interiors of Meishi uses a Zen-like palette featuring greys and charcoal tones punctuated by gold and burnt orange shades. The cuisine boasts of Japanese, Thai, Chinese and a variety of other Asian ingredients. Crafted for events, celebrations and formal meetings the space hosts a private dining area enclosed in golf chain curtains. Don’t miss out on the artisanal cocktails including Sesame Sour – a unique concoction of whisky, black sesame syrup, ginger and egg white, The Bootleg– a mixture of gin, dill leaves, cucumber and watermelon, Miso Rum Passion made with—a blend of miso rum and bitters, and Purple Haze – a concoction of salted butter vodka, vanilla, yogurt, blueberry and coconut foam, among others. 6.) Poco Loco and Tapas Bar
Mumbai’s culinary scene gets a new addition with a Spanish and Mexican Tapas and Bar—Poco Loco Tapas & Bar. This tavern is all set to serve an experimental cuisine inspired by Latin American flavours with a touch of molecular concoctions whipped up by Dr Loco. Poco Loco Tapas & Bar is as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate. A chemistry themed environment brews behind closed doors. Retreat inside to a wall mural that showcases the bar’s selection of experimental cocktails disguised as the periodic table of elements. The spacious 85-seater contemporary tapas and bar features Spanish influence through Majolica floor tiles and quaint lights Reminiscent of school chemistry classes, the space with its vision of an urban-modern tapas bar will definitely leave you marvelling.