The Coolest New Cafés, Bars, and Restaurants in Mumbai

Posted at May 2nd, 2016 | by Shivani Goel | in

Metropolitan cities are growing organisms and new restaurants and bars are popping up all over. Mumbai is no exception to the rule, especially since it has such a safe and stellar nightlife. If you love in Mumbai or are planning to take a trip there soon, then here are some amazing new restaurants and bars that you must try out!

Bombay Vintage

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Bombay Vintage is Suresh Bhandary‘s venture and it’s opened up in Colaba. It’s a great place to experiment with food, and the fusion cuisine is definitely worth a shot. Delicacies like Thai Chicken Biryani which is served in a pressure cooker are the reason we love trying out new places. Fittingly with it’s name, the decor is done with old photographs and memorabilia and invokes nostalgia.

Location: Opposite Regal Cinema, Indian Mercantile Mansion, Regal Circle, Madame Cama Road, Colaba, Mumbai

 

Mockingbird Café & Bar

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The Mockingbird Café & Bar has book lined walls which is great way to filter the crowd and keep it slightly intellectual. It’s warmly lit and roomy, and the music is kept down to a volume where you can easily converse with your companions. Choice of music also deviates from the trending electronica and you’ll hear strains of Michael Jackson, Lorde, and Maroon 5 playing. The food for offer is a mix of European, Indian, and Thai, as well as stone baked pizzas and an impressive breakfast. They have an extensive bar and cocktail menu as well, and it’s definitely a place that you should try out!

Location: Pareekh Mahal, 80 Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

 

NRI

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NRI – Not Really Indian, is an amazing new and unique place and the otherwise stable Bandra Kurla Complex. It’s a great place for a business lunch and the food attempts to celebrate Indian food which was transformed by NRIs who took it abroad. There are exotic dishes like Bunny Chow and Caribbean Goat Curry, paired with equally unique cocktails like the Curry Leaf Martini, all of which makes for a fabulous meal.

Location: Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

 

Lima

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Lima has been launched right next to NRI at the Bandra Kurla Complex. It’s perfect for after work drinks and have an uncluttered and roomy feel to it. The decor and menu, noth are very clean cut and to-the-point. Twice Michelin Starred chef Atul Kochhar was very clear that at one point the menu will only have 10 tapas dishes.

Location: Maker Maxity, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

 

One Street Over

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Located in the queen of suburbs, One Street Over is a great place to hang out with your friends at. You’ll have to head there before 8pm if you’re hoping to score a table as the crowd pours in later at night and the vibe is super groovy. The food is a hit with Chef Kelvin Cheung from Ellipsis at the helm.

Location: Ground Floor, 35th Street, Off of Linking Road, Khar West, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

 

Masala Bar

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Zorawar Kalra‘s latest foray into resto-bars after the ground breaking success of Farzi Cafe is Masala Bar in Bandra. The windows look out to an insane view of the sea and the menu is to die for. It’s the world’s first candle-lit culinary concept and it’s open post sunset every night. The cocktails are attention worthy and this place should definitely be on your must-visit list!

Location: Level 1, Gagangiri Apartments, Carter Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai

 

Fable

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Located in Juhu, Fable has white picket fences and an Alice in Wonderland feel going for it. It’s ideal to grab a cup of coffee or even breakfast as they have amazing options like the Egg Decker dish. They’re open all day and have a wide range in their menu for all your meals.

Location: Shop 3, Ashiyana Apartment, N.S Road 13, Juhu, Mumbai

 

Capital Social

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The Capitol building just got a new gastronomic addition. This is Riyaaz Amlani’s 5th Social branch in Mumbai and the 10th in India, within just 2 years. Keeping the essence of all social outlets, this branch also explores design inspired by the Cold War. The food menu is pretty much standard but there are new alcoholic offerings. Communist inspired drinks like laal salaam, and kurry konfidential have been added to the beloved newspaper menu.

 

Location: Ground Floor, Unit. No. 3, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Behind ICICI, Bharat Nagar, Semsons Rd, Bandra East, Mumbai

 

Dishkiyaoon

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A delightfully unpretentious space, Dishkiyaoon is an all-day diner and bar which is located in Bandra. It has a warm and easygoing ambience with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and funky decor features like a Doctor Who-esque telephone booth, a bathtub, a wooden rocking horse, swings, and a convenient device-charging trolley. There is a lot of comfort food with international twists and exotic cocktails for a well rounded meal.

 

 

Tuning Fork

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The concept of Tuning Fork is a simple collaboration between music and food. They pay a lot of attention to their food and even grow some herbs in house. The great musical atmosphere coupled with the foodgasm you’ll have makes for a perfect evening. A lot of good vibes and great people have come together to collaborate on this idea.

Location: 1st Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, 3rd Road, Near KharRailway Station, Khar, Mumbai

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