We’re nearing the end of the year and looking back, we’re sure you’ve had some amazing culinary adventures. So we’re back with another round of Out And About to help keep you going. Fortunately, the food scene in cities like Mumbai, Goa, Delhi and Bangalore is always thriving with the launch of new restaurants and exciting menus. Here’s a curated list of places worth bookmarking for the week ahead.
If you are in Mumbai
Immerse yourself in the flavors of the coast
Hakkasan’s specially curated limited-edition seafood menu is a must-try. Their team of chefs have put a modern twist on classic Cantonese cuisine with a menu that includes innovative dishes like lobster rolls in black pepper sauce, lotus root and prawn rolls, signature Hakkasan scallops shui mai, golden fried soft shell crab, crispy halibut with roasted almonds and more.
Where: Waterfield Road, West Bandra
Schedule : 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 7:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. (until December 31, 2022)
Cost: ₹2,600 for two people
Get the Eastern Mediterranean experience
Chef Shahbaz Shaikh has prepared a brand new menu for Loci & Toot. The menu features a healthy mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Vegans and people who like gluten-free foods will certainly not be disappointed. Treat yourself to a range of news dishes from Europe and the Mediterranean Orient such as Moroccan flatbread, spiced corn on the cob, quinoa and chickpeas falafeI, Hummus platter and chicken paillard among other delicious options.
Where: 14th Road, Khar West
Schedule: 11h00 – 00h00
Call: +91 9004147787
Cost: ₹1,700 for two people
Experiment with Bengali food
Nestled in BKC and now also in Powai, Taftoon is loved by people for its varied regional menu. They have launched a Bengali Food Festival and have very limited places for the same. Expect delights like daab chingri (shrimp cooked with onion paste, ghee and coconut meat), Maccher Kaliya (fish cooked in a spicy curry), dom potoler dolma (stuffed pointed gourd and potatoes), and bhapa maach (fish wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed) on the menu.
Where: Naman Center, Bandra Kurla Complex
Schedule: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Cost: ₹2,500 for two people
Work in a comfortable coworking space
Conceptualized as a complete wellness space, The Moon Village is a great place to eat healthy food and also houses a relaxing yoga studio and a comfortable coworking space. And while you are busy attending a meeting and making calls in a very comfortable corner, order a portion of red rice poha, ragi idli with sambhar, or tofu akuri and Eggs Florentine with Coconut Hollandaise Sauce. A must, however, is the Chettinad kathal and makki tacos and the podi idli Panzanella.
Where: 19th Road, Anand Vihar Chs Ltd, Khar West
Schedule: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cost: ₹1,100 for two people
Dip into the crab biryani
In addition to its already exciting seafood menu, Ministry Of Crab invites people to try its new crab biryani. Hosted by chef Dharshan Munidasa, the biryani arrives in a clay pot. Premium Basmati rice is cooked with mud crabs in an aromatic blend of conventional Sri Lankan spices, and the delicious smell fills the room once the lid is opened. Try the biriyani with sides like mint sambol, classic malaysian pickle and crab bisque that elevate the experience to another level.
Where: 4th Road, Chitrakar Dhurandar Marg, Khar West
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: ₹3,000 for two people
Plan a brunch with your friends
Fatty Bao can be your choice for a brunch with your friends. Wao Bao brunch at Fatty Bao, (Bandra and Andheri) includes options like dim sum, sushi, wow, and a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian main course options. It gets better with their selection of Asian-inspired cocktails, sangria, wines, and chilled beers that they offer with the food. Try the Shrimp Tempura Sushi, Wild Mushroom and Truffle Oil Dim Sum, and Grilled Chicken Sambal Bao with a side of signature cocktails like Yoko Oh No, The Fatty Sour, Wasabi Drop, Wow Ming, Popcorn Sour, and more.
Where: 14 & 33, Linking Road, Bandra West / Morya Classic, Off New Link Road, Andheri
Schedule: Every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Call: Bandra – +918928746233 | Andheri – +917738008460
Cost: ₹1499 + tax (for dining experience) / ₹3098 + tax (for unlimited food and drink offer)
If you are in Pune
Learn how to make artisan bread and cookies
Toscano in Pune is hosting a pastry master class. You can learn how to make varieties of artisan bread and hand-rolled cookies with Chef Tarun. And while you’re at the restaurant, try their signature dishes like garlic bread with sun-dried tomato pesto, norma pizza and chocolate Kahlua almond mousse tile and cream English.
Where: Amanora Mall, Hadapsar
Schedule: November 19, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Entrance fee is ₹899 + tax
Have a delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting
Starting the day on the right foot is very important, and what better way to do it than with a good breakfast? One Three Kitchen can be your next breakfast destination. Not only is the restaurant a very Instagrammable place, but the breakfast is also worth trying. So far, everyone’s favorites have been dishes like the station omelet, keema by edu, and eggs in a blanket. Add a fresh smoothie or cup of coffee from their menu with your order.
Where: Marunji Road, Wakad, Hinjawadi
Schedule: 08:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cost: ₹1,000 for two people
If you are in Goa
Spend lazy evenings at this quaint cafe
Want everything organic? Elaa Goa is a cafe and bar in Anjuna that serves earth-based dishes, coffee and cocktails. Chef Sandeep Sreedharan has concocted a unique menu made up of ingredients with unique combinations. Discover a healthy and tasty menu, sip fine cocktails and relax on the weekends.
Where: H.No. 1069, Gawaddi, Anjuna
When: 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: ₹800 for two people
Upgrade to Full Pan-Asian
This weekend, try the latest pan-Asian launch in Goa – Qi Pan Asian. Slurp on thupkas, love soft dumplings, authentic curries and a wide range of rice and noodle preparations. Make the most of your day off by feasting on this sumptuous menu.
Where: Shop No. 1, Taliegao Market Road, Panaji
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Call: +9178208 04876
Cost: ₹800 for two people
If you are in Bangalore
Taste American classics
A popular American chain of steakhouses and bars, Applebee’s is now officially established in India. Located in the Orion Mall, the restaurant serves an extensive American menu of grilled meats, steaks and juicy burgers, along with a variety of side dishes to choose from and an extensive drinks menu. Head here for a casual dinner.
Where: Orion Mall, Dr Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar
Schedule: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Cost: ₹2000 for two people
Gorge On French Paninis
Paris Paninis is the place to go if you want to delve into a range of satisfying gourmet sandwiches. From savory sandwiches to those loaded with all things sweet, you can try a few in one go and you’re set for lunch. Aside from those paninis, order a few fan favorites such as onion rings, fries, Ratatouille, and cookies.
Where: HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: ₹600 for two people
If you are in Delhi
Have an Italian feast in the homeland
Shangri-La Eros New Delhi has a new menu curated by Chef Aceti in Sorrento. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Italian experience with signature specialties. From truffled pumpkin ravioli to roast duck breast, it’s a healthy gastronomic affair not to be missed.
Where: Janpath, Place Connaught
Schedule: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Call: + 919667229199
Cost: ₹3500 for two people
Keep your glasses full
The holiday season is officially here, so we’re ready with recommendations to keep your glasses full and your souls happy. Check it out.
Ivelle: is a first-ever private label wine from Yauatcha in collaboration with Fratelli Wines, and is available to sip at their outlets in Mumbai and Kolkata.
Dewar’s Japanese Whiskey: is a new Japanese Smooth, which is a new innovation in Scotch whiskey that combines the best elements of the whiskey making traditions and cultures of Scotland and Japan in one bottle.
Cocalero Clasico: is a herbal cocktail ingredient with hints of ginger, lavender and orange peel. Add it to your favorite concoction and enjoy it at home.
June by G’vine: is a gluten-free gin with notes of wild peaches and summer fruits such as royal pear with hints of cardamom. Give it a try, especially if you avoid gluten.
Legacy: is Bacardi’s new Indian whiskey made with selected Indian grains and is currently the only premium Indian whiskey in the brand’s stable.