The year 2017 has seen many food trends from ube to matcha and while the rest of the world was playing with the trends, the foodie city Mumbai saw new, upbeat restaurant launches. While some are in the nascent stage, some have already become popular. Here are the 10 funky new restaurants that have opened up this year in Mumbai.
We’ve been at Drinkery 51 and loved every dish of theirs to bits plus their ambience is classy and spacious. The drinks are quirky with Brain Haemorrhage shot, Chanel 51 which is a cocktail being named after a popular lipstick and of course their treat to the eyes – Rumble In The Jungle. It’s one of the best watering holes to open up in BKC.
Location: 1st Floor Vibgyor Towers opposite Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra, East, Mumbai
Bringing delicious, mouth-watering Spanish tapas to Mumbai, Chef Onkar has done a marvellous job with the menu and the flavours of El Toro. It is one of the fine dining experiences you won’t want to miss and for those who like to taste a variety of flavours, this is the place for you.
Location: 7/8, lane, Opp Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, ONGC Colony, Bandra West, Mumbai
Making the Brand India Food – Khichdi the most cherished dish on their menu with seven kinds of khichdis to choose from BKC Dive is the pride of BKC. Hosting groovy gigs, experimenting with Long Island Iced Teas, the restaurant has done it all in a span of few months and nailed it.
Location: Ground floor, Pinnacle Corporate Park, Next to Trade Centre, Opposite MTNL Office, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Opening its second outlet in the city just after four months of the launch of its flagship outlet in Mumbai speaks volumes. The food, drinks and the vibe at Hitchki is quirky, fun and chic. The popular restaurant and bar is a must visit for those who love new places and different flavours.
Location: Plot No. C- 54 & 55, Unit No.002, G-Block, FIFC Building,, Bandra-Kurla Complex, BKC Road, Bandra (East), Mumbai
Slink & Bardot
Winner of the Best Bar for Cocktails Award by the India Nightlife Convention & Awards 2017, Slink & Bardot is one of the best things to happen to Mumbai in terms of food and drinks. Food is already getting popular reviews and the cocktails, well seem to be best in the country according to the INCA. Need we say more?
Location: 329/A, Thadani House, Opposite Indian Coast Guard, Worli Village, Mumbai
Taftoon Bar & Kitchen
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BKC is mushrooming with restaurants this year and the one bringing in the zaika from the North, the East and little beyond the borders or India is Taftoon Bar & Kitchen. Here you can relish the rich cuisine of India and beyond with a promise of flavours that’ll do a little dance on your taste buds.
Location: Ground Floor, Naman Centre, Unit No.2, KBC, Opposite Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai
Rikē – Terrace Bar & Grill
Andheri seems to have developed a taste for rooftops and terrace bars. Adding to the list is the newly opened Rikē – Terrace Bar & Grill. With a promise of fine dining, innovative drinks and living evenings and great music, the Rikē has opened its doors to the city.
Location: Dream Works, C18, Dalia Estate, Off Andheri Link Road, Veera Desai Road, Above Doolally Taproom, Andheri West, Mumbai
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One of the bright, vibrant and colourful restaurant to open this year in Mumbai is Hello Guppy. The place boasts of a mouth-watering Japanese menu and flavours while keeping up with the latest trends like the Ramen burger too.
Location: C-WING, C-WING, Bharat Nagar Road, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai
Carouse Contemporary Kitchen & Bar
A menu inspired by the French cuisine which changes every six months is surely a good reason for a foodie to fall in love with Carouse. Its comfortable couches, alfresco area and quirky cocktails are a great reason to visit the newbie at Lower Parel.
Location: Level 1, P-2 building, Raghuvanshi mills Estate,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West, Mumbai
The traditional and authentic flavours of South India can be found in this amazing new restaurants at Bandra – Madras Diaries. It’s time to move over the Anna’s selling idlis and vadas in the mornings and taste the real flavours from the South with the refreshing slurpy sips of the filter kaapi.
Location: Shop No. 7, Ground Floor, Muzaffar Manor, 28th Road, Bandra West, Mumbai