Townies of Mumbai, listen up! There’s a new kid in the block in Fort precinct and is all set to bring us new flavours, great ambience and a whole lot of fun. Sharing the same vicinity as Yazdani Bakery and Mahesh Lunch Home, let’s see what the newbie, Fort 001 has in store for us.
Fort 001 exudes the charm of a young and classic European café with its brightly lit interiors and a wall that reminds us of an old Victorian bungalow. The owners Harsh and Vidhi Parekh have surely put immense effort into every little detail and it comes across through the vibe of the restaurant. The large windows with the street view, the new age music and the chatter of the hungry young crowd of Fort made it a perfect afternoon.
We began with the appetizers at Fort 001. The menu had some of the classics dear to Mumbai in the form of fusion dishes like Usal Fondue which was served to us a fondue bowl along with crispy pav to dip into the simmering and spicy Usal. They also have been innovative in taking a roadside delicacy, a quintessential chaat and adding a crisp spinach leaf instead of the deep fried puri and using sweet potato. Healthy chaat anyone?
The Chatka Mary was a spicy mocktail with flavours of Guava and Tobasco, perfect for those love a little kick in their beverages (without the alcohol of course). The cheese-filled Zatar Naan with a hummus dip was yet another innovative nibbler that wows you with the delicate flavours.
If you absolutely love the spicy kick of the street-side Chinese then do try their Chinese Burger alongside an Oreo Cookie Milkshake. Perfect for the evening meal. Their Green Thai Curry with steamed rice also makes for a great meal. The amalgamation of classic Thai herbs and the rich coconut gravy brings out aromatic flavours in the dish and it’s great for an office lunch.
Love chocolates? Here’s a bowl full of Chocolate Bath just for you. Chocolate brownie, chocolate chips, chocolate ganache topped with a scoop of chocolate ice cream and whipped cream. Heavenly! Fond of warm cookies and wish there was a huge cookie just for you? Then consider ordering their Cookie Monster! Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup, we assure you, you’ll need company to finish this monster.
The fun begins now with the peppy, modern music pulling young crowd towards the restaurant. Bring some friends and play amazing board games like Jenga, Pictionary, Chess, Checkers, and of course the classics like Ludo and Snakes & Ladders. So play, eat and groove to the music at Fort 001.
Location: Janmabhoomi Marg, Fort, Mumbai
Timing: 12 Noon to 1:30 AM