The Ultimate Guide To The Best Restaurants In Fort, South Mumbai

Last week, we told you all about the best places to eat in Colaba, Mumbai; a heritage destination that is also frequented by bargain hunters and shopaholics. If you walk a few steps North, you’ll arrive at Fort, a locale that is home to dozens of offices as well as a variety of heritage buildings. Fort has a massive collection of restaurants; here are the ones you must visit!

Vegetarian

Fort has a large collection of eateries that cater to all those wearing veggie hats. For Indian or Italian fare, Spices & Flavours is a great option; read about what you can order there here. Oye Kake, which serves North Indian eats, is another good option if you’re after Indian flavours. Yet another pure veg Indian destination is Chetana which serves amazing Rajasthani and Gujrati thalis.

Chetana

The Nutcracker, in Kala Ghoda is a pretty all vegetarian cafe that serves great European breakfasts. For  vegetarian Oriental fare, Burma Burma is our pick.

Bruma

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Non-Vegetarian

If your meal must include meat, stop at Ayub’s for its delicious kebabs and then head on over to the famous Mahesh Lunch Home for its seafood. Apoorva is also known for its seafood as is Trishna, a fine dining tourist favourite that serves a mean butter crab.

Trishna

We also love Mamagoto, for its Oriental non-vegetarian dishes and Jimmy Boy for authentic Parsi dishes; try the chicken farcha or the mutton berry pulao.

Jimmy

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Cafes

Of course, everyone knows of the flagship Starbucks at Horniman’s Circle which is a great place for coffee in Fort. However, The Pantry over at Kala Ghoda is a good option if you’re looking for healthy eats – they have an all vegan menu – as is the famous Kala Ghoda Cafe at which the carrot cake is a must try. 

Kala

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Budget Friendly

Strapped for cash? Head to Taste of Kerala, near Citibank for a full blown authentic Malyali meal for under Rs.500. Ideal Corner, which serves authentic Parsi fare is also fairly cheap as is Cafe Military  that is also known for its Parsi eats. Ayub’s, which we’ve already mentioned is another budget friendly option.

Ayub

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Fine Dining

If you’re at the other end of the spectrum and are looking to indulge in some fine dining, try Khyber, which serves Mughalai classics. We also love Serafina for its decadent pizzas and Italian fare.

Serafina

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Bars

After a long day’s work, the corporate crowd that works at the multitude of banks in Fort sometimes wants to let their hair down nearby. The most popular destination for post-work drinking is undoubtedly Irish House that offers beer, television screens and an upbeat vibe.

IrishHouse

The Local is popular among the younger clubbing crowd while 145 is a newly opened drinks cafe whose drinks have received rave reviews. We recently visited the newly opened The Bar Terminal, above Spices &Flavours and were blown away by the drinks; read about it here!

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Just Desserts

After you’re done feasting and drinking, it’s likely that your sweet tooth will begin demanding attention. Luckily, Fort is the home of one of Mumbai’s premier dessert destinations; La Folie Patisserie.

LaFOlie

This small parlour serves amazingly decadent macarons and chocolate treats. Theobroma, famous for its brownies, cheesecakes and banoffee pies has just opened an outlet at Fort, much to our delight. You must also try the mawa cakes at the legendary Yazdani Bakery & Restaurant, an authentic Irani cafe.

Mawa

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And there you have it, folks! Next time you’re in South Mumbai make a beeline to Fort to try these outstanding eateries; what’s your first stop?