Dining at a sea-facing restaurant is something that every food lover must experience if given the chance. Going for a dinner with a loved one as the two of you gaze into the distant horizon is a memory just waiting to happen. Maybe just go alone to spend some time with your thoughts. For Mumbaikars, South Mumbai has a few iconic sea-facing restaurants that have built a solid reputation of providing patrons with excellent food and service to complement the unique ambiance these restaurants offer. Here?s a quick list of some of the best sea-facing restaurants in South Mumbai.
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Image Source: tripadvisor.comIn terms of size, Souk may have a tough time competing with the likes of other similar niche restaurants in Colaba. However, few can match the majestic view that it offers, with the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea on side and the vintage Fort Area and BSE building on the other. The décor is classy to the final touch, exemplified by the elegant chairs and petite tables. They offer a variety of cuisines including Mediterranean and Lebanese, and each dish is prepared with care and perfection, as to be expected from a restaurant of this standard. Try their Hummus Beiruty and Samak Meshwi, which are all served with a helping of class and panache. The bar features a bevy of high-class vintages sure to sate the whims of any wine lover, and the bar menu has every premium liquor brand available, including Antiquity Whisky.
Image Source: whiteindianhousewife.comBayview is located in the Marine Drive at Mumbai?s affluent Churchgate area and is a haven for fans of fine dining in the area. While the food, drink, and service are of a very high standard, the obvious reason to visit Bayview is obviously the unique sea-facing view it offers. Befitting a restaurant of its class, Bayview?s décor is slathered in a plethora of subtle and cool colours, making for a very calming ambiance. The stylish black chairs and tables are perfect for both a quick dinner with friends or small corporate lunches. First time visitors must surely opt for their buffet, which offers corrisonts, a cheese platter, some classic puri bhaaji and thepla shak, as well as poha, idli chutney, and live counters of dosa and omelet for a wholesome breakfast. Come for the view of Marine Drive, but stay for the food and service.