This festive season has been all about new beginnings, especially for the restaurant scene in the city.
A number of new openings – some fancy, others more traditional – have kept Instagram feeds busy and foodies hungry for reservations.
Wondering where you should be eating in Mumbai right now? You’ve arrived at the right place.
Scroll away to find a list of places that we think you should be dining at, this November.
Wine Villa, Juhu
This swanky new eatery at Juhu is India’s first wine-on-tap restaurant which offers over 27 varieties of wine. Sourced all the way from Tuscany to Nashik, they’re are available in a ‘Wine ATM’ that on the swipe of a card, helps you sip on 15ml, 75ml or the usual 150ml serving. Feeling spoilt for choice? Ask the resident sommelier to help you choose the best. Pair these classy wines with the menu curated by Masterchef winner Diana Chan and make it a meal to remember!
LiveInStyle Loves: The Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with hung curd, cream cheese and coriander.
Uno Mas – Tapas Bar Kitchen, BKC
The latest entrant in BKC’s massive food scene, Uno Mas celebrates the magic of Spanish food. With its European vintage vibe, it serves a wide range of small sharing plates known as tapas with a selection of delicious tipples. Don’t miss out on the saffron rice or paella menu, though. Order some and eat it with a wooden spoon straight out of the pan it’s been cooked in, just like the Spaniards do!
LiveInStyle Loves: The Paella De Marisco or Seafood Paella cooked in an aromatic broth using fresh seafood.
Bar Bank, Juhu
Anything that the trusty Bar Stock Exchange does is immediately mobbed, and this new ‘food truck’ themed concept is no exception. Much like a version of Flea Bazaar Café for the suburbs, it’s packed with 10 amazing food trucks serving a wide variety of cuisines. If unwinding under a star-lit sky amidst some sea breeze, with a drink in hand is your idea of Friday night – this is the place for you.
LiveInStyle Loves: The Garlic Scrambled Eggs from Ministry Of Eggs and The Mac & Cheese Burger from Indigo Burger Project.
After two successful outposts in Mahim and Andheri, Thangabali's latest Bandra outlet serves to please. Located at Carter Road, it houses artefacts that are more than 250 years old along with serving traditional Southern fare. An enchanting aroma of coconut wafts through the environment giving it a homely, earthy vibe. With top-notch service and lip-smacking food, Thangabali scores 10/10 on our charts.
LiveInStyle Loves: The Bommidayili Pulusu; a spicy Telugu fish curry.
Izumi, a tiny Japanese eatery at Bandra is a conversation starter. The menu has everything from ramen to sashimi to kozrara which are small plates and it’s perfect for a casual lunch or dinner. It’s compact and in true izakaya format, it has mix of bite size portions to share and larger bowls to get your ramen fix. With just 15 seats, owing to its popularity, expect to wait for a while till you get a table. But, we assure you, the wait will be worth it!
LiveInStyle Loves: The Black Sesame Ice Cream which is homemade, creamy, with a distinct peanut flavour.