Brunch is arguably the most luxurious meal of the week. Better than breakfast (as it allows you to laze on your bed for longer) it is more leisurely than lunch. Whether you're after bottomless sangrias or great grills with sunny-side-up views of the city, here's where to find the best brunch in Mumbai.
JW Marriott, Sahar
Keep yourself hungry for this humungous brunch which is among the best in town. Savor Oriental, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Arabian and Indian classics. The seafood counter with luscious oysters, crabs and prawns is worth spending a few minutes at. Don’t miss the decadent desserts, which will take a couple of hours to do justice to. The mood is very carnival like. Yes it’s going to be crowded and noisy but that’s the fun of a Sunday brunch.
Price: Rs 2900 +TAX (with soft drinks), Rs. 4000 + tax (with alcohol)
Where: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar , IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Mumbai. Tel: 022 2853 8888
Go back to the basics with brunch from a gas free kitchen. The kitchen at Arth uses charcoal powered sigris, brass tandoor, grinding stones, wood and a sand pit to churn out dishes from the four corners of India. Start with the morel mushrooms stuffed with cheese and then proceed to the Gutti aloo (chick pea sized potatoes) and khamiri roti. The Burra kebabs should be your next stop followed by the raan biryani. The desserts will take your breath away.
Price: Rs 1900 (only food)
Where: 604, Pinnacle House, PD Hinduja Marg, 15th Road, Off Linking Road, Bandra West. 5 mins drive from Bandra station. Tel: +91 9594060038
Asia Kitchen and Bar
Who doesn’t love Asian food? And when there is a great brunch deal at Asia Kitchen and Bar on the weekends for just Rs 995 all inclusive, you will love it even more! Make your way through to this Asian food heaven and indulge in some delicious crispy Asparagus Tempura, prawn tempura, cream cheese sushi or their famous California roll. If sushi is not your calling, pick from their wide range of baos. Gorge on the yummy Cottage Cheese and Sundried Tomoto Bao or the juicy Pork Belly Bao. The Chilli Chicken Bao is a must try as well as the Temou Aubergine Bao. If you aren’t already full with this, order the famous Edamame or Chicken Dimsum and wash those down with a glass of chilled beer or your choice of IMFL liquor (unlimited).
Price: Rs 995 for unlimited food and alcohol
Where: Asia Kitchen & Bar, Sakinaka Junction, Andheri Kurla Road, Sakinaka, Mumbai. Tel: 022 30151694
Oliver Bar & Kitchen
If you love European and Mediterranean fare, then you can’t afford to miss the Lazy Sunday Brunch at the Oliver Bar & Kitchen. The sunlit courtyard is the best place to indulge in some lip-smacking pizzas, pasta and grills. This is the place where the city’s happy people congregate to dine well, to dip into an outstanding cellar and to linger over laughter and conversation. No one will hurry you from your table. Do check out the table next to you – you might be dining with a Bollywood star!
Price: Rs 3250 (with alcohol), Rs 2500 (without alcohol)
Where: Nest to Tourist Hotel, 14, Nargis Dutt Rd, Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai +91 22 4340 8229
The Little Door
How about some fun with a great brunch? Try the karaoke brunch on Sundays at the Little Door. Once inside, the textured white walls the subtle use of colour and light will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a beach side Mediterranean hideaway. Their spread includes Greek, Italian and Spanish cuisines among others. There is unlimited beer and sangria if you want to make it a Sunday to remember!
Price: Rs 1297
Where: Citi Mall, Plot No. B31, Ground Floor Shree Siddhivanayak Plaza, Off New Link Road, Opp, Andheri West, Mumbai. Tel: 098999 28776
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