Style is not just clothes or attitude, it translates to art, architecture, lifestyle and even food .Food is now synonymous with style, and chefs are trying to outdo each other with ‘fancy’ plating and cooking techniques. Stylish restaurant decor is not far behind, actually its already here. Restaurants are pushing the envelope and trying to set trends with the way they are designed. Everything is chosen to help create an ultimate dining experience. All over the world restaurants are quirky, stylish and most of all fashionable. India, never far behind - the city of Mumbai already has some stylish front runners.
First up the exclusively stunning roof top bar at the Four Seasons Hotel – Aer. One of the highest rooftop bars in the city, Aer offers a stunning panorama of the city. Aptly named - once you’re up there you literally feel you’re in the air. It has an avant garde minimalistic design. With its sleek white furniture this sexy lounge is buzzing almost every day of the week. It’s safe to say there isn't anything like Aer in the city yet, so it enjoys its elevated exclusiveness.
Veda, Lower Parel – Dining at Veda doesn't feel like dining at your average restaurant. The decor is boudoir, as bold and flamboyant as its designer Rohit Bal. With mirrored walls, black magenta and gold colour scheme, this restaurant has a distinct sexy feel, and at the same time has elements that remind you of Ancient India. As far as Indian restaurants go this sort of decor is strikingly different and seems to be a favourite spot for celebrity parties and post fashion show soirees.
Zaffran Malad West – Unlike the decor in their flagship restaurant at Crawford market, dining at this Zaffran is like dining at an old opulent Mughal palace. High archways, ornate lamps and dimly lit chandeliers, rich fabrics and almost a pond like water body make this an unusual setting, but probably fitting to the rich food. For a restaurant located in a mall and dealing with space constraints they've done a great job with the decor to make you feel as royal as possible. The newly opened Zaffran branch in Lower parel is following in this outlet's footsteps and diners seem to be attracted to their ‘sleek mughal’ like decor as well.
Blue Frog, Lower Parel – What used to be an old dilapidated mill has been converted into the hottest spot in the city for live music gigs. Designed acoustically to provide superior sound quality, this space age looking club has a funky vibe and hosts some of the hottest people. The low seated tables or rounded booths are called ‘pods’ and are back lit so the colour changes with the music
Arola, JW Marriot – The city’s only gin bar is one of the sexiest restaurants in town. Launched by 2 Michelin starred Chef Sergi Arola, this restaurant exudes style. The predominantly black decor has a sleek look and outside seating allows you to over look the Arabian Sea. With its elegant bar, impressive menu and stylish decor, Arola seems to be a hit with many diners. It's getting Mumbai shaken, not stirred!
By - Roxanne Bamboat
Roxanne is a pint sized girl who enjoys reading, movies, travel and is obsessed with food. She expresses her love for all things edible in her food blog - www.thetinytaster.com A freelancer in her profession, she is able to spend most of her time sampling the city's food offerings and reviews them as well as shares a few of her favourite recipes. More often known as The Tiny Taster, she's decided to take the world by storm - one plate a a time !
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