Out And About: Spend Your Week Indulging In Indian Classics, Rum Cocktails And Japanese Desserts

After a long week in the office, nothing beats the feeling of going out and exploring new places to eat. Mumbai, Delhi, Goa and other cities are bustling with new joints to eat, fresh menus to try and drinks to gossip over. If you have not picked a place already, here’s a curated list to help you out. 

If You Are In Mumbai

An All-Day Brunch Menu? Yes Please 

This Bandra eatery has been around for a whole year and they are celebrating this milestone with a special anniversary menu. Plus, they have an exquisite garden levitating from the ceiling and a private dining area that tick all the boxes and are likely to set your Instagram ablaze.

Where: G 4, Plot 70, Ground Floor, Capital Building, Block G, MMRDA BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex
When: Entire Month, All Day
Contact: +917710805999
Cost: ₹ 1,800 for two people

Indulge In A Vegan Meal

Comforting offerings that are nutritious and delicious in equal measure form the bedrock of the new menu at this vegan cafe. Don’t miss their truffle cheese chilli toast, green Thai curry bowl, harvest sandwich in sourdough, and truffle edamame fried rice. Need we say more?

Where: 30B, Vora House, Palimala Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West
Timings: 12 Noon – 10:30pm
Contact: +919653336089
Cost: ₹800 for two people

Keep It Sweet 

Rachelle Andrade (previously Mag Street Kitchen and Qualia) is all set to introduce you to the world of “no-bullsh*t baking” with Mumbai’s latest dessert drop TwentySeven Bakehouse, which is dishing out confections like their flaky bakehouse tapenade & cream cheese twists, Goan chorizo, lemon tart, carrot cake and more. 

Where: Unit 27, Shree Laxmi Woollen Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi
Timings: 10am -6pm
Contact: +919372515271
Cost: ₹400 for two people 

If You Are In Pune

Get Your Desi On

The Westin Pune recently launched Aafreen – Inspired Indian, a modern Indian restaurant that serves classics like chole, biryani, kebabs, butter chicken and chaat in a reimagined way. Don’t forget to end your meal on a sweet note with their malai roll, which comes with a side of theatrics. 

Where: 36/3-B, Mundhwa Rd, Koregaon Park Annexe, Ghorpadi
Contact: 020 6721 0000

Enjoy Butter Chicken With A Twist

Helmed by chef Amninder Sandhu (previously Arth, Iktara), Nora in Pune comes with a bunch of options. Think salads, flatbreads, small plates, grazing platters and grills. But what we have our eyes on — given Sandhu’s vast repertoire in regional Indian food — is the creamy butter chicken on the menu that comes with a twist, where it is packed inside a pillowy kulcha and served with vinegared onions, greens and a tangy curd dip. 

Where: Sakar 10 Building, 1st Floor, FP 152, TPS 1, Sassoon Road, Near Fab India, Dhole Patil Road
Timings: 12 Noon – 11:15pm
Contact: +919665550084
Cost: ₹1,300 for two people

If You Are In Goa

Get Your Fill Of Asian Food 

Goa has a new Asian hot spot, TKYO. Situated in Anjuna, the restaurant and bar takes you on a trip through Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and China with dishes ranging from miso soups, ramen, wok-fried noodles, hot pots and tempura fried asparagus. 

Where: House no. 1259 , Survey no. 509 Sub division 1 Gaum, Gumal Vaddo, Anjuna
Timings: 12 Noon – 12 Midnight
Contact: +919028356668
Cost: ₹1,000 for two people

Indulge In A Dinner Curated By Masterchef Winner

Want to experience a meal cooked by a Masterchef Australia winner? Now you can. Chef Sashi Cheliah is flying down to Goa to curate an intimate dining experience at W Goa’s Spice Traders. The six-course degustation menu will include the chef’s signature dishes such as sambal salmon croquettes, gaja fried chicken, and smoked cauliflower along with wine pairings. 

Where: W Goa, 515, Vagator Beach Rd, Vagator
Contact: +91 832 671 8888

Get Tipsy On Rum Cocktails

It’s time to move on from gin and make some room for rum cocktails. Goa’s Thyme and Ash has introduced a new set of rum-based drinks. For example, mogra is made with Maka Zai’s Gold Rum, triphala, pineapple crush, sesame oil, and mogra essence. This drink is spicy but at the same time, light and refreshing and is best paired with the restaurant’s special woodfired quattro formaggi. Drop by for a fun night with your gang.

Where: Survey No 204/1 Sub Division 1, Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna
Timings: 6pm – 12 Midnight
Contact: +91 86176 35875
Cost: ₹3,000 for two people

If You Are In Delhi

Get Into The Festive Mood 

Andaz Delhi has introduced a festive menu on the occasion of Navratri. Consisting of a special Navratri Thali as well as an ala carte feast, the offerings are prepared using Indian-origin, satvik ingredients and have an array of traditional fasting recipes. The thali comprises 10 food choices, including kuttu ki papdi & burrata chat with crispy quinoa, shahi paneer, aloo ki subji, samak chawal, anar raita, kuttu ki poori, sabudana papad and quinoa gulab ki kheer.

Where: Gate No. 1, Asset No.1, Hospitality District Delhi, Aerocity
Contact: 011 4903 1234 

Take A Trip To Japan

Are you obsessed with Ghibli Studio’s desserts? You can have them IRL in India. Harajuku Tokyo Café offers Japanese fluffy pancakes, Mt Fuji tiramisu, boba teas, cotton cheesecake and more. Apart from sweet offerings, they also offer cult favourites such as sushi and ramen in a variety of options. 

Where: Select City Walk Mall, Saket District Centre 1st Floor, above Zara, opp. Gap
Timings: 10am – 11:30pm 
Contact: +919560709104
Cost: ₹800 for two people

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