No two words capture the essence of Mumbai better than Maximum City. From the old-world charms of its downtown SoBo (South Bombay) to the spanking new glass-and-chrome suburban facades, the city has a lot going on to keep you occupied. Whether you’re here for a weekend break or a longer sojourn, here’s what’s new and trendy in Mumbai.
Mumbai’s eclectic dining scene has been burgeoning over the past few years and has positively hit turbospeed in 2017. The city’s first Brazilian restaurant, Boteco in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) opened doors recently with potent caipirinhas, delectable coxinhas (chicken stuffed in dough & golden fried to perfection), and assorted grilled meats on offer. BKC is also home to Hello Guppy, a brightly coloured casual Japanese restaurant where the walls are plastered with retro anime pop art and the sushi, ramen, and donburi are some of the best in the city. Practically next-door, celebrated ex-Taj chef has opened the eponymous Hemant Oberoi Restaurant serving up modern European with a touch of Japanese and Latin American influences. If you prefer to tickle your palate with modern Indian flavours, try Arth in Khar, a glam restaurant designed by Gauri Khan where the kitchen eschews the stove and cooks everything from litti-chokha to raan biryani either on charcoal or tandoor. For fans of the East, Progressive Oriental House (POH) at Lower Parel promises a delectable pan-Asian experience, while the très français Slink & Bardot at Worli will satiate your taste buds with inventive French cuisine – try ‘The Duck’ and the ‘Belle-Helene’ poached pear, and thank us later.
© This article was first published in Aug-Sept 2017 edition of World Travel Magazine.