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HIGH-END RESTAURANTS: Best Sunday Brunch Buffet!
The Sunday brunch buffet here is huge and delicious! All kinds of salads, soups, appetizers (including shrimp cocktail, crab legs), Indian food, continental dishes, pizzas, desserts, etc., etc. Best Sunday brunch in Mumbai. Reservations recommended.
Olive bar & kitchen: HIGH-END RESTAURANT
The Olive Bar & Kitchen is a stylish, elegant and natural world of simplicity - a mellow place to relax and unwind. It is one of the best restaurant brands in the country with a slew of awards across Bombay and Delhi.
The concept of New Mediterranean cuisine was new when Olive was formed. The unique culinary style New Mediterranean cuisine served is a rich, culinary experience.The Olive kitchen has a menu based on char grilled churasco’s, homemade pastas, fresh vegetables, and grilled fish, dressed with fresh Mediterranean herbs and Olive oil.
Olive has recently introduced a theme space for small private soirees. Creating the space around the Mediterranean influences from Morocco the space called The Tent that is situated within its premise has become very popular for private bashes. The Eastern look along with the mezze platters and hookahs are an experience that can only be had in Mumbai at Olive.
The Restaurants creative interiors, chic yet friendly atmosphere and unobtrusively stylish service have struck the right balance between camaraderie and intimacy amongst all its patrons. Olive is clearly the favourite watering hole of celebrities and prominent people from many fields including cinema, business, sports and royalty. These include Oliver Stone, Tommy Hilfiger, Aamir Khan, Rahul Bose, Sharukh Khan, Malaika Arora, Karan Johar and members of the Royal family of Bhutan.
Olive is committed to celebrating and bringing to its patrons all the finer things in life. Providing and cultivating a perfect marriage of style, art, culture and cuisine, Olive has created benchmarks in the Indian independent restaurant business and is steadily becoming a landmark eatery that matches any other across the globe.
Favorite Dish: Door Policy: No Cover Charge, but make sure you have reservations and are dressed well.
Open from: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
What it costs: You could expect to spend around 1500 - 2000 on a good meal with a drink or two.
Cuisine: New Mediterranean
Recommended drinks: Caipiroshka
Recommended food: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Australian Lamb Racks
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Olives: Cool Place
Ok this is SO not the place if you are looking for authentic Indian food. But since I am Indian, it was a cool spot to meet for drinks and non-indian food.
The drinks are awesome (one of the few place in India where you can get a good mixed-drink)
and the ambience is nice. There is an outdoor bar, which also has some tables set up for dinner. Lots of candles & white stucco walls, very cute.
The food is great! we loved everything! It's a mix of food, i guess you could call it continental/mediterranean. But we loved it because it still had a few spices, so it wasn't boring fare.
THe prices are high for Mumbai, but when you convert it to dollars, it isnt bad (well at least not if you're comparing it to NYC resturants!). For example, a cocktail translates to about $8.
The service is ok, could be better.
It's a nice place for a visit, but it's very NYC/LA/South Beach (you get the point)- so most definitely NOT the place for people looking for authentic Indian stuff.
If you really wanna take your taste buds to heaven,I would recommend this restaurant.I am pure vegeterian and the thai veg food here is so so good i can imagine what the awesome seafood spread here would taste like.The chef is a lovely thai lady.Who has magic in her hands.
Favorite Dish: Phad thai noodles,pineapple fried rice,bean curd in gravy,
Out of the blue: Ahh what a feeling
If your up to some nice continental grub there is no place like out of the blue.Known for its delicious food and one of the only restaurant that has the ISO 9000 certification this place serves great food,great ambience and is certified for its cleanliness.It serves sizzlers,continental grub and alcohol.It has a great indoor n outdoor ambience.
Favorite Dish: I quite like the thai sizzlers,presto crostini is worth trying,ice teas are good.
HIGH-END RESTAURANTS: While at the Gateway
The Buffet at the Taj Mahal Palace costs 1,100 Rupees, but compared to ordering off the menu it is a bargain. If you are going to splurge this is the place to do it. Don't be on a diet when you dig into this buffet. The buffet includes juice, coffee and a fabulous desert bar.
Favorite Dish: The whole desert bar
Basilico: Basilico - Expensive but worth it
Very expensive but the ambience and the gourmet food, desserts, coffee and mocktails make up for that. Really loved the food
Favorite Dish: The lychee juice/smoothie was the most unique and the best drink I ever had.
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Palkhi: Beautiful restaurant, gourmet food!
The Palkhi is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Bombay and i am quite sure that this is no exaggeration.
Here we had by far the most pleasant dining experience and the most delicious food on our entire trip.
This is an upmarket place and prices are high for India, but still very cheap compared to Europe. We paid around 20$ between the two of us.
Favorite Dish: Palkhi serves sumptuous traditional Mughal food and everything we ordered was gorgeous!
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Mainland china: Best buffet
The restaurant is an awsome place. Very nice ambience. The weekend buffet ( for about 340Rs./head ) is p good. Otherwise try the chicken with spinach or the peking style duck ( 3 course ) preparation .
Favorite Dish: Crabs sauteed in shrimp sauce.
Café Basilico Bistro and Deli: Chic café in Colaba
It was serendipity, plain and simple. I was walking along Arthur Bunder Road, in what could be Mumbai's version of Arab Quarters, looking for an exciting and novel Middle Eastern gastronomical experience, when I stumbled upon this quaint restaurant with a chic European ambiance (there goes my search for a Middle Eastern gastronomical experience!).
Upon entering Basilico's ancient double door, my nostrils were greeted with the wondefully intoxicating scent of basil - an auspicious prelude to an evening of great food.
Their pastas, al dente, and smoothered with in-house sauces, are a great way to chase hunger pangs away. I specifically loved the basic pesto - pure, simple, healthy.
Don't forget to try the chargrilled mediterranean chicken with fresh herbs and mustard - tender chicken breast sprinkled with aromatic herbs, and mustard sauce imparting a more robust flavor. It was a little bit salty for me, though.
The lentil sauce on the pan-fried scallops adds an Indian twist to what is an otherwise plain seafood fare. The rich and powerful lentil sauce provides good contrast to the scallops' primitive marine flavors.
And yes, cap your meal with their sinful desserts. Make mine a cheesecake.
HIGH-END RESTAURANTS: Indian food is not hot
Ok, lets try it, I told myself walking don the alley of Taj hotel, the look is good and in any case this is India, and I always want to try some local food to be able to share a comment on it.
Heading for the smoking section, which does not prevent my taste too much, the guy told me the food was going to be nothot at all, specially made for a westerner like me ,ets.
Well, the dip sauce was hell, but nice, helps a lot a beer drinker to get on his passion freely, right...
The giant prawns were the culpable for my tommy ache till 5 am though, and this is not fair, when you pay 50 plus euros for a dinner, right?
Any how, will post a pic of those rubber prawns for you to avoid, unless your stomach is llined with iron or copper.
A great palce to eat is the chines in the Taj, had a crab soup and a big bowl of rice, with tea, perfect fo a post hangover night.
The turkey club sandwich at the Harbour bar is a must try, perfectly made straight from the manual of the perfect cooker.
All in all, the best meal is always breakfast, with a view on the seaside and the Gate of India, perfect coffee, and here is an Italian's point of view !
Dont forget to try the sushi bar upstairs !!!!
Favorite Dish: nice rice, no mice, hehehe
Pearl of the Orient: Exclusivity comes with a price
Well, the only thing that gives a "thumbs up" to this restaurant is the view of the city from its revolving tower.
it is quite an experience to sit there and watch the citylights go in cirlces around you. You feel like you are the centre of the universe!
Other than that, i found the management to be snooty, and quite bad service. They tell you right in the beginning, you have to eat a minimum of such and such amount each person (think it was 700rs) or else you are not welcome. Not in such exact words, but not very far off the truth. Quite hated the snootiness of the place.
Favorite Dish: Cannot remember what i liked, was so angry with the waiters and maitr'd.
Maybe the food was good?
Only the view satisfied me.
Trishna: Crab cravings
The food was not great, not bad either. I was craving for some familiar, hometown taste - fresh, juicy, succulent crabs - and Trishna did meet that expectation, although the crabs are not as succulent as those from the Philippines. I ordered butter pepper garlic crab and did have a satisfying meal.
Ambience? So-so :-)
Favorite Dish: Crabs, although I still think those from my home country, the Philippines, are still the tastiest and most succulent. In any case, good enough to answer my crab cravings in a foreign land.
MANGI FERRA: GREAT ITALIAN FOOD
New in town is Mangi Ferra, italian for mango tree. This is a dining bar located on Gulmohar Cross Road No 7, Juhu. It's where the old Mai Thai used to be and is totally transformed into a relaxed, charming and contemporary restaurant. The place has been conceptualised by Prashant Chaudhri and Rajesh Sharma with chef Vijayraj Singh Chauhan at the helm. There's authentic Italian fare like Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas, handcrafted exotic pizzas, starters and a selection of wines, spirits and cocktails
My favorite restaurant is...
My favorite restaurant is Khyber.
The atmosphere is very nice and the service is good. I'm very fond of interior design and this restaurant looks great.
Favorite Dish: Kulfi with nudles. It looks really strange. It's like ice-cream with nudles. Their tandoori dishes are also superb.
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