For a perfect romantic dinner – Skky, Ramada, Powai, Mumbai

Last year in January we planned to visit Skky, Ramada but had to literally cancel our reservation for some reason. A year went by and finally one fine Sunday morning this January we decided to fulfill our year old wish. Table booking is recommended as the place usually remains fully booked on weekends. There is …

Dubai & Abu Dhabi # 4: Day 2 – Atlantis the Palm and Dubai Marina

On day 2, our original plan was to visit Atlantis the Palm in the morning to afternoon time and then move on to visit Dubai Garden Glow and Dinosaur Park in the evening. Realising it will be a lot of walking and travelling from one corner of Dubai to another, we tweaked our plan and …

Sprout Gourmet @ Powai, Mumbai

The name may be misleading to make one think it's an outlet serving just salad and healthy options but they have a host of Indian and international cuisines on the menu. I tried Falafel Wrap, Burmese Khow Suey, Creamy Pesto and Northern Veg. Falafel Wrap was refined wheat flour based falafel accompanied with potato chips. …

Oozo Bar & Diner, Andheri (E), Mumbai

Inspired from Ouzo, a Greek, anise-flavored alcoholic drink, Oozo Bar and Diner is the newest hangout place in Andheri (E) near Sakinaka. The place has dedicated sections for casual dining, lounge & bar and a rooftop lounge for sheesha.   This place is being set-up by none other than K. M. Saif. A renowned chef …

Lord of the Drinks, Andheri (W), Mumbai

Exclamations like 'big', 'spacious' are often missing while describing restaurants in Mumbai where cramped spaces are a way of life. Spread across 8000 sq. feet and divided into 3 sections, al-fresco, a ground and a first floor, Lord of the Drinks would be synonymous to those hardy found exclamations. The moment you enter the place, you get …

Indian Curry @ Tansha Comfort Regency, Vadodara

 A family gathering of around 15 people and an obvious and annoying question, where to go for dinner so that everyone gets some or other thing of their liking? Long discussion and Indian Curry @ Hotel Tansha Comfort Regency came out as a choice. It was Sunday evening and we called to book a table …

Be on a gastronomical world tour @ Asanjo, Aundh, Pune

Here comes yet another global cuisine restaurant set-up by Chef and Consultant K. M. Saif. The place is quite small compared to usual restaurants and has 2 floors for dining. The interior is minimalistic but vibrant and the well-lit ambiance makes this place elegant. We started with mocktails and tried Dusky Damsel, Sweet, sour and …

Mia Cucina, Powai, Mumbai

Most of our visits to Mia Cucina were impromptu except one which was the worst one. It was 30th December and we were informed that all the tables were occupied when we inquired about a table for 2. Their body language was enough to indicate that "you are just two and today we don't care!" Even in …

A great weekend starter – Timbuctoo, Vikhroli (W), Mumbai

When it comes to having drinks and dinner with a group of friends, that doesn't cost a bomb, Timbuctoo and Pop Tate's require no introduction. Be it food, drinks, ambiance and prices, almost everything is comparable. The only major difference, I felt was the loudness of music, which is too high in Timbuctoo. Prefer Pop …

A Vegetarian Heaven – Cream Centre, R-City, Mumbai

The Big Nachos

When it comes to vegetarian food, especially for pure vegetarians like me, this place is a no-brainer. You get all the choices, ranging from Indian, Italian, Mexican, under one roof. Order anything from the menu and there are small (if at all) chances of disappointment. The ambiance is much better and elegant than the Chowpaty outlet (the …