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 …

Set Lunch @ Neel, Powai, Mumbai

Neel literally means indigo in English. While it's English named twin serves Continental, Neel caters Indian cuisine. This twin restaurant shares kitchen and is separated by a partition. Guests can sit on either of the section and can order food from either of the menus. When we visited for lunch on Friday afternoon, they assisted …

Tex-Mex at its best – Chili’s, Inorbit, Vashi

When it come to Text-Mex food, one name  will never let you down. We frequent Chili's, Powai as it is near our office but it has been a while since I last visited them. This time, my visit to Inorbit, Vashi brought that opportunity. We started with Honey Melon Margarita and Tropical Sunrise. This refreshing …

Cheese bases to match your mood – Ovenstory, Bhandup (W), Mumbai

Pizza has always been a comfort food as it is just a phone call away. Ovenstory, a delivery only kitchen, with 17 outlets across Mumbai and suburbs adds to this. Overstory has 4 different pizza ranges based on types of cheese used. Chipotle, Peri-Peri, 4 Pepper and El-Classico. I got an opportunity to try out …

Bottoms Up, Andheri (W), Mumbai

Bottom's Up is the latest addition to one of Mumbai's great neighborhood famous for great restaurants, pubs, micro-breweries and nightlife. Bottoms-up is a tiny place carved out if Punjab Grill. The industrial-themed interior is minimalistic and ambiance is dimly lit, a typical of a night-life-spot. Their cocktail collection has Mumbai inspired names and flavors, like …

SodaBottleOpenerwala, Powai, Mumbai

Finally, Powai too gets its own bit of Irani Cafe legacy, albeit in a new avatar, with SBOWs 3rd outlet opening up replacing Pizza Hut, the auto rickshaw navigation landmark to enter Hiranandani. The interior largely resembles the BKC outlet and carry the charm of old world Irani cafes, chaotic, lively and elegant. It was …

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 …

New Menu @ Farzi Cafe, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Farzi Cafe has already established itself as a go-to place for Indian food with a twist. I got an opportunity to be part of their new menu launch last month. The moment you enter the place, you feel like entering an ancient place primarily because of the intricately carved patterns and a little dimly lit …

Wok Express, R-City, Ghatkopar (W), Mumbai

Wok Express is primarily famous for "Create your own box" and is one of the few QSRs serving sushi. Previously I have tried their Cheung Fun and Baos and I am not a fan of those. Here, in my couple of visits, I tried Edamame and Truffle Dumplings, Crispy Tempura Roll, Jalapeno Cream Cheese Roll and Create your …

Mysore & Coorg #1: Pre-Trip Musings

Mysore-Coorg trip during February '17 was a result of my inaction to book Mumbai-Udaipur flight tickets on time in December '16. The prices increased by half and my VFM conscious conscience did not allow me to go ahead. This was supposed to be the first vacation with our soon-to-be-three year young son, barring a couple of weekend …