Portico Bistro, Hiranandani Estate, Thane

The newest gem in Hiranandani Estate, Portico Bistro is located in the clubhouse and has excellent views of the pool. Our expectations for food were high as this is being set-up by Chef and Consultant K M Saif. We got started with mocktails. Blackberry Caipiroska, made with blackberry, lemon, mint, and topped with sprite and blackcurrant …

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. …

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 …

Hoppitimes @ Hoppipola, Powai, Mumbai

Long Island Ice Freeze (LIIT)

The theme of 'Fun, Frolic and food alongside drinks' is evidently getting more popular amongst gastro pubs lately and Hoppipola is undoubtedly a prominent name in the city and perhaps the only one in the vicinity. The minimalistic and dimly lit interiors with loud music sets the mood for retiring at an end of the …

Tao 9, Powai, Mumbai

Rating a delivery only outlet or rating only based on delivery is always a tough task. Delivering food always has its own perils. It lacks presentation, usually doesn't have the right temperature and has added risk of delayed delivery. This was the maiden experience with Tao 9 thanks to the recommendation of my wife and …