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Restaurants in Mumbai

Mumbai's Indian cuisine ranges from Bengali prawns in coconut curry at Oh! Calcutta to Gujarati vegetarian at Swati Snacks in Tardeo. Busy Fort has spicy seafood at Mahesh Lunch Home and north Indian dishes at Khyber. Wealthy locals eat Sunday brunch at Olive Bar & Kitchen in Pali Hill, while everyone can enjoy bhel puri potato snacks on Chowpatty Beach. Most restaurants open daily, closing around midnight. Tipping between 5-10% is usual.

Indigo, Mumbai. © Indigo Restaurant
Indigo, Mumbai. © Indigo Restaurant
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Indigo

Stylish European dining

Indigo in Colaba serves high-quality European cuisine to Mumbai's wealthy set. The Zen-like decor comprises uncluttered ochre walls and dark wood furnishings, with a separate cocktail bar and candlelit open terrace. The diverse menu offers everything from lobster and shallot risotto to smoked quail, followed by hot dessert soufflé or chocolate fondant.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-3pm & 6.30pm-1am; Sun brunch 12pm-4pm

Address

4, Mandlik Road, Colaba, Mumbai, 400001

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 5636 8980

Transport

Churchgate train station

Website

Indigo Website

Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai. Courtesy of Olive Bar & Restaurant
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Olive Bar & Kitchen

Celebrity spotting

Popular with A-list celebrities, Olive Bar & Kitchen in fashionable Pali Hill is a casually chic restaurant serving mainly Italian dishes like mushroom carpaccio, penne lobster and creamy radicchio risotto. Sunday brunch on the sun-filled courtyard is lazy, while on Thursday nights the party-loving locals pack the bar for live music and cocktails.



Opening Hours

Daily 7.30pm-1.30am; Sun brunch 12.30pm-4.30pm

Address

Tourist Hotel, 14 Union Park, Pali Hill, Khar West, Mumbai, 400052

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 2605 8228

Transport

Khar train station

Website

Olive Bar & Kitchen Website

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Trishna

Seafood chic

Mumbai's restaurants are renowned for fresh seafood, and Colaba's Trishna is one of the best. Behind an unassuming facade, glamorous diners enjoy dishes like garlic king crab in pepper sauce, Kolhapuri prawns and barbecued pomfret Hyderabadi. Small and always crowded, reservations are essential every night of the week.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-3.45pm & 6.30pm-11.30pm

Address

Sai Baba Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai 400 001

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 2270 3213

Transport

Churchgate train station, then taxi

Khyber, Mumbai. Courtesy of Khyber Restaurant
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Khyber

Traditional Indian dining

Dark woods, waiters in full traditional dress and sumptuous North West Frontier cuisine come together at Khyber in Fort. The menu boasts tandoor meats and rich sauces. Try raan (leg of marinated lamb), paneer cheese korma curry or butter chicken makhanwalla curry. Original Indian artwork lines the walls and low lighting creates a cosy ambience.



Opening Hours

Daily 12.30pm-3.30pm & 7.30pm-11.30pm

Address

145, MG Road, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, 400023

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 2267 3227

Transport

Churchgate or CST (VT) train station

Website

Khyber Website

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Oh! Calcutta

Centuries-old Bengali recipes

Homesick Bengalis flock to the Rosewood Hotel's Oh! Calcutta in Tardeo. The interior is simple with white walls and wooden floorboards and dishes rely on recipes handed down through the generations. Steamed hilsa fish, marinated with mustard paste, and prawns cooked in coconut milk are favourites. Banana-flower croquettes and smoked cottage cheese keep vegetarians happy.



Opening Hours

Daily 11.45am-3pm & 7pm-11.45pm

Address

Rosewood Hotel, Tulsiwadi Lane, Tardeo, Mumbai, 400034

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 2353 9114

Transport

Mumbai Central train station

Website

Hotel Rosewood Website

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Mahesh Lunch Home

Local seafood favourite

Locals flock to unpretentious Mahesh Lunch Home in Fort, a popular seafood restaurant specialising in dishes from Mangalore. Diners feast on fantastic crabs, prawn gassi (curry) and boneless crab in butter and garlic. There are also options for vegetarians. A simple, homely décor creates a laid-back, friendly feel which sees regulars return again and again.



Opening Hours

Daily 11.30am-3.45pm & 6.30pm-11.45pm

Address

8B, Cawasji Patel Street, Fort, Mumbai, 400001

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 2287 0938

Transport

Churchgate or CST (VT) train station

Website

Mahesh Lunch Home Website

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Swati Snacks

Gujarati street food

Swati Snacks in Tardeo has grown from a basic booth into a shiny glass and stainless-steel café, still hugely popular with locals. The filling vegetarian Gujarati and Maharashtrian street food includes chaats (snacks) like yogurt-based dahi missal and rice-flour pancakes with green chutney. This is a great choice for a quick and authentic lunch.



Opening Hours

Daily 11.30am-10.30pm

Address

248, Karae Estate, Tardeo Road, Tardeo, Mumbai, 400007

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 6580 8405

Transport

Grant Road train station

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Rajdhani

Little Vegetarian Dishes

Specialising in vegetarian Gujarati cuisine, Rajdhani in Kalbadevi serves thalis - platefuls of mixed dishes including potato and bean dishes, savoury snacks, rainbows of chutneys and dhal (lentils). Dishes change daily, plates are constantly refilled and the speedy service is impressive. Come for a quick lunch, when it's packed with local businessmen and shoppers.



Opening Hours

Daily 12pm-4pm & 7pm-10.30pm; Sun 11.30am-3.30pm

Address

361, Sheikh Memon Street, Mumbai, 400002

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 2342 6919

Transport

Taxi to Jama Masjid

Mocha, Mumbai. Courtesy of Mocha - Coffees & Conversations
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Mocha

Coffee and snacks

For coffee-lovers, Mocha in Churchgate has an astounding selection of international coffees including Java, Colombian and Brazilian. Serving light bites like muffins, paninis, healthy wraps and mushroom pies, this café is popular among the locals as an afternoon meeting place. Jewel-coloured drapes and satin floor cushions create the perfect setting for a fruity shisha pipe.



Opening Hours

Daily 10am-1am

Address

82, Nagin Mahal, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, 400020

Telephone

+91 (0) 22 6633 6070

Transport

Churchgate train station

Website

Mocha Website

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