The Best Restuarants In Lower Parel, Mumbai

Pav Bhaji Fondue © Sucheta Thakur
Pav Bhaji Fondue © Sucheta Thakur
Photo of Sucheta Thakur
1 December 2016

Lower Parel is Mumbai’s newest food hub, having worked hard to achieve that title. Lower Parel was a dead part of the city but it has become home to some of the best restaurants in the city.Here is our guide to the best places to eat in Lower Parel, Mumbai.

The St. Regis, Mumbai

Listed amongst the most luxurious properties in Mumbai, The St. Regis Hotel is attached to High Street Phoenix and has a variety of restaurants that ensure a wonderful dining experience and royal treatment. Seven Kitchens has a great buffet spread, The Sahib Room and Kipling Bar is known to offer wonderful North Indian food, and Asilo has the best views that the city can offer.

ITC Grand Central

Known for its fabulous Dal Bukhara, Kebabs and Kurries at ITC Grand Central uses heavily guarded secret recipes that have been passed down over the decades. A truly delicious dining experience, it will burn a deep hole in your pockets, but luxury does come at a cost, and it will be worth it.


This 100% vegetarian and non-pricey restaurant has wonderful vegetarian food. SpiceKlub is known to serve local Indian food with a twist. Must-haves include the Pav Bhaji Fondue and Naanza, that take dishes as simple as a pav bhaji and butter naan a level higher. Do ensure you’ve booked your table 15-20 days in advance, or be assured that you’ll be waiting for at least two hours before getting a seat.

Naanza | ©Sucheta Thakur


From the house of Riso comes Firki*, a wonderful vegetarian restaurant. Every moment spent here justifies the quote printed on the first page of the menu, ‘Can one serve memories on a plate? Can a spoonful of good food take you hundreds of miles away? Can the aroma from the bowl remind you of the sweet smell of soil from your homeland? Can a meal not be just a meal, but a trip to the countryside?’ You must try the baked rasgullas, kathiyawadi mix sabji (with some hot phulka rotis), and the Satpadi with gatte ki sabji.

Kathiawadi Mix Sabji and Phulkas | ©Sucheta Thakur

Pa Pa Ya

From the house of I Café and Masala Library comes Pa Pa Ya, Zorawar Kalra’s take on Pan-Asian Food. Another gastronomical delight, the presentation of the dishes is the highlight of your meal here.

The Bombay Canteen

Another restaurant serving Indian food in very unexpected combinations, The Bombay Canteen is known for its ambiance and differential palate. With very few vegetarian options, must-haves at this restaurant are Masala Coke, Eggs Kejriwal and gajjar ka halwa toffee pudding.

Masala Coke | ©Sucheta Thakur
Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae at Movenpick | ©Sucheta Thakur

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