’s dining options are plenty. We gave you lists of the city’s best cultural restaurants
and its most stunning restaurants
, but what are the top lunch spots in the city for the solo-diner? We bring you a list of the best places in town to indulge in a fine meal in the pleasure of your own company. Finish your nice book, people watch or just dig in to scrumptious dishes at these top Mumbai lunch spots.
San-Qi, Four Seasons
San-Qi (the three energies) at the Four Seasons in Mumbai’s district of Worli offers a unique culinary experience, letting you navigate through Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian cuisines in one upscale dining spot. The restaurant features a tandoor kitchen, a wok station, a sushi bar and teppanyaki table. Throw in a wine bar featuring some of the best blends from Maharashtra’s own Nashik’s vineyards, and the stirring new Indian jazz music playlist and you have one of the most luxurious dining experiences in town. The seafood and dessert options are particularly popular.
No.1/136, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli
Restaurant, Indian, European, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
This luxurious dining spot, one of the best in the country, serves globally inspired cuisine mostly using fresh produce from their own chemical-free farm in Alibag. Taking inspiration from and combining a range of cuisines including Japanese, French, Thai, Chinese, American, Italian and Indian, The Table serves delicious, creative dishes in a tastefully designed space, adorned with floor to ceiling windows. Their signature Boneless Chicken Wings or the Salted Caramel Sundae are huge hits.
Kalapesi Trust Building, Near Hotel Suba Palace, CS Maharishi Marg, Colaba
Café Mondegar, flooded by tourists and locals on a daily basis, suits your needs perfectly whether you’re dining solo or with a group. But the Mumbai landmark can be particularly rewarding for the solo diner. A table by the window will let you people-watch Colaba’s most dynamic streets, while a table further indoors would let you admire the iconic cartoons of Mario Miranda that adorn the joint’s walls. So, grab a beer and one of their Indian-Chinese offerings and watch.
5A, Metro House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba,
Salt Water Café, Bandra Reclamation
This cozy café/restaurant is covered in wooden décor and basked in delicate dim lights. The warm ambience, along with the very friendly service, makes it delightfully fulfilling for the solo-diner. The Pan Seared Salmon and the Seared Basa are among the most popular of their dishes. This gourmet food spot’s wine offerings are particularly worth trying. If that doesn’t have you hooked, many of their extra-popular, breakfast offerings are also available throughout the day.
87 Chapel Road, Next to Mount Carmel Church, Reclamation, Bandra West
This restaurant’s colourful Japanese Manga-adorned walls and striking décor, combined with its fusion-Asian cuisine, makes it one of Bandra’s best offerings for anyone seeking a fulfilling dining experience. The Hot Basil Chicken Cups, Crispy Chilli Potato and Mama’s Homemade Chocolate Cake are particularly striking among their very creative and delicious offerings.
133, Ground Floor, Gazebo House, Hill Road, Bandra West