Mumbai may have a great night life but locals and tourists alike also love waking up to a delicious breakfast or brunch. From traditional Indian breakfasts to continental options sure to please the fussiest traveller, we explore the best places to head to first thing in Mumbai.
Seven Kitchens offers guests the luxurious experience of their Sunday Brunch Avenue. Serving a varied array of global cuisines, Seven Kitchens is all set to spoil a strict morning schedule with its elegant ambiance, free flowing drinks, live entertainment and a supervised section for children; so visitors can truly relax. Seven Kitchens is the largest and the most spacious of the four dining options at the Palladium Hotel, and is a perfect weekend morning treat.
Address: Palladium Hotel, Floor 9M,, Palladium Hotel, Senapti Bapat Marg, Lower Parel +91 22 6162 8422
Oliver Bar & Kitchen
Bar, Restaurant, European, Mediterranean
A subtle combination of grey and gold makes Vista a soothing place to have a quick bite of brunch; a short escape from the ennui of everyday work. Their signature dishes, pan seared Foie Grass and Atlantic Smoked Salmon, are a must-try. With a spectacular view of the lobby of the Taj Hotel, Vista has a central serving slab on which a variety of dishes are stylishly served, making brunch here both a visual and culinary treat.
Address: Taj Lands End, Band Stand, Bandra, Bandra West, Mumbai +91 22 6668 1234
Awarded the prize for Best Korean Food twice by the Times Food Guide Award, the most romantic destination by Burrp!, and Best Oriental by the Times Food Guide, Busaba strives to create the best of Asian cuisine. Satiating the never ending love of the Mumbai people for Asian dishes, it is lauded as Mumbai’s first South East Asian restaurant. Elegant yet upbeat, the ambiance of Busaba is always bubbling with energy, providing a lively brunch spot complete with its popular Busaba maki rolls.
Address: 4, Mandlik Rd, Colaba, Mumbai +91 22 2204 3769
The Barking Deer
Pub, Restaurant, Indian, $$$
The Barking Deer
The Barking Deer is Mumbai’s first brewpub and there is no denying the fact that it serves one of the finest brunches in Mumbai. There is nothing like a great beer with a platter of the restaurant’s famous Veggie Wonderland, consisting of mixed bruschetta covered with cottage cheese and mushrooms, served alongside crispy onion rings and simmering hot samosas. The Barking Deer is a perfect spot to kick start the day with a relaxed and friendly approach, and a delicious yet healthy meal.
Address: Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West, Mumbai +91 22 6668 1234
Cafe, Restaurant, Indian
If beaches and breeze are your idea of paradise, then BayView Bar is the place to go. The bar gives a splendid view of the Arabian Sea for guests to admire as they enjoy their drinks and tuck into a late brunch. BayView is a rooftop bar, with great options for drinking and eating, making it one of the most popular spots for a meal in the city. The ambiance is serene and relaxing; you’ll always want to stay that little bit longer.
Address: 25, Kerawalla Chambers, PJ Ramchandani Marg, Opp. Radio Club, Apollo Bunder, Coloba +91 22 2282 1089
Mumbai Bay | © Mathanki Kodavasal/Flickr
Diner, Restaurant, Asian
SanQi is a paradise for Asian food lovers, with its open concept feature where visitors can marvel at the skillful work of the chefs on show. The Essence Brunch is a crucial part of their menu, and is beloved by loyal patrons who enjoy the brunch filled with Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian flavours. SanQi’s dishes are deep rooted in Asian traditions and techniques, all of which are complemented by the décor and fixtures, such as the sushi bar.
Address: No.1/136, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai +91 22 2481 8000
Restaurant, Indian, Asian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Rahul Akerkar, the founder of Indigo says “the food must always take you somewhere; either to evoke a memory from yesterday, or to serve as the basis for one tomorrow”. Indigo is divided into the Yellow Room, the Dining Room, the Bar, the Burgundy Lounge and the Terrace. The Yellow Room features yellow-washed walls, faded windows and a vintage décor, making it a perfect location for enjoying a hearty brunch filled with bowls of arugula, radicchio, romaine hearts and blue cheese, Parmesan and thousand island dressing.
Address: 4, Mandlik Rd, Colaba, Behind Taj Mahal Hotel +91 22 6636 8999
Hakkasan seems like a peculiar restaurant to have brunch in, but its mouthwatering list of small eats and Hakkasan specials makes it an excellent brunch spot. With its dark stained English oak screens, blue aurora-like lighting in the background and a splendid culinary performance in the open kitchen, Hakkasan is a must-visit restaurant. Among the brunch favorites are the fried soft shell crab with a tantalizing smell of curry leaves flavoured with almonds and chilli.
Address: 2nd Floor, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai +91 22 2644 4444
Situated within walking distance of the Prithvi theatre, Mezzo Mezzo is the perfect spot to visit with a group of friends after enjoying a brilliant Bollywood film. With a first class hospitality team at their guests’ disposal and a charming ambiance, brunch at Mezzo Mezzo is a must. The Mezzo Mezzo at the JW Marriott is very well known for their Italian dishes which are highly recommended. The calzone tradizionale, a thin crusted pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella and mushrooms generously flavored with spicy salami and olives is a popular brunch option.
Address: Birla Ln, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049 +91 98929 25572
Freshly Baked Pizza| ©Diekatrin/Flickr