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.
The Lazy Saturday Brunch at the Oliver Bar & Kitchen lives up to its name. With light conversation and laughter, Oliver Bar & Kitchen creates the perfect ambiance for their visitors to tuck into various European and Mediterranean breakfast options. With a beautiful view of the city and a warm interior décor, the restaurant is a perfect spot to start your not-so-morning brunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.