6 New Restaurants In Mumbai To Checkout This Year

When visiting Mumbai, step into any one of these six newly launched restaurants for a sumptuous meal and a refreshing drink
The restaurant Zerua in Worli, Mumbai
The restaurant Zerua in Worli, Mumbai Zerua

Maximum City Mumbai gives you the most and the best options to select food and drink from. No matter the type of cuisine you are looking for, from Italian, middle-eastern, to Indian and a trendy global mix, it is all on offer. Here are six restaurants to start this year.   

Bawrii, BKC

Bawri BKC is designed by Muninder Chowdhary and Vishakha Chowdhary to create a chic and comfortable 130-cover restaurant
Bawri BKC is designed by Muninder Chowdhary and Vishakha Chowdhary to create a chic and comfortable 130-cover restaurantPhotographix India

At Bawri BKC, diverse Indian materials and textures create a captivating ambiance. From poured-in-place micro concrete with copper strip inserts to reclaimed teak planks and repurposed carpets, the 4500 sq ft. space features five seamlessly flowing sections: a central bar, intimate seating, communal tables, cozy built-ins, and the standout arched cane enclaves with floor-level seating. Chef Amninder Sandhu's menu at Bawri highlights cherished, generational recipes inherited from family and friends. It's a fusion of her Punjabi roots, upbringing in North East India, past in Goa, and explorations across rural India. Every dish reverberates with the authenticity of yesteryears, using timeless spices, local produce, and a commitment to wholesomeness. The cooking relies on seed-free oils like olive and avocado or A2 quality ghee, emphasizing hormone-free meats and ethically sourced ingredients, a testament to Chef Sandhu's dedication to sustainability.

Address: Shop No. 5, Ground Floor, INS Tower, G Block, BKC, Mumbai 400051

Tel: +919205100992 | +918800634350 | +918800634737

Timings: 12 Noon to 3.30pm & 7pm to 1.30am

Zerua, Atria Mall, Worli

Zerua has a rooftop lounge
Zerua has a rooftop loungeZerua Mumbai/Instagram

Designed by architect Ashish Kambli, Zerua is spread over 14,500 square feet and is a mobile rooftop dining lounge. A series of air-conditioned movable cabanas make for exclusive dining areas. Refresh yourself with a serving from the specially curated drinks menu comprising barrel-aged and zero-waste cocktails, and move on to the live stations for sushi, tacos, Asian wok, and salad bowls. You can also try the dukkah-crusted fish, the gluten-free pizza, the truffle mushroom volcano maki paired with sake, and the lamb carne asada. Chef Rakesh Talwar has curated the menu.

Address: T1, 5th Floor, Atria - The Millennium Mall, Doctor Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai - 400 018

Tel:  +91 9155715571

Timings: 5 pm to 1.30 am

Native Bombay, Ballard Estate

Native Bombay is set in a 144-year-old ice factory
Native Bombay is set in a 144-year-old ice factory Native Bombay/Instagram

Set in the 144-year-old ice factory IF.BE an acronym for Ice Factory, Ballard Estate, the Kamal Malik Architecture-designed Native Bombay, with its classy rustic d'ecor, is neighboured by an art and exhibition space and a performance venue of IF.BE. Spoil yourself with some authentic Indian food and fabulous Negroni cocktails. The cuisines served here are from across the country, and you will come across some excellent flavours in the Naga chilli pork, paan paneer tikkamaska prawns, and Jodhpuri ker sangri.

Address: 10, 12, Cochin St, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Tel:  +91 96190 66000

Timings: 12 pm to 3 pm and 5 pm to 12.30 am

Bastian, Bandra

The chic interiors of Bastian
The chic interiors of BastianBastian Group

The crowd favourite Bastian reopened in Bandra recently. It maintains a cheerful atmosphere with abundant natural light and a cozy ambiance of wood accents and neutral furnishings. The décor, with decorative ropes and statement chandeliers adorned with feathers and fauna, creates a laid-back yet vibrant vibe. Evenings are set aglow for memorable experiences. The menu revives Bastian's beloved classics like Lobster Roll, Spicy Crab Thermidor, and Crispy Chicken Bao, alongside new offerings such as Saffron Tres Leches and Lotus Kunafa Cheesecake. The Market section allows personalization, selecting the main ingredient and sauce. Brunch returns with favorites like Smoked Pork Belly Benedict and Lobster Mac. The bar program dazzles with innovative cocktails featuring unique garnishes like spiced foams and house-made popcorn syrup, promising bold flavours and balanced tastes.

Address: Kamal Building, B/1, New Linking Road, Next to Burger King

Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050

Tel: +91 22 5033 3555

Timings: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm | 7:00 pm – 1:00 am 

Ribbon Room Bar & Tequileria , Juhu

Ribbon Room is a happening nightclub and diner in Juhu
Ribbon Room is a happening nightclub and diner in JuhuThe Ribbon Room

Nestled inside the Sea Princess Hotel, The Ribbon Room Bar & Tequileria is a passionate endeavour to build an exclusive dining space where visitors can gorge on sublime delicacies, and enjoy potent nectars they’ve seldom sipped before. If you are an admirer of sunsets, The Ribbon Room offers a spellbinding sight of sky and sea that makes it a must visit for all special occasions. The Ribbon Room offers a wide variety of food options, from various types of sushi and dim sum to platters filled with rolls and dumplings. Additionally, they have unique choices such as Nori fries, Butter Spiced Shimeji, and Filo-coated Dynamite Prawns available on their menu.

Address: 2nd Floor, Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, Beach, near Juhu, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049

Timings: 5 pm - 1.30 am

Bizza, Bandra

Bizza is a cute spot for delicious meals in Bandra
Bizza is a cute spot for delicious meals in BandraBizza Mumbai/Instagram

For the best bite of pizza in the beautiful suburb of Bandra, head to Bizza, which comes to you from the same people who brought you the restaurant, Bastian. Indulge in a range of artisanal pizzas, ranging in cuisines from not just Italian but also Asian, Mexican, and Peruvian. Take your pick from the truffle pizza and the miso aubergine and blue cheese pizza. If seafood is more up your alley, you can choose mussels, prawns, tuna and salmon as pizza toppings. And, of course, there are desserts to be gorged on and cocktails to be sipped on.

Address: Ground Floor, 35th Street, Linking Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

Tel: +91 86559 46630

Timings: 12 pm - 1 am

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