Chasing Summer Flavours: Unmissable Lunch Venues In Mumbai For You

From the flavours of Megumi to the spice of Royal China, check out these 9 lunch venues across Mumbai
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As the temperature rises and the sun beats down, there's no better way to beat the heat than by indulging in a summer lunch at Mumbai's top dining spots. Mumbai is known for its hustle and bustle, but it also offers a vibrant culinary scene that shines particularly bright during the summer months. From European to Indian regional cuisine, they have handpicked nine dining destinations where diners can escape the heat and savour delectable summer lunches. Each place offers a unique blend of ambience, cuisine, and summertime charm.

Cirqa Dining Room

Sandwich served at Cirqa Dining Room
Sandwich served at Cirqa Dining Room

CIRQA Dining Room has recently opened its renovated restaurant, which now features a diverse menu of classic comfort food with a modern twist. The restaurant is currently open for lunch from 12-4 pm, offering carefully selected "All Set" menus and à la carte options for a relaxed dining experience. The newly renovated Dining Room is designed to enhance guests' experience, offering an inviting and refreshed space that is perfect for socializing and enjoying great food together.

Guests are encouraged to explore the specially crafted "All Set" menus, which provide a range of delicious options in an easy-to-follow format. These menus include the Vegetarian Zen menu with signature dumplings, chef's fried rice, and Asian slaw; Fisherman's Paradise with Bombay fried fish, fish gassi, and chef's special salad; Chicky Chicky Bang Bang with wings of fury, fried rice with chicken, and till cheat day Cirqa salad; Garden Gastronomy with kathal curry wonton, salli paneer casserole, and more; or the generous Meat Me Halfway, which allows guests to enjoy nihari with focaccia, Miya Bhai bolognese, and burrata salad, all followed by an outstanding dessert of the day.

Whether with friends or colleagues, looking for a quick bite or a leisurely afternoon, CIRQA Dining Room invites you to join them for the perfect lunch experience filled with both unforgettable flavours and warm hospitality.

Where: Plot 126, Ground Floor, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Pawar Marg, opposite Zeba, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

When: Every Day (Closed on Tuesday)

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price: INR 689 or just order à la carte for more options

Reservation: 096194 93344

The Table

Inside The Table
Inside The Table

The Table has earned a spot on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list, making it one of the top dining destinations in the region. Located in the midst of the bustling city, The Table is the perfect place to enjoy a summer lunch and take a break from the city's hustle and bustle. The menu offers a variety of options, such as the classic and comforting French Onion Soup, which has a rich aroma and savoury flavour, making it the ideal start to your summer dining experience. For a refreshing and vibrant dish, try the Shaved Snow Peas with Lemon Mint and Parmesan, which offer a crisp and zesty combination of flavours that invigorate your taste buds with every bite. The menu's star dishes include the Zucchini "Spaghetti" for the Table, a light and flavourful dish embodying the essence of summer freshness. The Soft Shell Crabs are another menu highlight, providing a delicate texture and succulent flavour that perfectly represents coastal cuisine. For those who want to indulge in something special, the Taglierini Pasta with Black Truffle is an excellent choice, promising a symphony of earthy aromas and exquisite flavours. Lastly, the Tenderloin Steak with Red Wine Jus is a succulent and perfectly cooked dish with robust accompaniments, elevating the dining experience to a whole new level.

Where: Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust Building, opposite Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039

When: Open all-day

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price: INR 5,000 for two people (approx.) without alcohol

Reservation: +91 70451 11880


A drink made at Juliette
A drink made at Juliette

Imagine a sunny afternoon in the heart of the city where Juliette Ristorante & Bar is waiting for you with open arms, promising the ultimate summer lunch experience. With its charming European flair and inviting ambience, Juliette is the perfect spot to unwind and indulge in the flavours of the season. Their menu takes you on a culinary journey through Europe, offering dishes that celebrate the vibrant tastes of summertime.

You can start your meal with a refreshing smoothie bowl bursting with the goodness of fresh fruits or treat yourself to the decadence of their Chef's Special Baked Brie, a delightful nod to French indulgence. For a lighter option, you can dive into the Grilled Romaine & Shaved Fennel Salad, a refreshing blend of flavours that transports you to sun-soaked Mediterranean shores. And don't miss out on the savoury delight of the Stuffed Chicken Roulade, a comforting dish that feels like a warm embrace on a summer day.

Where: RAHEJA CLASSIQUE, 12, next to Infinity Mall, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400053

When: Open through the week

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price: INR 2,500 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol

Reservation: +91 93245 94718


Inside Takumi
Inside Takumi

Takumi offers their latest "WOK Off," which features an exclusive Mongolian Barbeque experience. Get ready for an exciting culinary adventure that has recently launched. You can choose from a wide range of fresh and exotic vegetables or succulent meats tossed with either rice or noodles and adorned with a variety of mouthwatering sauces. These sauces range from the bold kick of black bean to the aromatic allure of Thai basil and everything in between, all accompanied by your choice of Welcome Drink. This exclusive offer is available Monday through Friday, making it the perfect midday retreat for both discerning food enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs alike.

Where: Ground Floor, Savoy Chambers, Linking Rd, near Porsche Showroom, Hasmukh Nagar, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054

When: Monday to Friday

Time: 12 pm to 4 pm

Price: INR 499/- onwards

Reservation: +91 98337 41741


Flavours of Megumi
Flavours of Megumi

Megumi is a new luxury Japanese restaurant located in Mumbai. Their goal is to create unique dishes that combine Japanese culinary techniques with creative flair. The menu features a range of authentic Japanese dishes, including sushi rolls and Topoggi, as well as a selection of in-house cocktails to tantalise your taste buds. Megumi also offers an exceptional lunch experience where you can indulge in the finest Japanese cuisine in the heart of Mumbai. The restaurant's décor and lighting are inspired by Brazilian bamboo-weaving culture, creating a relaxed and sophisticated fine-dining atmosphere.

Where: 9th floor, Ramee Emerald II, Linking Rd, Above Nike Showroom, Vithaldas Nagar, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054

Time: 12 noon – 3:30 pm

Price: INR 3,500/- for two (without alcohol)

Reservation: 07738893672

Nara Thai

Discover the true essence of Thailand at Nara Thai's lively outdoor dining area. Treat yourself to authentic flavours such as Tom Yum soup and crispy betel leaves, ensuring a refreshing lunch experience. Later, take pleasure in Bangkok Hours, which offers one-plus-one deals on cocktails, drinks, and wines from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM daily at Nara BKC and Colaba. You can pair your drinks with the new Bar Bites menu for an unforgettable Bangkok nightlife experience. Don't forget to enjoy a delicious lunch followed by Bangkok Hours at Nara Thai!

Where: Ground floor, Block G, Raheja Towers, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051 OR Amar Chand Mansion, Madame Cama Rd, Dr Ambedkar Statue Chowk Area, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Lunch) & 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Bangkok Hours)

Price: INR 3,500/- for two (without alcohol)

Reservation: +91 83558 78888


The endless choices of Taftoon
The endless choices of Taftoon

Embark on a culinary adventure at Taftoon, where you can explore its newly curated menu, which consists of unexplored regional recipes from India. The menu is meticulously crafted to offer the perfect afternoon meals inspired by the historic Grand Trunk Road, spanning from Kabul to Chittagong. The restaurant's legacy goes back to families serving royal households, and now three expert chefs have curated a culinary journey that celebrates the diverse tapestry of traditional Indian flavours. Each dish pays homage to its cultural heritage, from Awadhi to Afghani, Kashmiri to Bengali. The menu features delicacies like Aushak from Kandahar, Thentuk inspired by Tibet, and Qureshi Kala Bhuna Biryani from Chittagong, alongside treasures from Rajasthan and the Nawabs of Awadh. The restaurant's exceptional selection of Indian bread offers an unparalleled tasteful experience that weaves India's rich flavours and cultural influences together. Taftoon promises an immersive dining experience that tells stories of heritage and intrigue, making it a distinguished yet inviting culinary destination.

Where: 1st Floor, Hiranandani Gardens, Orchard Ave Delphi B Wing, Restaurant - 4, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076

Price: INR 3000 for two (without alcohol)

Time: 12:00 noon to 11:30 pm

Reservation: 096194 93100


A dish served at Tropicool
A dish served at Tropicool

Step into Tropicool, where the cool breeze of Brazil meets the vibrant streets of Mumbai. At Tropicool Cafe, the refreshing goodness of acai takes centre stage, amplified by the flavours of Brazilian street food. Their acai is sourced directly from the heart of the Amazon rainforest and is a powerhouse of antioxidants, perfect for replenishing and rejuvenating under the summer sun. They offer delicious and nutritious Brazilian street food infused with the refreshing flavours of acai. From acai bowls bursting with tropical fruits to refreshing acai smoothies, each bite at Tropicool is a celebration of summer, offering a cool and revitalising oasis amidst the bustling cityscape of Mumbai.

Where: Bajaj Arcade, Off Carter Rd, CHS, Union Park, Khar Danda, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400052

When: Open daily

Price: INR 2500 for two

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Reservation: 98208 71456

Royal China

The flavours of Royal China
The flavours of Royal China

Step into Royal China, where the essence of Cantonese cuisine meets the freshness of summer. Renowned for its evolving culinary landscape, Royal China offers the perfect setting for a delightful summer lunch.

The exquisite dim sum lunch menu is a harmonious blend of traditional flavours and contemporary twists. You can start your lunch with options like Hot and Sour Soup or Sweet Corn Soup. Then, indulge in juicy dim sum varieties such as Prawn and Chive Dumplings and Cottage Cheese Dumplings. Every bite is a journey of culinary delight.

You can pair your meal with a fine wine from their extensive selection at an additional cost, enhancing the flavours and complementing the summer ambience. And don't forget to savour the main course, with choices like Egg Fried Rice and Vegetable Fried Rice to accompany your dim sum feast.

Finally, end your meal on a sweet note with the indulgent Signature Chocolate Mud Cake or one of their other delectable dessert options. With its diverse offerings and vibrant atmosphere, Royal China is the ultimate destination for a memorable summer lunch experience.

Where: 2nd Floor, Damian House, 14, Hill Rd, near Mehboob Studio, Ranwar, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050

When: Monday - Friday

Price: INR 795 Per person

Time: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Reservation: 90829 40105

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