Restaurants in Mumbai are finally witnessing full tables after a long wait, and the ongoing festive and summer season are only adding to their joy. To celebrate that as well as the seasonal bounty, restaurants across the city are churning out delicious new menus. Expect seasonal classics and innovative, experimental dishes that push the envelope of one’s expectations.
Presenting our edit of all the new menus you must try in Mumbai.
1. Gallops Alfresco
One of Mumbai's oldest and most popular alfresco dining spots, Gallops now has an all-new air-conditioned outdoor dining space—temperature-controlled canopies—and a brand-new summer cocktail menu. The tipples menu includes elderflower spring, frozen pineapple mojito, mango bellini, smoked negroni, and Russian grapefruit, among other drinks. You can pair these with an array of Gallops' classics including paneer marrakech, bacon wrapped prawns, arancini, and so on.
Where: Inside Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Via Gate 1, Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Royal Western India Turf Club, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034
2. Seeds of Life
Seeds of Life, a café that promotes healthy, wholesome vegan and vegetarian meals, has introduced a few new additions to their existing food and drinks menu. The list includes pulled jackfruit burger, kale quinoa salad, butternut squash wrap, and kale matcha smoothie topped with in-house granola, sushi bowl, and an aloe vera cooler with organic jaggery.
Where: Vora House, 30B, Pali Mala Rd, next to The Bagel Shop, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
3. Café 49
Go for the coffee, bakes, and Instagram-worthy photo-ops to Café 49 and stay for their exciting new range of fruity summer cocktails and mocktails. To keep you cool this summer, they are serving a distinct lineup of tipples including uptown martini (a gin-based drink with green apple and cherries), shooting star (a vodka-based drink with Cointreau and raspberry), and Lost Garden (a rum-based drink with malibu and coconut cream).
Where: Hotel & Service Apartments, The Emerald, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
4. Sushi & More
A cloud kitchen by Hakuei Kosato, to mark its 10th anniversary, Sushi And More added temari and temaki, two new types of sushi—both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian—in their roster. For the uninitiated, temari is a bite-sized ball-shaped sushi that has a colourful appearance and it is served with Kikkoman soy sauce. Temaki (which literally means 'handroll'), on the other hand, features a bed of seasoned sushi rice layered with ingredients such pickled radish, eggplant, avocado, crabmeat, and salmon.
Where: Available at Foodhall
5. Poco Loco
Alphonso and raw mango salad with a chilli-lemon dressing, mango gazpacho, summer fruits salad including Indian gooseberry, crab tortellinis with kokum sauce, and pork belly with pineapple-habanero sauce—these are a few of the interesting dishes on offer at Poco Loco as part of their summer special menu. The Spanish Mexican restaurant in Khar has also curated an extensive range of cocktails using molecular gastronomy, to complement their newest menu.
Where: Ground Floor Hotel Shubhangan 21st Road, Off, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Marg, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
Known for its authentic Japanese fare in Mumbai, Wakai is now serving a special omakase menu and bento boxes. The omakase, curated by chef Parvez of Wakai, consists of a seven-course spread that features tasting portions of dishes such as, garlic edamame, salmon ceviche, yellowtail carpaccio, and sake sushi. The bento boxes, which are basically meal boxes, come filled with hot and cold appetisers, sushi, mains, and a dessert.
Where: Rajabahadur Mansion, 24 A, Mumbai Samachar Marg, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023
7. Santé Spa Cuisine
BKC-based Santé Spa Cuisine, a crowd-favourite spot in the city for healthy yet indulgent eats, has an all-new vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu that promises an explosion of flavours and textures. It includes a lineup of Asian, Middle-Eastern and a few other international cuisine-inspired dishes including khao suey with soba noodles, falafel burger, roasted pumpkin soup, black bean and organic quinoa burger, black rice and avocado sushi, ragi base pizzas, and spicy Korean tofu bao.
Where: Unit No. 6, Ground Floor, First International Financial Centre, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
8. 145 The Mill
In the mood for an indulgent brunch? Kickstart your Sunday with one at the 145 The Mill in Kamala Mills. This weekly menu has been specially curated to help you experience the most epic brunch ever, and its highlights include a live crepe station, chocolate cascade, and a moving trolley bar that serves sangria, an interesting selection of beer and a special curation of Gordon's gin menu.
Where: 145 The Mill, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
9. Monèr Bistro & Dessert Bar
Trust chef Freny Fernandes and her team to offer an elevated, distinct dining experience every time you dine at Monèr Bistro & Dessert Bar. A part of their new menu are dishes such as pancakes with fresh fruits, waffles with a side of cream, fish and chips, cold mezze platter, spaghetti marinara and risotto. You can end your brunch with chef's special Fernandes Rocher, a dessert featuring chocolate mousse, liquid salted caramel, praline, and chocolate hazelnut coating, or a panna cota.
Where: Darvesh Royale, Perry Cross Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050