Once all the festivities of New Year’s Eve get done on the 31st of December (actually, early hours of January 1), you’re going to be exhausted. So are we. Dancing the night away, endless glasses of tipples, and loads of fun and laughter – New Year’s Eve celebrations can lead to a hangover and how! Plus, it might make you feel a little low on New Year’s Day because the next NYE’s going to be 364 days later. Fortunately, for Mumbaikars, restaurants across the city have exciting plans to ring in the New Year.
Check our list of restaurants and hotels taking extra efforts to make your first meal of the year a memorable one.
Poco Loco Tapas & Bar
There are two common ways to deal with a hangover – you either eat a lot of carbs or drink alcohol to cut the hangover. No matter which side you are on, Poco Loco Tapas & Bar, known for experimenting with Spanish and Mexican cuisines, has something for you. The restaurant is hosting a limited-edition hangover cure brunch on New Year’s Day and on its menu are an array of delicacies (soups, salads, appetizers, and mains) and drinks. Think green apple and orange salad, Mexican spiced grilled chicken with parmesan mayo, peri-peri chicken tacos, chimichanga, and more, in food; and jalapeno martini, espuma de maracuya, hot toddy, verde suave, cosmopolitan, and more in drinks.
Price: Rs 3200 plus taxes with alcohol | Rs 1499 plus taxes for only food
Where: Poco Loco Tapas & Bar outlets in Khar and Gamdevi
Reservations: Call Khar + 91 93241 91366 | South Bombay - + 91 9321598326
The promise of Foo's festive brunch featuring several of its signatures may be a good motivation to head out for a meal on January 1, 2023. The restaurant will be serving a pan-Asian feast that includes Nikkei avocado uramaki, spicy seafood Peking dumpling, hong yu waterchestnut wonton burnt garlic, pink pepper prawns, Foo's blue butter Japanese fried rice, and much more. You can pair this delectable food with a glass of cocktail, mocktail, or wine of your choice.
Price: Rs 1650 plus taxes for food, Rs 1550 plus taxes for cocktails at Foo Town and Bandra | Rs 1450 plus taxes for food and Rs 1250 for cocktails at Foo Nesco
Where: Foo outlets at Churchgate, Bandra, and Nesco
Reservations: Call 099201 33488 for Foo Town
If the last night of 2022 proved as eventful as you expected, you're going to need some help to recover. Taking that into consideration, Koko is serving a festive brunch that includes freshly prepared hong yu wontons, Shanghai-hong yu la mian, chicken peppercorn dumplings, truffle edamame dumplings, spicy bean dumplings, Koko signature maki rolls, wild salmon truffle roll, edamame two ways, stir-fried prawns with ham, and a host of other delicious offerings. One can complement the food with signature cocktails such as Sakura sour, Wakarimasu, Koko Bellini, and Ginza spritz. Don't miss their season special cheesecake too.
Price: Rs. 2400 plus taxes per person for food | Drinks as per à la carte pricing
Where: Kamala Mills Compound, Ground Floor, C Wing, Trade World, Lower Parel
Reservations: 077159 63030
Lotus Café, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Raise a toast to 2023 with your fam-jam or friends with an extravagant dining experience at the Lotus Café, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. Their New Year's Day brunch promises a relaxed meal comprising a lavish continental buffet alongside your favourite drinks.
Price: Rs 3750 plus taxes for only buffet | Rs 5250 plus taxes for alcohol + buffet
Where: Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
Reservations: Call +91 22 6693 3344, +91 90046 16506
Seven Kitchens, St Regis Mumbai
Partied the night away on the 31st? Give yourself a much-needed break and indulge in a sumptuous meal at the Seven Kitchens, St Regis Mumbai. The popular modern eatery is offering a buffet that takes you on a tour across seven continents with its flavours.
Price: Rs 7800 all-inclusive with champagne & premium alcohol | Rs 5800 all-inclusive with alcohol | Rs 3800 all-inclusive without alcohol
Where: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Reservations: Call +91 22-61628070
Fairfield by Marriott Mumbai
Head to Mado Mado at Fairfield by Marriott Mumbai International Airport for an exotic brunch on New Year's Day. The brunch features an interesting spread of food in a relaxed setting. Expect live chaat, pasta, and pizza counters, among other delicious food options.
Price: On request
Where: Fairfield by Marriott Mumbai International Airport, 16/B Samhita International Complex, Saki Naka, Andheri, Mumbai, Maharashtra: 400072
Reservations: Call +918657894159 or 02241938000
Pondichéry Café, Sofitel Mumbai BKC
A variety of live stations from various cuisines - north India-style kheema pav, Sunday grills like steaks and sausages (pork, chicken, and lamb), chaat, and pizza; a carving station with water buffalo wellington and purple potato mash, and an array of western and Indian mains like beetroot gnocchi with saffron and Fratelli cream and Malvani chicken curry, and dhansak are a part of Sofitel Mumbai BKC’s New Year’s Day brunch. Those with a sweet tooth can rejoice as the brunch includes an exciting selection of desserts like dundee cake, entremets, plum pudding, seasonal berry frangipani tart, malpua rabdi, baked rosogolla, and much more.
Price: Rs 3499 plus taxes (non-alcoholic), Rs 4199 plus taxes (with alcohol), Rs 5899 plus taxes (with champagne)
Where: Pondichéry Café, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, C 57, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051
Reservations: +91 22 6117 5115