What’s more comforting than slipping under a warm blanket on a chilly winter night? A hot bowl of ramen served with a side of crystal dim sums perhaps. The fuzzy feeling of anticipation that comes after you’ve successfully enjoyed your miso soup with a tofu wrap on the side and are waiting for your hot chocolate dessert is unlike any other when it comes to enjoying delicious food. If your idea of a fun winter evening is stepping out bundled up in your favourite woollens and eating your cold heart out, then you’re in for a treat this season. Read through our curated list of 15 new menus around New Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to try this winter.
Couture meets culture with the new Kunal Rawal x Hakkasan menu. It features dishes like the Avocado and Passion Fruit Salad, which is a refreshing mix of Belgium endive, arugula, buttery avocado, and crunchy macadamia nuts with plum and passion fruit dressing, offering a delightful blend of textures and flavours. Another dish worth trying is the Deep-Fried Prawn and Kumquat present succulent prawns deep-fried to a crispy exterior, complemented by citrusy brightness from kumquat and mango tossed in herbed honey.
Moving on to the stir-fry options, the Prosperous Buddha’s Delight Vegetable showcases a vibrant medley of baby pak choi, broccolini, and Chinese bud bathed in a luscious black garlic sauce, creating a celebration of flavours and textures and the Stir-fry Himalayan Trout presents succulent trout stir-fried to perfection.
For a sweet ending, savour the Auspicious Dragon, a velvety spicy chocolate mousse balanced with sweetness and heat, paired with a vibrant spicy raspberry compote and a refreshing spiced raspberry sorbet. From the vibrant Red Dragon to the refreshing Kowloon Cooler, each cocktail is a celebration of flavour and craftsmanship, reflecting the festive atmosphere of the occasion.
Address: Hakkasan, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Mumbai (400050)
Contact: 83558 77777
Plural, Kala Ghoda
Plural’s new menu is a hot pot of Southeast Asian flavours, with exquisite items that are sure to excite your taste buds. Enjoy the heartwarming Miso Teriyaki Soup, which includes King Chilli Miso, Mushroom Broth, Shimeji, and Shiitake. For a rush of flaming excitement, try the Firecracker Asian Veg, a variety of greens, or a tray of all-new Dimsums with delicious sauces.
The Basil Tofu Filo Wrap, a delicious mix of Mixed Greens, Orange Vanilla Vinaigrette, Miso Date Jam, and Bird Eye Chilli, promises to be the perfect companion to one of their signature cocktails or craft brews. Lastly, the decadent Hazelnut Praline Bar with Jaggery Ice Cream is the perfect end to your meal this winter.
Address: Jai Hind Building, Nanik Motwani Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Contact: 98923 82740
Yauatcha’s new year menu features dishes specially curated to usher in good fortune and prosperity in the Year of the Dragon. A delightful fusion of succulent lobster encased in crispy Mediterranean kataifi, harmonised with Japanese mayo for a unique blend of Asian and Mediterranean flavours is the Lobster and Mozzarella Kataifi Dim Sum.
The Dragon Tail, meticulously prepared with kumquat, dragon fruit, raspberry yuzu, gin, and sake, offers a fruity delight with enticing sour notes. In contrast, the Red River Dragon introduces a bold combination of Baijiu, Aperol, amaro Montenegro, and yuzu juice, creating a symphony of bitter and sweet notes that mirror the dynamic qualities associated with the dragon.
When: Available from 7th February-7th March, 2024
Address: Yauatcha Mumbai, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Contact: 92222 22800
Partake in an array of delectable dishes spanning the spectrum from Paneer Kathi Roll to Avocado Sev Puri, Jodhpuri Michi Vada, Punjabi Mini Samosa, and various other exquisites. No high tea is complete without refreshing beverages, and thus their distinguished selection, features the likes of Dalgona Coffee, Masala Chai, and Masala Shikanji, alongside an assortment of premium delicacies like Besan Nankhatai. Complete your meal with an assortment of sweets, including Motichoor Ladoo and Malai Chaap.
Address: 1A/1B Rehmat Manzil Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 India
Koishii, The St. Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel
From the sumptuous sashimi paired with the smoky allure of mezcal to the delicious ceviche with Japanese accents, every bite is a revelation. Explore enticing dishes such as Causa, Salmon Salad Nikkie, Eggplant Ceviche, Tuna Tiraditos, Lotus Root on Fire, Unagi Maki Roll. If adventures excite you, try the Arabian Lobster and the Asado Negro Nikkei amongst others, which are sure to captivate your palate.
Dinner: Monday to Sunday (7 pm-1 am)
Lunch: Saturday and Sunday (12:30-4 pm)
Contact: +91 226162 8070 or +91 8657907732.
Café by The St. Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel
This menu offers the quintessential culinary experience with an all-day breakfast classic along with sandwiches and burgers served with house-spiced fries and house salad. Indulge in delights like Asparagus and purple Potato Soup with Feta and Basil Oil Drizzle, or the vibrant Burrata and baby Gem Salad adorned with roasted veggies.
Experience a fusion of flavours with the Mumbai Cha Bunny Chow, a delightful blend of Traditional Bread and Pav Bhaji Stuffing, or the Café Fish & Chips amongst others. Enhance your experience with a selection of beverages featuring 100% Arabica coffee from the renowned Lavazza in Italy, exquisite Newby Teas from London, blooming teas, and refreshing pressed juices, smoothies, and decadent shakes.
Timings: 11 am-10 pm
Address: Café by The St. Regis, G 13, Ground Floor, Palladium Annexe, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013.
Mizu Izakaya, Khar West
The menu features dishes like Kabocha Tart, this delicate tart shell is infused with nori, and the pumpkin is a sweet burst of surprise inside the Hokkaido cheese filling, offering a sweet-savoury experience. A dish that’s sure to leave you enthralled is the Sizzling Mochi, which is essentially Japanese rice cakes filled with bocconcini cheese served with a sweet and spicy soy sauce.
Try the Maguro Taru Taru, which is served with bread baked in-house and filled with mentaiko creating a harmonious fusion of rich flavors and textures. End your meal on a sweet note with Japanese Milk Tea Parfait, a multi-layered exquisite blend of milk tea-infused ice cream. The menu houses cocktails like Kyuri, a cucumber and soya sea salt-infused mezcal, Mizu Mule, a vodka-based cocktail made with hajikame shrub, lime juice, sugar syrup and fresh ginger muddle, topped with Jamaican beer.
Address: Ground Floor, Ganga Jamuna Building 14th Road Pali, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
The Nest, Bandra
Immerse yourself in winter beverages, each crafted with precision to add warmth to your moments. From the comfort of the Gingerbread Maple Latte to the festive Peppermint Latte and the indulgent Salted Caramel Mocha, their menu is a symphony of flavours inspired by the essence of winter.
Choose from the boldness of the French press, and the meticulous pour-over process of v60, or indulge in the sweet symphony of Affogato—a classic Italian dessert blending espresso and vanilla ice cream. For a sparkling twist, delve into their Cascara Tonic, a fusion of cascara’s unique flavours with the effervescence of tonic water—an invigorating journey for your palate.
Address: 1st Floor, Hill Road, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Farzi, Goregaon East
Start with a selection of unique beverages like Roasted Cumin Buttermilk, Saffron Pistachio Lassi Pedhe de Naal, Mascarpone Mawa Malai Lassi, and the classic Shikanji. The soups, including Daal ka Shorba with Lijjat Papad Chaat and Bhatti Murgh Tangdi Shorba with Barista Salad, set the stage for a flavourful journey.
Vegetarian enthusiasts can savour starters like Dahi ke Kebab with Spicy Berry Compote, Lahori Paneer Tikka with Yogurt Chilli Dip, Smokey Punjabi Chole Samosa, and Snow Dhai Bhalla. The main course offers a symphony of flavours with dishes such as Sarso ka Saag Makki ki Roti, Rajma Chawal with Sirka Piyaas and Boondi Raita, Kadhai Paneer, and Missi Roti for vegetarians. Non-vegetarians can relish Chicken Makhan Wala, Rahrya Ghosh Chaap, Jheenga Bhuna Masala, and Tava Kheema Pav, served with a variety of rice and dal options.
Available: Till 12th February
Address: Shop 2, Third Floor, Oberoi Mall, Near Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai
One8 Commune, New Delhi
Discover a dessert menu with culinary masterpieces that redefine sweet indulgence. Experience the allure of their signature Basque Cheesecake, the Gluten-Free Raspberry Temptation and the Gooey Chocolate Bliss. For those with a penchant for gluten-free delights, our trending Basque cheesecake, paired with sweet and sour raspberry ice cream, offers a satisfying contrast. A delectable choice for those seeking the perfect balance of flavours.
Get ready for a flavour explosion with “Pull Me Up” – a live table experience featuring a pistachio-flavoured sponge, mango ice cream, vanilla anglaise, and chocolate lava. The dish surprises with vibrant flavours, complemented by the crunchiness of homemade granola and flaky puff.
Address: Worldmark 2, 8, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Contact: 091376 56565
Mensho Tokyo, New Delhi
Escape the cold winter season of Delhi with warm ramen bowls that provide the ultimate comfort. Mensho Tokyo has introduced its all-new Winter Warming Ramen Bowls that make for the perfect hearty accompaniments for frosty days and nights. The Goma Negi Ramen contains thin noodles, umami miso tare, a drizzle of sesame oil, and fresh spring onions. In addition to this, the Ramen also contains a huge portion of toasted sesame seeds, giving it a nutty and wholesome flavour, and comes with an option of a light chicken, or a vegan broth.
Where: M 72, near Blue Tokai, Greater Kailash II, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110048
Contact: 095829 75985
Magnolia Bakery, Indiranagar
The new additions to the menu at Magnolia Bakery are all about the season of love. The delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pudding is made with a blend of creamy vanilla pudding and roasted strawberries with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate fudge icing and tastes like a sumptuous chocolate-covered strawberry. Savour the goodness of Mini Chocolate Covered Brownies, fudgy brownie bites topped with confetti and strawberry meringue buttercream, covered in chocolate. Finished with mini heart quins, each fudgy bite is a burst of flavours that mirrors the excitement of a first date.
The Inscription Cupcakes are made with a sinfully rich chocolate cake, filled with white chocolate filling and covered with chocolate ganache. Topped off with cute and loving inscriptions on top, these cupcakes are a must-try. The Oreo Milka Ice Box Bar is a burst of flavours and textures, featuring a wafer crust, layers of fudge and whipped cream cheese filling, and topped off with chocolate whipped cream and Oreo Milka bar candy.
Where: J.K.Plaza, 788, 12th Main Rd, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
Price: Starts at INR 160+ taxes
When: Available for the whole month of February
Amiel Gourmet, Bengaluru
The gastronomic adventure begins with soups, featuring the Mushroom Cappuccino, a delightful blend of Mushroom Velouté, garlic foam, and mouillettes. The salads and appetizers section boasts the Fig & Goat Cheese Millefeuille, a harmonious combination of nuts filo pastry, compressed balsamic figs, goat cheese, and greens, and the Lamb Pastilla, a savoury filo pastry filled with pulled lamb, apricots, raisins, and nuts, served with tzatziki.
The Wild Mushroom Risotto with burnt garlic, truffle oil, parmesan, and parsley is a must-try. Meat lovers will appreciate the Beef Cheek Bourguignon, a hearty red wine-braised beef, bacon, root vegetables, and buttery parsley pappardelle. The Profiteroles, vanilla ice cream-filled choux with hot dark chocolate sauce and roasted almond shavings, are a delight.
Availability: Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location & Contact: Sahakaranagar Outlet I 8884441259; CSE Outlet | 8884443650
Price: INR 2000 plus tax average for two.
Bombay Borough, Bengaluru
Bombay Borough has introduced the vibrant flavour of Northeast India with Manipuri Style Chicken Stir Fry – Spiced batter fried chicken tossed in fermented slaw & chilli chutney served with garlic aioli and Naga Chicken Wings (Smoked & roasted spicy chicken wings flavoured with Bhoot Jolokia). Not to be missed is the delectable Pondi Chicken Tenders (Chicken tenders tossed in the vadouvan spice mix, served with chilli lime aioli) and Anglo-Indian Meat Balls (Roasted lamb meatballs stuffed with spiced cheese tossed in fermented chilli sauce) served in small plates section.
From the west coast of India, there is Konkan Fish Curry (Coastal spiced fish curry with tawa fried sea bass, marinated in kokum and green chilli, a mildly spicy yet creamy exploration into the coastal life of the Konkan belt of India. Concluding the culinary journey are irresistible desserts, featuring a Flourless Chocolate Bar, a flourless dark chocolate bar, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, toasted nuts and miso caramel sauce, with a subtle burst of umami notes.
Address: 10, Wood St, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
For reservation call: 9606069004
Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM
Average meal for two: INR 2000 (without alcohol); INR 2500 (with alcohol)
Brik Oven, Bengaluru
It’s a win-win for everyone, with a mouthwatering array of dishes crafted with fresh, vibrant ingredients. The Veganuary menu is sure to tantalise the taste buds of vegans and non-vegans alike, starting on the 15th of January at Brik Oven Indiranagar. The Smoked Vinaigrette salad, with its medley of mixed greens, Lollo Rosso, Romaine, confit Cherry Tomato, Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Vegan Feta, Walnuts, and green Olives, is a nourishing delight.
No meal is complete without dessert, and Brik Oven doesn’t disappoint. The Vegan Cheesecake, made with a creamy Cashew base and topped with fresh berries, is a decadent treat that will leave everyone wanting more. Chocolate lovers can rejoice with the Vegan Chocolate Mousse, a rich and velvety creation guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
When: 15th January onwards
Timings: 11 am-11 pm
Price: INR 350 onwards + Taxes
Contact: 98809 55129
Monkey Bar, Bengaluru
If you love some local flavours, Monkey Bar has you covered. Savour the Dahi Toast, sourdough bread topped with a spiced yoghurt mixture and garnished with mustard seeds tadka. Dig into the Chole Bhatura, fluffy bhatura served with spiced chickpea masala and the Mughlai Paratha with Egg, served with aloo dum and mixed salad.
For those who prefer a light and healthy breakfast, Monkey Bar offers a range of healthy bowls, and sandwiches, made with freshly baked bread. Try the Granola & Yoghurt Bowl, home-made granola, mixed fruits, berries, nuts and Greek yoghurt, served with drizzled honey.
Price: Starts at INR 1200 plus taxes for two.
Available: 13th January 2023 onwards, on weekends from 8 am-12 pm
Address: Monkey Bar, The Museum, No. 1, Museum Road, Off MG Road, Bengaluru 560001
Phone: 8655464500 or 8976590222