The Indian culinary scene is booming with new launches! Whether you’re in the mood to spend your evening at a fine dining space, indulge in Pan-Asian flavours from the comfort of your home, or let your hair down and go on a drinking spree, bookmark our list of 30 new restaurants, bars and delivery kitchens that have launched across Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Chennai and Hyderabad.
1. One8 Commune (Juhu)
After making waves in New Delhi, Kolkata and Pune, Virat Kohli’s One8 Commune finds its place in Mumbai. The cricketer revamps the legendary singer Kishore Kumar’s home into a swanky restaurant in Juhu. In tandem with Virat’s health-conscious regimen, the menu focuses on greens and grains with an array of options in vegan and vegetarian food as well as seafood. There’s also a section on the menu called Virat’s favourites from which the Avocado Tartare is the cricketer’s pick.
2. Project Hum (Pali Hill, Bandra)
When Raghav Simha, Pragun Bajaj and Jatin Talreja were invited to MAD in Copenhagen where they understood the importance of the farm-to-fork movement around the world, they decided to bring this concept to India too. Say hello to Project Hum, the new restaurant that brings clean, organic, healthy, and delicious meals to the table whilst calling for greater conversations around sustainability, nutrition and local food systems. The menus are seasonal and showcase each farmer. There’s also a QR code through which you can track each ingredient. The environment-conscious team uses 100% biodegradable sugarcane bagasse crockery which saves 40% water. Coming to the food, the menu has a blend of global flavours with local ingredients. Expect dishes like buckwheat noodles served with Karnataka’s Byadgi peanut dressing, bajra-chilly and proso tabbouleh made with variations of millets sourced from tribal communities across western India, togarashi-grilled fish made with the fish of the month and locally-inspired dressings like curry-leaf and solkadi vinaigrette. So when you choose to eat at Project Hum, you indirectly contribute to an alternative food system.
3. Dadar Social (Kohinoor Mall, Dadar)
The SOCIAL chain has expanded yet again and this time, Dadar is the lucky spot. Just like all the other Social outposts, the all-new Dadar Social’s interiors borrow inspiration from what the area is most known for. You’ll find nostalgic detailing like the carrom board tables, dim-lit lamps with handkerchiefs draped on them or linen curtains; a section with seating options similar to the local restaurants of Dadar; a tapri set-up and rocking chairs is an ode to the sidewalks of Shivaji Park, and much more. Another highlight is the launch of Social’s new cutlery featuring quirky one-liners sure to make you giggle. The outlet also serves all Social signatures including their version of Dadar’s Vada Pav i.e. the Vada Pav Bao, along with your favourite drinks like the LLIIT, Thai Malish, and Aacharoska.
4. Turban Tales (Powai)
From the co-owners of Mini Punjab comes a fun and colourful dhaba, Turban Tales, re-launched in a new avatar, almost four years after shutting down in the pandemic. From Butter Boards and Makhani Fondues to Cheesy Cheetos Bhel and Mysore Bhaji Puchka Shots with Kokum Rasam, the food menu features traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. Other unmissables include Mutton Keema Kulcha, Prawn Ghee Roast Bao, Chicken Stuffed Cheese Supreme, Chicken Khilji Kebab, Mutton Biryani with Smoked Burhani Raita, Kashmiri Dahi Bhindi with Kesari Warqi Paratha, among others. Turban Tales offers an exciting and expansive drinks menu. The highlight? The Patiala Iced Tea, a twist on the classic LIIT, which is served in a tall, steel lassi glass in two sizes, 600 and 1200 ml. Make sure you leave enough space for the indulgent desserts–the Gulab Jamun Sizzler and Paan Ice Cream with Apple Murabba are must-trys.
5. Poco Loco (Hughes Road, Chowpatty)
The Spanish and Mexican Tapas Bar now has a second outpost, and it’s bigger and better! The new Poco Loco has a Boho-Mexican vibe coupled with cuisine inspired by Latin American flavours. While you can dig into the scrumptious signatures like Sopas, Ensaladas, Tacos, Pizzas, Segundos, and Arroces, there’s also a Jain-friendly menu to cater to everyone’s dietary preferences. The restaurant goes a step further with separate cutlery to denote the consumer’s food preference. Keeping the health-conscious consumer in mind, the new address also launches an interesting low-cal segment, with substitutes for sugar-based cocktails and a fresh fruit range, in addition to other crafted concoctions.
6. Ditas (Lower Parel)
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New Delhi’s popular resto-bar has opened its doors in Mumbai. Savour global flavours spanning from Spanish, Mediterranean, and European and a dash of Pan Asian food with an Art Nouveau-style interior at Ditas. Take your pick from appetisers such as Bubbling Burnt Butter Prawns, Mushroom Phyllo Tartlets and Next Level Avocado Toast and hearty mains like Japanese Miso Bowl, Galangal & Zaatar Spiced Tiger Prawns and Pistachio Crusted John Dory. Pair your meal with signature cocktails. Recommendations include vodka-based Forbidden Apple, tequila-based El Patron and rum-based Havana Moon, among others. But the pièce de résistance is the Instagrammable dessert named Drop It Like It’s Hot. The dessert is made in a shape of a ball and features smaller creations such as a passion fruit pate with a berry coulis, signature creamy drizzle, a warm spiced crumble, honeycomb, and burnt caramel ice cream. Once served, you have to pick it up and drop it so that it explodes on your plate with all the little treats in it–it’s basically art on a plate!
7. TAB – Thoughtful American Bistronomy (Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel)
Many still associate American cuisine with burgers, hot dogs, fries and sandwiches. While these items sure are popular, American food has gone beyond these courtesy of global food trends and gourmet influences. Romaan Pathan brings this experience to the city through TAB. The menu is curated by celebrity chef Ajay Chopra. Offerings include Slayin’ Soups; Issa Green Wave (Salads); Savage Schnacks; LIT Burgonomy; ’Wiches on Fleek (sandwiches); New York-style Pizzas; and live Josper Grills – a signature offering of the brand. There’s also a kid’s menu with a variety of tasty desserts. Sounds exciting? Then go ahead and reserve your tables at this chic and sleek diner cum restaurant.
8. EVE (Powai)
One need not travel all the way to Bandra or BKC to experience a premium or fine dining space. Powai is filling this gap with its slew of new restaurants and Eve is one of them. Located within the same space that once housed Indigo Deli, Eve brings a sense of warmth and comfort, something like an extension of your own living room through its larger-than-life interiors. Step inside and you’re welcomed by a vintage doorway, a 30ft high library wall with over 4000 books with a spiral staircase leading to the first floor. Wooden flooring, cane-weaved seating, plants, regal chandeliers and fabric lamps hanging above your table define the space. Helmed by Chef Sanket More, the kitchen has created an ingredient forward menu that focuses on sustainability and the sous vide cooking method (a method of cooking meat or fish by vacuum-sealing and immersing in warm water). The chef’s recommendations include Brick pressed Chicken with Fresco Pepper Sauce with Herbed Potato Mash and Garlic Juice, and Pink Peppercorn-Infused Chicken Tikka. And don’t forget to pair your meal with a delectable cocktail such as Eves Mule or the Essence of Life.
9. Koi Bar (The St. Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel)
Sip on Pisco and Peruvian cocktails and a blend of Latin American and Asian cuisine with sprawling views of the city at the newest addition at the Penthouse, at The St. Regis Mumbai. For the unknown, Pisco is a white brandy made in Peru from muscat grapes and Koi Bar is the place to head to give it a try. The attractive bar menu offers a sensory Nikkei experience with three distinctly diverse elements–a Ginza style whiskey selection; Modern Japanese-inspired mixology and an exclusive Pisco Bar where you can enjoy an amazing selection of some of the best Pisco sours in Mumbai.
10. The Conservatory (Juhu)
There’s a new spot to unwind in the city and it’s in the form of a glass house restaurant. With tall French windows, hanging pots, mushroom-shaped lighting and minimal decor, The Conservatory is a green haven in the bustling area with a calming ambiance. Visit during the day and you’re sure to get great snaps in natural daylight. Choose to visit in the evening, and black and white films are projected on the walls. The menu here is inspired by South-East Asian cuisine combined with a delicate touch of European tapas. Dishes include Pomelo & Lychee Ceviche, Phuket Bhel, Wasabi Salmon Tartare and Tom Kha Ceviche, among others. As soon as you step in, you’ll see a large wood fire oven that prepares fresh sourdough pizzas and pides. The mixology team has curated a list of refreshing cocktails for you to pair with your meal.
11. JIA: The Oriental Kitchen (Colaba)
Meaning family in Mandarin, Jia is the perfect dining space to indulge in fine Oriental creations with your loved ones. The Oriental Kitchen has an array of options to choose from. Tantalise your taste buds with Special Sushi Roll, Mala Chicken, Crispy Duck Salad, Five Treasure Mushroom Rice with Truffle, Soft shell crab with chilli and shallot spiced butter, and Jia Thai curry. The mouth-watering Dim Sums are unmissable–choose from Spicy Har Gow with Truffle & Caviar, Spicy Crystal Dumplings, and Corn, Asparagus & Water Chestnut Dumplings. Head into the mains with Lobster with noodles, in a choice of appetising sauces; Chicken in Chilli Oil & Spring Onion, Tenderloin in Chilli & Black Bean Sauce, Slow Braised Pork Bellyin Clay Pot and Asparagus, and Minced Garlic & Bird’s Eye Chilli, amongst others. The mere sound of it is getting us to salivate! Pair your meal with varied selection of wines, champagnes, spirits, cocktails and mocktails.
12. Up In The Air (Andheri West)
Besides providing a great ambience with its rooftop space, Up In The Air has an interesting mix of food curations. For instance, bar snacks are substituted with ‘best paired with alcohol suggestions.’ While you have your classic cocktails, the bar mixes it up with Poptails–a concept of cocktails with frozen popsicles dipped in them. It is sure to refresh you on those hot and humid days. The menu is extensive with Mughlai delicacies such as Raan Masala, Sookhi Dal, Kala Paneer, Khumani Ka Meetha, but also packs a punch with a range of global cuisines like Sushi Burrito, Georgian Pkhali, Flying American Chop Suey and more.
Average price for two: INR 3,000 plus taxes
13. Ginkgo (Juhu)
Slurping on noodle bowls and biting into flavourful dim sum from the comfort of your home never gets old. And that’s the beauty of Asian flavours. For those who reside in the suburbs, bookmark this delivery kitchen’s latest outpost. Right from their must-try Chinese Dan Dan Noodles, and Vietnamese Rice Paper Roll, to the classic Korean Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean Spicy Garlic Chicken, Pad Thai, Barbecue Spare Rolls, Taiwanese Fried Chicken Popcorn and more, Ginkgo’s relishing meals leave you wanting more.
14. IL Sale by The Ghost Chef
After launching an Indian and Greek menu named Namak and Alas respectively, The Ghost Chef by Akhil Multani now introduces Italian cuisine through IL Sale. All three names refer to salt in their respective native language. The delivery kitchen began with an aim to offer a restaurant-style experience from the comfort of your home. Choose from an array of lip-smacking options. Opt for Mushroom Aglio Olio, Chicken Espetada or Baked Cottage Cheese from appetisers and head into the mains featuring tasty pasta. Take your pick from Spicy Arabiatta Pasta, Pesto Riso, Quattro Formaggi Riso and Quattro Formaggi Riso.
Place your order via Thrive Now/Zomato/Swiggy
15. The Game Ranch (Powai)
With the gaming scene picking up in the city, the Game Ranch in Powai is a recent addition. The countryside-themed gaming resto lounge captures the vibe of a rustic ranch set in the mid-1800 era. Whether you want to chill with your work friends after a hectic day or simply looking for a fun weekend activity, The Game Ranch fits the bill. Sip on a glass of cold beers and handcrafted cocktails (Purple Rain is our favourite) while beating your friends in the game of bowling. And once you’re done, kill those hunger pangs with some Texas, South American, and Mexican flavours. Opt for dishes such as Watermelon tartare salad, Nachos, Charcoal Tacos, Ranch Special Chicken Burger, Mac n Cheese and much more.
16. Goma (Raddison Blue Goregaon)
The hotel welcomes a new restaurant for lovers of Pan-Asian cuisine. For curious minds, Goma refers to a sesame seed, which is the super Food of Japan and one of the main ingredients of Pan-Asian food. The must-try dishes include Xiaolongbao (soupy chicken dim sum), Steam turnip cake, a Trio of mushroom Baozi Fried dough crispy roll prawns, Chicken nan ban, and Simmered rice cake, spices, and vegetables, among others. But don’t be surprised if you mostly find yourself choosing from the Goma grill or Live Sushi bar as they are the restaurant’s specialities.
17. La Loca Maria (Bandra)
Hoping to give diners not only an extensive taste of Spanish & Mediterranean gastronomy but also an immersive experience led with a curated wine & smashing cocktail menu is La Loca Maria. Chef Manuel has created a Tapas (sharing plates concept) menu where there are small and elaborate sharing plates influenced from Spanish & Mediterranean gastronomy. You can Spanish tapas such as the Gambas Al Ajillo (garlic prawns in chili oil), Pa amb Tomaquet (Toast rubbed with garlic topped with grated tomatoes, Serrano ham, Manchego cheese), Charred Octopus (dusted in paprika, baby potatoes, tomato chutney) to lighter dishes such as the BFF Carpaccio, Kale & Brussel Sprouts Salad (beetroot hummus, passionfruit dressing, seeds granola) and a Warm Chevre Cheese Salad (served with poached pear on toast). Count us in.
18. Asilo, The Westin Pune (Koregaon Park)
The high-energy bar and lounge has a new address in the heart of Pune. Sip on signature cocktails and bite into gourmet food amidst a tropical environment that offers breathtaking views of the city at Asilo. The menu features Mediterranean food with a touch of Asian flair. Some of the signature dishes include robata grill delicacies such as Tamarind Prawns and Caramelised Chicken Skewers, Avocado Maki and Truffle Manchego Bites. And of course, you can’t leave without trying the delectable cocktails designed with some of the best Tequila, Gins and homemade infusions. Rishi Mehra, F&B director, The Westin Pune highly recommends the La Dolce Vita, refreshing Roundhay Garden, and the extensive G&T menu.
Price for two: INR 4000++
19. Alta Vida, The Ritz-Carlton Pune (Yerawada)
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Keeping up with the changing moods of the current generation, Pune is stirring things up in the culinary space. The city is now home to its first concept residency restaurant, Alta Vida at the luxury hotel. This means that the restaurant will feature a regularly rotating lineup of internationally celebrated chefs, which gives you the opportunity to embark upon a fresh dining adventure every six months. The restaurant launched a Bali-based restaurant, Nusantara in September, which will be there for the next 5 months. Its menu features Indonesian cuisine inspired by the island’s culinary culture. After that, Alta Vida will feature a whole new concept and cuisine. So head there to get a slice of Bali while you’re here.
Contact: +91 20 6767 5000
Average price for 2 without alcohol: INR 3,000; with alcohol: INR 4500
20. Tao-Fu, JW Marriot Pune (Shivajinagar)
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Treat your taste buds to authentic Chinese preparations with a contemporary twist at the new Asian restaurant at the hotel. If you’re in the mood for a quiet dinner, the private dining section complimented with a garden terrace is great spot. But if a lively ambience is what you’re looking for, you can sit by the theatrical open kitchen where you can watch the chefs at work. For us, the highlight is the drinks menu. One section raises a toast to the Chinese tea culture with 5 tea cocktails. In addition, there’s also a sliding horoscope wheel that features twelve new drinks, one for each Chinese astrological sign in the zodiac. So you get to choose a drink based on your zodiac–now isn’t that fun? Pair your drinks with signature dishes, dim sums, soups, salads, mains, from the wok and oven along with a special hot pot room and desserts.
21. Aafreen – Inspired Indian, The Westin Pune (Koregaon Park)
The newly launched restaurant takes you on a journey of India’s vast culinary culture. Through small plates and comfort food concepts, Aafreen – Indian Inspired taps regional Indian food and infuses it with modern techniques to elevate the overall dining experience. What you’ll expect is a curated menu highlighting Indian spices, aromas and flavours our cuisine is known for. The must-try dishes include Paneer Tikka Carpaccio, Edamame & Sweet Potato Chaat, Achari Pork Ribs and Tandoori Kerala Prawns, among others. Pair them with innovative cocktails that fit the restaurant’s theme–Gin-based signatures make use of Indian spices and herbs, which can be experienced through drinks such as the Turmeric Bug Spritz (fermented Gin), Clarified Fashioned (using clarified butter & jaggery) and Secret Touch (infused with spices like cumin & cardamom).
Contact: +91 70662 00300
Price for two: INR 2500 (food only; excluding taxes, other charges & liquor)
22. Cobbler & Crew (Kalyani Nagar)
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Pune has a new cosy corner! Inspired by the sweet nostalgia of yesteryear to create for the future, trust Cobbler & Crew to put a spin on your favourite classics in a way you’ve never seen before. Curating an immersive experience, the city’s first cocktail society welcomes you with a selection of 12 innovative cocktails, each named after a song that will bring back fond memories. While ‘April In Paris’ combines Dill Vodka with jasmine and green apple to create a fragrant concoction, ‘’Wish you love’ is the essence of winter sweetness distilled into a glass with gin, strawberry and honeydew melon. From Bhakarwadi as a garnish to Yakult as a clarifier, each drink comes with its own surprise. Best part? Cobbler & Crew makes use of local ingredients with a focus on natural sugar sources instead of processed sugar. From savoury doughnuts and roasted sweet potato to glazed lotus stem and tender pork belly— the team’s radical interest in ingredient-first philosophy is reflected in the food menu with innovation taking the spotlight.
Contact: +91 9325875685
Price for two: INR 4000+ taxes (including alcohol)
23. For Earth’s Sake (Gurgaon)
Meet the zero waste store cum sustainable wine and coffee kitchen at Gurgaon’s South Point Mall. For Earth’s Sake focuses on sustainable eating dishing out food made from local ingredients. Binge on pulled jackfruit burger made in BBQ sauce, Charred Mushroom with Bean Pate, Teriyaki bowls and spaghetti coupled with wine that is made by small producers using organically farmed or certified red grapes. You can also take this sustainable eating experience to your home too as the cafe also houses a store that sells zero waste products which eliminate the use of plastic.
24. Effingut (Saket)
Beer enthusiasts, rejoice! Effingut has now opened doors in the capital. Choose from an extensive list of 16 beers on tap, accompanied by an extensive menu of the finest delicacies while enjoying the relaxed and casual space with your friends and loved ones.
Price For Two: INR 2,000 including drinks
25. Pop Thai
Going above and beyond the standard Thai curry and rice, Pop Thai offers limited but unique dishes representing the flavour-packed cuisine. Take your pick from POP Burnt Garlic Pink Rice (natural beet gives the vibrant pink to the rice), POP Prawn Donuts (prawns in the form of doughnuts), POP Chicken Sliders, POP Money Bags (traditionally referred to as fortune bags, the pouch-like shape of the dish resembles a money bag), POP Red Curry Mushroom and Water Chestnut Dumplings, POP Holy Basil Soba Noodle and POP Nutella & Coconut Pillows.
26. The Terrace Bar & Kitchen (J.P. Nagar)
The all-new rooftop bar and restaurant is big on aesthetics and food. The Terrace Bar and Kitchen provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with a unique, ambrosial experience and the opportunity to witness Bangalore’s breathtaking skyline and weather. The menu offers global cuisine with an Indian touch. Signature dishes are Dynamite Koyla (charcoal-crusted king prawns served with a dynamite sauce and Szechuan chutney) and Raunaqeen Mutton Seekh (minced mutton slathered in a bowl of spices that’s grilled to perfection and tossed in a chilli oil and cheese sauce served with mint chutney). The must-try cocktails include Violet (a pleasant mix of Smirnoff, Sambuca, Sula white, Grenadine, Blue curacao, and Smoke blaster stirred to perfection) and Twilight (a creative blend of Greater than gin with zesty Orange vermouth and Ginger ale topped with Orange peel).
27. Isabella’s (Panjim)
Located at the centre of Goa’s capital city, this Tapas Bar serves Spanish and Portuguese dishes. The food and drinks at Isabella’s are an ode to bodegas, taverns, pintxo (small snack) bars and taperias (a restaurant serving tapas) across Spain and Portugal. Begin with a complimentary tapas/pintxo experience that is served alongside a drink. Isabella’s is the first bar in the country to be making vermouth and Amari using age-old knowledge of fortifying wine using modern sous vide and other cool gadgets. The bar menu also features a solid selection cervezas (beers), lager on tap, Spanish summer beer cocktails, sangria, vino, vino cocktails, vermouth cocktails and more. Besides fresh seafood, other suggested dishes to try include saffron-laced Paellas with promises of crispy socarrat at the bottom, Portuguese specials like Bacalhau (salted cod fish), Patatas Bravas (Spanish thrice cooked potatoes), Gambas al Ajillo (garlic and paprika prawns), Catalan Fish Stew, a velvety rich Lamb and Potato Stew, among others.
28. Lollo Rosso (Anjuna)
Dig into comforting bowl meals from over 15 global cuisines along with some sushi and dim sums on the new restaurant built on a farmland. Some must-try dishes include Palestinian Eggplant, Gochugaru and Sesame Chicken Little Bowl, Stroganov Bowl, Buffalo Chicken Sushi and the Indonesian Rendang Bowl. Make sure you compliment your dishes with house crafted cocktails. And when you have some time in between your dishes, soak in the warm and positive vibes that come from the tropical jungle themed interiors and greenery surrounding the restaurant, which also overlooks a large paddy field.
Contact: 088559 78128
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Experience a Grecian holiday at this recently launched rooftop bar in Jaipur. From the whitewashed walls, rustic open spaces, and the quintessential Santorini blue, the entire architecture and interiors of Diona transport you to Greece. The expansive space can accommodate multiple private parties at a time with their 5 serving bars at different decks to facilitate the crowd. And it doesn’t stop there. Move on to the 12th floor and a beautiful infinity pool greets you overlooking the city with a 180 degree wide view–now that’s the spot to watch out for! Beer fans will love the brewery at Diona featuring a menu of 5 in-house craft beers along with a curated menu of unique appetisers, local and international delicacies spanning across Pan-Asian, Italian and Indian cuisines, and house-crafted cocktails. Another speciality to make note of is its Wednesdays At Diona Bar Take Over series where they invite popular restaurateurs, exceptional bartenders and lifestyle influencers to curate their signature cocktails.
30. Pandan Club
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Masterchef Australia Season 10 winner Sashi Cheliah introduces Peranakan cuisine to our palate via his all-new restaurant, Pandan Club in Chennai. “The Peranakans are Chinese who adopted Malay culture, so there is a strong Malaysian influence on our cooking and that will be reflected on the menu,” Sashi shares. Also known as Nyonya cuisine, the Peranakan cuisine traces back to the 15th Century where Peranakans originated from early Chinese settlements. Be rest assured to get an authentic experience of Peranakan culture with dishes such as Kueh Pie Tee (Nyonya Pastry Cup), Lor Bak (Peranakan Spring Roll), Rendang Daging (Beef Rendang), and Otak Otak (Nyonya Fish Wrap). You will also get the opportunity to taste some of Sashi’s signature creations from the MasterChef Australia kitchen.
Contact Details: 7871515515
31. Art of Dum
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After bringing the Dum Pukht method of slow cooking to Mumbai and Bengaluru, Art of Dum opens in Hyderabad. The delivery kitchen offers a posh at-home dining experience with several varieties of Biryanis, Kebabs, finely flavoured gravies, healthy rolls, and mouth-watering desserts. A Dum Pukht meal is prepared in sealed clay pots that preserve the food’s flavours, taste, and nutrients so that when it reaches your home, everything is intact. Some of the slow-cooked specialty dishes that take 24 hours to prepare are Dal Makhani, Dum Handi Ka Gosht, and Chulhey Ka Dum Murgh. Once it reaches you, the aroma will be enough to get you digging into it in an instant.