17 New Menus You Must Try Across Mumbai, Delhi NCR & Bengaluru This Festive Season

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The festive mood is officially here and we can’t wait to enjoy it with close friends and family. No festival is complete without good food. So you might want to begin the holiday season with appetising meals. With a wide variety of cuisines, restaurants are bringing an array of festive food that you’d definitely love to indulge in. Whether you’re looking for a traditional holiday feast or something a bit more modern or fusion, there’s a variety of options to dig in. Here are some of the restaurants that have introduced new menus and we recommend you try them before the year ends!

1. New Winter Menu at Taki Taki, Lower Parel (Mumbai)

The winter menu at Taki Taki, curated by Chef Amit Shetty, has something on the menu for every taste, along with a wide variety of Japanese and Pan-Asian meals that include locally sourced ingredients and traditional winter fare served as four courses with special Christmas wine and beverages. Start off with some comforting soups like Vegetable Wonton Soup or Corn and Spare Rib Soup. Other must-try dishes include Kung Pao Brussel Sprouts, Wok Charred Lamb Chops and a new sweet delicacy Japanese Cheese Cake and Melon Sorbet. Pair your meal with cocktails such as Berry Mary Sangria and Mulled Wine.

Contact: 7400491480

2. Beer & Kebab Festival at The Merak Brewhouse, JW Marriott Bengaluru

Curated by Chef Arshad Qureshi, a wide range of delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs are available at the festival for you to dig into–from Kalmi kebab, Jhinga E Zaitooni, Amethi ke seekh for the non-veg lovers to Moongfali ke seekh, Suran ka tikka, Pakeeza khumb, and much more.

Available till the 23rd of December 2022

Time: 6 pm-10 pm 

Price: INR 2,000 inclusive of  taxes

Contact: 88844 94036

3. Anniversary Special at O Pedro, BKC (Mumbai)

In honour of its fifth anniversary, the restaurant is providing a gastronomical journey of energising Goan-Portuguese-inspired dishes. Savour dishes like grilled octopus “AMBO-TIK,” pork belly stuffed peppers, Portuguese-style fried green beans, pastel de queijo, beef tartare with “cutless poee,” mushroom BUL-HAO PATO, and beef short rib green curry. The new Portuguese almond cake is a delicious way to end your dinner.

Available till the 23rd of December 2022

Time: 12 pm-1 am 

Contact: 7506525554

4. The Brunch at Koishii, The St. Regis Mumbai

The architecturally attractive Koishii restaurant in Mumbai serves comfort food with Peruvian and Japanese ingredients. Their latest brunch menu (only available on the last Sunday of the month..call ahead to not be disappointed) features a variety of dishes from their three kitchens: the hot kitchen, the sushi counter, and the robata grill. Nikkei foods are one of the great specialty options you must try. Experience this brunch in a tropical paradise, followed by a sundowner at Koi Bar for all things Pisco and Peruvian.

Available till the 23rd of December 2022

Time: 12:30 pm to 5 pm

Contact: 8657907732

5. Vegan Buffet at Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai

As part of their Wellness Wednesdays, the all-day dining restaurant at the five-star luxury hotel offers you a specially crafted vegan menu. The lunch menu includes dishes like vegan lamb kheema and vegan chicken kheema, served with freshly baked vegan flatbread. Give your taste buds a happy treat every Wednesday as the expert chefs offer you delicious mock lamb, mock chicken burgers, mock chicken sausages, mock chicken seekh kebabs, and more to elevate the feeling of being wholesome.

Available every Wednesday 

Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Price: INR 2100 + Tax

Contact: 986745879

6. Winter Menu at Music & Mountains, New Delhi

The new kitchen and bar menu at Music & Mountains is all about love, happiness, and comfort as they celebrate their fifth anniversary. A farm-fresh soup made with mountain apples from Uttarakhand, crisp radish, and homegrown celery that is served with Spanish chorizo and caramelised apples, among others are on the menu this season. Opt for kale and chickpea stews, or try the white bean red pumpkin stew with fresh bay leaf for a lighter, herb-rich flavour. Choose from a wide range of housemade cocktails with wine, scothc, gin and vodka or go with something as timeless as Mulled Wine, Eggnog, Whisky Toddy, and Buttered Rum, so that when you leave, you’re warm and cozy.

Available daily

Time: 12 pm to 12 am

7. New Winter Menu at Ivoryy Cocktail Garden, New Delhi

Through a wide range of handcrafted cocktails and food items, Ivoryy explores various taste notes. The food menu includes healthy and creative recipes like Goat Cheese Dolma, Berkshire Chicken Bao, Kaho Mak Gai, Kanafeh Jaffar, and Burnt Babka to enjoy this winter. Ankit Ghawana has specially curated some warm and cozy cocktails to enjoy on a chilly Delhi night. Some of the winter liquor options are Mulled wine, eggnog, hot toddy, and hot buttered rum at the restaurant.

Available every Wednesday 9th of November onwards

Time: 12 pm to 1 am

8. Orient Delicacies at Chowman, Delhi NCR

The dine-in location will take you to the streets of Asian countries with its cosy atmosphere. The Chowman’s Signature Prawn Balls, Baos, Steamed Chicken in Exotic Veg, Stir Fried Pak Choi in Chilli Garlic Sauce, Steamed Fish in Chinese Greens, Sliced Fish in Soya Chilli, and Stir Fried Pak Choi in Chilli Garlic Sauce are the new additions to their starters section. The main course also includes a mouthwatering bowl of street noodles from Bangkok and warm, mouthwatering ramen.

Time: 12 pm-10:30 pm 

Price: INR 1,100 inclusive of  taxes

Contact: 18008902150

9. The Holiday Dessert Edit at Plural and An Ode To Gaia, Fort (Mumbai)

The festive season’s vegan deserts have been specially handpicked by Plural and An Ode To Gaia. Every dessert is a passion project, carefully crafted with a number of flavours and textures and a keen eye for presentation. The menu includes some Fresh Strawberry Brownies with Rum Caramel, Fig Balsamic Cheesecake, and Lemongrass & Coconut Entremet. Complement your sweets with Mulled Wine and Dark Chocolate Entremet.

Available until 31st of December 

Time: 12 pm-10:30 pm 

Price: INR 1,100 inclusive of  taxes

Contact: 98923 82740

10. All-New Winter Menu at KLAP, New Delhi

The restaurant’s new menu is made around everything fresh and natural with a touch of nostalgia. For instance, the Lucknowi Haleem served with biscuit roti will take you straight to the land of Nawabs. Another recommendation includes the restaurant’s version of a classic Punjabi Winter Saag. Pair your meal with winter cocktails like Asian Toddy (a delectable combination of Tequila, Cranberries, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime and secret Spices) or The Awakening Soul (made with Whiskey, Spices Brewed with Tea and Jaggery).

11. Bao and Taco Menu by Mamagoto, Delhi NCR

The latest menu is a fusion of inspiration from skilled Asian street hawkers who love to experiment. It includes a range of succulent baos and tasty tacos. Must-tries include Char Siu Bao (a traditional steamed bao filled with barbecued pork), Wild Mushroom Bao (steamed bao filled with truffle oil and flavoured assorted wild mushrooms), Goat Cheese Tacos (made with fried goat cheese, fresh mint, kimchi, greens, mango) and Pulled pork belly tacos constructed with thinly sliced pork belly, greens, plum sauce, and sliced green apples.

12. A Trip to Thailand at Nara Thai, BKC (Mumbai)

Head to Nara Thai for a new, exciting Hot Grills menu with dishes that have classic Thai flavours with a modern touch. The menu offers tantalising delicacies that patrons can consume before or after a night out with friends or family. You can choose from a wide range of quick-to-eat vegetarian and non-vegetarian alternatives, including corn on the cob, grilled vegetarian/chicken platters, Thai-style shrimp, and much more. Take your pick from the new whiskey or gin cocktails for an upgraded experience.

Time: 8 pm – 10 pm

13. Festive Season at Tea Garden at Andaz, New Delhi

Andaz introduces a brand-new winter high tea that includes mouthwatering savoury and sweet treats, including Choux Buns, Chocolate Fudge Wallets, and Scones, as well as croissants with cheese, Madelines, Macarons, and Finger Rolls. The vegetarian meal at Tea Garden, Andaz Delhi, is ideal for a special celebratory evening with your loved ones. All this can be paired with in-house sparkling wine and a seasonal special mulled wine.

Price: Starting at 1700/- + taxes

14. Boba Tea Flavours at Harajuku Tokyo Cafe, Gurugram

Given that India is known for its love of tea, the Japanese cafe has expanded its selection of delicacies by adding a new line of Boba tea. The delicious beverage can be ordered with milk tea or fruit tea. Delectable flavours in milk tea, such as caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, mango, mocha, tara, strawberry, green apple, pineapple, tapioca, etc., have been introduced to give the Japanese-inspired Boba Tea a twist while maintaining its authenticity.

Time: 10 am-11 pm 

Price: INR 1,000 for two people

15. Hot Tandoors at Pritam Restaurant, Dadar & Juhu (Mumbai)

This traditional dinner will make your winter evenings warmer than a hug. Pritam has all you need, whether you want a tiny morsel of Sarson ka Saag or a big meal, or even some hot tandoori. Come experience their winter menu, which includes Dal Makhani, a traditional dish that is slow-cooked for 14 hours and served piping hot with warm and soft parathas and kulchas.

Contact: 7000520830

16. Sunday Brunch at Neuma, Apollo Bunder (Mumbai)

The brand-new brunch menu at Neuma will offers a new to round off the weekend with a gourmet high. Try meals like Çılbır, or Cured Meat & Chicken Liver Parfait Board. The Neuma French Toast, brioche, pistachio, and berries is one of the heartier selections for light eaters. For dessert, you can select from dishes like Mascarpone & Berry Eton Mess with Italian meringue shards, Cashew Agave Mousse with chocolate frizz and poached fruit, and Souffle Pancakes with berries and fruit

Contact: 70314 93333.

17. ‘Only At’ Collection at Hakkasan, Bandra (Mumbai)

For the very first time, the restaurant’s latest ‘Only At’ menu has been crafted in collaboration with the renowned chef Manu Chandra. Taking inspiration from India’s local spices and ingredients, the chef combines it with Hakkasan’s signature Cantonese flavours. Our favourite picks include the Edamame and Peanut Crunch Salad with Barley, Asparagus, Avocado, Sesame Oil, and Peanut Butter Dressing; Smoked Pork Dim Sum offering Petit Pois, Begum Victoria Brie with an aromatic Sichuan Pepper & Bacon Broth topped with a dressing of Bacon Crumble and Chives; and Confit Duck Doughnuts where the doughnuts are filled with tender shreds of duck confit and 5 Spice, Hoisin and topped with a Coriander Plum Sauce Glaze. End your meal on a sweet note with the homemade carrot cake with ginger-cinnamon toppings and cream cheese frosting.

Available till 31st of January 2023

Time: Lunch 12 pm to 4 pm and Dinner 7 pm to 1.30 am

Contact: 8355877777

- Digital Writer


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