I’ve reached a stage where I’ve binged on home-cooked meals and now I am bored. So is my mum (I know, surprising, right?) Now that we’ve begun heading out in full swing, our palate is in search of something new, different and exciting. Yours too? You’re in luck! There are many openings and freshly launched menus to serve you interesting dishes and gastronomical experiences. Here’s a list of all the new restaurants, menus and delivery kitchens in India, which deserve a visit for sure!
Japanese cuisine is having a moment right now and we are thrilled. Another restaurant has opened its doors in the city that never sleeps. Say hello to Tsubaki, a three-storey restaurant, lounge and fine dining room that promises to transport you to the cherry-blossom laden streets of Japan. While seafood lovers can immerse themselves with classics such as lip-smacking sushi, crunchy gyozas, nigiri and maki, vegetarians and vegans won’t have FOMO as the restaurant has options for you too. For instance, shrimp is substituted with asparagus, California roll is stuffed with avocado and rock shrimp is replacedcorn. So go ahead and binge!
Contact : 7304940815
Price: INR 4,000 approx. (for two)
Motodo, Jio World Drive, BKC
Ritu Dalmia brings Italian cuisine to the forefront with her latest opening, Motodo. The name is a portmanteau of mozzarella, tomato and dough–the prime ingredients of a pizza, which of course you’ll get to dig into. But the pizzeria has so much more to it. Must-try dishes include beetroot salad, roasted cauliflower and fresh-off-the-oven focaccia de recco. And don’t forget to taste the pasta dishes, especially the Tagliolini and Pumpkin Gnocchi.
Price: INR 4000 (for two)
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Someplace Else, Jio World Drive Mall, BKC
Known for its music scene and live gigs in Kolkata, Someplace Else brings its full-of-energy vibe to Mumbai. The space is set to host a community of local musicians and poets, and if you and your friends enjoy live performances, this is the place for you. The food and drinks menu is a motley mix. Choose from the Asian and Indian Tapas menu featuring dishes like Crispy Fried Lotus Stem, Panko-crusted Hara Bhara Kebab, among others as well as a cocktail menu, which features signatures like Coco Melle, Fig Mojito, Summer Berries and more.
The New Winter Menu At The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel
Patrons of the popular chain are well aware that with a new season comes a new menu. And this time, The Bombay Canteen introduces its winter menu with homely winter ingredients but with a gourmet twist. And as always, each dish borrows inspiration from regional cuisine. From their chottas, you must try the Gucchi & Girda, a creamy puree made from haak saag, kohlrabi and radish greens, with Kashmiri Morrel and Shimeji Yakhni. It is served with housemade poppyseed Girda, a popular Kashmiri bread. Don’t forget to dig into the Charred Winter Carrots and ot with rock her small plates such as Paya Soup Momos and Sarson ki Kachori. Opt for the Bhopali Chicken Rezala from the mains. It is made in green chilli yoghurt curry with soft-cooked eggs and a drizzle of fresh lime leaf oil. End your meal with a nostalgic sweet dish that will take you back to your childhood days–the Peanut Butter Jam Kulfi, TBC’s take on the iconic choco bar ice cream!
BarQat – Culinary Fables Of Awadh At JW Cafe, JW Marriott Sahar
Talking about regional cuisine, JW Cafe has launched a new pop-up that takes you on a journey to Awadh. Chef Asif Qureshi prepares authentic dishes highlighting the spices, flavours, ancestral recipes and traditional cooking from the regal kitchens of erstwhile Lucknowi Nawabs. The menu features signature dishes such as Hamari Dal Makhani (Chef’s Special blend of 2 lentils cooked keeping in mind the local inheritance), Bhatti Ka Kalmi (Chicken legs smoked with Awadhi spices, cooked in the tandoor), Purvanchal Ka Saag (mixture of 5 greens cooked together, served with white butter and organic jaggery), Noor Mahal Biryani (Basmati rice cooked together with cottage cheese and veggies served in a sealed pot) among others. Round off the meal on a sweet note with Sevaiyon Ka Muzaffar (laccha rabdi, Kashmiri saffron, mixed nuts) and Warm Dodha Barfi (cardamom ice cream, fennel & black pepper tuile).
Contact: 022-68828888/6882 8656
The Canary, Andheri West
After the gin revolution, India is now familiarising its palate with meads, an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey mixed with water, and sometimes with added ingredients such as fruits, spices, grains, or hops. It’s time to ‘mead’ The Canary, a new mead taproom with modern British pub culture. Sip on some tasty meads while biting into British classics such as shepherd’s pie or the charred leg roast. What’s not to love?
While Goa will always be known for its beach shacks and restaurants with a sea view, there are so many untapped dine-ins with cosy, relaxed yet culture-forward interiors that still need that visibility. Head to the new-on-the-block restaurant, Maai, which is restored from an old villa. Meaning motherland, Maai’s decor and delectable menu are inspired by Goan and Portuguese heritage. Bite into the scrumptious meals like the Raw Banana Cutlets, Chef’s Signature Chorizo Hummus or the Slow Cooked Mutton. Indulge in the Casa de Maai that uses cashew feni as its base, and other drinks featuring coffee flavours and more.
Bo Tai, Vagator
Love Thai and Italian meals but can’t pick between the two? Just head to Bo-Tai in Goa which offers both cuisines under one roof! Situated atop the Ozran beach hill, you get into gorge on some delicious meals overlooking the beautiful view of the sea and sun. The menu’s offerings include Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio, Truffle Mushrooms & Cream Cheese Dumplings, Crispy Lotus Stem, Tamarind Crab Cakes with Sago Wafers, Pan Seared Red Snapper Chili Tamarind, and Pepperoni Overloaded Pizza among others. The dessert menu boasts a delectable Belgian Chocolate Tart, a Coconut Creme Brule and Classic Tiramisu. Lunch/dinner with a breathtaking view–it’s a meal done right.
India’s first-ever pan Asian café that pioneered casual dining in India now enters Goa. So if you feel like heading to a familiar place with dishes your taste buds will enjoy, head to Mamagoto. With an intricate and extensive Sushi and Dimsum Menu, along with the signature bowls, and other wok-tossed curries and stir-fries, Mamagoto has got all bases covered. The restaurant also serves mixology-inspired cocktails and a wine list for you to pair with your meal.
UnCafe, Green Park Exterior Market, South Delhi & Delivery Kitchen, Gurgaon
If fresh veggies and locally sourced greens excite you, head to the latest farm-to-table cafe in the city. And this isn’t your cliche vegetarian food. The menu has a range of gourmet dishes that are wholesome, nutritious and delicious such as Korean Salad Bowl (black and red rice tossed in fresh produce with a side of kimchi), Yum Woon (sweet chilli glass noodles) and Smash and Toast (avocado goodness). I’m a hardcore non-vegetarian but even I’m salivating!
Contact: 011-43575252/ 9667437772
Price: INR 900 plus taxes (for two)
Love And Cheesecake, Defence Colony Market
You’ve probably gorged on the cheesecakes from the outpost in Mumbai. And now, if you reside in the capital city, you can do the same! Love and Cheesecake enters New Delhi and it’s time for you to indulge in the sweet fest STAT!
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The Merak Brewhouse, JW Marriott Bengaluru
While Mumbai is on a gin high, Bengaluru continues to enjoy its breweries. It’s time to head to The Merak Brewhouse at JW Marriott Bengaluru, which offers freshly-brewed beers on a menu that has been curated by brewmaster Kartik Singh. Bringing some exotic flavours, the variety includes their signature Belgian Witbier, American Style West Coast IPA, Kolsch and the season’s special Winter Warmer (a clear, amber-coloured spicy malt with flavours of sweet spices, dark fruit and malty sweetness). Pair your fresh brews with delicious food like Tempuras, house-made nachos, Pan-fried Gyoza, Bao wraps, Gougère and their must-try Witbier batter-fried coconut para.
Pink Wasabi, Elante Mall
One of the most Instagrammable Pan-Asian restaurants launches in the most happening spot in the city. Enjoy gourmet cuisine in an ambience featuring rose-themed interiors and beautiful cherry blossom grooves. Choose from the mouth-watering menu which includes sushi, baos, dim sums, curries packed with heaps of flavour. Signature dishes include Pink Wasabi Special Roll, Edamame Truffle Dimsum, Yellow Thai Curry with Blue Pea Rice, Mushroom Bao and Raspberry Chocolate Mousse.
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ICYMI, here’s our last curated list of new restaurants. You can check it out here.