Whether you want to treat yourself to the culinary offerings of Japan and Peru through Nikkei cuisine, indulge in European flavours at a fine dining restaurant with a tropical set up, bite into succulent burgers and sip beers with friends, or simply enjoy fresh-outta-the-oven pizza in your cosy room while binging on your favourite sitcom, we have something for you. You’ll like the list of new restaurants, menus and delivery kitchens we’ve rounded up this month. It’s got everything for those who love to experiment as well as those who like to stick to comforting and classic flavours. Bookmark the list ahead.
1. Slink & Bardot, Worli (Mumbai)
The iconic restaurant and bar is back in a new avatar! Instead of French cuisine, expect flavours that derive inspiration from Asia, Europe, Peru and Greece, and classic drinks that date back to the 16th century. All this served in a beautifully-designed space that houses different rooms for your many moods. Helmed by chef AliAkbar Baldiwala, Slink & Bardot’s menu is well-curated with an equal focus on vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Begin with personalised small plates such as Okra & Potato- (Ponzu Okra, Potato & Leek Foam, Pickled Aji Lemon Pepper), Chicken Wing (Goji berries, Fermented berry hot sauce), or Surf n Turf (Chorizo & Prawn stuffed squid, Chili vinegar glaze, Chimichurri). A note-worthy dish is the Chilled Salmon in gochujang served with crispy quinoa in a pond of wasabi buttermilk. For those who think fish and curd don’t pair well, this dish is a game-changer. Head into the large plates with either the hearty Smoked Chicken (Chipotle, Gooseberry & Jerk) or Barramundi (with Colocasia, Mustard, Coconut Carom Seed Sauce, Basil Oil). End your meal on a sweet note with desserts like the Coconut, passionfruit and yuzu tart, or the super soft Cheesecake.
Timings: Open from Tuesday to Sunday | 6.00pm to 1.30am
Dinner: AN average meal for 2 without alcohol: INR 2,000; with alcohol: INR 3,000
2. Koishii, The St. Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel
Enjoy the harmonious blend of Japanese cooking techniques and traditional Peruvian ingredients through Nikkei cuisine, which is now served at Koishii. The restaurant pays homage to the marriage of cultures and the connection between the words, Koi and Itishi. Koi 恋 is the act of falling in love and Itishi 愛しい, the deep feeling of doing something for someone you love. Led by Peruvian chef Kinyo, the menu features a variety of dishes with unexpected yet delicious flavours.
Offerings include Mango Ceviche, Lima to Tokyo Tiradito, Watermelon Carpaccio (slow cooked for 8 hours), Machu Picchu 190, Seco Norteño (Lamb Shank), among others. The food here is impeccable. The flavour combinations might take you by surprise but pleasantly so. The tanginess in some dishes was a burst of flavour and we had to go back for seconds. And when you’re not busy stuffing yourself with the lovely meal, enjoy the lovely view of the Mumbai skyline. What we also liked about Koishii’s space is that it has a separate section at the sushi counter for those who are visiting alone. So if you’re on a business trip all by yourself, you can spend some time in privacy here, but the friendly staff will also keep you entertained through conversations.
Timing: 7 pm – 12 am
Contact: 8657907732/ 8657907734
3. Hakkasan’s New Menu- Hakkasan In Bloom, Bandra West (Mumbai)
If you’re in the mood for indulging in authentic and luxurious Asian cuisine, Hakkasan is the place to be. The restaurant has introduced Hakkasan in Bloom, a limited edition menu that celebrates the essence of spring through its flavours. From the appetisers, the Lotus Root Prawn roll is a standout–King mushrooms and prawn fillings are wrapped in a lotus root. When they all come together on your palate, it’s an umami bomb! The Black Velvet Prawn XO Dumpling With Tobiko Caviar is also a delicious pick. From the Wok section, opt for the Steamed Red Snapped In Marigold Mustard Sauce and pair it with fried rice for enhancing your experience. The decadent Mango Coconut Tropical Tart, perfectly layered with King Grapefruit jam at the bottom is the perfect sweet ending to your meal.
When: On-going till Thursday, June 30 2022
Timings: Lunch 12 pm to 4 pm and Dinner 7 pm to 1.30 am
4. The Market, The Westin Pune
Conceptualised by chef Vikram Khatri, The Market is an all-new spot that promises healthy Asian food options in the city. Here’s what you’re in for. The Two Way Beetroot & Seaweed salad for all those who love their greens as well as a warm and welcoming bowl of Asian Clear-drop or Mushroom Suimono soup for soup fans. Of course, there’s a sushi platter and this one includes Eel and Hokkaido Scallops straight from The Tsukiji Market in Japan. You must also try the signature dishes Mushroom Hotpot, Grilled Jumbo Prawns, and Grilled Black Cod which can be selected from the comfort mains section of the new menu. And don’t forget the desserts–Double texture Cheesecake made with Raspberry and Strawberry flavours served with Speculaas cookies and Yuzu Pannacotta made with Vanilla Gelee with cracked macaron citrus elements. It’s a flavour fest for sure!
5. ASILO, The St.Regis Mumbai, Lower Parel
One of Mumbai’s rooftop bars re-opens with a new twist and even swankier interiors. Asilo is back with a new cocktail and food menu but the same stunning view of the Mumbai skyline. As the sun goes down, relax in this absolutely new luxurious ambience and be spoilt for choice with a bouquet of champagne, cocktails and signature dishes–Rock Shrimp Tempura Served With Truffle Cream, John Dory Stir Fried In Chilli Mustard Sauce, Crispy Calamari Tossed With House Spice & Jalapeno, Jerk Chicken With Smoke Roasted Vegetables & Goat Cheese Mash, Signature Chicken Roulade With Herbed Spinach & Goats Cheese, among others.
6. Baking Bad, Whitefield & Indiranagar (Bengaluru)
“There are so many pizza places to choose from,” said no one ever. We’re happy to embrace all the new pizza outlets that come our way. And if you reside in Bengaluru, it’s time to rejoice as the city gets its very own Baking Bad. While you can choose from classics like Margherita or the Heisenberg, you can also customise your pizza with the type of cheese, toppings, crust and sauce. Adopted a vegan lifestyle? You’ll get options in vegan, gluten-free and wholewheat options too. And if you wish to accompany your pizza with an appetiser, take your pick from the small plates section featuring offerings like Bacon Jacket Potatoes, Penne in Pesto Sauce, Smoked Chicken, Sundried Tomato & Cheddar Tart, among others.
Price for one order: INR 200 (approx.)
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7. The New 14-Course Degustation Menu At Tresind, BKC (Mumbai)
Chef Sarfaraz is ready to treat you to another gastronomical delight with the introduction of his newest 14-course meal this monsoon season. Expect beautifully plated food, innovative fusion cooking and flavourful dishes such as Cucumber pani puri (flavoured cucumber water, poached pear, and feta cream pani puri with fresh dill leaves), Banana varuval (spiced stir-fried raw banana topped with coconut flavored sweet yogurt, banana chips, curry leaf and chaat seasoning), Butternut ravioli (sweet and sour butternut mash filled ravioli, served on crispy spinach leaf with sage pesto), Milk textures (5 different textures of milk in form of malai burrata, milk crumble, milk foam, dehydrated crisps and in – house fermented milk ice cream), among many other exciting plates of food.
Available from: 12 noon – 4:00pm (Lunch), 7:00pm-10:00pm (Dinner)
Note: Tresind is closed on Tuesdays
Price: INR 3,500++ (Vegetarian), INR 3,700++ (Non-Vegetarian), INR 2,000++ (Cocktail Pairing)
8. The Nutcracker, BKC (Mumbai)
The popular breakfast spot gets a new outpost! Head to the fourth outlet of The Nutcracker stationed in BKC. From its egg-cellent preparations to bagels, waffles and pancakes, the menu offers a variety of options to choose from, in an ambience that is equally chic and cosy. In addition, you also get fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, handmade pastas and rice bowls along with multiple gluten-free and vegan options. You can enjoy your hearty meal over cocktails or any other alcohol of your choice. And not to forget, there will be alcohol-infused desserts too! Taking this up a notch higher, this outpost houses THE NC DELI – this would entail a range of deli items used in its kitchen that customers can now purchase over-the-counter – spreads, sauces, relishes, spice mixes, bread, crackers, cookies, desserts and more.
Timings: Monday – Friday: 11 am-midnight; Saturday – Sunday: 8.30 am-midnight
9. Kebab Korner, InterContinental Marine Drive (Mumbai)
Three years after being shut down due to the pandemic, InterContinental’s heritage restaurant welcomes you once again to experience its delectable Indian cuisine, especially what it’s known for, i.e., the kebabs! The new menu is a mix of time-honoured stand-out dishes like Lamb Seekh Kebab and Signature Dal Makhani as well as new versions of the Lamb Burrah, a rich Tandoori Broccoli Mussalam and even Lehsooni Burrata Palak. All the kebabs and grills are served with a signature 36 spice Dahi ki chutney, that has remained unchanged for 6 decades, and mint and coriander chutney. Biryani lovers also get the taste of the authentic Gharana style of biryanis created by ustaads (culinary geniuses of royal kitchens). All biryanis come served with the traditional ‘purdah’ which seals the flavours, so what you get is an aromatic and tasty experience on your table. Pairing these dishes with the delightful cocktails from the carefully curated bar menu is sure to put you in the best mood. And while you’re busy feasting like a royal, you can also sway your head to the ghazals from the live singer and enjoy the unflinching view of the Queen’s necklace.
Approx cost for 2: INR 3,000 (Without Alcohol)
10. Slyce, BKC, Andheri & Powai (Mumbai)
Ever thought a gold leaf could make it to a pizza as a topping? Neither did we. But Zorawar Kalra thinks otherwise. Say hello to his latest addition of delivery kitchens SLYCE, which offers fresh-out-the-woodfire-oven pizzas. Chicken Karage, Lobster White Top, Mac & Cheese, Bacon & Egg–these are just some of the options among multiple others available at SLYCE. Plus each pizza is accompanied by complimentary dips and condiments. It’s a win-win for sure!
Timings: 11.30 am to 12 am
Contact: BKC – 8433942803, Andheri – 7777048292, Powai – 7710030386
11. The Khachapuri FESTIVAL At Sette Mara, The St. Regis Mumbai
While the name Khachapuri sounds very Indian, you’ll be surprised to learn that this festival honours Georgian bread. Chef Reuben of Sette Mara presents The Khachapuri–a soft, aromatic and fluffy Georgian boat-shaped flatbread that is served freshly baked from the ‘Tone’, a traditional stone oven, savoured best when the bread crust is dipped into the melted cheese centre. And you can head here this month to try this delicious-looking dish featured in the limited edition menu. Other offerings include Spiced English Vegetables, Harissa Chicken Biwaaz, Urfa Biber spiced Prawns and Turkish Chilly Spiced Chicken. Don’t bid adieu without indulging in the Spiced Condensed Milk & Rose Khachapuri that has mozzarella, kashkval, green cardamom condensed milk, rose jam freeze died rose petals and cranberry toasted hazelnuts.
Timings: 12 pm to 3 pm, 7 pm to 12 am
Contact: 8657522956 / 022 6162 8422 / 022 6162 8000
12. Deja Brew, Greater Kailash (New Delhi)
Get ready to sip on freshly brewed coffee and beer under one roof! Say hello to Deja Brew, the new-on-the-block brew lounge in the capital that brings the best of both worlds. Enjoy your choice of beverage with a specially curated menu of finger and comfort food. What’s more? A hand-picked selection of the finest cigars! We’re calling this the ideal hangout spot for you and your friends.
Meal For Two: INR 2,000 + taxes *exclusive of drinks
Timings: 12:00 pm-1:00 am
13. Neuma, Colaba (Mumbai)
Head to Karan Johar’s restaurant, Neuma for a top-notch dining experience. With its interiors designed by Ashiesh Shah and menu created by Abhinav Sharma, the European-style restaurant has become the talk of the town. Gorge on Chargrilled prawns or Pan Seared Scallops With Moilee Curry and Tamarind Quinoa, Honey Glazed Chicken, among others from the small plates section. Indulge in hearty meals such as Lamb Shank, Roast Chicken, Poached Snapper Laksa, or even choose from the pasta dishes for your main course. And devour the decadent desserts Sticky Toffee Pudding or the Vanilla Pannacotta. Yup, we know that sounds a lot, which is why we recommend taking breaks in between by roaming around the restaurant and checking out the multiple sections it has–from a tropical cafe outside to private dining rooms inside.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday from 12:30 pm to 1:30 am, (Dinner Seatings: 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm); Mondays Closed
14. Seafood Festival At Sheraton Grand Bangalore – Brigade Gateway
The hotel is set to give you a coastal experience like never before with its seafood festival at the all-day dining restaurant, Feast. From scrumptious starters to wholesome desserts, the culinary team has designed a lavish menu for you. Take your pick from Poached seafood on a bed of ice, Manhattan seafood chowder soup, Mixed seafood Fritto Misto, Steamed fish with butter garlic sauce, Tawa masala fish station a Goan Prawn Curry and much more.
When: Every Wednesday (7-11 pm)
Price: INR 1,950 ++ per person
Contact: 9900031646 | 9591996959
15. Taruveda, Moti Doongri Road (Jaipur)
Bite into diverse culinary preparations ranging from American whopper burgers to sweet and savoury French crepes and appetising sushi from Japan at this nature-themed bistro–it’s got bougainvilleas all over that makes a strong case for that perfect Instagram shot.
Contact: 98702 77743 / 82339 89583
Timings: 12 pm–12 am
16. Record Room, Ashok Nagar (Bengaluru)
In a time where we all listen to our favourite songs on digital music streaming platforms, Bengaluru’s new spot Record Room takes you back in time when vinyl records was the key area of interest. Whether you’re a connoisseur or first time listener, sit back and relax as you lend your ear to the vinyl culture. Unique music events and listenings coupled with a vinyl exchange programme awaits you. Record Room houses over 200 vinyl records across genres and decades ranging from old-school hip hop (think Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre) to classic rock by Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix to pop music by Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift and even reggae by Bob Marley and funk by Marvin Gaye. So sit back, relax and listen to all your favourite songs as you sip on craft beers or signature cocktails and binge on global cuisine.
Contact: 87921 07222/ 87921 08222
Timings: Open 7 days a week. 12:00 noon to 1.00 am (subject to Govt. notifications)
Average Meal for two (with alcohol): INR 2,500 + taxes
Open: All days
17. Oki-Poki, Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru
With the monsoon almost here, we can’t wait to wrap ourselves in our blanket and binge on hot ramen bowls, dimsums and broths! Oki-Poki is a new delivery kitchen to satisfy all these cravings. Signature dishes on the menu include a unique Miso Broth along with iconic dishes like Teriyaki Meal in a bowl which is served in different varieties such as Tofu, Chicken, Lamb, and Pork. If you love dimsums, then there is a huge variety to choose from, such as Duck Gyoza with Five-spice hoisin, or for vegetarians, the Wild Mushroom and Thai herb-flavoured dim sum. For Sushi lovers, the classic California Sushi with Tobiko, crab sticks, and Avocado is light yet full of deep flavours. Another unmissable signature is Oki Poki Kappa Maki, exceptionally fresh and delicious. Crispy Asparagus and Cream Cheese Sushi along with other classics like Avocado Sushi are available for vegetarians.
18. Epitome, Vile Parle West (Mumbai)
For those who thought a vegan and vegetarian lounge wouldn’t be a success, think again. Epitome launches its third outpost in Mumbai. The 300-seater indoor bar and nightclub features lavish interiors that make it a place fit for a sit-down meal as well as a chilled place where you can let your hair down and party. Some of the must-try dishes at Epitome are the Black Forest Paneer Tikka, Avocado Tikka Masala, Spicy Dragon Roll Sushi, Shawarmosas, Rubik’s Magic Cube, Amchi Mumbai, Black Jack Pillows and The Deserted Chocolate Oasis. Epitome also boasts of a large spread of Jain menu. One can’t leave without trying their absolutely delicious cocktails like the Epitome Smash, The Showgirl, MelonTwist, ButterBeer, Twist Popcorn, Epitome Sour and Spanish G & T.
Contact: 7045678000 / 7045678111
Timings: 12 pm-1:30 am
Average Price: INR 2,000 per person (inclusive of alcohol)
19. Hauz Khas Social, Hauz Khas Village (New Delhi)
SOCIAL chains have become the ideal spot for casually hanging out with friends or having lazy lunches or even working there when you need a change from your WFH setup. And Delhites will be glad to know that the OG outpost, Hauz Khas Social has reopened after it shut down during the pandemic. So go ahead and binge on your favourite dishes and get drunk on the house-special cocktails. And also keep an eye out for all the upcoming gigs by some of your favourite artists here. An interesting highlight about HKS is that this was the first place where Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehra, founders of boAt gave birth to their brand. And to honour that, the Boat-e-Kebab and Boat-e-Chaap are two new dishes that have been added to the menu.
20. Soy Como Soy, Kalyani Nagar (Pune)
Nikkei cuisine isn’t a far-fetched dreams for those residing in Pune either. Soy Como Soy brings the Asian and Peruvian mix to you. Helmed by chefs Rohit Vishnani, Sumair Singh and Richa Choudhary, the Soy Como Soy menu offers delicate flavours albeit with punchy notes. Some must-try appetisers include Squid Ink Maricos Fritos & Piman Aioli, Tofu Circulo, Nikkei BBQ Style Roast Eggplant, and New Zealand Lamb Chops with a lemongrass soy reduction. The in-house Cold Bar, Sushi & Sashimi takes centre stage with many offerings including the Macapuno Ceviche with house-smoked Hamachi, Salmon Tiradito and Hamachi Carpaccio. The Cold Bar also features delicious vegetarian options like Avocado Miso Tartare with truffle, togarashi and tapioca chips, Vietnamese Summer Rolls & Beet Carpaccio. You will also find umami flavours bursting from fresh tacos, robata skewers and baos with options like Corn Ribs, Ebi Wrapped in Bacon Skewers and Katsu Eggplant Bao. We’re salivating already!
Meal for two: INR 3,000 with alcohol
21. Chufang, Asian Kitchen and Bar, BKC (Mumbai)
What sets this Asian Kitchen and Bar is its drenched-in-red aesthetic and a beautiful antique Buddha sculpture made by artists from Hubli. In terms of food, there’s an array of delicacies to choose from–Java fish in banana leaf, Sushi, Blue Rice, Dimsums, Prawns Hargow, Spicy cheddar Broccoli, Crispy Prawns, Cheung fun, Pad Thai, and Kung Pao Chicken are just a few of the menu options that will enhance your dining experience.
22. SHOTT, Andheri West (Mumbai)
Meet Mumbai’s first SPARK bowling alley and arcade zone! Spark® is the industry’s first immersive, interactive scoring experience that surrounds the bowler in a one-of-a-kind experience as it delivers the latest technology and entertainment trends to your lanes. The arcade is filled with 100+ games, luxe bowling alleys and laser tag wars. In addition, expect lane-side butler service, innovative cocktails, and enough room to bring together large groups for a day of fun, laughter and good times. The resto-bar at SHOTT is the perfect place to unwind after bowling. The in-house restaurant & bar is operated by The Rolling Pin offering a patisserie, chocolaterie and boulangerie combined with all the offerings of an all-day restaurant. The chef at SHOTT will mesmerize you with a delectable range of foods in a mix of Greek, Lebanese and Asian cuisines, and bartenders will amaze you with their handcrafted cocktails. Simulative games, adventure sports, party banquets and a restaurant and bar for finger-licking food and delicious cocktails–SHOTT can be your new hangout spot with friends for an entertaining weekend or even a venue for a huge party.
Price: INR 375 onwards (Exclusive GST) for bowling, INR 82 onwards (Exclusive GST) for arcade games, INR 1,500 onwards for a gaming card
23. Slow Burger Co, Bandra West (Mumbai)
In a world where everything is available instantly or through a click of a button, the latest burger delivery kitchen wants you to slow down and bite into its slowly-grilled and freshly seasoned burgers. And what we like about is the multiple options offered here. Take your pick from non-veg options such as Louisiana Grilled Chicken Burger with Cajun ground chicken or the punchy Jamaican Jerk Chicken Burger. Even Indian flavours make their way to burgers through Punjab Da Puttar with stone-grilled tandoori chicken or Tandoori Salmon burger made with chargrilled salmon & raw mango mayo. Vegetarians can choose from Zurich Mushroom Burger made with slow-roasted mushroom, sautéed Portobello & cheese fondue melt, the slow pan-cooked Bombay Blast with a paneer bhurji patty or the seasonal Asian Jackfruit Burger with Thai-spice roasted jackfruit, kimchi & wasabi mayo.
Time: 12 pm to 12 am
Contact Details: 09151124124