Top 10 Best Restaurants in Bandra West & East for (Lunch & Dinner)
Bandra is one of the best places to dine in Mumbai. Restaurants in Bandra West in Linking Road, Hill Road and Reclamation compete to attract and retain customers with gourmet food (Haute cuisine) and excellent service. Fine dining definitely has an edge in Bandra west which is now home to some of the famous celebrities and rich businessmen, but casual dining is the crowd puller. Given the decent ambiance which is now commonplace, the taste of the food and good service are the factors that count.
Besides high class restaurants serving continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisines with the good ingredients, some eateries in the street are equally good in taste and aroma. After all, Mumbai is the best place to eat street food in India. For foodies, whether they are looking for original street food or gourmet food in fine dining ambience, Bandra offers at least one best choice in every category. We listed top 10 best restaurants in bandra west and east READ THIS LIST ONE BY ONE FROM NUMBER 10
Pali Bhavan adds art to food. The ambiance is deliberately spoiled to look rugged kindling memories of old Bombay in the pre-independence era. Even the tableware is rustic, but what makes it special is the preparation and presentation. The chandeliers, a wall full of pictures and the bar area makes it appear like a movie set.
If you have visited family owned cafes in Europe, Villa Vandre would resemble them inch by inch. Every item is carefully prepared not only to taste perfect but also look great. The Birdsong, Kofuku, and Imbiss also give more importance to presentation and customer experience besides great tasty delicacies.
Bandra has many option like Continental, Italian, European, American and Chinese restaurants besides the best of Indian dishes from all around the country. Bastion in linking road, the seafood specialty co-owned by Canadian born chef Kelvin Chueng serves dishes made from mud crabs to lobsters.
The curries and steamed items are highly recommended. Another notable establishment in the Queen of Suburbs is the famous international restaurant chain Hakkasan which opened its doors in 2011. The bar and restaurant’s brunch covering food and wine offers more value, but the Ala carte is quite costly. Originally conceived as a high class Chinese restaurant, the menu has handpicked dishes from the best parts of the world.
Highway Gomantak in Bandra East serves good seafood dishes like pomfret fry and curry. Tiffin Box etc. in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is the perfect joint for south Indian, Gujarati and Rajdhani vegetarian items. BusaGo near near Start Bucks in Bandra East has a branch in West as well. It serves genuine Korean and Thai specialties. With some of the best Bagels, French toast, Truffle, Ham and soups, Smoke House Deli in BKC should ranks among the best places for breakfast in Mumbai. For lunch (stomach full meals), Sadichha Restaurant in Bandra East near Sai Baba Temple is quite a deal with its spicy fish curry and steamed rice.
The Village Shop in Hill Road is very impressive. The restaurant claims to use ingredients procured from local sources. Organic gluten free Vegan desserts, Mutton stew and Kheema Pav are must try dishes. At Jai Hind Lunch Home, one can expect great Indian cuisines at cheap prices. However, the ambiance is very casual and definitely not the type where you plan your next candle light dinner.
The Fish thali with choices like Surmai and Bombli prepared in konkan style is quite filling. Salt Water Café in Reclamation isn’t recommended for the thrifty. They serve Italian, American and European cuisines along with a rich choice of champagnes, wines, whiskeys, cocktails and shooters. Except the many street food joints, Bandra has very little choice to try out original Indian food. Masala Bar with candle lit interiors serves Indian dishes most of us haven’t even heard of. Their presentation style is very unique. Despite the food and service, it appears like a dark room and it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Jai Jawan serves Tandoori and Punjabi cuisines. The place is very crowded though the taste is worth the wait. The golden fried prawns, Koliwada specials and kebabs are mouth watering. With thousands of patrons, Jai Jawan has carved a niche for the brand. Over 15 successful years in operation, the quality and quantity is always consistent. Burger fans shouldn’t miss Yorrick's CookHouse, the home of big cheesy juicy burgers.
The subs, burgers and pizza varieties are not just for namesake, but taste differently as well. It is a good place to try Italian cuisines like pasta and spaghetti. Veranda, a bar and restaurant boasts a wide menu with choices from pumpkin seeds to chicken chettinad. It serves foreign liquor and imported beer at affordable prices.
Drop into Taj Mahal Tea House (TMTH) and you’ll be astonished to find out the choices of tea they serve. For the record, TMTH offers every type of tea conceivable by man. Food is sold as platters for vegetarians and non-vegetarians separately. At TNTH, the idea is to put tea first and food as side orders..
Persian Darbar, an Mughal food specialty restaurant also serves Arabian dishes in a good ambiance justifying its high prices. Global Fusion specializes in Japanese cuisines like Sushi which are not so popular with Indian population. In order to keep the business running, the menu has selected Indian and Chinese items.
In Pali Hill, Bandra West, 5 Spice operates a branch with the same menu run in other locations. 5 Spice fish varieties are very good and so are their noodles and fried rice. There are many choices for desserts too. Elco is pure vegetarian serves tasty food in decent quantities at fair prices (mostly around Rs. 100). If eating is your primary purpose, the street food shops in Bandra should be your last destination. A word of caution; there are good eateries which serve street food in original taste, style and flavor at cheap rates, so please avoid unhygienic places.
MacCraig’s and Candies are two notable joints that serve a wide variety of Mumbai street food in a casual dining environment. Quick serve, hot and freshly prepared dishes as spicy as your wish are some reasons why many customers visit them regularly. For foodies who love quick bites only on road side stalls can opt for Carter’s Blue (real good chicken shawarmas) and Kalpana (Burgers and Bakes). Kunjvihar Vada Pav Shop and Pack-A-Pav serve Vada pav in original taste.