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DesiKlub, Nariman Point

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Quirky funky fusion at its best

LOCATION ? DESI KLUB is located at Nariman point the perennially busy commercial hub of amchi Mumbai opposite the very famous Status restaurant .

AMBIANCE ? Indo western fusion with a twist of Bollywood is what defines this small yet cosy eatery .

DRINKS ? I ordered the RASPBERRY ROSE COLADA THICK SHAKE as per the captain?s recommendation & boy what a treat to the tastebud?s it was ! Smooth , rich with vibrant burst of Raspberry served chilled ..It put a huge smile of contentment on my face & I was eager for more .

FOOD ?A Special mention for the names of the dishes which are very meticulously planned & executed to perfection here which definitely catches the attention of the guest . I ordered the CHITTHI AYI HAI ?spicy paneer stuffed in rumali roti which was a sheer melt in the mouth with mild sweet Waldorf salad .served in an innovative bamboo boat platter . Impressed & how ! Next I ordered the paneer spaghetti veggie sizzler which was more than sufficient for two people .?

SERVICE ? Prompt ! the staff here knows exactly what to recommend to their guests after consulting them about their preference.

OVERALL ? Value for money . Do visit atleast once if you are looking so something funky .The bill comes in a ?clothes iron with imli golis in it . This place will not disappoint you .

The Boston Butt, Fort

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Simply Brilliant

LOCATION - The Boston Butt ?I hit upon this place when the elevator at the Royal Oaks Kala Ghoda was out of service & I had to climb up the stairs to the Irish Coffee House . As my friends had already started with drinks there I decided that next time we friend gang up I will suggest them this hide out which looked tempting enough from the outside as I could hear live music being played which is a rare sight in Mumbai & Yes they were indeed very happy with my recommendation when we visited this place within a week .

AMBIANCE - Simple yet sophisticated having its own English country side charm .

FOOD - The highlight of this place is the Food which won my heart & received a clear THUMPS UP from my side . Limited menu ; the dishes are brilliantly flavoured .

SERVICE - The staff is very well dressed , well mannered , courteous & they know their food well enough to recommend stuff according to the taste preference of the customers ; compared to the clueless vernacular at most places .

OVERALL - A must visit for sure .

Relax Fast Food, Wadala

3.8

tawa pulao is to die for

Relax - I have been ordering food (home delivery) from this joint atlest 2-3 times a week for many years now .
Moderately priced I simply love their Cheese Paneer /Mushroom Tawa Pulao .

They have maintained the same quality & taste consistently for so many years which is a big feather in their cap .Their portions are sufficient for 1-2people & its value for money .

Their indo chinese is highly recommendable & high on my list are the schezwaan rice / noodles / munchurian .

Also I frequently order their pav bhaji which has never failed to disappoint me .

Their service is very quick & i get my delivery within 15-20mins as i reside in the same vicinity .

Do try once is all I have to say !

Garnish, Matunga East

3.0

Food is value for money here !

LOCATION - Garnish is located at King Circle Matunga on the main road .This fast food restaurant itself is a landmark as directions are give in & around it .Having educational institutes in the same vicinity like Don Bosco School ,Khala ,Udct & Vjti colleges ; this joint is frequented by students & youngsters most of the time .

AMBIANCE - They have an AC section which is spread on two levels .This place gets a little crammed & noisy most of the times . I personally prefer sitting outside in the non AC section which is breezy having vibrant orange chairs giving a young feel to the place .

FOOD - They are famous for their south indian delicacies , indo western chinese , north indian & fast food . I order home delivery from here regularly but if i have some quick meetings they are mostly scheduled at this place .Their Mint Mojito Cooler is very fresh & tasty with the right hint of lemon . My all time favourites are the cheesy garlic bread for starters & exotic veggies in hot garlic red sauce with paneer schezwaan rice washed down with fresh strawberry milkshake .

SERVICE - Depending on the crowd the service varies but a minimum 15mins is what should be expected .The staff is usually polite .

OVERALL - If you are in matunga & looking for good hygenic food which is easy on the pocket then ask anyone where is Garnish !

The Barking Deer, Lower Parel

3.4

Buffet lunch is worth a try once

LOCATION ?Barking Deer Brewpub is located at Mathuradas Mill Compund ; once here you have to ask for directions to find this place .With the likes of Socials , BSE , Doolally Taproom mushrooming all over Mumbai for drinks & dining ; this is one place which gives them serious competition as far as beer is concerned .

AMBIENCE ? The aroma of freshly brewed beer hits your once as soon as you enter this place . The interiors have a warm wooden feel .

DRINKS ? The offer you tastings of various beers with a description of each for you to choose from .

FOOD ? Lunch buffet is reasonable enough which offers wraps , thai mains & mini desserts along with a drink . We ordered the ala carte as well as the buffet . Their quality & quantity are both very good .

SERVICE ? The staff is polite & know their drinks & food well to give ample suggestions as per your liking . An order takes 15 mins minimum .

OVERALL ? If you are a hard core beer lover them you should not miss this place .

Coffee By Di Bella, Mahim

3.0

Thick shakes are delicious here

LOCATION -DI BELLA - This place is walking distance from the shivaji park ground as well as Hinduja Hospital .It is easily accessable as it it located on the ?main road ; serious competitors being Cafe Coffee day having 2 outlets in the same vicinity along with Barista which is just down the road .

AMBIANCE -Divided into 2 -It has an AC section which is cosy but can get crammed & noisy ; I prefer sitting outside with lots of fresh air & cool breeze as the sea is close by . The seating arrangement is comfortable as people sit here for hours having meetings , dates , discussions etc ,

DRINKS - I ordered the humongous ?Melbourne Freakshake & boy it was quite a mouthful . This is overloaded with all things sinfully sweet like the waffle , nutella , chocolate syrup , rich cream & ofcourse the coffee & chocolate nutties . I thoroughly enjoyed devouring ever bit of it .

SERVICE - Depending on the crowd the service varies for a minimum 20 - 25 mins for the order to come to you table .The staff is well educated to suggest variations as per your choice .?

OVERALL - One of my favourite places for good coffee..I will definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to have a heavenly cup of delicious goodness.

Trattoria, Vivanta by Taj - President, Cuffe Parade

3.5

Not Recommended

LOCATION ? TAJ PRESIDENT as landmark stands tall since many decades in Cuff Parade ; one of the most expensive & prestigious properties of south Mumbai .?

AMBIENCE ? The textured wall & yellow lights over wooden ceiling adds a soft romantic touch to this cosy Italian restaurant .

DRINKS ? We visited during evening time & ordered the chocolate milkshake & iced tea . Both were strictly average as far as the presentation , taste & flavor were concerned . The shakes & chilled teas available in regular coffee joints are much better then what was served to us in a ?La 5star?.

FOOD ? As per the captain?s recommendation we ordered the veg deconstructed lasagna ; when it arrived I was wondering what it really was ?! boiled vegetables tossed in tomato sauce topped with a table spoon of melted cheese ! really ?! I pay a bomb for this ! The quantity was not even sufficient for even 1 person .

SERVICE ? The staff is polite like in all 5stars .

OVERALL- AVOID ! HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED ! TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY .I FELT CHEATED .

Cafe Mysore, Matunga East

3.4

Dosa with ghee & gunpowder - this is the place !

LOCATION - Cafe Mysore is located at King Circle Matunga . A famous south Indian cuisine joint ; it is a landmark in it self known for serving quick on the go breakfast items ; frequented by students as there are many schools & colleges in the vicinity & also service class people looking for affordable yet healthy filling meals .

AMBIENCE- Simple , ?no frill , no drama , a little cramped ?& noisy when the seats are full . You have to wait for 1/2 - 1 hour in line over the weekends as it is packed inspite of it being spread on ground & 1st floor .

FOOD - Matunga being a mini south India it is flooded with joints serving cuisines from down south , hence Cafe Mysore has serious competition from the like of Ramashray , Arya bhavan , Shree Sundars , Idli house etc . But inspite of everything it has consistently maintained its quality which attracts foodies from all over Mumbai . As I stay close by this has been a frequent place for my family for ?a hearty sunday brunch ?. We order the idli wadas , dosas , ragi masala dosas , curd rice , pinapple sheera , chaas always . Their mulgapuri (gunpowder ) is very fresh served with ghee . Also I like the taste of their sambar which is not too sweet .

SERVICE - Quick , polite , precise , no nonsense .

OVERALL -Decent place but a little over priced .

Cream Centre, Goregaon East

3.1

Too good ! Highly recommended

LOCATION ?Cream centre a pure vegetarian restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Oberoi Mall Goregaon . Being a busy mall this place is always packed with people who come here for shopping . Hence there is always a waiting of 15 mins to ? hr .

AMBIENCE ? High ceiling with abundant spot lights give this place a spacious airy look . They have the couch & chairs both types of seating arrangements depending on the group size & comfort of the customers . Modern yet classy & comfortable is what defines this place best .

FOOD ? They have a very impressive menu serving wide variety of dishes which actually spoil you for choice . We ordered the PANEER KA BAAP SIZZLER as the name sounded intruding along with the detailed description . When it arrived it surely was huge ! The quantity was sufficient for 2 people Priced at Rs 545/- + taxes this was surely value for money ! Sinful ? it had assorted marinated grilled cottage cheese & potatoes served on a bed of steamed riced & onion cashewnut sauce ,grilled vegetables & French fries . I devoured & thoroughly enjoyed every element of this dish as it was prepared to perfection . The presentation also gets full marks .

SERVICE ? The staff is polite & the service is quick .

OVERALL ? I will highly recommend this place if you want to spend some quality time accompanied with quality food with your loved ones over elaborate lunch or dinner .I am definitely visiting this place for sure .
Their key is the food Quantity , Value for money & Attractive presentation .

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Rooftop breeze at night - bliss

LOCATION ? 24 Sheesha Loungue is located in Khar (w) walking distance from the station . Its on the rooftop of Empressa Building ; you have to ask your way around to reach this place .

AMBIENCE ? Roof top spread over 2 levels this place is airy for sure ! Adored with beautiful Sheesha's of various sizes at the entry it sets you in the mood for some chilled out time with friends . The have a swing which is a highlight ( a rare sight in Mumbai ) . Low seating mini bed like couch seating with center mosaic tables on level 2 & table chair seating on level 1 . This place is fairly spacious & looks even more beautiful post sunset with the dim lights .

FOOD ? We ordered the VEG SAMPLER which consisted of a platter full of paneer tikka , brushettas , corn cheese balls & kung pao potatoes priced at Rs 650/- + taxes . The portions were large & quantity sufficient for 2 people . All items were very well prepared .

HOOKKA ? We ordered the paan flavoured hookka which was flavor some & enjoyed it with the cool breeze perched on the low seating couch which was very comfortable .

SERVICE ? The staff is polite & the service is slow . You have to wait for 20- 30 mins for your order .

OVERALL ? I will recommend this place as I had a pleasant experience , a little expensive though .

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