Rivers2Oceans, Lower Parel: The sharks behind Pa Pa Ya and Masala Library will unveil their prized catch at Palladium, Lower Parel on June 25 –Rivers2Oceans, a luxe seafood restaurant. The kitchen will source locally and also borrow produce from around the world, including Japan and Russia, to put together dishes that the team describes as “Avant -garde”. Plus a champagne and caviar bar! Vegetarians, they promise not to forget about you. L1 Palladium Mall, High Street Pheonix, Lower Parel.
Nihonbashi, Colaba: There are a lot of rumours swirling around the iconic space recently vacated by Indigo, but we hear from several reliable sources that it will soon house Sri Lanka's famed Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi, brought to our shores by the guys behind Pizza Express. Launch date tbt. 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba.
Mustard, Worli: Goa sends its most recommended condiment to Mumbai, spreading it from Sangolda to Worli. Put your knives out for Mustard, a bi-lingual restaurant that keeps two separate menus – a Bengali one presided over by chef Pritha Sen and a French-influenced continental leaf led by chef Gregory Bazire. Why? “Because mustard, in all its forms, is immediately associated with both Bengali and French cuisine.” Doi Begun + Dijon-stuffed chicken? Slated to open in the first week of July. Ground floor, Atria Mall, Worli, menu on http://www.mustardgoa.in.
Pali Thai, Bandra: Ever since it was announced two years ago, fans have been waiting patiently for the third part of the Pali trilogy to release. The makers of Pali Village Café and Pali Bhavan will finally present Pali Thai to Bandra this July. Tall new banana trees in front of the façade seem to signal movement, so we’ll take their word for it this time. Read about the Thai restaurant’s Miami art deco feel, designed by celebrity architect Ashiesh Shah, on Architectural Digest here. Slated to open in the first week of July. Adarsh Nagar, Pali Naka, right next to Pali Bhavan, Bandra (W).
Uno Más - Tapas Bar & Kitchen, BKC: A new Spanish restaurant arrives in the corazon of BKC. The all day diner with a “European vintage vibe’ will serve small sharing plates, a kaleidoscopic of paellas, and imported cheer. Slated to open at the end of July. G Block, BKC Main Road, Bandra Kurla Complex.
Wine Villa, Juhu: In the same compound as Juhu’s new Indigo Deli, Wine Villa will offer 100 varieties of wine from across the world, on tap. An uninhibited view of the beach is a good reason to visit, as is the food menu (European with Asian and Indian currents), much of which is conceptualised by Diana Chan, Malaysian-born winner of MasterChef Australia 2017. Slated to open in July. Hoirizon Hotel, Juhu, opposite Juhu Beach.
Untitled, Colaba: The geniuses behind The Table and the boys of Woodside Inn combine their Colaba powers and prowess this season. They’ve taken over the bungalow left behind by Busaba , but are staying tight-lipped about other details. Watch this space for more! Slated to open in July. 4, Mandlik Road, Colaba.
Rue du Liban: Team Gustoso is increasing its share in the restaurant pie. After nailing the casual pizza space, parent company IndiaNapoli Hospitality is taking it up a notch with Rue du Liban, a posh Levantine restaurant that will open at Kala Ghoda in mid July. The menu will span across Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Armenia, Syria and southern Turkey. Rope Walk Lane Kala Ghoda.
The All New Café Zoe, Lower Parel: Honorable mention for Café Zoe that is in the process of shedding its previous skin. “Less grungy, more sexy,” is how partner Jeremie Horowitz describes the new Zoe, which will be ready first week of July (it’s open now, but still a WIP). You can expect lots of new small plates, about 40 wines by the glass and a smashing event calendar. Mathurdas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel.
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