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Imagine a culinary playground stretched like dough across 1,29,000 square feet. Here, you can whirr with Dragonflies to dim, glowy bars; mine the secrets of Parsi ladies; sip on a milkshake with your date; play drinking games with colleagues; pause for a loose leaf tea…and you’ll still have plenty more to explore.

Welcome to The Orb, Mumbai’s first integrated food, beverage and entertainment hot spot. Ride here and you’ll find a whole new universe populated with a curated lot of high energy bars, lounges, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, dessert stations and candy stores. If you’re planning a hop (located in the same compound as JW Marriott Sahar) – and you should – see some of our favourites below:

Dragonfly Experience: For A Lounge Glow

Serial restaurateur Priyank Sukhija’s Dragonfly offers a plush space, new age Pan Asian cuisine, handcrafted signature cocktails.

Jumjoji: For Dhansak & Duke’s

Mine the secrets of Parsi kitchens at Jumjoji, where partners Pravin Shetty (Shettysons hospitality) and Boman B. Irani, want to share their love for food. Try Zenobia's cheese and onion chicken sausages, washed down with a with a nostalgia-inducing Duke’s Raspberry soda.

Play Lounge: For Drunken Chess

This high energy lounge does amazing cocktails and offers all sorts of board games that you can play while drinking. Chess with shots, anyone? Your move.

Rassasy by Barcelos: For 50s Style Fun

South African brand Rassasy by Barcelos finds a Bombay home at The Orb, where the kitchen, bar and DJ booth are influenced by a retro current.

Nasi and Mee: For Oodles of Noodles

A fourth generation Malaysian/Singaporean, Ravi conceptualised Nasi and Mee as a space where he could introduce the Indian market to the authentic comfort food that he grew up with. PS: The Xiao Long Bao or flavourful soup dumpling is a work of art.

Cheaters: Diner Style Love

Cheaters brings you their take on the American Diner that fuses American and Continental cuisine with their own twist. Our picks: Baked Camembert Cheese, Wild Mushroom Baklava; and Cheaters Style Pork Ribs.

Starbucks, Chaayos & Other Cafes: For Steamy Nights

If you’d rather skip the bar hop for a PG13 night, several cafes await. Yes, The Orb has a Starbucks, Chaayos, Love & Latte and Keventers too.

Clearly, a great place to jump sip.

Getting there: THE ORB Mumbai, next to JW Marriott Sahar, IA Project Rd, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri East. Visit, call 02229265000, follow them on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter


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