Waiting for a friend at the airport? Or did your punctuality come back to haunt you after you realised your flight wasn’t leaving for another three hours? Here’s a list of eateries in the area where you can mull your travel decisions and time management skills over a good meal.

Vedaa’s Fine Dining

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Photo source: Stu_Spivak via Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

This eatery is very close to the domestic airport and specialises in Mughlai and North Indian cuisine. With a fully stacked bar, it’s a good place to grab your favourite drink. Try their tandoori items {tandoori mushroom, tandoori chicken, tandoori jhinga, or their Peshawari seekh}, and for the main course you can opt for their house specialities such as the Murgh Musallam {we hear it’s quite good}. Getting here isn’t too tough, which means you don’t have to be too bothered about carrying around your luggage everywhere.

Red Grill

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Photo source: Rovingl via Flickr [CC BY 2.0]

Love seafood? Head to Red Grill to instantly put your cravings to rest. If you want to jump in straight to the main course, opt for their Goan prawn curry with steamed rice. They also have a continental menu, though limited, but we hear some of their delicacies are fairly well-made, such as the grilled chicken or tenderloin. They also have a tenderloin stew, for those interested. Their expansive Indian and Chinese veg and non-veg menu will give you plenty of options to choose from. They also have a full bar service.

Summer Harvest

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Photo source: Summer Harvest

A scrumptious meal after a long flight? Hell yes! Head here for the amazing home-style fish curry and steamed rice or the all-time favourite biryani. If a quick yet fulfilling meal is what you desire, and you wouldn’t mind some booze on the side, then this is where you should be.

Mumbaikar’s

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Photo source: Sharonang via Pixabay [CC0]

Mumbaikar’s will give you enough privacy, food and alcohol if that’s what you’re looking for immediately after heading out of the airport with your long-lost friend. They have a variety of cocktails and their menu is expansive. Given the fact that the restaurant is called Mumbaikar’s, they house Maharasthrian, Gujarati, and Parsi cuisines, along with a spread of Chinese delicacies.

Cafe Cubano & Curry Leaf

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Photo source: Cafe Cubano and Curry Leaf

You guessed it right- this one’s the most happening of the lot. A full bar service {honestly, get here to drink}, smoking room, delicious food and live screening of matches – what more does one need? The music is loud, and seats are usually quite easy to find.

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