Lit Dinner Scenes: Dine Under The Stars At Mumbai's Iconic Gallops

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What Makes It Awesome

Mahalaxmi Racecourse cannot be completed without us bringing up the iconic Gallops restaurant. Known for its old-world charm and popular staples on the menu, what greets you first is the gorgeous green entryway with picket fences, a racecourse right in front of you, lush greenery, and a feeling like you've stepped into the world of Tolkien, hoping to see Hobbits around you once you enter. And now, they've introduced something new and fun this Festive season. Read on to unravel. 

You can now dine under the stars (quite literally) when you're at Gallops Al fresco. This space of the restaurant has tables and chairs that are spread out in a spacious manner, in order to ensure social distancing. The Al Fresco outdoor venue gives you access to the vast open sky while you gorge on some stellar food and drinks. They've got lounge seating, as well as intimate dinner tables, and the service (as usual) is top notch. There are pretty chandeliers and fairy lights on the trees that form a beautiful canopy. You'll be in awe of the sheer elegance of the space, while you feast on scrumptious food. The festive menu comprises soups like the Wild Mushroom and Truffle and the French Onion, appetizers like Jhinga Ambi, Bacon-wrapped Prawns, Dahi aur Khoye ke Kebabs, and the large plates have delicacies like Roast Lamb in pepper and wine sauce, or Kadhai Prawns, Lemon Tikka Masala, and so much more. But before you begin stuffing yourself with the goodness of Gallops, don't forget to call for special cocktails like the Tikki Exhaust, Elderflower Tea Valley, Botanical Mule, and a lot more. 

While you're at Gallops, it's a great idea to check out their indoor beauty too. The main room is, well, rustic and pretty. Teak furniture, chandeliers and pretty drapes add to its charm. There are booths and then tables for seating as well. Coming to the menu, you'll find a generous mix of Indian and Continental. For appetizers, you can start off with the Hyderabadi fish, or one of their salads (we personally love their Bulgur Wheat & Artichoke Salad), or opt for their succulent kebabs that'll leave you wanting more.

Their main course isn't complete without trying their Chicken A La Kiev (be expected to wait for 30 minutes, but, so worth it), or their Asparagus & Corn Cecelia for the vegetarians! Another thing that you should not forget to try is their Baked Alaska, that's fruit cake and ice cream that's flambed on the top. 


If you're thinking of a great place for a first date (or any date for that matter) or you're looking to dine under the stars with your fam and friends this festive season, we cannot recommend this enough. Make your way here and treat all your senses, folks!