We all have our favourite eating spots around the city. But there are some places that just stand out from the crowd - be it for its amazing food, iconic decor or storied past. Read on for more!
Legend-ary! Have You Been To These Iconic Eateries In Mumbai Yet?
Cafe Leopold, Colaba
No matter what your opinions on the hype at Cafe Leopold, there's no questioning the popularity of this iconic eatery on Colaba Causeway. Crowded, busy and somehow laid-back at the same time, this one's earned pride of place on every list of must-visit eateries in the city. Featured in both news and pop culture, this one is particularly popular with tourists.
What to order: Split a beer tower among friends and wash down your Chicken Stroganoff, Chicken Wings, Mushroom Tikka
Gajalee, Vile Parle
One of the best-known seafood restaurants for classic coastal and seafood specialties, Gajalee is a fast favourite. With a no-frills atmosphere and lines out the door, they've got a quick turnover rate that's a testament to its popularity.
What to order: Bombil Fry, Special Clams Koshimbir, Crab Masala, Halwa Curry
Cafe Madras, Matunga
If the wait time is anything to go by, especially on weekends, Cafe Madras has earned a pride of place as an iconic eatery. One of Matunga's most well-known spots, this eatery is where you go to get your fill of fluffy set dosa, appam with stew, bisibele bhaat.
What to order: Set Dosa, Appam With Stew, and Bisibele Bhaat
Britannia And Co., Ballard Estate
Whether you agree that Britannia And Co. has the best Irani and Parsi cuisine in the city or not, there's little arguing about its popularity. Right from those chequered tables to the charmingly run-down interiors and nostalgic Duke's raspberry soda, there's much to make this place beloved.
What to order: Berry Pulav, Mutton Dhanshak, Sali Boti, Caramel Custard
Shree Thaker Bhojanalay, Kalbadevi
Do you all get cravings for a good thali? We know we do. And right up there on the list of iconic places is Shree Thaker Bhojanalay. This eatery, tucked away in the bylanes of Kalbadevi is famed for its unlimited veg thali and we're pretty sure it'll leave you on a food high.
What to order: Classic Thali, Sunday Thali
Old-school Mumbaikars will have heard of Khyber. This fine dine restaurant in Kala Ghoda does North Indian fare right. Mughal-style interiors, exposed brick work and regal ambience, Khyber makes for a royal dinner out and it's little wonder that celebs have frequented this spot on visits to the city.
What to order: Malai Tikka, Afghani Chicken, Butter Chicken, Paan Kulfi
Pali Bhavan, Bandra
If you're looking for a fine-dine experience in Bandra, Pali Bhavan combines beautiful interiors with gourmet Indian cuisine. Plus, they've got a stellar wine list to accompany your meal as well. For Indian food with a modern twist, plus a great vibe and vintage atmosphere, head to this iconic spot.
What to order: Edamame Aur Hara Chana Chaat, Tandoori Kairi Red Snapper, Alleppey Fish Curry
Mamledar Misal, Thane
Is there anything more satisfying than a spicy misal pav, especially in the monsoons or the winter season? This Thane outlet is the original Mamledar and has a serious cult following for their varieties of misal.
What to order: Mamledar Misal, Vada Usal Pav
Prithvi Cafe, Juhu
Prithvi Cafe is a go-to for Mumbai's college and artsy crowd. With its alfresco seating and strings of fairy lights, its got a cute ambiance that's great for unwinding over a cup of chai and hot snacks. We suggest making a point to stop and grab a bite before attending that next play or theratre workshop.
What to order: Suleimani Chai, Irish Coffee, Mixed Parathas, Kheema Pav
Delhi Darbar, Colaba
A popular joint that serves Mughlai, Delhi Darbar Colaba is a must-visit for anyone who misses pairing dal makhni, butter chicken and naan for the ultimate food fest. From a menu that changes every day to the classics – it has something for everyone.
What to order: Chicken Leg Barra, Murgh Musallam, Butter Chicken