So it’s Sunday morning, and not to point any fingers since this is a #judgementfree zone, but most of us are hungover and hungry. Breakfast is long gone and waiting for lunch is too much to expect from us.

This is where brunch comes in – mix the two meals, throw in a couple of glasses {or more} of mimosas and call it a day. We ardently admire this concept, and to share the love, have noted down our Sunday brunch favourites.

Hakkasan Mumbai, Bandra West

Photo courtesy: Hakkasan

Photo courtesy: Hakkasan

The newly launched Sunday Hakka Brunch at this Michelin-starred restaurant features a four course Oriental menu and unlimited drinks, which include fresh fruit cocktails, bitters and rare liqueurs like the Grape Melon Bellini, Fortune Teller alongside wine, beer and spirits.

The menu has something for the healthy eaters, with their Prosperity Salad, as well as a variety of dim sums, wok dishes and wraps for those who need to line their stomachs after a particularly chaotic Saturday night. We also enjoyed their dessert selections, which included mango crème brulee and a Passion fruit chocolate bar with white chocolate parfait.

#LBB Tip: We recommend booking here in advance, as getting a table on the spot would require a cosmic interplay of coincidence and luck.

Timings: 12pm to 6pm

Price: INR 2,500 plus tax

For more information or to view the menu, click here.

Saptami, Andheri East

Photo courtesy: Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport

Photo courtesy: Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport

Sometimes we just need to overeat on our very own cuisine. We head to Saptami when we’re looking for a brunch that has more to offer than just Italian and Oriental {and quite frankly is yum-my}. They focus on street food—which is excellent, and also have dishes like paneer tikka, malabari prawns, dhaba-like paneer, and even Bengali fish curry.

#LBBTip: A brunch at Saptami also gets you one-time entry into Holiday Inn’s swimming pool, so carry your costumes for a post-brunch dip in the water.

Price: INR 1,418 {without alcohol}, INR 2,055 {with alcohol}, INR 709 {For kids}

Timings: 12:30pm to 4pm

Blue Frog, Lower Parel

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Photo: Parikshit Rao

Blue Frog’s Sunday brunches are a great option when you want a relaxed long meal with longer conversations.

Their menu includes a long platter of salads, the breakfast classics like pancakes, waffles, a mean eggs benedict and a bread basket to soak up the hangover. Post that you can choose 5 vegetarian/non vegetarian food items.

We recommend going here with a bunch of friends and occupying one of the pods. This brunch is family-friendly as well, with the restaurant providing board games and activities for children.

Timings: Noon to 4pm, last order for brunch is at 3.30pm

Price: INR 2,000 {Without alcohol}, INR 2,500 {With alcohol} and INR 1,000 {for children between 2-10 years of age}

ASILO, Lower Parel

Photo courtesy: Asilo

Photo courtesy: Asilo

From classics such as eggs done any style, pancakes, waffles and cold cuts, to more fancy explorations such as Live Jambalaya {a French rice dish} stations, and drinks like Martinis, Margaritas and Bloody Maries, the Sunday Monsoon Brunch at ASILO at the St Regis the makings of a perfect brunch.

This is a spot we’re bookmarking for special occasions because of its high price. But with a rooftop view {covered, thankfully} of the Mumbai skyline and the pounding rain from the fortieth floor of the hotel, we might head there for no reason at all.

Price: INR 1,850 plus taxes for the full buffet spread and non-alcoholic beverages, INR 2,950 plus taxes for the sparkling brunch and full buffet spread;
 INR 4,950 plus taxes for the champagne brunch and full buffet spread

Timings: Noon to 5pm

The Little Door, Andheri West

Photo courtesy: The Little Blue Door

Photo courtesy: The Little Blue Door

Brunch at this cosy Mediterranean restaurant in Andheri is always a good idea.

It’s a relaxed setting with good music and food {you can choose from Italian, Greek or Spanish}. The food ranges from fluffy omelettes to French toast, and from pastas to cheesy risotto Along with sips of sangria, it’s a great place to tuck in, relax and spend away a lazy Sunday.

Desserts here are especially divine such as like Chocolate Indulgence, pineapple tart and cheesecake, and you know what they say, there’s nothing like a good {blueberry} cheesecake. Brunches get a little more exciting here with their karaoke station, just in case you feel like belting out a few tunes.

Timings: Noon to 4pm

Price: INR 793 including taxes {without alcohol}, INR 1393 including taxes {with alcohol} (to check prices)

Indigo, Colaba

Photo courtesy: Indigo

Photo courtesy: Indigo

After having eaten some fantastic lunches and dinners at Indigo, we were sure that we should go here to try their much-talked-about brunch, and we’re glad we did.

Have some antipasti, cheese, freshly baked breads, cold cuts and for salad-lovers, and one of the around 30 varieties of salads to choose from. You can choose one entrée from their menu and of course end the meal with tons of dessert.

Don’t forget to give the food company with sparkling wine and awesome cocktails – we love the kiwi margarita.

Price: INR 2,100 for one {includes alcohol}

Timings: Noon to 4pm

The Golden Dragon, Colaba

Photo courtesy - The Golden Dragon

Photo courtesy – The Golden Dragon

When food is all that’s on your mind {and trust me, that is familiar territory for us}, this is the ideal brunch. Unlimited dimsums? Unlimited dim-yums, more like. The Golden Dragon has over 20 types of dimsums to choose from —steamed, pan-seared or fried — and you can order as many as you wish. Wash them down with one glass of wine. Grab a friend {or two} and go, go, go.

#LBBTip: Getting a reservation earlier would be handy, and try and get there as soon as possible to get the most of the brunch.

Price: INR 2500 for one {inclusive of taxes}

Timings: 12.30 – 2.45 pm

Featured photo courtesy: Asilo