In the last few years, Mumbai has had a number of restaurants that have truly pushed the envelope when it comes to wine. These restaurants are led by people who are incredibly passionate and have elevated the food and wine experience available to us.

These are some of our personal favourites in no particular order, all of them offer wines by the glass and bottle and serve fantastic food in an extraordinary setting. By the way, Christmas is round the corner, so make sure you don’t miss out on some good wine.

Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar West

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Photo source: Olive Bar & Kitchen

Olive’s new wine list covers the globe with a range of styles of wines from both the old and new world. With an impressive 20 odd wines by the glass with an additional 60 by the bottle you will be spoilt for choice. Have them paired with Chef Rishim Sachdeva’s incredible culinary genius and you can’t go wrong.

Pali Village Café, Pali Naka, Bandra West

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Photos source: Pali Village Cafe

A pioneering and successful attempt to get Mumbai right on the wine scene since they had the courage to open a restaurant that serves only wine. Pali Village Café offers a range of wines by the glass and by the bottle from India and around world picked by Bazil and Mishali. They are also responsible for making sangria a phenomenon in Mumbai. Sit back, relax and take in that extraordinary ambience.

Vetro, The Oberoi, Nariman Point

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Photo source: The Oberoi

The only restaurant in Mumbai to have a separate tasting room where you are encouraged to taste wine before you even sit down for dinner. The Italian food has always been spectacular and the restaurant offers a range of Italian wines that pair perfectly in addition to wines from all over the globe. Everything here is done well- the service, the glassware and the decanters. This is a top notch fine dining experience.

The Table, Colaba

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Photo source: The Table

The team at The Table has created a landmark restaurant in India. A limited, but great selection of wine from all over the world served in small or large pour options, gives guests an opportunity to sample away different wines while eating Chef Alex’s delicious sharing plates. Take a seat at the community table and let them take you on a truly delicious wine and food journey.

Indigo, Colaba

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Photos source: Indigo

Mumbai’s first restaurant to have brought the concept of fine dining out of the five star hotel environment. With an enviable wine list even back when it started, Indigo has always taken wine very seriously. There is something truly magical about this restaurant, whether you are sitting at the bar on the ground floor drinking wine or enjoying a glass upstairs in the Burgundy Room. When weather permits, the rooftop alfresco dining is superlative. Plenty of choices for wines, both by the glass and by the bottle.

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