As much as it pains us to say this, the truth is that the only people who can give Delhiites a run for their money when it comes to food is Mumbai! If we Dilliwale can boast of our Paranthe Wali Gali and swanky, new cafes then Mumbai vasis can brag about their delectable street food (read vada pav) and the creme de la creme restaurants that dot the city.
Which is why we went and handpicked 8 eateries in Mumbai that make us green with envy and how we wish that they’d come to Delhi soon *fingers crossed*!
Offering the taste of an authentic, classic French patisserie, Le 15 Patisserie has everything from macarons, cupcakes to choux pastries, tarts, and cakes! If you have a friend in Mumbai, then chances are you’ve already drooled over their yummy macarons on your Insta feeds *#JealousFeels*!
With a strong focus on quality ingredients, attention to finer details and an air of sophistication about it, this one brings Paris to your plate with the perfect sweets to indulge in!
Meal For Two | Rs 500
Where | Andheri West, Lower Parel & Bandra West
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Le15Patisserie/
With its crisp and contemporary interiors and old-school vibe, this one makes for quite a sight! A lavish bar stocked with all your favourites, this is where parties bloom and conversations flow in Mumbai.
The menu here boasts of many unique fusions of desi recipes with new flavours and crazy creative drinks. We just have a message for Bombay Canteen - come to Delhi pretty please!
Meal For Two | Rs 2,000
Where | Unit-1, Process House, S.B. Road, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Lower Parel
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/TheBombayCanteen/
Picture Credits: Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman
The Iranian vibes and Parsi roots are strong with this one! Run by the third-generation of Kohinoors, this restaurant opened WAYYY back in 1923 in Bombay. Although the city is called Mumbai now, there are pieces of Bombay still left in this restaurant.
Maybe it’s the authentic Parsi food including dishes like the Berry Pulav or the untouched and vintage design of this place - all we know is that we want Britannia & Co. Restaurant in Delhi!
Meal For Two | Rs 1,000
Where | Wakefield House, 11 Sprott Road, 16 Ballard Estate
An age-old cafe that’s been around since 1871 *wide eyes*, the Leopold Cafe is widely referred to as Leo’s by Mumbaikars. It’s famous for its amazing artistic history and is one of the most-visited cafes amongst tourists. The cafe, though old, is a legendary eatery which carries itself with grace and we believe Leo’s will fit right in here in Delhi!
Meal For Two | Rs 1,600
Where | S.B. Singh Road, Colaba Causeway, Colaba
Picture Credits: rahul patel
One of the most iconic eateries in Mumbai, this one has a jukebox, wall murals painted by Mario Miranda and a unique retro vibe! This cafe was turned into a bar in the 90s and is popularly known as Mondy by the regulars there.
Meal For Two | Rs 1,300
Where | 5A, Metro House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba, Mumbai
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/cafemondegar/
The cafe has three outlets in Bandra West, but the Pali Hill one remains a favourite amongst patrons. A Portuguese-style villa on Pali Hill, this one is a crowd puller for its alfresco seating, relaxed atmosphere and comfort food. Known for its Chicken Sandwich and pocket-friendly rates, we long to get a taste of Candies in Delhi!
Meal For Two | Rs 700
Where | Pali Hill & Reclamation, Bandra West
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/candiescafe/
Although a carbon-copy of Delhi's Bukhara when it comes to menu and decor, Peshawari has a distinct aura to it. One of the few fine-dining restaurants where no cutlery is provided, this five star restro encourages diners to go all out desi and eat food with their hands!
Meal For Two | Rs 5,000
Where | ITC Maratha, Sahar Road, Chakala
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ITCHotels/?ref=br_rs
Established in 1986, this restaurant serves authentic Maharashtrian fare with mouth watering South Indian dishes. With the warm hospitality and cosy ambience, this is where Mumbai's affair with vegetarian dishes begins.
With a range of local street food (maska maar ke) and mithais on offer, it doesn't hurt that this place is pocket friendly as well!
Meal For Two | Rs 300
Where | 61, Mejwani, Sadanand, Gokhale Road (North), Opp Amar Hind Mandal, Dadar
Check Out Their FB Page | https://facebook.com/globalaaswad/
We’re waiting for the day when we can drop by these legendary eateries in Delhi!