#HauteSpaces: Embark On A Middle-Eastern Journey With Khaleesi
Who doesn’t love a pretty home/work space? I know the answer to that one. So now, every week, I will go in search for the most stunning indoor spaces in our country that will inspire the inner decorator in you. Unique, colourful, or quirky, these photo stories are sure to leave you spellbound, like mouth-hanging-open spellbound. If you know or use a space that fits the description, ping me and we can chat! It can be anything from a home to an office, a studio to a restaurant — if it is fun, I’m game!
Even though I featured a café just last week, this new restaurant in Mumbai is too tempting to not write about. Swaraaj Kapoor launched his second outlet of Khaleesi and it is already on everyone’s wishlist. Contrary to its name, it has nothing to do with Game Of Thrones, but don’t get disappointed yet, the interiors will definitely bowl you over. Opened in Andheri, joining the gorgeous landscape of Mirabella, this restaurant is for all you pita bread addicts.
One look and you’ll find new meaning in the word ‘magnificent’. Khaleesi literally means the ‘Queen Of Middle East’ and it sure is living up to its name. As you walk in, you will be welcomed by the soothing hues of blue. The walls are half done in most places, leaving a raw, beautiful effect. Terra cotta pots line the floors with a few of them wrapped in ropes. Candles add to the whole aura and light up the place in the most romantic way possible. The tables are made of wood, with cane lamps hanging from the ceilings. The intricate work on the other section of the restaurant is reminiscent of that of a palace. Mirror-work lanterns, throw pillows, and turquoise blue couches set the scene for a belly dance performance. Find yourself thrown into the Arabian Peninsula with cart wheels, off-white brick walls, hand prints on the walls, white printed curtains to match the interiors, and so much more. It’s like they ransacked Good Earth to design this place!
The restaurant is huge, giving you ample space to enjoy some heartfelt conversations over lip-smacking Middle-Eastern food. There are separate sections for group dinners, ensuring privacy when you want it. You have a choice of dining either in the inside area or the alfresco space, with trees for company. Either make great spots for a candle-lit date.
Then again, GOT fans will actually have a fantastic time here, regardless of whether there are dragons or not. This is one of those times when I’ll let the pictures do the talking! Scroll down for a glimpse into this to stunning heritage restaurant.