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#HauteSpots: Your Definitive Guide To Eating Out At BKC!

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In an unbelievably short span of time, Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex — aka BKC — has become the city’s new hub for all kinds of activities. Apart from the impressive architecture, massive office complexes, and clean streets, it’s the restaurants here that are truly vying for your attention. A popular spot for corporate types who want to get a quick drink or two post work or a great meal with friends closer to the weekend, BKC is also frequented by young people from all parts of the city as well as families looking for a chic night out with the clan.

Once you arrive here, though, it’s really difficult to pick a spot to eat at. The choices are many, and each one is looking to outdo the competition. We don’t blame you if you’re often at a loss to take your pick. That’s why we’ve created this helpful guide to help you navigate the culinary labyrinth that is BKC. From the coolest pubs to the finest restaurants, you’ll find everything that you need to know in our handy list.

The next time you want to pick a place to eat at, you know where to look!

 

THE CAPITAL BUILDING 

SOCIAL

Capital Social

1. Social

Isn’t good old Social everybody’s favourite? The Capital Social is Mumbai’s fifth outlet and is designed in their signature rustic style. The cocktail menu is far-ranging, and includes quirky options like Old Monk Jal Jeera and Laal Salaam. If you’re looking to party or just want a quiet night out with friends, head to Capital Social.

Recommended Dish: Anda Shammi Pao
Hours: 9 am to 1 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,400 (approx)
Contact: 022 33715973

2. SodaBottleOpenerWala

Situated at the ground floor of The Capital building, SodaBottleOpenerWala is a Parsi restaurant with a chic, modern twist. It pays homage to our beloved Irani cafes in the coolest possible way. You’ll find a lot of office-goers hanging out here sipping on a pint or two as they enjoy their meals. The food is to die for.

Recommended Dish: Chicken Berry Pulao
Hours: 11:30 am to 12:50 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,300 (approx)
Contact: 022 40035678

3. The American Joint

Think of this place as your go-to for some good, solid comfort food. From fries and burgers to waffles and hummus, the nosh here is sheer bliss. Contrary to its name, this place is a vegetarian joint and even has a special Jain menu for discerning customers.

Recommended Dish: San Francisco Garlic Fries
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm, 6 pm to 11 pm
Price For Two: Rs 850 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151634

4. Dishkiyaoon

This hip restaurant has the coolest décor ever. Bath tubs, telephone booths, caged lamps — you’ll find them all here! They serve up North Indian and Continental cuisine and also have an elaborate drinks menu. This place is a great option if you want to grab some lunch with your friends or work colleagues.

Recommended Dish: Paneer Periogi
Hours: 12 noon to 1 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,200 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151608

5. China1

If you’re a music lover, China1 is the place for you. With gigs happening every weekend and staying open after hours, this restaurant turns into a chic night spot post 11 pm and is the ideal spot to hang out with friends.

Recommended Dish: BBQ Chicken Cheung
Hours: 12 noon to 1:30 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,800 (approx)
Contact: 022 67381111

6. The Good Wife

The Good Wife is well-known for its European-themed food and creative cocktails. If you haven’t visited this place already, pick up the phone and make reservations for the weekend. You will not regret it.

Recommended Dish: Mushroom Filo Wantons
Hours: 12 noon to 1:30 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,400 (approx)
Contact: 022 40109433

 

FIRST INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTER 

PIZZA EXPRESS

Pizza Express

1. Pizza Express

This pizza chain is always full to bursting. You will always find a long queue outside Pizza Express, so we recommend booking a table well in advance. The food though, is definitely worth the wait. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the amount of options on the menu!

Recommended Dish: Giardiniera Pizza
Hours: 11:30 am to 11 pm
Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151062

2. BusaGo

Yearning for some Asian food? Busago is the place for you. Treat yourself to their divine kaukswe, dumplings, momos, and more. The toffee-based banoffee in a cup is a must-have!

Recommended Dish: Burmese Chicken Kaukswe
Hours: 11 am to 11 pm
Price For Two: Rs 1,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 26533858

3. Masala Library

Jiggs Kalra’s Masala Library is fine dining at its best. Prepare to be amazed as mind-blowing dishes are served up at the speed of light. From the amuse bouche to the delightful mishti doi that cleanses your palate before your main course, dining at Masala Library is a gastronomic delight.

Recommended Dish: Dal Chawal Dumplings
Hours: 12 noon to 2:30 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm
Price For Two: Rs 5,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 66424142

4. Smoke House Deli

Here’s another classic option for a bit of comfort food. From the truffle scrambled eggs to the delicious chicken sandwiches, eating at Smoke House Deli will leave you beaming like a child at Christmas.

Recommended Dish: Chorizo Chilli Hot Dog
Hours: 8 am to 12:30 am
Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 33715962

 

MAKER MAXITY 

LIMA

Lima

1. Lima

A hot new place, Lima is known for its delicious Latino cocktails like the Rosemary Passion Chilli and the Lima Sour. Headed by chef Atul Kochhar, the food is predominantly Latin American. The décor is subtle and tasteful.

Recommended Dish: The Multicoloured Quinoa Salad
Hours: 12:30 pm to 3 pm, 6:30 pm to 12:30 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 30005040

2. Le Pain Quotidien

Entering this place will have you feeling like you’ve entered a world of chocolate delights! The deep brown interiors with the twinkling golden lights makes for a charming ambience. You will find corporates busily talking away over cups of coffee and a sweet cake or two. This place should definitely be at the top of your list.

Recommended Dish: Soft-Centered Chocolate Cake
Hours: 8 am to 12 midnight
Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 66431616

3. NRI

Also headed by Atul Kochhar, NRI gives you a host of dining options to choose from. If you love yourself some Asian, African or even Caribbean-inspired cuisine, get yourselves to NRI, which serves it all.

Recommended Dish: Grilled Calamari
Hours: 12 noon to 12 midnight
Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 30005040

 

RAHEJA TOWERS 

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Yauatcha

1. Yauatcha

This Michelin-star restaurant from London is doing phenomenally well at BKC. It has a beautiful open kitchen and provides patrons with a host of Cantonese treats. What’s more, there are actually 44 different kinds of dim sum on offer.

Recommended Dish: Ho Fan Noodles
Hours: 12 noon to 1 am
Price For Two: Rs 2,400 (approx)
Contact: +91 9222222800

2. Café Infinito

This chic European style café boasts an eclectic menu. From simple food like burgers and fries to the fancy varieties of Sri Lankan Chicken Curry and risotto, everything here is delicious. Hop in on a Sunday between 12 noon and 4 pm, to try out the Café Infinito Sunday Brunch.

Recommended Dish: Homemade Jalapeno Poppers
Hours: 12 noon to 1 am
Price For Two: Rs 1,300 (approx)
Contact: 022 26567777

 

SOFITEL →

TUSKERS

Tuskers

1.Tuskers

If you want to know what authentic Jodhpuri food tastes like, head to Tuskers. It’s a vegetarian restaurant that offers a variety of yummy dishes. This is definitely Gujarati and Marwari cuisine at its best.

Recommended Dish: Jodhpuri Mirch Pakodas
Hours: 12 noon to 3 pm, 7 pm to 12 midnight
Price For Two: Rs 3,000 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151418

2. Artisan

Artisan is not just a patisserie. It also serves alcohol. What’s more, if you visit between 6 pm and 9 pm, you can avail of their half-off offer on select drinks. But don’t forget to pick up a box of their divine artisanal chocolates.

Recommended Dish: Hazelnut Mocha
Hours:7 am to 9 pm
Price For Two: Rs 1,600 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151575

3. Jyran

Feel like going all out? Head to Jyran for an amazingly rich food experience. The beautiful décor only adds to the charm. The food is centred around the meals of the North Western frontier and will make you think of old-world palaces as well as the delicious food of the old days.

Recommended Dish: Awadhi Biryani
Hours: 12 noon to 3 pm, 7 pm to 11:45 pm
Price For Two: Rs 3,300 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151568

4. Pondicherry Cafe

Pondicherry Cafe is a 24-hour coffee shop and serves some delicious Cantonese food. It is almost like traditional Chinese food, simplified to suit Indian tastes. They even offer an elaborately done buffet, which will have you going for seconds, guaranteed!

Recommended Dish: Flammekueche Pizza
Hours: 24 hours
Price For Two: Rs 4,500 (approx)
Contact: 022 30151355

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