Light House Cafe Worli

Time Flies – It looks like it was just some day’s back that I wanted to Book a Table at THE LIGHT HOUSE CAFE, Worli – they were booked by WOW tables. It’s been a year already. This place is at Worli. Nice compact place. Only issue is the Aircon. However good the ambience decor vibe maybe, if a person is not comfortable – half the battle lost. Being a Sunday was packed.

Initially the service was poor but picked up. Better to sit in the outside section. Feels cooler.

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Flip Bar & Kitchen

FLIP Bar & Kitchen (Bar not yet opened) at this moment it’s ONLY FLIP KITCHEN.
.Another good effort by Chef Saif to get this place to a great start. The moment one glances the Menu (Its some signature creations of KM SAIF) which one needs to try. About this place – 2 levels. Upper level has Sheesha (more casual sitting – lounge feel) Ground level is good. Vibe is positive – overall a nice place and this type of cuisine were required in this Area.

Coming to what we had:

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Matahaari Worli

MATAHAARI – The latest and probably the best lounge in Bombay at this moment opened doors last month. If One has to research Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruida “Margreet” MacLeod ) stage name Mata Hari – you can write a Thesis on her.

At Worli – we get some glimpse what Matahaari is all about.
Interiors – The best in Bombay. Vibe/Feel/Ambiance just amazing and positive. It’s all about The CHIC look at the same time you go back yesteryear. Lot of Leather/Velvet used. And Spacious.

A mini Biography of Mata Hari . Some Minute details have been taken care of. Likes/Dislikes – her best color/drink etc. This place is Hugh divided into sections (Bottoms Up/The Parlor/The Gallery the Chamber/the Vanity and has a story of its own.

One need to go there have a feel of what I have penned down.

Coming to the Bar – Its Hugh/Long and loaded. (Bottoms up) Food menu looks
interesting as well.

Coming to what we had:

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The Lab Malabar Hill

When two friends sit over a a conversation and FOOD being a Subject. One of them puts up an idea Lets open a restaurant/Cafe ? DONE … Now what ? No background of food , look out for a chef , find a place get the interiors done and then the R & D. This is the story of this cafe at Walkeshwar.

LAB – the same is just correct. Small cafe at Teen Batti – Nice ambiance / cosy interiors. 2 levels. Ground is the kitchen , mezzanine is where the sitting is. Again 2 levels – One has a normal Table and Chairs and Low sitting – More relaxed and Comfort area. Lot of board games. Overall a perfect place. Hygiene level good , neatly done up and VFM. The menu impressed me. Vegetarian.

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The English Department Bar &

QUEEN # 3 – Way to Go Guys !!
After the Success of The English Department ( Malad ) and Newly Opened at Thane , This is Back to Back.
Frankly i was not so impressed with TED at Malad which i had visited about 10 Months back – Today was the opposite. The Menu remains the same but the recipes have changed. Thanks to the Head chef who is Ex. BBC.
Interiors look good – been there yesterday Morning – Evenings are totally different.
This place has a good vibe and looks positive.
Since it’s at Bandra West – The taste of the food is Apt for crowd living in that area. Menu is vast. One can get confused.
My overall experience was good – from Service to food a bit of a miss on the Dessert (Me and TED have this in Common )

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SIN – Marine Plaza

This is one place which i would really love to visit for desserts. I nice cosy place , part of the famous Hotel Marine Plaza , it has its own charm. Just hope the management keeps a couple of chairs for some coffee. It can have a cozy feel. Chef Naina has done a good job in creating and presenting some good egg less and with egg cakes and pastries along with some breads. We tried 5 of them as we were a part of tasting desserts this Saturday. Here is what we had :

 

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Smoke House Deli

SMOKE HOUSE DELI – one of my all time favourites has started a Healthy Menu. Frankly was in two minds, stick to the normal Menu or all out Healthy !! It was healthy all the way.
Just to give you a small brief about this place , it’s a cute little place at Pali Hill , they have a sitting on the lower floor as well as on the first. Decor is brilliant. White is commonly used in all the SMD cafes.
Brain child of Mr Riaz Almani who has with him SOCIAL/TASTING ROOM/SALT WATER CAFE and Prithvi Cafe ( i guess )
Not waiting much time here is what we had :

 

 

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Chili’s

Chili’s Grill & Bar an American Casual Dining Restaurant Chain which serves Tex-Mex Style cuisine. Founded in 1975 in Texas by Larry Levine currently owned and operated by Brinker International.
Been Visiting Chili’s since a long time , be outside India or India. Mumbai Chili’s surprisingly never gave that Wow experience. Today was different. Loved what I had. First the Vibe – was Jam Packed that makes a person happy .. you get that positive feeling once you enter the place. The Menu has been Transformed completely and lot of new and innovative dishes in store apart from some amazing cocktails. Service – TOP NOTCH ( Thanks Nikunj ) to have taken care of us with Cocktails and Amazing Food.

 

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OLD WILD WEST

IMG_1626Google Old Wild West or Wild West and you come across images of Mexico, Cowboys, Wood, Burgers , French Fries, Guns etc ….

You enter this Place called the Old Wild West a newly opened thyme restaurant at Kamla Mills and wow .. This has most of the elements which one has imagined including a Mechanical Bull and take a Selfie at the Selfie wall.

Hugh place this about 4000 sq feet very nicely done up. Sitting is spacious , not cramped unlike other places. Hugh Bar fully stocked.

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