No Vacancy – New baby at Carter Road – Bandra. Ashok Datwani who gave us Satranj Napoli opened this Bar and Bistro some days back. A bit different concept at the Bar where the Bar tenders cook behind their console. Overall the place has got a good feel to it. One would get the Lounge Feel as the night progresses. Cuisine – it has American / Italian / Tex-mex and Asian. Opens to public at 7 pm. Staff is attentive, service is good.
ARTH – New baby which has already taken Bombay by storm opened a fortnight back at Bandra (Ex Sanchos) the food at Arth is all about traditional cooking or rather ancient cooking. In the Era where Food was not cooked over Gas and the same is with Arth. It’s all about getting good and real flavours out of Charcoal/Wood Fire and some dishes hot sand.
Heard Chef has traveled all over to source some unusual ingredients from across India. Big towns/Villages and accordingly has crafted the Menu.
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:
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:
China 1 Bkc – sounded good !
Known for its Decor apart from the Far Eastern Cuisines ( Chinese , Thai , Asian and known for its Seafood )
I guess the sitting is 100+ has a lovely ambience and the food , here we go :
Asked for a Kokum Cooler – Not Available
Malibu freeze – Not Available
MockingBird Cafe – Nice vibrant place opened next to Indian Summer ( same owner ) Maybe the name inspired by the Famous Novel To Kill A mocking Bird .
Hardly in its second month and Packed ( reservation a must)
Nicely done interiors – bar fully stocked. Food hmm , let’s check out:
Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden – Perfect Name , Situated in Bandra , another perfect location chosen. Interiors well done. But Can and did get Noisy towards the end. A mix of Continental/Italian/Finger Food/Biryani/Pizza/Chinese hmm .. there is a saying ” Too Many Cooks Spoils the Broth ” – In this case had the chef stuck to less variants in cuisine – maybe it would have been better.
Any Ways – The beers which we tasted were good , but at the end i preferred having the KOLSCH – smooth light and good. As far as Beer goes , personally feel there has to be a variation in the taste – at a certain point , the beers i tasted had a monotonous flavour . Still KOLSCH was the winner.
The Good Wife ? what’s this name all about ? After my visit Perfectly Understand who ” THE GOOD WIFE ” is all . THIS IS IT !!
Difficult to describe this place, but in one word i would just say FANTASTIC. Has that Vibe , Energy , Class , Feel , Looks …. Some may call it a fine dine , a semi fine dine … For me it’s a casual chill out place though a bit high on the pricing but at the end of the day … it’s a great Feeling !!
Weekday and to see this placed packed – amazing !
Tea Trails – Nice Tea cafe’s and Bistro concept in India. 13 Branches Since 2013 and adding more . soon this would be known as a brand or already has established itself as one.
After some extensive research by the owners Tea Trails have managed to put together about 75+ varieties of teas + some Good Food in their menu.
The outlet where we had been was a vegetarian outlet but from what we came to know that they did manage to get permission to get the egg items in place.