Top 5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Mumbai
The dream city and commercial capital of India, Mumbai, don’t disappoint people when it comes to dealing with satiating their taste buds through its diverse food culture. With its cosmopolitan population from all over the world, Mumbai has become a melting pot of not just cultures, but also of rich traditional cuisines and exquisite flavors.
There is a delightful platter for every foodie in this gastronomic capital of India. Scroll through to see the best restaurants of Mumbai catering to every budget and every dietary preference and fill your belly before exploring the city’s market & shopping scenes.
5 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Mumbai
1. The Table, Colaba
The Table is an elegant and opulent restaurant located inside an old trust-building in Colaba of South Mumbai. The Table is one of the best and most celebrated restaurants of Mumbai, indeed all of India, and offers Continental, European, and Pan Asian food. It is awarded as ‘India’s Best Restaurant’ and has won several awards since it opened in 2011.
The Table draws inspiration from international culinary trends and utilizes them in creating a diverse and exciting menu. Since its opening, its cuisine-agnostic menu has remained remarkably consistent providing a true farm-to-table experience with produce from its own farm in Alibag.
The black and white striped mezzanine floors, green velvet armchairs, and the stylish sparkling high ceiling lights exude a warm lively romantic vibe. The long community table extends from the bar makes this place a warm lively and sociable setting and the upper floor is perfect for romantic dinners. The style and decor of The Table would fit well in any international metropolis as would the menu, which is a creative and eclectic collection of small and large plates.
The Taj Mahal Palace is situated at Apollo Bandar in the Colaba area and is 26 km away from Mumbai’s International Airport and 7 km from Central Railway Station.
Taglierini Pasta, Zucchini Spaghetti, Truffle Fries, Meat Balls, Ravioli, Chocolate Tart
₹4,000 for two people (approx) without alcohol
₹295 for a pint of beer (approx)
Lunch | Monday - Saturday, 12:00 Noon TO 3:30 PM
Dinner | 7:00 PM TO 12:30 AM
High Tea | 4:30 PM TO 6:30 PM (By Prior Reservation)
Sunday Brunch | 11:00 AM TO 4: 00 PM
Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust Building, Opp. Dhanraj Mahal, Below Hotel Suba Palace, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba, Mumbai 400039.
2. The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel
Located in the heart of Mumbai, near the office of Radio Mirchi in Lower Parel, Mumbai, The Bombay Canteen is designed as Bombay’s old colonial bungalow. The Bombay Canteen prides itself on recreating Indian regional dishes and reinterpretation of the diverse Indian traditional cuisines from all over the country, toasts them up into world-class dishes, served with a characteristic twist. With a rust-red exterior, retro sign, the stone walls, verandas, stained glass windows, high ceilings, a central dining hall with long tables on mustard-colored, patterned tiled floors lend the restaurant a sense of timelessness.
The menu is a refreshing mishmash of regional cuisines and a pleasure to skim through. The food selection is divided into Chhota (appetizers, chakhna-type items), Bada (main course), Patiala (large platter perfect for sharing and only served at dinner), Canteen Tiffin (served for lunch) and Din Bhar (served between 12 to 7 pm). The bar menu includes its unique selection of reimagined classic cocktails with firm Indian roots.
You can pick up old-school sweet and savoury snacks all day long from the bakery counter – ‘The Canteen Bakery’. To put it simply – the diverse Indian traditional cuisines at The Bombay Canteen celebrates India.
Tandoori Pork Ribs, Kejriwal toasts, Grilled Calamari, Goan pulled pork vindaloo desi tacos, my uncle’s coconut mutton, and Gulab nut
₹2,000 for two people (approx) without alcohol
₹250 for a pint of beer (approx)
Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 7 pm to 1 am; Monday closed.
Unit 1, Process House, near Radio Mirchi, Kamala Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013.
3.Bombay Vintage, Colaba
Yet another fine-dine place in South Mumbai, Bombay Vintage, creates a casual Indian-cuisine centric dining space, one that encapsulates the frenzied spirit of a young Mumbai. Its plush interiors divided into a downstairs bar area, wall panel painted in a deep Tiffany blue with vintage posters and a black and white bar in one corner, and lemon meringue yellow on the first level, nestled with velvet-upholstered chairs, mini-arched alcoves with tables, antique clocks & artifacts, Bombay Vintage exudes an aura of a bygone era and fine dining ambiance. A nice touch of its retro vintage knick-knacks picked from Chor Bazaar, old-styled toggle light switches, and a large map of the Seven Islands of Bombay recreates vintage Bombay.
The different shades and multitude of Mumbai are captured in its cuisine. The creatively illustrated menu of Bombay Vintage is like adequation to the history of this eclectic city, with flavors and textures of the Parsi and Gujarati dishes alongside the Mangalorean ones, and a selection of Mumbai’s punchy chaat (street food snacks) and refreshing coastal fare from Konkan and Goa that keep Mumbaikers going.
The Tiffin Curries menu looked interesting and divided into ‘light & easy,’ ‘tart & tangy’ and ‘rich & creamy’ sections. The drink selections are fabulous too, such as pink rose G&T. A lovely jazzy music from 1960s Hindi film and English rock-n-roll soundtrack creates a real classic mood for everyone to enjoy.
Bhindi Kurkure, Chura Paratha, Chicken Ghee Roast, Nalli Nihari, Lamb Chops, Neer Dosa
₹ 2,000 for two people (approx) without alcohol
₹ 325 for a pint of beer (approx)
12 pm to 12 am
Opposite Regal Cinema, Indian Mercantile Mansion, Regal Circle, Madame Cama Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400001
+91-22-22880017, +91-22-22880019; bombayvintage.co.in
Nestled in a high-ceilinged industrial space of Laxmi Woollen Mills in Mahalaxmi, Masque is Mumbai’s most ambitious ‘wilderness-to-table’ concept restaurant and has been celebrated for its ingredient-driven, elaborately crafted multi-course degustation menu. It’s a foodie magnet with a stylish and sophisticated dining area dimly lit under industrial-size test-tube lampshades, polished wood tables, velvet leather seats, and tall potted plants that contribute to the luxe set-up of Masque.
At Masque, contemporary Indian food isn’t about returning to regional recipes and simply plating them in exciting new ways. Every traditional and exotic ingredient used in their elaborately crafted menu is sourced straight away from the restaurant’s farm, a network of local farmers, and from producers in India.
Accordingly, restaurant’s three course chef’s tasting menus (10-course, six-course and three-course) which are dependent on the availability of seasonal produce are changed regularly as often as every fortnight. Emphasizing on zero waste and farm-to-table concept, its dishes are simply yet beautifully presented. Their cocktail selection is curated around Ayurveda and the five elements, which unlike the food menu doesn’t change.
Soft Shell Crab, Pulled Pork, Sunday Brunch, Wine, Cocktails, Dessert
₹ 7,900 for two people (approx) without alcohol, (Set menu (ten courses) is priced at ₹3,950)
₹ 450 for a pint of beer (approx)
07:30 pm to 12:30 am
Unit G3, Shree Laxmi Woollen Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Off, Dr E Moses Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, 400011
Yet another gem tucked away in a quieter stretch of Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) of Mumbai is the fine dining restaurant Trèsind Mumbai. Inspired by the ideology of ‘less is more’, Trèsind aims towards paving the ways for fostering the legacy of Indian food. Trèsind is a feeling of pleasant calm with its sophisticated modern interiors, splendid copper and gold-hued dining space with a prominent bar visible from every corner of the restaurant, lending each dining experience as a unique culinary journey.
The modern Indian menu at Trèsind is designed by chef Himanshu Saini, which exhibits traditional Indian cuisine from the sub-continent presented with a modernistic approach. Platters are served in a playful and engaging way, but every flavor coming out of the menu is explicitly Indian.
A few of the must-try is the chef’s 10-course tasting menu for the complete experience, Pani Puri Sorbet (Mumbai’s street food), and the chef’s signature dish ‘Khichdi of India’, a rice and lentil dish using various ingredients from the different Indian states.
Pyaz Ki Kachori, Amouse Bouche, Mango Dessert, Crispy Roomali, Sweet Paan, Chicken Cafreal
₹ 4,000 for two people (approx) without alcohol
₹ 300 for a pint of beer (approx)
12pm - 3pm & 7pm - 11pm
Ground Floor, Inspire BKC, G Block, Opposite Asian Heart Hospital, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, 400051