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June 23, 2024

New exciting menus to try out in Mumbai

Schenelle Dsouza 
Mumbai is a city known for its diverse culinary scene. While the number of restaurants and eateries continues to expand, it is the existing eateries that leave us amazed with every new seasonal menu. For the current summer-monsoon season, restaurants around the city play with inspiration from local and global influences while creating experimental curations that have coloured us impressed. If you’re looking to try out some delicious new menus in the city, here are some of our favourite new menus to check out.
Photo Courtesy: Akina
Contemporary Japanese restaurant, Akina’s Izakaya Social Club presents a scrumptious selection of contemporary Japanese tapas, paired with refreshing twists on Japanese Hi Ball cocktails along with a carefully curated wine program. The menu takes off with a round of tacos including rock corn and water chestnut nori taquito and seared salmon belly nori taquito, and salads like spinach and soba noodle salad or the crispy shiitake salad. Larger plates comprise richer bites such as baked potato or fried potato terrine, pumpkin & cheese okonomiyaki, and prawn toast okonomiyaki, including tofu, mushroom & kimchi dumplings, chicken & shiitake gyoza, and the asparagus skewer and Tokyo wing yakitori. End the meal on a sweet note with miso cappuccino or coconut chawanmushi.
Address: Akina, Golden Palace, Turner Rd, opposite Mala Sinha Bungalow, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050.
Photo Courtesy: Blah
Unveiling a host of new delights, the Blah 2.0 menu is fun, dynamic, and fully experimental. Crossing boundaries between Pan Asian and Mediterranean with fusion Indian flavours, the menu features plates like Mexican mango avocado sushi roll, smoke chicken dimsum in ramen broth, and a mix of sweet and savoury croissants like baklava, black forest, raspberry croissant, and more.
Address: G 4, Plot 70, Ground Floor, Capital Building, Block G, MMRDA BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400051
Bombay Baking Company, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Bombay Baking Company
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The popular all-day patisserie-deli, Bombay Baking Company’s new menu promises a nutritious farm-to-fork experience. The menu includes healthy dishes such as avocado mango millet bowl, superfood bowl, quinoa chaat, bbco avo toast, JW garden spanakopita and faux meat banh mi along with a selection of healthy smoothies like spinach & kale, avocado & moringa, date & cinnamon, beetroot & banana and more. The new menu also features celebrated Chef Pablo Naranjo Agular’s ultimate Colombian club sandwich, curated exclusively for Bombay Baking Company.
Address: JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Café Duco
Cafe Duco
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Keeping up with the spirit of the season, Café Duco announced the launch of its mango-infused summer menu. The menu features dishes that are light yet flavourful, ranging from salads like the  Sunny Sour Chop’t and Looks Like Summer salads to small plates like the Alphonso & Jalapenos salsa. Taco lovers are encouraged to try out the fresh chilli, shrimp & mango taco and the raw mango spiced chicken taco. Other must-try delights on the menu include the Porto Burger, The Pablo and the Loaded Burrito Wraps which are heavier options for those looking to indulge in some delicious comfort food. No meal is complete without dessert and Café Duco’s sumptuous mango-inspired creations are the perfect close to a meal. Try out indulgences like the mango tres leches, a tropical twist on the classic dessert featuring mango coulis, homemade sponge, and Keralan vanilla, or the tarte mango with layers of Alphonso mango, cream patisserie, and French pastry. Those who prefer the classics can try out the churros, mango & cream, tarte rocher, gf sf choco brownie, and gf sugar-free biscotti.
Address: Kalpitam chamber, 16th Rd, Mumbai, 400050
Photo Courtesy: CinCin
Mumbai’s popular Italian hotspot curated CinCin’s Aperitivo Hours offering complimentary one-for-one drinks in a range of specially crafted cocktails. Sip on authentic Italian cocktails like limoncello sour (homemade limoncello, simple syrup, egg white), Aaina (earl grey infuse beefeater gin, honey water, lime juice), Lilith (absolut vodka, elderflower, prosecco, mint) and l’orticello (dill-infused absolut vodka, carrots, lime). Savour the cocktails with indulgent cicchettis such as Taglieri di formaggi (Italian cheese platter), assortiti di crostini, gamberi (river prawns, crushed potato, olive oil, fresh chilli, garlic) and polenta fritta pecorino (fried polenta, pecorino cheese and spicy tomato sauce) amongst others.
Address: CinCin, Raheja Towers, Near Dena Bank, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East.
Cou Cou
Cou Cou
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The Oberoi Group’s first independent restaurant, Cou Cou’s new menu is a celebration of comfort food showcasing signature dishes paired with fresh, local ingredients. The new menu features mouthwatering curations like braised lamb shanks, Thai steamed fish and creamed spinach filled slow cooked chicken, along with soups like potato and leek, miso mushroom, and chilled avocado and jalapenos along with salads like Cou Cou by Oberoi green salad, Californian chicken salad and beetroot tartare. Depending on your appetite, you can dig into petit plates like the mushroom bao, tempura prawns and paneer papadum or go for large plates such as truffle carbonara risotto, mac and cheese, and spicy chicken mezzelune. The bakery section at Cou Cou is one of its biggest highlights, be sure to check out decadent treats like baklava croissant, kouign amann, cinnamon brioche, warm chocolate cake, and the Cou Cou by Oberoi signature soufflé.
Address: Cou Cou, G-29 Jio world drive, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Photo Courtesy: Koishii
Mumbai’s highest and first Nikkei cuisine restaurant, Koishii at the St Regis Mumbai launched its all-new bold & balanced menu featuring eclectic flavours of Peru infused with the meticulous Japanese cooking technique. The menu curated by Peruvian Chef, Kinyo Rodas Tristan, offers a variety of “to start” dishes such as robata avocado salad, potato rellenas trufaladas, mushroom ceviche, and beetroot tiradito. Maki roll enthusiasts can try plates like spicy tuna, Latin maki, corn maki (veg) and tempura edamame maki (veg). The mains boast a selection of options ranging from robata sea bass and salmon robata tare to chicken saltado, Peruvian udon and mushroom ikari among others. Round off the meal with decadent dessert options such as the hot apple crunch Malena, lima limon sour and Amazon cacao.
Address: The Penthouse at St. Regis, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, next to Phoenix Palladium, Lower Parel, Mumbai, 400013
Photo Courtesy: Kyma
Celebrating the Tahi Food Festival, Kyma is taking guests on a journey across the exotic destinations of Thailand to discover the celebrated ingredients, flavours, and aromas of Thailand. To begin with, the first stop which is the luxurious Krabi islands which inspired seafood specials such as Goong Sarong and Goong Karee, moving onto the distinctively standing limestone rock at James Bond Island, where you try steaming hot plates like Gai Pad Med Ma Muang, Sweet & Spicy Udon Noodle, and Kang Kiew Wan. The next stop is Phuket whose buzzing nightlife inspired the signature drink menu. Savour cocktails like The coconut airmail made with a combination of coconut rum, gomme syrup, triple sec, and grapefruit juice and fiery Thai ball, a concoction of fireball whisky mixed with dark rum with orange and pineapple juice shaken with cream of coconut. The stop is exploring the exquisite non-coastal regions of Thailand. Here guests will get quite a bit to choose from, tom yum soup, a staple dish of Thailand, the som tum sling cocktail from Laos, larb that migrated from Laos to Thailand, poh pia tod or Thai spring rolls from Bangkok, pla neung ma nao from central Thailand and a lip-smacking mango with sticky rice to end your meal.
Address: Kyma, Plot C-66, One BKC, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400051
Photo Courtesy: Masque
Masque’s newest menu is a celebration of summer produce and regional cuisine combining the best of local spices and blends that define Indian cuisine. The menu takes off with a snaky round of crispy water chestnut coated in a blend of chaat masala, chilli and cumin powder, sugar and lime, and masala papad, followed by tadgola momos with passion fruit thukpa, a gravy called goda masala, clams and karandi loncha, and aamras puri salad. The main course is a choice of pork or jackfruit sausages made with
a Kodava spice blend and served on a sizzler alongside herbed ambemohar rice. The dessert draws upon the nostalgic treats of Maharashtra inspired by Cooper’s chocolate walnut fudge from Lonavala. The chocolate fudge is served with walnut chikki and topped with kachampuli ice cream, tart kachampuli jelly, and a kachampuli jaggery caramel.
Address: Unit G3, Shree Laxmi Woollen Mills, Shakti Mills Lane, Off, Dr Elijah Moses Rd, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai 400011
Nara Thai Colaba
Nara Thai Colaba
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In time for the rains, Nara Thai introduced an indulgent Monsoon Dumpling Menu with flavours inspired by Thailand. From succulent prawn dumplings to chicken and fresh vegetables, paired with a selection of zesty dipping sauces, the new menu is a must-try treat to experience this season.
Address:  Nara Thai Colaba, Amar Chand Mansion, Madame Cama Rd, Dr Ambedkar Statue Chowk Area, Colaba, Mumbai 400001
Photo Courtesy: Nava
Mumbai’s newest ingredient-first restaurant, Nava is all ready with its seasonal Chef’s Tasting Menu. Expertly crafted by Nava’s Chef de Cuisine, Akash Deshpande, the Summer Tasting Menu honours the essence of Konkan flavours by using popular ingredients from the Konan cuisine such as karvand, triphala, cashew fruit, yam, kokum, gondhoraj lemon, jamun and its seed, jackfruit and its seed, and mango ginger. While the inspiration for the new menu comes from Konkan cuisine, each dish is reimagined through a contemporary lens using locally sourced ingredients only. Relish in dishes like the Bombay Jewel which is Bombay Duck served with Triphala beurre blanc and wood apple sand, sukat, a typical Maharashtrian fried-shrimp side dish served with housemade crackers and sun-dried prawns, and A Shoulder To Cry On, which is a 10-hour cooked smoked pork infused with flavours of Konkan butter alongside pork chips. Vegetarians too can enjoy some flavourful creations like the Karvand & Goat Cheese, The Citrullus Rind, where spice-cured watermelon rind is grilled on a Japanese Barbecue, and the Yam Cannelloni made with fresh yam, caramelised aubergine and fennel water. The pièce de résistance of the menu is Valai Maram, a green coconut chutney layered with raw banana, steamed in a banana leaf and served with mango ginger mousse – elevating your palate with a blend of sweet, sour and spicy flavours.
Address: 2nd floor, Suburbia Building Between Linking Road, Swami Vivekananda Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, 400050
Olive Bar & Kitchen
Olive Bar & Kitchen
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Taking the ingredient-first route, Olive Bar & Kitchen introduced its new menu which is said to be inspired by Chef Chirag Makwana’s travels and captures the true essence of the Mediterranean. The menu includes interesting plates like the pickled apricot salad, lobster bisque, and smoked duck carpaccio, along with playful creations like corn & leek empanadas, crisp halloumi rolls served with a charred pepper and tomato dip, and lamb adana kebab. Those looking for a hearty carb-induced menu can indulge in offerings like the lobster agnolotti or the avocado pizza, and finish the meal with a sweet selection of passion fruit cremeux and phyllo-wrapped basque cheesecake. The cocktail menu is one of the biggest highlights, taking guests on a journey through the Mediterranean with a floral and savoury Parisian Bling (chamomile-infused gin, lavender syrup, lime juice and vegan foam), Tripoli Punch (hibiscus-infused tequila, hibiscus cordial, Martini Rosso and lime juice) and the boozy and elegant Athena, (fennel-infused vermouth, gin, lime juice and fresh fennel).
Address: 14, Nargis Dutt Rd, Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai 400052
OPA Mumbai
OPA Mumbai 
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Executive Chef Timothy Newton captures the essence of Greek cuisine with a modern twist for OPA Mumbai’s new summer menu. The new menu features an array of starters like avocado hummus dip or truffle galotyri dip before indulging in mains like Dakos, one of the oldest dishes in Greece made with Cretan barley rusk, tomato, kalamata olives, feta, mint, and lemon. Another must-try is the chicken and truffle Bourek, a crispy phyllo pastry filled with braised chicken and graviera cheese, offering a classic dish with a modern twist. Offering a traditional taste of Greece, the Ntolmadakia Me Arnaki comprises a 24-hour braised lamb shoulder, stuffed vine leaf, potato, and tzatziki. Seafood lovers cannot miss out on the delectable Lavraki Trahana, a grilled seabass dish served with tarhana pasta, prawn bisque, and green olive salsa. Finish off with the classic Sokolatopita, a hot chocolate fondant with crispy kataifi, Greek yoghurt ice cream, and a white chocolate biscuit.
Address: OPA Kipos, Wadia International Centre, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Kamagar Nagar Number 1, Worli, Mumbai 40002
Romano’s, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
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Presenting a slice of Italy’s epicurean delights, Romano’s new menu features a medley of flavours, aromas and textures in an amalgamation of fresh seafood, juicy meats and perfectly paired wine cocktails. The food menu includes delights such as Norwegian salmon, Chilean sea bass, New Zealand lamb shank. The menu also features some artistic plates like Giardino, a trio of carrot textures plated in the form of a garden; Pere Cotte Al Vino Rosso, slow poached pears infused with secret spices, red wine and citrus; Gondole, a boat-shaped cheese and cold meat platter; Cappuccino, a wild mushroom soup served with truffle and potato; Ravioli Del Plin Faraona, a slow braised French guinea fowl ravioli paired with sage and poultry jus; and Maiale, Belgium pork belly, severed with siphon potato and golden apple puree among others.
Address: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Area, Vile Parle, Mumbai 400099
Thai Naam
Thai Naam
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Thai Naam is renowned for its authentic Thai cuisine. For their new summer menu, the restaurant curated a menu showcasing the tantalizing flavours of Thailand with light and refreshing options perfect for the summer. Delve into plates like fresh pomelo salad, spicy chicken with chilli garlic, Thai yellow curry, home styles garden vegetables, minced chicken with basil sauce, Thai-style fried rice, and stir-fried bamee noodles. The summer menu includes a refreshing dessert of fresh watermelon with a scoop of honey nut ice cream, the perfect way to end your meal and cool off on a hot summer day.
Address: 1st Floor Bay 99 Campus, near JW Marriott Sahar, IA Project Road Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Andheri, Mumbai 400099
The Bombay Canteen
The Bombay Canteen
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The Bombay Canteen celebrates ‘summer and sunshine’ with its new summer menu. Curated by Executive Chef Hussain Shahzad,  Imagine a hearty Beet Poriyal, Amiri Khaman with chilled yoghurt mousse, Summer Greens Patta Chaat with dollops of pickled dahi, Baingan Bharta Kulcha, Grilled Squid Kachumber, Cabin-Style Lamb Scotch Eggs, Bone Marrow ‘Naan Chaap’, Lauki Musallam, Banarasi Kal Chana Masala, Madurai Chicken Salna, Andhra Lamb Pulao and sweet treats including PB&J Kulfi, Jigarthanda ‘Tres Leches’ and more! The menu is filled with bright and flavourful essentials to get you through the hot, sunny days!
Address: Unit-1, Process House, S.B. Road, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office Lower, Parel, Mumbai 400013
The Little Easy
The Little Easy
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Bandra’s first speakeasy-themed cocktail bar, The Little Easy, presented a brand new menu which is a fun take on both local and global cuisine. While everything on the menu is worth a try, the experts have drawn out a must-do comprising vegetarian delights like the Philly cream cheese money bag, guac sev puri, ghee roast mushroom tacos, and quattro formaggi naan bombs. Non-vegetarians, on the other hand, can try out delicacies like chicken yakitori skewers, Kerala pepper fry pita pockets, and kasundi prawn tostada. For mains, choose from burrata pink sauce fettuccine, shawarma buddha bowl, and yaki udon noodles to name a few. Amping up the dessert selection, The Little Easy curated a choice menu with chocolate cookie s’mores, next-level brownie, deconstructed lotus biscoff cheesecake, coffee pannacotta and TLE style dark chocolate mousse.
Address: 231 A, Link Corner Building 28th Road, Linking Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050
Tresind Mumbai
Tresind Mumbai
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Bringing in the best of regional flavours and seasonal ingredients, Tresind Mumbai unveiled its new seasonal tasting menu. The menu draws inspiration from different regions of India like bun kebab from Kolkata, kachaloo from Benaras, paniyaram with parmesan moilee from southern India. The menu also features amalgamations of Indian and global flavours with plates like kohlrabi tacos with Mexican and Indian influences and the pani puri poke bowl which dives into Hawaiian, Japanese and Indian cuisine. The main course includes a selection of aromatic non-vegetarian options like scallop wellington, nihari with bone marrow curry and confit duck with an alternative of Jackfruit bharta for vegetarians. End the meal with a sweet, savoury and tangy treat of imarti waffle, paired with mango shrikhand espuma, strawberry & chilli ice cream.
Address: Ground Floor Inspire BKC E, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
Woodside Inn
Woodside Inn
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Woodside Inn’s new Summer Specials Menu is a gastronomic wonder with refreshing treats like watermelon & cucumber solkadhi gazpacho, raw mango & fresh plum salad and more indulgent offerings like labneh cream cheese and goat cheese & chilli pesto pizza. Seafood lovers can dig into the pan-seared sole fish or indulge in the oven-roasted, parmesan-crusted chicken leg while vegetarians can try out the ricotta malfatti. To finish off the meal on a sweet note, guests can indulge in the seasonal mango & pistachio tiramisu.
Andheri: Shop No.11 & 12, Link Plaza Commercial Complex, Bhau Tatoba Toraskar Marg, Mhada Colony, Andheri West, Mumbai 400102
Bandra: 3/4, Dheeraj Pali Arcade, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Naka, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050
Colaba: Indian Mercantile Mansion, Wodehouse Road, Opposite Regal Cinema, Colaba Causeway, Colaba, Mumbai 400039
Photo Courtesy: Yauatcha
In honour of the traditional Chinese holiday— the Dragon Boat Festival, Yauatcha introduced a limited-edition menu in collaboration with Tanqueray.  Presenting a delightful fusion of flavours and cultural traditions, the menu includes offerings like black truffle and porcini mushroom sticky rice, prawn and water chestnut sticky rice, sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf accompanied by either chicken, prawn, or shiitake mushroom, and braised pork belly in lotus leaf concluded with the Cantonese steamed custard bun — a fluffy treat filled with custard complemented by the savoury zongzi. The food is paired with a limited-edition cocktail menu curated by Tanqueray which includes concoctions like Espresso Highball (espresso, Tanqueray gin, maple syrup, and a hint of stillabunt), Grapefruit Spritz (Rosé wine, Tanqueray gin, grapefruit juice, and elderflower essence), Kashmiri Kawatini (milk wash Tanqueray Gin, fresh orange juice, grapefruit juice, almond Kashmiri Kawa, maple syrup, lime juice, and Angostura bitters), and Queen of Hearts, (sake, vodka, and Extra Dry Vermouth).
Address: Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051
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