New restaurant launches in Mumbai

Jade Crasto
Mumbaikars know how to enjoy good food, and they surely know the best spots in town. This weekend you can indulge yourself in some delicious meals at your favourite restaurants OR you can head over to some amazing, newly launched ones. Since the weekend’s here, I reckon it’s the perfect time to check out these cool new places with your friends and family.
Foo Powai
Foo Powai Interio
Photo Courtesy: Foo
Mumbai’s most celebrated Asian restaurant, Foo, has opened its latest outlet in Powai. This will be its sixth restaurant and promises to provide an unforgettable dining experience, that seamlessly combines its signature burst of Asian flavours with an eye-catching ambience that is contemporary yet casual.
Foo Powai Interio
Photo Courtesy: Foo
The menu is an expression of the finest, authentic Asian food selection. It includes Foo’s signature dishes and all-time favourites ranging from Truffle Togarashi, Black Rice Maki, Peruvian lobster roll, Charcoal Har-Gow Gold Dust, Truffle lobster dumpling, Cottage Cheese, Foo Chilli Oil, Foo Blue Butter Japanese Fried Rice, Foo Yellow Curry and more. Launched just before the onset of the festive season, this restaurant is sure to become the go-to place for revellers and Asian food lovers in the neighbourhood. Be it a festive celebration, family occasion or date night.
Foo Powai Reservations, Call 93213 33314.
Address – Foo, Ground Floor, B-Wing, Delphi Building, Orchard Ave, Powai, Mumbai – 400076 Instagram –
Café Panama’s Tequila Lounge
Cafe Panama
Photo Courtesy: Cafe Panama
You can’t always take that vacation for an escape, but you can visit Cafe Panama’s newly launched Tequila Lounge and unwind as you sip on cocktails. It is set to transport you to your tropical vacation with its relaxing vibe and Latin American flavours. At the mezzanine of their 4000 sq. ft., the lounge will be a touch of exclusivity to the ambience. The interiors unfold into splashed natural tones similar to that of the restaurant and boast of larger-than-life angular mirrors and cane accents. The space stands out with towering architecture made lively with indoor plants and patterned flooring. The bar sits right at the start of the floor in an elegant bottle green shade that integrates into the essence of the space. The design has been meticulously curated to capture the essence of Latin American elements. The final touch to the setup is Tequila and Mezcal based cocktails paired perfectly with an array of delectable tacos to enhance your experience. So if you are looking for chill vibes and good times, visit the Tequila lounge and unwind as you sip the cocktails and soak in the tropical vibe.
Address: Lower Parel Compound, Sitaram Jadhav Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Contact Number: 099882 14444
Photo Courtesy: Essange
Essange envisions elevating the world of desserts with creativity and innovation by incorporating art into desserts with intricacy and aesthetics with a key focus on customisation. Color, frosting, base, everything at Essange can be the way you want, created just for you. The doors open into Royal White walls with a splash of pastel colours, the colours of the brand keeping it minimal yet playful. To make customisation quick and fun, the store has a ‘Build Your Own Cupcake’ station that offers options to select the cupcake base, filling, frosting and topping of your choice. The 280 sq ft. area store is elegant, soothing and charming just like the products within.
While the brand prowesses in quick customisation, some must-try flavours are Signature Buttercream Cupcake, Chocolate Truffle Lunchbox Cake, Vanilla Custard & Nutella Brioche Doughnuts, Lotus Biscoff Cupcake, Assorted Mini Cupcakes and Cupcake Bouquet.
Address: Shop No. 6, Valencia, revenue village Juhu, Opposite Estella, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Contact Number: 720849629
Foo Nesco
Foo Nesco_Interior
Photo Courtesy: Foo
Setting foot in the bustling hub of Nesco, the Tham Brothers are here to make Pan-Asian affairs accessible one Foo at a time. With authentic flavours and a variety of Asian dishes. The restaurant, featuring indoor and outdoor seating, boasts of a decor inspired by the ‘Neo-Japonism’ style, a more oblique interpretation of the popular traditional design. Bhavini Johar, the creative brain behind the interiors, has used natural materials and organic shapes along with larger-than-life elements that elevate the five senses through her design that lend grandeur and scale to the dining experience.  Guests are welcomed with a Big Red Door which opens to a ceiling adorned with Chinese lanterns lending a warm glow to the concrete backdrop. The show stopper is the large-scale lighting made from bamboo & brass embellishing the indoor & outdoor space designed by Mianzi for Foo. The restaurant also has cosy Booth-style dining, a Private Dining room with a private Bar and outdoor seating under the Cherry Blossom Tree all adorned in velvet, leather and Asian florals.
Spicy Nam tok cottage cheese
Photo Courtesy: Foo
From the classic dishes that continue to be crowd favourites, the menu will also feature dishes like Nikkei Avocado Uramaki; Peruvian Lobster Roll; Spicy Miso Broccoli; Tenderloin Chilly, Leeks & Onions; Foo Blue Butter Japanese Fried Rice; La Yu Ban Mein Noodles. Taking into account the consumer base of vegan and plant-based food consumers, Foo has introduced some delicious dishes like the Not a Chicken in Chilly Hot Bean; Forest Mushroom Cantonese Style; Crispy Tofu Sweet Chilly sauce; and Plant Protein Dumpling. The restaurant has a Swanky L-Shaped bar with red-stained teak wood shelves juxtaposed with natural stone-clad walls and is accessible both outdoors and indoors. The menu includes Foo signatures such as the Foo King and the Food Queen, both one-of-a-kind vodka-based cocktails that will leave you wanting more.
Address: Ground Floor, South Tower, Wing A, NESCO IT Park 4, Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
Contact Number: 8097488891
British Brewing Company, Todi Mills
Kiwi Basil Daiquiri
Photo Courtesy: British Brewing Company
Mumbai’s favourite Gastropub, British Brewing Company is all set to welcome their patrons at their newest outpost in Todi Mills. Located amidst the bustle of an urban environment, the restaurant boasts a state-of-the-art bar counter, quirky interiors, foosball table and a large seating area. The restaurant seats close to 90 guests indoors, 40 guests in the mezzanine private room and 30 guests in the patio area. In keeping with its theme, the menu at flagship outpost features curated delicacies from British, European and Asian cuisine which lends itself to a leaning toward bar snacks, community snack platters, as well as the classic British corner, Sizzlers, Finger Foods, with lots of Grilled & Fried delights. They also serve a vegan Menu, Sliders and an enticing range of fresh pasta dishes, exotic mains including Salmon, Appetizers, Sampler Platters to promote sharing/community eating. The bar menu is extensive with a special emphasis on British cocktails owing to its theme, but unlike the traditional gastropubs that focused more on drinks with limited options for food, British Brewing Company is a foodie’s paradise.The eclectic menu, unparalleled beer and cocktail choices, and an array of music nightly, make BBC the local destination for English pub-style fun, food, relaxation and refreshment.

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