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Take your pals out this friendship day weekend 

Arushi Sakhuja  
It’s the first week of August which means Friendship Day is just around the corner. It’s true that like all other relationships in your life, friends cannot be celebrated for just a day. The 3 am friend, the friend you always turn to for advice, the gossip friend, the office friend, the childhood friend, the best friend, and so on, one cannot have enough friends. Friends make life a whole lot better, and that’s fact! To celebrate bonds of love with your ‘chosen family’ doesn’t harm dedicating one whole day to those precious gems. And nothing gets better than sipping on delicious tipples and indulging in lip-smacking culinary delight. So, celebrate friendship day with a delicious meal at the top spots.  
Baking Bad 
Friendship Day
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Have a friend who shares your love for pizza? Then this Friendship Day it’s time to binge on freshly baked pizzas. From classic combinations that never fail to delight to creative culinary masterpieces that push the limits of pizza perfection, their Pizza’s promise an amazing experience for all gourmet soulmates out there. You can even be experimental and try a variety of flavours as the folks at Baking Bad are happy to create a multi-dimensional pizza, especially for you and your friends.  
Where: Delivery kitchen based out of Delhi and Mumbai 
DoubleTree by Hilton Goa  
Friendship Day
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If you are one of the lucky ones to spend Friendship Day  in goa make your way to DoubleTree by Hilton for a delicious brunch. With a lavish spread of international cuisines and unlimited beverages, you can enjoy your personal favourite. Make your way to the bar if you need a tipple (or two)!  
When: August 6 |  01:00 pm – 04:00 pm 
Where: Comida, DoubleTree by Hilton Goa Panaji 
Price:  Adult – 1500+ Tax 
Alcoholic Brunch – 2250+ Tax  
Novotel Visakhapatnam  
Friendship Day
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Friendship Fête, a whimsical adventure at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach awaits you this Friendship Day.  Grab your friendship bands and get ready to dance to the sensational mixes spun by the maestro DJ MAANA & DJ Anselm at Harbour Vue on August 5. But that’s not all continue the celebrations with a Friendship Day-themed brunch at The Square on August 6,  
When: August 5 – 6 
Time: 8 pm – 12 am | Brunch on 12.30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Harbour Vue & The Square, Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach 
Hyatt Centric Mg Road Bangalore 
Photo Courtesy: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Celebrate the true essence of friendship on this special day with an unforgettable Sunday brunch at Hyatt Centric Mg Road Bangalore. Eggplant Parmigiana, and a refreshing Burrata salad, perfect for sharing and bonding over culinary delights. Experience the joy of friendship as you explore live stations, where skilled chefs will craft delightful Ice Golas in various flavours for a fun-filled experience. With exceptional food, live stations, and the company of your cherished friends, this Sunday brunch promises to be an unforgettable celebration of friendship and camaraderie! 
Where: Hyatt Centric Mg Road Bangalore 
Price: INR 3500 
Time: 12:30 pm to 03:30 pm 
Photo Courtesy: GIANI
As Friendship Day approaches, Giani Ice Cream brings a delightful range of ice cream cakes, that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and bring a smile to your friends’ faces. From Black Forest Cake to Belgium Chocolate Cake to Red Velvet Cake, GIANI ensures that everyone can enjoy these delectable treats. 
Tea Charlie the Exquisite Tea Experience at The Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza  
Friendship Day
Photo Courtesy: The Bayview, Hotel Marine Plaza
Looking for an unconventional way to spend Friendship Day? Then channel your love for tea with a friend, with an elegant and delightful High Tea gathering. On the occasion, you can even make new friends as Tea Charlie provides the ideal location to unwind, network, and enjoy a lovely choice of treats and tea. 
The Bayview’s talented team of culinary experts has carefully curated a delectable array of treats to compliment the teas. ranging from traditional scones with clotted cream and preserves to dainty finger sandwiches and mouth-watering pastries. Let’s raise teacups to the incredible friendships you’ve built and toast to the ones you’ll continue to create! 
Where:  Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive 
Time: 3pm – 6pm 
PRICE: 1200+ taxes for 2 people 
The Burrow  
The Burrow Friendship Day
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This Friendship Day, indulge on bubbly brunch and delicious bites with your besties at The Burrow. With something for everyone pick from their exhaustive list including Butter Garlic Prawns, Classic Popcorn Chicken or pick from a salad assortment of Slow Roasted Spiced Cauliflower Salad with Smoke Cheddar Emulsion, among others. For seafood lovers, Prawn Tortellini with spiced carrot puree and chilli pangrattato will blow your taste buds away. And, of course, the classic Shepherd Pie – can’t go wrong with that!
Wrap up this feast with the all-time favourite Apple Pie with ice cream, and quench your thirst with Aperol Spritz, Bellini, Campari Spritz, and more.
Price: INR 1300++ for vegetarians
INR 1600++ for non-vegetarians
Address: The Burrow, Adani Inspire, G Block BKC, Patthar Nagar, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East.
Contact: +91 9769752787
Badmaash Friendship Day
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If your group is as Bollywood as it gets, there’s not better place to add a little Badmaash-i to your Friendship Day celebrations.
Satiate your taste buds with comfort Indian food, while sipping on a range of eccentric cocktails, skilfully curated with inspiration from popular Bollywood movies. Satte Pe Satta with house spirits on the rocks is sure to get you grooving; The Dirty Rolex for all vodka lovers is inspired by a well-known negative character from Bolly/Tollywood.
Pair your cocktails with Indian delicacies like Parsi Chicken Farcha Amritsari Kulcha, Champaran Gosht, Awadhi Vegetable Biryani, Hyderabadi Gosht ki Biryani, Badmaash Dal Makhani and more. End this celebration on a sweet note with desserts like the Salted Caramel Kulfi Falooda. Finally, groove to the hottest beats and raise a toast to a friendship that is bound to last forever.
Address: B 12, Ghanshyam Chamber, Veera Industrial Estate, Andheri Link Rd, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Date: August, 6
Time: 12pm to 1:30am
Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu  
Jw Marriott Juhu
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This Friendship Day, celebrate your timeless bonds at Lotus Cafe, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. The bottomless Sunday Brunch offers a sumptuous spread of culinary specialities consisting of a multi-cuisine veg and non-veg buffet, widely loved pizzas and pasta, a chaat palette and a vibrant collection of baked desserts and Indian Sweets. What’s more? Beverage partner, Pernod Ricard will ensure that every sip adds to the aura of luxury as you enjoy unlimited pours. The extravagant Bottomless Sunday Brunch, is a true ode to taste, opulence and cherished connections.
Where: JW Marriott Juhu
When: August,6
Smoke House Deli  
Smoke House Deli
Photo Courtesy: Smoke House Deli, Colaba
Friendship is a bond that knows no boundaries, and on this  Friendship Day, make your way to Smoke House Deli Causeway Bar Nights for an unforgettable celebration with your closest comrades. Inspired by the vibrant atmosphere and allure of Mumbai’s Causeway area, Causeway Bar Nights will make its highly anticipated debut at Smoke House Deli on August, 4. “Rewind to the 90s and 2000s” with your childhood buddies and feel the pulsating beats fill the air. Get your dancing shoes on as you enjoy a night with your best friends.
Where: Smoke House Deli in Colaba, Mumbai 
When: August, 4 | 8:30 pm onwards  
Nush Mush 
FRIENDS Themed Cake
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Taking the Friendship Day theme quite literally is Nush Mush’s F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Themed Friendship Day Cakes. If you can’t head out for celebrations why not give your friend delectable desserts? Pick from Nush Mush’s range of themed cakes in flavours like classic vanilla, rich chocolate and refreshing fruit blends. Each cake is meticulously handcrafted by our expert bakers to bring the essence of camaraderie and joy to every bite.  
For those of you who are casting a wider net for desserts and savouries, Nush Mush never disappoints. From the quick bites menu brimming with crowd-pleasers, go for the best-sellers – Vada Pao Bomb, Mushroom Quiche, Chicken Crostata, and Potato Puff Patties amongst many more.  
Where: Nush Mush Shop No 1 Plot 3807, DLF Phase 4, Sushant Lok Phase I, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002
Contact: 7065059225/ 9717486444
Available till August 6
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Arushi Sakhuja


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