Panchvati Gaurav, Phoenix Market City, Kurla, Mumbai

Thali

The problem with Gujarati/Rajasthani Thali is, you get spoilt of choices and don't realize how much you have eaten. This place is no different! Located in Paragon Plaza of Phoenix Market City, this place has a decent and tidy decor with tiny Rajashtani/Gujarati folk figures doting the walls. There was only a table occupied when …

Pizza Express, Viviana Mall, Thane

PE_FI

It must be an expensive brother of Pizza Hut was my first impression and I am glad my very first visit to PE broke it big time. Usually I refrain from writing point-by-point review but doing it here would be injustice to the experience. Contemporary and tidy ambiance with ample seating choices. Only one table …

Le Pain Quotidien, Powai, Mumbai

With name, not so easy to pronounce, LPQ is one of the few eating joints where you find foreigners more than Indians. Located on the first floor of Rodas, LPQ has 2 entrances and an outdoor as well as indoor sitting, where the former renders non-preferable in Mumbai summer. The wooden furniture gives the ambiance …

Stone Oven, Mulund (W), Mumbai

Probably Mulund's first and only dedicated Italian/Mexican restaurant. Location: Tucked along a paan shop and in front of a car show-room, location lacks any sort of charm. Car parking is non-existent as the entire stretch is full of cars from the nearby garages and car showroom. Ambiance: Tiny! Only 5/6 tables, sun-blinds separating the footpath …

Bayleaf – Hotel Express Residency, Alkapuri, Vadodara

A little late but good discovery in my hometown, Vadodara. Not a typical 'right on the street and thronged by hundreds' type of restaurant. It was Friday evening and we were a large family of 12 adults + 1 child. I preferred to make reservation considering the large group I was with. Situated on a …

Brewbot Eatery & Pub Brewery, Andheri (W), Mumbai

With a host of microbreweries popping up in the city in the last couple of years, Brewbot, probably one of the youngest became host to my first ever microbrewery experience. The casual industrial design interior suits the microbrewery mood very well. Music very complements it greatly. There are brewing equipments right near the sitting area on …