One of the most awaited restaurant awards of the year the Times Food and Night Life Awards 2017 took place on March 3 in Mumbai and the winners across several major cities across India were announced. The award was attended by many notable personalities including Sonam Kapoor, who unveiled the Times Food and Nightlife Guides 2017, one each for dine out restaurants, dine in and nightlife. Also Read - This Winter Season, Make Goan Fish Curry Your Go-to Food- WATCH Recipe

For Mumbai, the restaurants were divided into two subsections, with one list consisting of only restaurants of South Mumbai and the second one honoring suburban restaurants. Both sections also have fine dine and casual dine categories. ALSO READ: Best Local Cuisine Restaurants of 2016: Top 10 local cuisine restaurants for the ultimate Indian foodie Also Read - Try This Soul Soothing and Refreshing Masala Chaas Recipe at Home| WATCH

Here’s a look at all the restaurants of South Mumbai that were appreciated at the star-studded ceremony that took place at ITC Maratha on Friday: Also Read - Chettinad Pepper Chicken: Here's How You Can Make Finger-Licking Starter- WATCH Recipe

Best Indian Restaurants

Casual- Punjab Grill

Punjab Grill is a unique restaurant that gives you a taste of the Punjab that was- that is, the flavours of the undivided pre-Partition Punjab. The cuisines served here include Hindu, Sikh, Pathani and Punjabi cuisine. The wholesome food is served with oodles of courteous hospitality that the region is well known for. ALSO READ: From Kurkure Pizza to Mac and Cheese Pizza: Top 7 most unique pizzas of Mumbai and where to find them!

Where: Lower Parel

Cost for 2: Rs 2000  (exclusive of taxes)

Contact: 91 8454079969, 022 43473980

Fine Dine- K&K

The spectacular taste of the food served at K&K is perfectly complimented by it’s grand decor with high-ceilinged and luxurious hall and the a royal ambiance. Some of the traditional dishes like the Nihari, chicken biryani, etc, is served by the waiters who explain the full origin of the dish and its method of preparation.

Where: ITC Grand Central, 287, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Parel

Cost for 2: Rs 3500 (exclusive of taxes)

Contact: 022 30151499

Best Chinese Restaurants

Casual- Royal China

If you’re a fan of authentic Cantonese cuisine, then Royal China must be your go-to place to satiate those Chinese food cravings. Some of the popular local dishes that have become popular with Chinese food lovers include crispy aromatic duck served with paper-thin pancakes, steamed fish and flaming prawns. ALSO READ: Top 10 Sunday Brunch restaurants in Mumbai for the truly indulgent foodies

Where: Near Sterling Cinema, Hazarimal Somani Marg, Fort

Cost for 2: Rs 2500

Contact: 022 22072492, 022 66355310

Fine Dine- Golden Dragon

Serving authentic Chinese food for over 40 years to Mumbaikars, the Golden Dragon gives the best bang for your buck. Their menu includes provincial specialties like steamed seafood, Peking Duck, Beggar’s Chicken and extensive varieties of dim sums during the Sunday brunch buffet.

Where: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba

Cost for 2: Rs 5000

Contact: 022 66653366

Best European/Global Restaurant

Casual- Cafe Zoe

The casual and peppy vibes of Cafe Zoe inside the Kamala Mills compound is popular with the youth and so is the food. The menu consists of popular European and international dishes and the quality of food is excellent, as is the comfy decor with book racks and sofas occupying the space meant for the typical thoroughly globalised Indian. ALSO READ: Best Mumbai Restaurants with Happy Hours: Top 10 places for great offers on drinks in Mumbai

Where: Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel

Cost for 2: Rs 2000

Contact: 022 24902066, 91 9833231444

Fine Dine- The Table

The specialty of the dishes served by Alex Sanchez at The Table is the use of farm fresh ingredients combined in refreshing international dishes that cater to almost all kinds of palates.

Where: Kalapesi Trust Building, Near Hotel Suba Palace, CS Maharishi Marg, Colaba

Cost for 2: Rs 4000

Contact: 022 22825000, 022 22825001

Best Italian Restaurant

Casual- Pizza Express

This British import to Mumbai serves food that tastes as good as that served in its original UK branches, says food expert Rashmi Uday Singh, who has compiled the Times Food and Nightlife Guides 2017. She gives full marks to the freshly baked thin crispy base pizzas as well as to the decor that she says is ‘cozy, vibrant’. ALSO READ: Best Hookah Places in Mumbai: 15 of the best sheesha restaurants and lounges across the city

Where: Dhanraj Mahal, Apollo Bunder, Colaba

Cost for 2: Rs 2000

Contact: 022 66562633, 022 66562634

Fine Dine- Vetro

This fine dining Italian restaurant also serves a range of international fine wines and the guests are treated to a unique ‘wine journey’ by the in-house somelier. The ambiance is vibrant and cheerful and the food is absolutely delightful.

Where: The Oberoi, Nariman Point, Mumbai

Cost for 2: Rs 4500

Contact: 022 66326215

Best Oriental and Japanese Restaurant

Casual- Pa Pa Ya

Zoravar Kalra’s Pa Pa Ya is a winner not just for the quality of its food, which is undeniably excellent, but also its unique decor consisting of 3D hexagonal lights and projection mapping. The 14 page menu at the restaurant serves Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian cuisines and has a good mix of expected and unexpected dishes. ALSO READ: Best Pizza Places in Mumbai for all budgets: Top 20 restaurants for pizza lovers

Where: Palladium, Lower Parel and Colaba

Cost for 2: Rs 2000

Contact: 91 8828031900, 91 8828032900

Fine Dine- Wasabi by Morimoto

Wasabi by Morimoto was voted one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 by San Pellegrino and is also a hot favourite of many Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan. All the dishes here are made from ingredients brought in especially from Japan and they have a sushi bar and teppanyaki counter.

Where: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba

Cost for 2: Rs 12000

Contact: 022 66653366

Best South Indian Restaurant

Casual- Dakshinayan

The place that has the stamp of approval of Dream Girl Hema Malini is a crowd favourite for its authentic taste and unbelievably low prices. While the actress prefers their Pongal, the place is known better for its soft idlis and perfectly tangy sambhar, lemon sevai and dosais served with ghee. It’s crowded at all times of the day and the wait can be a bit longer that you’d prefer, but it’s all worth it in the end.  ALSO READ: Best Breakfast places in Mumbai: Top 20 eateries from all over the city

Where: 183, Teen Batti Road, Walkeshwar, Malabar Hill

Cost for 2: Rs 600

Contact: 022 23676701, 022 23811188

Best Thai Restaurant

Fine Dine- By the Mekong

By The Mekong was launched just two months ago and has made it to the list of the best restaurants in the city in that short span, all thanks to its unique menu that takes you on a culinary journey through the districts of Yunan and Sichuan in China, and through Thailand and Vietnam.

Where: The St. Regis, 462 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel

Cost for 2: Rs 4000

Contact: 022 30151565

Best 24-Hour Dining Restaurant

Fine Dine- Shamiana

The coffee shop of the Taj Palace Hotel is a favorite of Shah Rukh Khan’s. The restaurant has an a la carte menu suited to cater to all palates and moods, from breakfast through to dinner. So you can start your day with their breakfast menu or pop in at 3 in the morning to satiate your random munchies. Refined taste meets relaxed ambiance and excellent food at Shamiana, to create this winner of a fine dining restaurant.  ALSO READ: Where Bollywood eats: 10 movie stars and their favourite restaurants in Mumbai!

Where: The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba

Cost for 2: Rs 2500

Contact: 022 66653366

Best Maharashtrian Restaurant

Casual- Diva Maharashtracha

This restobar that has been a hot favourite of the city for Maharashtrian food for quite some time now, is a winner thanks to its authentic delicacies prepared from the well-knit traditional Maharashtrian communities like; CKP, Pathare Prabhu, Marathas, Saraswats, East Indians, Kolis, Bhandaris, Brahminsand and so forth.

Where: Diva Maharashtracha Restobar, Next to Goa Portuguesa, Nr. Hinduja Hospital, Shivaji Park, Matunga (W), Mahim

Cost for 2: Rs 1300

Contact: 022 24454433, 022 24440202

Best Parsi Restaurant

Casual- Ideal Corner

Among a whole lot of Irani cafes that Mumbai boasts of, Ideal Corner is the absolute best courtesy the perfectly viable marriage of authentic flavors and a humble no-frills-attached ambiance. According to Rashmi Uday Singh, Ideal is the only place serving authentic Parsi Bhonu, and is a must-try for lovers of Parsi cuisine. ALSO READ: Top 10 kickass open-air restaurants that won’t burn a huge hole in your pocket!

Where: 12 F/G, Hornby View, Gunbow Street, Fort

Cost for 2: Rs 450

Contact: 022 22621930

Best Lebanese Restaurant

Fine Dine- Amadeus

This gem of a restaurant inside the National Center for Performing Arts compound remains a favorite with patrons of the Lebanese cuisine, not just for the quality of the food, but also for its ability to keep on evolving and managing to stay fresh and exciting.

Where: Gate No.2, NCPA, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point

Cost for 2: Rs 2500

Contact: 022 67230111, 022 67230126

Best Gujarati Restaurant

Casual- Shree Thacker Bhojanalay

Shree Thacker Bhojanalay in Kalbadevi is the best place to satiate your Gujarati food cravings with the Gujarati thali offering a sumptuous fare and transporting you to the state, with its taste. It gives you a great bang for your buck and leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to taste as well as service.

Where: 31, Dadisheth Agyari Lane, Off Kalbadevi Road, Kalbadevi

Cost for 2: Rs 1000

Contact: 022 22069916, 022 22011232

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