Bandra is one of the coolest places in Mumbai. Its history, the Portuguese influence on its culture, the fishing community, the old-world charm of bungalows juxtaposed with the swankiest of buildings and the hip and happening nightlife are what makes Bandra a hub for all things cool. Not to forget, spotting Bollywood A-listers is quite common in Bandra and it is home to some of the best eateries and pubs in the city. With an array of options to choose from that can leave you a tad confused, we recommend our top 15 picks to dine and drink at when in this suburb. ALSO SEE Attending the Coldplay concert? Here’s what to do Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'

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This cute European restaurant in Bandra serves some of the best desserts in town in addition to the yummy food created by its bespoke chefs. They also have eggless and sugar-free indulgences to offer. The food options are nothing that you will find at any other place such as soya and burghul galouti or coffee and pepper crusted steak. The modern, European décor will draw you in to this place.



Where: Classic Corner, St. Andrew Road, Bandra (W)

Contact: +91 86555 55555

Cost for two: Rs 1800 with alcohol

The Fatty Bao

fatty bao

If you love sushi and other Asian delicacies, make a trip to the Fatty Bao in Linking Road. The eatery is as authentic as it can get with a menu that will make any Southeast Asian food lover rejoice. From asparagus tempura to fried eggplant in miso and spicy chicken dimsums to crab meat sushi, you can expect the best the cuisine has to offer at one place.

Where: The Fatty Bao, Summerville, Junction of 14th & 33rd, Linking Road Bandra West

Contact: 022 2600 5220

Cost for two: Rs 2,000 with alcohol

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Escobar

escobar

One of the hottest joints for those who want a taste of Bandra’s nightlife, Escobar boasts of having the longest Tapas bar and its ambience with both an open-air rooftop section and a closed seating is ideal for a high-end dinner at a special place. The cocktails and music here are fantastic and you need to be dressed in club attire to enter this place.

Where: 199, 4th Floor, VN Sphere Mall, Linking Road, Bandra West

Contact: 022 2640 7070

Cost for two: Rs 2500 with alcohol

Doolally Taproom

doolally

If craft beer on tap is your poison, Doolally Taproom is your haven. This microbrewery is one of the firsts in Mumbai and boasts of serving about nine types of ciders and ales. Their Belgian Wit and Apple Cider are some of their most popular drinks and to match them, they have dishes from all over the world served alongside. Do try their generous portion of house fries.

Where: Shop No. 5/6, Geleki, ONGC Colony, Reclamation, Bandra (West)

Contact: 082913 34248

Cost for two: Rs 1800 with alcohol

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Smoke House Deli

smoke house deli

Serving one of the best Italian and European cuisines, Smoke House Deli’s popularity has resulted in it having multiple outlets within Bandra. However, the taste remains just the same: scrumptious and rich. From a hearty breakfast menu to all-day dining dishes, Smoke House Deli never disappoints. Their cocktails and desserts are also worth a try. The all-white ambience is just refreshing.

Where: Pali Hill, Bandra West. Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Contact: 022 65619618

Cost for two: Rs 2,000 with alcohol

Masala Bar

masala bar

If you are looking for a place to drink that serves some of the most unique cocktails, a visit to Masala Bar is a must. The pub uses modern equipment to conduct mixological explorations churning out some of the freakiest cocktails in the process. Not just drinks, even the food served here is unique and you expect dishes like carbon bhaji made using cutting-edge technique.

Where: Level 1, Gagangiri Apartments, Carter Road, Bandra (W)

Contact: 084519 00257

Cost for two: Rs 2500 with alcohol

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Janata Lunch Home

One of the most legendary drinking joints in Mumbai, Janata is for those days when you are strapped for cash or not in the mood for a fancy pub. You will find college kids as well as office goers sitting on rickety chairs and having a good time. This no-frills joint is a must-visit simply for its popularity and different ambience, not to forget the cheap food and cheaper booze.

Where: 78A, Pali Naka, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West

Contact: 022 33126842

Cost for two: Rs 900 with alcohol

The Bar Stock Exchange

bar stock exchange

Mumbai being the financial capital, it is only fair that there is a bar that lets people buy drinks based on its popularity value. The Bar Stock Exchange does just that and you can be assured of a night of fun without spending a bomb. Think drinks as cheap as Rs 50 a pop and some yummy world cuisine to go with it.

Where: 3rd Floor, Kenilworth Building, Off Linking Road, Linking Road, Bandra West

Contact: 022 331226174

Cost for two: Rs 1300 with alcohol

The Yoga House

Looking for a place that serves some healthy meal options? Look no further than The Yoga House. It has both vegetarian as well as vegan options that are perfect for fitness freaks or those looking to go on a detox diet. Try their fresh smoothies and breads and dishes like quinoa upma, protein burger and more. The ambience is perfect to put you in a good mood.

Where: Nargis Villa (Water Bungalow), Sherley Rajan Road, Opposite ICICI Bank, Carter Road, Bandra West

Contact: 022 65545001

Cost for two: Rs 1200

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Bungalow 9

bungalow 9

Looking for a tranquil ambience in the midst of Bandra, Bungalow 9 is your ideal spot. This fine-dining restaurant has a courtyard, a lounge bar, a terrace and even offers private dining rooms. It is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a family celebration. The open-air ambience is perfect during winters. Continental, Mediterranean and seafood is served at Bungalow 9.

Where: 9, St. John Baptist Road, Near Lilavati Hospital, Bandra West

Contact: 022 6117 9999

Cost for two: Rs 2600 with alcohol

Suzette Creperie & Café

suzette

There are few good authentic French food cafes in town but Suzette is certainly one of them. Known for its delicious crepes, it attracts both foodies as well fitness freaks. Its menu consists of crepes, salads, croques and drinks like fresh juices and smoothies. They even serve breakfast meals and sweet crepes. Suzette is one place that also has gluten-free, vegan and organic dishes as well.

Where: Near Gold’s Gym, St. John Street, Pali Hill, Bandra West

Contact: 022 26411431

Cost for two: Rs 1900

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Theobroma

What was earlier known for its desserts is today a popular breakfast joint as well. Theobroma is a café that is perfect for catching up with friends while biting into a brownie or trying macaroons. From eggs to sandwiches to croissants and cookies, you cannot go wrong with anything at Theobroma.

Where: Link Square Mall, 33rd Road, Off Linking Road, Bandra West

Contact: 086520 96520

Cost for two: Rs 600

Candies

candies

One of the most popular open-air eateries in Bandra, Candies is perfect for college kids and those who want a quick bite without digging a hole in their pocket. The ambience is lovely with steps leading you to different sitting zones. Pop-up shops, greenery and a casual vibe is what makes Candies a hit among locals and there are three outlets in Bandra itself.

Where: Next to Learners Academy School, Pali Hill. Near Lilavati Hospital, Reclamation. Union Park, Pali Hill, Bandra West.

Contact: 022 26430728

Cost for two: Rs 700

The Daily Bar & Kitchen

the daily

A great place that promises to serve some delicious food, crazy cocktails as you listen to some amazing music and read the paper that has only good news. The Daily Bar & Kitchen is as much as brunch place as it is a pub. The eclectic selection of Italian, European and Mediterranean dishes will blow your mind. Do try the mimosas here.

Where: Behind Shoppers Stop, S.V. Road, Bandra (west)

Contact: 099204 46633

Cost for two: Rs 2000 with alcohol

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Hakkasan

hakkasan

One of the most loved Chinese restaurants in Bandra, Hakkasan is often flocked by Bollywood celebs who love to grab a bite or simply enjoy a bowl of soup. Their signature set lunch menu is also popular among office goers who work in the vicinity. From prawn dumplings to hand pulled noodles, Hakkasan is for those who love authentic Chinese with a slight twist.

Where: Krystal, 206, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West)

Contact: 022 2644 4444

Cost for two: Rs 3,000 with alcohol

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