An Expert's Picks of Where to Eat, Shop, and Drink in Mumbai
Collected by Afar Magazine
In the May 2013 issue, Manu Chandra, executive chef at Olive Bar & Kitchen in Mumbai, shared his favorite things to eat, see, drink, and do in the Bandra neighborhood of the city.
Plot No:602, Dr BR Ambedkar Road, Pali Naka, Bandra West, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
"Mumbai is where many cultures come together, and the food highlights this," Chelsea said of her time in Mumbai. She particularly loved the Pali Village Cafe, a hip little eatery in Bandra, [which] mixes Parisian with Italian and Indian."
36-B, Turner Road, Opp. Crossword Store, TPS III, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
I grew up in Delhi shopping at this chain for high-quality Western and Indian cotton clothes, and I still gravitate to it. Unlike most of the stores in Bandra, which aim to be trendy, Fabindia has stuck to its conviction of simplicity when it...
206, 2nd Floor, Krystal Building, Waterfield Road, Bandra West, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
“When Hakkasan opened in 2011, it took the city by storm. It’s an international Chinese restaurant chain with the highest standards when it comes to food, drinks, and service. The soft-shell crabs and pork belly are musts, but it’s a pricey meal,...
7, Raja Shetty Niwas, Gundavali Gaonthan, Azad Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra 400069, India
This is a two-level bar with the best martinis in town. Bonobo is always buzzing but has a chilled-out neighborhood feel. When the weather is nice, everyone wants to hang out on the big outdoor patio. It’s my go-to party spot any night of the...
Adarsh Nagar, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Last year the young restaurateurs behind the popular Pali Village Cafe opened a second restaurant just down the road. Pali Bhavan has a bar on the ground floor and a dining room upstairs. The menu features some unusual dishes from all over India,...
Carter Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
There’s no better place to soak up the hubbub that is Bombay than Carter Road, which runs along the sea. It’s breezy and always packed with families, couples on romantic walks, and Bollywood stars. You see fancy bungalows on one end of the road...
27 Krishna House, Ground Floor Golf Link Road, Union Park Opp, Carter Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Every Bollywood actor has had his hair cut at this funky salon. It’s across the street from Olive, and I hop across for a cut every few weeks. You feel pampered when you’re here. There are mini TVs at each chair, with DVDs, and the coffee is...
Shop. No.1, A.N. House, 31st Road, Lane Opp. Shoppers Stop, Off Linking Road,, Bandra (W), Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
I often check out this curio shop that sells flip-flops, tote bags, and home goods such as picture frames and lamps. Everything has a funky, modern design and is super affordable. It’s an easy place to pick up souvenirs. —Manu Chandra Shop No. 1,...
No. 14, Nargis Dutt Road,, Khar West, Union Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052, India
Olive is iconic in the city. It’s been around 12 years, which is a lifetime in Bombay, and it’s the place to meet and dine in Bandra. I think it helps that we constantly reinvent ourselves with new dishes and theme nights. But I have to say that...