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Looking at food through the fantasy glass in Mumbai

Mumbai is the city of dreams, dreams that come alive through cinema, art, music, fashion and even food. For a true foodie, good food is something that touches all the right senses. You eat with your eyes first as they say, and when lip-smacking food is served in an ambiance that is nothing short of a fantasy world, then, it transports you to a state of complete Zen. We bring to you some of the whacky and queer restaurants and hotels in Mumbaithat take food fantasy to a different level altogether.

Bhaijaanz- Food ala ‘Bhai’style

 

The décor, the name and the menu at Bhaijaanz, on Carter Road, speaks only one language;Salman Khan, the famous Bollywood actor who is lovingly called Bhaijaan by his ardent fans. Their quirky menu has dishes that have been named after the titles of his popular movies. Salman Khan gets an almost God-like reverence from his fans and five such fans decided to start this eatery. This restaurant serves eclectic dishes named after the superstar and you can see names like “Anda Apna Apna”, “Salaam e Sandwich”, “Chicken Tussi Great Ho”, “Chulbul Chawal”, and “Mutton Deewana Mastana”. Youcan relish your meal in the company of the superstar whose movie posters adorn the walls and the place celebrating his life’s work through the interiors. Even if you are not a Bhai Fan, a trip to the restaurant is a must, to see the aura of Bollywood mixed with food.

          Location: Carter Road

         Must try: Haleem, Butter Chicken, Chicken Dum Biryani, and Murgh Makhani,

Leaping window

The gateway to a fantasy world is many times hidden among the pages of books. Some stories transport you to faraway lands and show you many wonders while others make you meet new people, some dreamy and some scary. That is exactly what this library restaurant in Mumbai does. One of its kind, this café has a huge cache of books, mostly comic books in its basement. The funky décor is a crowd pleaser and you can enjoy your food with a good comic. You can take your pick from Marvel, DC and Amar Chitra Katha comics here and can even borrow them after your meal, for a nominal fee.

  • Location: Versova, Andheri West
  • Must try: Banoffee Pie, Cajun Burger, Fibo Gnocchi Sequence, and Black Mamba Pastry

 Wild Dining Restaurant

This one comes straight out of a magical jungle ala Narnia style and is a favorite of the kids. The ambiance gives you the feel of a jungle with dim lights, animal figurines on walls, and animal sound that keep the kids and even the adults entertained. It’s a food jungle set amidst the concrete jungle that is Mumbai.

           Location: Versova, Andheri West

          Must try: Palak Chaat, Chicken Tikka

Village- The Soul of India

The instant you enter this restaurant there is no mistaking the rustic feel it exudes with its village theme. If it’s not the carousel that will catch your eye, then it will be the splash of color that is reminiscent of a village fair. There is dhol, there is bhangra and there is garba along with puppet shows that keep you entertained, while you gorge on some desi delights. To add to their village theme, there is a palmist, fortune teller, and a small pottery corner too. The restaurant offers unlimited food options in South Indian, Gujarati, and Marwari cuisine.

  • Location: Ghatkopar West
  • Must try: Chaat, Jalebi, Pav Bhaji, Buttermilk, Aamras, Chaach and Dosa 

3D UFO Revolving Lounge Bar

What if you close your eyes and the moment you open them, its outer space that you are in? You do not need to burn a hole in your pocket nor do you need to daydream to get an extra-terrestrial experience now. A visit to 3D UFO Revolving Lounge Bar is enough for that. A circular bar, purple lights, and crazy UFO theme are the highlights of this revolving restaurant. It is a perfect hangout place with friends and to shake a leg with them.

  • Location: Kandivali
  • Must try: Chicken and Jalapeno Pizza

And a super magical mention for Henpecked, a restaurant in Mumbai that used to serve a fabulous dessert, made to look exactly like the Golden Snitch from the iconic Harry Potter movies. Now, how good was that!

Hope above guide of survive in Mumbai will help you !!

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