December 5 is National Comfort Food Day. Here’s a list of the best restaurants in the city at which to satiate your cravings for hearty meals.
Candy & Green
Candy & Green, the vegetarian dining room & bar at Breach Candy, recently launched a brand-new menu. Guests can indulge in Cheat Day Mac n Cheese with baked jalapeno popper crust, as the ultimate comfort food.
Address: Hubtown Skybay, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Mahalaxmi (W), Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai
Contact: 022 23523413 | +91 8291914513
Hours & Days: 12:00 noon to 1:00 am , Monday to Sunday
Dirty Buns SOBO
The recently-opened Dirty Buns SOBO features classics from the original menu at Kamala Mills, with the addition of bowls, a raw bar and many more vegan options. On National Comfort Food Day, patrons can indulge their sweet tooth and build their own dessert. Diners will first choose their base – a sponge in either vanilla, chocolate, or marble cake flavour. Following this, they will choose a mousse (vanilla, chocolate, blueberry or espresso); and up to four garnishes, from options including caramel sauce, macerated blueberries, shortbread or cookie crumbs, and lemon curd.
Address: 2nd Floor, Hubtown Skybay, 201 Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Breach Candy, Mumbai
Contact: +91 7710942770 | +91 7710982770
Hours & Days: 6:30 pm to 1:00 am, Tuesday to Sunday
Sorrentina by Foodhall
The gourmet superstore’s first Italian restaurant, located at the Linking Road branch, will delight diners on National Comfort Food Day with dishes like Cheese & Quinoa Meatballs, meatless quinoa and cheese meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce; Eggplant Timballo, mozzarella-stuffed eggplant in a spicy tomato sauce, with pine nuts; or the multiple options of pizza!
Address: Plot No.106, Linking Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai
Contact: +91 7400444528
Hours & Days: 12:00 noon to 12:00 am , Monday to Sunday
The award-winning Italian restaurant in Bandra is ideal for those seeking comfort food. The best dish on the menu to really satiate every craving is the Tagliolini Bombay, house-made Tagliolini tossed in Grana Padano cheese wheel, with brandy flamb e; they also serve Formaggi Misti, a platter of fine Italian cheeses.
Address: Jharna Apartments, Dr. BR Ambedkar Road, Khar West, Mumbai
Contact: +91 7045000010 | 022 23485697
Hours & Days: Lunch: 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm | Dinner: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am, Monday to Sunday
The Factory Café by La Folie
At Chef Sanjana Patel’s most recently-opened location at Mahalaxmi, diners can visit The Factory Café, which serves a range of light bites and treats. A standout offering on this menu is Single-Origin Brownie Bites (Guatemala beans with berries; Ecuador beans with hazelnuts; and Malabar Forest beans with sea salt) ; and their Single-Origin Hot Chocolate.
Address: PBS Gourmet Foods Pvt. Ltd. Unit No. 8 & 9, First Floor, Evergreen Industrial Estate , Shakti Mills Lane , Mahalaxmi
Contact: +91 9167762379
Hours & Days: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday to Sunday
Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra
Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra, the first modern Indian restaurant to introduce elements of molecular gastronomy in Indian cooking, offers sophisticated yet satisfying dishes, ideal for National Comfort Food Day. Diners can enjoy options like Ghee roast lobster with drumsticks moilee; Umame Crumbled Mushroom Soufflé with truffle saffron curry ; and Amaranth Crusted Poriyal, Goat’s Cheese Raita.
Address: Ground Floor, First International Financial Centre (CITI Bank Building), G Block, Opposite Sofitel Hotel, BKC , Mumbai
Contact: +91 8452900900 | 022 66424142
Hours & Days: Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm | Dinner: 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm, Monday to Sunday
Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra
The Olive Group’s flagship restaurant has recently launched a new menu under the culinary leadership of new Executive Chef, Viraf Patel. Diners can indulge in comforting dishes like Tortellini in Brodo – Version: French Onion, Chef’s take on the classic, featuring onion and gruyere-stuffed tortellini, soaked in a hearty lamb broth; Crab Risotto, Arborio rice cooked with white wine, served with lemon preserve and pickled fennel; Pork Spare Ribs; and Blueberry Pie, house-baked short crust pastry filled with vanilla custard and blueberry compote, baked and served with blueberry sauce.
Address: 14, Union Park , Khar (W) , Mumbai
Contact : 022 4340 8229
Hours & Days: Dinner: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am (Monday to Sunday) | Brunch: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm (Every Sunday)
Hello Guppy, BKC
Hello Guppy’s recently-launched Asian Food Festival has a menu that will be a hit for those seeking comfort food. Dishes like Manchow Soup, hot, spicy and sour soup, topped with fried noodles; Cantonese Chow Mein, Cantonese-style wok-fried noodles and seasonal vegetables tossed in a light Asian sauce; and Sichuan Braised Lamb, braised lamb leg cooked delicately with spices from the Sichuan province, served with hand-pulled, house-made steamed bao are sure to hit the spot.
Address: C-WING, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
Contact: +91 7777049773
Hours & Days: 12:00 noon – 1:00 am, Monday to Sunday
Chef Rahul Akerkar’s restaurant in Lower Parel serves up delicious dishes like Coimbatore Pork Chops, with cider cumin glaze, white beans and candied tomatoes that add just the right amount of unexpected sweetness and light; Steak and Eggs Pizza, a hearty dish, made with mushroom, tomato, aged cheddar and mozzarella; Spinach Cavatelli, inspired by the fresh, green produce of spring, with snap peas and their tendrils, Parmesan and white truffle ; and Roast Chicken, fricassee of peas, edamame, zucchini, shallots, mint pan jus.
Address: World Crest, Ground Floor, Lodha, 402, Tulsi Pipe Road, Mumbai
Contact: 022 68490000
Hours & Days: Lunch: 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Dinner: 6:30 pm – 1:15 am, Tuesday to Sunday
Rue du Liban
This elegant restaurant serving Levantine cuisine offers satisfying dishes like Kharouf Shank, slow-cooked, Baharat-spiced lamb shank served with yogurt, tahini, couscous and biwaz; and Rokakat, feta, mozzarella and Emmental-filled Lebanese spring rolls.
Address: 43, Sasoon Building, VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai
Contact: 022 22864444 | +91 7045000015
Who says comfort food can’t be healthy? At Sequel, the organic, farm-to-fork, vegan-friendly restaurant brand, diners can enjoy comforting yet clean dishes like Orange Sweet Potato Waffles, sweet potato, coconut yogurt, buckwheat brown rice flour waffles topped with raspberries, house-made raw cacao granola, and maple syrup; and the Black Rice Noodle Bowl, black rice noodles in house-made coconut milk, lemongrass, parsley, galangal, bird’s eye chili sauce, with baby pak choy, baby zucchini, heirloom carrots, and broccoli.
Address & Contact: Bandra – Shop 2 and 3, Solace, 33rd Road, Near Eye Max, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai | +91 7506477710
Kala Ghoda – Ground Floor, Upadrashta House, Dr. VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai | 022 22659000
Hours & Days: 8:00 am to 10:30 pm, Monday to Sunday
Massive Restaurants’ modern Thai restaurant that has just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Tygr’s expansive menu has comforting dishes like Sizzling Thai-Style Bibimbap (chicken/fish/prawn or lamb); Roti Canai with Avocado and Curried Pepper Mayo; and Truffle-Scented Corn and Spinach Fried Rice.
Address: Level 1, Palladium Mall Pedestrian Walkway, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact: +91 22 49735025/26 | +91 9136921735/36
Hours & Days: 12:00 noon to 1 :00 am, Monday to Sunday
This all-day bar and restaurant, Massive Restaurants’ homage to the millennials, offers the ultimate in comfort food. Diners can try dishes like Maggi Bolognese with roast garlic edamame; Baida Roti with extra egg white; and The Ultimate YOUnion burger.
Address: D-Wing, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel
Contact: +91 8433942801 | +91 8433942802
Hours & Days: 12:30 am to 1:30 am, Monday to Sunday
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