Bollywood celebrities have been an inspiration for as long as we can remember. Setting trends from fashion to food–the craze has existed since the time that women in the country wanted to dress in a cerulean blue saree like Sridevi from the iconic Hindi movie ‘Chandni’ up until today when the crowd wants to gather at all the latest restaurants where the celebrities like to unwind in their downtime.
Get up to date with some of the food joints from this list in the city of dreams where you will find household names like Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan enjoying a wholesome meal. You can also tingle your taste buds here and relish your meal the star style –
OPA KIPOS, WORLI
Get the vibe of Greece in your very own city by paying a visit to this Greek restaurant in Worli. This celebrity favourite place has beautifully done interiors with blue and white painted walls. Hanging pink flowers in a spacious setting along with warm lighting are sure to lure you. The food here has several layers of complex varieties and flavours. Some of the dishes to order would be prawn saganaki, moussaka, spinach pie, and the beloved Greek salad all with a generous amount of the signature feta cheese. The baklava sundae is to die for and don’t forget to experience the energy that prevails in the lively atmosphere here at night with activities like Zorba dancing and the famous Greek ritual of plate breaking.
BINGE BY BASTIAN, BANDRA WEST
This newly-opened restaurant tucked in a quaint corner opposite a coffee shop has a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Bastian, a popular celebrity hang-out joint is the big brother of Binge and therefore you can expect to get the same high-end quality and taste. The tropical vibe, Tapas food and exquisite Latina cocktails are what appeal to stars like Ananya Panday and Shilpa Shetty Kundra.
MINISTRY OF CRAB, KHAR
With branches in Colombo, Maldives, Manila, Bangkok and Shanghai, the ministry of crab is a culinary homecoming of Sri Lankan cuisine. This is a brainchild of the celebrated chef Darshan Munidasa and the legends of the cricket world Mahela Jayawardane and Kumar Sangakkara. They use fresh ingredients to bring to you the best crab curries and seafood delicacies. This is not just a restaurant but an underwater world experience which is what brings it to this list.
THE CLEARING HOUSE, FORT
Nestled in the dock area of South Bombay, this European-style restaurant was built on the land occupied by a former ice factory. The aura is fancy but easy-going at the same time. Chef Nitin Kulkarni likes the food to be served here on small and large plates and the menu comprises exotic soups like truffle cauliflower, pistachio and lemon zest risotto and beef wellington. The Clearing House has cast its spell on celebrities and will cham its way to your soul with hearty meals and exotic desserts.
SANCHO’S, PALI HILL
Fond of Mexican like Farah Khan and Bhavana Pandey? Head to Sanchos to gorge on crunchy tacos and lip-smacking churros while enjoying the performance of a live band. The place is designed by Gauri Khan and the food along with the interiors are vibrant and authentic.
TANJORE TIFFIN ROOM, VERSOVA
A preferred place of Vicky Kaushal, the Tanjore Tiffin Room has an expansive range of South Indian food. The perfect place to head to if you are craving comfort homestyle food. They offer an option to sample the menu before ordering. The interiors are beautifully curated by Shabnam Gupta, keeping the earthy textures of the food and the environment. The delicacies presented to you will take you on a trip down the memory lane. You are bound to feel close to nature with ingredients like jackfruit, tamarind rinds, coconut syrup and fried fish or cutlets if you are a vegetarian. The smell of the variety of chutneys and the fragrance of the distinctive mogra flower will put you in a state of food coma.
This fairly new restaurant is the talk of the town. It is owned by Karan Johar and is on the trending list of the month. This hot spot in Colaba is a celebrity frequent, with big names like Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in the industry. The garden-style touch-up with palms, rattan chairs and striking black and white floors. They serve multi-cuisine and some of the must-try dishes are avocado mousse, chargrilled squash, harissa cauliflower and vodka milk panna cotta. The whole affair of a private dining room along with good food and crafted cocktails starts from about Rs. 5000 per person.