How would you like it if visiting a restaurant is not restricted to food alone? There’s a dash of innovation which adds to your experience and makes it a memorable one. Here are 5 restaurants in Mumbai which offer more than food to make it a unique experience for you! So next time if you’re thinking of doing something different from just meeting your friends over lunch, you may want to check these out!
- MRP (My Regular Place): Say hello to Mumbai’s first gaming bar! Tucked away into a bylane in Dadar East, it is surprisingly located in a neighbourhood evaded by most restaurateurs. The bar has tonnes of drinking games to keep the party alive including a life size Jenga. The food and alcohol is reasonably priced which is a big win. Imported alcohol is available at MRP, so yayy! (This makes sense if you’re going in a biggish group, as it mandates a particular bill amount for you to avail the offer). The cuisine is Asian with baos, nachos, dimsums et al on offer and doesn’t disappoint. Head here for a fun-filled evening with your friends over drinking games!
Where? 20, Dharamputra, Pritam Estate, Dadar East, Mumbai.
Damages? Rs. 1300* for two people
- Leaping Windows: Are you a comic book fan? Then this place is for you. With a basement filled with over 500 comics- Marvel, DC, Manga, or the good old Archie comics- you name it and they have it. Keeping in line with their theme, the café too has different comic posters plastered on the walls. Their brunch spread is ideal for a lazy Sunday afternoon (read eggs and pancakes) after which you can get lost in the world of comics. Trust me, once you start, you won’t know how time flies. Is there a better way to spend your Sunday?
Where? 2 & 3, Corner View, Ashok Chopra Marg, Opposite Bianca Towers, Versova, Andheri West, Mumbai.
Damages? Rs. 1200* for two people
- Mockingbird Café Bar: So we’ve all been familiar with the concept of a library café but a library bar? Now that’s a first! But at Mockingbird, right from the name of the bar to the wall art to names of the dishes- everything articulates the love for books. Bibliophiles can curl up in the cosy alcove that has a small collection of books and then head to the bar for a drink. They have an interesting set of cocktails to choose from. From Gone with the Wine to Gin Eyre- you can pick your favourite classic, err I mean drink. They also have a Make your Own Long Island Iced tea. How cool is that? The food spread is continental, a bit on the steeper side, but worth the experience you’ll get at this quirky literary bar.
Where? 80, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Damages? Rs. 1700* for two people
- Creeda Board Game Café: Cards Against Humanity, Catan, Jenga, Pandemic, Battle of the Sexes- Creeda, Mumbai’s first board game café, has ample board games to suit every mood. With a collection of over 200 exotic board games, it can be confusing as to which one to play. But the café owner makes this decision easy for you by helping you pick the right games depending upon your duration at the café, your likes, if you’re in the mood for a strategy game or a light fun game etc. She is warm and enthusiastic and ensures that you have an enjoyable time. There are different hourly packages that you can opt for. On the food front, there are limited options (mostly quick bites and all vegetarian) but enough to get you through hours of gaming without being hungry. So are you game for a fun and entertaining evening with your friends/family?
Where? Ground Floor, New Excelsior Cinema, Wallace Street, Fort, Mumbai.
Damages? Rs 400* for two people
- Food for thought: A shout out to all the book lovers! Now you can shop for your favourite books and grab a quick and delicious bite at the store’s in-house café. I’m talking about the book store Kitaab Khaana and its hidden gem- Food for Thought which dishes out some pretty appetizing vegetarian food. I simply love their waffles and the Chocolate Raspberry tart. They used to serve a really tasty Wasabi Rice, very unlike what I have tasted elsewhere. Sadly, it’s off the menu now; there are Japanese pancakes on the menu instead which I’m open to trying. The service needs to be improved but I keep going back for the great food and cosy ambience.
PS: You also get free bookmarks with your meal 😊
Where? 45/47, Kitabkhana, Somaiya Bhavan, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Flora Fountain, Fort, Mumbai.
Damages? Rs 1000* for two people
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Is there any unique café that you have visited which can be added to this list? I would love to know and visit it real soon 😊
*Prices are indicative