Cantonese pub

New menus, deliveries and places in Mumbai worth visiting

March has been a busy month for the city that never sleeps, and there’s plenty to eat, drink and have fun. Here is the sorting of your weekends

Moulin Sunday brunch at 145

Yes, brunches are back, and 145 at Kamala Mills is taking the lead. Their fellow New Zealand chef has crafted a menu that combines the best of sweet and savory, complemented by a cocktail list — I choose the lychee gin, just the right amount of alcohol and flavor. If you like savory, try the artichoke-spinach pancakes, tasty and healthy, or the tomato stew and burrata gnocchi. Pancake lovers should not miss the tiramisu pancakes, fluffy and coffeey with chocolate. There’s always someone at the table looking for the perfect smoothie bowl, and that person is me. The acai bowl here made me drool, chef’s kiss. Make it a family affair for your Sunday get-togethers, the kids (and adults) will love the chocolate fountain you can dip your waffles into. Continue with a good Sunday siesta.

Midday

If there’s one meal with a soul I’ve had lately, it’s the lunchtime one. Mumbai loves Sequel, and founder and chef Vanika Choudhary envisioned Noon as a love letter from her childhood through her travels in and around India. Noon, named after the Kashmiri word for salt, emphasizes local, seasonal produce, coming together to create flavor in the most unexpected ways. The purple bean tacos are a great way to start, and although they came with hummus, I couldn’t resist snacking on the buckwheat and coconut kefir roti on its own. Noon’s craft cocktail program focuses on maintaining their all-natural, soda-free bar, all homemade syrups and bitters, and Battle Of Oranges, an orange-infused gin mixed with orange liqueur. , seeded bitters and topped with orange seltzer is poetry on a hot afternoon. There is also Pineapple Tepache made with homemade fermented pineapple, raw Kashmiri honey and tequila. Raw cocoa ice cream is the good end to a meal, the texture of which really won’t let you stop licking the spoon. Midi makes you want to slow down, sip, bite and just be.

Tsubaki

Nestled in South Mumbai, Tsubaki, named after a flower, is a three-storey Japanese restaurant serving delicious Japanese dishes. Start with the cocktail menu – a gin cocktail that comes with activated charcoal and hits the right notes (is it just me or does the activated charcoal become quite the cocktail?) If I had to pick one dish I could go home with is the cushioned pink and white Philly cheese bird’s eye gyoza – just a hint of bird’s eye tang with fresh, creamy cheese. I’m picky about my sushi, but the spicy salmon and shrimp tempura do the trick – with fresh wasabi anyway. Treat yourself to the Yaki Udon for the main course and you’ll be pretty sorted without feeling too stuffed. Their desserts could do better, given that the rest of the menu is quite remarkable. Nonetheless, a meal worth indulging in on a date night.

Quick Pizza

NINO Burgers is one of my legitimate favorites in this town, so although he’s not really a “let’s go out and eat pizza” person, I tried their new delivery brand. Flash Pizza by Nino Foods, offers a kickass menu sprinkled with desi flavors. That being said, I’m not a fan of chicken tikka-ing my pizza and ordered the Pizza Davide – the classic margherita with roasted garlic, mild goat cheese and some of their signature pesto sauce. Nice when ordering on a Saturday afternoon with a new movie, I think.

Canary by The Origin

Mead is getting big, and with good reason. A random drop in Canary turned into finding a favorite spot in the always busy back streets of Andheri. London-inspired mead bar that showcases modern British pub culture, Canary offers artisan meads from Origin that you can taste and choose from a wide variety of flavours. Spicy guava mead worked for me. Pub fare such as grilled nachos and chicken wings are well done, of course, but their bowls are also quite delicious if you want to eat well – along with Britain’s national dish – chicken tikka masala. If you’re looking to hang out somewhere fuss-free on a Saturday night, head to Canary.

Hakkasan brunch

For the month of April, Hakkasan is offering a special limited-edition six-course Cantonese brunch menu, complete with refreshing Monkey 47 gin cocktails. Soups, salads, especially Hakkasan’s signature Crispy Duck Salad with Pomelo, Pine Nuts and shallot, followed by small dishes from a selection of options like carrot cake, spicy jackfruit dumpling, truffle and carrot dumpling, crispy Sichuan peppercorn tofu, chicken and shrimp hibiscus dumpling , Har gau, crispy shrimp with wheat flakes is a cool way to start, before moving on to main dishes like sautéed pak choi with burnt garlic, among others. The best part, though, is getting unlimited pours of Monkey 47 concoctions like Monkey 47 your tonic with gin, berries, citrus, herbs, grapefruit, and tonic water; Monkey Standing Tall with gin, lychee juice, jasmine tea, elderflower syrup and lime; Wild Forest with gin, hibiscus tea cordial, pomegranate juice, lime and soda; the fruity Passionately Citrus with gin, citrus syrup, grapefruit and tonic water. A boozy Sunday brunch for everyone.