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The Ultimate Christmas Special Guide In Mumbai: Top Places To Make Merry

So, here's a list of our picks for parties for Christmas Eve and Christmas themed brunches to hit up

Christmas is just around the corner, and what is Christmas without some mulled wine, roasted turkey, and an array of desserts. Like every other year, top restaurants of the city have laid out a platter, with some whacky offers, goodies and delicacies, all ready for you.

Hitchki

Hitchki is having a Jingle Party this Christmas with all the Christmas decor and music and will also give a complimentary plum cake on the day of Christmas. From 24th December 2019, 9:30 pm onwards at BKC, Powai, R City and Thane, Hitchki is added festive magic to make the last week of the decade memorable by curating a delicious festive menu! Hitchki has selected the best seasonal ingredients to create an array of tasty treats like Ghee rice with roast chicken, How’s the Josh, Roadside Romeo, Aakhri Pasta along with their heart-warming desserts like Pizookie, KhulJa Sim Sim, Chocolate lava kulfi, Baratiyo ka Swagat and much more to binge!

Where : Across all Hitchki restaurants in Mumbai

Bayroute

Mumbai’s beloved Bayroute has been surprising its diners with the most authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in the city. In just under two years, it has become one of Mumbai’s best rated restaurants, popular for the world class dining experience it offers. Raising a toast to 2019, Bayroute unveils its special year-end menu that not only comprises its most popular dish but also packs in some surprises. It will be available from December 24, 2019, until January 1, 2020. The limited period menu offers a scintillating choice of Cocktails, Bidaayaah, Salata, Shawarma, Cold and Hot Mezze, Hummus, Manakeesh, Pide, Tarah, Mains and Desserts.

Where: Across all Bayroute restaurants around Mumbai

YOUnion, Mumbai

The all-day bar and restaurant that pays homage to the millennials – or Generation Y – is welcoming the holidays with a very merry Christmas Brunch. On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, YOUnion will serve an extensive Christmas Brunch menu, which will include Winter Vegetable & Lentil Soup; a Salad Bar offering Kale & Fresh Berry Salad; and Goat’s Cheese, Pears & Candied Walnuts Salad; a Cheese board, featuring a variety of cheeses and accompaniments like crackers, prunes and roasted nuts; Canapes like American Corn & Chives Mousse; and Tuna & Pickled Onion; and an extensive Mezze Platter. A series of Small Plates will offer options like Super Crisp Cauliflower Taco with Buffalo Sauce; Chicken Plum Wanton with Crispy Chili; and Beer Batter Fish & Chips. Flatbreads like Za’atar Manakish & Feta Crumble; and Hamd-Pulled Chicken with Bhut Jolokia and Garlic will provide heartier options for those who need it. The Main Course section of the menu offers dishes like Pork Vindaloo Anglo-Indian; Chargrilled Fish with Orange Beurre Blanc Sauce; Winter Berry Pulav with Cucumber Kachumber; and Vegan Tofu and Veggies Curry with Garlic Rice. A range of festive Desserts offer options like Christmas Pudding; Fresh Strawberry Mousse; Yule Log Cake; Oreo Lollipop; Winter Cut Fruitsand many more.

The Brunch is priced at Rs. 999 plus taxes for vegetarians and Rs. 1099 plus taxes for non-vegetarians.

Address: D-Wing, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel
For reservations: +91 8433942801 | +91 8433942802
Operational Hours (for Christmas Brunch):  12-4 pm

AER – Bar & Lounge

AER, the glamorous bar & lounge on the rooftop of the Four Seasons Hotel, celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. On Christmas Eve (December 24), they will host The White Mansion, a magical night of music and cocktails, featuring TBO (The Book of Music). The night will be hosted by Shantanu Gupta and Rahul Kakkad. 

Address: 1/136, 34th Floor, Dr E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400018. For table reservations, bookings and other enquiries, please call: +91 77100 33143. 
Operational Hours (for The White Mansion party): 10 pm onwards. 

Bastian

This Bandra restaurant known for its popular Sunday brunches, will be offering a Sparkling Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day, from 11 am onwards. On the special Christmas brunch menu will be festive dishes like Ham Pot Pie; Pork Platter; and Croque Madame; cocktails like Christmosa and Snow in the Valley; and on the dessert counter, guests can choose from decadent options like Sprinkle Balls; Oreo Donut; and Gingerbread Cookies.

Address: B1, Opposite National College, New Kamal Building, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 
Reservations: +91 70450 83714. 
Operational Hours: 11 am to 4 pm

Hello Guppy

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (December 24 and 25), this all-day noodle bar in BKC will serve a special festive menu. Non-vegetarians will enjoy appetizers like Salt Pepper Calamari; and Marinated Tuna Poke; Salmon, Prawn and Eel Nigiri main courses like Duck Breast Teriyaki; or Honey Mustard Glazed Pork Ribs accompanied by Garlic Fried Rice or Udon Noodle with Mushroom Vegetarians can sample appetizers like Rice Paper Spring Roll; or Cream Cheese and Water chestnut Dumpling; Pickled Pimentos, Avocado, and Smoked Tomato and Cheese Nigiri; and main courses like Roasted Mushrooms; or Tofu Steak and Artichoke accompanied by Garlic Fried Rice or Udon Noodle with Mushroom. All diners can enjoy a trio of desserts – Apple Pie; Plum Cake; and Chocolate Fondant. Each course is paired with drinks: the appetizers are paired with red or white wine sangria, or pineapple mint slush; the sushi course is paired with Chenin Blanc white wine or Apple Cinnamon Spritz; the main courses are paired with Sangiovese or Chenin Blanc wine, or blueberry and grape slush; and the desserts are paired with Mulled Wine or Elderflower Blueberry Presse.  

Address: C-WING, Bharat Nagar Road, G Block BKC, Bandra (East), Mumbai. For reservations, please call: +91 2653 4720. 
Operational Hours: 12 noon to 12:30 am 

Masala Library

Massive Restaurants’ progressive Indian restaurant will be serving a decadent, 13-course special menu on Christmas Eve (for dinner) and on Christmas Day (lunch and dinner). The vegetarian tasting menu will serve up snacks like Pea Pearl Puchka; Dahi Kachori Chaat; and Farmer’s Staple 4.0; Mushroom Chai Soup; starters like Amaranth-crusted Poriyal with Goat’s Cheese Raita; and Bihari Daal Peetha with Sesame Crust; mains like Modernist Malai Paneer with seasonal vegetables; and Umami-crumbed Mushroom Soufflé with truffle saffron curry. Non-vegetarian starters will include Braised Lamb Chops with maple and kokum glaze; and Caviar and Malai prawns with pink peppercorn; and main dishes like Gongura Mamsam curry with Kori roti; and Flambeed Shrimps and Mussels with bedgi chili curry. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menus will be accompanied by Indian breads, the curry of the day, and Desserts such as Malai Chop with wood sorrel; and Jalebi caviar. 

Address: First International Financial Centre, BKC, Opp. Sofitel Hotel, Bandra (East), Mumbai. For reservations, please call: +91 84529 00900.
Operational Hours: 12 noon to 2:30 pm, 7 pm to 11:30 pm 

 

Olive Bar & Kitchen

On Christmas Day (December 25), this flagship eatery from the Olive Group will serve a traditional and festive Brunch. The menu will feature Whole Roasted Turkey; Suckling Pig; Roast Lamb; and Oven-Roasted Winter Vegetables. Main courses will include Gooey Truffle Mac n Cheese; Fried Chicken on Waffles; and Black Rice Bowl with Vegetable and Chickpea Stew. Festive desserts such as Christmas Pudding; Pavlova; Gingerbread Cookies and Figgy Pudding will also be on offer. A grazing board with dips, cheeses and breads; an eggs station; espetadas; and a sourdough toast menu will round out the offerings. The Christmas Brunch at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra will be priced at Rs. 4000 plus taxes per head, and will also include mulled wine and eggnog, and sparkling cocktails like Strawberry Gin Fizz; Cocoa Frost; and Mistletoe Punch. 

Address: No. 14, Nargis Dutt Rd, Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai. For reservations, please call: +91 22 4340 8228. 
Operational Hours: 7:30 pm - 1:00 am 

 

Qualia

Rahul Akerkar’s new restaurant will be serving an unlimited Christmas Day feast, complete with live music on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, from 12:00 pm onwards. The feast will include Salads & Antipasti like Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Cucumber and Chestnut Salad; Grilled Figs; Moroccan Sweet Potato; and Ham and Green Pea Quiche; and Desserts like Christmas Trifle; Buche de Noel; Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows on a Stick; and Eggnog Panacotta. Guests are also welcome to choose one main course, from a special a la carte menu, on which dishes include Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes; Chestnut and Fontal Scarpinocc; and Wood-Roasted Suckling Pig. The brunch is priced at Rs. 6000 inclusive of taxes per head, and also includes unlimited alcohol. 

Address: World Crest, Ground Floor, Lodha, 402, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Mumbai. For reservations, please call: +91 73045 86862. 
Operational Hours (for Christmas Brunch):  12 noon – 4 pm

TYGR 

The cutting-edge, modern Thai restaurant from the Massive Restaurants group will be serving a special five-course menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Guests can begin with a soup or salad, like Preserved Raw Mango and Avocado Salad; or Tom Yum Soup; followed by a small plate option like Charcoal-Charged Vegetable Bundles; Jaggery Tamarind-Smeared Scorched Lamb; or Crispy Caramelized Prawns with Thai Raw Mango. Guests can then choose any two large plates, from options like Chili Basil Mock Duck; Shroom Quattro; and Diced Chicken Sambal Oelek. The meal is accompanied by staples like Thai Basil Fried Rice and Kanomjin Noodles; and completed with Dessert like Chocolate Fudge Blueberry Ice Cream or Tab Tim Krob. Diners can also choose two special cocktails, house sparkling wine, or mocktails, to wash down their meal. The special menu is priced at Rs 2500 plus taxes per couple and is available on December 24 and 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), for both lunch and dinner. 

Address: Level 1, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai. For reservations, please call: +91 91369 21735. 
Operational Hours: 12 noon to 1:00 am 

Sorrentina by Foodhall

Sorrentina by Foodhall will offer diners a menu of traditional Italian Christmas favourites, made using the finest seasonal ingredients. The meal will begin with a series of Small Plates, such as Burratina alla rosto Brussel sprouts, butter roasted Brussels sprouts, chestnuts, orange zest, and Burratina (pepperoni can be added); Mozzarella e lenticchie, braised puy lentils with olives, tomato and mozzarella; and Butternut Squash Puree and Water Chestnut Salad, with brown butter vinaigrette, pickled onions, watercress, hazelnut and aged balsamic. Next on the menu are the Pasta options, with dishes like Red Wine Barollo Risotto, carnaroli rice, red wine reduction, celeriac and chestnut crumble; Gamberi Alla ricotta Ravioli, ricotta and fresh prawn-stuffed ravioli with brandy tomato bisque and chives; and Cacio E Pepe, creamy cacio e pepe, fresh pepper, sautéed asparagus and almond flakes, on offer. Mains include options like Pollo Arrosto, roast chicken, pumpkin puree, bread roulade, herbed ricotta and red wine jus; and Salmon Scottato, pan-seared salmon, arugula and spinach vichyssoise, and cinnamon nut crust. Diners can end this festive meal on a sweet note with Dolci like Pumpkin Pie, with hazelnut crumble and gingerbread gelato; And of course, Christmas Pudding, with Christmas soaked fruits and crème Anglaise; and Panettone, butter-toasted panettone, with black forest gelato, sour cherries and chocolate. 

This decadent Christmas feast is accompanied by a series of Festive Cocktails, that will be a delightful accompaniment to the meal. These include Mrs. Claus’ Mulled Wine, red wine with spices and orange slices; Sorrentina Nog, classic eggnog with house-made almond liqueur, almond and cinnamon; Pera Speziata, spiced pear syrup, gin and egg white; and Mulled Wine Martini; classic mulled wine with gin and orange slices. A series of special Mocktails and Hot Beverages is also on offer, with concoctions such as Limone e Timo, Seedlip Spice 94, lemon, thyme, Angostura bitters and tonic; Italian Dark Hot Chocolate, dark chocolate chips, milk, orange and whipped cream; and Gingerbread Spice Latte, gingerbread spice, espresso and foamed milk, available for guests to enjoy. 

Address: Second Floor, Foodhall@Linking Road, Plot No.106, Linking Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai
Operational between: December 18-29, 2019
For reservations: +91-22-26065370 

 

 

 

 

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