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Mumbai food: Lower Parel pub offers offbeat ambiance, diverse menu

Your Kamala Mills pub-crawl just got cooler with a new 7,000-square feet outlet of The Bar Stock Exchange that invites with its edgy setting and Indo-fusion flavours

When you step into The Bar Stock Exchange's latest outfit at Kamala Mills, you might be forgiven for believing you’ve walked into a Herbology class at Hogwarts, held in the greenhouses behind the magical castle. With sunlight streaming in from large glass windows and a transparent high ceiling pitched roof, the stunning 7,000 square-feet pub, owned by Mihir Desai and Amit Singh of Corum Hospitality, includes a  ground floor, a top floor and a mezzanine. “We took some time to build it but the interiors have surpassed our expectations. It is our biggest outlet in Mumbai yet. We wanted to break the monotony of a commercial complex and present a relaxed, urban vibe,” say Desai, about the chain’s seventh outlet in India. With different seating sections, a special deck for gigs and a state-of-the-art DJ console, it also doubles up as workshop-cum-co-op workspace.


The mammoth space features pretty blue-and-white herringbone pattern tiles

The owners roped in Shabnam Gupta, principal designer at The Orange Lane to transform the space into an edgy, green industrial haven, complete with bright, blue-and-yellow upholstery and potted plants. “We’ve designed a cement fabricated tunnel seating, along with Kavlu (Aztec design) wall installation and artworks to make it adventurous,” says Gupta.

The mammoth space features pretty blue-and-white herringbone pattern tiles
The mammoth space features pretty blue-and-white herringbone pattern tiles

The menu, helmed by executive chef Kshama Prabhu and Gaurav Gidwani (food and beverage director), packs in 165 dishes across cuisines, including some of their signature offerings along with additions. You can pick from Sausage Poutine and Kerala Chicken to pizzas, pastas, risottos and pre-plated meals like Jerk Chicken and Nasi Goreng.

The Aztec-themed Kavlu wall installation with artworks
The Aztec-themed Kavlu wall installation with artworks

“We have incorporated local flavours, international favourites and married some unusual flavour profiles to suit the experiential palate. Attention has been paid to Indo-fusion and we’ve taken everyday Mumbai eats like Misal Pav and Chhole Kulche to turn them into gourmet bar eats. Soon, we’re also launching our weekly specials available only on request, paired with a new cocktail menu,” says Prabhu. Plus, watch out for a new lunch and brunch menu.

Time: 12 noon to 1.30 am
At: C Wing, Trade World, Kamala Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
Call: 24925556

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