Bastian, Bandra: Ask any paparazzo in the city to pick a celebrity hotspot, and the two-year-old Bastian will be on their list. Headed by Chinese-Canadian chef Kelvin Cheung, Bastian is serving flavours that don't just please the stars but other mortals, too. The crab meat or jumbo prawns and lobsters are just to die for!
Bastian is a speciality seafood restaurant on Linking Road, Bandra which Bollywood fittest diva Malaika Arora often visits. Recently Malaika Arora celebrated her birthday at Bastian and chef Kelvin Cheung had a special yummy cake just for the occasion
Actress and Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya Shetty visited Bastian with friend Anshula Kapoor (not in the picture). Other celebs who frequent the place are the Kapoor sisters - Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Shilpa Shetty and family, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and many others
Kitchen Garden by Suzette: Bandra's Kitchen Garden, from the team behind French original Suzette, is inspired by the farm-to-table concept. At this little cafe, food is more than just about survival, it’s a statement of ethics and health, and one that you can read the minute you enter; the menu pasted on the walls comes dotted with nutritious choices such as salads with organic kale, sandwiches with a choice of organic multigrain ciabatta, a variety of toppings for salads listed under proteins, non vegetarian lean proteins, etc.
Kitchen Garden's menu also fits in with the decor that is light and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows, colours of nature: green lamps, yellow and green table settings, wooden tables, etc. There's an al fresco area where you find yourself surrounded by pots of basil, mint, and even a banana tree
Kitchen Garden delivers on its promise of health and freshness. Add to this the organic food movement and Kitchen Garden emerge as the new flavour of the day. In picture: Sara Jane Dias at Kitchen Garden
Try the Soba Salad which is a Japanese dish that is plated with four king prawns blanketing the noodles. The flavour is mild, but far from bland. In picture: Dia Mirza snapped by shutterbugs outside Kitchen Garden
Nara Thai: Mumbai's Thai import — the popular Nara Thai restaurant franchise of Bangkok opened in 2017. The restaurant was brought by Karyna Bajaj, the youngest daughter of veteran restaurateur Kishore Bajaj. Located in BKC, Sanjay Dutt and wife Maanayata (along with their twins Iqra and Shahraan) cut the ribbon last year
At Nara Thai Mumbai, the age-old Thai cuisine blends with a modern, casual ambience. The delicious fare of crispy fried morning glory, pomelo salad, shrimp cakes, river prawns in garlic and jasmine rice, ice cream with Thai condiments evokes an authentic Thai experience. Nara Thai is frequented by Bollywood celebs. Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani met Alia Bhatt, Ayan Mukerji and Varun Dhawan
Yautacha, Bandra Kurla Complex: This classy restaurant is a favourite amongst those looking for authentic Chinese and Asian delicacies in town. Drop into Yatucha in BKC to dine like a Bollywood celeb
Yautcha: Bipasha Basu seems to be fond of Chinese food and therefore dropped in with her family members. With its premium service, classy ambience, quality food and premium drinks, Yatucha leaves you satisfied to the core. Pic/Yogen Shah.
Pali Village Cafe, Bandra: The upscale cafe in Bandra's Pali Hill is a popular attraction amongst common man and Bollywood celebrities. Known for its rustic decor and romantic setting, Pali Village Cafe is recommended for a dinner or lunch date with your beloved. Suniel Shetty's son Aahan Shetty was spotted outside the eatery a few days back. Pic/Yogen Shah
Looking at his outfits, it seems Arjun Rampal was at Pali Village Cafe for breakfast. The restaurant has an exclusive breakfast menu from where you can pick some healthy choices like Quinoa Upma, Buttermilk Pancakes, Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Waffle and eggs Benedict. Pic/Yogen Shah
Olive Bar and Kitchen, Khar: Yet another upscale restaurant in Mumbai, Olive Bar and Kitchen is almost every celebrity's favourite hangout joint. Romantic decor, fine dining, soothing music, a wide collection of wines and lip-smacking food, the plush restaurant cannot be missed if you are looking for a romantic dining option in the city. Mumbai celeb Sussanne Khan also seems to be a fan of this popular fine dining in Mumbai. Pic/Yogen Shah
Anu Dewan too was clicked at Olive Bar and Kitchen. The multi-cuisine restaurant features Continental, Mediterranean, Italian, European and Lebanese cuisines. While the quality of food will leave your tongue in twists, the quantity will leave your tummy super saturated for a pretty long time. Pic/Yogen Shah
Sequel Bistro & Juice Bar, Bandra: This is another restaurant specialising in healthy food. This is a perfect place to try world cuisine under one roof. Pair your food with a glass of fresh fruit juice or smoothie. There is an exclusive breakfast menu from which you can pick Avocado toast and free range eggs, Protein bowl, The fold over or Perfect poach. 'Chak De' girl Sagarika Ghatge dropped into this popular Bandra eatery. It is located in Pali Hill, Bandra (W).
The bistro also has a number of dishes assembled from your favourite superfoods with vegan and detox options. Sagarika Ghatge was spotted at Sequel
Hakkasan: Hakkasan Mumbai opened in June 2011 in the fashionable Bandra district, and has since become one of the most popular dining destinations in the city. Serving an extensive range of vegetarian dishes alongside Hakkasan signature dishes, the restaurant accommodates 120 guests, including a private dining area and the 44-seat Ling Ling lounge.
Hakkasan never fails to surprise us one way or another. The Bandra-based restaurant's policy of not allowing guests to pack extra food home raised a few eyebrows when it launched in 2011 as did it’s polite insistence that guests do not bring children upto a certain age to the place. Its food, though, was always great and patrons usually went home happy. In picture: Emran Hashmi was spotted at Hakkasan restaurant
These Mumbai restaurants are often frequented by our favourite Bollywood celebrities. Take a look at these photos and be ready to spot a celeb the next time you drop into these restaurants
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