In pictures: 35 must-visit food outlets in Mumbai

In pictures: 35 must-visit food outlets in Mumbai

#01 Britannia & Co, So berry, very good
In an age of vanishing Irani restaurants, Britannia & Co. has stood the test of time
PolishED wooden chairs, check; red chequered tablecloth, check; heritage building for a location, check, and lastly a smiling old Parsi gentleman; check. Britannia & Co is your quintessential Irani restaurant in the commercial district of Ballard Estate. And it has now been flying its flag (three actually; they have the Tricolour, Union Jack and Iranian flag on the walls) high for 91 years. There is almost nothing to not like about Britannia (expect maybe for the wait for a table) that was started by Rashid Kohinoor on August 18, 1923. The story behind the name of the restaurant is interesting. It is said that Kohinoor was promised a licence by the commissioner within a day only if he gave the restaurant a British name, an Indian name would bring it after six months. Hence, Kohinoor named it Britannia. Currently owned by Boman Kohinoor (Rashid's son), who is as old as the restaurant, it is run by his son. Their most sought after dish is a recent addition — the Berry Pulao that was introduced in 1982. It is a recipe of Boman's wife. It is eaten with gusto everyday with caramel custard, their other famous and popular offering on the menu. At: Wakefield House, Ballard Estate. Call: 22615264 — Dhara Vora

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Here's a 360-degree view at stayers on Mumbai's culinary landscape. From restaurants with uber-cool interiors that match the food, to no-frills addas, this is a city that eats to live and yes, lives to eat, too

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