The concept of Sunday brunch has caught on in a huge way in Mumbai. Many fine dining restaurants in Mumbai now hold all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffets, and most of these include the option for unlimited alcohol as well.
Try these restaurants for a delicious Mumbai Sunday brunch, across a range of cuisine types.
The highly respected Indigo is a long standing Mumbai favorite. It has the honor of being the first restaurant that's not part of an international hotel complex, to serve truly international food in the city. The restaurant’s diverse menu is predominantly inspired from France, Italy, the US and India. It’s also got one of the best wine lists in Mumbai. The Sunday brunch takes place in the restaurant's Colonial bungalow, complete with alfresco dining area and live music. Conveniently located in south Mumbai's Colaba area, it's a must for Mumbai visitors. Reservations are recommended.
- Address: 4 Mandlik Road, Colaba, Mumbai. Ph:(22)6636-8999.
- Cost: 2,100 rupees plus tax, including alcohol.
- Address: Palladium Hotel, 462 Tulsi Pipe Rd, Phoenix High Street mall complex, Lower Parel. Ph: (22)6162-8422.
- Cost: 2,500 rupees ($40) including tax for the non alcoholic brunch, 3,200 rupees ($55) for the free flowing sparkling wine brunch, and 4,400 rupees ($75) including tax for the free flowing champagne brunch. Cocktails and spirits are included.
Mumbai’s best live music venue now serves a delicious Sunday brunch, along with eclectic live music that varies weekly. The Sunday brunch here isn't your average lazy Sunday brunch; it's an extravagant affair that runs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., featuring more than 50 dishes, a completely open bar (including exotic cocktails) and dancing. There are also activities and also board games for the kids. Definitely enjoy this one to the fullest!
- Address: Mathuradas Mills Compound, Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Ph:(22)4033-2300.
- Cost: 2,250 rupees with Sula sparkling wine and cocktails made from domestic spirits, 2,750 rupees with two glasses of Moët champagne and cocktails made using premium imported spirits. 1,150 rupees for children with mini frog kid’s menu and activities.
If you love Asian cuisine, you can't pass up the Asian focused Sunday brunch at SanQi, spread over two levels and seven counters! Choose from Cantonese, Thai, Japanese, sushi, chilled seafood, teppanyaki and Indian. It's accompanied by an unlimited flow of Phillipe Gonet and Veuve Clicquot champagne, as well as a selection of beer, wine, and spirits.
- Address: The Four Seasons Hotel. 114 E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai. Ph:(22)2481-8000.
- Cost: 3,900 rupees, including alcohol and taxes.
Olive aims to re-create the ambiance of a countryside picnic with its Sunday Wine Picnic brunch, attended by Bandra's beautiful people. Olive is a standout place to come for brunch because the importance of good food and wine is really appreciated here. You'll enjoy unwinding in Olive's ambient courtyard, while listening to live jazz and dining on a delicious Mediterranean spread.
- Address: Pali Hill Tourist Hotel, 14 Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai (near Carter Road, behind Cafe Coffee Day). Ph: (22)2605-8228.
- Cost: 2,200 rupees including alcohol.
The Sunday brunch at the Novotel scores points for its fabulous poolside and seaside setting. Dine on a spread of Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine from the hotel's various restaurants, get a 20% discount at the spa, and enjoy an array of activities for the entire family. Swimming is possible for an additional fee. And why not stay on for the sunset over the ocean? Gadda da Vida, the hotel's bar, has happy hours from 4-8 p.m. and is the perfect spot.
- Address: The Square, Hotel Novotel, Balraj Sahani Marg, Juhu Beach, Mumbai. Ph: (22)6693-4444.
- Cost: 2,299 rupees plus tax, including alcohol. 1,799 rupees plus tax, without alcohol.
The Barking Deer, Mumbai's first brewpub, holds a Barbecue Beer Brunch with a live Barbecue counter and unlimited supply of some of their freshly brewed house beers. The menu includes hot dogs, burgers, tikkas, chicken, fish, grilled vegetables and paneer, pasta, and a tapas counter.
- Address: Todi & Co. Mills @ Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai. Ph: (22) 6141-7400.
- Cost: 1,950 rupees plus tax with all alcohol. 1,450 rupees plus tax with non alcoholic beverages. 950 rupees plus tax for children under 12. Free for children under six.
Vista, the 24 hour cafe at the Taj Land's End Hotel in Bandra, serves a lavish Sunday brunch buffet filled with food from all over the world. It's a gourmet affair that includes caviar, oysters, and chocolate. As you'd expect from it's name, Vista has sweeping ocean views that extend right across Bandra Bandstand to the waves and rocks below.
- Address: Taj Land's End Hotel, Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai. Ph:(22)6668-1234.
- Cost: 4,400 rupees with alcohol.
Lovers of Italian cuisine must try the Sunday brunch at this contemporary, three leveled Italian restaurant at the imposing JW Marriott in Juhu. Italian food is taken very seriously here and the restaurant brings its chefs all the way from different regions of Italy. It’s not a particularly child friendly place though, so families may want to head for the equally satisfying Sunday brunch buffet at the JW Marriott’s Lotus Café.
- Address: JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu Beach, Mumbai. Ph: (22)6693-3220.
- Cost: 5,500 rupees with champagne, including taxes. 3,200 rupees with alcohol, including taxes.