9 Mumbai Restaurants For Wine Lovers
Wine service is a tricky affair. Not all restaurants are equipped to take on the effort required to ensure that you always receive and enjoy a good glass of wine. It is one of the reasons we end up avoiding wines at most restaurants.
But these 9 restaurants in Mumbai are more than salvaging that situation. They are our favorite places to sip on a glass of wine. From perfect date nights, family staple to affordable friendly affair, this list keeps all possible situations in mind so that you are never without a glass of wine.
1. The Table, Colaba
The Table is one of our favorite restaurants. We obviously love the food served by Chef Alex Sanchez, what excites us more is their wine list. With approximately 30 odd wines on their by the glass list, it is a comprehensive list with a keen focus on Indian wines we’ve come across. Prices for wine by the glass ranges between Rs 220 for a glass of Indian wine to Rs 800 for a glass of Chianti.
By the bottle wine list at The Table also has something for everyone. An Indian wine is around Rs 2000 while the most expensive wine, a champagne, is priced at Rs 10000.
2. Indigo Delicatessen, multiple locations
Indigo Deli is the casual dining extension of the flagship Indigo in Colaba, started by veteran restaurateur Rahul Akerkar. Coming from such a lineage you will always be assured of hearty, good and consistent food. Akerkar being a wine connoisseur has also ensured that the restaurants have a solid wine programme. Proof of this is the rotating wines by the glass list at Indigo Delis. They very happily bring out expensive wines on the by the glass menu so that they keep their wine stock moving and making sure the wines don’t suffer. As a consumer you not only get a chance try out a variety of new wines but often some which would be out of your budget otherwise.
3. The Tasting Room, Lower Parel
It is a dedicated space for tasting wines, where the food menu is designed to compliment the wine list. Nestled in the Good Earth showroom in Lower Parel, The Tasting Room, apart from having a great wine list offers some great deals as well. One of the best features of their menu is their country specific wine flights which includes a dedicated wine flight for Indian wines. It is a great deal and great way to experience and taste new wines.
4. Pali Village Cafe, Bandra
This Parisian inspired and vintage cafe is one of Mumbai’s favorite hangouts for wine lovers. Wine list at Pali Village Cafe is such that it will give five-star hotels tough competition, offering a diverse range of wines. Obviously, the prices of these wines are on the higher side, but it is the easy access to the wines as well as the ambiance that is the big draw to the restaurant.
5. Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra
Most know Olive for its famous Thursday bar nights where the who’s who of the city used to and often still do come together. While cocktails are Olive’s forte, they do have an extensive wine list. Leaning strongly towards imported wines, by the glass has wines from all well known regions with prices ranging between Rs 650-675 while bottle start at Rs 3800. We’d suggest stick to wines by the glass. They need to expand on their Indian wine list currently which only lists Sula.
6. Out of the Blue, Bandra
Another restaurant which has prided itself on its wine list is Out of the Blue. The restaurant has become a landmark in Khar-Bandra area as the go-to family restaurant. The wines range from established Indian brands like Grover Zampa to Kiwi-brand Saint Clair. By the glass wines are priced anywhere from Rs 295 for Indian wines and Rs 695 for imported ones.
Out of the Blue has recently introduced MRP nights where you can pick up a bottle for the evening at it’s retail price.
7. Cafe D’Wine, Khar
Situated right where Ivy Bar used to be, Cafe D’Wine, like its predecessor continues to be a space where you can get glass or a bottle of wine at affordable rates. The wine menu lists quite a few of Indian wines including York and Charosa with wines priced at an average of Rs 250 for a glass and Rs 1290 for a bottle.
Cafe D’Wine’s international wine list is not as extensive as the Indian wine list but it does cover major wine regions with some well established entry level wines.
8. Mia Cucina, Powai
As the name suggests, Mia Cucina is a restaurant which specializes in Italian cuisine. Their wine list on the other hand has wines from all major wine producing regions, old world, new world and Indian wines. A tad bit expensive on the pocket but a good option in the suburbs.
9. Aromas Cafe, Powai
Aromas Cafe in Powai serves wine and beer apart from a range of coffee. They have more than an acceptable wines listed on their menus – best part they are at pocket friendly prices. Imported wines are priced at Rs 436 for a glass and Rs 2588 for a bottle, while Indian wines are priced at an average Rs 226 for a glass and Rs 1300 for a bottle.