The culinary scene, much like any other industry, has welcomed changes and new additions with the beginning of a new year. In addition to a host of new eateries, restaurants around the country have welcomed a variety of new menus that complement the chilly winter vibe. Embracing the spirit of culinary exploration, we've curated a list of 10 must-try restaurants scattered across the country.
Nestled along the shores of Morjim Beach, antiSocial is Impresario's largest Goa project spanning 4.5 acres which comprises a superclub, a poolside café, a 360° bar, VIP lounges, a hotel, and top-tier audio systems. The culinary menu features delights like mutton gyozas, smash burgers, and beef vindaloo paired with an expansive cocktail menu of tropical paloma, pisco, and tiki concoctions. Beyond its expansive space, the restaurant caters to diverse communities, offering unique curations from live acts to flea markets.
Yazu has already made its mark in Mumbai and is now making waves with its Goa outlet. Located right on Candolim Beach, the restaurant offers a stunning view to go with a delightful array of pan-Asian flavours including Japanese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine. Expect innovative plates like charcoal baos and black rice sushi among other creations. The open beachside seating adds to the overall charm, providing an incredible ambience for a truly memorable dining experience.
The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai
The Bombay Canteen embraced the winter season with a delectable new menu by the gifted chef Hussain Shahzad. Celebrating indigenous produce and regional eating styles, the new menu comprises seasonal delights in innovative curations. These include charred gobi hummus, turnip tikki chaat, chicken jhol momos, tandoori octopus, jodhpuri pyaaz kulcha, and more. The menu also welcomes back favourites like charred carrots and roasted hara chana salad, showcasing the perfect blend of indigenous ingredients and innovation in true Bombay Canteen style. Sweetening the pot, the menu also includes treats like strawberries and cream and black carrot toffee pudding.
Jamming Goat 3.0, Bangalore
Goa's beloved bar, Jamming Goat 3.0 expanded its footprint with a new outpost in Bangalore's Indiranagar hub. This swanky location offers a diverse selection of artisanal cocktails and innovative global cuisine, ranging from modern Indian dishes to standard favourites like sushi and pizza. Helmed by renowned chef Sombir Choudhary, the menu features culinary delights like passion fruit golgappa and grilled recheado cauliflower steak. Complementing the gastronomic experience are delicious and innovative cocktails like future water and KGF prepared by the mixologist Avinash Kapoli.
Miss Margarita, Goa
Love Mexican food? Miss Margarita in Goa has a laid-back charm that resembles the vibrant spirit of Mexico. The ambience, accentuated by Spanish tunes, strikes a perfect balance between relaxation and excitement. As for the menu, expect an enticing sojourn of flavours starting with the guacamole bar followed by dishes like the Diablo prawn sizzle and more.
Pa Pa Ya, New Delhi
Pa Pa Ya is a must-visit for all sushi lovers in Delhi. Their new limited edition menu offers a tantalizing array of expertly crafted sushi and dim sum creations like the crispy veg maki roll and chicken coriander dim sum. Pa Pa Ya is known for pushing culinary boundaries, ensuring an extraordinary dining experience without breaking the bank.
Earth Mama Smoothie Bar & Kitchen, Goa
Earth Mama in Anjuna is the perfect spot for a delicious vegan meal. Owned by Malavika Manay, the cafe serves a delectable menu of healthy delights from smoothies and bowls to vegan and gluten-free toasties and sweets. The restaurant's menu emphasises holistic well-being making it a haven for those seeking nourishment for both the body and soul.
Maison Maiya, Grand Hyatt, Gurgaon
Grand Hyatt Gurgaon introduces a new "Beyond Brunch" at Maison Maiya, offering a fresh and sustainable approach to luxury dining. This innovative concept goes beyond the typical brunch experience, featuring made-to-order dishes prepared in real-time with locally sourced ingredients. The new menu is a unique culinary adventure that combines gourmet cuisine, sustainability, and opulence.
Sky, The Residency Towers, Chennai
Sky in Chennai is committed to using only locally sourced ingredients for its delightful fusion menu featuring staples like sushi and dim sum. Chef Ajeeth's culinary expertise shines through dishes like the yellow pumpkin simmered in mirin, offering a perfect blend of sweet and savoury. Complementing the menu is a specially crafted selection of cocktails that blend Central Asian and Tamil Nadu flavours for a memorable dining experience.
Barfly in Assagao, Goa
Sitting inside a charming 150-year-old Portuguese-Goan bungalow, Barfly Goa offers an enchanting culinary experience that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern design. The menu, curated by chef Viraf Patel, features clean and hearty continental dishes, including tapas, tartines, salads, and more. Highlights like compressed watermelon salad and corn ribs showcase a fusion of flavours, providing a wholesome and hearty dining experience that reflects the restaurant's commitment to great food and cocktails.
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