InOnIt Guides: Eateries In Churchgate and Nariman Point
In our latest edition of the InOnIt Guides, we wandered the areas of Churchgate and Nariman Point to bring to you all the possible places you could go to if you are in the vicinity and are bored of visiting the same old places again and again. From ways to beat the summer heat, to grabbing quick bites and even sitting in places for hours together killing time, we bring to you the following places that will definitely give you what you’re looking for.
ICE-CREAM PARLOURS AND CAFÉS:
Mocha: This is the perfect place for people to come over to catch up with friends or even have a quick cup of delicious coffee. It is a big hit among college students and is almost always packed with them. The desserts here are exceptionally good. The food in general is excellent, moderately priced and the service is also decent.
Our Recommendation: Chocolate Avalanche
Address: 82, Nagina Mahal, V N Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 66336070
210 Degrees Café: A part of Samrat hotel, 210 Degree Café is an ideal place if you want to chill for a couple of hours with a few friends without anyone complaining. It specializes in eggless desserts which are moderately priced.
Our Recommendation: Oreo Mousse Pastry
Address: Prem Court, Jamshedji Tata Road, Samrat Restaurant, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 42135407
Baskin and Robbins Ice-Cream: Baskin and Robbins is a great place if you want to cool off with some delicious ice-cream on a hot summer day. Moderately priced, it’s a great place to enjoy with friends. It is such a hit because it’s one of the few ice-cream stores that sell so many different flavours of ice-cream on a daily basis.
Our Recommendation: Mint Milk with Chocolate-Chip and Bavarian Dark Chocolate Ice-Creams.
Address: 92, Sundar Mahal, Ground Floor, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22022710
Naturals: Another great place to help escape the summer heat. Delicious fruit and exotic flavours of ice-creams and prompt service make it a worthwhile experience.
Our Recommendation: Tender Coconut
Address: 137, Jyoti Sadan, ‘A’ Road, Near Intercontinental Hotel, Marine Drive, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22027426, 9323047799
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: A great place to grab a delicious cup of coffee after a movie at Inox or maybe after dinner at Spoon. Located adjacent to Spaghetti Kitchen, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf serves delicious coffees (both hot and cold), cakes, sandwiches, salads and lots of other things.
Our Recommendation: Warm Chocolate Pie, Double Chocolate Latte and Pancakes
Address: 1st Floor, CR2 Mall, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 67477669, 022 66151168
CHEAP EATERIES AND ROAD-SIDE STALLS:
Stadium: If your pockets are feeling rather empty and so is your stomach, Stadium restaurant should be your preferred destination. Extremely cheap but surprisingly good food will definitely fill your stomach within your limited budget.
Our Recommendation: Omelet Toast, Bhurji and Keema Pav.
Address: IMC Building, Veer Nariman Road, Near Vodafone Store, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22046819
Shiv Sagar: There’s no better place than Shiv Sagar if one yearns for South Indian food. Extremely light on the wallet accompanied with prompt service is what makes it a preferred destination for most.
Our Recommendation: Dosas and Pav Bhaji
Address: 82, Nagin Mahal, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22824862, 022 22045829, 022 22848807
Raju Chinese: For all those who miss their college canteen or are in the mood for Indianised Chinese cuisine, Raju Chinese, (i.e. the infamous Chinese food of H.R. College) delivers to your home now. You cannot possibly get Chinese cuisine this good for prices this cheap!
Our Recommendation: Triple Schezwan and Hunan Paneer
Telephone Number: 9224148196
Subway: The Churchgate outlet of subway is a big hit with the college crowd with a seating arrangement for 20. Subway is the leading submarine sandwich franchise in the world. It caters to every taste bud with a variety of breads, sauces and vegetables for you to make that perfect sub. The one in CR2 Mall does not have seating space and only gives take away.
Our Recommendation: Veggie Delight and Paneer Tikka Subs
Address: Ground Floor, CR2 Mall, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 65204639
Address: Shop Number 9, Kambatta Building, next to Eros Cinema, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 65148557
Satkar: Satkar is famous for its authentic South Indian food and amazing chaats. Decent food, quick service and cheap prices makes it an ideal place if you want to grab a quick bite between office hours or college lectures.
Our Recommendation: Pani Puri and Dosas.
Address: Express building, Opposite Churchgate Station, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22043259
Garcia’s Pizza: Garcia’s is one of the oldest establishments serving pizzas. You can either call for a home delivery or go to their outlets for takeaway. It will definitely satiate your craving for that delicious pizza!
Our Recommendation: Salsa Paneer and Hot Mexican
Address: Shop Number 2, Pankaj Mahal, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 30960991, 022 30960902, 022 22830538
Raju Sandwich: Sitting in an ideal position opposite H.R.College, this place has the best roadside sandwich you can possibly find. From submarine sandwiches to plain toasted sandwiches, he gives it all. This place is always packed with college students as well as people who have jobs nearby.
Our Recommendation: Cheese- Noodle Roll, Chilly Cheese Roll
Address: 123, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Opposite H.R.College, Churchgate, Mumbai.
International Students Hostel Canteen (ISH): A canteen based in the international student’s hostel, ISH is the perfect choice if you want to eat good food without making a hole in your pocket. Not the classiest place you’ll find, but it certainly makes up for that with its food.
Our Recommendation: Veg Crispy and Malai Chicken Roll
Address: International Students Hostel, C Road, Marine Drive, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22044780
Pizza By The Bay: Although Pizza By The Bay has a new look to it, the quality of the food is still the same. Great pizzas and an excellent buffet as well. A little bit on the expensive side but worth every penny in terms of quality of food and service.
Our Recommendation: Bombay Masala Pizza and Jalapeno Cheese Poppers
Address: 143, Soona Mahal, Marine Drive, Mumbai. Telephone Number: 022 22856115, 022 22820883
Relish: If you are in the mood for some good affordable food, and yet want to have the “restaurant experience”, Relish is the place to be. Excellent food, good service and light on the pockets, make it a memorable experience. Both outlets, i.e. Churchgate and Nariman Point have ample space and very rarely will make you wait for a table.
Our Recommendation: Pasta in Pesto Sauce and Potato Skin with American Corn and Cheese
Address: Prem Court, Dinshaw Wachha Road, Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 42135419
Address: Ground Floor, 2/A, 221, Maker Chambers IV, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22833558
Samrat: Famous for its Gujarati thalis and North Indian food, Samrat has been a favourite among locals for a long time. Friendly staff and owners make coming here a worthwhile experience. Customers can either order from an a la carte menu or choose to go with the thali.
Our Recommendation: Paneer Makhani, Reshmi Paratha and Gujarati Thali
Address: Prem Court, Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 42135401, 022 22820022, 022 22825809
Tea Centre: This quaint little place is very homely and, as the name suggests, serves a variety of teas. Even the food here is good and the staff is friendly. Overall the experience makes you want to come back.
Our Recommendation: Kulhad Chai, Chilly Cheese Toast and Pickle Mushroom and Leek Sandwich.
Address: Resham Bhavan, 78, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22819142, 022 66301386
Pronto: A quick service restaurant that has something to offer to everyone. Besides their signature pastas and pizzas, they have a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, etc. Good service and reasonable prices compliment the good food perfectly.
Our Recommendation: Grilled Mushroom Pizza, Panchetta Pizza, Roast Beef and Rocket and Tandoori Paneer Sandwich.
Address: Shop No. 5, Eros Building, Maharshi Karve Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22886012, 022 22886013, 022 64555102
Indian Summer: A great place if North Indian food is what you’re craving for. They have a party hall adjacent to the restaurant if anyone would like to have a small gathering. They even arrange for buffets on the weekends and customers are allowed to choose whether they would like to go for the buffet or order a la carte.
Our Recommendation: Paneer Makhani and Roomali Tokri
Address: Parekh Mahal, 80, Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 22835445, 022 22835650
Spoon: Confused with what you want to eat and don’t feel like spending too much? Don’t fear Spoon is here! One of the few good food courts in South Mumbai, Spoon is located on the first floor of CR2 Mall at Nariman Point. A variety of cuisines to choose from like Italian, Chinese, Mexican and Indian. Good quality of food and large seating areas makes this an excellent place for large groups to come and sit for hours without anyone making a fuss about it.
Address: First Floor, CR2 Mall, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Spaghetti Kitchen: If authentic Italian food is what you want, there are few places that can beat Spaghetti Kitchen. Amazing ambiance, friendly and well informed staff, and great food gives it the perfect combination. Although it is on the expensive side, it is worth it in terms of food and quality of service.
Our Recommendation: Pizzas, Capelletti Pasta in Tomato Fennel Sauce and Cheesecake with Orange Citrus Ice-Cream
Address: 1st Floor, CR2 Mall, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Telephone Number: 022 67439429, 022 67439430
- Varun Kothari