InOnIt Guides: Rooftop Restaurants

A rooftop restaurant, cafe or bar can signify something different for everyone. It could be a romantic setting to watch the sun set, a place to party the night away under the stars, a lounge to hang out with friends or anything else that suits the imagination.

So here is our InOnIt Guide to some rooftop eateries in Mumbai city.

Aer

Aer is the rooftop lounge atop the Four Seasons Hotel at Worli. Apart from serving delicious foods like sushi, pizzas and other internationally popular dishes, you can enjoy sipping on a drink with a view of South Mumbai that extends all the way to the Arabian Sea.

They have a cover charge of Rs. 2,000 per person on Friday and Saturday nights.

Aer is shut during the monsoons but reopens soon after.

Contact Number: 022 24818444

Address: Aer, Four Seasons Hotel, 34th Floor, Near Nehru Science Centre, 114, DR E Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018.

The Cafe

The Cafe is an open air lounge-bar situated on the roof of the Executive Enclave Hotel in Bandra. It has a chilled out and dimly lit ambience and occasionally hosts open air musical performances.

Contact Number: 9967667481

Address: The Cafe, Executive Enclave Hotel, 7th Floor, 331, Pali Hill, Dr Ambedkar Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.

Dome

Dome enjoys a splendid view of Queens Necklace and the Arabian Sea from its location on the top of the InterContinental Marine Drive. It has been listed as one of the top 10 sky bars in the world by Forbes Traller, Times UK, the Telegraph and others.

They have a specially installed canopy to provide a comfortable and controlled environment during the monsoons.

Contact Number: 022 39879999

Address: Dome, InterContinental Marine Drive, 135 Marine Drive, Mumbai 400020.

Apicius

Equipped with an enclosed restaurant space and an open air bar space on a terrace, Apicius is well known for their Mediterranean cuisine which couples together food from countries like Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco and Lebanon.

Contact Number: 022 26734337

Address: Apicius, 8th Floor, Blue Wave Building, Andheri (W), Off Link road, Opp Hometown Cafe, Mumbai 400053.

Bonobo

Bonobo is an open air terrace restaurant on the roof of a mall in Bandra. With an overall theme of jungles and wildlife, this restaurant has a comfortable ambience, complete with open air seating, tree-shaped umbrellas overhead and a long open bar with seating.

Contact Number: 022 26055050

Address: Bonobo, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.

Escobar

Escobar is well known in the suburbs for hosting their open air Sunday Sundowns which are a mix of food, drink, music and the sunset. Their open air rooftop setting has a great view of the busy city life which can be enjoyed from a voyeuristic point of view.

Contact Number: 022 42760000

Address: Escobar, 4th Floor, VN Sphere, Junction of Turner and Linking Road, Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.

Sky Grill

Located on the fourth level of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Navi Mumbai, Sky Grill has European and Indian cuisines alongside a barbeque, all which can be enjoyed at their poolside set up.

Contact Number: 022 27817777

Address: Sky Grill, Hotel Four Points by Sheraton, Plot No 39/1, Sector 30 A, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400703.

Mumbai Times Cafe

With a central view of Bandra’s busy streets, Mumbai Times Cafe has tabled seating in enclosed air conditioned space as well as an open air lounge. They also serve brunches on Sundays which can be enjoyed with family as a get-together, with friends as a hangover remedy or with a loved one as quality time.

Contact Number: 022 66711587

Address: Mumbai Times Cafe, 5th Floor, Crystal Shoppers Paradise, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W),Mumbai.

Sheesha Sky Lounge Gold

Located on a sprawling roof-top, Sheesha Sky Lounge Gold sets the perfect ambience for a date or a fun night of cocktails with friends. With plenty of dimly lit seating, a long bar, attentive service and a delicious spread of Chinese and Mughlai, Sheesha Sky Lounge Gold is everything you will look for in a rooftop destination.

Contact Number: 022 26131628

Address: Sheesha Sky Lounge Gold, AB Nair Road, Near Novotel Hotel, Next to Juhu Church, Juhu, Mumbai.

Bora Bora

With elements of a modern day music tavern, Bora Bora sports a rustic, woody decor replete. The menu varies from noon to midnight where up to 6:00 pm you can bite into appetizers, salads, pastas, burgers and pizzas. The evening menu offers Continental, Oriental and Indian cuisines. Sip into their special cocktails and mocktails or choose from one of the coveted brands of liquor available on their bar menu.

Happy hours from Sunday to Thursday from noon to midnight.

Contact number: 022 26112211

Address:  Above Hometown Cafe, Opposite Ramada Palm Grove,  Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai.

Koyla

Spread across 19,000 square feet and overlooking the ocean, Koyla is a tribute to a rare style of cooking. With low seating to create an atmosphere of Indian dining, this restaurant has a quintessentially rustic ambience. Considered as Mumbai’s first rooftop restaurant, Koyla has an open kitchen that serves selected traditional north-western favourites cooked over charcoal.

Contact number: 022 66369999

Address: Koyla, Kamal Mansion, N.A. Azmi road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005.

Mostly Grills

A rooftop barbecue restaurant at The Orchid, Mostly Grills has an ambience of a Mexican village with the view of the airport on one side and the serene pool on the other. True to its name, the restaurant serves a range of grilled delicacies. The Taverna Bar serves a variety of spirits, wines and exotic cocktails. You can also enjoy the music by The Australian Music Band with Miller and Joyce between 7:30 pm and 11:00 pm. The restaurant operates as a Snack Bar between 11:30 am and 5:00 pm and is open for dinner from 7:00 pm to 11:30 pm.

Contact number: 022 26164040

Address: Mostly Grills, 70/C, Off Nehru Road, The Orchid an Ecotel Hotel, Near Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (E) , Mumbai.

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