This is a suburban Village which belonged to the British when the rest of Mumbai was with the Portuguese. The locales call it Vandre and the word Bandra is said to have originated from the Urdu/ Parsi word Bandar meaning a provibce or a city. It was once just a fishing village and now the development is so much here that many of the celebrity houses are found in this region. It is at present a posh locality of outer Mumbai. The graffiti on the walls is also a contribution of the British rule as the culture is completely western and was adapted during that time. Apart from many educational institutions and attractions, the St. Mary Church is the most visited place here.
Bar Stock Exchange
Chilling at the bar stock exchange is like playing an interactive happy hours game where drink prices increases and decreases depending on customer demands. Prices increase as more customers order the same drink and decrease if fewer customers order. This creates an ambiance similar to the stock exchange market with prices guided by demand and supply.
Fresh crabs with a Polynesian-style tiki bar is the USP of Bastian. The restaurant does feature an equal amount of vegetarian fare on the menu, but the seafood is the star. Bastian makes almost everything in-house—from sauces to breads and even their bar menu, has replaced bottled syrups with fresh variants.
One of the most expensive places to celebrate this legendary meal is at Dhoop. They have organised a pop-up meal on Sunday. It sounds totally brilliant. organiser: Sneha Nair of Poppaddum catering service date & time: 7th sunday; two sittings – 12 and 2.30 pm. cost: veg/non-veg – 1200/1500 reservations: email@example.com Think this is almost sold out. So call soon if you want to reserve your spot!
Sacred Heart Church
This is a church which is situated on the southern boulevard of Pondicherry and is a very old one. This was definitely built by the French colonials in the Gothic style of architecture. The maintenance of this building is worth admiring because till date when we stand in front of the church it seems to be built just a few months back. The red colour of the church makes it look very bright and it also can be seen from quite a distance. The Belgium glass detailing inside the church makes it look even more beautiful. The cleanliness over here is remarkable and the beautiful Sunday Masses are worth admiring.
The Balleshwar temple is located in the village Pali which is at a distance of 120 km from Pune. The temple is also known as the Ballal temple. The entire darshan has to be completed and no temple should be left. Devotees can halt anytime they want and complete the darshan either in 2 or 4 days too.
Olive Bar & Kitchen
The taste of the whole world under the same roof is served here. This restaurant is a favorite of many people given the delicious continental food and extremely good service. The ambience is very comfortable and classy. It is a perfect destination for romantic dinner or lunch outings. They also have an outdoor dining option which pleases customers especially during the winter days. The fish platters and Italian based dishes are extremely well served. The presentation of the food is worth mentioning. The location of the restaurant is very convenient in the Mehrauli area just near the Qutub Minar.
‘Every meal is an artful adventure, for both cook and diner,’ reads the introduction to The Lovefools on their webpage. The woman behind the ‘dinner lab,’ Chef Sarita Pereira explains that the lab, set in a cosy villa in Bandra, is an intimate community table that whips up elaborate eight-course dinners, every Saturday night at 8.30 pm. It gets better: Each course takes you to a different part of the globe. The menu changes drastically from one week to another, based on the choices of the diners. Nothing is conventional about the lab, certainly not the story behind it: Chef Pereira, on a whim, wrote to her favourite Michelinstarred Chef Nandu Jubany, in Spain.She didn’t expect to hear back, but she got mail. He invited her to work with him in Vic, a town set 70-odd kilometres from Barcelona. She learned the ropes from the best, specialised in Catalan cuisine, and subsequently mastered European, Far-Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisines. A meal at The Lovefools starts with an amuse-bouche, moves on to tagine and paella, and eventually, you get the world on your plate. But every meal has one thing in common—two courses of desserts that contain her delicious artisanal ice creams. Chef Pereira relies on local and seasonal produce, whenever possible. For the more exotic dishes, she picks up spices when travelling abroad, and works closely with importers. Make sure you book your spot (`3,000) as seats are limited to 12. Or, opt for Trial Tuesday when the chef experiments with a host of ingredients and recipes, and you can expect delicious accidents—she prepares two or three courses for up to six guests.
When the trio behind Suzette—Antonia Achache, Jeremie Sabbagh, and Pierre Labial— decided to start Kitchen Garden (opened in October last year), they were looking to introduce a cuisine that’s healthy and serves the environment. The farm-to-table concept has them working with Maharashtra-based farmers for their ingredients. There are no pesticides in the produce they use—all fruits and vegetables are organically grown. Additionally, their healthy recipes have no artificial flavours or additives.