Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Mumbai

Yoga Institute of Mumbai
Wankhede Stadium
Volte
As a central hub for the intellectual art scene in Mumbai's Colaba art district, Volte breaks out of the existing art gallery paradigm...
Valhalla
Phantasmagoric opulence at its finest...
Theobroma
A snack staple for many, you can't go wrong with this well-loved bakery...
The Table
An array of premium drinks in a sophisticated and minimal Californian inspired setting...
The Quan Spa at the JW Marriott
Sashay in your best fashion forward resort wear at this glitterati-filled hang-out.
The Bagel Shop
An ecclectic ambience comes with your bagel – and tons of fixin's. if chillin's your thing, the kooky décor has its own discreet charm...
Swati Snacks
High-end street food. Your quick fix for Mumbaikar cuisine...
Svenska Mumbai
A contemporary classic, the Svenska Mumbai, is as the name might suggest a Swedish design brand that is making a splash in India's most exciting city...
Samovar Café
If the art scene is your thing, get a dose of bohemia in this charming café ovelooking the gardens of the Prince of Wales Museum...
Prithvi Theatre
Cultivating a sense of community and offering a refreshing alternative to formal theatre paradigms, Prithvi Theatre gives you a taste of local Mumbai culture...
Polly Esther’s
Old school disco and simple fun is on offer in this 70s era groove den...
Phillips Antiques
With a century and a half of heritage Phillips stocks all manner of eccentric curios...
Pebble Bay
Eclectic is an understatement at Pebble Bay, where the mix-and-match interiors are just as crazy a combination as the menu.
Pali Village Café
Vintage splendor and a hip, celebrity crowd make this destination café worth the trip...
Oval Maidan
The best known sporting ground in Mumbai...
Out of the Blue
You won't want Indian every night in Mumbai, and when you don't Out of the Blue provides alternative fare.
Orchid Hotel
Green scenesters are queueing up for a room at the eco-friendly Orchid Hotel, and with five golden stars to its name it's not hard to see why....
On the Rocks
Great Indian food and cold lager in this real local's hidey hole...
Nehru Centre
If you're into 70s architecture, this leaning tower of Pisa-inspired structure will leave you delighted...
Myrah – Royal Aura of Divine Wellness
Don't be fooled by its title - this decadent and sinful spa offers exotic elements for a heightened experience.
Moshe’s
Mouthwatering Mediterranean fare is the order of the day at Moshe's. Tends to be quite expensive, but we think it's well worth the extra rupees...
Modern Juice Centre
Travelling doesn't have to mean missing out on your daily health fix. For type-A hedonists, an all fruit cocktail from Modern Juice Centre is best taken on the go...
Mirchandani + Steinruecke
With a bevy of international artists under their belt, this world-class gallery has proven to be an instrumental game-changer in the local art scene...
Mesa Deli
Cool, calm and collected. The antidote to the color frenzy of Mumbai with a stunning array of freshly baked desserts...
Mela
Boutique in spirit, bohemian in style, come here to stock up on harem pants, Afghan brocade work and baby doll dresses.
Matthieu Foss Gallery
Riveting images come to life in this photo art gallery just a stone's throw away from Gallery BMB...
Masala Bay
Found in one of the Taj properties in Mumbai, Masala Bay is one of the best Indian restaurants in the city, thanks to the stylish interior and great cooking
Mahalakshmi Race Course
Le Sutra
Billed as India's very first 'art hotel', Le Sutra is in a suitably chi-chi neighbourhood and attracts a well-heeled set indeed.
Le Pain Quotidien
For the carb-gastronome, this swanky yet oasis of cultured calm is the best place to spend a languid afternoon...
Le Mill
Super slick (read expensive) new French-run boutique, worth the trip however.
Le 15
If you've got a sweet tooth, this is the ultimate place to get your fix...
Lakeeren
Owned by art historian Arshiya Lokhandwala, Lakeeren champions the avant-garde aesthetic with a strong emphasis on curatorial practice...
Kino 108
Retro rock bar with a fine line in basil mojitos...
Khyber
A mouthwatering menu of North Indian cooking is on offer at Khyber, an under-the-radar restaurant that is quintessentially Mumbai...
Kala Ghoda Café
Start off your day with a round up of healthy entrées with a fixing of Art in this oasis of simple comfort.
Ivy Wine Bar
A proper wine bar with an eclectic global cellar frequented by a chilled 30-something crowd
Indigo Deli
Casual but tasty Manhattan fare in the centre of Mumbai...

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