Salt Water Café
Owner Riyaz Amlani’s all-day restaurant is in the thick of it, located on hip Chapel Road in Bandra. It’s starkly minimalist inside with plenty of clean lines, bare walls and sleek dining tables. This can result in a rather noisy dining room – as the sound tends to reverb around – but it’s not too intrusive and certainly doesn’t get in the way of having a good time.
Molecular gastronomy, somewhat of a new concept in Mumbai, makes an appearance in some dishes, so you may experience a foam of camembert or a froth of asparagus. Great presentation and service. A contemporary classic, no less.