Renowned for catering to diner’s every whim, Stella is tucked away in the The Leela Kempinski Mumbai Hotel and takes the hotel’s five golden stars very seriously indeed. The décor is warm and welcoming with tones of brown, gold and mahogany, while oversized candelabras hang over the heads of well-fed businessmen and chattering groups of friends. It’s a little breezy inside, though – perhaps the air-conditioning is turned down too low? – so come armed with a pashmina.
Then there’s the food at Stella. An Italian chef and sommelier on-site to make sure that authentic, regional cuisine from the Med is served at all times. Be warned: the portions are Italian-sized, too, so come hungry.