Enjoying a meal under the stars is probably the most calming and romantic dining experience. While Mumbai is a place of crowd and bustling streets, some restaurants offer the most beautiful Alfresco dining, away from all the chaos and hustle-bustle. Here we present you our list of the 16 best Alfresco restaurants in Mumbai that offer the most fantastic vibes under the sky for a good detox from our busy lives.
1. Asilo, St. Regis, Lower Parel
Talking about restaurants with the best view in Mumbai and not mentioning St. Regis in the list? That is close to impossible. Located on the 40th floor of the 5-star hotel, Asilo is a rooftop bar that is synonymous with luxury and elegance. A literal gem of a restaurant, Asilo offers one of the best and ritzy views of the city. The highly skilled mixologists also offer a great range of carefully handcrafted cocktails and mocktails that pair well with your food. With a menu that serves Meditteranean and European food with utmost perfection and an elaborate list of beverages to choose from, this restaurant will give you chills!
Dine under the stars with cocktails and city lights and you'll feel like you are on top of the world!
2. Aer Lounge & Bar, Four Seasons Hotel, Worli
Proudly standing on the 34th floor of the iconic Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of Worli, Aer Lounge is a restaurant that you just can't miss. The lounge overlooks the city and the view is marvellous. The ambience of this place has a perfect blend of sophistication and energy which makes it one of the top spots if you want to enjoy a romantic dinner or party with your friends.
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The menu has a wide selection of Tapas and cocktails. They also have a good range of wine and champagne to choose from. A glass of champagne, some tapas and a candlelight dinner with all the immaculate vibes, what else does one need to enjoy a perfect evening!
3. Gallops, Mahalaxmi
Located inside the iconic Makalaxmi racecourse, this fine dining restaurant offers one of the most beautiful open-air dining areas in Mumbai. With walls that are covered with green creepers and a spectacular view of the racecourse, Gallops is an uber-sophisticated restaurant that has perfect calming vibes.
From the staff to the service and even the cutlery, everything is top-notch here. The open-air setup is perfect for winter afternoons when you can sit under the sky with the warmth of sunlight and beautiful food.
The food is a beautiful medley of classic continental delicacies and modern Indian delicacies. We recommend you to try their Chicken A la Kiev, Baked Alaska, Prawn Cocktail and Achari Mushrooms.
4. O Pedro, Bandra Kurla Complex
A brainchild of chef Floyd Cardoz, O Pedro is one of the leading names in the places serving some of the best Goan food in Mumbai. Talking about its alfresco dining area, it is nothing short of wonderfully sophisticated. With greenery and an amazing view of the BKC area, this restaurant gives a very "calm in chaos" kinda vibe. It is peaceful and seems like a little piece of calmness amidst the concrete jungle of BKC.
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The cuisine served is Goan, and you will also find some finger food to nibble with your drinks. The bar menu is amazing with classics and some quirky drinks on the menu which will get you curious and super excited at the same time.
From the food menu, the bestsellers are Sausage Pulav, Choriz Chilli Taco, Pedro's Beef Burger and the Panaji Green Watana Rassa.
5. Estella, Juhu
Another gem of a restaurant offering a lovely alfresco dining area with a breathtaking view of the Arabian sea is Estella in Juhu. The ambience is chic and subtle, with wooden furniture and glass panels. The bar counter is huge with a splendid display. Everything gives a very cosy and inviting feel making it a perfect place for a romantic dinner date and even a family dinner.
The staff members are extremely courteous and friendly. They always make sure your preferences are taken care of to ensure an amazing meal. Trust us, you are going to have an exceptional experience at Estella.
The cuisines served at Estella are Asian, Italian and Continental. Our favourite dishes from their menu are Sushi, Nigiri, Tacos and Pasta.
6. Olive Kitchen and Bar, Khar
A quite renowned name in Khar, Olive Bar and Kitchen is synonymous with amazing brunches and dinners under the stars. From food to music, ambience and service, everything is just perfect and there's no way you are gonna have a dull moment at Olive.
The ambience is designed in a very ancient European manner. The yellow and white tones give a sense of warmth. There's a terrific arrangement of outdoor seating which is just beautiful and very romantic. The vibes are immaculate, comforting and everything here is artsy and aesthetic. This place is usually packed on weekends and you may even bump into some of your favourite celebrities at the restaurant!
The cuisine served is mainly European with a good range of classic favourites including Pizza, Pasta and grilled meat platters. You can also find healthy food options on the menu and the dessert options are also a lot. All in all, you have to visit this place.
7. Bayroute, Cuffe Parade
This restaurant specialises in Greek, Lebanese, Moroccan and Turkish cuisines. With a beautiful décor that is welcoming and a friendly staff, this place can be a good place for a romantic evening!
The alfresco dining is just beautiful. With greenery all around and yellow lights, it seems like the perfect setup for the cutest date. Dinners at Bayroute are just the best. The comforting yet energetic vibes are worth a visit and the food is delectable and indulgent.
Their elaborate menu has a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes. Bestselling items from the menu are Nuts stuffed Falafel, Salmon Kebab and their Mezze platter which is packed with flavours!
8. Cecconi's, Soho House
Looking for a place to have scrumptious Italian food under the sky with the crashing sound of waves? Then this is your place! Cecconi's offers one of the best alfresco dining setups in the city and you just can't miss it.
The wooden frame on the windows and wooden furniture along with the lights give this place a very vintage look. With dull and dark tones, there's a sort of sophistication and calmness in the place which is unmatchable. All these make Cecconi's a perfect place for a dinner date.
The Italian food is worth every penny. The menu is a perfect blend of classic Italian favourites and some lesser-known authentic Italian delicacies. You must try their baked Gnocchi, Calamari Fritters, Grilled snapper, and the most delicious Wild Mushroom Pizza which is an Umami burst.
9. Cin Cin, Bandra East
A Mumbai restaurant that speaks of elegance with vibes that are eclectic yet subtle is Cin Cin at Bandra. With an ambience that is luxurious and aesthetically appealing with pastel shades all around, Cin Cin is a must-visit if you want to have an Italian wine lunch. Note- this place is a pure vegetarian restaurant.
Their bar area looks just perfect for a brunch setup. With a huge collection of alcohol bottles adding to the eye appeal, Cin Cin offers a good collection of wines to the customers. Perfect place to satiate all your wine and pizza cravings, Cin Cin is a must-visit!
10. Dome, The Intercontinental, Marine Drive
Located in one of the most beautiful boutique hotels The Intercontinental, Dome offers a perfect scenic view of the Marine Drive and the Arabian sea. The beautiful ambience gives a sense of calmness and you can vibe the soothing music playing in the background. With a multicuisine menu that also offers a good range of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, Dome Intercontinental can be your go-to hangout spot if you stay anywhere in south Mumbai.
Our recommendations from the menu are their Mushroom Sushi, Mutton Seekh Kebab and Tiramisu which is worth dying for!
11. Keiba, Mahalaxmi
A pan-Asian restaurant with great food and an even more beautiful ambience, Keiba is known for its alfresco dining area. A flower-studded semi-roof, open-air dining with magnificent yellow lights all around and a chic setup- what else do you need for a beautiful dining experience?
Talking about the food, the chefs at Keiba do know their food very well. Every dish is an example of finesse and authenticity. Some of the dishes look so good that you wouldn't even want to put your chopsticks into them! So grab your phone camera because you'd want to click hundreds of photos of food and course yourself at those pretty corners of the restaurant!
Their menu offers a fine selection of Pan-Asian delicacies with good options of beverages to choose from. Our favourites include Miso soup, Wasabi mushrooms, chives crystal dumplings and crispy spicy avocado sushi.
12. The Little Door, Andheri West
A quaint little place located in the Veera Desai area of Andheri West, The Little Door offers one of the best alfresco dining spots in the city for lunches and brunches. If you're a sucker for aesthetic places and greenery, this might become your favourite restaurant! With beautiful instagrammable corners and minimal yet artsy décor, The Little Door is where you need to visit soon!
They offer Mexican, Meditteranean and Italian cuisines on their menu. You can't stop gorging on the delectable range of fries, Bruschettas and Croquetas. While the whole menu displays dishes that are all-time favourites, our favourites include Bacon, Ham and cheese fries, Smoked Chicken and mushroom Croquetas, Shakshouka on Hummus and the Spanish inspired Nachos.
13. The Daily All Day Mumbai, Bandra west
Feeling like sipping on your favourite cocktail with some delicious food, lounging in a restaurant that speaks of elegance and comfort? Then this can be your answer. The Daily All day Mumbai at Linking road is a beautifully designed restaurant with monochromatic BnW interiors bringing in very understated sophistication. The sofa seating is very comfortable and cosy.
Their alfresco seating is very simple and beautiful. The hint of greenery, flowers all around and monochromatic setting give a very stylish vibe and with the music playing, you are going to love this place.
Their menu has a wide selection of European, Middle Eastern and Italian delicacies to choose from. The bar menu too is quite extensive with a good range of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Our top picks from the food menu include Drunken Prawns, Melon salad, Patatas Bravas, Sweet potato fries and all the pasta dishes.
14. Terra- Solar Bar, Bandra West
Thinking of a uber romantic candle-light dinner at a lit alfresco restaurant? Pay a visit to Terra. Located in the Pali Hill area of Bandra west, this restaurant is surrounded by plants and beautiful lights. The open-air setup lets you breathe in the fresh air and soak into the immaculate cosy vibes of Terra. Dim lights and distant tables give a hint of privacy which makes this place perfect for a romantic dinner date.
This place mainly serves a wide range of delicious Tapas and Sliders. Although there's no dish that you wouldn't want to order, there are certain items on the menu that you have to order. These include Forest Mushroom Slider, Pulled Pork Slider, Chicken Meatballs and Space Chicken wings.
15. The Bagel Shop, Bandra West
Breakfasts are the most important meal of the day and we all love breakfasts, don't we? And Bagels are a versatile breakfast item that once you have, you're going to crave every single day. Craving bagels in Mumbai? The Bagel Shop is your solution! Being the first-ever Bagel place in the city, it is serving delicious bagels to Mumbai for over 10 years.
The café is dainty and small. Décor is minimalistic and very lively. The alfresco seating is clean and calm, just perfect for a breakfast and brunch meal. The place has a very cosy and energetic vibe which makes it the perfect hangout spot for youngsters.
Their delicious bagels are made with precision and finesse. Our favourites from the menu include Goan Choriz Bagel, Matcha Smoothie Bowl, Eggs Benedict, Lebanese Bagel and Bombay Bagel.
16. Nara Thai, Raheja Towers
Looking for some great Thai food with an amazing ambience in BKC? You should visit Nara Thai. This celebrated restaurant has set a milestone in the Asian restaurants' scene in Mumbai with its gorgeous dining space. Talking about the interiors, it is welcoming and elegant. The alfresco seating area is beautifully curated with comfortable seating and chic décor. The place offers a sense of comfort and the vibes are very romantic and cosy. Nara Thai makes a perfect place for a romantic lunch date and even a dinner meal with friends. The place attracts youngsters due to its sheer elegance and modern approach to food and ambience.
The menu offers delectable Thai delicacies. There is a good blend of authenticity and contemporary elements in the menu which makes the food one of its kind. Bestsellers from the menu include Tom Kha, Chicken Green Curry, Larb Je, Tofu Satay, Phad Krapao Je and their signature dessert Nara Coconut Icecream with Thai condiments.