Bayview Cafe is nestled in crème de la crème location of Bombay. It has been my hideout for years. I was first introduced there by my dad at the age of 10. It has one of the most enchanting view overlooking the Arabian sea with a sneak peek of the Gateway of India.
Also, this place is comparatively reasonable as compared to Taj or Dome or other sea view facing roof tops.
It is on the rooftop of Strand Hotel. Also called as Harbour view hotel.
It is right ahead of Taj Mahal Palace.
Location : Appollo Bandar, Colaba
How expensive is it?
I would say Rs 2000-2500 for two (excluding alcohol including taxes)*
What is the highlight?
The view OFCOURSE!
The view is so refreshing. I mean I just sat there and did nothing but still I was just so rejuvenated.
What to eat?
They don’t have pizzas, pastas and burger.
But they have Indian food and Chinese too. From continental, they do have picks like au gratin, chilly cheese toast etc.
I also loved their walnut brownie and their peach iced tea was on point.
I liked their paneer chilly too. Roti and Vegetable was also good. (Sorry, but was too happy with the view so did not click)
How is the staff?
The staff is very kind and quick. So basically there was unpredictable traffic and I reach 45 minutes later. There was very little time for daylight left. And on my request they got us everything so quickly.
Mr Gopichand was so kind. He saw me with a camera and asked me if I could click his picture (How sweet!)
#TGJTIPS : Do reserve your table in advance. Also, the best weather is winter. It might be covered in monsoons.
Also a weekday evening is well preferred over weekend.
The only sad part is they don’t serve alcohol in the open due to BMC regulations.
Oh, they do have an indoor air conditioned seating with a screen and they do serve alcohol here.
Their mocktails and cocktails are yet not out.
Oh just by the way, they have revamped this place. So it is pretty and nice.
And for the first time, there was no sunset as the clouds were covering it all. But oh gosh, the overcast weather and the breeze, had us!
If you do manage to go there, do send us pictures or tag us on Instagram @theglocaljournal
The meal was not sponsored in any way. The views are completely unbiased
*Please note that the prices are indicative and might differ on choices, appetite, etc.