Roses And Garage ! Say hello to the hidden gem – Garage inc at Colaba!

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Located right behind Colaba market this place is perfect to end your shopping spree to drink some light drinks.

The dark ambience with orange lights make you feel like you’re in the middle of the evening at any time of the day.


We visited Garage Inc for the Rosé Cocktail Fest.

From the menu we tried-
Rosé. Burbon and Black- a very refreshing and surprisingly sweet cocktail. Combines the two drinks absolutely perfectly and we and secretly wishing that it gets on their permanent menu!
Rating- 5/5

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Grape and Rosemary Rosé Sangria- a really deep Sangria with notes of grapes. It’s really on the strong side. For some reason the Rosé wasn’t chilled so
It sort of took away from the experience.
Rating- 3.5/5

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From their Tapas menu we tried-

Mutton Galoti- Flaky biscuits topped with minced mutton served with some fresh green chutney.
Rating- 4.5/5

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Cheese Cigars- Crispy Cigars Filled with cheese and chilly. Served with Chipotle sauce this was truly a vegetarians delight.
Rating- 5/5

Bhajiya Pav- We Mumbaikars are obviously obsessed with vada pav and bhajiya pav but again we shy away from eating around corners due to the hygiene factor. Don’t worry because Garage Inc has got you covered. Munch on as many bhajiya pavs as you want without worrying about the risk.
Rating- 5/5

We save the best for the last. Right?

Our favourite from the place was
The Cookie Dough topped with Vanilla Ice Cream- Warm and gooey cookie dough and cold ice cream made us go weak in our knees. We’re more than sure that you don’t want to miss out on this dessert.
Rating- 100/5

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Overall we love the cool vibe of that this place gives off. The bar is fully loaded and the bar tenders and more than happy to recommend you drinks to try out. The portions can be a little bigger but with the quality that they are serving we have no complaints.
Service- 5/5
Taste- 4/5
Ambience- 5/5

The Peppermill !

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The Pepper Mill is a newly opened gem at Bandra. It’s has a lovely colourful decor and loads of seating available. They’re known for playing really good music. We interacted with a Chef Parag who recommended us a variety of dishes prepared by him. We left the choices on him and boy were we left surprised. The staff here is really helpful too.
We tried-

Breads and dips platter
Price- 365
The pepper mill prepares in house a variety of breads like Lavash, Focassia, Cross Buns and Breadstick. They served it with 8 different kind of dips including hummus, guacamole, peri peri mayo and a lot more. We truly enjoyed gorging on this platter. It’s a good choice for a date as it pairs so well with drinks and is fun to eat too.
Rating- 5/5


Cheese Nuggets
Price- 310
A kind of dish best eaten when hot. Mind you that they’re spicier than you think. We think if you have kids, this will be your child’s favourite. It’s drizzled with spicy chipotle to make it more flavourful.
Rating- 4/5


Lamb Sheekh Kabab
Price- 410
Tender pieces of lamb kebabs placed on splattered chutney. The quality of meat here is really good. Also the lamb chops are not too small but just right. We enjoyed these with the chutney that was served along.
Rating- 4/5

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Salads-

Cranberry Beetroot Salad
Price- 365
This is a salad made of watermelon, sweet lime, beetroot, fennel and feta cream.
We must admit that the portion of this salad is very small for the price we can’t deny that we enjoyed every bite of this salad. It’s one of those salads we’d ask you to try even if you weren’t on a health spree.
5/5

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Asian Sesame Ginger Salad
Price- 360
Made out of sprouts, sesame seeds, red radish and scallion, this salad is super healthy. The restaurant has however managed to make it flavourful so you don’t feel like you’re missing out on taste. The portion is a good enough to fill you up.
Rating- 3.5/5

Pizza Charcoal Barbecue Chicken
Price- 475
The base of the pizza is again baked in house and hence is extremely fresh. The pizza is topped with saucy barbecued chicken along with cheddar cheese and grilled onion. This pizza tasted really good for anyone who is a fan of chicken and pizza.
Rating- 5/5

Tiramisu
One of the creamiest tiramisus we have tasted in a long time. The sweet lining of cake that they layered this with is what we think made this dish so outstanding. The sweetness of the cake and the bitter coffee cream is truly a delight. If you’re into tiramisus or want to try it out we’d suggest you go here.
Rating- 4.5/5

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Gooey Chocolate Brownie with Honey Fried Crips
Infused with alcohol this dish was one of the most outstanding ones here. The brownie is extremely gooey. The chocolate oozes out in every bite. What made it extra special is the honey fried crisp on the top that let us pair this dish with something crunchy.
Rating- 5/5

Sangrias
Price- 450-500
The peppermill Classic
The melon and peach
The kiwi and pineapple
The plum and pear


The Pepper Mill is already famous for its sangrias. All of them were well prepared sangrias with fruit cut delicately. Chef Parag will truly help you in finding your favourite one and help you out with what goes with your dish
Our favourites were the plum and pear and the melon and peach.

Overall, we loved our experience at The Pepper Mill. It’s a delightful place opened up at the heart of Bandra. Chef Parag is truly skilled and it’s an honour to be able to taste his food. We recommend this place for a brunch post shopping with your girls or a date too.

Gaylord, Hello to Mumbai’s iconic restaurant

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Here since 1956, Gaylord is a legacy. Situated at Churchgate, this restaurant severs North Indian and Continental dishes. It’s bakery section is known for retaining its age old flavours.

The decor of the restaurant will you a royal vintage vibe.
We tried-

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Chili Cheese Toast-
Price- 320
Bite sized sandwiches of cheese with finely chopped chillies in between. It tasted good but for the price the quantity was very little.
Rating- 4/5

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Kulhar ki Tangdi
Price- 520
Chicken drumsticks marinated and cooked in Bhatti masala. The chicken was tender and flavourful, but upon taking a few bites, you’ll find it extremely dry. The presentation of the dish is lovely, each drumstick is served in an individual pot where masala and salad is added. Again for the price we think only 4 drumsticks are too less.
Rating- 3.5/5

For main course we opted for:

Vegetable Au-Gratin-
Price- 505
It was mixed vegetables cooked in a cream sauce and baked with cheese. The dish was delicious, it reminded us so much of some good lasagne.

Paired with laccha paratha or eaten alone, this one is a hit among vegetarians. Ps- it’s also a smart way fool your kids into eating vegetables.

Rating- 5/5

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Desserts:

Blueberry Cheesecake Pie:
The most delicious baked cheesecake pie. It was a perfect balance of buttery cheesecake and crusty pie. We absolutely loved this pie. Also it wasn’t extra sweet like traditional cheesecakes but sweet in just the right proportion.
Rating- 5/5

Walnut Brownie Pie:
Again, a delight. Brownie baked in pie. The only complain we have with this one is that it was a bit too dry. But pairing this with a scoop of vanilla ice cream could definitely solve the problem.
Rating- 4/5

Macaroons-
We tried the available flavours- lemon, strawberry, guava and caramel.
If you’re a fan of macaroons this is definitely the place for you.


Our favourite among them was the caramel macaroon and least favourite was the guava simply because it lacked the taste of guava.

The bakery section was definitely eye- catching as it’s filled with treats that you can eat in house or pack for home.

Overall We loved their service, the staff is extremely courteous. However, we felt as though the food didn’t match up to the prices charged. We recommend you choose your dishes wisely because this place could burn a hole in your pocket.

Quattro, The vegetarian Delight

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Quattro has been quite the buzz amongst vegetarians for its good food. It usually is sold out on weekends.

Where : Lower Parel, Opposite High Street Phoenix
Cost for Two : ₹2500
Cuisine : Mexican, Continental
Type : Vegetarian
Decor : Modern Decor
Place : Family Restaurant

#TGJ TIP : It is a bit on the expensive side

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I love their dips totally. Let’s begin with
Corn salsa
Green tomatilo
Fresh tomato salsa
Habenaro salsa
Olive tapenade
Pesto

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Next up we moved onto try our mocktails:
Cooler :
Applied basil ₹315 . I loved the freshness of the basil.

We skipped the salads and soups as the menu was so elaborate.
We called for tasting portions as we wanted to try a lot of stuff still managed to try only half . Please note the actual portions are bigger for many dishes.

If you are like us, you could do the set menu for ₹700 : three appetisers , salad, pizza , Italian main course , Mexican main course . However please note a minimum of 8 people are required for this.

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Starters :
1. Olive & Mushroom crostini
Spherification of green olives served on a toasted baguette slice with mushrooms . You pop into your mouth and a burst of flavours appears.

2. Risotto palle
A combination of signature cream risotto and cheese , crumbled and fried , served with chilli oil pipettes . I loved it. However I would have liked more of cheese

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3. Taquitas
Fried gluten free tortilla cones filled with beans ,jalepanos , tomato salsa , avocado ice cream . I love how there are so many elements into the dish. The crunchy texture, the soft ice cream and everything dwelled wonderfully.

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4. Mexican spiced queso
Cottage cheese , cubes , spiced with chipotle chilli . It is a bit spicy.

5. Classic fondue
Absolutely loved the fondue and how. The cheese was perfectly melted. It is amazing with herbs. It was great for non alcoholic (ie sans wine) fondue.

We gave a miss to the sizzlers even though we wanted to try them as we didn’t want to end up wasting food. But the Italian one sounded AMAZE!

They also have pizzas, lasagne, Mexican dishes for your array.

Coming to my favorite part,
DESSERTS!

I have tried a couple of desserts there. We had the chocolate Saturn for ₹560 . It is huge and heavy and can be eaten by 4 people. It is all things good. That delicious Belgian chocolate popping in your mouth to that little jelly underneath. It is great overall.

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Staff:
Some really fine gentlemen wanting to feed us with big smile . So cheers to Mr Santosh, Mr Pramod and Mr Chandrakant

Overall we had a great time! Thank you

Quattro Ristorante Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Market Project, Hello Food Festival @Phoenix Market City

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Located on the first floor of Phoenix Marketcity, The Market Project serves nothing less than the best when it comes to Ambience.

It’s perfect for a date night. It also offers zomato gold so you can save some cash while gorging on delicious pizzas.

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Dough balls with garlic butter-
Price: 195
A classic that you can never go stone with. The dough balls were fresh and warm and the butter flavourful.
4.5/5

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Chicken Wings- chicken wings marinated and deep fried.
Price: 395
The outer cover was crispy while the chicken inside could melt in your mouth. We truly enjoyed the dipping sauce It Came with.
4.5/5

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Cocktails:
All priced at 225.
Refresco: herbaceous mint and cucumber with vodka.
Refreshing but the taste of the cucumber overpowers the entire cocktail which we didn’t seem to enjoy.
3.5/5

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Chatpata: Indian spices mixed with citrus and white rum.
Slightly spicy cocktail, it’s a well balanced drink and it does well with creamy risottos.
4.5/5

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Passion Sour: Apple and Passion fruit dipped in whiskey.
We loved the taste of apple mixed with whiskey. It’s a rather unusual combo but Pizza Express nailed it.
4.5/5

Hara Bhara Pyaaz Pizza – Pizza topped with onion , jalapenos and chillies
Price: 295
We tried the pizza in its classic thin crust avatar. However we think the pizza wasn’t thin enough. It was topped with marinara, cheese, onions and jalapeños. It was an explosion of flavours in our mouth but it lacked cheese. We believe we have had better pizzas at other outlets of Pizza Express.
3.5/5

Gulaab Jamun Creme Brûlée:
Price: 195
We were pretty disappointed in this one. We were served a mix of custard and Gulab jamun Garnished with dry fruits in an ice cream bowl. The custard completely took over the Gulab jamun and we could barely taste it. We really think that Pizza Express must step up their game with this one.
3/5

Overall, the staff here is amazing, they truly know their dishes and are happy to help. The ambiance compensated for the shortcomings of certain dishes. We suggest that you stick to the classics more and experiment less.

The Market Project by PizzaExpress Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato