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3 Concierge Recommendations for a Perfect Day Out in Mumbai

By Chris |  December 26 2007


We asked Mumbai’s top concierges to share their personal recommendations for a perfect day in the city

SUNIL SALUNKE

TEAM LEADER CONCIERGE, HYATT REGENCY

+91 22 6696 1234

 

After breakfast at the Hyatt Regency, take in the sights and sounds of the city with personalized tours of the Gateway to India, Dhobi Ghat, and the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station.

Enjoy lunch at Mondegars or at Leopold’s on the northern end of the Coloba Causeway, before completing your tour. Finish your day with a delectable dinner at Delhi Darbar or Khyber.

BEST RESTAURANTS

Olive Bar and Kitchen

Cuisine: European

+91 22 2605 8229

Pali Hill Tourist Hotel, 14 Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai 400 052

 

China House

Cuisine: Chinese

+91 22 6676 1149 (on website)

chinalounge@ghmumbai@hyatt.com

Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz (East), Mumbai 400 055

 

Trishna

Cuisine: Seafood

+91 22 2270 3213/+91 22 2261 4991

Birla Mansion, Sai Baba Marg, (next to Commerce House), Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai

BEST SHOP

The Palladium at Phoenix Mills has all the best designers under one roof.

 

SUMIT CHATTERJEE

ConCierge, Taj maHal palaCe and Tower

+91 22 6665 3366

BeST reSTauranTS

Wasabi by Morimoto

Cuisine: Japanese

+91 22 6665 3366

Taj Mahal Palace, Tanna House, Mahakavi Bhushan Rd, Apollo Bandar, Mumbai 400 039

The Zodiac Grill

Cuisine: French

+91 22 6665 3366

Taj Mahal Palace, Tanna House, Mahakavi Bhushan Rd, Apollo Bandar, Mumbai 400 039

Golden Dragon

Cuisine: Chinese

+91 22 6665 3366

Taj Mahal Palace, Tanna House, Mahakavi Bhushan Rd, Apollo Bandar, Mumbai 400 039

BeST SHop

Visit the luxury shopping arcade at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower where you’ll find luxury accessories, a book and gift store, and a souvenir shop. The hotel is close to myriad shopping destinations in the city –from colorful roadside stalls selling clothes, footwear and jewelry to stylish malls offering the finest international brands,

BeST To do

The Taj Mahal Palace has amassed a diverse collection of paintings and works of art over the last 100 years. From Belgian chandeliers to Goan Christian artifacts, the hotel incorporates a wealth of artistic styles and tastes. The Taj has carefully built its collection of indigenous art, including Indian masters and contemporary talent, as well as traditional Indian folk art. Take a guided tour of this veritable treasure trove and admire works including M.F. Husain’s ‘Three Stanzas of the New Millennium‘ triptych and paintings by great artists such as Jehangir Sabavala, Laxman Shreshtha, Ram Kumar, V.S. Gaitonde and Anjolie Ela Menon.

EDWIN SALDANHA

ConCierge manager, THe oBeroi mumBai

+91 22 6632 6011

 

Begin the day with breakfast at Fenix, the world cuisine restaurant at The Oberoi, Mumbai.

Explore the historic sites in the south of the city, such as the ancient Jain Temple, the picturesque and elite residential area of Malabar Hill, and the Mani Bhavan memorial, dedicated to the father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Enjoy the spices and flavors of India with lunch at Khyber, the traditional Indian restaurant, followed by a visit to the Prince of Wales Museum, built in grand Indo-Saracenic style from locally quarried yellow and blue basalt, set amidst beautiful gardens. At sundown take a walk along the mesmerizing Colaba Causeway for treasured trinkets and pieces of art.

BeST reSTauranTS

Swati Snacks

Cuisine: Traditional Indian

+91 22 6580 8405

248, Karai Estate, Javji Dadaji Marg, Anand Nagar, Grant Road, Mumbai 400 007

Indigo

Cuisine: European

+91 22 6636 8999

4 Mandlik Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400 001

BeST SHop

Explore the array of emporiums at The Oberoi Shopping Arcade, which houses artifacts, leather goods, gems, jewels, handicrafts, silken robes and much more.

BeST To do

Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the train station with World Heritage status.

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