Mumbai Burger Trail



The burger is America’s quintessential comfort food. No, we’re not talking about the fast food greasy versions, we mean serious business. And with the season for comfort food drizzling down on Mumbai, there’s no time like the present to celebrate everything meaty that comes in a bun. It might have started out as a poor man’s simple dish, but today constructing the perfect burger is an art in its own right and the chefs behind its conception are no less than masterminds. Here’s a rundown on some of the best spots for heavenly burgers from Colaba to Andheri. Allow yourself to surrender to a food coma by the end of it.


Ellipsis, Colaba
Kelvin Cheung’s menu at South Mumbai’s resident beauty – Ellipsis focusses on everything from Asian to progressive American fare. Coming from Chicago, it would have been sacrilegious if Kelvin had not included a burger on his menu. The most recent entry is his ode to the In ‘n’ Out style Burger (Rs 700). Brioche, beef patty, pickled cucumbers, tomato, onions, cheese, and the signature animal sauce – it’s a messy affair, but oh so worth the stains on your shirt. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

In n Out Burger at Ellipsis

Café Sundance, Churchgate
The brand new Sundance has little in common with the old one. The menu is entirely different and teaming with comforting burgers and hot dogs. Veggies should opt for thePortobello Mushroom Burger (Rs 425) filled with the earthiness of mushrooms. The classic tenderloin is great too, but we love the very English Fish ‘n’ Chips Burger (Rs 475)made Bengali with a dash of kasundi mustard. Feeling adventurous? Try the Sundance Sasquatch (Rs 900, but free if you can finish it by yourself) with 567 gms of tenderloin beef, bacon, egg, guacamole, cheese and other trimmings.

Cafe Sundance Fish n Chip Burger

Café Zoe, Lower Parel
This spot is the happy place for many people we know… the kind of place you go to when you want free sunshine with comfortable couches by day and want to unwind with a glass of wine by night. Known for their plethora of dishes, loyalists believe you can’t go wrong ordering anything here. We particularly love their signature made-to-perfection Zoe’s Tenderloin Cheese Burger (Rs 510). If you’re looking for a healthier option, the new addition of a Healthy Turkey Burger (Rs 550) is indulgent without the guilt.


Woodside All Day Eatery & Bar, Andheri
Compiling a burger list without mentioning Woodside would be a crime. Home to theAnnual Beer & Burger Festival that starts today, Woodside Inn’s Andheri outpost –Woodside All Day Eatery & Bar has the same menu. The festival is one of the most awaited food events as each burger is paired with beer and served at bun-licious prices. This year, the one burger you should look out for is the Japanese Ramen Burger along with the inclusion of local beer makers, Gateway Brewing Co. If you can look past the slow service, you’ll be satisfied with their heart-warming Sliced Roast Pork Burger (Rs 445) with homemade bacon jam. Same goes for their Barbecue Chicken Burger (Rs 425)that tastes exceptional with an extra topping of scamorza for Rs 145.


Roller Buns Café, Lower Parel
We had discovered this little gem tucked inside Todi Mills a few weeks ago and have been there innumerable times for lunch ever since. A simple place with just two tables, Roller Buns serves a delicious Chicken Burger (Rs 90) with caramelised onions. A humble burger that’s juicy and flavourful – what more does one need at that price?

Café Free India, Lower Parel
This place can be missed easily, but it cannot be skipped from the list of good burgers in town as it deserves a mention for being the kind of place that believes in serving tasty food instead of shouting about it. Located bang opposite Deepak Cinema, close to a lot of offices that leads to a steady stream of customers – their burger menu is quite impressive giving the location and size of the place. Among the chicken and lamb burgers, you’ll find the tender Louisiana Crab Burger (Rs 310) and Southern Fried Cottage Cheeseburger (Rs 195).

Imbiss, Bandra
When Imbiss came into the market as a “meat-ing” joint, we rejoiced and tried almost everything on their menu. One of the most outstanding things on their meaty menu is theirHamburger with extra cheese (Rs 120) cooked to your liking and served with fries. What’s so great about it? The burgers are always cooked perfectly with unparalleled juiciness and low prices.

Eddie’s Bistro, Bandra
One of the newer restaurants in Bandra, Eddie’s is a cheerful place with beautiful decor and delicious food. Among their list of appetisers is a Miniature Lamb Burger (Rs 280)that is basically a shareable platter of their lamb burger. The lamb is moist with tonnes of flavour coming from harissa mayo and some cheddar. Get a few rounds of drinks and pick up these bite size burgers while you’re at it.

Miniature Lamb Burgers at Eddies


The blueFROG, Lower Parel
Yes, it’s a great venue for live music performances, but let’s not forget their food. With a wide selection of beers that go fantastically well with the heart-stopping Legendary blueFROG Burger (Rs 650) – this one serves up food with a side of entertainment. What’s great about their burger is the way the patty is cooked on the grill and the fact that you get to choose what you want on the burger. We suggest you just be greedy like us and call for everything aka bacon, egg, mushrooms, onions and the works

Hard Rock Café, Lower Parel
It’s no surprise that this fancy American staple made its way to our list. HRC’s Legendary 10 oz. Burger (Rs 450) is famous the world over. However, leaving the obvious aside, we are equally in love with their Hickory BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger (Rs 450). The smoky flavours of its sauce and oodles of bacon and cheese make us come back for more. Don’t forget to call for a shake to dip those fries in – just the way the Americans do. Currently, they also have a heart-attack inducing Burger Festival going on.

Between Breads, Bandra
Probably one of the only places to focus only on meaty sandwiches, Between Breads is as close as you can get to a stop-and-eat diner with American style sandwiches, dogs, and burgers. Go past their splendid sandwich menu and hit upon the burgers directly because their Mushroom Cheeseburger (Rs 219) is fantastic for vegetarians. The Pork Cheese Burger (Rs 279) with loads of BBQ sauce and Breakfast Burger (Rs 269) with breakfast elements such as bacon and eggs make it super delicious and hearty. Let’s not forget the10 oz. Bacon Cheeseburger (Rs 339) for hearty eaters.

Chicken Burger at Gostana

Gostana, Bandra
This burger and salad café was started with the intention of turning greasy fast food into something healthy. The patties are steamed and served in whole wheat buns with a low fat dressing. Most people like it only for the health factor and go back for the homely environment, but we also love that it’s a pet friendly place with the owner’s dog roaming around accepting belly rubs from customers. Burger to try out – Chicken Burger (Rs 200).


A European fiesta! – My Excellent Chef Friend

Mocambo Café located in the centre of the Fort business district has been a food lover’s paradise since its inception. This cheerful restaurant brings back a nostalgic vision of old Europe. It is a smart casual dining restaurant with the perfect blend of ‘time-honoured charm’ and indulgent food along with a selection of wines, classic contemporary cocktails and mocktails and a variety of beers. It is one of the oldest restaurants
serving European cuisine, and also one of the most distinguished. Its current avatar is managed by a group of partners and its kitchen is headed by Chef Rustom Ariyanfar.
The restaurant is now part of the Citibank Dining Privileges Program. All Citibank credit/debit card members will receive a discount of 15 per cent on their food bill and soft beverages on minimum billing of Rs 1000. Offer valid till December 31, 2011. Visit or SMS GP to 52484 for more details.
Mocambo Café has evolved since its birth in the 1960s, when it started out as an Irani café serving beer, sandwiches and Parsi food, a second home to many office workers. Post its 2003 revamp, Mocambo Café has moved on to become a modern yet casual European eatery retaining the originality of the restaurant , serving European, and select Parsi delights such as Mutton Dhansak and Salli boti (only for lunch) and also offers chefs special delights like lobsters and baked crab shells (depending on seasonal availability) and changes as per week. It is well known for its friendly service and great food. Mocambo Cafe also offers a variety of sandwiches and burgers like the American Cowboy sandwich or the Quarter Pounder Burger and lots of other starters.
Since the opening of this restaurant, everyone from celebrities to the common man flock here to grab a bite, as is evident by their
trademark ‘Signature Wall’. The food is soul satisfying and straight from the heart, so come to Mocambo Café and relive a bit of the past.
Mocambo Café , Address: 23 -A, P.M. Road, Fountain, Fort Mumbai – 400001

Chef Rustom Ariyanfar
Some of the delicious dishes
Check out the full article on — Times Of India 

Can Money BUY , HAPPYNESS !!

I was just pondering over a thought today that .. Well, money surely can buy happiness and its true in many circumstances, but not always, you need money for the basics alright, but its upto your material needs and desires to want more. The needs are always limited, its the wants that surpasses the needs.

One may recieve a certain salary, and he might be satisfied with it, while the other might be over satisfied with it, while one might not be satisfied at all.


Well it truly is!

Money is needed for some of the best things in life, if you have enough and are willing to spend on your desires, you should go ahead and do it!

Some feel the need to buy expensive materialistic items with their money while the other might like to save , while some might like to give it in charity. It’s totally a person’s choice !

It’s all upto an individual, and his willingness to use Money , in his own way.

One thing I have observed that , people who Think they are Poor, are not exactly Poor. Well most of them , not all, have access to food, shelter and a daily income, while for the unfortunate rest, there are a lot of helping hands our there whom we do not know of, doing their little bit , trying to bridge the gap, & it’s a fact !

So it all boils down to one simple logic, that Happiness is just a state of perception, and money is just a flow of Energy (where energy is your labour involved in working at your workplace, to getting that salary, then using it to buy food, and then back to work) ,  to satisfy our materialistic needs.

I have found the image below really interesting, thought of sharing with all of you.

– Mustafa Mun

The Unplanned day!

unplanned day picture oktay ,french friend & me

unplanned day picture oktay ,french friend & me

It began from morning, I met a relative , well it was descided to meet him and help him out with some work, but what followed after that was totally unplanned , I went with him to Harrod’s , after which , we ate at Edgware road and then met an old friend who happend to be at edgware road with his relatives, and surprising while we spoke on the street with my frineds and his family another family friend bumped in who knew not only my friend  but also his relatives. This was hillarious,.

After this I came to my room with my relative and then he left in a while. After which My friend called up (oktay) and asked me to come over to shakespear’s , I met him there with his french friend ( oktay’s friends keep coming a alot from paris, I guess they just love london) . Then we spoke , cracked some jokes, and then I spoke about going to G.I Joe and watching the premiere to shepherd’s bush, oktay got all excited and so was his friend they though G I Joe movie would be all cool and stuff, and the happilly took the risk of coming along with me and we rished to the cinemal hall , caught the train and bought tickets for oktay and his friend while I rushed in to pee..( yeah that’s disgusting) haha…

Well oktay rushed in to pee as well and so did his french friend, then we went into screeen 9 and were one of the few people, as there were so few people in the premiere, maybe they all knew how it will be … and we sat through the whole movie, oktay was just laughing throught the actions and stuff, he thought all this is bullshit, he wanted things to be practical in an action movie.He even said that he wants to kill himself as he bought the tickets and now the director will have money to make another G I Joe and soon everybody wikll die of madness of watchng mad action mvies, throughout our way to bond street to eat food at “ping pong restraunt” oktay was just debating how actions movie should be , unlike G I Joe.. he even appreciated that Dragonball evolution is a better movie than G I Joe, well that;s a bit too much Oktay, G I Joe was not monkey business 🙂

We finally reached bond street station and it was pouring, i mean literally pouring (god damn the british weather) yeah and then we were searchng for this James street where this “ping pong restraunt” was. We finally gave up finding it and then caught a cab upto the restraunt. We entered in and were so glad we reached and then we found that the food was not to be served anymore as the kitchen was closed. Oktay looked at my face as if I owned the restraunt and was pissed off.

We then asked a few restraunts if they were still serving (it was ironical as many places do serve till late) bt its freaking central london right..hehe , things close so fast here..

We ate this random arabic restraunt three different kebab dishes , and were happy.Oktay looked happy and so did his french friend.

We finally ran after food to bond street stationa nd caught our train home but even on our way back we were just laughing on what we did today and it was hillariously amazing.

Yeah we did enjoy despite the bullshit weather, Britain you can’t kick our ass… 🙂 we kicked yours 😛

ping pong restraunt

ping pong restraunt