The City’s Heart
Every city has a centre, and for Mumbai, it’s Chowpatty Beach along Marine Drive, lined with dozens of food stalls, rides and thousands of residents. The preferred vantage for taking in the sunset: Aer, Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar, located on our open-air 34th floor.
Don’t miss the neighbourhood of Colaba for history, art, fashion, cafés and street markets. At the Curio Cottage, shoppers can stock up on the trendiest cuts and sleek designs of semi-precious jewellery and silver trinkets.
The Arts District
Indian art is hot around the world, with paintings commanding record prices. The cluster of 20 or so galleries in the Kala Ghoda area display works by established masters such as M.F. Husain and Atul Dodiya, and talented artists such as Babu Xavier. Jehangir Art Gallery has one of the best collections of Indian artists anywhere in the world.
Fine Dining Meets Casual Fare
Mumbai has a way to satisfy any gastronomic craving. Visitors will also find an enormous variety of places to experience India’s own diverse cuisine: Copper Chimney and Neel are a must for succulent kebabs, Swati Snacks is an institution for trustworthy street food, and Khyber serves typical North Indian dishes in an upscale setting. Seafood restaurant Trishna, known for its butter garlic crabs and pomfret Hyderabadi, is an institution among the international foodie community.
Indian wines are starting to be taken seriously among connoisseurs, and the San-Qi at Four Seasons has a large collection of local red and white varieties from areas such as the Nashik Valley and Bangalore Hills. Flight tastings of an assortment can be arranged. Plus, just a five-minute drive from the Hotel you’ll find Vinoteca wine tapas bar, famous for its sparkling wine Sula Brut and red wine Sula Dindori.