Half hotel, half cruise, set between sky and sea, floatels deliver the best that eco-tourism has to offer, immersing guests in consciously sourced decor to view some of nature’s most stunning scenery. We have to agree to this as we recently visited Mumbai’s ravishing hotspot, the gorgeous Ark Deck and Bar.
This unique offering was just a hop, skip and a speedy boat ride away from the Sea Link jetty. Docked in the middle of the Arabian Sea, Ark Deck Bar boasts of an open air bar deck, a sit-down restaurant, private dining areas and three suites.
We loved the cozy blue and white interiors which echoed both the floatel’s Mediterranean vibe and its ocean-centric experience. The gracious staff immediately welcomed us and took us through the menu. To start with, we opted for the Grasshopper Mocktail which immediately pepped us with its refreshing potent infusion of lemongrass, kaffir leaves, basil and mango juice.
The culinary delights comprised of contemporary fusion cuisine with hints of European, Indian and modern Asian flavours. For starters, we opted for the Pesto Chicken with provencal vegetables and pesto mayo was a complete culinary winner. The Buffalo Chicken Wings also had us raving. Our vegetarian picks for starters would comprise of the delish Homemade Fries and Spinach Ricotta Cigar with wasabi mayo that taste scrumptious.
For mains, the Spaghetti Aglio Olio with chili basil garlic herbs convinced us the floatel was a culinary winner, for sure. The Rosemary Grilled Chicken with black pepper crème also only boasted gastronomic expertise. Our dessert, the Salted Hazelnut Praline with nutella filling and fresh strawberries was nothing but a melt-in-the-mouth affair. Indeed, party in our mouths…
We enjoyed over an hour soaking in the swish ambience of the space. It is safe to say that our time at the Ark Deck Bar was about taking in unmatched panoramic views, sipping in eclectic mocktails while enjoying foot-tapping music and gorging on food that was a winner, no less. Be it for a date night or to party the night away, we definitely recommend this floatel which will leave you floating with bliss.
Where: Ark Deck Bar, Mount Mary,
Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
Rates: Rs 6,000 for two people
Phone: 083569 12080
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own