The morning after one of the biggest drinking days in the world, we guarantee you’ll be waking up with a horrid hangover, a box-full of regrets and an intense craving for a hearty meal. Fear not, we’ve got you covered. Get yourself out of bed and head straight to one of these delicious brunches taking place in the city and let the calories do what they do best, turn your frown upside down. From sushi to ham to salad to oyster to good old bacon and eggs, you’ll be plenty satiated. And in case you’ve still not had enough from last night or are a believer of the adage that only more alcohol can truly cure a hangover, some fine tipple also awaits. So dig in and gulp up, because after all, what better way to ring in the New Year than by breaking a few resolutions on the first day itself? Happy New Year!
The Taj Mahal Palace – Souk
One of the Taj’s most iconic rooftop restaurants, the pretty, ambient Souk is the venue for New Year’s Day Brunch at the hotel and we can’t think of a more romantic spot. Along with panoramic views of the sea, the chic restaurant will also offer brunchers some of the most sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine (perfect for a hangover) this side of the city. This is the place to be if you are looking to bring in the New Year with a quiet, sophisticated meal. The special mezze brunch buffet is priced at Rs.3500 per person.
Address: The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai.
The JW Marriott’s big and beautiful Lotus Café will also be hosting a mouth-watering brunch, enticing enough to start the New Year with. A mix of both, the best of international as well as local cuisine, the generous spread will include a plethora of live stations, diet-defying desserts, a child-friendly buffet, premium alcohol as well as a super tempting oyster bar! This is the place to be if a lazy, luxe, brunch is what you are going for. The non-alcoholic brunch is priced at Rs.2699 plus taxes per person while the one with alcohol costs Rs. 3499 plus taxes per person. The children’s brunch costs Rs. 1499 plus taxes per child.
Address: JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai.
The Leela Mumbai – Citrus
The contemporary, all day dining restaurant Citrus, at The Leela, too is a fine choice for New Year’s Day Brunch. Complete with irresistible champagne, an array of fresh colourful salads, a live barbeque station grilling up and carving live, some prime meat, that you’ll be spoilt for choice here, is a given. Come here if you’re looking for a place to have a large, laidback family brunch. The Champagne Brunch is priced at Rs. 3995 plus taxes per person while the regular brunch is priced at Rs.2495 plus taxes per person (non-alcoholic) and Rs. 3495 plus taxes per person (alcoholic). For children below 12 years, the brunch will cost Rs.1500 plus taxes per child. The extravagant brunch will take place between 12:30 to 4 in the afternoon.
Address: The Leela Mumbai, Sahar, Andheri East, Mumbai.
Like the hotel itself, the New Year’s Day brunch at the Palladium Hotel promises to be a lavish, luxurious affair. Slated to be on the menu at the delightful, always-indulging Seven Kitchens brunch are comfort food classics such as Roast Stuffed Turkey with Cranberry Jus and Maple Mustard Glazed Roast Leg of Ham among others; as well as an exotic array of sushi, sashimi and plenty of seafood. The restaurant which is notorious for dishing up some of the most decadent desserts in the city will also be featuring a scrumptious selection of desserts at the various Patisserie, Cookie and Ice-Cream Stations at the restaurant. A live band and tons of fine champagne will also be part of the brunch experience. This is the place to be if you want to start the New Year with some much-needed gastronomic pampering. The non-alcoholic brunch is priced at Rs. 2700 (all inclusive) whereas the Sparkling Brunch and unlimited Champagne brunch are priced at Rs. 3500 (all inclusive) and Rs.4400 (all inclusive) respectively.
Address: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.