We recently tried a new Modern Asian Bar Room called LILT at Mathuradas Mill Compound and have been loving how the Asian cuisine had an interesting Indian twist. At the 7,500-sq ft dining space, we were taken off to an unconventional culinary ride that we are still raving about. The interiors themselves are LIT. Think intricate and tasteful architecture with minimal furniture pieces, a rotating bar back, raw undertones and a defined colour palette.
There are great Thai curries and Asian grills and a selection of the menu is dedicated to a wide variety of dim sums and sushi. For starters, we loved the scrumptious nibbles like Wok Tossed Edamame Shichimi Powder and Thai Lotus Roots with Pink Ginger as the vegetarian option. For non-vegetarians, there’s Orange Chicken comprising of pan-fried chicken with a hint of sun-dried orange and Shamble Spiced Prawns were flavor BOMB of dishes.
Going to the mains, opt for the Braised Eggplant & Straw Mushrooms with yellow bean sauce. We also deep-dived into the Grilled Lamb Shank Curry that’s simmered with white onion, lemongrass and pine nuts. The Ikan Bumbu Acar featuring a luscious Red Snapper flavoured with a pounded mélange of spices was another hit.
To complement the meal, we liked their exquisite range of cocktails and mocktails. The menu comprises of signature house-infused cocktails. The Par Avion, a refreshing concoction of brandy with citrus-spiced honey and sparkling water, quite simply transports you to the paradise islands of South-East Asia. The Spiced Mandarin Sour is a velvety delight that caresses your palate with subtle, sweet, spicy and sour notes. For the teetotallers, the Passion & Orange Slush with passionfruit and orange blows you away with its fresh, tangy flavour.
As for dessert, the Citrus Cheesecake served with chocolate disks, crumble, zingy lemon curd and a fruit of the season ended our meal beautifully. Chocolate-lovers will love the Chocolate-salted almond praline with hot fudge that makes for a dreamy, decadent dessert. Overall, LILT is absolutely LIT when it comes to food, ambience, staff and interiors.
Where: Lilt-Modern Asian | Bar Room
Mathuradas Mill Compound,
Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Phone: 089289 36041
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own