My memory of Gallops, the iconic destination of South Mumbai goes back to my fam-jams I had at the gorgeous restaurant. I would soak in the ambience that beautifully blends old world charm with breathtaking views of the race course, walking tracks, horses being led to their stables and vast lawns of this sprawling green landscape. It would be our go-to place for special, intimate functions at the stunning Gallops banquet and lawns. So when I had to revisit this place for a high-tea experience, I went in with a rush of nostalgia. Needless to say that my hopes were up.
As for its history, back in September 1986, Gallops was started by three friends, Rahul Malik, Jasmine Singh and Bobby Singh. As the three partners celebrate three decades of their partnership at Gallops, the landmark restaurant launched for the first time a proper English High Tea experience, with Tea Charlies and a Tea Service that can be savoured while soaking in the views during the monsoons.
The high-tea menu that boasted classics like English Butter Cookies, Scones with Highland Cream, Chilli Cheese Toast, absolutely aced the culinary play. The Chicken and Avocado wrap and Arabic falafels are love at first bite. The raspberry macarons are heavenly, to say the least. The Spiced Carrot Cake is well-nuanced and worth-trying. The extensive tea-selection from TGL is worth a nosh.
Post the monsoons, Gallops plans to extend to the lawns with special outdoor cabanas and seating. Overall, the Gallops high-tea makes for a pretty tea-rrific, indulgent experience. Lip-smacking savories, rad desserts, soul-comforting tea and a killer view make this one a winner!
High Tea at Gallops
Monday to Sunday – 3pm to 6:30pm
Where: Inside Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Via Gate No:1,
Keshavrao Khadye Marg, Royal Western India Turf Club,
Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400034
Phone: 022 2307 1448
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own