After our walk along Juhu beach, we ventured into the residential area and got lost there. Apparently this is where the Bollywood stars live. We were blindly looking for a decent restaurant for late lunch but no restaurants were in sight cause they were all just people’s homes. We came across a boutique and the owner recommended a restaurant not far from where we were. When we happily found Punjab Grill, it was closed and will only open at 7pm so we went to a nearby coffee shop to wait for the doors to open. It seems our very late lunch ended up being dinner.
When the clock finally hits 7pm, us hungry people quickly got our table in the outdoor sitting area and became their first customers. It had really good ambience and we were very happy with our choice of seating. Since this restaurant is renowned for the grilled meats, naturally we ordered the mixed grill that has grilled chicken, lamb and fish.
L: Tandoori chicken, mixed grill and vegetable biryani; R: Local wine
We ordered some local beer (not Kingfisher and can’t remember the name) but they did not have them so the manager recommended us Indian wine, produced by the same people who makes Kingfisher beer. We were quite skeptic about it but the manager was very persuasive . Luckily the wine turned out well. It had fruity, spicy and smoky notes which matched really well with our grilled meat.
Only at the end of our meal that I found out it is an award-winning restaurant. No wonder we had such a wonderful night.
Unit No. 24, Juhu Shopping Centre,
9th Gulmohar Road Juhu,
JVPD Scheme Vile Parle
West Mumbai 400049
Tel: +91 (0)22 42433100-02/ +91 (0)993 070 6655