Discover the Essence of Luxury in Mumbai. A Mumbai Travel Guide for the Discerning Explorer

Experience Mumbai’s Premier Luxury Destinations: From Chic Drinking and Dining at Eau Bar at The Oberoi to Elegant Fashion at Sabyasachi and Beyond

There is so much to Mumbai and so many elevated experiences not to miss. This is the list of the ultimate in luxury, high end upscale experiences in Mumbai for the well heeled traveller of any age.

By the swimming pool at The Oberoi, Mumbai.

Eau Bar At Oberoi Mumbai.

This stylish bar within the five star Oberoi hotel has one of the best views from which to see the ocean. Renovated with timber panels and an elegant bar shaded in part by a beautiful frangipani, the setting is exquisite. There is an indoor section where live music and piped to the outside creating a chic, upscale yet relaxed and understated vibe. The New Zealand lamb chops are marinated for 7 days and are Mumbai’s best, and first class cocktails and wines make this the ultimate Bombay sunset.

High Tea at Taj Mahal Palace with unlimited Prosecco.:

The Taj Mahal Palace is an exquisite location for any meal, by the High Tea at Sea Lounge has earned the title of the city’s best. The staff are excellent and go out of their way to explain the seemingly endless array of Indian savoury and sweet delicacies, there is an option of unlimited Prosecco and the western sweets are extraordinary. The staff say there are marriage proposals here regularly and not one has yet been rejected.

Reane and her teenage son at High Tea at Taj Mahal Palace with unlimited Prosecco.

Sabiasachi for style;

This elegant fashion store is worth a visit just to experience the interiors. More like a private home than a store it is bursting with colour, elegance and statues, fabrics, jewellery, and style. The fashion is some of India’s best – and most expensive. for the most mind blowing fashion, style, jewellery and more.

Tours by Passport Lifestyles:

Tours are super popular in Mumbai, and for good reason – there is a lot to see and a lot of historical information to learn. This company offers unique bespoke tours at almost any and every time of day and covering every aspect of Mumbai. Tour guides are well educated and well dressed and will cater each tour to the specific requests of the group. We loved them.

Cicconis at Soho House:

This epic Italian restaurant is an institution globally. But here in Mumbai the setting on the edge of Juhu Beach elevates it to an even more chic and relaxed standard. The staff are excellent, prices are good and a fabulous selection of international wines makes this one of Mumbai’s best dining experiences. And the best news is anyone can have dinner here – it is not exclusively for members of the prestigious Soho House Clubs.

A la carte dinner at EKKA.

Located in the Colaba area, this is a reservation you need to make in advance. The menu is more like an experimental degustation with an array of tiny dishes continually flowing from the kitchen and wines to match. The dishes are a mix of Western, local and global flavours, but all are outstanding.

Lunch boxes at Bombay Canteen.

Another Bombay institution, this trendy venue is not a canteen but a chic modern Indian restaurant offering a modern and slightly less spicy take on Indian food that is irresistible. For lunch there are various lunch box sets available with rice, bread, veg or non veg and food is excellent. Great cocktails too.

Michelin star dining at Ziya at The Oberoi Mumbai:

A degustation dinner with matching Indian wines, is the ultimate in Indian fine dining. This is a culinary journey through India’s finest flavours served in the most delicate and upscale way. The 10 course degustation with matching Indian wines is the ultimate way to be educated in the best the country has to offer in the culinary department, with most wines coming from Southern India and made to work seamlessly with spicy Indian food.

The Table Restaurant Mumbai

Communal dining at The Table;

This popular Colaba restaurant simple called The Table offers the chance to meet some of Mumbai’s most celebrated locals and returning residents now living abroad. The whole place is designed around a large communal table, hence the name, where everyone talks to everyone. The menu is wide and varied and mostly western, but very fresh with chic western style salads, meat and veg dishes and large and small plates that can all be interchanged. Great International wine list as well as cocktails.

Inside The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai

Heritage Tour at Taj Mahal Palace Luxury Hotel;

The hotel was built by the legendary Jamsetji TaTa who has left his mark all over the country, but he built the hotel after confronting a sign in a 5 star hotel (before he built his own) which read “Dogs and Indians not allowed”. It ignited his fire to build the grandest hotel in the whole country. His passion project has stood the test of time, and today The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel stands as a symbol of graciousness and resistance. A celebrated employee named Newton is available for the ultimate heritage tour to hear the many celebrity stories, anecdotes and insider details of the horrific 2008 terrorist attack within The Taj Mahal Palace.

Renae at The Oberoi Mumbai.

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