Swanky buildings, traffic on the roads, smooth roads, bustling areas, and crowded trains, are some of the many things that pop into our minds when we think about Mumbai. Well, the city was a lot different decades back than what it is now. The love, passion, and sentiment are indeed the same for Bombay and Mumbai but the City of Dreams looked different and had distinct experiences to offer in different times. One of the many famous things about old Bombay was its iconic restaurants. Today we are walking down memory lane and feeling nostalgic about the city’s magical past!
Charming Old Bombay & Its Iconic Restaurants
Famous Internet personality Freddy Birdy took his followers on a trip to the past, a trip to the lanes and popular restaurants of Old Bombay.
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In the second part of his series “The restaurants of old Bombay”, he shared how he enjoyed lunches at The Wayside Inn on Rampart Row while interning at his father’s chartered accountancy firm. He usually ordered Fish n Chips with boiled carrots, a wedge of steamed cabbage, and a boat of tartar sauce for dunking it. Looks fancy, right? While describing its aesthetics and beautiful atmosphere, he added, “They just don’t make restaurants like The Wayside Inn any more”,
Freddy Birdy loved relishing Sweet Corn Crab Meat Soup and sweet-sour American Chop Suey at the iconic Nanking’s. Not only for delectable Chinese dishes, but this restaurant was also majorly popular for spotting members of Bollywood’s famous Kapoor family relishing yummy food.
Discussing old Bombay’s restaurants can never be complete without everyone’s favourite Delhi Darbar restaurant. Known for serving finger-licking dishes, especially biryani, this has always been a favourite of Mumbaikars. The Internet sensation also shared some beautiful anecdotes of Dadar’s Pritam da Dhaba. Foodies indulge in a grand feast of kebabs, parathas, and loads of Punjabi delicacies here.
Some More Legendary Restaurants
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In the part uno of his series “The restaurants of old Bombay”, the social media influencer shared delightful memories from Samovar Cafe at the Jehangir Art Gallery, Victoria Stall at the Gateway of India, Bombelli’s on Breach Candy, Colaba Causeway’s Paradise cafe, and Gaylord. Reading such beautiful lines about stories from these iconic places is making us eager to make plans and visit these renowned places.
Freddy has surely transported all the Mumbaikars on a beautiful journey to the classic and historical past!
Cover Image Courtesy: Shreya Ghosh, Instagram/ Pritam Restaurant | Pritam da Dhaba (@pritamrestaurant)
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