Restaurant Review: Pravas, Lower Parel

by Natasha Monteiro
Restaurant Review: Pravas, Lower Parel

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Pravas: Train bogies for interiors, Gujrati thaali for delicious food, chai tapri styled stools for drinks, a chaat counter for knick knacks and a fully stocked bar.

Train bogie styled exteriors
Pravas is shaped like a luxurious train bogie

What Is It?

Recently opened in the Kamla Mills Compound, right next to SMAAASH, this vegetarian only, authentic Gujarati eatery is a quirky new place to try out. Styled like the interior of a luxurious and colourful train compartment, it’s a paradise for Instagrammers.

Pravas – Gujarati Kitchen and Bar caters to anyone in the mood for a great thali filled with fun chaat items, farsan, kathol, kadhi, khichdi and more. They’ve recently opened an a la carte menu making it perfect for everything from an evening snack to a full-fledged meal with the family.

Air conditioned, quirky exteriors
Verandah styles exteriors

Food At Pravas

Pravas pays homage to your grandma’s ‘haath ka khaana’ and highlights regional cuisine at its finest. The menu is wide and varied. We loved the Surti Rassawala Khaman – small granules of khaman topped with spicy lentil gravy and cilantro. For those looking for comfort food, we suggest the Kichu Plain/Bajra – served with methi. The ‘masalo’ is optional with this dish. It instantly transports you back to a large verandah where your grandmother is preparing a meal for you.

All the Gujrati meals have been designed by Chef Siddharth Parab. You can interact with the chef at the live counter where he creates dishes for you as per your taste.

Pravas offers Maharashtrian and South Indian options as well. The choices are limited but Pravas does claim to be a Gujrati thaali experience and this does not come as a surprise.

Pravas Thali - Authentic Gujarati Food
An authentic, Pravas Gujarati Thali

The Ambiance

Pravas has got its ambiance on point. In some small way, the ambiance actually tops the food. Inspired by the splendid and royal luxurious tourist train – Palace on Wheels, Pravas is made up of three metal bogies and even has a verandah and a roof top dining space. There is a private dining space for occasions and larger groups.

Eating in Pravas is a pleasure just for the sake of the interiors. The bright pop of colours, charpoy style seating, earthern pots and more make it the perfect place for a photo op.

The staff is kind and courteous. They’re well informed and look like they truly enjoy feeding you.

Colourful interiors with colour pops
Inspired from India’s luxury train interiors



4, Kamla Mill Compound, Lower Parel, Mumbai

For Reservations

Call 98190 69222.


INR 450 for a Thaali on weekdays

INR 750 for a Thaali on weekends

Approx INR 1200 for 2 (a la carte) 


Open from Tuesday to Sunday (12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11:45 PM)
Monday, closed.

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