Mumbaikars, a drive to Karjat might be the perfect antidote to lockdown blues. But add pet puja to it in a sprawling farm and we’re sure you will be totally on board for this experience. Nestled just an hour away from Mumbai in Karjat, lies Saltt at Oleander Farms. This rustic eatery offering a luxurious dining experience amid 170-acre farmland is the breath of fresh air that you never knew you wanted, but just what you needed. Lots of greenery, a charming petting zoo, a vintage car collection and delicious food awaits you here.
Saltt For The Soul At Oleander Farm In Karjat
The weekend is all about good food and a great travel experience. And if you’re nodding your head in agreement, then just drive down an hour away from Mumbai to Saltt in the 30-year-old Oleander farm, Karjat. This newly opened restaurant is situated on the Ahuja family-owned, Oleander farms. When you enter this space, the floral pathway, the breathtaking greenery and barn-like structure of the rustic restaurant will enthral you. You can either choose to relax at the bar or enjoy family time at the restaurant section, which is casual yet homely.
Vintage Car Collection, Petting Zoo & Children’s Play Area Awaits You
This restaurant also has a cafe apart from a unique petting zoo. Kids and adults can both have a fun time witnessing fluffy rabbits, iguanas, cockatoo and , hedgehogs. If that’s not enough, then a small vintage car collection housing Morris 8, old Ambassadors, Fiats shall surely catch your eye. Children can run around and explore the play area. When it comes to a unique dining experience, Saltt leaves no stone unturned. Wooden cupboards stacked with books and board games, vintage trunks sourced from Jaipur and furniture made from the wood procured from the farms, gives this space an exquisite look and feel.
Devour Exquisite Food In The Heart Of Nature
While the ambience gives you a rustic and old-world feel, the food is modern and salivating. Look forward to feasting your palate on global cuisine, particularly European, Pan-Asian, Indian and street-style fare. The multi-cuisine menu gives you the opportunity to try out a variety of dishes from not only India but all across the world. It’s filled with favourites and crowd-pleasers. Tuck into a crispy Korean Fried Chicken dish doused in gochujang sauce. Then move on to the Mac & Cheese Arancini, melt in your mouth Malai Brocolli and Baja style Beer Battered Fish Tacos.
For mains, pizza lovers must try the wood-fired n Mushroom Chevre Pizza. If you’re a noodle soup type of person, then the Burmese Khowsuey is your poison here. Moreover, you will be dining at a Sikh Family kitchen, so how can you say no to the usuals like Paneer Makhni and Peshawari Dal Makhani? Pair it with the unusual blue cheese naan, and you’re good to go. Sallt also serves refreshing cocktails, mocktails and cold-pressed juices prepared from beetroot, green apple and carrot.
And after all that healthy concoction, do make some room for their signature Sallted Caramel Mousse. This decadent chocolatey dessert is smooth, creamy and has subtle notes of Himalayan salt. This exquisite dessert, mind you looks great but tastes greater. If you’re not much of a chocolate fan, then do try the milk-soaked Tres Leches here. It’s the perfect icing on the cake to couple the rustic farmland ambience of cute animals, breathtaking scenery and the warm-cosy vibes.
Let’s tell you that the drive all the way from Mumbai to Karjat, is totally worth it, just to feast on the lavish food amid the natural vibes here.
Address: Saltt, Oleander Farms Pvt Ltd, Karjat chowk road, vavarle village karjat, khalapur, Maharashtra – 410206
Timing: 12 pm to 12 am
Price: ₹2500 for two