The sixth edition of IPL is here and we’re sure that your evening plans revolve around whether your favourite team is playing or not. And when it is, Priyanka Singh & Dev Goswami tell you which restaurants in the city have the best IPL deals and offers, so that you can catch the matches with a group of friends over delicious food and drinks
Lagerbay has an offer that has got us really excited! While they do have a range of drinks and dishes to indulge in, what we’re looking forward to is the ‘Bet Your Bill’ offer where you can bet on something happening in a particular over. For example, you can bet 10 beers on a wicket falling in the sixth over. And if a wicket does fall, you’ll get 10 free beers! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is true, so head down to Lagerbay and take your chance.
Where Lagerbay, next to Rocky S., Waterfield Road, Bandra (W)
For the duration of the IPL, Elbo Room will be having special food and beer combination offers that will change every day. So, if you're heading to Elbo Room to catch the IPL action, don't forget to ask about their offer of the day. Apart from that, they have offers such as a 6-pint Kingfisher bucket for Rs 899, a Sangria pitcher for Rs 1,599 and a Caipiroska pitcher for Rs 1,899. You can also guess the winning team or the man of the match and win prizes.
Where Elbo Room, Sant Kutir, behind Levi’s Showroom, Linking Road, Khar
Skky lounge in Ramada Powai has come up with a special IPL menu. The menu includes dishes named after the IPL teams and players. You can enjoy delicacies such as Master Blaster (crisp corn curd with Sichuan sauce), Harbhajan’s Googly (flavours of black pepper, crunchy mushrooms & fresh cilantro), Pune Warriors Hattrick (Pizza Margherita with a combination of mozzarella, fresh tomatoes & basil) and Bret Lee’s Under Cheek Bouncer (Vietnamese styled grilled fish served with tamarind chilli dip). They also have special deals on drinks, where you can avail of offers on whiskey, rum and gin. For beer aficionados, they have a tub of three Caronas for Rs 700.
Where Ramada, Saki Vihar Road, Powai
Saffron Bay is known for its scenic view. Along with that, you can also enjoy a special offer during the IPL. It includes a Kingfisher beer bucket (5 pints), Chicken Fingers or Chilly Paneer and French Fries. The combo is priced at Rs 1,299 for non-vegetarian and Rs 1,199 for vegetarian. Also, they will be extending their happy hours — from 4pm to 9pm.
Where Saffron Bay, Chowpatty, Charni Road
At Cheval, you get two different offers for the two matches of the day. From 4pm to 7.30pm you can enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free offer on all liquor and from 8pm to 11pm you can get a 5-pint Kingfisher bucket for Rs 1,000 or Heineken bucket for Rs 1,200.
Where Next to Liv night club, 145 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort
If you're planning on catching the IPL with a big group of friends, then the D-I-Y community platters at Irish House in Lower Parel and Kala Ghoda is place for you. You can pick four or six appetisers from their range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters. And if you’d like some beer while watching the matches, then you can avail of their offer of a 4-pint Kingfisher Premium bucket for Rs 495. Whiskey lovers can enjoy a buy-2-get-1-free on Irish whiskey (Jameson) for the 8pm matches. What’s more is that they will also be giving you a special scorecard. And if you score hundred, you will win a special goodie bag.
Where Irish House in Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel and Kala Ghoda
Contact 43471111 and 30932030
Apart from screening the IPL matches, Escobar is offering unlimited alcohol along with two vegetarian and two non-vegetarian starters. The offer will start from the moment the first ball is bowled and will go on till the end of the match. They also have a special IPL menu which features dishes such as Roasted Stuffed Chicken with goat cheese dip, Flame Grilled harissa Chicken, Green Herb Roasted Rawas and Golden Cheesy Cigar Rolls. The best part is that they will have a range of starters that will change daily.
Where VN Sphere Mall, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
The entire Mocha brigade is ready to make your IPL matches special. Mocha Mojo, Mocha at R-City and Mocha at Churchgate are having giant screens which will show live IPL action and combo deals that will keep you fuelled up. The combo offers start at Rs 250 and feature the likes of Mocha Platter with two draught beers, Mezze Platter with two glasses of Sangria or even a Chocolate Avalanche Jr. with a Café Latte.
Where Mocha Mojo in Bandra, Mocha at Churchgate and Mocha at R-City
Contact 26433098, 66336070 or 25181259
At EarthPlate in Sahara Star, you can enjoy the 4pm matches with unlimited Budweiser beer or non-alcoholic beverages and any two vegetarian or non-vegetarian starters for Rs 1,600. On the other hand, for the 8pm matches, you can have unlimited Kingfisher beer or non-alcoholic beverages (except RedBull) and a lavish dinner buffet for Rs 2,250. Unlimited beer and good food at an affordable amount — your IPL evening seems sorted!
Where Earthplate, Hotel Sahara Star, opposite Domestic Airport, Vile Parle (East)
Manchester United CafÉ Bar
When it comes to watching any kind of match on a screen, you just can’t beat Manchester United Cafe Bar's (MUCB) outlets in the city. They have 225-inch plasma screens on which you can watch the IPL matches. Along with match screenings, they have also come up with a special range of 10 cricket based starter platters. Some of the platters include Fielder's Oriental Platter (steamed tofu topped with Korean sauce, wilted garlic spinach, almond and beans sprout mushroom and carmelised onion tarts, grilled sweet potato, Corn and broccoli) and the Catch of the Day platter which is a compilation of the best seafood that MUCB has to offer. The platters are priced at Rs 550 onwards.
Where MUCB in Malad, Lower Parel and Mulund
Contact 61960300, 43601111 and 66429850
The Big Bang
The Big Bang Bar is making IPL merrier by offering you great discounts if your IPL prophecy turns out bang on. Predict three scenarios: how many wickets will fall, how many runs your favourite team will score and how many 4s and 6s will be scored in the match. If one of your guess turns out to be true, you stand to win 15% off on your entire bill. Guess two correctly to get 30% and all three correctly to get a whopping 45% off!
Where Kenilworth Building, Third Floor, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Hawaiian Shack at Juhu
Hawaiian Shack at Juhu is offering an IPL menu and interesting activities for this IPL season, with screenings of the matches on big screens and projectors. They have chalked out a special menu with unique cocktails such as Yorkers, Googly and shooters such as Pinch Hitters. The bartenders will also be sporting IPL t-shirts and there will be free drinks every time a 6 is hit! The pub will be open from 6pm to 1.30 am on all the days and on important Mumbai matches or semi=finals, it will be open in the afternoon as well.
Where 48 Gulmohar Road, JVPD Scheme, Near Costa Coffee, Juhu
Starboard at Taj Mahal Palace is offering beverages at half the price between 5pm to 8pm and will be screening the matches post 5pm. The menu consists of delicious Mexican dishes like Pescado Con Jalapeno, Pescado Accapulco, Pollo Chipotle, Con Frijoles, Enchiladas, Burritos, Pollo Guacchllio and Grilled Chicken Quesadillas.
Where The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Apollo Bunder, Colaba
The Blu Balcony
The Blu Balcony (TBB) in Andheri has introduced a slew of tempting offers that are too hard to resist. Apart from buy-two-get-one-free on all beer pints, they have a beer bucket offer that will consist of five pints (Kingfisher Premium for Rs 497, Kingfisher Ultra for Rs 597 or Heineken for Rs 697). For starters, they have cheese nachos and salsa dip for just Rs 117. When it comes to hard liquor, there is a one plus one offer on domestic vodka, rum, whisky, gin and classic cocktails. When someone hits a six, you can ask for their shot of the day for Rs 199. And for your hunger pangs, they have the Mediterranean Snack Platter (vegetarian Rs 267 and non-vegetarian Rs 367).
Where 26 Ground Floor, Link Plaza, Off New Link Road, Oshiwara, Andheri (W)
Sun-N-Sand’s Beachcomber Bar has extended its happy hours (starting at 4pm), which will be available right from the beginning of the first match till the end of the second match, all through the entire IPL season. You can buy one and get one free on all domestic spirits and also get a 20% discount on imported spirits, beer, wine and cocktails. Additionally, if you wish to buy any one of the bottles, you can get the same at a 20% discount. You can also predict the winner of the match and stand a chance to win a round of drinks.
Where Beachcomber Bar & Lounge, Sun-N-Sand, Juhu
Indigo Deli is the place to be this IPL if you're a lover of scotch. They are offering a buy-2-get-1-free on Black Dog 12 years / Black Dog Centenary / Antiquity Rare / Signature Premier / Signature Rare / Royal Challenge. They also have an offer on wines, where you can get a buy-1-get-1-free offer on Four Season wines. Apart from Indigo Deli in Lokhandwala and Colaba, the offer is also on at Tote Bar.
Where Indigo Deli in Lokhandwala and Colaba an Tote Bar in Mahalaxmi
Contact 66551010, 26336262 or 61577777