A Touch of Turkey in Mumbai!
The newly-opened Bayroute restaurant in Mumbai brings delicacies from the shores of the Bosphorus to the seaside. SABA LADHA drops in for a review…
Gleaming lights, soulful ambience, Turkish styled menu and exquisite culinary experience
The recent success of Turkish dramas (yes, we’re still watching Ertuğrul Gazi) has, as is the norm, increa We know travelling to Turkey is in the wish list of everyone nowadays and without doubt the place is a true bliss for wanderlust souls and foodies. You just couldn’t get over the pictures of their enticing culinary offerings and how foodies are having their heavenly time out there!
Turkey is a destination for foodies with wanderlust. Bringing that touch to Mumbai is Bayroute, a chain of fine dine restaurants in Mumbai that ensures that you get your fix of Turkish cuisine and ambience. There are options from other Middle Eastern cuisines also available on the menu, including Egyptian, Lebanese and Greek.
The plush surroundings, comfortable divan and tables, lavish curtains, and traditional Turkish lights, there is a sense of cosy opulence about the place.
The starters included some succulent kebabs, marvellous Lebanese delights, and rich soups.
Their hummus with pita bread and fresh olives is the most delightful pick from their menu. They have an array of options both in their cold and hot platters. The cottage cheese shawarma platter was heavenly. We relished the veg moutabal and labnehza’atar! Even their Turkish Gozleme is superb and we really loved the Yemeni Mendi from their offerings. The lamb was incredibly soft and delectable, and the meal was fulfilling, but didn’t make us feel too heavy.
That is until the desserts, of course. From lotus milk cake to the softest and creamiest kunafeh, and pistachio filled baklava along with shuklata al Habib, we gorged upon these Middle Eastern delights, which are indeed a sweet-tooth’s heaven. There’s a plethora of options on the cocktails and mocktails to keep you seated for hours.
Address: 4, Silver Beach Estate Opp. Juhu Post Office, AB Nair Road, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049.
Telephone number: 02268378600
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Cost for two: 3,000 INR for two (without alcohol)