Is a food weekend getaway on your mind? We bring you the best restaurants near Mumbai that is worth your drive!

Of course, Mumbai has no shortage of restaurants and cafes. There’s a plethora of tastes and flavours in Mumbai to satiate your taste buds. But sometimes, we all want to beat the rush and get a little vacay vibe, a drive out of town along with scrumptious food!

I mean, can there be a better combination than travel + food + road trip?

Here are some of the best restaurants near Mumbai that offers unique luxury experiences to traditional homely food.

Saltt, Karjat


We all are acquainted with the Mumbai-Lonavala route or NH4 route, but here’s the pit stop you need to make at Saltt by Oleander Farms, Karjat.

Tucked away on the 170-acre parcel of land just as you enter Karjat, Saltt sits on the huge family-owned farm. The place is designed to offer modern elegance and comfort dining. The space is divided into two sections: a bar and lounge area with relaxed seating; and the restaurant area, which is casual and gives out homely vibes.

So what’s the hype about? The Oleander Farms has perfected the farm experience with a modern touch and putting luxe dining on the NH4 map!

Driving Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: 60 km

Cuisines: The kitchen houses three cuisines – European, Indian and Asian.

Popular dishes: Classic Pepperoni and Olive Pizza, Artichoke Risotto, Butter Garlic Prawns, Jerk Chicken, The Detox Nectar (cocktail). End your meal with Salted Caramel Mousse and Tres Leches.

Price for Two: INR 2000 (without alcohol)

Timings: 11 AM to 10 PM

Saltt, Oleander Farms Private Limited, Karjat Chowk Road, Vavarle Village, Karjat.

Kiki Café & Deli, Mandwa Jetty, Alibaug

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Kiki Café & Deli has quickly become a well known eating joint in Alibaug.

A quick 30-minute speed boat ride from Gateway of India to Mandwa, you’ll find the café at the end of the long boardwalk.

The place can be spotted as soon as you land on the Mandwa Jetty and is famous for sunset views, fancy crowd and breakfast.

This café by the sea is perfect for your next lazy weekend! It is impressive to see the way the whole place is managed by a team of women!

Cuisines: Fast Food, North Indian, Mughalai, Chinese, Continental.

Popular dishes: With a variety of options, their thin crust pizza, Kejriwal, dabeli sandwich and slow-cooked malvan curry are must-try. Don’t miss their Nutella Sundae and Hot Chocolate. If you are looking for quick bites, their mezze platter is quite popular.

Pro Tip: Please note that offer more non-vegetarian options than vegetarian. Please do check the menu before visiting if you are a vegetarian.

Price for Two: INR 1000 approximately.

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10 PM

Mandwa Jetty, Alibag – Mandwa Road, Alibag, Maharashtra 402028







Parsi Dairy Farm, Talasari (Dairyland Parlour)


You must have heard The Parsi Dairy Farm Stores in Marine Lines. But if you want to enjoy some scrumptious meal, head to this restaurant which is a 3-hour drive from Mumbai.

This place is a perfect pit stop on the Mumbai-Gujarat highway. Over the years, it has become a destination in itself!

The restaurant is beautifully built in an open space with simple seating. This is a vegetarian restaurant with a variety of cuisines, paneer being their most popular dishes.

On the menu are the thalis, pakodas, and almost everything that you may be craving. Their real crowd pullers are milk-based sweets.

Driving Time: 3 Hours

Distance: 140 km

Popular dishes: Thalis, Batata Vada, Paratha, Soya Kheema, and all paneer dishes! Apart from this, their ala carte menu is very diverse and offers – snacks, sandwiches, south Indian dishes, Bombay chaat, Parsi meals and so on.

After finishing your meal, do pack some popular lip-smacking sweets from the Sweet Shop (near the billing counter) for your back home journey! Treat yourself with Lassi, malai pedha, kulfi or badam halwa.

Price for Two: INR 1000 approximately.

Timings: 7:30 AM to 10 PM

Parsi Dairy Farm – NH8, Nariman Nagar, Varwada, Maharashtra 401606.

Joshi’s Homely Food

I strongly recommend Phase bai, aka Joshi’s homely food, if you are a seafood lover! This hidden gem is run by a Maharashtrian family.

This is not like your typical restaurant but more of a home set-up, so do not expect hotel-type service. The set-up is extremely simple, clean and gives you an authentic Maharashtrian experience.

Driving Time: 3 Hours

Distance: 140 km

Popular dishes: Chicken tikka, Chicken dry, and prawns are their hot selling dishes.

Pro Tip: Be prepared for a long waiting period as this place is crowded most of the time.

Price for Two: INR 1000-1500 approximately.

Timings: 9 AM to 3 PM

Joshi Homely Food – Old Mumbai – Pune Hwy, behind Maharaj and Hari international hotel, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410401

Sunny Da Dhaba, Lonavala

If you are a lover of authentic North Indian cuisine, you’ll love the Dhaba experience here. The place is spacious and the ambience is wise. 

Located on the old Mumbai-Pune highway, this place offers an authentic Dhaba experience, outdoor seating and cots with lip-smacking food.

They serve right from Paneer Butter Masala to Butter chicken to triple schezwan fried rice.

Driving Time:  2 hours

Distance: 97 km

Popular dishes: Paneer Butter Masala, Dal Makhni, Chicken Tikka Masala, Kababs, Rumali Papad. Don’t miss their Handis. Finish your food with a tall glass of lassi!

Price for two: INR 1500 approximately

Sunny Da Dhaba, National Highway 4 Pune Road Near Karla, Lonavala.




Buvachi Misal, Lonavala

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For all misal lovers, you got to try out this place. The place is located right behind Fariyas Resort, Lonavala.

If you are heading to Lonavala, bookmark this place if you’re a missal lover. This joint dates back to 1987 and it sees a footfall of nearly 500 people to devour this dish.

Here, the misal comes in three levels of spiciness – mild, medium and spicy. Along with crunchy onions and farsan, the misal here comes with hot and spicy thecha and a bowl of tarri (gravy).

You can also try kanda bhaji and vada pav to relish the Maharashtrian feast!

Driving Time:  2 hours

Distance: 96 km

Price for two: INR 100 onwards.

Buvachi Misal, behind Fariya’s Resort, Arsiwalla Villa, Lonavla.

So, have I convinced you enough to get out of bed early morning and drive to these restaurants near Mumbai? 😉


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