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What’s New in Town?

Our New in Town series is a curated compilation of new restaurant and bar launches, new menus and even new outlets.
New in Town

Every day countless new restaurants open in India. Our usual scrolling on Instagram is now filled with new launches, menus, and new outlets, making it difficult to pick the best one. That is why, we, at The Lab Mag, are making this task easy for everyone with our #NewInTown list where we share our perfect curation of new restaurants and updates in most cities across India.

New Restaurants in Mumbai

Nashville Fried Chicken

New in Town: Nashville Fried Chicken

Photo: Nashville Fried Chicken

Nashville Fried Chicken (NFC) is the new stop for fried chicken cravings in Mumbai. NFC is founded by Zorawar Kalra’s Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd, the same company behind Louis Burger and Slyce Pizza. Their fried chicken burger comes with peri peri chilli garlic, chilli habanero and hot and spicy dressing. They also have eight different variations of chicken tenders and burger options as well. What elevates their chicken is their house-made gourmet sauces such as the Comeback Sauce, Secret Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce and the Hot n Spicy Sauce.

Cosy Box

New in Town: Cosy Box

Photo: Cosy Box

Known to be the official food partner at the Cannes Film Festival, Cosy Box made its way to Mumbai after a successful launch in Delhi. The Mumbai outpost of Cosy Box spans 10,000 sq ft and is the brainchild of restaurateur Aashish Begwani. The menu is diverse, including Mediterranean, European, Oriental, and Modern Indian. Their signature cocktails highlight their creativity.

New Restaurants in Goa

Tanjore Tiffin Room

New in Town: Tanjore Tiffin Room

Photo: Tanjore Tiffin Room

After two successful outlets of Tanjore Tiffin Room, in Mumbai, the Tamilian cuisine restaurant has made its debut in Goa. This 6,500 sq ft space in Anjuna is situated in a 150-year-old Portuguese bungalow. This venture, led by restaurateur Kishore DF, will provide the same experience as Mumbai in Goa with their taster samples of their curries and the classics such as mushroom pepper fry, madras tiger prawns, and more. 

Sarvaa in Goa

New in Town: Sarvaa

Photo: Instagram

New restaurants are opening in Goa like wildfire. Sarvaa is the newest spot in Goa’s Fountainhas in Panjim. Sarvaa serves Indian coast cuisine and is known to cook with a parrilla grill. Their menu includes Bengal-inspired lobster malai curry, Wayanad pepper butter garlic crab, and more. With coconut jaggery-infused negroni, and Kozhikode Mai Tai with coconut oil-washed rum; their drinks menu is diverse and unique. 

New Restaurants in Delhi NCR

Altogether Experimental (Ate) in Delhi

New in Town: Altogether Experimental

Photo: Instagram

Altogether Experimental also known as Ate which was originally in Saket, Delhi has opened a new outlet at Deer Park. Ate is known for its pastries such as eclairs. Cheesecakes, swiss rolls, mini desserts, cakes along with savoury baked goods such as croissants, bagels, and more.

Melt House in Delhi

New in Town: Melt House

Photo: Instagram

After Gurugram, Melt House expanded to New Delhi in GK II- M Block. Besides being a café, brasserie and library; known for their sandwiches, cookies, all-day breakfast, and baked goods, Melt House is also known as a wine and absinthe bar which was founded by Rohit Beniwal. The menu includes piri piri chicken cheesesteak, handmade pasta, and desserts such as skillet cookies, toffee walnut pudding pancakes, and more.

Chica Loca in Noida

New in Town: Chica Loca

Photo: Instagram

Sunny Leone adds another feather to her cap with the launch of Chica Loca, a progressive world cuisine restaurant with craft cocktails in Noida. Leone opened Chica Loca in collaboration with Singing Bowls Hospitality. The restaurant offers everything—from modern Indian, Asian, European, Italian, tacos, to burgers and more.

New Restaurants in Bengaluru

Kari Theory

New in Town: Kari Theory

Photo: Kari Theory

After a success in Chennai, Kari Theory, a South Indian gastronomic fine-dining experience opens in Bengaluru’s Radisson City Centre in Ulsoor. This #newintown restaurant amalgamates South India’s flavours across the Carnatic and Deccan regions to offer dishes such as Coorgi Chicken Roast, Udupi Neer Dosa, Kundapur chicken curry, Bannur mutton pepper fry, and more. Kari Theory pays homage to the diverse range of flavours that define South India.

New Restaurants in Pune

Agave Bar at Aasmana

New in Town: Agave by Aasmana

Photo: Instagram

Pune’s Ritz Carlton introduces Agave Bar at Asamana, as part of their newest rooftop lounge and bar experience. The bar has a specially curated range of agave-based cocktails. Some that stood out for us were the Quiote, a bold fusion of Tequila reposado, mezcal, Aperol, pink grapefruit juice, ancho chilli, yuzu juice, bitters, and grapefruit soda, Plantinotos is a unique blend of clarified mescal, tequila blanco, Chinese salad sauce, and ginger honey, and many more.

New Restaurants in Kolkata

Griffin Bar

New in Town: Briffin Bar

Photo: Instagram

Kolkata’s JW Marriott gets a new bar—Griffin Bar. The newly revamped cocktail bar was redone by designer and mixologist Varun Sudhakar. Their premium cocktails such as The Griffin’s Kiss are made with dry rose blooms in gin, blue pea flower, grapefruit juice and vodka.