From scrumptious shawarmas to beguiling mezze platters, the hunt for authentic Mediterranean delights ends only with a heavenly piece of baklava. Primarily cooked in olive oil, Lebanese and other Mediterranean cuisines are meat-centric. To taste the authentic Middle Eastern flavours in Mumbai, check out the five best Mediterranean restaurants we have rounded up.
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Diablo, WorliMediterra, BandraIthaka, Lower ParelMabruk – The Mediterranean Restaurant, Vile ParleBayroute, Cuffe Parade1. Diablo, Worli
View this post on InstagramCredit: Instagram/diablomumbaiOffering a varied selection in Lebanese cuisine, Diablo in Worli is one of the unmissable places to try Lebanese cuisine. From salads, including fattoush and freekeh salati, to lip-smacking mezze platters containing mushroom sambousek, falafel, and shirazi amongst other delicacies, this Mumbai restaurant is befitting if you’re looking for authentic Lebanese food. 2. Mediterra, Bandra
View this post on InstagramCredit: Instagram/mediterramumbaiA little Mykonos embedded in the heart of Mumbai – Mediterra is the name to remember if you are in the mood for heavenly baklava and falafel wraps. Apart from offering a delicious selection of Lebanese and Mughlai cuisines, Mediterra is a miniature pot of melting cultures with its varied cuisines and Greek island-inspired decor. 3. Ithaka, Lower Parel
View this post on InstagramCredit: Instagram/ithaka.restaurantSpeaking of Lebanese food, you won’t find just any meaty dishes at Ithaka. This restaurant, situated in Lower Parel, caters widely to vegetarian Lebanese food lovers by serving meatless delicacies in the cuisine. From seven different versions of hummus, including Harissa, to traditional salads like fattoush, Ithaka is a haven for vegetarian Lebanese delicacies. 4. Mabruk – The Mediterranean Restaurant, Vile Parle
View this post on InstagramCredit: Instagram/hotel_saharastarLocated inside the swish Sahara Star hotel, Mabruk overlooks the hotel’s lagoon. Its crunchy yet delicate falafel deserves to grace each and every palate. The selection packs a number of Lebanese delicacies and other Mediterranean delights like hot mezze platter and tabbouleh. Also, do not leave without tasting their diving baklava. 5. Bayroute, Cuffe Parade
View this post on InstagramCredit: Instagram/bayroutediningHousing Lebanese, Turkish, and Egyptian specialites in Mediterranean cuisine, Bayroute, a Middle Eastern restaurant in Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade, offers a sumptuous range of Middle Eastern delicacies. Their shawarmas, like lamb shawarma and falafel shawarma, are a few must-have dishes. Other recommended foods to try include quinoa tabbouleh, moutabal, koshari, prawns pilaf, and labneh manakish. Social and lead Image credit: Instagram/saraalikhan95 and Instagram/janhvikapoor