Some of my favourite holiday memories involve lingering over a long lunch by the pool at a resort hotel. However, even if we’re not on a fully-fledged holiday, it’s sometimes worth taking a few hours off from our busy lives and relaxing with a lazy lunch, basking in the sun and watching the pool. If you’re in Mumbai, you can head to these pool side restaurants to do just that. Work up your appetite with a few laps, indulge in a hearty meal and then head home for forty winks. You deserve it!
1) Olio at Novotel
Here are your steps to the perfect date; dine on gourmet Italian fare at Olio (we especially recommend their pizzas), watch the pool lights come on and then head down to Juhu beach and stroll along the sea hand in hand.
2) The Lagoon at Sea Princess Hotel
The Lagoon would also be a great date destination, as it has both sea and pool facing seating. The smoothies, cocktails, sandwiches and pizzas all have our tried and tested stamp of approval.
3) Tamarind Poolside at Fariyas Hotel
The, Fariyas Hotel is one of Colaba’s best hotels. Its restaurant, Tamarind Poolside by the rooftop pool offers a magnificent view and tasty bites, which make for a great way to unwind.
4) Poolside Café at GCC Hotel & Club
With green manicured lawns and a large, sky blue pool, The Poolside Café will make you forget that you’re in Mumbai for a while. We love their desserts; try the chocolate éclairs and golden jalebis.
5) Kabab Hut at Hotel Sun N Sand
Hotel Sun N Sand has long been serving generations of Mumbaikars looking for a getaway in the city. Along with Haaochi, their premier Chinese restaurant, Kabab Hut is one of our favourite Juhu restaurants, both for its royally delicious kababs and its poolside seating.
6) Splash at The Westin Garden City
If you’re looking for a light salad or sandwich paired with a carefully constructed cocktail then head to Splash. True to its name, Splash has a giant pool that invites you to take a swim.