Mumbai is the city the movie stars call home, yet it is not so easy to spot a celebrity there unless you keep sitting in front of their mansions or the Film City studios! But if you set your heart on catching a glimpse or two of your favorite Bollywood actors, fret not, because we have done the research and found out the most likely places for star gazing in maximum city, where you can sip a cool drink, shake a leg, gorge on exotic food and get autographs from your favorite stars too.
What we love: The delectable palate from the Mediterranean, Bar nights on Thursdays, Sunday brunches and the star studded ambience! Hands down winner.
Spotted: Salman Khan, shah rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, John Abraham, Ranbir Kapoor
Where: 14 Union Park Rd, Khar (West)
What we love: The dimsum platters and the hakkatinis, gorgeous interiors
Spotted: Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay and Manyata Dutt, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, Imran Khan
Where: Krystal, 206, Waterfield Road, Bandra (West)
What we love: Droolicious Italian cuisine, great wine pairings, classy aura inside
Spotted: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt
Where: JW Mariott, Juhu
What we love: The view from 37th floor, rocking music from DJ Madoc, signature cocktails
Spotted: Shriya Saran, Ashmit Patel, Lisa Haydon
Where: Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel
What we love: iDeck – a private nook where you can plug in your own ipod incase the in house music is not your cup of tea, to die for Sichuan cuisine.
Spotted: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, UrmilaMatondkar
Where: Grand Hyatt, Kalina
What we love: Very tasty adequately spiced North Indian food, especially the sea food
Spotted: Amir Khan
Where: Taj Land’s End, Bandstand, Bandra(West)
What we love: The view, the view and the view – that is their USP. A perfect night out with your date while you catch a glimpse of the celebs!
Spotted: Ness Wadia, Vivek Oberoi, Fardeen Khan
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Marine Drive, Churchgate
What we love: Try Gauri Khan’s favorite Chicken in chilli coriander sauce or Hrithik Roshan’s choice, the steamed fish, this Taj restaurant has excellent food that lures the stars and the common people alike!
Spotted: Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Shahid Kapur
Where: Taj Land’s End, Bandstand, Bandra (West)
Le Pain Quotidien
What we love:It is not just a bakery where you will find baked goodies full of thousands of calories, they also serve healthy salads and fresh fruit juices sans sugar. We love the communal table that brings back the tradition of talking with others while eating, making new friends. In short ditch your phones and tabs when you are here.
Spotted: Juhi Chawla, Siddhartha Mallya, Rishi and Neetu Kapoor
Where: Dhanraj Mahal, CSM Road, Apollo Bunder, Gateway of India, Colaba
Salt Water Cafe
What we love:Vibrant atmosphere, great food, friendly service
Spotted: Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora-Khan, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Kunal Kapoor, Shruti Hassan
Where: Rose Minar Annexe, 87, Chapel Road, Bandra (West)
What we love:The lively conversations, healthy food, great selection of wines
Spotted: Tabu, Anoushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Ekta Kapoor
Where: Clifton Trishul Co-op Housing Society Ltd., Oshiwara Village, off Link Road, Andheri (West)
What we love: Go for their authentic Chinese and Thai food
Spotted: Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
Where: Rd Number 2, Gandhi Nagar, Bandra East
What we love:Elegant and very English interiors, the dining area gives a classy and private feel
Spotted: Kareena Kapoor, Karan Johar, Mohammed Azharuddin
Where: Carter Rd, Shirley, Pali Hill