#MumbaiList: Enjoy Poolside Brunches As Mumbai Bids Adieu To Summer

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Summer is at its peak and Mumbaikars have begun praying for some rainy redemption. Sadly, the weather Gods aren’t about to come to our rescue any time soon. So we’re stuck fending for ourselves; taking at least 3 cold showers in the day, spending as much time as we can in front of the A.C. ducts and drinking more chilled beverages that we should be. But the best way to beat the heat, is to hit the swimming pool! Instead of just heading to the nearest sports club, we recommend swimming in style at these pool-side brunches.

Barrio's Boozy Brunch
Barrio’s Boozy Brunch

Boozy Brunch at Barrio’s (Versova)
We recently reviewed Barrio’s and were quite pleased with the place. Now they’ve pleased us even more with this sweet deal; a Sunday brunch that involves free flowing chilled cocktails, lots of finger food, a buffet spread and a complementary dip in the pool. What’s even better is that you’ll be entertained by a live music act every Sunday! Being outdoors Barrio isn’t the most comfortable place for a midday meal in this hot weather, so it seems only fair that they allow you to cool off in the pool while you go a-brunching. If you’re in the mood to drink, then you’re in luck, because their mimosas and sangrias are quite good!
Damages: For Rs.1200 (without alcohol) or Rs.1500 (including alcohol)

Pool Side Patio at Ramada Plaza
Pool Side Patio at Ramada Plaza

Lunch and Swim at Ramada Plaza Palm Grove (Juhu)
One of the big ironies of Mumbai is that we go to sea-side five star properties to swim, but the sea itself is off limits. (I’ll leave this rant for later.) Ramada Plaza actually does have a system of membership which allows you to use the pool daily. However, if you want a one-off splash, their Sunday lunch deal is quite nice. A buffet is served between 1 and 3 p.m. and guests are allowed a complementary dip in the pool. The deal doesn’t include any alcoholic beverages, but they keep the soft drinks flowing. The place is ideal for families, especially since children get a discounted rate.
Damages: Rs.1291 for adults and Rs.851 for kids

Poolside, at the Hyatt Regency
Poolside, at the Hyatt Regency

Family lunch and Swim at the Hyatt Regency (Andheri East)
Just like Ramada, Hyatt caters to families with kids. They have live cooking stations where you can indulge in delectable Asian or Indian food, or the open grill, which all goes down which well with a nice glass of sparkling wine which is a part of the package. Kids and adults can enjoy using the pool all the way till 5 p.m. There’s much more entertainment for kids; an arts and crafts section, a game zone, tattoo and nail art and a movie zone. You can be sure your kids are kept entertained while you focus on relaxing!
Damages: Rs.1600 + taxes with alcohol and Rs.1950 + taxes with alcohol.

Sangrias at C'est La Vie
Sangrias at C’est La Vie

Sunday Brunch at C’est La Vie (Bandra)
It’s hard to spot this club/eatery, which is quite literally stuffed into a little corner near Nature’s Basket on Hill Road. From the outside you wouldn’t imagine that it even has a nice pool, protected from the harsh sun and all that frenzied Bandra noise. Every Sunday, C’est La Vie hosts a brunch which is quite great for the whole family or a gang of friends. They serve a nice selection of salads, starters, sandwiches, mains and desserts, which go down pretty well with some sangria, cosmos and other cocktails.  The brunch is quite popular so you should make a reservation (call 61322222) if you’re going in a big group.
Damages: Without alcohol the brunch costs Rs.1200, and with alcohol Rs.1800. (plus taxes)

The inviting pool at Sun'n'Sand, Juhu
The inviting pool at Sun’n’Sand, Juhu

Sunday Brunch at Aqua, Sun’n’Sand (Juhu)
As the name suggests, this 24 hour coffee shop, Aqua is all about creating a cool dining experience. They serve a sumptuous multi-cuisine lunch buffet, which you can have with a variety of chilled alcoholic or virgin cocktails and juices. The menu changes every week, so you won’t get bored even if you make this brunch a weekly affair. They even promise a variety of 20 different dessert options! You can work up an appetite for all this food by taking a nice long swim before you sit down to feast.
Damages: Rs.1771 without alcohol and Rs.1897 with alcohol. (taxes included)

Now stop grumbling about the summer, we’ve given you a super cool way to beat the heat. Even the Mumbai summer has a silver lining!

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Salonee Gadgil

Salonee Gadgil
I'll chat with my imaginary pet dog and perfect a handstand while the rest of you act like grown ups.
  • Ashish Deshpande

    are koi sasta option nahi mila tum logon ko?