What you see - Firangi Paani, which is a part of the BJN Group of Companies, situated in Mumbai’s hip suburb Bandra has a flamboyant British pub look and feel. Large kegs have been innovatively turned into tables. Leather upholstered chairs, lots of polished wood, antiques imported from England and an exquisitely crafted ship right in the middle of the bar recreate a perfectly colonial ambience. From lighting to the decor, there is an old world charm to this place that makes it very inviting.
What you get - Firangi Paani which is a multi-cuisine full-service restaurant has the tendency to lean towards western food. The bar serves an eclectic mix of cocktails, including a variety of martinis, daiquiris and margaritas. The Polynesian cocktails are to die for. Besides its signature cocktails, Firangi Paani also serves a wide range of beers, scotches, wines and liqueurs.
There is also a variety of multi-cuisine finger food to go with your tipple. You can choose from treats such as Tibetan chicken momos, fish and chips, hummus and pita bread, kathi rolls, spaghetti and falafel. The chilly chicken and grilled mushroom is nothing to write home about and as far as the paneer is concerned you’ll be lucky to get some. Unfortunately, not too much on the menu for veggies.
There’s some great retro foot tapping DJ music to put you in the mood and the pub hosts karaoke nights as well. It sure can get a bit loud, but then, when was that a problem?
Firangi Paani also celebrates Ladies Nights every Monday and Wednesday between 6 and 10 PM, where select drinks and starters are free for ladies! Happy Hours are offered from Tuesday to Sunday between 6 and 8.30 PM. Happy Hours used to earlier see an influx of the young and happening but sadly its popularity has been diminishing over time.
Our verdict - Firangi Paani is a nice place to try for a change. There are not enough seats so you may have to wait for a while. With prices soaring high and food that is plain average, you might want to check other places in Bandra, which is replete with restaurants.
This upmarket pub can definitely pick itself up from where it is by putting some thought and effort into revising its overpriced bar and food menus and injecting new energy into the place with bar and music festivals.
What you pay for a meal for two – Rs. 1000 - 1500
Anytime between - 6 PM – 1.30 AM