In a delightful fusion of two beloved worlds, cricket and bollywood, several famous personalities have ventured into the culinary realm by owning their own restaurants. These establishments not only offer exquisite dining experiences but also reflect the unique personalities and passions of their owners. Let’s embark on a flavorful journey as we explore some of the renowned restaurants owned by famous cricketers and bollywood celebrities and provide a mini review of each place.
Bastian, Mumbai (Owned by Shilpa Shetty)
Bastian is a high end restaurant owned by Shila Shetty. It has luxurious interiors ,from huge modern chandeliers, vaulted ceiling, wooden accents and furniture to beige dominating the colour scheme of the space, every aspect of the interiors look regal. It is located in Mumbai’s Worli. Often frequented by celebrities and known for its take on American comfort fare and decadent Sunday brunches, Bastian has grown to be a crowd favourite since it launched in 2016. The casual-chic vibe extends to the menu with signatures like the Butter-Poached Lobster; Mud Crabs, Breakfast Tacos, Vegan Bagels, and a dessert menu dedicated to cheesecakes.
Nueva, Delhi (Owned by Virat Kohli):
Nueva, owned by Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is a culinary gem in the heart of Delhi. This upscale restaurant showcases the best of Latin American cuisine with a contemporary twist. The menu features an array of flavorful dishes inspired by Peruvian, Mexican, and Argentinean culinary traditions. From ceviche and empanadas to grilled meats and decadent desserts, Nueva offers a memorable dining experience. The elegant decor, soothing music, and impeccable service add to the overall charm of this celebrity-owned restaurant. It also has a curated menu of lip-smacking cocktails (and mocktails) that are perfect to accompany all that delicious food. Kick-start your party with a fruity Sangria or ask the bartender to make you a customised cocktail that suits your palate.
Dragonfly restaurant, Delhi (Owned by Badshah)
Dragonfly, Nestled in Worldmark 1, Aerocity, is a high energy restaurant and bar that serves an exquisite multi-cuisine menu and some grand vibes. Dragonfly Creates an elite dining and party experience by offering plush vibes for an exquisite party or clubbing affair. With glitzy and modernized interiors, the Dragonfly Experience is legit one of the best places in Delhi for a date or for a cocktail party. Their signature cocktails are a must-try like the Ginko and Shinigami. Dragonfly offers a blend of Asian and European fusion dishes, modified to suit the Indian palate, while ensuring that the authentic flavor is not lost .You can try their Crispy Mock Meat, Crab Claws and Char Siu Pork Bao.
The Yellow Chilli, (Owned by Sanjeev Kapoor)
A range of exotic and authentic Indian dishes are brought to you by Sanjeev Kapoor at this restaurant chain that is sure to delight all the foodies out there! The first Yellow Chilli was launched in 2001, and today there are around 80 (functional and upcoming included) outlets spread across India and abroad too. With a variety of dishes specially designed by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, the Yellow Chilli provides a veritable gastronomic tour of India with destinations that showcase the quintessential dishes of each region, with exotic picks from the regions of Punjab and the Mughal Era. Some recipes like Shaam Savera (signature style spinach koftas filled with creamed cottage cheese and served floating on a velvety tomato butter gravy) and Puran Singh da Tariwala Murgh (chicken gravy – from a dhaba on the famous Delhi-Ambala Road) are classic Indian dishes given a contemporary twist
Nuema, Mumbai (Owned by Karan Johar):
Karan Johar, recently launched Neuma, a contemporary, modern European restaurant designed by Ashiesh Shah in Colaba, Mumbai. The place aims to bring stylish yet relaxed fine dining back to one of South Mumbai’s most coveted locations. The dappled, white-graveled Garden Cafe is a lovely place to get breakfast in nice weather, under fronds, alongside flower boxes, and a fountain. Just inside, is an oakwood-and-white Sun Porch. The Neuma menu is a take on traditional European cuisine with modern plating.. They also feature a vegan menu created by renowned Chef Rishim Sachdeva, The menu focuses on local ingredients sourced directly from farms, offering fresh and wholesome flavors, The dishes are technique-heavy,. Indulge in delicacies such as Sticky Soy, Purple Sweet Potatoes, Crackers, Watermelon Radish, Caramelised Celeriac Croquettes, Remoulade, Poached Salmon and more.
The culinary world is not only influenced by talented chefs but also by famous cricketers and Bollywood celebrities who bring their unique flair to the restaurant industry. From the Latin American delights of Nueva, to the authentic Indian flavors of The Yellow Chilli .These celebrity-owned restaurants offer a fusion of delights and a glimpse into the passions of their esteemed owners. So, next time you’re in the vicinity of one of these establishments, step in to savor the delicious creations, soak in the ambiance, and experience the magic created by these famous personalities-turned-restaurateurs.