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The Grub Fest Mumbai, 2016

Time has come to get your baggy duo of pants out. India’s biggest food fest “The Grub Fest” is on its way to unveil its debut appearance in Mumbai. If its been quite long that you didn’t lick your finger chasing the lip-smacking leftovers, this is something for you. After experiencing an overwhelming response in Delhi-NCR and Pune, the people of Mayanagri Mumbai are gearing up to feel the heat of Grub Fest for the first time this winter. The three-day premier food event is going to unveil its first edition ever in Mumbai on December 23rd, which will be continued till 25th December. With a blend of music and delectable food, this time Mumbai Grub Fest is going to make your Christmas Eve more stirring.

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The Grub Fest is considered amongst the biggest food fiesta in India with some finest eateries representing their hallmark delicacies. The flavour of this fest turns more luscious when joined by some electrifying musical showcases. So you can say, at this event you get a chance to get your stomach jam-packed and blaze the calories at the same time. Here music and food goes hand-in-hand.

With an expected footfall of 3 lakhs foodies across the country and 250 plus eateries, this fest became one of the much awaited gastronomic events in India. The greatest food fest has something for everyone who comes here to gobble and reveal some of the undisclosed recipes from country’s expert chefs. Keeping in mind the ongoing shopping trend, the organiser has selected Kurla’s Phoenix Market City as the event venue, which is quite popular for dining, shopping and fun. Adding a variety of flavour to this food event, many new restaurants will join the older ones displaying their signature cuisines. Spectators can also flock the Grub Theatre, which will be an eminent platform for the chefs to exhibit their array of cuisines, recipes and relevant techniques.

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One of the prime attractions of this fest going to be the Grub Market from where you can purchase some of the gourmet products to be sold by various prominent brands like Odyssey India and Raw Pressery. In addition to some of the tangy cuisines, you will also get to taste some delectable desserts like cupcakes, ice-creams, homemade jams, cookies, dips, biscuits, sauces and gelato.

Presence of some sublime live performances by local artists will plunge you to a different level of magnetism. So this week if you are still perplexed and searching some useful outing options, try Mubai Grub Fest without a second thought.

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Before you rush to Phoenix Market City, following are some essential pointers that you must count on:

  • Don’t forget to carry your valid ID proof at the event. Falling short of which may restrict your entry.
  • People in an intoxicated state will not be allowed to enter the venue.
  • You are not allowed to carry any fatal weapons, laser devices, instruments and helmets in the show.
  • In any which case the event organiser or sponsors will not be liable for any mishaps or injury during the event. Occurrence of any such instances will be taken care of by Mumbai courts.
THE GRUB FEST 2016
Event Name The Grub Fest
Event Category Food
Date 23rd, 24th and 25th December 2016
Time 12PM onwards
City Mumbai
Venue Phoenix Market City, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Kamani, Kurla West, Kurla, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070, India
Main Attractions 250 plus eateries, live music performances, splendid food collections from talented Chefs, Grub Market and many more.
Sponsors Presented by Maruti Suzuki and powered by YES BANK

How to reach:

Local trains being the life of Mumbai, the venue is well-connected to various parts of the city. The nearest station for local train commuters is Kurla (Harbour line). From Kurla Station the venue is merely 5Kms away, which can easily be covered by taxi or auto-rickshaw.

If you are travelling by bus, you will get many buses run under Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation that will take you to Kurla station. Some of the buses that pass through Kurla station are 192, 218, 310,313, 318, 320 etc.

However, if you are travelling from any other states, you can reach Mumbai by train or flight. The main railway station in Mumbai is Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, which connects Mumbai to other major cities of India. From railway station you will get many taxis and cabs to reach the event venue.  Some of the key trains to reach Mumbai are:

  • Bhusaval surat Mumbai Central Passenger
  • New Delhi Mumbai Rajdhani
  • Bct Duronto Express
  • Jaipur Mumbai Central Superfast
  • Indore Duronto
  • Porbandar Saurashtra Express
  • Indore Avantika Express

For air travellers, the prime airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which is around 11 Kms away from Phoenix Market City. From there you can hire a cab or taxi that will drop you to the destination.

Places to Stay

Being the financial capital of India and the hub of celebrities, Mumbai has ample of staying options for the visitors. Mumbai is known for its expensive lifestyle, so some of the accommodations you may find bit pricey. Therefore, few budget hotels are listed here for your convenience:

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#Hotel Kohinoor Elite

Address: Kohinoor City, Near International Mumbai Airport,

Kirol Road, Off. LBS Road, Kurla West,

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070

Phone: 022 3969 8130

Charges: Rs.4, 063 (approximately)

#Hotel Golden Palace Pvt Ltd

Address: Near Phoenix Market City, 156/9,

Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg,

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070

Phone: 022 2514 5127

Charges: Rs. 2,680 (approximately)

#LA Hotel Metro

Address: Near BKC, Opp Kurla Garden,

Kurla West, Mumbai,

Maharashtra 400070

Phone: 022 2650 0472

Charges: Rs.3, 428 (approximately)

#Hotel Royal Residency (kurla West)

Address: Hallow Pul, Kurla,

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070

Phone: 098198 90840

Charges: Rs.2, 648 (approximately)

Having done with the Grub Fest, you can also move towards some of the amazing restaurants located near Phoenix Market City. Here are few restaurants that you must visit to try some appetizing foodstuffs:

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#Rainforest Resto-Bar

Address: Phoenix Market City, Kurla

3, Phoenix Market City, LBS Road, Kurla, Mumbai

Attractions: Chinese, North Indian, Italian, Seafood

Charges: ₹1,800 (for two)

Timings: 12 Noon to 1 AM (Mon-Sun)

#Poush – Essence of Kashmir

Address: S-25, 2nd Floor, Phoenix Market City, LBS Road, Kurla, Mumbai

Attractions: Kashmiri, North Indian

Charges: ₹1,500 (for two)

Timings: 12:30 AM to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM (Mon-Fri)

#Barbeque Nation

Address: Phoenix Market City, Kurla, 2nd Floor, Phoenix Paragon Plaza, Kurla, Mumbai

Attractions: Chinese, North Indian, Mediterranean, Continental

Charges: ₹1,600 (for two)

Timings: 12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight (Mon-Sun)

Well nothing could be as happening as visiting a nearby church on the eve of Christmas. If you happen to be a part of this mega fest on the last day i.e. on December 25th, try to visit some of the adjoining churches. The following are some of the churches that you can spend your Christmas evening with:

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1. Holy Cross Church, Kurla

Address: Fr. Peter Pereira Road, Opp.

Kohinoor City, Kurla West,

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400070

2. Bethesda Gospel Mission Church

Chawl No 5, Room No 1, Sadan Wadi,

Lake Road, Bhandup West,

Opposite Bhandup Police Station

Mumbai – 400078,

3. Our Lady Of Fatima Church

Vidya Vihar West,

Mumbai – 400086, Opposite Kirol Village

So, this winter gear up to witness a powerhouse event filled with food, music and fiesta.

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