Since the '90s, many of Mumbai's abandoned cotton mills have been acquired and redeveloped to make way for large commercial projects to modernize the city. The Tasting Room, a tastefully designed European-style bistro and wine bar, is one such result of the trend to replace manufacturing spaces with entertainment places. That said, look around and you'll find evidence of The Tasting Room's industrial past; lofty ceilings, exposed pipes, and unfinished walls are all juxtaposed against delicate home furnishings from Good Earth (which are all for sale, by the way), splashes of color and delicious food to create a very urban atmosphere.
Highly animated and lively conversations at The Tasting Room are probably induced by bottomless sangria deals. The food is generally fantastic, with the basa, steak, and pastas always scoring high marks. P.S. Before heading upstairs for some F&B, browse the ground floor CMYK Bookstore for illustrated books dedicated to art and design.
Meeting point: Inside The Tasting Room by the greeter's table. To get there by cab, tell the driver to take you to Raghuvanshi Mills on Tulsi Pipe Road in Lower Parel. The entrance to the mill is easy to miss so when you see the store Oma on the left, get ready to make the turn in. If you reach the famous Phoenix Mills on the left, you've gone too far and will have to make a U-turn. Once in the compound, ask the cabbie to head towards the exit towards Good Earth.
Leaders, The Tasting Room is open from 12pm to 3:30pm for lunch and 7:30pm to 11:45pm for dinner.