Coast & Bloom has just opened its doors in Mumbai, offering a celebration of coastal cuisine from around the globe, spanning regions such as Kokan and California to Malabar and Amalfi.
Founded by Mitra Walke, Coast & Bloom is a restaurant that stands firmly on the pillars of authenticity, hygiene, transparency, and local empowerment. These values serve as its cornerstone, and driven by a profound commitment to preserving the authenticity of traditional recipes, the establishment was born with the aspiration to share the rich tapestry of coastal cuisine on a global scale, presenting a delightful array of coastal delicacies from various regions.
Coast & Bloom unveils an enchanting and versatile venue that immerses its guests in the allure of coastal charm, meticulously crafted by Nishant Umesh Desai, the creative director of Umesh Desai and Associates. This coastal journey commences well before patrons step foot inside the restaurant. The exterior is adorned with expansive full-sized metal panel windows, seamlessly bridging the indoors with the outdoors. Distressed texture paint and bespoke wall lamps, reminiscent of coastal aesthetics, create a captivating ambiance, setting the stage for the forthcoming experience.
Upon entering, the door reveals a sprawling 110-seat space that encompasses the bar, private dining room, and smoking area. Each element, from the suspended fabric installations to the wooden-beamed ceilings, soft-textured surfaces, handcrafted jute chandeliers, and stone-textured walls, is the handiwork of coastal artisans, carefully curated to evoke the tranquility of the seashore. The expansive private dining room features adaptable sliding partitions, perfect for various gatherings, and showcases an ocean-inspired mural on one wall. Jute-adorned screens at the entrance lend an air of drama and intrigue.
The pièce de résistance is the boat-shaped dome ceiling, adorned with cane and alabaster lights, paying homage to maritime heritage and cultural essence, suffusing the space with a welcoming and warm glow.
Chef Prasad Parab has carefully crafted the menu at Coast & Bloom, aligning with the restaurant’s vision. The menu offers meticulously curated dishes sourced from coastlines around the world, catering to a wide range of tastes, from traditional favorites to contemporary creations.