. Eating

Click on the name of the restaurants below and let Busybee take you to the finest of restaurants in town.

A wok for Pan Asian cuisine : 'Wok' as in a hemispherical frying-pan used in Oriental cooking. That by itself should give you an idea of what amazing things the Taj has done with that dreary old Rangoli at Vijaya Mehta's NCPA at Nariman Point.

TASTEBUD REVELRY AT CHURCHGATE : If there's one more reason to have a power lunch at Churchgate, it's thanks to the Cambattas and their new restaurant 'Starters and More' in the Eros cinema building.'

From Mumbai to Mangalore : THE President, now a mainline hotel of the Taj group, presents a range of cuisines, Italian, Mexican, Thai, all in independent restaurants, with appropriate ambience and authentic food.

A Perfect 10 at the Oriental Odyssey : The Oriental Odyssey in Meadows Street, Fort, offers sumptuous Chinese and other Far Eastern food.

Have your afternoon cuppa at the Tea Centre : Apart from some outstanding Darjeeling and Nilgiri teas, pure and unadulterated like the mountain air, the renovated Tea Centre at Churchgate serves some interesting food items, including apple tarts and pecan pies at Rs. 25 per slice.

Coffee Tales From Mysore : Several regulars drop into The Mysore Cafe for their daily dose of filter coffee

Viva Mexico: The little Mexican restaurant in Bandra, off Turner Road, where the food is Tex-Mex, the customers all ages,

Vinay Health Home: Vinay Health Home, the usal pau-patal bhaji restaurant in busy Fanaswadi, visited by everybody from Harshad Mehta to Dilip Vengsarkar and from where parcels are sent to Sharad Pawar and the state cabinet.

Lazeez: A lovely little restaurant of baida rotis and bheja rolls on the Heera Panna promenade at Haji Ali.

Orchids: The Orchid, India's first ecotel is the new five-star hotel (sorry, ecotel) outside Santa Cruz airport and behind the Centaur.

Three Flights Up: The world's longest and tastiest buffet at Three Flights Up

Mainland China: Chinese with a difference

Little Italy: To dine at Little Italy in Juhu is like dining in Rome or Milan.

Purohit's: Blessed are Purohit's thalis

Geoffrey's, the Pub: A very English place for an ideal pub grub

Mirch Masala: North Indian meats, Malabar curries, Bengali seafood at Linking Road's Mirch Masala.

New Yorker Restaurant: Mumbai's only bona fide pizzeria

Shamiana: Akbarally celebrates 100 years, India 50, Shamiana 25.

Sheriff, the Mexican Restaurant: Enter the magic world of 'High Noon' and 'Destry Rides Again'

Goa Portugesa: Whiff and flavour of Goa

Oye-Chi: Oriental seafood at its best

Persian Darbar: FOR raan, the leg of a goat, you can't do better in this city than go to the Persian Darbar at Byculla, opposite Palace Cinema, under the flyover.

Panchvati Gaurav: The khatti-meethi Gujarati-Marwari thali restaurant.