Below are a few links to places that you might find useful as a pregnant lady or new mum in Mumbai. If you have been somewhere or used something that you would like to recommend, please get in touch.
I have started with listing Hospitals & Child/Baby friendly Restaurants – Let me know what else you’d like to know about.
HOSPITALS AND BIRTHING UNITS
L.H Hiranadani – Powai
We used Dr Rakhee Sahu and would recommend this hospital for those living in Powai. It’s modern, clean and professional. They did not allow my husband into the operating theatre for our birth though, so perhaps check these things out in the beginning
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital – Andheri
Dr Shantala Vadeyar delivered our daughter by caserean section and I can’t recommend her and her team enough. The best care we could have hoped for. If I do it all again in Mumbai, Dr Shantala will be our first port of call.
Seven Hills Hospital – Andheri East
I don’t have first hand experience of this hospital but friends used Seven Hills for their first trimester. The hospital is modern and clean, but they found the doctor to be a bit old fashioned with advice. They have now moved to Dr Shantala at Ambani Hospital!
Breach Candy Hospital
I don’t have first hand experience of this hospital but many of my friends have used Breach Candy. The general consensus is that it’s a little bit run down and backward.
Lina and Nning are synonymous with giving birth in this city. My recommendation would be to make them your first port of call before making any decisions about which hospital or which type of birth!
This is a great resource for alternative places to have your baby, birthing units, maternity homes etc. It also has lots of reading material and resources
CHILD FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
Indigo Deli – Bandra
Great food, and the staff are very helpful with making room for the pram and carrying up and down the steps. There are often families dining in the day and I have taken the baby at night time too, when she’s been sleeping in the pram. Always felt very welcome.
Basilico – Bandra
Basic cafe food and cakes and milkshakes. Outside area is spacious and inside area has room for prams too. Staff were helpful bringing hot water for milk bottles and if you go early on a Saturday morning (10.30am/11am) you’ll have the whole place to yourself!
Suzette – Bandra
Delicious crepes but a very cramped cafe. We took our baby in the baby carrier as there would be no room for a pram. Staff were helpful though.
Mia Cucina – Bandra / Powai
I have been to Mia Cucina when my nephews (aged 3-7 years) were in town visiting. The menu is great for kids and the staff were helpful too. The Powai one would probably have space for prams in the daytime. But it can get busy at nighttime.
SOAM – Chowpatty
Delicious vegitarian Indian food. Not enough room for prams but we took two babies in their car seats and that worked brilliantly.
Sanchos – Bandra
Great Mexican food (and margaritas!) and some tables have enough room for prams. Best to go early.
Yoga House – Bandra
Light healthy snacks and quite cramped, but the staff are super helpful. A pram can fit inside, but if you are dining outside, best to take a baby carrier or car seat.
Pali Village Cafe – Bandra
Delicious western (mostly French and Italian) food and good wine. No beer. A little tight for prams, especially in the evening. But staff will make room for a car seat.
Pali Bhavan – Bandra
Owned by the same people as Pali Village Cafe. Delicious Indian food, especially the Alepy Fish Curry. Staff are very helpful with prams. Again quite cramped so best to go early.
BBQ Nation – Bandra
Delicious BBQ skewers cooked at your table. They do a Sunday Brunch (non veg – Rs709 not including drinks). Includes a curry buffet too. Excellent service. Ask for a sofa and then baby can sleep!
Grand Hyatt Cafe – Santa Cruz East
A great open lounge area where older children can run around. Staff are very accommodating.
BRUNCHES – Most brunches are baby friendly. We have been to Oberoi and JW Marriot, both have plenty of space.