In November 2018 the Soho House family welcomed its newest member, Soho House Mumbai. Set in a 10-storey building in Juhu, Soho House Mumbai is a celebration of India. From the ingredients used in the menu to the incredibly detailed decor and soft furnishings, this private members club embraces Indian culture, food and craftsmanship. And it further cements Mumbai as the place to see and be seen in. Let’s take a look around…
Offering 38 bedrooms, a floor of members’ space, a gym, rooftop pool and bar, and a 34-seat screening room, Soho House Mumbai serves as a place to work, eat, drink and relax in the city. The design of the house was led by Nick Jones and director of Soho House Design, Linda Boronkay, who chose to fill the space with locally sourced furniture, Indian antiques and colourful block printed fabrics from Rajasthan.
The 38 bedrooms, which range in size from small to big with two playroom suites, have each been individually designed. They feature eco-friendly sisal carpet, antique timber and bone inlay furniture. In a nod to the local surroundings, the lampshades have been created from antique sari fabrics found in nearby markets, and the bathrooms have Indian-inspired coloured cement tiling.
The eighth floor is the main members’ space and features high ceilings, cut-glass chandeliers and antique teak flooring. The designers have expertly mixed antique furniture with pieces by Soho House Design on either side of the bar to create a look that is full of character. The menu, which uses locally sourced ingredients, offers members the Soho House favourites they know and love, alongside Indian-inspired dishes made with spices and local flavours.
In the outdoor space of the rooftop bar and restaurant you’ll find traditional Indian cement tiles, walls clad in reclaimed sleeper wood and retractable awnings overhead. The colourful marble-top bar faces out over the sea, with terrazzo tables, locally produced cane furniture and a relaxed seating area.
On the first floor is the screening room, which boasts 32 armchairs made in mohair and Rajasthani hand printed block fabrics. The room is completed with footstools, side tables and a menu with drinks and snacks that can be ordered for the film.
The ground floor of the house is open to the public. Cecconi’s Mumbai is on the beach side, with a large outdoor terrace that overlooks the sea. A modern yet classic Italian restaurant, it serves Northern Italian dishes such as cicchetti pasta, seasonal vegetables and salads as well as Cecconi’s favourites; spaghetti lobster, crab ravioli and Italian meatballs.
The Allis, a lounge and bar that is also open to the public, features white panelling with a reclaimed timber herringbone floor, Indian textiles and handmade rugs. Vintage rattan furniture, Jaipur green marble bar tops with panels of bold printed fabric and patterned ceramic tiles fill the space, which will be open from morning to night.
The art collection featured throughout Soho House Mumbai is made up of over 200 works, of which 80% are by artists either from, or are based in South East Asia. Within this impressive collection you’ll find a large installation by Subodh Gupta and key works by Bharti Kher, Thukral and Tagra, and many more significant Indian contemporary artists.