India's biggest and oldest major museum celebrated its bicentenary in February 2014. It's mostly a loveably old-fashioned place that...
Marked by a distinctive red-brick clocktower , this enormous warren of market halls dates originally from 1874 but was substantially...
Best known for their Sundarban mangrove trips, the inspiring 'brothers' at Backpackers also offer innovative city tours on the back of a...
Classic old-style bar with double-height ceilings and long whirring fans.
Blue Sky Cafe
Wise-cracking staff serve up a vast selection of reliable traveller standbys including (great old-style banana pancakes) at long glass...
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Although offering inventive gourmet-standard cuisine, prices are sensible and the atmosphere relaxed yet very special. The name references the start of Italy's Baroque period, but the decor prefers an early 20th-century sense of retro with low-wattage filament lamps and Charlie Chaplin era movies playing on designer-stark walls beside the six-stooled cocktail bar that takes centre stage.
Creative skewer snacks arrive in Chemistry-lab beakers, flavour packed 'skinny pizza' starters perch on long thin slabs of slate, and scrumptious herb-seared cottage cheese is served on lemon potatoes with a pepper coulis so good you'll want to lick the plate.