Kolkata (Calcutta)

Restaurants

Top ChoiceFusion in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Corner Courtyard

This reincarnated 1904 mansion has had its walls artistically splattered with doorknobs, locks and old books, complementing its stylish distressed-look decor. The menu is creative, imaginative and designed to...

Top ChoiceBengali in Kolkata (Calcutta)

6 Ballygunge Place

Housed in a superbly renovated mid-20th-century mansion, this top-notch restaurant serves some of the best Bengali fare in town. If you're confused about the ingredients, spices and gravies, skip the menu and hit...

Top ChoiceItalian in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Fire and Ice

Founded and directed by an Italian lady from Naples, Fire and Ice's waiters bring forth real Italian (al dente!) pastas and Kolkata’s best thin-crust pizzas. Old film posters give character to the spacious dining...

Top ChoiceSouth Indian in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tamarind

This unpretentious restaurant on one of South Kolkata's main thoroughfares serves a melange of traditional and improvised dishes curated from Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Dishes like Coorgi mutton fry,...

Top ChoiceMughlai in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Arsalan

Consistently popular with locals, this central branch of Kolkata's best biryani house is high ceilinged and attractively modern without being fashion-conscious. The main attractions are the celebrated biryanis –...

Top ChoiceBengali in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kewpies

Kewpie's is a Kolkata gastronomic institution, and dining here feels like a lavish dinner party in a gently old-fashioned home. Reared to perfection by a speciality Bengali chef, this place serves impeccably...

Top ChoiceChinese in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Yauatcha

Yauatcha has garnered a solid reputation in town for serving Chinese food of the fine-dining variety. There's a vast range of delicious dumplings on the menu, featuring truffle, edamame, scallop and poached...

Bengali in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Aaheli

Top-notch Bengali cuisine comes to you in traditional brassware amid stylish surroundings at this premium restaurant. The dishes feature authentic flavours from both West Bengal and Bangladesh, and include rare...

European in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Salt House

This stylish new restaurant puts together a delicious menu of European classics (ravioli, risotto, shepherd's pies, and fish and chips, to name a few), often finishing them with a touch of unique local...

Bengali in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Oh! Calcutta

Situated within a shopping mall, the shutter-edged mirror ‘windows’, bookshelves, paintings and B&W photographs create a casually upmarket feel for enjoying some of the city's best Bengali-fusion food. The...

South Indian in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Banana Leaf

Among the best South Indian restaurants in town. The classic dosa, a paper-thin rice-batter crêpe – layered with ingredients such as cottage cheese and spicy powders and served with a filling of potato curry –...

Fast Food in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Gupta Brothers

This iconic institution has consistently treated generations of Kolkata foodies to a delicious repertoire of breakfast and evening snacks such as crispy dosas, steamed dhoklas made from lentil batter, deep-fried...

Chinese in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Manthan & Songhai

This popular address has two restaurants in one location, with a single kitchen turning out good (if not really gourmet) Chinese food. The upstairs seating of Manthan, the cheapest option, could use some artworks...

Street Food in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Dacres Lane

A series of food stalls selling a unique combination of creole cuisine is interspersed by a few somewhat-dodgy bar-restaurants, whose fairy lights add some warmth to the narrow and dingy lane. Choose from...

Mughlai in Kolkata (Calcutta)

New Aliah Hotel

This central business district eatery has long been a favourite with journalists and bureaucrats, who congregate here at mealtimes to tuck away hearty portions of biryani, rezala (mutton stew in a light yoghurt...

Bengali in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Siddheshwari Ashram

For a really local and inexpensive experience, venture into this archetypal old-fashioned eating house serving excellent Bengali food eaten with the (right) hand at old stone-topped tables. Women are rare, some...

Multicuisine in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Mocambo

Mocambo dates back to 1956, but with old-fashioned seats in scalloped red leather, it feels more like a mood-lit 1970s steakhouse. A very loyal following comes regularly for its mixed grills, devilled crabs, fish...

Multicuisine in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Peter Cat

This phenomenally popular Kolkata institution is best known for its Iranian-style chelo kebabs (barbequed fingers of spiced, minced meat on buttered rice). Other dishes such as the tandoori mixed grill and the...

Bengali in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Bhojohori Manna

Each Bhojohori Manna branch in town feels very different, but all feature good-quality Bengali food at sensible prices. The branch on Hindustan Rd is comparatively spacious, decorated with tribal implements, and...

Seafood in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Santa's Fantasea

This modest operation in a tiny South Kolkata lane serves a brilliant range of seafood such as crab, tuna, pomfret and mackerel. But the hidden ace up its sleeve is a range of yummy local tribal cuisine, such as...