Restaurants

Top Choice Bengali in Kolkata

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 th…
Top Choice Italian in Kolkata

Fire and Ice

Founded and directed by an Italian lady from Naples, Fire and Ice's waiters bring forth real Italian-style pastas and Kolkata’s best thin-crust pizzas. Old film posters give character to the spacious dining room set…
Top Choice Fusion in Kolkata

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 please…
Top Choice South Indian in Kolkata

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 such as Coorgi mutton fry, Chett…
Top Choice Mughlai in Kolkata

Arsalan

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

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 traditi…
European in Kolkata

1658

Offering premium and inventive gourmet cuisine, this restaurant is relaxed yet very stylish. The name references the start of Italy's baroque period, but the decor is early 20th-century retro, with low-wattage filam…
Bengali in Kolkata

Bhoj Company

Excellent, inexpensive Bengali food comes to your table in this tiny restaurant, where colourful naive art sets off white walls inset with little terracotta-statuette niches. A deliciously safe bet here is the rui k…
Street Food in Kolkata

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 quick-and-…
Gastronomy in Kolkata

Monkey Bar

A fancy new entrant in Kolkata's fine dining scene, this upscale eatery tosses up an imaginative range of fusion and experimental delicacies within its grunge-modern environs. Take your pick from items such as five-…