Best restaurants in West Bengal

  • Restaurants in Shantiniketan

    Rustic Flavours

    Mitali Homestay's garden restaurant gives everyone the chance to enjoy the wonderful home-style cooking of hostess Sukanya Ray. Her Bengali meals are a delicious journey through a gamut of flavours and textures, and she can do other Indian, Continental, Thai, Chinese or Middle Eastern cuisines with equal talent. Call a day ahead to book and choose what kind of meal you'd like.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Darjeeling

    Glenary’s

    Popular Glenary's sits above the famous bakery-cafe of the same name and is a classy Darjeeling staple. Of note are the Continental and Chinese dishes and the tandoori specials; try the beef steak or roast pork or the tasty baked-cheese macaroni. Linen tablecloths, white-and-gold decor and plenty of tables with a view enhance the elegant experience.

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Windamere Hotel

    The authentic afternoon-tea experience at Windamere Hotel is a joy for aficionados of things colonial, with crustless cucumber and tuna sandwiches, shortcake, scones with jam and (albeit synthetic) cream, and brews from the well-reputed Castleton estate, all to be enjoyed while seated on chintz sofas. You need to book in advance and will probably be required to provide a cash advance or bank card details.

  • Restaurants in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri

    Amber

    Trusted and air-conditioned Amber, attached to Hotel Saluja Residency, serves mouthwatering dishes, including fluffy naans, lip-smacking curries, tender meat dishes and subtly flavoured biryanis that go down extremely well with the city's food lovers. Plenty of alcoholic drinks too; evenings are especially buzzy here. It's 1.5km south of the Central Bus Terminus.

  • Restaurants in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri

    Around the Corner

    Around The Corner does Western food as well as any restaurant north of Kolkata. The pasta is European-standard, or you could go for pork steaks, fish and chips, burgers, grilled prawns or apple pie with ice cream. With 10 tables, low lighting and Western rock music, it's also a place you can just come for a drink (beer from ₹150).

  • Restaurants in Shantiniketan

    Ghare Baire

    Specialising in traditional Bengali fare, Ghare Baire turns out delectable platters for lunch and dinner. There are a few generic snacks and Chinese preparations on offer too. It's in the southeast corner of the Geetanjali Cinema compound (no English sign).

  • Restaurants in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri

    Khana Khajana

    The secluded garden here offers merciful relief from the thunderous Hill Cart Rd chaos. The extensive menu ranges from fine curries and naan (tandoor-cooked flat bread) to Mumbai street snacks, with plenty of hearty vegetarian options and kulfi (flavoured, firm-textured ice cream).

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Mamta Pizza

    An unlikely address (and name) for a pizzeria, this cramped but friendly two-table place, run by a French and Indian couple, tosses up excellent European-accented pizza, pasta, panini and salads, as well as selling delicatessen rarities such as bacon, ham, beef and pork sausages and Nepali cheese (per kg ₹600). Expect to wait about 20 minutes for a pizza.

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Park

    The Park is deservedly very popular for its North Indian curries (great chicken-tikka kebab) and authentic Thai dishes, including coconut-chicken soup, spicy green-papaya salad and Thai street noodles. Everything we've had here is good. You can pick from four separate dining rooms, and it has alcoholic drinks, too. Look for the ornate Thai-style entrance.

  • Restaurants in Up the Hooghly

    Denmark Tavern

    This riverside colonial inn dating from 1786 has recently been converted into a cafe/restaurant by Danish organisations. You can enjoy pasta, grilled sandwiches, eggs on toast and good coffee as well as Bengali and North Indian curries in smart, clean, Indo-Danish surroundings. There's a helpful map of Serampore's other Danish monuments in the lobby.

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Kunga

    Kunga is a cosy little wood-panelled place run by a friendly Tibetan family, strong on noodles and momos (Tibetan dumplings), and with excellent shabhaley (Tibetan pies), juice, and fruit and muesli with curd. It's always busy and the clientele includes locals, a mark of its culinary authenticity.

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Hasty Tasty

    There’s nothing fancy at this vegetarian self-service canteen, but the bustling open kitchen churns out great paneer masala dosas (curried cottage cheese and vegetables inside a crisp pancake) and several types of thali (set meal). It's a hit with domestic tourists, so expect some rush during mealtimes.

  • Restaurants in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri

    Sartaj

    This sophisticated (for Siliguri) eatery, 1.5km south of the Central Bus Terminus, boasts a huge range of first-rate North Indian tandooris and curries, some decent Continental sizzlers and top-notch service, including a smart, very amiable doorman. It's also a good place for a cold beer or other alcoholic drinks.

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Shangri-La

    A classy and modern bar-restaurant near the top of Nehru Rd, Shangri-La specialises in Tibetan, Chinese and Indian offerings in stylish surrounds, with wooden floors, clean tablecloths and roaring fires in winter. There are also three stylish hotel rooms upstairs (doubles ₹2240 to ₹4840 depending on season).

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Lunar Restaurant

    This bright and clean space is perhaps the best vegetarian Indian restaurant in town, with good service and great views from the large windows. The Lunar special masala dosas come with delicious dried fruits, peanuts and cheese. Access is via the same staircase as Hotel Dekeling.

  • Restaurants in Darjeeling

    Dekeva's

    This cosy place offers generous servings of Tibetan staples and tasty Chinese dishes, and a range of noodles for connoisseurs who can tell their thenthuk (Tibetan noodles) from their gyathuk (also Tibetan noodles).

  • Restaurants in Kurseong

    Chai Country

    The restaurant/cafe at Cochrane Place does a delicious mix of Anglo-Indian, Continental and Indian food, and a fine selection of Darjeeling teas. You need to order in advance for a few specialities.

  • Restaurants in Mayapur

    Govinda's

    Near the main temple, Govinda's serves up tasty vegetarian fare.

  • Restaurants in Kurseong

    Margaret's Deck

    For fine teas and tasty food in contemporarily stylish surroundings, head 8km up the Darjeeling road from Kurseong to this, yes, deck, built out over a steep, panoramic tea-covered slope. Opened in 2017, it has terrace tables and a picture-windowed room with pot plants, flower-print chairs and the tea menu chalked in colours on a blackboard.

  • Restaurants in Kurseong

    Kurseong Tourist Lodge

    This old-fashioned, government-run lodge has a popular cafe where you can snack on good chicken or vegetarian momos as the toy train whistles past outside. It also serves a wider range of Indian treats for lunch and dinner. It's a 900m walk from the railway station along the main road towards Darjeeling.