West Bengal


Top ChoiceMulticuisine in Darjeeling


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...

Multicuisine 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,...

British 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...

Indian in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri


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...

Continental 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...

Bengali 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...

Multicuisine 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...

Italian 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...

Indian in Darjeeling


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...

Continental 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...

Tibetan in Darjeeling


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....

Indian 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...

Indian in Siliguri & New Jalpaiguri


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,...

Indian in Darjeeling


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...

Indian 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,...

Tibetan in Darjeeling


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).

Indian 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.

Cafe 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...

North Indian 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...