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Best Restaurants Where You Must Dine In As The Lockdown Lifts In Kolkata

Do you miss eating out? Don't worry we have got you covered - with the list of top restaurants

24 Jun, 2021 by Simran Saluja

Do you miss eating out? Don't worry we have got you covered - with the list of top restaurants

Some of Kolkata’s famous restaurants are prepared to open up by adapting new normal of social distancing. During the lockdown everyone has had nothing to do, now everyone is ready to go out and dine-in at their favourite restaurants. Since Kolkata’s famous restaurants are prepared to adapt to the new normal, unanswered questions loomed large over the business because of social distancing norms and people’s concern for safety.

JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Kolkata

Taste the genuine Indian specialties and flavorful international cuisine at JW Kitchen, a modern all-day restaurant in Kolkata. Head to this place, since now the lockdown has opened up and indulge in a wide arrangement of local dishes and order your favorites from the attractive à la carte menu.

JW Marriott’s All-Day Dining restaurant, JW Kitchen, is a well setup restaurant with a seating capacity of 172 seats. The variety and the setting of the preparations here are truly hearty and alluring. Definitely, a special word of praise for the magnificent desserts and pastries. The live waffle counter here is a tribute to ‘Vermersch’.

Must-haves: Paneer Lababdar, Butter Chicken, Stuffed Kulcha, Aloo Posto, Gosht Ki Neari

Cost for two: ₹ 3000

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6 Ballygunge Place

6 Ballygunge Place - A name that resonates with all that is beautiful about Bengal. Speaking majorly about food.

An unforgettable experience awaits your taste buds at 6 Ballygunge Place. Get the real taste of Bengal in veg and non-veg delicacies been carefully crafted from intense research on prevailing culinary traditions. This is a place where classic meets contemporary and quaint meets the future. Bengal’s love for food is well known across the globe. For 6 Ballygunge Place, this love has worked like magic in inspiring their curated menu of authentic Bengali cuisines.

With this unlock an eclectic range of traditional dishes, paired together in irresistible thalis, dipped in flavours of classic Bengal, or A La Carte delicacies, that include every imaginable dish you can crave for, 6 Ballygunge Thali caters to all the needs of your big bong appetite. Come in, and get a taste of unforgettable Bengal.

Must haves: Dab Chingri, Kasha Mangsho, Doi Potoal, Bati Chocchori

Cost for two: ₹ 1400
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Sonar Tori, City Centre 1, Sector 1, Salt Lake

The first Sonar Tori eatery was initiated at Ganga Kutir, a resort by the Bay of Bengal under the aegis of the Ambuja Neotia group serving amazing Bangla food along with curated interiors reflecting Bengali art and culture. Thankfully, the group has opened up a Sonar Tori at Salt Lake so people do not have to travel all the way to Diamond Harbour in order to enjoy their delicious dishes. The restaurant has a bar area and a verandah seatings.

The main dining area consists of olive green walls, wooden furniture and a ceiling made of 268 inverted spittoons, fitted with lights. One of the private dining rooms has an installation of old bedposts which was used to light a table!

Must-haves: Moshur Dal Bhaate, Oal Bhaate, Dharosh Bhaate, Chine Badam Diye Jhuri Aloo Bhaja, Kancha Halud Diye Begun Bhaja, Postor Bora, Nayanganzer Dhone Murgi, Sajnekhali Mangsho and Hanser Dimmer Kosha.

Cost for two: ₹ 1200

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Alfresco, The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata

This place serves "Four Pillars of Bengal", and they are Bengali, Anglo - Indian, Tangra Chinese & Nawabi, while enjoying the beautiful views of the lily pond and hotel courtyard.

Alfresco is located at the lobby level, this is an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant that offers a range of world cuisine and signature dishes from Bengal. Enjoy 5-star cuisine ranging from Bengali and Nawabi delicacies to Anglo-Indian specialties, with this unlock.

Must-haves: Pur Bhora-Bhetki, Jhinga Peyaz Aloo Posto, Aajker Aamish, Achari Paneer Tikka, Mutton Korma

Cost for two: ₹ 3500

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Bombay Brasserie, Quest Mall, Ballygunge

The Bombay Brasserie is very well known for combining traditional Indian cuisine with unmatched sense of innovation. This famous eatery is located at Quest Mall and is yet again for dine in.

Although the food and the drinks served here can make an odd combo, their pina colada made with sweet rum and coconut cream, has a smooth creamy texture to it.

Must-haves: Kadak Cutting Chai, Chinese Bhel, Chilli Cheese Toasty, Aloo Chaat Fries, Chicken and Almond Soup

Cost for two: ₹ 1900

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The Swig, Raajkutir - A Boutique Hotel

Swig Bar has an English colonial look, with an informal ambience, done with elaborate iron and woodwork. This is an ideal bar in Kolkata which is suitable for a relaxed evening, the Lounge here offers the finest and rarest collection of whiskies, cognacs, single malts, hand-crafted beers and a selection of cocktail mixes. In addition to the single malts, the bar also serves the legendary cognac from the house of Remy Martin, vintage Champagne and wine, up-market spirits and liqueurs, making it a popular bar amongst people who love going out.

Must-haves: Royal Irish Coffee, Chilly Mango Margarita, After The Sunset, Sidecar, Black Russian

Cost for two: ₹ 1200

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Oh! Calcutta

Oh Calcutta is a very famous flagship of a chain of Bengali restaurants in India. Their menu is wide with innumerable Bengali and Seafood dishes as well as some more familiar fare. The restaurant celebrates the spirit of Calcutta. Oh! Calcutta is an ode, a celebration to the romantic city of Calcutta. The restaurant has a dedicated fan following in Kolkata and remains famous in the market with its unique festivals like The Hilsa Festival.

Must-haves: Calcutta Fish Fry, Hing Aloo Dom, Gota Moshlar Murgi, Calcutta Mary, Gin-der Bondi

Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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Indigo Delicatessen, Quest Mall, Ballygunge

Indigo Deli is an all-day café that offers its guests a comfortable and friendly atmosphere with an extensive and absolutely mouth-watering menu consisting of contemporary Western Comfort food, cooked using an array of techniques and practices - mostly European and American.

The food served here is appetizing and easy on the palate. The all-time light food served here is - sandwiches, wafer-thin pizza, pasta, burgers and stuff - that's not gonna make you feel too heavy or bloated. If you're a vegetarian and fond of tikkas, then you must order Artichoke Gilawati - it's basically round tikkas made of artichokes served on a super soft yet crispy brioche with fig jam and sour cream. Another must try dish is the Turkish Falafel served with chili oil and pomegranate.

Must-haves: Boogie Delight, Fire on Grass, Legit Lady, Cheeky Crush, Mud Cake, Tomato, Mozzarella & Pesto Pizza, Classic Fish & Chips

Cost for two: ₹ 1500

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Mainland China

Luxury fine dining and Chinese food go hand in hand at Mainland China. One can opt for their buffet or can order à la carte from their specialties. The lunch buffet is available here on all days but the dinner one is only on weekends. In à la carte, one must try soups before jumping on to something else. Anyone will also love their dumplings and appetizers, especially with lots of option in seafood.

Must-haves: Crispy Corn Chilli Pepper, Crackling Spinach, Eight Treasure Soup, Vegetable Dumplings In Chilli Soya, Japanese Wheat Noodles

Cost for two: ₹ 1700
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Yauatcha, Quest Mall, Ballygunge

Yauatcha has four different menus consisting of over 40 types of dim sum and dumplings. When you visit this restaurant, then be prepared to be spoilt for choice, during this unlocking series. Even vegetarians here get a special menu to indulge themselves. Being primarily a tea house, one can indulge in around 21 different types of teas here, imported from different parts of the world.

Must-haves: Exotic Vegetables in Black Pepper Sauce, Thai style Spicy Dumplings, Ginger Martini, Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun

Cost for two: ₹ 1800

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Simran Saluja is an in-house creative writer currently working with EazyDiner. She is a food enthusiast, dog lover and travel buff. She loves to explore new cuisines and places. Simran being an extrovert loves talking around with people and sharing her stories and experiences. Apart from writing, she loves watching Netflix.

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