Festive bites: From traditional Bengali recipes to oriental fare, check out these delicious options in Kolkata

Even before you begin your plans to go on a feasting binge, we bring you a curation of the delicious platters that are on offer at the city’s top diners 

author_img Farah Khatoon Published :  01st October 2019 01:32 PM   |   Published :   |  01st October 2019 01:32 PM
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Durga Puja spread at Chilekotha

All of you must be busy working around your gastronomic calendar from Sashti to Dashami, the five days of Puja. While last week we gave you a lowdown on a few good Puja offers at diners around the town, this week—we bring you 10 more options for your Puja binge. While Park Pavilion brings the royal flavours of the Mughalai cuisines along with bona fide Bengali recipes, Café Swiss is ready with their Maha Bhoj. In case you are looking for some good food post-midnight then Alfresco’s buffet will have you sorted.
Also if you enjoy dim sums, then Yauatcha is your spot. Here is our list!

The Bridge, The Park Hotel

Durga Puja calls for fusion buffet and we have a curated menu for all days of puja both lunch and dinner different from each day including Live Band, Dhaaki and a live Puja experience. The buffet starts with a salad counter, a bhaja & street chat station. The starters have items like Bengali Fish Chop, Chicken Tikka with Coriander Dip and Babycorn Pepper Salt. The main course includes lip-smacking Chinese dishes like Tangra Style Chilli Chicken, Vegetable in Hot Garlic Sauce and Burnt Garlic Fried Rice. From the Bengals favourite we have Chingri Machher Malai Curry, Bhetki Machher Paturi, Kaccha Lanka Mangso, Dhakai Aloo Dum, Sukto, Narkel diye Cholar Dal along with Matar Sutti Pulao and Paratha. Devour into a pool of desserts, Chennar Payesh, Mishti Laal Doi, Pineapple forest gateaux, Baked Chocolate Cheese Cake, Strawberry mint mousse, Gorom langcha, Sorbhaja and much more.

When: Till October 8, 12:30pm-3:30pm and  Dinner: 7:30pm- 2:00 am
Meal for one: INR 1995 inclusive of taxes (Food + Welcome Drink) / INR 2295 inclusive of taxes (Food + 2 pint Beer / Wine Glass) / INR 3495 inclusive of taxes (Food + Unlimited Alcohol)

 

ALFRESCO | THE LALIT GREAT EASTERN



Executive Chef Madhumita Mohanta of The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata is on a mission to make your puja platter a conglomeration of flavours. From cuisines of the East and West Bengal to street food stations and the irresistible taste of Tangra Chinese to Nawabi recipes, Alfresco has it all. Also, there will be a few handpicked delicacies from around the world. The highlights include Cox bazaar Bhuna Kakra, Sapla Chingrir Ghonto, Mymensingher labra, Saghai chicken and much more. They have a Navratri thali and midnight buffet as well.

When: October 5-7,

Lunch Buffet – 1pm to 4pm., @2050++ per person
Dinner Buffet – 7:30pm to 11:30pm ; @2150++ per person &
Midnight Buffer - 12:30 am to 3am.; @999++ per person.

 

Soul The Sky Lounge

Check out the flavours of Swad-E-Allad at Soul The Sky Lounge. Situated at Little Russel Street, the rooftop outing will make your gorge on delectable like Risotto Balls, Stuffed Mushroom Pesto And Cheese, Baked Stuffed Potatoes, Indonesian Style Cottage Cheese, Fish Tikka,Fried Pomfret, Fried Calamari, Hara Bhara Kebab, Malwani Grilled Fish, Charmula Prawns, Honey Mustard Chicken, Amristari Machli, Malai Brocolli, Non Veg  Tandoori Platter, Mutton Sheekh Kebab, Mushroom Tikka, Tandoori Achari Aloo,Tandoori Prawns, Asparagus Risotto in Cream Sauce, Cream Cheese Risotto, Spaghetti with Meat Ball, Tandoori Chicken Pizza, Kolkata Mutton Kheema, Rajma Chawal Platter, Paratha Platter, Chinese Platter, Keema Pao, Pao Bhaji Platter, Fusion Tuuti Fruity, Darsan With Ice-cream and Indian Summer.
When: Till October 8, noon to midnight
Pocket Pinch: Rs 1500 + GST for two

 

FLURYS

Your favourite tea room joins the Puja revelry and will surprise you with their Puja Maha Bhoj that is comprised of different types of thalis. While the Agamoni thali has steamed Golda Chingri in creamy coconut curry, and kalonji and mustard-Infused Kolkata Bhetki, the Tribhuvani Thali comes with Golbari-style chicken, and bhetki. The Narayani Thali is for vegetarians and comes with Bhapa Chhhanar Kofta and Begun Basanti. All thalis are accompanied by tender coconut and cantaloupe sherbet, ghee and spice sweet pulao, roasted sona moong dal, chutney, papad and mishti. Available at Park Street and Alipore outlets.
When: Till October 11, noon to 11 pm.
Meal for two: Rs 2,000 onwards.

AFRAA



At Afraa for the Pujo Mahaotsav, their special menu begins today. Their lunch and dinner buffet highlights include Quesadillas stuffed with Mochar Ghonto with tomato garlic chutney and kasundi sour cream, Chicken Kobiraji, Kadamkua Mutton Kebab, Kanch Kolar Kofta, Doi Katla and much more. Their dessert bar will make you a fan with sweets like the Chandra Kala, Jorda Rabri, Shor Bhaja Tiramisu and more.
When: Till October 8, 12.30 to 4.30 pm & 7.30 to 12.30 am.
Meal for two: `2,398 (all inclusive).

 

SONAR TORI



Indulge in an elaborate thali at Sonar Tori, the fine dining restaurant at Salt Lake, after your pandal-hopping spree. You can expect a warm welcome with Gondhoraj ghol followed by starters that include Fish Fry, Palak Chingri Bora and Rajshahi Mangsher Seekh. From the bhaja (fried) section, you can relish Aloo Bhaja, Begun Bhaja and Dherosh Bhaja and from the mains, you can gorge on Chingri Malai curry, Kancha Ilish Tel Jhol, Bhuna Mutton and much more.
When: Till October 8, 12.30 to 4.30 pm & 7 to 11 pm.
Meal for two: Rs 2,530 onwards (all inclusive).

MONKEY BAR

Taste the flavours of Chayn Ochayna at Monkey Bar, where a bit of the old and
familiar blends with the new and unknown. This Durga Puja Special menu celebrates
the city’s favourite dishes in a completely new and unique way, and you can find treats like Rosogolla Chaat, inspired by the street-side delicacies of Hazratganj in Lucknow and the famous Bengali Rosogolla, in a not-so-sweet mood. Don’t miss the Mangshor Jhuri Bhaja, a dish influenced by the famous pounded meat served in Mynamar, which is your friendly neighbourhood Kosha Mangsho in a brand-new Puja flavour. Treats like these and more are not to be missed.
When: Till October 11, noon to midnight.
Meal for two: Rs 1,800 ++.

The Parking Lot

Situated at the heart of the gastronomic hub, stimulate your palate with a fresh perspective. Sip on some Fusion Cocktails like Agomoni, Basanti Eye Popping, Kash Gin Cooler and more. Nibbles like Pesto Tandoori Chicken, Bhaji Calzone, Faadu Fondue, Chicken 65, Mini Galauti, Swag Wale Prawns are a few favourites to choose from. Indulge in Big Plates like Ravioli Rangoli, Hawa Mahal, Bangkok Biryani, Grilled Fish and more. End with Tiramisu or the Brownie Platter.
When: Till October 12th 
Meal for two: Rs. 1000 (exclusive of taxes) 

 

The Daily

At The Daily café get you daily treat during the Puja days. From Palm Candy Latte (organic taal & single estate beans) available in both hot and cold options to Cheese Sambousek which comes with cheese mix, fresh herbs, Bari’r baata kasundi. Also try The Daily Fry with bhetki, kasundi, thamma’r mosla among small plates. Large plates offer Roti Canai (Penang Chicken aar aloo jhol, coconut, Malay paratha) and Asian Cirry Bowl (wok tossed veggies, gondhoraj bhaat, lime). The Daily Dessert Bar offers Brown Butter Apple Pie (Granny Smith apple, cinnamon, Nolen gur’er caramel, vanilla ice cream) and  Gondhoraj 2.0 (gondhoraj lemon semifreddo, raspberry sauce, dehydrated meringue).

When: October 4 to 8, Noon to 1am
Meal for two: Rs 900 plus. 

 

Pour House

The Pujo special menu has options galore for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, along with innovative tipple to be paired. Sip on Blueberry green iced tea and Butter Beer Coffee if you are a teetotaler. Cocktails include Nomoshkar (homemade Kashmiri kahwa with gin and honey), The Divine Spirit (Tequila Blanco, Wheat grass, Guava Leaf, honey, Lemongrass), Whisky 21 (Irish Whiskey, Cardamom Syrup, Hot Coffee, Rose Water Whip Cream) and more. For starters, go for Kolkata Soya Champ, Khashi Mangsho Seekh Kebab, Teekha Kasundi Maachhi Tikka and Tandoori Roasted Deem. Amonf mains, there's Dal Makhni Kebab Platter and Kung Pao Veg Platter for vegetarians, and Butter Chicken Kebab Platter, Kochi Pathar Jhol Platter, biryani and more. End with Bread Butter Pudding and Eton Mess (Traditional English Dessert with a mix of berries, cooked meringue and whipped cream).

When: Till October 8, Noon to midnight.
Meal for two: Rs 2,000 plus

 

The Brewhive

The highlights of the menu at The Brewhive at Sector V, Salt Lake includes Green Peas & Cheese Croquettes, Panchphoron Flavoured Chicken Skewers, Murshidabadi Chicken Sashlik, Grilled BBQ Coriander Prawns and Dhaniakali Kankra (crabmeat balls) to begin with as you sip on Thangabali (mojito flavoured with curry leaves) and Movie Mix (pineapple juice, white & dark rum, popcorn syrup). There are thin crust pizzas too - assorted veggies, pepperoni, chicken BBQ and mutton keema. The main include traditional Indian options like dal makhni, paneer tawa masala, biryani and chaaps. End with Bhapa Malai Dab Sandesh and Baked Boondi Pie. 
When: Till October  8, 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Meal for two: Rs 2500, plus taxes.

The Fatty Bao

This Durga Pujo, The Fatty Bao, Kolkata takes you on a completely new gastronomictrip with ‘Pandals of Chinatown’. With the promise of a delicious and unforgettable Asian dining and bar experience, we present the best of Bengali festivities and Chinatown delicacies from around the globe, all under one roof. Executive Chef Prashanth and Head Chef Sumit bring you the all-day special Pujo menu -‘Pandals of Chinatown’from September 28- October 13, 2019 with iconic Chinese dishes from Chinatowns across the world from Tangra- Kolkata to London, San Francisco, New York City, Lima, Hong Kong and even as far as Victoria,  Australia – giving the City of Joy a whole new way to celebrate this year. From Whole Baby Pomfret and Chairman Mao’s Pork Belly to Fried Noodles and Chinese Sausage and Bacon Fried Rice and the irresistible Chinese Egg Custard Tarts, our all day Special Pujo menuwith ample choice for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, offers the most unforgettable dishes to emerge from Chinatowns, both local and global.

When: Till October 13, 12 noon to 11:30pm
Meal for Two without alcohol, Rs.1500 ++/ Meal for two including alcohol, Rs. 2400++)

 

KOUZINA MARINE


If you are in a mood to tease your taste buds with some Oriental fare, then Kouzina Marine should be your stop. On the menu, you can find their highly-recommended Papad Wala Chakor Paneer, Subz Shikhampuri or Tandoori Sizzler, Asparagus Mushroom Risotto, Schezwan Fried Rice, Pad Thai Noodles, Navratan Korma, and a selection of soups like Penang Laksa Soup, Tibetan Thukpa, Manchow Soup to raise your festive spirits.
When: October 1 to 8, noon to 2 am
Meal for two: Rs 1,100++

YAUATCHA


This festive season, enjoy a delightful combination of authentic Cantonese cuisine curated by master culinary chefs at Yauatcha. Try the favourite Prawn wrapped in Chinese cabbage with black pepper sauce which is served piping-hot on a bed of aromatic black pepper sauce or the Chicken and basil dumpling that comes packed with green chilli, oyster sauce and water chestnut. The Hot and Spicy Chicken Cheung Fun inspired by Yauatcha’s most popular dim sum, Crispy Prawn Cheung Fun is a must-try and so is Shanghai Siew Long Bun with pork.
When: October 1 to 31, Noon onwards
Meal for two: Rs 1,500 ++

 

PARK PAVILION | JAMESON INN SHIRAZ HOTEL


Taste the royal flavours of Shahi Bangaliana at Park Pavilion where the curated menu brings the best of Bengali and Mughalai cuisine under one roof. The 24-hour coffee shop has yummy offerings including starters like the Vegetable Cutlet, Malai Paneer Tikka, Murg Hariyali Kebab and Macher Chop. You can also take a bite from the salad buffet before delectable eats like the Mughalai Gosht Biryani, Afgani Murg Masala, Macher Kalia, Narkel Lau Chingri, Akbari Jhinge, Sultani Shahi Dal and much more. Seal the deal later with desserts like Mishti Doi, Gurer Rosogolla, Chanar Jelabi, Pista Phinri and Kheer-er Patisapta.
When: October 5-8, 1.30- 4 pm and 7.30-11 pm
Meal for one: Rs 849 (AI)
 

GLOOK

Taste the flavours of King in the North Pujo at Glook, Kolkata’s newest outdoor lounge-cum-dining joint in Newtown. With both buffet and a la carte menus available relish on lip-smacking dishes like Gondhoraj Kathi Murgi, Murgi Tempredo, Sarse Bhapa Daab Chingri, Gondolebur Ghol and more. Also, look out for live counters with Italian delicacies.
When: October 3-8, 1-3.45 pm and 7-11.30 pm. A la carte options available throughout the day.
Meal for two: Rs 2,500++ onwards

CAFÉ SWISS AND MAAYA | SWISSOTEL



It’s six days of gastronomic revelry at Café Swiss and Maaya. From Sashti onwards, the star property at Rajarhat will roll out their special puja menu to satiate your cravings for authentic Bengali cuisine. While Swiss Café will treat you to Bengali-themed lunch named Hottogol and Bhuri Bhoj for dinner, the 24-hour café is a great stop for small bites in the evening with Parrar Adda. At Maaya, relish Maha Bhoj with Ilish and prawn.
When: October 3-8, noon to 4 pm and 7-11 pm
Meals for two: Rs 2,798++ onwards

 

IBIS KOLKATA RAJARHAT


The Ahare- E- Bengali menu at ibis Kolkata Rajarhat offers some mouth-watering delicacies to indulge in. The Newtown property will make you munch on some all-time favourites including Ghee Bhaat, Papad, Jhuri Aloo Bhaja, Dhokar Dalna, Kancha Kola Kofta Curry, Panch Mishali Tarkari, Mutton Dakbunglow and more. Among sweetmeats, you can dig into Rasamalai, Chutney, Mishti Doi, Malai Chop and Sandesh.
When: October 4-8, 12.30-3 pm and 7.30-11 pm
Meal for two: Rs1,798 ++

 

OZORA

The Sky Lounge at Acropolis Mall is all set to satiate your taste buds with its specially curated Durga Puja 2019 Special Menu. Indulge in some succulent Bacon wrapped Shrimps or Grilled Jumbo Prawns and Cilantro Chicken or Roasted Chilli Basil Lamb. Vegetarians too have a lot to choose from the menu that includes Subz Jaipuri, Veg Pulao and more. End the meal on a sweet note with desserts like Raspberry Cheesecake, Hazelnut Mousse Flan and more.
When: October 1-12, Noon onwards
Pocket Pinch for two: Rs 2,000 ++

 

BHOOMI AND VDEN | VEDIC VILLAGE SPA RESORT


If you are among those who yearn to run away from the overcrowded city during the Pujas for a while, then you should head to Vedic Village Spa Resort. Bhoomi and VDEN, at the quaint resort, will not just be your gateway but will raise your festive spirits with its elaborate menu. Think of Kolkata Mutton Biryani, Bengali Style Fish Fry and Kasundi, Narkel Diye Cholar Dal among the entrée and Baked mahidana, Mishti Doi, Baked rasagulla and more. You can also opt for exclusive Bhuri Bhoj and veg, non-veg and fish thalis.
When: October 4-8, noon onwards
Meal for two: Rs 2,700 (AI)

Cal 27 and Sonargoan, Taj Bengal


This star property at Alipore is rolling out a special Puja menu at their two loved restaurants — Cal27 and Sonargaon. Sonargoan will have a special Bengali thali with bona fide dishes like Kosha Mangsho, fried pomfret, Basanti pulao on offer. There are special niramish (vegetarian) and amish (non-vegetarian) thalis besides a curated seafood thali. Cal27 will have a lavish buffet spread for dinner.
When: October 5-8, 12.30-3.15 pm for lunch and 7-11.30 pm for dinner at Sonargaon and 7-10.30 pm at Cal 27.
Meal for two: Rs 2,400 onwards (plus taxes)

AAJISAI



Live Teppanyaki counter. Check.Sushi conveyor belt. Check. Puja spirit. Check. Aajisai, the Japanese
restaurant at Quest Mall, is ready to surprise its patrons with its Durga Puja Special menu comprising five delicious bites. You will love their Omu Rice (egg wrapped fried rice with vegetables) as much as Amazu Chicken, or some grilled boneless chicken marinated in sweet vinegar and cooked in chef’s special soy sauce. Wasabi Prawns (deep-fried prawns marinated in wasabi and tossed with parsley flavour mayonnaise) is undoubtedly a must-try.
When: October 3-8, Noon – 11 pm
Meal for two: Rs 900 ++

 

Chilekotha


Chilekotha, the retro-style restaurant at Dover Lane has an elaborate menu laid out for all the five days of Puja. So, while for Sashti it is Aaharey Bodhon with a buffet spread of Pabda Shorsher Roshona, Kalo Bhuna Mutton, Swadey Saptami will comprise Chingri Malaikari, Doi Pona and Mutton Dakbungalow. If you are craving for some khichuri then look for the Bhoger Ashtami on Ashtami and give your Puja a finishing touch with some Tok Mishti Shorbot with Fish Orly and Potato Cheese Balls on Navami.
When: October 4-8, noon onwards
Price of the Buffet: Rs 1,260.

ROYAL VEGA, ITC ROYAL BENGAL

For a royal treat, book a table at Royal Vega at ITC Royal Bengal. The latest five-star address of the city brings to you delectable vegetarian cuisines from the magnificent royal kitchens of India that will be available for both lunch and dinner. The highlights include Kamalini Kofta, Shatawari Maarmik, Bhindi Chilgoza, Shaka Pulao, Moong Gond Halva and more.
When: Till October 8, 12.30 to 3.30 pm and 7.30 to 11.45pm.
Meal for two: Rs 3,900 ++.

 

PAN ASIAN, ITC SONAR


If world cuisine is on your mind, then Pan Asian at ITC Sonar should be your ultimate destination. Savour the flavours of Japan, Mongolia, China, Korea and Thailand at the star property from a special set lunch and dinner menu. While vegetarians can look for Crispy Tahoo, Stir-Fried Oriental Greens, Mapo Tofu and more, the non-vegetarians can relish Chicken Takarai, Kun Kratium and Pla Nueng Manao.
When: Till October 8, 2.30 to 3.30 pm & 7.30 to 11.45 pm.
Meal for two: `4,998 ++.


Aromas, Kenilworth



Relish the celebratory taste of Bengal at Aromas, the fine-dining restaurant at Kenilworth Hotel with lunch and dinner buffets offering lip-smacking delicacies including Parse Macher jhol, Sorshe Ilish, Pabda Macher Jhol, Chithel Petir Kalia, Daab Chingri, Dhakai Morag Pulao and much more. Their dessert menu will treat you to classic sweetmeats like Patishapta, Rasa Madhuri, Chenar Malpua and Gaja.
When: October 4-7, 12.30- 4 pm for lunch and 7- 11 pm for dinner.
Meal for two: Rs2,998 all inclusive.

 

Mynt, Vivanta


If your gastronomic trail this year includes relishing delicacies from Opar Bangla (Bangladesh) then Vivanta has you sorted. The highlights of the menu include Ilish Maach Sorshe Bata, Narkol Dudh Chingri, Bele Maacher Sukhto and Lau Kankra. For your sweet cravings, the EM Bypass property has Doi Sorshe Rosomalai, Chandrapouli, Kesar Badam Doi, Kheer Pista Gujia and Labanga Latika prepared by the in-house halwai.
When: October 4-8, 12.30- 2. 30 pm for lunch and 8.30-11 pm for dinner.
Meal for two: Rs 2,298 onwards (plus taxes).

 

Gharana, The Oberoi Grand

Indulge in the Grand Pujor Mahabhoj at The Oberoi Grand’s Gharana this Durga Puja. From Saptami to Dashmi, gastronomes can gorge on some rare and lesser-known, traditional recipes from the heartlands of Bengal. Apart from the eternal favourites, the menu includes Chennar devil, Chapor ghonto, Chennar muitha and Potol er dolmar dum. Also expect Bengali sweets like Bhapa sandesh, Mishti doi, Rajbhog and Channar jilipi.
When: October 5-8, 12.30-3 pm for lunch and 7-11.30 pm for dinner.
Meal for one: Rs 2,500 plus taxes.

 

BARBEQUE NATION

The Shubho Sarodiy’ food festival at Barbeque Nation brings to you authentic cuisines and flaviyrs of Durgotsava. This festive season, foodies around can indulge in the limited edition menu/buffet which include mouth-watering Sorshe Bhapa Ilish, Golda malaicurry, Kosha Mangsho, Mutton Biryani, Dhokar Dalna, Sukto, Jhinge Posto, Begun Basanta, Rasogolla, Misti Doi and Chennar Payes, among others. Adding to the exceptional experience, the décor, fragrance and sights in these outlets have been styled in an enticing fashion resembling any other pandal, to perfect the whole ambience with distinctive flavors of the festival. 

Pocket pinch: Veg: Rs 889, Non-Veg Rs 1099 (inclusive of al taxes)

Dum Pukht, ITC Sonar

At this iconic diner at ITC Sonar, relish your traditional favourite food that has been thoughtfully selected in a thali. A set lunch thali with treat you delectable like koshamangsho, bhetki paturi, chanar dalna and much more. At dinner you can opt for a la carte menu.

Pocket pinch: Rs 2499 + applicable taxes (for thali)

 

Eden Pavilion

From Potoler dolma, Chennar Paturi, Vegetable Chop in the vegetarian fare to Chingri Maacher Malai Curry, Kosha Mangsho and Bekti Macher Paturi in the non-veg section, relish the authentic Bengali delicacies at Eden Pavilion. Available at lunch and dinner buffet.

Pocket Pinch: Rs: 2150 + applicable taxes

Taco Bell

If you haven’t tried tacos yet, it’s high time you do. You can try taco Bell’s signature item The Naked Chicken Taco, that’s known for its delicious taco shell that is made entirely of crispy chicken and flavourful Mexican spices. This one-of-a-kind offering from Taco Bell innovates on the brand’s iconic taco format and is a favourite amongst the people of Kolkata. Apart from the iconic Naked Chicken Taco that is on offer this Pujo season, fans can also enjoy other signature vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes such as the  7 Layer Burrito, Chickstar Wrap, Kickin’ Gordita, Cheese Quesadilla, as well as desserts such as the Chocodilla.

Pocket Pinch: Rs 99 onwards

KFC

Does eating out for you mean pigging out on crispy chicken? There is just one name that comes to the mind, right? Yes, we are talking about the crispy chicken giant KFC. This festive season try their ultimate savings bucket offering 16 pieces of your favourite KFC that will include 4 Hot & Crispy, 6 Hot Wings, 6 Boneless Strips along with 2 dips and 3 Pepsi at an unbelievable price of INR 599. There are other supersaver offers as well.

What’s Up! cafe

If you are at Southern Avenue then ensconce yourself into this roof top café and relish a dizzying array of food that includes Mahi Roast (Dakshini Style), Grilled Bekti Fish in Lemon Butter Sauce, Thai Prawn Red Curry in Steamed Rice, Prawn Bhapa, Murgh Roast, Murgh Malai Makkhanwala, Keema Makkhanwala, Mutton Dahi Vada, Galouti Alam Ara, Chicken Flame Kabab, Gobi Roast, Malai Paneer Chilli, Mirchi Roti. Also don’t miss out What’s Up! Gajar Halwa along with sippers like Dairy Milk Shake, Molten Chocolate Brownie Shake, Spicy Alphonso and Guava Hari Mirch among the rest. Live music every evening by popular bands and musicians like Beat Blasters, Ehsaas, The Groovers, Sankha Subhra Ghosh, DJ Koel, Soumyadeep Live, Konkona Live and more will keep you entertained.

Bakstage

At Salt Lake, you have got to head to Bakstage and dig into their a la carte menu offering Indian delicacies, along with the regular Bakstage menu. Try Mocha Narkel Badam Chop, Metiabruz Chicken Chop, Dimer Devil for starters. Mains include Basanti Pulao, Khasta Churchur Naan which can be paired with Doi Phulkopir Roast, Dal Mixed Veg, Chicken Kosha Do Pyaza and Kochi Pathar Jhol. There's Baked Mihidana for desserts as well.
Meal for two: Rs 1500 plus taxes.

 

Roastery Coffee House Kolkata

In case you find this coffee haven at Hindastan Park full, don’t get disappointed, you can get the goodies packed and continue your binge unabated. Their innovative and efficiently convenient takeaway paper boxes, that are environment friendly and bio-degradable helps get your food packed in these easy-to-carry-and-hold boxes – without the hassle of spilling, or wasting hours waiting for your lunch, dinner or evening snacks being served to you. Open on all days, Roastery Coffee House will ensure that you get a good breakfast too.
Pocket pinch: Rs 600

 

Kolkata Pantry

At this Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani restaurant the highlight of their buffet includes four types of kebabs served on sigri - banjara tandoori aloo, fish potli tandoori, chicken chatpata ball kebab and desi mutton ball kebab. There are soups, salads, phuchka shots and bhuttar chop/mutton cutlet along with Keema Dum ka Pulao, Kosha Murgi, Ilish Paturi, Alu Potoler Dalna, Muri Ghonto, Kochi Pathar Mangsho, to name a few.
Meal for two: Rs 650, veg buffet, per person.  Rs 850, non-veg buffet, per person.

 

The Lords and Barons

The Lords and Barons offers scrumptious offerings this festive season that includes French Fries/Potato Wedges, Oriental style Crispy Chilli Baby corn, Jamaican Paradise (Pizza), Bharwan Atishi Aloo, Beijing Style Chicken, delicious Pasta and Risotto, American Magic (Dessert) and many more dishes. Not only this, they are also introducing some new delicacies to make your puja more exciting like Cream of Broccoli Soup, Yogurt Marinated Paneer, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Bhatti da Chicken Angara, Baked Homemade Rotini, Chocolate Fantasy, Chocolate Fuchka and numerous other sumptuous delicacies that are worth trying.
Timings: 1:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Price Range: From Rs. 49/- to Rs. 439/- (+taxes)

 

Paranthe Wali Galli

The popular Parantha joint, situated in the by-lanes of Sarat Bose Road offering lip-smacking savoury Parathas, have also prepared a Durga Puja Special menu – Devi Boron er Niramish Bhogto. Comprising 10 different kinds of Porotas such as Ranga Aloor Porota, Kolmi Shak ar Moog Dal er Porota, Narkel ar Postor Porota, Dhokar Porota, Paniphal ar Kalojeerer Porota, Ada, Knachalonka ar Tomator Porota, Phulkopi ar Aloo Badam er Porota, Kumro, Potol er Porota, Gur, Kola, Chirer Porota and last but not the least, Khejur Amsotto Kishmish er Porota. These Porotas are not just distinctive in taste but will also give you a delightful experience like never before!

Timings: 9 am to 9 pm
Pocket Pinch: Rs. 99/- (+taxes)

 

Bon Appetit

Located in the convenient stretch of both in Hazra and Salt Lake, Bon Appetit is introducing a special dessert menu for the festive season – Pujor Hullor -Mudpies with a twist, which is not only a unique choice to go for but also a very scrumptious ones. This special menu comprises of some delicious Mud pies with an addition of distinctive flavours such as Orange Choco Mudpie, Cranberry Choco Mudpie, Salted Caramel Choco Mudpie, Coffee Almond Choco Mudpie, Old Monk Choco Mudpie, Marshmallow Choco Mudpie, Chilli Raisin Choco Mudpie and White Choco Mudpie. All these unique and sumptuous Mud pies are surely going to add a little more spark to your festive mood.
When: Till 31st October
Timings: 9 am to 8.30 pm
Pocket pinch: From Rs. 145/- to Rs. 165/- (+taxes)

ECHOES

ECHOES at Topsia launched its much-awaited festival with the highlights including Jalpari Seekh Kebab, Pan Fried Chilli Fish, Fish Tikka, Kachori and Aloo as starters. In the Main course, they present with a delicious Fish Platter and our constant favourite, Aloo Jhol with Rice. Finally, in desserts they have on offer the traditional Bengali sweet, Mishti Doi and Gulab Jamun with Rabri Shot. Not only this, the special menu also comprises of some refreshing and delicious beverages like Aam Aada Ras (Mango), Gondhoraj Lady (Gondhoraj Lemon), Bedana Mojito (Pomegranate Mojito) and last but not the least, Paan Shake (Kala khatta).

Timings: 12:30 pm to 12 Midnight
Pocket Pinch: From Rs. 149/- to Rs. 449/- (+taxes)

Bune – The Coffee Room

A layback place, covering around 800 sqft area, with a homely atmosphere and comfort food for the soul is what Bune-The Coffee Room gifts us. The menu here offers us an assortment of dishes to choose from. To be more precise, it has something for each one of us. From wholesome Salads to delicious nibbles to the perfect main course, this place presents us with all those delicacies which we would love to indulge in. Some of the must-try items from each section of the menu are Roasted Lemon Chicken Salad, Fish Finger with Tartar Sauce, Chicken Momos, Pasta available in both Penne and Spaghetti, Chilly Chicken with fried rice and many more. You can even go for their mini-meals – Fish & Chips with Tartar Sauce, which undoubtedly would leave us tongue-tied.

When: Till 29th October, 1 pm to 10 pm
Pocket Pinch:  Rs. 69/- to Rs. 329/- (+taxes)

 

American Waffle House

Keeping in mind the auspicious festival of Durga Puja, American Waffle House has curated a Durga Puja Special menu comprising of some lip-smacking waffles, brownies, and delicious beverages. The special menu comprises of Kit Kat Crunch Waffle, CandyGum Red Velvet, CandyGum Black Velvet, Simply Snickers Waffle, Warm Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream. In the beverage section, they present us withVirgin Mojito Mint Crusher, Brownie Milkshake and Brownie Vanilla Cookie Sandy.

When: From 28th September to 29th October, 10 am onwards.
Pocket Pinch: From Rs. 80/- to Rs. 160/- (+taxes)

 

Traffic Gastropub

Located in City Centre 2, at Traffic gastropub, you can treat your taste buds with their Tomar Amar Prem (the twisted tale of American corn on cob), China Town Manchurian Ball (tangra special veg Manchurian balls), Traffic Staff Rice (a mixture of rice, egg, chicken and Szechuan sauce), Dry Chilli Chicken, PoddarEr Paneer Chop, MashirMangshor Chop, Balwant Singh’s Chicken Amritsari Kebab (a mouth-watering chicken appetizer marinated in Indian flavours and yoghurt, roasted in a tandoor), Kosha Mangsho Pizza, which is every bong’s favourite Kosha Mangsho in a thin crust pizza, ChingriMalaikari Pizza and last but not the least, Nolen Gur Brownie.

When: Till 8th October, noon onwards
Pocket pinch: From Rs. 175/- to Rs. 550/- (+taxes)

 

Karma Kettle

Amidst the flurry of crowded streets in the heart of Kolkata, it can be surprisingly hard to find a quaint and cozy place where you can just sit down and enjoy your cup of tea, without being distracted by the cacophony of the city. Opt for the All Day Breakfast Menu, A Kid’s Menu, High Tea Menu at Karma Kettle. There are some luxurious Combos as well like The Burra Saheb, Gora Saheb, the Kanchenjunga High Tea Set and the Big Ben Express High Tea Sets. The Alipore café also offers us some extremely flavorsome delicacies such as Fresh Summer Berry Pizza, the Vietnamese Spring Roll, the Vada Pav Slider, and the Mexican Bean Slider to name a few. Not only this, but you can also rejuvenate yourself with their various kinds of teas such as Darjeeling Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Matcha Tea, Kolkata Special Teas, Iced Teas and many more. The teas here are not only special but they are also the unique traditional ones bounded together with the freshness of spices, fruits, and flowers. Apart from these, you can avail some of the other refreshing beverages from the menu too. Out of all the places in the town, this particular one sums up for a perfect location where one can indulge in a steaming cuppa along with some mouth-watering nibbles and make your festive season all the more unique and memorable.

Timing: 9 am to 9 pm (Alipore outlet), 12 Noon to 8 PM (Ballygunge outlet) (Tuesday to Sunday)
Pocket Pinch: Rs. 60/- to Rs. 600/- (+taxes)

 

Friday Release

Uplift your pujo spirit with the Pujo Bhuribhoj at Friday release. The Bollywood inspired restaurant in Salt Lake will treat you to delectables nn Ala Carte menu that includes Pomfret Tawa Masala, Mutton Boti Kebab, Prawn Garlic Pepper, Hariyali Aloo and Basanti Pulao. You sip on potent cocktails like Saptami Chilli Blue And Dashami Kumkum Booster and in Mocktails Rosy Ashtmi  And Navami Cooler will keep you happy.
Ala Carte menu: Rs 800 plus GST, Buffet 699 onwards

 

Inox

Have films on your itinerary this puja? Head to Inox and pig out on their Street Food special menu that includes Puchka, Churmur, Jhalmuri with Sarson Oil, Kolkata Nimki Chat, Vegetable Chop, Vegetable Cutlet, Maggi in Panch Foran, Kolkata Roll with Kasundi, Beetroot Aloo Cutlet and Chowmein.
These items will be available in the mix and match at different INOX locations (i.e all items are not available at any one particular INOX).

 

Ocean Grill

This one is for seafood lovers. Introducing their special Durga Puja menu with a buffet full of mouth-watering items from Bengali, North Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisines, Ocean Grill will make your pujo a hit. From Soups to Salads to Starters to wide options in Main course and Desserts, this buffet has something for everyone! You can indulge in dishes like DahikeSholay, Mutton Shami Kebab, Laccha Onion Salad, Chef’s Special Pasta, Baked Boondi, and many more sumptuous delicacies. There are some traditional Bengali accompaniments too such as Jhurjhure Aloo Bhaja, Begun Bhaja, AamsottoKhejur Chutney and many more! Voted as the best buffet in Kolkata by Zomato users in 2014, Ocean Grill also brings us a special a la carte menu, especially for the festive season.

When: Till October 8, 12 Noon to 11 pm
Pocket Pinch: Rs. 1199/- (+taxes) and a la carte Rs. 50/- to Rs. 1599/- (+taxes)

 

Aminia

 Whenever we talk about the great historical Awadhi/Mughlai cuisine in Kolkata, the restaurant that automatically pops up on our mind is none other than Aminia. With 8 outlets all over Kolkata, located at New Market, Golpark, Jessore Road, Shyambazar, Rajarhat, Behala, Barrackpore, and Serampore, the iconic mughlai food giant will make you indulge in Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Tikka Kebab, Tandoori Fish Tikka, Chicken Rezala, Mutton Rezala, Chicken Bharta, Fish Tikka Butter Masala, Vegetable Dum Biryani, Paneer Butter Masala, Firni and Mihidani with Rabdi and numerous other scrumptious delicacies. You can also treat your taste-buds with the sumptuous rolls available at all outlets of Aminia except the Barrackpore and the Golpark one.

 

Chapter 2

At this fun diner at Mani Square the highlights of the menu includes Hawaiian Chicken Salad, Seafood Chowder, Prawn Cockail, Mushroom Cocktail, Deviled Crab, Lamb Pepper Steak, Grilled Beckti and Prawn Steak, Jumbo Prawn Thermidor, Beckti Lemon Grilled, Chicken Carbonara, Lamb Ghoulash, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Juicy Pork Spare Ribs, Spaghetti In Tomato Sauce and Panna Cotta among the rest in the continental menu. The Chinese menu consist of Manchow Soup, Lemon Coriander Soup, Paneer Pepper Salt, Crispy Chilli Button Mushroom, Honey Glazed Lamb, Prawn Spring Roll, Chicken Lat Me Kai, Paneer In Blackbean Sauce, Exotic Vegetable In Butter Garlic Sauce, Lamb Hot Garlic, Fish In Oyster Sauce, Fish In Sweet Chilli Sauce, Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles And Schezwan Fried Rice among the rest.
When: Till October 8, noon to 10:30pm
Meal for two: Rs 1200 /- plus taxes (Ala Carte for two), Rs 795 + tax onwards (Buffet for one)

 

Nicco Park Food court

Check out the Durga Puja Special Mahabhoj and Maharajar Bhoj at Nicco Park. The amusement park’s food court rolls out an assortment of delicacies in its Sherooer Mahabhoj Thali, available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Expect favourites like Loochi, Cholar Dal, Begun Bhaja, Basanti Pulao, Machher Paturi, Murgir Jhol and more. Their Sherooer Maharajar Bhoj Thali will give you more options.

When: Till October 8, noon to 3.30 pm.
Meal for two: Rs 600 onwards.

Pa Pa Ya

The modern Asian bistro at Park Street brings to you a special brunch menu that will treat you to carefully crafted dim sums and sushi, apart from a host of lip-smacking delicacies. While the tapas section has corn-fed chicken and Asian Margarita Pizzette, the entrée includes assorted veggies in hoisin sauce and stir-fried noodles, fish in chilli oyster and teppanyaki fried rice. Take our advice and end the meal with the Strawberry and peanut butter dome and Mochi Ice Cream. When: Till October 10, noon to midnight.
Meal for two: `1,200 ++

 

CHOWMAN

Looking for some delectable Oriental
cuisine? Check into Chowman and take a pick from the Chilli Mountain Lobster, Pepper Garlic
Prawn, Chilli Wine Fish, Schezwan Orange Roasted Pork, Hong Kong Fish, General Tao’s Chicken, Chilli Honey Prawn, Fried Chilli Pork, Hot Garlic Lamb and Butter Garli Prawn. The Shanghai Noodles with Hong Kong Chicken is highly recommended.

When: Till October 8, noon onwards.
Meal for two: Rs 900 ++.

 

KOSHE KOSHA

Planning to eat authentic Bengali food? Look no further, as in the heart of Park Street, Koshe Kosha brings to you its special menu for the Puja. From the quintessential Bhetki Paturi to Kosha Mangsho and Basanti Pulao to Mishti Doi, Koshe Kosha is the answer for all your cravings. So whether it’s for lunch on Ashtami or dinner on Navami this Bengali restaurant has you fully sorted.
When: Till October 8, 11 am to 11 pm.
Meal for two: Rs 800++.

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