Kolkata is also known as 'The City of Joy' and is one of the hotspots of the universally famous Indian cuisine. This is because of the culinary influences that have been adapted by the place, over the centuries. The first taste of Indo-Chinese food was the gift of Kolkata to the rest of the country. It has developed into a fully grown international cuisine in the past few decades, all by its own. Here is a list of the most popular restaurants in Kolkata that are a must-visit. Take a look-
Flurys is a legendary café that opened in 1927. The food and the service of the place is amazingly good, despite the place being lasted this long, which is also what the locals say. Almost everyone in Kolkata has visited Flury’s at least once in their lives. Some of the best dishes on the menu are rum balls, strawberry cubes, and chicken patties, among others. There is also always a pot of Darjeeling tea available to be had along with the food.
When in Kolkata, you should undoubtedly experience the magic of Mughlai cuisine. Kolkata is one of the central hubs of the Mughal empire and retains quite a few recipes from that era. And, Oudh 1590 is one of the best places to experience that taste. One almost feels transported to the past, because of the décor matching the contemporary times. From the menu, Raan biryani and Nehari Khaas are highly recommended.
Alfresco is an upscale restaurant with all the whistles and bells, that one expects from a luxury dining experience. The ambience of the place is classy, with sober seating arrangements. The place allows the perfect amount of privacy, without making it completely secluded. The buffet in Alfresco is to die for. From the menu, biryani, pulao, and kosha mangsho are the best dishes to be served.
The place lives up to the aesthetic it was named after. The winning formula for Bohemian is the refinement of recipes that are already Bengali classics. It also adds a touch of nostalgia to the taste of the food. The favourite of the locals is the classic lentil risotto with hilsa croutons along with malpua cheesecake for dessert. Bohemian is definitely worth a visit if you love authenticity and are a food fanatic.
La Cucina is among the rare Italian restaurants in Kolkata. It is located at the Hyatt Regency. From jaw-dropping pizzas and pasta to cheese chicken and veggies, the place serves everything. It is the best place for people who are biased towards Italian food.