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Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Eating out in Kolkata is a rewarding experience, as you'll find everything from smart upmarket hotel restaurants to delicious street-side stalls. The Kolkata restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories and are listed alphabetically:

Expensive (over Rs750)
Moderate (Rs500 to Rs750)
Cheap (under Rs500)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including tax but not drinks. Tipping is optional.


Dum Pukht

Cuisine: Indian

Experience the traditional rich cuisine of royal India at this superb fine-dining restaurant. Food here is covered with a pastry layer as it cooks, allowing the flavours to steam to delicious perfection. A fantastic variety is on offer, including some of the best meat curries and seafood specialities you'll ever taste. Open evenings only.

Address: 1 JBS Haldane Avenue, ITC Sonar, Kolkata, 700046
Telephone: +91 33 2345 4545

Oh! Calcutta

Cuisine: Bengali

Ignore the slightly sterile atmosphere of the shopping mall; this place is recommended for Bengali food, and also has some good north Indian and continental choices. Dishes feature unusual, subtle flavours such as banana flowers, and innovative combinations of ingredients. Great service, contemporary feel.

Address: 4/F Forum Shopping Mall, 10/3 Elgin Road, Kolkata, 700020
Telephone: +91 33 2283 7161


6 Ballygunge Place

Cuisine: All you can eat

For the authentic taste of Bengal head for 6 Ballygunge Place – it offers classic regional food at very attractive prices. Local delicacies such as mutton curry, prawn rice, and spiced coconut chicken all tempt the taste buds. Great for those wishing to enjoy east Indian food on a sensible budget, in the heart of the city.

Address: , 6 Ballygunge Place, Kolkata, 700019
Telephone: +91 33 2460 3922


Cuisine: Continental

Located in the central Chrome Hotel on AJC Bose Road, the KhanaSutra is a place to indulge in what is billed as India's first nouvelle cuisine north Indian restaurant. Multi-course meals are the order of the day here, as is personal and attentive service.

Address: , Chrome Hotel, 226 AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, 700017
Telephone: +91 33 3096 3096

Spice Kraft

Cuisine: Global

Billing itself as “the only global cuisine restrobar in town,” Spice Kraft combines a stylish restaurant with a bar area for after-dinner drinks. The menu offers a huge range of dishes from countries such as China, Thailand, Lebanon, Vietnam and Japan, with some of the more interesting options on offer including devilled crab meat, shredded lamb in massaman curry and Arabic style lemon flavored grilled fish.

Address: , 54/1/2A Hazra Road, Ballygunge Phari, Kolkata, 700019
Telephone: +91 33 98312 23311


Bon Appetit

Cuisine: Vegan

Simultaneously homely and quirky, Bon Appetit is a small restaurant that serves a selection of international treats, from pancakes and Spanish omelettes to the famous chocolate avalanche. The imaginative décor includes eclectic touches such as hanging cane swings, faux grapevines and art installations.

Address: , AD-34, Sector – 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata, 700064
Telephone: +91 33 2334 0402


Cuisine: Benga

With a loyal following, Kewpies is known as the purveyor of authentic Bengali food, and for a good reason. Located down a narrow alleyway in the owner's home, it may be small and rustic but that's half the charm. Tuck into a thali (several dishes served on one plate, refilled limitlessly); the boss can help you decipher the choices on the menu. Heartily recommended. Closed Monday.

Address: , 2 Elgin Lane, Kolkata, 700020
Telephone: +91 33 2486 1600

Peter Cat

Cuisine: Continental

A Park Street (and indeed Kolkata) institution, the food here (an assortment of Indian dishes, as well as some continental offerings) is top class and offers good value for money. Start by picking an aperitif or two along with some spicy north Indian kebabs. Very popular at weekends, the interior of Peter Cat is atmospheric and the food fresh and tasty.

Address: , 18 Park Street, Kolkata, 700016
Telephone: +91 33 2229 8841
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ITC Sonar

Spreading over 6.5 hectares (16 acres), this deluxe hotel has a gloriously tranquil ambience. Its top-class rooms surround a huge pool and are tastefully minimalist, with contemporary designs and fresh tones. Each room comes with Internet access, personalised vaults and 24-hour butler service. Guests can enjoy the health spa and beauty salon, with a variety of massage treatments, gym and collection of fine restaurants including delicious Dum Pukht.

Lytton Hotel

A comfortable, friendly, hotel in the heart of busy Sudder Street, the Lytton has pleasing rooms, all with air conditioning, fridge, Wi-Fi access, television and writing desk, making it a good value (for Kolkata) hotel for business travellers and tourists alike. It has a business centre, a good restaurant and a cosy bar – and it's just around the corner from the Indian Museum.

The Oberoi Grand

Set back from the chaos of Chowringee, this elegant Victorian structure has long been one of Kolkata's (and the subcontinent's) finest, and indeed most historic, hotels. Its courtyard is filled with columns and plants; the exquisitely restored hotel has beautifully decorated rooms (including sumptuous suites with grand four-poster beds and teak wood floors) in addition to a handful of superb restaurants, a tea lounge, spa, fitness centre and pool.

The Park

A great location in the heart of Park Street, this upmarket property is a member of the Design Hotels of the World. Standard doubles are very comfortable with soothing warm tones and there are also more opulent suites and larger 'Luxury rooms'. It's stylish, well run and home to the trendy Tantra nightclub as well as some commendable restaurants. Other treats include an inviting swimming pool, gym and spa (which offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments and heavenly body scrubs).

Hotel Lindsay

The Lindsay offers a degree of comfort that belies the price. A nice feature is the rooftop restaurant, which affords good views of the teeming city below. It also has Wi-Fi in the rooms, and all the usual 'mod cons' expected from a modern hotel.

Fairlawn Hotel

A living part of the city's history, this small-scale property harks back to the late 18th century and has retained a creaky charm, and the charming, eccentric octogenarian owner is proud to talk about the interesting photos lining the walls. Extensively renovated in 2010, the hotel is crammed with bric-a-brac, old wicker furniture and Raj-era memorabilia. Rooms aren't flash but are comfortable enough, with some bathrooms featuring great old free-standing bath tubs.