Fine Dining is a luxurious and overwhelming experience unto itself. It offers the satisfaction of enjoying extravagant food along with the opportunity of appreciating the art of its preparation and presentation which adds a dimension to the gastronomic experience. 20 of the finest restaurant in Kolkata promise to offer its diners gourmet food and delivers it quite successfully.
An outlet of this Michelin Starred restaurant at Quest Mall, Ballygunge, has attracted the attention of diners from all over the city since its inauguration in 2014. Famous for its Cantonese cuisine and excellent collection of wine and champagnes, Yauatcha welcomes foodies warmly with a decor that is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Chinese teahouse. The dim sums and desserts mark as the specialty of this restaurant. The minimalistic decor of the restaurant is complemented by a wide view of the cityscape.
Chili’s Grill is the place to go for if one is looking for an authentic American dining experience. An offshoot of the Texan food joint, Chili’s Grill serves American cuisine in their original American portions, to which justice can only be done by a gourmand. Loud music accompanied by wall graffiti makes up the interior decoration and the restaurant provides a view of the busy Park Circus area. Chili’s has its outlets at South City Mall, Prince Anwar Shah Road; Quest Mall, Ballygunge; and Acropolis Mall, Kasba.
Handpicked ingredients from Guangdong, Hunan, and Beijing combine with authentic spices to bring into being the dishes served at Mainland China. This chain of restaurants brings to Kolkata a slice of life from the Chinese plains and celebrates it in their food. The place offers an excellent buffet comprising of a three-course meal. Roast Lamb In Hot Bean Sauce, Golden Fried Prawns, Chicken Siu Mai, Chicken Pan Fried Noodles, Mixed Meat Fried Rice, Yue Yang Spicy Barbecued Fish are some of the recommended food from this diner which has its outlets at Ballygunge, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Shibpur, and Science City Area.
4.The Bridge: The Park Hotel
A 17 metre waterfall, a bridge, and landscaped surrounding sets up the ambiance for the 24*7 fine dining experiences at The Bridge. This diner is known for its multi-cuisine a la carte and buffet menu which provides the harmonious coexistence of traditional and contemporary cuisines from around the world. Adding to the collection of fine dining restaurants that Park Street boasts of, The Bridge also has an excellent to enhance the gourmet experience.
5.6, Ballygunge Place
6, Ballygunge Place is traditional Bengali food at its unadulterated best. Choosing the address of its first outlet as its name, this food joint provides you with the opportunity to understand the people of Bengal’s love affair with “Dal-Bhat-Machher Jhhol”. Delicacies like Bhetki Paturi, Ilish Bhapa, and Dab Chingri served here is bound to take you to food heaven. 6, Ballygunge Place has its outlets at Ballygunge; Sector 1, Salt Lake; Sector 5, Salt Lake; and Kasba.
When one of the finest and oldest five-star hotels in the city promises an authentic Thai experience, it delivers it in the form of Baan Thai. Overlooking the crowded market area of Esplanade, Baan Thai at the Oberoi Grand, welcomes its guests with a life-size statue of Lord Buddha, while ‘Singh’, the mythical solar lion, stands guard. The decor of this place comprises of wood walls, wooden furnishings, along with floor seatings that uphold the tradition of Thailand. The food consists of Thai dishes like Tom Yam Koong and Som Tam Esan. Advance booking is recommended and only dinner is served at this restaurant on weekdays.
Dum Pukht raises the standard of ITC Sonar with their presentation of the grand and varied cuisine of India in its true regality. Famous for their kakori kebab, this restaurant undertakes the task of treating their premium guests like the Nawabs of Awadh by bringing before them salvers of authentic Awadhi cuisine which are works of art in themselves.
The best of backyard barbecue combined with the luxurious essence of fine dining, is what we call Barbecue Nation. Not only does the restaurant creates an ambiance of a fun barbecue by implanting live grills on their tables, but it is also known for having the best buffet in town. Mediterranean, Asian, Oriental, American, and Indian cuisines are customized at live counters according to the customer’s preferences to provide a completely personalized experience. Located at Sector 5, Salt Lake; and Park Street, Barbecue Nation embodies char and grill at their opulent best.
9.The Irish House
Recreating a part of Ireland with its fame for having over a thousand pubs, The Irish House within itself has the true Irish vibe. The funky decor greets the guests with the inherent Irish cheerfulness and warmth and lets guest enjoy fish and chips while in loud lively music. On the 5th floor of Quest Mall, Dublin intermingles with Kolkata through their mutual love for ‘wining and dining’.
The beauty of Afghanistan and the thrilling and adventurous life of the nomads riding in caravans coalesce and come to life in the victuals served at Kaafila. Known for its Mughlai, Afghani, and North Indian dishes, the enchanting ambiance of Kaafila at Sector 1, Salt Lake; complete with drapes and earthen-ware, delights one and all with its Oriental magic.
Another culinary marvel from The Park, the cooks and the diners at Zen meditate through the medium of food. Open kitchen allows the diners to participate in the process of food preparation thereby satisfying not only the sense of taste but also the sense of smell and sight. It serves Chinese, Thai, and Japanese cuisines, where Sushi remains a point of attraction.
Fun fusion of Pan-Asian cuisines accompanied by quirky decor and an array sets the tone of Mamagoto. Literally translating to ‘Playing with food’, this restaurant does not shy away from experimenting with food and giving its customers the luxury and comfort of gourmet dining.
13.J. W. Kitchen: J. W. Marriott
Intercontinental cuisines accompanied with an unbelievable fine dining experience makes J. W. Kitchen in J. W. Marriott one of its kind. With Thai, North Indian, Mediterranean, and European cuisines, Marriot is sure to engross and indulge you. The breakfast buffet and the wide range of desserts are an added bonus to an out of the world dining experience here.
14.Sigree Global Grill
Grill and barbecues from around the globe are brought to the live grills on the tables at Sigree Global Grill. Flavours from Malaysia to Mexico, Japan to America, come together to mesmerize the diners at this restaurant. An amazing buffet menu fulfils the fine dining expectations of guests at Sigree in Science City area.
Forging a friendship between the two beautiful countries, India and Pakistan, through its great food from the North-West Frontier and luxurious dining, no one beats Peshawari in North Indian cuisine. Peshawari is gift from ITC Sonar to the world of food. The ambiance of the restaurant brings alive the romance of dining under a starry sky in the homely City of Joy. Food cooked in traditional clay tandoor and served across roughly hewn wooden tables add to the rustic charm of the diner.
16.Alfresco: The Lalit Great Eastern
Alfresco serves multiple cuisines like those from the Mediterranean, Continental, Italian, and Indian, also includes some wonders from the Bengali kitchen, in their well-organised breakfast and dinner buffets and a la carte. This diner with its glass walls and ceiling welcomes within itself a wide range of globetrotters. A contemporary makeover given to a place that has witnessed a number of historic events, this plush restaurant, with its Victorian and Edwardian decor, at The Lalit Great Eastern offers the customers a view of the courtyard and a lily pond while enjoying their food.
Elegance and luxury comes naturally to ITC Sonar as can be seen from Eden Pavilion. The warm wooden panelling comforts while the grand breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet serving North Indian, Continental, Italian, South Indian, and Bengali cuisines soothes of the guests at this fine dining restaurant.
Combining the varied flavors from the homes of Bengal with the pleasure of luxury dining, Aaheli, at The Peerless Inn, in Esplanade, is truly peerless in its preparation and presentation of Bengali food. The elaboration of the reason why Bengalis are so fond of eating made by its delightful cooking and the ambiance of aristocracy permits Aaheli the pleasure of attracting crowd from all over the world, spreading the taste of Bengal around the globe.
Staying true to its name, Chinoiserie not only offers the best of the European interpretation of Chinese architecture and style in its decor, but also enthrals one and all with its spread of delectable Chinese cuisine. A grand pagoda and wall paintings reminiscent of Chinese folklores add to the pleasure of dining at this fascinating restaurant in Taj Bengal.
Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Japanese-all cuisines quintessentially Asian forms the specialty of this restaurant at ITC Sonar. The culinary traditions of East and South-East Asia mingle with one another freely allowing the guests to enjoy a world of flavors in every morsel they consume. A communicative island with Teppanyaki griddle and Yakitori-style cooking forms the main attraction of the diner. Apart from this, Pan-Asian also offers an exotic weekend brunch to spice up the holidays.
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