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The erstwhile capital of India still has bits that reflect a beautiful amalgamation of the ancient with the modern art and history. Here are the best restaurants in Kolkata.
Bombay Brasserie, Ballygunge
Bombay Brasserie is one of the most prolific international chain of restaurants, present in multiple cities across the country. The restaurant is known to serve Indian dishes styled differently. The dishes aren't offbeat, but their presentation and preparation is unique, which makes all the difference. There are dishes from across the country on the menu, representing tastes specific to each state. So go ahead and lose yourself in the Aam Papad Paneer and Tilkut Masala Flat Rotis along with some Pauwa Cocktails.
Yauatcha is an exquisite place to indulge in the finest Chinese fare in the city. You can choose between a light lunch or a wholesome meal, replete with lip-smacking cocktails that can be enjoyed with friends and family. From hot and spicy to sweet and sour, the restaurant is a great option to savour authentic Chinese cuisine with a variety of dim sums. The lovely ambience along with the rooftop seating just take things a notch higher.
Peshawri, ITC Sonar
Peshawri at ITC Sonar is an Afghani restaurant that is a favourite with the residents of the city to indulge in authentic Indian cuisine. The restaurant aims to recreate an experience similar to that of dining under the starry skies with the cold desert wind creating the perfect magical vibe. Try the delectable bites that are cooked in the traditional clay tandoor. The kebabs are a must-try, as is the signature Dal Bukhara. While here, do try the Sikandari Raan, Tandoori Aloo and Murgh Malai Kebab.
Arsalan, Park Circus Area
Arsalan is one of Kolkata's pride when it comes to the best restaurants. The menu has some of the finest Mughalai dishes prepared with Indian influences. Head here to indulge in the city's favourite cuisine, biryani with some great meat cuts. Arsalan provides authentic Mughlai cuisine with an ambience that sets the perfect mood to enjoy family dining. The restaurant started in 2002 and has come a really long way in creating its mark among other restaurants in Kolkata.
Peter Cat, Park Street Area
If you are looking for the best place in the city to enjoy Kolkata's famous Chelo Kebabs, it is Peter Cat. The affordable prices of the dishes make this place a favourite. From the Prawn Curry to Dum ki Raan and House Special Chicken Steak, the menu is a rich collection of some of the most-watering dishes in the city that you won't get to savour the same way at any other place. The dark and dim-lighted vibe of the restaurant makes it a better place to unwind after a stressful day or week with some cocktails.
Bars in Kolkata
Here are some of the must-visit best bars in Kolkata when it's time to hit the dance the floor.
Monkey Bar, Carmac Street Area
Monkey Bar is one of those hangout spots in town which doesn't require an introduction. If you want to head to a place to party with your gang and are uncertain about experimenting, then you should blindly head to Monkey Bar. The fun vibe and scrumptious bites are all you need to make it a night to remember. It's also one of the few places where you should be heading to catch the beautiful sunset in the city. Plan a date night at this popular place and watch the night get awesome!
Hoppipola is the millennial's hang out spot. From board games to live DJ, this place has it all. Head here for the ultimate night out with some live entertainment to keep you hooked. Order a LIIT or Martini with some fresh freshly baked Pizza or Pasta and you are sorted for the night.
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most energetic places that hosts rocking night outs in town. It is certainly one of the craziest bars in Kolkata that has a plethora of events running through the week. Make sure to check their schedule if you are looking for something specific. The outlet is strategically located on the street that never sleeps" to woo the crowd. Don't miss out on the must-haves like Legendary Burger and Jumbo Combo.