Hurray, It is a Sunday. Sunday’s have become better now with a whole lot of brunching options in the city. A few years back, it was only the 5-star hotels and their all-day dining restaurants which used to have brunch. The scenario has completely changed now. There are a lot of standalone joints offering brunch options too. And sometimes, brunch with unlimited alcohol by naming it drunch. Sunday’s could not get more exciting now. Here are our top 10 Sunday brunch in Kolkata in random order.
Location: International Financial Hub (CBD), New Town
With a fantastic view from the tenth floor, the Sunday brunch here has become the talk of the town. With sixty per cent of the food in live counters, a very eye catchy buffet layout and a classy interior, The Westin brunch is here to stay. Mouth watering kebabs, a fabulous selection of seafood in grills, paellas, chaat, Asian stir fries, biryani counter and more is what you can expect here. Look out for the dessert section. They have fifty variety of desserts.
Price: INR 1769 AI and free for kids below 7
Location: JBS Haldane Avenue, Science City Area
A contemporary restaurant serving Pan Asian delicacies, their Sunday brunch is simply an experience that is worth trying. Separate stations in different pockets of the sprawling restaurant, one can complete their meal at any corner. You will get the best of dimsums, sushis, Japanese crepes, teppanyaki, South East Asian curries and more. The Peking duck here takes the centre stage and is perfectly executed in soft airy baos.
Price: INR 2600 plus tax with unlimited soft beverage and additional packages on alcoholic beverages
Location: Ruby Hospital Area
This name always comes off as a surprise to many but the all-day dining at The Gateway Hotel, Buzz does an amazing Sunday brunch. They have interesting live counters with seafood grills and other chaat and tawa counters. The main course has a nice little lamb or chicken roast with a very appealing selection of dishes from across the world. However, their regional delicacies, especially Bengali or Bangladeshi dishes are highly recommended.
Price: INR 1500 plus tax without alcohol and INR 1750 plus tax with alcohol
Location: 4A, JBS Haldane Avenue, Science City Area
There are a few places where you step in and you feel a positive vibe hitting you? JW Kitchen is one such, especially on a Sunday. The Sunday brunch is simply a formidable affair. The buffet runs through the length of this restaurant, showcasing their culinary skills from salads to a number of exquisite live kitchens, interesting cocktails on the menu and their irresistible desserts. Every now and then, they do a regional or a speciality food festival which also gets a space within the brunch. Now is that a catch or not?
Price: INR 1699 AI and INR 1999 AI with sparkling wine and INR 2999 with champagne
Location: 34 B, Belvedere Road, Alipore
After the revamp of Hub into Cal 27, the Sunday brunch has also taken a leap from before. The classy Zamindar style interior with a contemporary buffet layout makes for exquisite dining. Fresh pizzas from the wood fired oven, hand tossed pastas, an eclectic range of cold cuts including some vegetarian sushi catering to the local crowd, an array of proteins including duck and some exotic seafood too, the Sunday brunch with some live magic show is a fun family affair.
Price: INR 2000 plus taxes and INR 3000 plus taxes with alcohol. Kids below 5 are complimentary
Location: 15 Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade Area
Beautiful rich interiors with red and white colours and glistening gold picture frames on the walls, this restaurant is a hot favourite of many in Kolkata for their Sunday brunch. From the food to the warmth, it is all about opulence here. The salad bar and the cold cut section are specially curated with top quality selections in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. A small but fine grade of sushi is also on the offer, thanks to their speciality Japanese chef. Main course and desserts boast of some great food but watch out for the Bengali delicacies with are soul satisfying.
Price: INR 1750 plus tax without alcohol and INR 2500 plus tax with alcohol
Location: City Centre 1, Salt Lake
Revamped Afraa with rich and classy interiors is a stunning escapade for many in the city. Two levels of seating with the bar on the lower floor and the fine dining on the upper floor, Sunday brunch is served on both floors. Lower is self-help and the upper floor has a pan to plate dining. Unlimited cocktails including sangrias and interesting Mediterranean bites begin this brunch. Masterfully executed hand tossed pizzas, finest of the pastas, some signature dishes and more made with a lot of local and seasonal produce, the Sunday brunch here is a food lover’s dream come true.
Price: INR 1399 AI with unlimited alcohol
Location: Fort Knox, Camac Street
Sushis, dimsums, South East Asian delicacies in small plates, curries, noodles and what not! That is The Fatty Bao merry drunch for you. There are 42 dishes to chose from and one is literally spoilt for choice. Each dish is executed to perfection. The best part about this brunch is that every dish is pan to plate. As you sip through their select alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy the view of Kolkata from the 8th floor with some specially created Asian food.
Price: INR 1400 plus tax with soft beverage and INR 2200 plus tax with alcohol, INR 2600 is with premium drinks and INR 700 for children under 10.
Location: Salt Lake Stadium area
There was a time when this celebrated and award-winning restaurant was the only place where one would get the best of Italian food served from pan to plate in a brunch. Although there are many more restaurants now offering pan to plate in a brunch, but, one can safely say that they do serve, hands down, the best Italian food in Kolkata. Start with interesting appetisers, cheeses, salads and finest of imported cold cuts. Everything is exciting from there on. Thin crust pizzas, gnocchi, tortellini, risotto, exceptional cuts of meats, desserts and so much more that they offer.
Price: INR 2250 plus tax and INR 2550 plus tax with alcohol
Location: Quest Mall
Although inside a mall, this restaurant, after its relaunch, has a very appealing European charm about it. So is Sunday brunch. At very competitive pricing, the Sunday brunch knocks a punch with its top grade food and the variety as well. Artisanal breads, eggs to order and making your own salads does sound exciting. And then comes their Antipasti with Chicken Bruschetta, cheese poppers and many more. Both for pizzas and pastas, one gets to choose their own toppings and sauce. Of course, they have the main course and not to forget, their dolce with the best Tiramisu that Kolkata has seen.
Price: INR 1299 and INR 799 for kids
For someone who's run two restaurants, being a baker and cook par excellence comes easily to Madhushree . When she's not eating out, she's organizing her own pop ups or experimenting with regional recipes. Her experiments with food and her recipes are part of Pikturenama , where she's a co founder.