It is that time of the year when the festive season is back, and it marks its beginning with Durga Puja. Durga Puja is the biggest festival of the year in Kolkata. It is celebrated by Bengalis across the world.
Durga Puja is celebrated during the last five days of Navratri and Dussehra. Shopping for new clothes, exchanging gifts, pandal hopping and most importantly, eating out becomes a part of the routine during these days. Here are the list of restaurants that you must visit during Durga Puja.
K-19 All Day Dining, Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge
This all-day dining restaurant in Radisson Kolkata is very spacious and has natural light flowing in. The restaurant has a stylish ambience and chic décor. There are a few interesting options to try from the menu. For a better experience, they have a lavish buffet which sort of covers most of the areas from across the globe and delivers in satisfying the guests.
Vegetable Chop, Chicken Tikka, Mocher Torkari, Chhanar Mohima, Kaju Kishmish Pulao, Mishti Doi and Sarbhaja are the dishes worth indulging in.
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This all-day dining multicuisine restaurant is located at The Park, Kolkata. The place has brightly lit interiors with shades of blue cutting through the pristine white. With some classics and some signature dishes, they are one of the best contemporary dining spaces in the city. Their signature Single Estate Madagascar Chocolate Molten Cake is luscious and devilishly good.
We recommend you to try Beetroot Onion Piyazi, Bengali Fish Chop with Tomato Kasundi, Babycorn and Mushroom Pepper Salt, Fish in Honey Chilli / Mild Garlic Soya Sauce, Baked Pineapple Cheesecake and Goram Langcha.
With a tone of orange colour on the walls, amber lighting and droplets of saffron-coloured balls, the restaurant is aptly designed to suit the name ‘Saffron’. The menu consists of the best of Bengali cuisine and the choices of dishes, some classics and some contemporary from across the country. Infusing the flavours of Indian cuisine with modern ingredients, this place is a modern Indian restaurant with great décor.
The restaurant is offering Pujo Special Set Menu, welcome drink, pint beer, wine glass and unlimited alcohol.
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JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Kolkata
One can begin or end their day in Kolkata in JW Kitchen, an all-day dining restaurant featuring both buffet and a la carte international and local flavours on the menu. The long glass-sided wall in this restaurant makes it the biggest attraction for the diners in the city to enjoy a special menu with friends and family. The décor of this place is very light and refreshing. Their cheese, salads and cold cuts on offers are delicious. For desserts, one can choose from Indian and International options.
Pujo Special Buffet and soft beverages are on offer during Durga Puja.
Aaheli, The Peerless Inn, Kolkata
Aaheli is the signature fine-dining brand of The Peerless Inn, Kolkata that was founded in 1993. The meaning of Aaheli – ‘authentic’ is totally appropriate as the restaurant serves authentic Bengali cuisine. The restaurant offers sophisticated yet has an ethnic feel to it. The decor of the restaurant reflects Bengali culture, folklore and etiquette.
One must try their Pujo Special Non-Vegetarian Thaali, especially crafted for Durga Puja.
Dum Pukht brings the grand cuisine of India that is truly regal. Here authentic Awadhi cuisine is presented with sophistication. The food is filled with flavours and most of it simply melts-in-the-mouth.
Their Pujo Special Bengali Set Lunch is a must-have.
Smoke Shack, Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge
This alfresco bar and restaurant, in Radisson Kolkata, is one of the best looking drinking and dining spots in Kolkata. This was designed to replicate a typical Goan shack complete with an infinity pool surrounded by comfortable loungers and a neon-lit bar. Smoke Shack’s menu focuses on grills and tandoor with items such as Jamaican Pork Chops, Char-grilled Salmon and a range of Kababs.
Their signature dishes, Ajwaini Jhinga - char-grilled prawns flavoured with carom seeds, and, Murgh Ke Sholay - a chicken kabab spiked with red chillies, are highly recommended.
Oceanic, The Peerless Inn, Kolkata
Oceanic is a seafood speciality multi-cuisine restaurant located in Peerless Inn, Kolkata. The restaurant offers a wide range of mouth-watering delicacies to choose from, such as South Asian to Italian, Continental to North Indian. This place serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, one can enjoy a lavish Sunday brunch buffet here.
Do not miss their Durga Puja Special buffet with kebab, biryani and other delicacies.
Mynt, Vivanta Kolkata EM Bypass
Mynt is an all-day dining multicuisine restaurant, located on the lobby level of Vivanta hotel. This place has a contemporary design and chic interiors with large glass windows through the entire length of the restaurant. Sleek, contemporary design and stylish décor allow the eclectic menu to take centre stage.
Mynt has organised a Pujo Special Buffet for lunch and dinner.
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You may also head to some other restaurants with irresistible offers during Durga Puja like Rosewood, Social Kitchen, Sand, The Grand Ballroom, Nest and The Wall.
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