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The name of this restaurant, located in the heart of the city’s IT Hub, is tad misleading. Do not expect laal maas and dal bati churma on the menu. Jaisalmer serves a standard spread of North Indian and Chinese food. It is a capacious, beautifully appointed restaurants spread over two floors, with spread-out seating and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking a beautiful terrace, which make the place all the more attractive. The place is especially popular with the IT crowds who drop by for team lunches or after-work drinks. Their well-priced lunch and dinner buffets are a good way to explore what is on offer.
Affordable budget-friendly restaurants often come in handy, when you don’t have much to go on but still desire for a fantastic meal that doesn’t leave you broke. Kolkata is a gastronomic heaven crammed with some of the best restaurants in the country, excelling in a wide variety of global cuisines in all kinds of budget. From the whispered recommendations of gourmet circuit we happened along ‘Jaisalmer’, a fancy good-looking restaurant that offers you a marvellous culinary spread for reasonable prices. Its location is central to the IT hub of Kolkata and is favoured by them for team lunches or after work binge sessions with fellow colleagues. Globsyn Crystal in Sector 5 of Salt Lake is where Jaisalmer is located. It’s a good option for first dates or get together with friends, as the place is good-looking as well as casual.
The name Jaisalmer can be misleading as one might expect to see classic Rajasthani dishes on the menu, but it isn’t so. Their menu is a mix of North Indian and Chinese with special focus being paid to the North Indian dishes. At Jaisalmer you can have a wonderful fine dining experience without burning a hole in your pocket. Their lunch and dinner buffets are specially sought after. Pair your meal with a drink of your choice and munch alongside on an array of appetizers such as, birbali lamb seekh kebab, lazeez paneer tikka, pan fried chilli fish, adrak ke panje, mushroom salt & pepper, murgh reshmi kebab and golden fried prawns. The main course is a heady selection of, diced chicken in oyster sauce, kadai paneer, roast lamb in hot bean sauce and kadai jheenga.
An assortment of fried rice, flatbreads and noodles complements your main course perfectly. To wrap up this glorious meal indulge into their lip-smacking desserts. Jaisalmer offers, jamun-e-gul and a multiple choices in ice creams. The dining space at Jaisalmer is charmingly designed with elements of Kolkata peeking through. Sprawled across two floors, Jaisalmer exudes a relaxed cheerful vibe that goes a long way into drawing the patrons. Colourful formal tables and booths are divided by a screen of green wooden shutters, which is quintessential Bengal. Floor to ceiling glass windows fills the room with sunlight. If it’s a pleasant evening, sit outdoors in the wide balcony section. Overall, a perfectly enchanting fine dining space which can be enjoyed for reasonable prices.
If you are looking for a place away from prying eyes, where you can sit and have a romantic cozy meal then pick Jaisalmer for a Special Occasion. This lovely two storied restaurant flows into several seating styles, ideal for all kinds of moods. For a romantic twosome, try to snag those twin wing chairs set near the floor to ceiling glass window, from where you get an eyeful of the lovely green terrace area. The name Jaisalmer hints towards a Rajasthani spread but the menu here is focused on North Indian and Chinese. Jaisalmer will be a pleasant fine dining experience without costing you too much.