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Want to dine in a Zamindar house from the yore? This is the place to be. Right in the middle of city centre 1, lies this restaurant, done up in opulence. Beautiful glass chandeliers, velvet wall linings, artwork, woodwork and the whole deal; one would want to spend as much time as possible and plan for a return dining experience. The menu has been crafted with some common and some unknown recipes from the various districts as well as Bangladesh. 'Jhuri Jhuri Loitte Mach Bhaja' is a terrific dish which goes well with rice as well as on its own. They have several thali options, out of which the corporate thali option is the perfect choice for one person and is very price friendly with unlimited quantity of food, even for the non-vegetarian dishes. Food is made with a lot of care, which is evident from the taste of every dish that you order. You will not be disappointed.
If there was a way to personify regal elegance and sensuality then it surely must be ‘Sonar Tori’. This beautifully designed fine dining restaurant is the very epitome of Bengali culture but more glamourous you expect. The intense, striking décor is just what you need to get rid of any monotonous cobwebs of your dining lifestyle. Because of it’s originality that Sonar Tori has become one of the loveliest dining rooms in Kolkata city and is often frequented by local A-listers and families to dine in style. It’s location is a busy one, so the restaurant is perpetually packed to the gills especially during weekends or on festival weeks. Put City Centre 1, Sector 1, Salt Lake, as your drop off location while booking a cab for Sonar Tori.
The restaurant masters in authentic Bengali cuisine, adapting quintessential recipes from Bengali households to the glossy gilded tables of Sonar Tori. Like in many Kolkata restaurants, culinary influences of Bangladesh somehow seeps into the menu of Sonar Tori as well. Variety is quite generous, offering you plenty of choices to pick from. However, if you become confused then opt for the buffet. Open the meal through the appetizers such as, maacher jhuri, bhuttar cutlet, mangshor sutli kebab, kalibarir aloor dom, murgir ghoti kebab, pur bhora betki, hing koraisutir tikki and mangshor shammi kebab. The chef then impresses you with a plethora of main dishes. Definitely try, thor chorchori, chingri macher malai curry, mangshor bhuna, bhapa ilish, chapor ghonto, hasher dimmer kosha and katla macher korma.
Help polish off the curries with few Bengali staples like luchi, karaisutir kochuri, gobindo bhoger bhaat or radha ballavi. Ask for the day’s chutney or pickles to accompany your meal. A symphony of desserts sweetens your palate before you leave. We stand by, jorda rabri & gorom mihidana. Opt for misti sampler to try little bit of everything. Menu is moderately priced. Sonar Tori sprawls across a vast space that flows into various uniquely designed rooms and quaint charming corners. Vividly painted walls, moodily lit rooms, gilded mirrors, brass utensils and delightful antiquities lends an opulent yet inviting appeal. For first-timers, this restaurant is a kaleidoscope of patterns, hues and styles. The look is upscale, traditional and spectacular.