How many of us just want to make any celebratory occasion special? Okay, bad question! Rephrasing – How many of us put lot of effort in thinking how to make an occasion special? There is a checklist that we consider – good food, great venue, company and budget. Well, I am here to reduce that effort for you and help you in making this decision. Here is a list of restaurants at 5 star hotels in Kolkata that I think are MUST VISIT depending on the occasion you want to celebrate, or just enjoy a nice meal at a nice-er place! So, here it goes:
Sonargaon at The Taj Bengal Kolkata – Wah Taj! Wah!
Where: Taj Bengal, 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata.
Cuisine: North Indian
Located at the best hotel in Kolkata, Sonargaon recreates an Indian village. The lovely village decor, Indian classical music being played at the background and delectable food, has won the hearts of many. It is a great place for formal feasts and family get together. You might see big family dining and laughing together here. Sure, it will burn a hole in your pocket, but the whole experience is totally worth it. This place is a must go to!
Insider Tip: Couples might get a quiet corner table but with the Indian classical Music in the background? Well, it’s your call!
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.1500 per person.
What you must try: Dal Sonargaon because this is the best Dal you will ever have and Gilafi Naan as it literally melts in your mouth.
La Terrasse at The Oberoi Grand Kolkata: One Of The Royal Restaurants at 5 Star Hotels In Kolkata
Where: The Oberoi Grand, 15, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Chowringhee, Kolkata.
Cuisine: North Indian, Bengali, Continental and Italian delicacies.
Housed in the lavish Grand Oberoi, one of the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata, La Terrasse stands amongst Kolkata’s biggest culinary hits. The decor has a British feel to it and is quite lively. Keep an eye out for their food festivals that happens around the year as they are innovative and delicious. If you are looking to have a great time with your partner or close friends and don’t mind spending a few extra bucks, then this place is for you!
1. Feel free to come here alone as well, the ambience is such that you can spend hours here.
2. It is a big well-lit restaurant and is always crowded, especially for dinners, so prior booking is highly recommended.
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.1350 per person.
What you must try: Chicken Steak with Mushrooms and Vegetables for its lovely long lasting taste.
The Bridge at The Floatel Kolkata – Come Sail Away!
Where: Floatel, 9/10, Kolkata Jetty, Strand Road, Dalhousie BBD Bagh, Kolkata
The Bridge is a floating restaurant in Floatel Kolkata, one of the popular hotels in Kolkata known for its view. Vegetarians may get a little disappointed as the options are limited but it is a hub for Non vegetarians. So, sip a few drinks and have a fun family time here, and you will definitely come here again!
Insider Tip: This place is meant for family meals and not so much for couples looking for cozy atmosphere.
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.450 per person.
What you must try: Fish Malai Tikka for its perfect creamy taste.
The Square at Novotel Kolkata – The Place you’d rather be!
Where: Novotel, CF 11, Action Area, 1C, New Town, Rajarhat New Town, Kolkata.
Cuisine: North Indian, Continental and Asian cuisines.
Novotel Kolkata is one the best 5 star hotels in Kolkata that offers an array of palatable tastes and experience in a wonderful setting of The Square. The restaurant is huge and the guests can enjoy the convenience of all day all night dining. It is a perfect place to chill out away from the hustle bustle of the city. If you want a quiet time with your loved one, this place is best for you.
Insider tip: Come here for Brunch Mania on Sundays between 12.30 to 3.30 pm. It is a must go.
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.1150 per person.
What you must try: Chicken Mushroom Ceaser Salad for its delicate flavours and Grilled Prawns in Butter Garlic Sauce for that buttery garlic-y taste.
Cafe Treat at The Pride Hotel Kolkata – Feel Proud @ Pride!
Where: The Pride Hotels, BG 12, Terminus, Action Area 1B, Rajarhat New Town, Kolkata
Cuisines: North Indian, Continental, Asian and Italian
Cuisines from across the globe are celebrated at this elegant restaurant at The Pride Hotel. This 24-hour restaurant is not very old and is located little far from the main city. People come here for a long drive and toothsome food. If you are in no hurry and want to enjoy a relaxed meal, it is worth coming here for sure.
Insider tip: It is best suited for family meals and office group fun meal. Although, the place is quiet but it does not have a romantic feel to it.
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.750 per person.
What you must have: Dal Makhani because it is sumptuous and Butter Chicken for its amazing taste.
The Bridge at The Park Hotel Kolkata: Your Host And Dost!!
Where: The Park, 17, Park Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata.
This place has an indoor and outdoor seating. The ambience has a very friendly feel to it and open 24 hours. If you want to enjoy a relaxed meal with your partner, the outdoor seating at night or evening is perfect. The Park Hotel is one of the busiest five star hotels in Kolkata, situated in the heart of the city. The restaurant is always full on weekdays and weekends. So prior booking is advisable.
Insider Tip: Pizza Lovers, do not miss the most scrumptious and sought after pizzas made in wood fired oven specially created by the chefs in Pizza Summers starting from April.
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.1050 per person.
What you must have: Petite Cheese Kulcha with Sundried Tomato Chutney for its spicy tangy taste and Molten Chocolate Cake for its divine taste.
K19 All Day Dining at Park Plaza Kolkata – Thoda Desi Thoda Videsi!
Where: Park Plaza, 17, Garcha Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata.
Surrounded by gorgeous glass facades, this restaurant at Park Plaza Kolkata is an amazing place to dine with family and close friends. The service here is quick and prompt and has an open kitchen where Tandoor items are made thus giving a barbeque feel to the customers. The food here is great especially pasta, lasagne and desserts like Hazelnut and Dark Choco Delight. If you are in a mood for hookah, then head up on the terrace as Smoke Shack Kolkata will make your smoky wishes come true!
Insider Tip: Watch out for Kolkata Street Food Festival (Between May and June). Executive Chef Jayanta designs the menu, blending in authentic street food taste options as well as invented ones under one roof.
Pocket Pinch: Approx Rs.950 per person.
What you must try: Lasagne for its cheesy taste and New York Cheese Cake for its sinful taste.
So, these are some of the best restaurants at 5 star hotels in Kolkata that give you a plush experience. So choose wisely depending on the cuisine and location, and here’s hoping that you have a great time. Wait, am I invited?