This is Kolkata's version of the real Moulin Rouge in Paris, complete with the trademark windmill at its entrance. Although it has no cabaret performances today, it was known to be much like the original, albeit less extravagant, in its golden years. Around the 1960s musical soirees were the norm and the entire place would resound with laughter and celebration that would continue till the wee hours of the morning. The sense of nostalgia may not touch upon a first time visitor, but the interiors do hold precious clues to the past. With Indian, Continental, Chinese, French and Italian preparations on offer, Moulin Rouge is a great place for a good evening out with friends even today. The Fish and Chips perfectly compliment drinks and the Chicken Tetrazzini is a highly recommended main course option. The lack of live music is a definite letdown, but the restaurant never lets you down when it comes to good tasting food.
Zen, nestled in the classy and elegant Park Hotel, is truly a 'new theater of food' that provides a visual and culinary treat as well. Wooden paneled flooring giving the effect of bamboos and artifacts adorning the room are well coordinated with the Oriental decor. It has show kitchens, where you can watch the skilled chefs expertly dishing out tasty preparations. Every order of the customer is treated like a piece d'art and right from the recipe to the presentation, each step is carried out with precision and amazing attention to detail. If you like your privacy, choose to sit in the space separated by the wooden columned curtains. The Japanese bar serves excellent sushi and teppanyaki. Be a part of this culinary journey that takes you through the unique world of Oriental cuisines.
Oudh 1590 is a replica of the Mughal Palaces and is filled with beautiful paintings and wood work. It is very easy to get a feel of the Awadhi culture and brings back the memories of Wajid Ali Shah. Started in 2011 by the Chowdhary Brothers, this place offers good food, lovely ambience and an insight into the historical past of India. Each and every aspect in the restaurant is meticulously planned keeping in mind the culture of the ancient era. The menu is also full of Afghani delicacies featuring Shahi Tangri Kabab, Jheena Biryani, Paneer Qurma and lot more. This place aims at keeping alive the old Lucknowi taste by offering them the best of Lucknow.
Santa's Fantasea is a small place that serves amazing food. Some of the all-time favorite dishes include Beijing Rice, Honey Chilli Squid, Banshpora Mutton and Seafood Topping Noodles. It is a Chinese restaurant that has unique interiors and an exotic ambiance. It is decorated using a combination of tribal and coastal regions. It is located close to Panchanantala bus stop. The rates are also affordable so will not burn your pocket. The quantity of food served is also sufficient.
If you're craving for an all-Italian experience in Kolkata, nothing will please you better than La Cucina. Located at the lobby level of Hyatt Regency Kolkata, this restaurant serves up Italian specialties, complete with home-made pasta, in a contemporary ambiance. Since no Italian meal is complete without a wine to match, the restaurant stocks over 150 different bottles to choose from; and if that is too much variety for you, ask the trained sommelier to help you out. 'Pranzo Di Domenica', the Sunday lunch buffet, is a most delectable choice of Italian fare.
Piccadilly Square is a lovely place for all those veggie lovers who prefer to eat in an all-veg restaurant. It serves some extremely delicious veg food apart from its other bakery items. It is a well know eating outlet for vegetarian delicacies. It also has good dessert collections and some of them include blueberry pancakes, chocolate shake and waffles. It does not fall very heavy on your pocket as the items are moderately priced. Overall, the place is very small but a good restaurant to spend an evening with friends.
Raj’s Spanish Café is located in one of the busiest areas of Kolkata. It attracts the locals as well as a number of international tourists from all over the world. The restaurant serves Italian pastas, Mexican salsas and some delicious Spanish food as well. They also have a list of different kinds of pizzas such as vegetarian, margarita, and spicy chicken pizzas. The dessert menu allows you to choose between brownies and ice creams. The most unique thing about Raj’s Spanish Café is that they help you in arranging an accommodation, booking flight, train or bus tickets and also converting foreign currencies. They act as a one stop solution for all your basic needs in the city.
Situated within the centrally located Oberoi Grand, La Terrasse is open 24 hours and serves a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Bengali cuisine to thin crust pizzas and pastas. Awarded the Times Food Guide Award 2008 for Best All Day Dining, the restaurant has a large dining area with a sophisticated yet casual decor. While daily buffets serve breakfast and lunch, dinner can be ordered from the a la carte menu. If you happen to be looking for an extra-late dinner option, this is just the place for you.
Go Green as the name suggests is a pure vegetarian restaurant in Kolkata. It is truly a paradise for veg lovers. The food served is of good quality. It serves soup, starters and main course. Some of the most loved items are Manchow and the delectable sweet corn soup. The American Corn Pepper Salt and crispy spring rolls are the two best starter items. The main course menu has Go Green Special Dal, Aloo Dum Punjabi, Stuffed Kulcha and Tandoori Roti. The interiors are well decorated and seems to be a nice place to visit with family and friends.
If you are a Chinese food lover, you should definitely try the Tong Fong located in the Park Street area. This is a very old restaurant that serves authentic Chinese fare in a convivial setting. They have a veg and a non-veg buffet. Some of its delicacies are Kung Pao chicken, Crispy Baby Corn With Honey, Chicken Drumsticks and Chili Garlic Pepper Fish. This is an expensive restaurant so a rare visit would only be possible. The decor and the crowd of this place, makes this a perfect dinner destination for the entire family.