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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.
Situated within the Hyatt Regency Kolkata, Guchhi is dedicated to Indian cuisine, specifically North Indian and Bengali. Named after the forest in Kashmir, the restaurant has a decidedly modern ambiance. However, the cuisine is as traditional as it gets; the specials include the Raan-e-Guchhi and Guchhi Pulao. Watching the chefs at work in the open kitchen is a pure pleasure, especially when you know the final result is going to be on your plate. The restaurant also has two private dining rooms.
All those having a sweet tooth should definitely visit Paris Café in Ballygunge, Kolkata. Pancakes with chocolate sauce and rainbow cakes are some of the fast selling items here. They also have a variety of mouth watering pastries on their list. The café’s proximity to the Ice Skating Rink makes it easy to locate. Although it is set in a very small area but the ambiance is beautifully decorated using royal interiors. So the café seems to be classy. It is an ideal place to catch up with friends for an evening chat. They also serve some nicely brewed coffees thus making this place perfect to catch up on a coffee date.
Plan a dinner at Villa 19 and taste some of the most innovative traditional kebabs, freshly barbequed and offered to you. This restaurant keeps changing its menu as per customer requirements and also as per the season. This winter it has a variety of barbeque menu with pizzas, pastas and a lot more. It is set in a perfect ambiance that lets you take in the aroma of the cooked food. They also have a varied cocktail and wine list to choose from. This place is a little expensive than the others but definitely a nice restaurant to visit once in a while.