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Virgose promises to be a great start to a fun-filled evening. Situated within the Hotel Hindustan International, this lounge has a fully equipped bar to get the good times rolling. The premium spirits available are complemented by a number of Oriental and Italian specialties. To keep the momentum going, Virgose has a live International band churning out great tunes every evening. You can also book one of the Private Dining Rooms available. The stylish, yet comfortable sofas tend to encourage long conversations and the stylish decor is bound to make you want to stay forever. However, if you want to take the party elsewhere, you can always hop into HHI Underground.
If you are not too familiar with dining options in the city or even the kind of cuisine, head to Mythh within the Hotel Hindustan International on AJC Bose Road. Situated on the ground floor, the restaurant is a large space dedicated to bringing flavors from around the world to your plate. Keeping in tune with the lavish interiors of the hotel, Mythh has a sophisticated aura and aroma to match. The breakfast and lunch buffets are quite a treat, with a number of live counters as well. From the a la carte menu, you can order the Lamb Chops on Mashed Potato, Fish and Chicken Kebabs and the Grilled Bekti. The Weekend Brunches organized by Mythh give access to the poolside and are especially popular among locals and hotel residents alike. The adjoining Onyx bar can be used for an aperitif or just to lounge around after your meal. It also has two Private Dining Rooms that can be reserved for big groups.
If you want Oriental Cuisine in a fine dining setup, Mainland China is one of the most trusted names in India. Following the concept of 'harmony in contrast', the restaurant never compromises on authenticity and yet manages to please just about any palate. Drunken Chicken in Shaoxiang Wine, Steamed Sea Bass with Soya and Ginger and Sizzling Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Garlic Sauce are some of the ought-to-try specials. The list of dimsums and wantons is endless: those who can't decide can try the Dimsum Platter. An extravagant lunch buffet, complete with a dimsum counter, is on offer too. One of the most crowded restaurants in the city, this Ballygunge eatery is just as frequented by families as it is by business professionals. The atmosphere inside is always charged with excited conversation, probably inspired by the heavenly aromas from the kitchen. You can't go wrong with this Oriental plate!
Privy, the exquisite lounge in Kolkata is a hip hangout joint by day and a dance club by night. The bar serves an array of shooters and zippy cocktails of which the Long Island Ice Tea is one of the more popular options. Bar snacks like Tex-Mex Chicken, salt and pepper prawn and crispy baby corn can be munched on along with the drinks. The club's black and red themed interiors, mood-enhancing lighting, in-house DJ and extensive bar make it a very popular choice among the youth.
The Bikers Cafe is an amazing restaurant where you can hang out with friends or family. They are open from 7.30a, which means they even welcome their customers for breakfast. As the name suggests, it is a Bikers Cafe and the entire place is decorated using the motor-bike theme especially for those who love riding the two-wheeler. Babycorn, Mixed Sauce Pastas, Chilli Paneer and crusty pizzas are some of the amazing items from their menu.
Afraa means white in Arabic, and is clearly the thematic undertone at this Kolkata lounge. The wooden flooring, plush white leather seating and minimalistic decor, is complemented by a 180-degree view of the city. With perfect lighting to add to its visual appeal, Afraa boasts of an assortment of International spirits, sumptuous global cuisine and the best in-house DJ. It occasionally hosts live performances by renowned artists, in addition to a range of participative events.