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.
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'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.
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.
No, its not a clock tower, but the only traditional British pub that the city has to offer. Head to this bar in The New Kenilworth, which in itself has a strictly Colonial ambiance, and get tanked up on a variety of British ales and beers. True to its promise, the establishment comes with dart boards and a pool table. And if you're wondering about the finger foods, Big Ben has plenty, including the fried variety that is so necessary for a pub of this kind. Singles will particularly enjoy sitting at the bar which is simply extravagant!
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.
Oceanic Restaurant, a part of the Peerless Inn, as the name suggests specializes in seafood. This modern looking dining space offers cuisines from all over the world to its patrons. It also has a coffee shop, that is open 24 hours, so the next time you are in a mood for a cup of coffee and tasty snacks late in the night, you do not have look beyond Oceanic. You can sit by yourself or hang-around with your buddies, this place is perfect for every occasion and every mood. All in all, Oceanic is apt for a casual dinner with family and friends.
The Peerless Inn offers diverse dining options to its guests, Aaheli being one of them. Tastefully done space with chic furniture, fixtures and refined cutlery perfectly blend in with the fine dining atmosphere. If you are tired of the routine menu and international cuisines, try the authentic Bengali food served here. The menu is diverse with non-vegetarian and vegetarian options. You can taste the seafood or simply gorge on Aloo Poshto and Luchi along with Dal. Not sure about the menu? The helpful staff will give you a detailed explanation on each recipe and help you in choosing the tastiest dishes and perfect food combinations. For a pleasant experience, head straight to Aaheli.
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.
Situated on the ground level of The Grand Oberoi, Baan Thai, as the name suggests, specializes in food from Thailand. The cuisine is tastefully represented in the interiors of the restaurant: dark wood walls, splashes of red and orange, oriental touches like dragons and traditional Kuntok seating, all contribute to this visually stunning restaurant. The food, on the other hand, is not only an aesthetic treat but also a culinary one. Try the Thai Green Curry and any of the sea food preparations. And, if you need more reasons to visit the restaurant, here's one: Baan Thai has been voted Best Thai Restaurant by Times Food Guide for four consecutive years.
Named after the famed Chowringhee area in Kolkata, this bar situated on the ground level of The Grand Oberoi has been serving patrons for over 20 years. With a decidedly Colonial decor, Chowringhee Bar takes a trip down memory lane, echoing the sense of aristocracy that prevailed around the British Raj era. Crafted in the spirit of a gentleman's club, it creates an atmosphere that appeals to intellectuals and lovers of nostalgia. The rich mahogany bar, hard wood floors and vintage furniture add a touch of class that is exclusive to Chowringhee Bar. Live jazz acts are a pivotal part of every evening here. Choose from a wide range of single malts and premium cigar brands and settle down for an unforgettable experience.