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.
Get indulged in the aroma of freshly baked pizzas, brewed coffees and mouth-watering desserts by walking into Fire and Ice Restaurant in Kolkata. It is founded by an Italian chef with an aim to serve some of the best of Italian cuisines. It plays Latin and Italian music in the background to give you the feel of being in Italy. All the ingredients used are authentic imported items available in the local market. However, the mozzarella cheese used in pizzas is made inside the restaurant itself. All the chefs are experts who know their job well. Customers are sure to take a trip to Italy with one mouthful of its fantastic flavors.
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.
If you are looking for finger-licking good Indian cuisine, Peshawari is an absolute must-visit. Situated within the ITC Sonar, this restaurant offers specialties from North India, especially of the Tandoor or Indian barbecue variety. The best way to eat here is, of course, with your fingers and the restaurant provides aprons so that everyone is comfortable eating in this natural way.
'Dum Pukht' is actually a reference to a traditional Indian method where ingredients are allowed to cook in a sealed vessel, usually for a long period of time. Food cooked in this manner tends to be extremely tasty and full of flavors. Serving you such specialties from the Awadhi and Luckhnawi cuisines, Dum Pukht is sure to be one great culinary treat! The plush and elegant decor gels well with food and truly elevate the dining experience here.
An ITC Sonar offering, Pan Asian is just as the name suggests: a journey across Asian culinary traditions. Oriental cuisine differs in flavors and ingredients as per the region and this restaurant makes an effort to recognize and recreate each of these differences with skillful precision. Korea, Mongolia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and China; choose any of these regions and you can taste adorable preparations. But if you would like to sample everything, it will take more than a few visits to this unique restaurant.
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.
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.
While you are in Kolkata, you cannot miss out on having some of the delicious rolls served in Kusum Snack Bar. Located in the Park Street area, this place is famous for different kinds of rolls such as veg roll, egg roll, chicken roll, mayonnaise roll and so on. Although it is does not promise to have a great ambiance and a lovely looking restaurant like the famous ones in the area, but the taste of its food is sure to enhance your taste buds. The price is quite reasonable and so you are sure to bump in at Kusum Snack Bar on a regular basis.
Located on the top deck at The Floatel, The Bridge is a multi-cuisine restaurant serving interesting preparations from the Colonial, Anglo-Indian and Bengali cuisines. 'Baked Fish Patricia Memsaab' and 'Chicken Country Captain' are just few of the interesting names on the menu. While ordering from the a la carte menu is always fun, if you want it simple, you can always opt for the lunch buffet. The most interesting way to dine here is out on the large patio, where the open sky above and the Hooghly River under create a different ambiance of their own. If you still feel something missing, the fully equipped bar should help.
Aromas is an all day dining facility offered by The New Kenilworth. Serving cuisines from around the world, the restaurant has regular brunch, lunch and dinner buffets. Inside, the decor is kept simple and minimalist, with just a few splashes of color here and there. However, you could also enjoy your meal in the outside seating area which is on one of the green lawns maintained by the hotel. You can also choose from the Indian barbecue preparations that are grilled right in front of you. Aromas is also known to serve some amazing varieties of coffee. Residents of the hotel find this to be a quick lunch option, however, not compromising on taste. The restaurant is especially popular with large groups of office-goers from around the area.