Haldiram's is a popular Indian brand, known mainly for its sweet and farsan products. This particular endeavor is a full-fledged food extravaganza of 80,000 square feet, keeping in line with the brand's various products. At the ground level, you can find traditional Indian sweets and namkeens (savory snacks) as well as the cake counter which has a variety of egg-less cakes. The first floor has a large food court serving Indian and Continental food. The supermarket on the second floor stores household items and also has free home delivery in areas within 5 km radius. The third and fourth levels each have 6600 square feet of banqueting facilities used for exhibitions as well as private parties. The fifth floor is dedicated to all things vegetarian. Situated close to Birla Temple, Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and Calcutta Skating Rink, this Ballygunge establishment is especially crowded during the Durga Puja season.
Situated opposite Maharaja, Peter Cat dates back to the 1960s and is one of the first restaurants to feature in the Park Street restaurant hub. The decor and the staff project the bygone era and the restaurant maintains its long-standing reputation of quality till date. A queue outside the white stucco facade of this restaurant is not an unusual sight; with space being the most pressing problem of the eatery, guests are frequently forced to wait on the pavement outside. Once you're inside, be prepared to brush a few shoulders as you make your way through the narrow aisles between the tables. Also, make sure you place your order quickly as it takes a long time for it to get to your table; but once it does, there is no way you will regret waiting for it! The restaurant features preparations from the Indian and Continental cuisines. The Cello Kebab here is legendary and would be the most recommended dish on the menu. The restaurant also serves a variety of cocktails and has an impressive wine list too. Remember: if the queue at Peter Cat is too much for you to handle, you can always turn the corner and walk to Moulin Rouge or Mocambo.
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.
Shisha Reincarnated is the swankier version of what was originally a smaller lounging space of the same name. It now boasts of private booths and a dance floor. Featuring Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine, including specialties like baklava, this place is appreciated for its live counters and theatrical desserts. The bar concocts some of the most innovative cocktails and mocktails, as well as prides itself on offering the rarest spirits, malts and cigars. The dark wood and warm colored interiors adding to the mystique of the place.
If dinner with a little bit of entertainment is what you have in mind, Trincas is just the place for you. All the other restaurants on Park Street have been unable to continue the tradition of live music and cabaret that once was the accepted and celebrated norm here. But, the live acts at Trincas reign supreme even today. Needless to say, it is absolutely adored among tired office-goers from around the area. It also happens to be one of the few restaurants serving pork preparations in the vicinity. The menu includes Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes and happy hours are there in the evening. This is a perfect place for some time out with friends, especially if you plan to hop into Someplace Else or HHI Underground later.
Nosh at the Chrome promises a great amalgamation of traditional and contemporary. Whether it is its innovative take on global cuisine, or its cutting edge vibrant interiors, Nosh's unique style is sure to enthrall you. Catering to your every culinary whim and fancy 24 x 7, it is the perfect place to unwind with its wide range of beverages and sumptuous fare.