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.
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.
The Corner Courtyard is a very old house that has a colonial history and was last occupied in the year 1904. It dates back to the times when the British came to India for trading spices, something, which was known only to Indians. Almost after 100 years this ancient property is transformed into a restaurant and is given an individual identify of its own. Kolkata is known as the heart of colonial India and this place will give you a feel of the British era. The restaurant is decorated in a rustic manner and offers a variety of curries and cheese.
Mrs. Magpie is an ideal place to hang out with friends. The interiors are decorated in pink thus making it girls favorite. It is a perfect place to catch up with your gang of girls and enjoy some gossip time. The tables also have floral designs thus adding to the lady-like aura. They serve some delicious cup cakes that are a must try. Raspberry, Yogart, Triple Choco Brownie and Ice Creams are some of the most sought after items in their menu.
If you want to be taken away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a quiet little haven where premium malts and wines can be sampled and experienced in pure leisure. Situated within The Floatel, the Anchorage Tavern Lounge maintains a charming cruise-line ambiance: while the view of the Hooghly River is a constant reminder, there are also various artifacts, like the steering wheel on the ceiling, that add to this unique setup. The seating arrangement consists of wooden barrels with glass tops as tables and large black sofas. Apart from the premium spirits, you could also try some of the cocktails and mocktails that do not fail to please. Choose from the various Kebabs on offer to go with your drink, get a table at the open-air deck, and a good evening is bound to ensue.
Melete is truly a delight for all chocolate lovers. All their dark chocolate products will surely melt in your mouth leaving you want for some more. Their main aim is to bring happiness wrapped in a bag of goodies. They also make some of the best brownies in Kolkata. All their products are locally distributed within the city only. They take baking orders and customize cakes suiting your occasion. So be it a birthday party, an engagement ceremony, a wedding reception or a baby shower, they have the best cake designs you can choose from. They have a very unique style of packaging options so you can even choose to gift a bag of chocolates and surprise your loved ones.
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.
If you are a Chinese food lover, you should definitely try the Tong Fong located in the Park Street area. This is a very old restaurant that serves authentic Chinese fare in a convivial setting. They have a veg and a non-veg buffet. Some of its delicacies are Kung Pao chicken, Crispy Baby Corn With Honey, Chicken Drumsticks and Chili Garlic Pepper Fish. This is an expensive restaurant so a rare visit would only be possible. The decor and the crowd of this place, makes this a perfect dinner destination for the entire family.