June 27, 2022


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Top 10 Heritage Restaurants in Kolkata which you must visit


Kolkata is the melting pot to different cultures, making the city full of wide varieties of food in it’s every nook and corner. No one city in India holds such a rich heritage and culture like Kolkata. Being the colonial capital of India it has not only got a wide variety of Indian food but also holds a varied range of continental cuisine.We, bengalis are fond of eating different kinds of foods. Everytime we want to explore new restaurants as many as we can to taste all types of foods because for us “food is love”, “food is life”, “food is something which can reduce stress in our mind”, “food is refreshment”, “food is something that helps us to gain energy to charge up our body”. In Kolkata, lots of street foods as well as some famous restaurants are available. Kolkata is well-known for it’s “BIRIYANI” , “SWEETS”, “FAST FOODS”. There are many restaurants which can satisfy your hunger but out of them I am going to recommend you 10 best restaurants which you must visit if  you stay in Kolkata.



Place: Shyambazar

Description: Famous for its spicy mutton gravy. The restaurant serves every Bengali’s favourite dish “KoshaMangso” in its tastiest avatar, the dish you will smell in every Bengali home on Sundays. Koshamangso and Parathas are one of the best menu served here. The mutton is out of the world in its perfectly spiced,rich gravy with the correct hotness and softness. The soft parathas compliment the mutton like a match made in heaven. The name of Golbari itself speaks of heritage, age-old culture and somewhat a lost tradition of North Kolkata.

Pocket pinch: ₹450 for two people (approx.) *


2.Oly Pub

Place: Park Street

Description: Olypub takes this endeavor to cater people coming from different backgrounds and preferences. It is a specialty restaurant where one gets the most relishing Continental cuisines, which are at the same time economical. The peaceful ambiance and a compassionate staff promise to give you a soothing dining experience. It is an ideal place for people who like hanging out with their friends and family and eating their favorite cuisine under one roof.It won’t hurt your pocket, but the taste of the beef steaks will linger in your mind for long!

Pocket pinch: ₹1,100 for two people (approx.)  with alcohol

₹100  for a pint of beer (approx.)*


3.Peter Cat

Place: Park Street

Description: Another popular feature on Park Street is the restaurant Peter Cat. This classic restaurant started as back as the swinging sixties, and has managed to retain its popularity, thanks to the delicious house special – Chelo Kebab.Many restaurants have started making the “Chelo Kebabs”, but nothing like this one with flavourful rice topped with lump of butter and the soft kebabs melting in your mouth. Isn’t it heaven in a plate?

Pocket pinch: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.) *


4.Nahoum and Sons

Place: New Market, Esplanade

Description: This over a century old bakery, situated in the middle of the bustling New Market.It is 115 year old jewish bakery. The bekary has remained a favorite till today because of its yummy pastries and pies. In fact, Christmas seems incomplete in the city without a plum cake from Nahoum and Sons.The cakes are soft, rich with butter and dry fruits and fully satisfies your sweet tooth!

Pocket pinch: ₹300 for two people (approx.) *



Place: Esplanade

Description: The Kolkata Kathi Roll is now wildly popular in all parts of the country. It originated in the kitchen of Nizam’s Restaurant back in the colonial times, when this evergreen restaurant started.A Kathi roll, filled with juicy chunks of meat satisfies not only your taste buds but also fills your tummy at an economical rate.

Pocket pinch: ₹550 for two people (approx.) *


6.Mitra Cafe

Place: Shobhabazar

Description:This century old cafe, located in North Kolkata holds the secret recipe to some of the best fried items in the city. One of the best place to saturate one’s craving for some authentic Bengali snacks: my all time favorite fish fry, fish finger, fish kabirajiand chicken kabirajitops their menu. The Fish Kabiraji (came from coverage) has got juicy fish inside with a fried egg coverage, is a must try for everyone.

Pocket pinch: ₹300 for two people (approx.) *


7.Dilkusha Cabin

Place: College Street

Description: This centenarian restaurant has played host to cultural bigwigs like Kabi Nazrul Islam. Now a local favourite amongst the hordes of college goers, its Kabiraji cutlets still strike the same culinary chords as they did a hundred years ago.

Pocket pinch: ₹300 for two people (approx.) *


8.Indian Coffee House

Place: College Street

Description: Steeped in history and culture, this used to be the point of convergence for intellectuals and students, then attending Presidency College and University of Calcutta. In its peak times, literary icons like Satyajit Ray, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Samaresh Majumdar, have graced its hallowed halls.It has got the perfect ambiance for hanging out with your favourite bunch of folks with great food and beverage.

Pocket pinch: ₹200 for two people (approx.) *



9.China Town

Place: Tangra

Description: The locality of China Town in Tangra used to house Chinese immigrants from the colonial times and now has some of the most popular Chinese restaurants of the city, like Big Boss, Hot Wok, Kim Ling, and Beijing. Fun fact: This is the birthplace of what is lovingly called the Indian Chinese food. A foodwalk down this road is a necessity, to soak in the cultural relevance of this part of the city.

Pocket pinch: Depends on your taste


10. Dada Boudir Hotel

Place: Barrackpore

Description: Making way for a heartily meal is Dada Boudi Hotel in Kolkata. Established in the year 1985, this place is synonymous with delicious food that can satiate all food cravings. It is home to some of the most appreciated cuisines which include Mughlai Biriyani. So as to be able to cater a large number of diners,it occupies a favourite location at Barrackpore. Near Sukanta Sadan.1.Ghosh Para Road,Barrackpore. Courtesy to this strategic location,foodies in and around the neighborhood can walk in to this eating house conveniently without facing any hassle related to commuting to this part of the city. It is one of the most sought after Restaurants in Barrackpore. This is a one of the renowned Restaurants in Kolkatato savour into the all time favourite Kolkata – Biriyani with a soft golden fried”aloo”(potato).

Pocket pinch: ₹550 for two people (approx.) *


All these restaurants will certainly offer you the rich taste of culture and heritage that Kolkata holds dear from long. The food of Kolkata has got all the love and compassion that we Bengalis have in our hearts. A visit to these restaurants will take you to the roller coaster ride of history and tradition, and will certainly fathom all your love with its delectable taste.Don’t forget to let us know, how helpful was this post for you people. Leave your ideas in the comments section and do visit these places for some really good food.


*Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges, if any


Contributed by- Pranab Paul

Edited by- Debolina Ghosh

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