Durga Puja is around the corner, and we cannot keep calm. The most celebrated festival in Bengal is knocking on our door, and no matter what the situation is, we are finding it extremely difficult to contain our excitement. However, this year’s festivities will have a different flavour owing to the unforeseen circumstances that have currently plagued us. Still, Bengal is gearing up to celebrate the occasion in full swing, maintaining all the safety standards as well as adopting the necessary precautionary measures.
Durga Puja means “Adda,” “Bhuribhoj,” and “Pandal Hopping.” These eateries are bringing you their Puja-special curation to satiate your palate.
THE LORDS AND BARONS:
Located in the heart of Kolkata, this gastro lounge will give you a Victorian-era feel even during the puja days. The Lords and Barons have prepared a special puja menu to make you feel like a “Lord,” and their Durga puja special thalis are a must-try.
Mojadar Pratrash, a special Bengali thali, comes with a plethora of options from which you can choose any one dish to your liking. These are – Dhakai Porota with cholar dal, Phulko luchi with Narkel diye Chholar Dal, Korai shutir Kochuri and Aloor Dom, and Bengali Porota with AaluFulkopir Torkari & Begun Bhaja. The prices range from INR 145 – INR 199.
Their Shwade-Aallade thalis could be the perfect fit for your lunch or dinner, with all the quintessential Bengali dishes on offer throughout the three courses – the starter, main course, and dessert. They are also offering Golpe Swade Tuktak, in case you want to pair the starter with a drink. Dimer Devil, Kabiraji Fish fry with cheese and Curry Patar Chutney, and Done Patar
Chicken are some of the fascinating highlights of their menu.
Where: 20B, Park Street, Kolkata-700016
When: 17th October – 31st October
Time: 12:00PM – 12:00AM
Price: INR 145 – 449 (exclusive of taxes)
Tucked in the by-lanes of South Kolkata, Ekdalia Cocina is a cosy food joint serving global cuisine. They are doing something special this Durga Puja that underlines our uniqueness as a forward-thinking casual dining restaurant in this city. Ekdalia Cocina is coming up with a Continental Buffet – “EbarBangalirPujoySahebiKhawa,” which would be available for lunch and
dinner. Starting with Soup, Veg/Non-Veg Starters to Pizzas, Pasta, Rice, Mains, and Desserts, their menu consists of 21 items, catering to your wide-ranging taste buds where you can find almost anything of your choice.
The pocket pinch for the buffet would be 599/- AI, special price available for children below 12 years!
Where: 4/2, Ekdalia Rd, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700019
When: 22nd October – 26th October
Time: 8:30AM- 22:00PM
Price: INR 599/- (inclusive of taxes)
Situated in Rajarhat, this gastro-pub is ruling our hearts with its amazing happy hour menu. This Durga Puja, it is introducing some exciting platters to get you stuck in traffic.
Apart from Alcoholic Concocts and Hookah menu, this pub has some exciting grubs like RETRO IN METRO – chicken & american corn pizza takes you back to 80s, LUNGI DANCE – spicy mutton masala cooked in south indian style served along with garlic paw, KHANDANI BABUMOSAIbeer-battered fish served with french fries along with tartar sauce to name a few.
Where: 2 Floor, City Centre 2, Rajarhat, Newtown, West Bengal-700157
When: 19th October – 26th October
Price: INR 375-999/- (exclusive of taxes)
MINISTRY OF BOOZE:
This Ministry always wins the polls and makes its voters happy. If you are looking for a calm and cosy place away from the hustle and bustle of busy streets, this restopub is perfect for you. As the name suggests, this place is popular for its comprehensive Booze menu and reasonable pricing. The minimalistic yet chic decor will soothe your soul and evoke the nostalgic charm of a pub scene from the classic English movies. Their delectable food menu and pocket-friendly combos perfectly complement your handpicked drink. This Puja, they are offering few specially curated dishes like Persia Chicken Tikka Kebab, Penne Alfredo, Korean Fried Chicken, and
Where: 1st floor, Pecon Tower, DH Block(Newtown), Action Area I, West Bengal-700156
When: 22nd October – 26th October
Price: INR 265-320/- (exclusive of taxes)
This restaurant chain doesn’t need any introduction. Famous for its signature Mughlai dishes like Mutton Biryani, Pasinda Kebab, Chicken Chaap, etc., Aminia has been luring foodies from 1947 onwards when it first established its most popular outlet at Futnani Chambers. It celebrated its 91st Anniversary a few months ago and opened its 10th outlet in Topsia, which is a Delivery and Take Away joint. Aminia has recently added new exciting combos to their menu, which won’t make your pocket feel light. Family Chicken Meal, Chicken Biryani Meal, Budget Kebab Combo and many more Veg and Non Veg combo meals are there to sort your lunch/dinner during the Puja days.
Where: New Market: 6A, SN Banerjee Road, New Market, Kolkata-700087
Golpark: 57, Ballygunge Gardens, Gariahat, Kolkata-700019
Barrackpore: 62, SN Banerjee Rd, opposite Great Eastern, Sardar Bazar, Kolkata-700120
Sodepur: Bhagawati Apartment, Amarabati, Kolkata-700110
Serampore: 212, Grand Trunk Rd, Mahesh, Mahesh Colony, Serampore, West Bengal-712202
Behala: 54, Diamond Harbour Rd, Pathak Para, Behala, Kolkata, West Bengal-700060
Hatibagan: 94, Bidhan Sarani, Sovabazar, Hati Bagan, Shyam Bazar, Kolkata-700004
Chinar Park: Rajarhat Main Rd, opposite Karnataka Bank, Chinar Park, Sukanta Pally, Baguiati,
Jessore Road: 166, Jessore Rd, Shyam Nagar, Satgachi, South Dumdum-700055
Em Bypass (Only Takeaway & Delivery): 16D, East Topsia Road, Galaxy Height, Ground Floor,
When: Whole Year
Time: 11:00AM- 11:00PM
Price: INR 249-599/- (Inclusive of taxes)
CANTEEN PUB AND GRUB:
There are many aspects of our college life that we dearly miss when we grow up. A unanimous voice would probably tell you that the thing we miss the most is the college canteen. The canteen culture is an essential part of college life. It is not just a cafeteria where we go to eat, but it is also the place where we exchange anecdotes, whispers, and pieces of gossip with our friends, all of which become precious memories allowing us to wallow in nostalgia as we
reminisce those good old days.
Don’t worry! To cheer you up, the city of joy has in store for us a new scene where we can relive all our college canteen memories. Canteen Pub & Grub, located on the 3rd floor of City Centre 1, Salt Lake, owned by Swastik Nag, is all set to welcome patrons for a whole new experience altogether. Similar to our college canteens, this place offers the same feel with a fresh vibe, including the provision of self-service (along with the regular table service mode). But the main difference with our regular college canteens is that along with the food counter comprising multi-cuisine dishes, this place also offers a lavish bar counter.
Canteen Pub and Grub is serving an innovative cocktail and global food menu prepared under the guidance of their head mixologist. Their Cocktail range is inspired by the commonplace roadside items of India and will lend you “Hindusthan ka Swadd” in every sip.
Not only the cocktails, but this menu also offers an extensive range of alcoholic beverages. Canteen Eats offers delicacies presented in a typical “Canteen” style and manner.
Along with a vibrant ambience, this Puja they are offering a special menu for their clientele which includes Hyderabadi Murg Dam Biriyani, Kosha Mangso (mutton), Angry Birds Eye Chilli Fish, Rosemere Rare Chilli Pork, Sunehri Murg Tikka, Tad Man Khao Pad, and Cose Mushrooms to satiate your palate.
Where: City Centre 1, DC Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal-700064
When: 19th October – 27th October
Time: 11:30AM – 10:30PM
Price: INR 320 – 560 /- (exclusive of taxes)