As the biggest and brightest festival is fast approaching, gifting and fun are becoming one of the top priorities in everybody’s mind. Diwali, one of the most anticipated festivals in India, involves five days of festivities and is celebrated with a huge passion and enthusiasm. The fun and revelry do begin from Dhanterus and continue till the last day – Bhai Dooj. But, gone are those days when it was just said that this festive season is a festival of lights and crackers along with commemorating the bond between siblings. Today, people love to enjoy this season even by dining out with friends and family.
So to colour the city in the festive mood, these two gastro pubs of Kolkata are all geared up to celebrate your favourite festivals, being designed in new attires to attract the patrons with their best and lucrative Diwali and Bhai Dooj special delicacies.
Traffic Gastropub: Located in City Centre 2, just minutes away from Chinar Park, Traffic Gastropub is a place that is known for its music, exceptional food, and classy and quirky décor. This Gastropub has already become a place in which we are in love with. The 25ft. bar area being the longest in Kolkata gives its customers a feel of both the English pub and a café. The atmosphere is designed to be welcoming to all so that people can bring their friends and enjoy to their heart’s content. The interior of the pub has been inspired by street, cars and the pandemonium that engulfs people while traveling on the road, the ambience reflects the world of traffic at large.
What would be a better place to spend your festive days than this? That too when they have their special Diwali menu in store for you! This menu provides us with some scrumptious delicacies such as Tiktok (Crunchy chicken bites tossed in hot BBQ sauce), Senorita (Prawns tossed in Butter Garlic sauce), Angels Hair (Spaghetti tossed with exotic veggies), Haate Gorom (Roadside boneless chicken fry), Bumper to Bumper (Shorshe basa fillet), Bonde Brownie (Bengali sweet with an Italian Dessert), Speed limit (Tandoori wings) and last but not the least, Junk Road (Chicken seekh Kebab).
Where: Traffic Gastropub
Address: 2nd Floor, City Centre 2, Chinar Park, Kolkata-700157 Tenure: 21st October to 31st October
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Price Range: From Rs. 285/- to Rs. 499/- (+taxes)
The Lords and Barons: The Lords and Barons is the ultimate destination for a perfect Brit Pub experience. With an amalgamated approach in the interior and era-syncing food and drink, The Lords and Barons is the only place to enjoy the vibes of a café/club at their Level 1 and Tavern/Pub at Level 2. Tucked away in Park Street, it is an absolute delight for the people seeking experience. The place that opens into narrow corridors with tiled panels and friezes, wooden floors, stuccoed ceilings, and simply elegant light fittings, also ready to offer us some scrumptious offerings in their Diwali Special menu.
You can indulge in delicacies like Park Street Bites (Crunchy chicken bites tossed in Oysterstyle), Rocket Mushrooms (Bakes loaded mushrooms with Garlicy spinach & feta cheese), My Bro’s Favourite (Spaghetti tossed with Olive oil, Chilli Flakes, three colourful bell peppers in Italian way), The Chick Flick (Cornflakes crusted chicken & chicken popcorn with home salad and honey mustard dip), Fishermen’s Feast (Spicy Garlic tossed prawns with citrus salad and garlic bread), Trip to Egypt (Chicken Drumstick marinated with Egyptian Dukkah spice-rubbed with spicy mint chutney), Jerky Chick (Pan-fried pot sticker, filled with marinated chicken and sticky hot garlic dressing) and finally in dessert, Chocolate Fuljhari, which is also a Bengali sweet along with an Italian dessert.
Where: The Lords and Barons
Address: 20 B, Park St, Park Street area, Kolkata – 700016 Tenure: 21st October to 31st October
Timings: 1 PM to 11:30 PM
Price Range: From Rs. 199/- to Rs. 389/- (+taxes)
A great meal can make or break your Diwali/Bhai Dooj experience. Hence, gorge on some refreshing and delicious treats at these places and make your festive season a memorable one.