The festive season is here and we are celebrating different festivals back-to-back. After marking Navratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra and Karwa Chauth, we are all set to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the year - Diwali. During this time of the year, people clean their house, decorate it with lights and rangoli and prepare for gala parties with family and friends. While some enjoy hosting parties at home, some like visiting restaurants for a delicious dinner. If you are planning to go out during the festivities, then here we got you sorted. We curated a list of some new restaurants in Kolkata, which can make your Diwali treat an indulgent one. Take a look.
Diwali 2022: Here're 5 New Restaurants To Explore In Kolkata During The Festivities:
MQXT (pronounced mixed) is one of the latest eateries in town, making quite a buzz for all the right reasons. Located in the bylanes of South Kolkata, it is a space that offers some of the most delicious fries, burgers and wraps to satisfy your palate. And what makes it yet more fascinating is, the restaurant follows a QSR format and offers a 'farm to plate' experience to all. Moreover, the fun, feisty and funky interior makes the space 'Instagram-worthy'. We recommend, try their signature truffle fries, prawn balls, Lebanese platter and parmesan chicken for a memorable meal experience.
2. Poach - Kitchen And Espresso:
Looking for a unique space to eat good food and click amazing pictures? We say, try out this new café - Poach, located near Vivekananda Park in South Kolkata. Upon entering, the very first thing that will grab your eyeballs is the décor. It's chic, and classic, with white-washed walls and a checkered floor. The pastel hue and the wooden staircase add on to the whole vibe of the space. Coming to the food, Poach offers the choicest of teas and coffees, with an elaborate menu offering different cuisines from across the world. We recommend - trying beetroot hummus with orange segments and goat cheese served with pita bread and lavash, cream cheese and wild mushroom dim sums with chilli dipping sauce, fruit loop shake and of course, honey glazed bacon French toast.
3. House Of Royals:
For the ones looking to keep it low yet indulgent, House Of Royals is the space to try out. A friendly neighborhood restaurant in Salt Lake, the eatery has opened its doors in the city to become the go-to destination for every foodie in town. From its classic biryani to Delhi-style chicken tikka and Dahi ke kebab and more, this new space has been winning hearts since its inception. We suggest, trying their Kolkata-style biryani, chicken do pyaza and of course, a lip-smacking battered fish fry to start with.
4. Cafe Waterloo:
The ones looking for a resto-bar to unwind with friends and family, here's a newbie in town - Café Waterloo. Situated in the high-spirited Esplanade area, the place has recently opened its doors to partygoers in town. It focuses on a good mood, the right ambience and lip-smacking finger food, making it a must-visit place for all. Besides the jazzy ambient lighting, the restro-bar also has a recreation zone that includes a pool table section, which the customers can access for a game of snooker. We suggest trying their range of delicious cocktails (and mocktails) and of course, the cheese corn croquettes, chicken 65, chicken Hakka noodles and jolly good mixed grilled sizzler.
5. Hatari Grillz:
If you have explored the food scene in Kolkata, then you are surely aware of the iconic Hatari restaurant chain. Known to rule the market with its Indo-Chinese offerings, the chain is venturing into a new area of expertise with its newly opened restaurant Hatari Grillz. It offers a range of continental dishes, along with a plush bar to unwind after a long day of work. Besides, the airy outdoor space and pop-coloured interior, makes the space vibrant and Insta-worthy. Some of the must-try signature dishes at Hatari Grillz are grilled chicken burgers, prawn cocktails, mushroom bruschetta and spaghetti Aglio e olio.
So what are you waiting for? Check these places out and make plans to celebrate the festival of lights with some sinful indulgences.
Happy Diwali 2022, everyone!
About Somdatta SahaExplorer- this is what Somdatta likes to call herself. Be it in terms of food, people or places, all she craves for is to know the unknown. A simple aglio olio pasta or daal-chawal and a good movie can make her day.