10 Best Buffet In Kolkata For That's Value For Money
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People at the office often have trouble deciding between à la carte and buffet when they go out to eat. Even though à la carte meals can be customized, most people prefer buffets because they can eat as much as they want. Buffets are a great choice for people who want to eat as much as they want for a reasonable price. So, here are the 10 best VFM lunch buffets for office-goers in Kolkata. 

1.    The Village 

My colleagues and I visited The Village, a small and warm location, for lunch. The atmosphere was pleasant, and the food was satisfactory, especially the lunch buffet. I particularly enjoyed the seating areas, which offered both privacy and easy access to the food counters. The establishment's decor includes several Indian paintings that represent rural and tribal cultures. Despite this, there is no overarching village theme, as the menu we received featured modern and trendy names. Our meal consisted of Salt and Pepper Fish (Bhetki), Chicken Lasuni Kebab, Mutton in Green Gravy, and Laccha Paratha. All of the dishes were very fresh and delicious, and The Village is a hidden gem for anyone seeking excellent cuisine. 

Cuisine: Punjabi, Bengali 

Types offered: Buffet, Dessert, Salad 

Location: Ecohub, Ecospace Business Park, Plot 2F/11, Action Area 2, New Town, Kolkata 700156

Timing: 12:30 Pm to 10:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1,300 

2.    Waterside Café- Hyatt Regency Kolkata 

This place offers a vast variety of food dishes at an affordable price. If you are looking for an upscale restaurant that doesn't break the bank, this is the place for you. On Sundays, you can enjoy a delicious brunch with your loved ones at Waterside Cafe. Indulge in a gastronomic adventure with a plethora of options to choose from, including pizzas, pastas, Chinese delicacies, North Indian dishes, and 16 cold cut items. The executive chefs at the Hyatt Regency have created these scrumptious dishes exclusively for you to relish and savor. So, sit back and relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon while enjoying this delectable meal. 

Cuisine: Chinese, Punjabi, Continental 

Types offered: Chocolate Pudding, Dessert Counter, Hummus, Beef, Club Sandwich, Blueberry Cheesecake 

Location: Hyatt Regency, JA 1, Sector 3, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106

Timing: 7 Am to 6 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 3,500 

3.    Chapter 2 

We visited this place and ordered Shepherd's Pie, Beer Battered Fish Fry, and Long Island Iced Tea with an orange slice. The quantity was good, the service was prompt, and the staff was helpful, making for a good lunch experience overall. The cocktail was also excellent. We also tried Cream of Mushroom Soup, Barbeque Chicken, Lamb Goulash, Brownie with Ice Cream. 

Cuisine: Continental 

Types offered: Meat Lasagna, Seafood Chowder, Devilled Crab, Prawn Cocktail, Chicken Stroganoff, Caramel Custard 

Location: P-377, Hemanta Mukhopadhya Sarani, Southern Avenue, Kolkata 700029

Timing: 12 Pm to 10:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1,800 

4.    Barbeque Nation

Barbeque Nation is a well-known chain restaurant that caters to food enthusiasts. The restaurant's unique concept of limitless barbecue starters has captured the attention of guests and draws a significant crowd. Our office team decided to visit there and indulge in the starters, particularly the Grilled Chicken, and the main course. The desserts were also yummy, and the complimentary drink they served added to the meal's overall experience.  

Cuisine: Barbeque, Punjabi 

Types offered: Cajun Spice Potato, Crispy Fried Corn, Pan Kulfi, Corn Fry, Crab Cake, Grilled Pineapple 

Location: K1, RDB Boulevard, Block EP - GP, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091

Timing: 12 Pm to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1,800 

5.    Haka 

Haka is known for offering affordable Chinese buffet meals. We opted for the Chicken Sweet Corn Soup, which is a popular starter, while Chicken Suimui and Chicken Wings were also ordered. The Sweet and Tangy Mango Mustard Fish, was a standout dish from the main course, along with the Shrimp Thai Curry, and they also have a live counter where you can get chicken in BBQ sauce. For dessert, we had Chocolate Brownies, Pastries, and darsaan with ice cream.  

Cuisine: 164/1, 4th Floor, Mani Square Mall, EM Bypass, Kankurgachi, Kolkata 

Types offered: Crispy Honey Chili Potato, Choco chip Cake, Wonderful Buffet, Chicken Suimai, Veg Dim Sums, Chicken Hakka Chowmein 

Location: 164/1, 4th Floor, Mani Square Mall, EM Bypass, Kankurgachi, Kolkata 700054

Timing: 12:30 Pm to 11 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two:  Rs 1,000 

6.    Casa Kitchen 

We attended an office lunch party at Casa Kitchen in Minto Park. The staff was very hospitable, and even as the crowd grew, the service was quick. The food had a good taste, and the ambience was great. We tried a variety of char-grilled kebabs from their menu, such as Paneer Khumani, Paneer Pudina Cheese, Shila Puri Vegetable, Mawa Bharwan Aloo, Bharwan Tandoori Aloo, Methi Matar Malai, Shila Broccoli Shrek, Mustard Kumbh Shrek, and Chilka Galauti Kabab. These kababs were an interesting mix of different vegetables and spices that were well-kneaded and grilled to perfection.  

Cuisine: Chinese, Continental 

Types offered: Paneer Kadhai, Chocolate Mud Pie, Au Gratin, Tomato Soup, Malai Kofta, Paneer Tikka 

Location: 234/1, Hotel Casa Fortuna, A.J.C. Bose Road, Minto Park, Kolkata 700017

Timing: 7:30 Am to 10:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1,400 

7.    Red Xpress

Yesterday, our team had a lunch gathering at Red Xpress, and the experience was quite pleasant. From the helpful manager and staff to the food , the quality at Red Xpress was noteworthy. The fish items on the menu certainly warrant a special mention, and the desserts were also enjoyable. The lunch menu included Jumbo Prawn, Spicy Chicken, Turkey, Tandoori Chicken, and mocktails.  

Cuisine: Mughlai, Continental 

Types offered: Jumbo Prawn, Spicy Chicken, Turkey, Tandoori Chicken, Buffet, Mocktails 

Location: GP, A2, M2, N2, BIPL Building, Sector 5, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091

Timing: 12 Pm to 12 Am, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 1,800 

8.    Ballygunge Place

The location of this place is near South Point High School. The atmosphere is pleasant in the evenings, and it is suitable for all types of gatherings. We chose the buffet service, which met our expectations. The food was fresh and served hot. The buffet menu included Gondhoraj Chicken, Luchi, Begunbhaja, Aloor Dum, Plain Rice, Kaju Kismis Rice, Dal, Prawn Curry, Mutton Curry, and dessert options like Ice Cream, Sandesh, Gulab Jamun, Papad, and Chatni. 

Cuisine: Bengali, Seafood 

Types offered: Lal Murgi, Bhetki Roll, Doi Murgi, Prawn Gravy, Begun Basanti, Doi Ilish 

Location: 6, Ground & 1st Floor, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700019

Timing: 12 Pm to 10:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 700 

9.    JW Kitchen- JW Marriott 

We celebrated our office team's achievement at this hotel, and it truly gave us a regal experience. The interior design is exceptional. This is one of the best hotels, with reasonable prices for its portions, a live kitchen, excellent service, a sophisticated atmosphere, and luxury amenities. The food was pretty good, and the hotel gifted us a Cake Mousse for the occasion. We particularly enjoyed the Hazelnut Ice Cream, Seafood Chowder, Mint Drink, and dessert buffet. 

Cuisine: Continental, Thai, Mediterranean 

Types offered: Hazelnut Ice Cream, Seafood Chowder, Mint Drink, Dessert Buffet, Dessert Counter, Mud Pie 

Location: 4A, J.B.S Haldane Avenue, Science City Area, Kolkata 700046

Timing: 6:30 Am to 10 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 2,500 

10.    Grand Market Pavilion- ITC Royal Bengal 

We recently went to this hotel for their lunch buffet, and the atmosphere and service were great. The restaurant had a large and customizable menu, cooking stations, places to eat that were perfect for a romantic date, great lighting, and even a private dining room. The buffet had a wide variety of dishes, including Fried Prawns, Sweet Lime Juice, Chocolate Souffle, Dumplings, and more. 

Cuisine: Punjabi 

Types offered: Fried Prawns, Chocolate Souffle, Dumplings 

Location: JBS Haldane Avenue, EM Bypass, Science City Area, Kolkata 700046

Timing: 7 Am to 11:30 Pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 4,000