Christmas In Kolkata: Where To Go, What To Eat & Drink

'Tis the season of pure indulgence and in case you still don’t know where you’re feasting this Christmas, it’s time to get cracking. Kolkata's eateries have come up with elaborate, festive menus where you can spot curated assortments, limited-edition specials, signature cocktails and traditional Christmas desserts. A number of new hotspots have also opened their doors in the city in the last few months and have special menus. So whether you’re planning a cosy date night, a long brunch with your pals, a live music night or a hearty family dinner, this list should help you out:

Monkey Bar

Camac Street’s Monkey Bar has a balance of traditional and contemporary fixes. Expect picks like the classic Chicken Wellington (a tender Chicken Breast stuffed with Sautéed Spinach wrapped in merry berry bliss with Puff Pastry), Shepherd’s Pie layered with Mutton Keema and topped with Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Pork Ribs served with Fennel and Sage Pork Gravy alongside Sauerkraut, Classic Mushroom Risotto, Roast Chicken cooked with Curried Flavour and Fluffy Potatoes etc.

There are plenty of festive cocktails on offer as well, from Hot Buttered Rum (combines a hint of ginger candy, hot water, and rum with a spiced butter batter) and Eggnog (features J.W. Blonde with milk, cream, egg yolk, egg white and a sprinkle of nutmeg and sugar) to the Drunken Snowmen (Bailey’s Irish Cream, hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream) and the Christmas Punch. End the meal on a sweet note, with the velvety Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake consisting of Thick Creamy Cinnamon Flavour Pumpkin and cheese on top of a Crusty Layer with Goji Berry Compote and Cream.

Priced At: Meal for 2 with alcohol: Rs. 2200+ taxes; meal for two without alcohol: Rs. 1600+ taxes.

Where: 901 A, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street, Kolkata- 700017 

When: Till January 1; 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM


The Chowringhee pub is hosting a brunch buffet for Christmas Day featuring live cotton candy stations, sundae stations, BBQ set-ups and the sought-after Parmesan Cheese Wheel Pasta where you can make your pasta and cheese blend. There’s also a Turkish ice cream parlour and sushi station. 

The mains have Continental, Indian and Asian options; you can expect European entrees like Oven Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Glaze, Lasagne a la Funghi con Ricotta and Roasted Fingerling potatoes, Blistered Tomato, Parmesan cheese, alongside Indian delicacies such as Murgh Chandni, Gosht Lucknowi Biryani, Dum Gobi aur Choti Makkai, Bharwan Gajar Dilpasanda, Sultanai pulao and more. Dessert options include Plum pudding, Chocolate & prune Mousse, Mocha Nutty Tiramisu Slice, Yule Log and Strawberry Biscoff Slice. 

Priced At: Rs 1499.00 AI

Where: 55, 55/1, Chowringee Rd, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Hard Rock Cafe

If you’re looking for some cocktails, merriment and live music, head to Park Street’s Hard Rock Cafe. Explore the Christmassy Red Mulled Wine (a blend of heated wine infused with aromatic spices like clove, cinnamon, and star anise, complemented by honey and fresh orange slices), Baileys Coffee (featuring Baileys Irish Cream liqueur over crushed ice and topped with whipped cream) and Kahlua Coffee (made with the rich essence of Kahlua Rum liqueur with a shot of espresso, topped with whipped cream).

Priced At: Rs 750 onwards

Where: 57-A, Park Street, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal - 700016

When: Till December 31

Fairfield By Marriott

Kava, Fairfield’s all-day dining restaurant has a special menu for Christmas Eve featuring Roast Turkey, Churrasco chicken, Peri peri lamb cutlet, Chilli barbeque pork spare rib, Scalloped Potatoes, Fresh Spinach Gratin alongside Traditional Yorkshire Pudding, Yule Log and Zeppole 

At Vertex, Fairfield’s liquid restaurant, you’ll find fusion picks like Soya Keema Tacos with Chili Mayonnaise, Mewa aur Mawa ke Kakori with Honey Yogurt, Prawn Tacos with Peach Salsa, and Gandharaj Chicken Satay.

On Christmas day, head to Kava and Mangrove, for indulgent multi-cuisine buffets for lunch and dinner that line up Seafood Bouillabaisse, Tomato Caprese with Avocado, Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Herb-Crusted Baked Fish, and Christmas-themed desserts like Chocolate Yule Log, Dark Chocolate Torte, Christmas Pudding (hot) and Christ Stollen 

Where: Kava, Mangrove & Vertex at Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata 

Address: CB 218, Action Area 1C, New Town, Kolkata, India, West Bengal 700156


The alfresco diner has a festive menu featuring European and Asian classics, such as Brocolli & Ricotta Fillo Parcel, Mushroom bao, Asparagus Ricotta Cannelonni, the Portugese-influenced Chicken cafreal, Katsu chicken and Bosphorus grilled fish. The highlight of the menu is the festive cocktail menu that lines up Cranberry Old Fashioned, Gingerbread Martini, Apple Cider Christmas Mimosa and Spiced Eggnog

Where: Platinum Mall, 31, Elgin Rd, Gaza Park, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020

When: From December 23 to January 1


The tea house has a limited edition festive menu curated by Michelin-starred Global Chef Andrew Yeo and in-house Chef Tenzing Khuzing, that features Saffron soup with water chestnut, Vegan XO dumpling and the Spicy basil chicken dumpling, Wok-fried grouper fish in Imperial sauce. The menu also offers a diverse selection of fresh vegetables or succulent crab meat paired with the Edamame fragrant fried rice. You can also savour the Fragola gâteaux, which has been crafted with seasonal strawberries.

Priced At: Rs. 2500 onwards plus taxes

Where: 5th Floor, Quest Mall, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge, Kolkata 700017

When: Till January 2nd; 12.00 pm to 11.00 pm


The Italian diner has a special Christmas menu with options like Christmas Anolini Broth (Anolini three ways, Mascarpone spinach, chèvre-beetroot & Almond-roast cauliflower served in a mushroom and green tea consommé), Swiss Chard Pansotti (Swiss chard, spinach and fontal stuffed pasta with Ligurian walnut sauce), Fiochetti con Pollo (Smoked chicken, ricotta and herb stuffed pasta tossed in maple and parmesan cream sauce), Farinata and Caponata Cannelloni (chickpea crepes stuffed with traditional Tuscan caponata, rolled and baked with cheese and tomato sauce), Turkey Polpettone Crosta (turkey meatloaf with black currants, apricots, walnuts, prunes and pine nuts wrapped in layered pastry and baked till crispy served with sweet Gorgonzola cream). 

They also have desserts like Bombardino Cheesecake (creamy Italian egg nog cheesecake finished with flambeed brandy sauce) and Chocolate & Hazelnut (warm cinnamon and dark chocolate cake, hazelnut amaretti, burnt chocolate gelato and hazelnut perfume) and cocktails like Merry Berry Martini and The North Pole

Priced At: Rs 2,200 (for two)

Where: 1st Floor, Harrington Mansion, No. 8, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Rd, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata

When: Till January 3

The Bhawanipur House

The Bhawanipur House has a festive menu featuring exotic dishes like Lahme, Mediterranean Buddha Bowl & Quinoa, Vegetariana and Pollo Lazio Pizzas which have a blend of cheese and garden-fresh toppings. Try their Christmas special desserts, Devil Chocolate Cake and Apple Crumble Tart.

Priced At: Rs 800 - 1000 onwards (for 2)

Where: 13/1B, Priyanath Mallick Rd, Bakul Bagan, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026

When: Till December 31; from 11:00 am To 11:00 pm