Amp up your celebration for Diwali and Bhai Dooj with these hand-crafted menus and gifting options by these Kolkata restaurants
The countdown for Diwali has begun, just four more days to the grand festival of lights. From decorations to gifts, everything is almost ready but the celebration does not end with Diwali. Just after this festival, there comes Bhai Dooj. It is a festival to celebrate the beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. Every region has different ways to celebrate this festival. Places such as Ayodhya and Varanasi celebrate by lighting up lots of earthen lamps on the banks of Saryu and Ganga river while Punjab observes it as the beginning of farming season and sows their first batch of seeds. And when it comes to West Bengal, Diwali coincides with the grand celebration of Kali Pooja. If you happen to be in Kolkata, get ready for some food-filled adventure. Some of your favourite restaurants are offering exciting hampers and delectable treats this festive season to amp up your festive mood.
We have collated the list of restaurants and cafes across Kolkata where you can treat yourself and your family with indulgent delicacies and exciting offers.
Burma Burma, Kolkata
Make your Diwali and Bhai Dooj special from 20th October to 30th October’22 with Burma Burma’s Pantry Gift Box. Bringing authentic Burmese flavours from their kitchen to yours, the box includes Khowsuey Curry Paste, Lotus Stem Chips, Burmese Seasoning - Hot and Spicy, Crunchy Nuts Mix, (an assortment of fried garlic chips, beans, toasted peanuts and sesame. A perfect topping for your salads and super fun to munch straight from the bottle too.)
Price of the box: Rs. 1,499 plus taxes
Address: 18 M, Ground Floor, Stephen Court, Park Street Kolkata – 700071
Hard Rock Cafe, Kolkata
Enjoy the delicious dishes from the all-new menu from 22nd to 30th October’22 such as Mezze Platter, The Fiesta Platter, Corn Malai Tikki, The Kasundi Bhetki Fish, Spicy Chicken Drumstick, The Big Mex Burger, Chicken Enchilada, Herb Grilled Chicken, Butter Malai Kofta Curry, Swiss Mushroom Burger and Chingri Macher Curry, Char-Grilled Quesadilla and many other dishes. Pair the delicacies with their specialty cocktails, such as the Classic Caribbean Mojito, Blackberry Sparkling Sangria, Hurricane, Passion Fruit Mai Tai, Rhythm & Rose Mule, Bahama Mama and a lot more.
Meal for 2: Rs 1800 plus taxes
Address: Hard Rock Cafe, Park Mansion, 57-A, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016
The scrumptious menu offers delicacies like Park Street Paneer Tikka Platter, Rajasthani Murgh Parche, Charminar Shikampuri Kebab, Amritsari Fish Tikka, Bombay Slider, Kasundi Balle Balle, Delhi 6 Murgh Makhani, Handi Murgh Biryani, Quinoa Kofta Curry, Videshi Palak paneer among many others. End the meal with desserts like Apple Pie French Toast and Tutti Frutti.
Raise the festivities a notch higher from 20th October to 30th October’22 with concoctions like Berry and Rose Bramble, Estate G&T, Uno Mas, Twisted Whiskey Sour and Frozen Margaritas to name a few.
Meal 2: Rs. 1,200 + tax (without alcohol); Rs. 2,000 + tax (with alcohol)
Address: 24, Park Street, Celica Park, 12th floor
To Die For
This Diwali, treat yourself to a specially crafted menu at To Die For from 20th October to 30th October’22. The festive offerings include a variety of Indian flavours like Saffron risotto with ghee roast pumpkin pate, Pistachio and rose water cake and Bell Pepper and Tomato Scacia.
Spread the joy with gifting hampers especially curated for the festive season comprising “Petit Fours” namely Rose Water Milk cake, Saffron and Pistachio Bon Bon, Orange and Ginger Shards, Carrot Macaronade, Lemon and Basil Pavalovas and Passion Fruit Jujups amongst others.
Price point: Rs 800 + tax (for hampers)
Address: 19B, Ballygunge Park Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata
This Diwali, relish extraordinary treats from 20th October to 30th October’22 at MQXT with irresistible offerings like NYC 53rd Street Chicken, MQXT Butterfly Prawns, MQXT Prawn Burger, Chicken Schnitzel, Chicken Pot Pie, Perky Pesto Prawn Pasta, Chicken Fajita Roll, Italian Herbed Chicken, to name a few. For vegetarians, there’s the Cheese and Jalapeño croquettes, Thai Green Curry Veg, The MQXT Lebanese Platter, Truffle Fries, The Refried Beans Fajita Roll and many more.
Meal for 2: Rs 500 + taxes onwards
Address: 200, Sarat Bose Rd, lake Terrace, Kalighat, Kolkata, Shop 4, 10 Wood Street, Opposite Pantaloons, Kolkata; Lake Mall Food Court-104 Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata-700029
Bring in the festive season at Yauatcha and choose from a wide variety of appetizers like Vegetable Crystal Dumpling, Pork and Prawn Shui Mai, Truffle Edamame Dumpling, Chicken and Coriander Dumpling. The selection of mains includes Szechuan Vegetable Tofu Claypot, Stir-fry lotus root with black pepper, Spicy Mahlak Chicken, Crispy Golden Pumpkin Prawn which can be paired with accompaniments like Cheung fun noodle in chili garlic sauce, Roast Pork and Shrimp Fried Rice, Ho fan noodle amongst others. Indulge in their classic desserts Chocolate Pebble and Pecan and Coffee Delice.
Take the celebrations a notch higher with Yauatcha’s classic cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea, Gin Martini, Kaffir Mule, Lychee Martini, Lalu and many more.
Meal for 2: Rs 2500 plus taxes
Address: Level 5, Quest Mall, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Ring in the festivities and surprise your loved ones with a range of delicious platters from 24th October’22 - 26th October’22. On offer is Celebration Platter, which includes Korean Cream Cheese Bun, Madeleine, Caramel Onion Feta Danish, Chocolate Ganache Blueberry Slab, Pistachio Dessert Box; Rose Garden Cheese Platter which includes Multi-Grain Crackers, and Charcoal Crackers, Almond Orange Bundt Cake, Cheese Dip; Grazing Platter highlighting Kacchapuri with Cherry Tomato, Avocado Cucumber Cheese Garden, Pomegranate Cheese Dip, Parmesan crackers and Paprika Cheese Garden Platter including Beetroot Log, Cheese log with cherry tomatoes, Balsamic and beans sprout, Round Lavash, Red Grapes, Black olives, Square crackers, Walnuts, Almonds, Craperberry, Roasted Pista, Figs, Dry fruit and Gerkin
Price point: Rs. 2800 onwards
Address: Surbhi Building, 8/1/2, Loudon Street, 1st Floor, Kolkata
The exclusive Diwali menu includes flavorsome delights like Murabadi Dal Chaat, Water Chestnut Bhel, Layered Sev Khamni, Shaam Sawera Pooran Poli cups, Cheesy Veggie Filo Tart, Biryani Platter, Rajasthani Thali, to name a few. Not only that, but to end your meal on a sweet note, the unique range of desserts includes Rose Pistachio Cake Bites, Saffron Pannacotta with Almond Crumble, Almond Cake with Crystal Syrup, Espresso Martini Roulade, Chocolate Tart with Ferrero Rocher Mousse, Baked Halwa, and many more from 10th October 2022 to 26th October’2022.
Meal for 2: Rs. 1200 plus taxes
Address: 21 Mandeville Gardens, Kolkata
Spread the joy of this festive season with gourmet gifting hampers from For_kandknife for your near and dear ones. Send over a specially curated hamper comprising Crackers, Lavash, Hummus, Muhammara, Artisanal Cheese, Flavored Nuts and a Pistachio cupcake replete with a beautiful floral arrangement and candles for that much needed festive spark.
Meal for 2: Rs. 4200
Address: 5 Queens park, 1st floor Kolkata
Brighten up this festival of lights with the Diwali special ‘Chicken Biryani Thali’ which offers a choice of 2 main courses from a wide array of options like Chicken Salan, Chicken Kassa, Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Malai Kofta, Hyderabadi Mix Veg and many more along with a choice of Raita with options like Plain Raita, Boondi Raita, Onion Raita. Patrons can also pick a Salad and Dessert along with a Beverage. The Thali comes with a special Biryani Cooked in Kolkata style or Hyderabadi Style.
Price point: Rs 175 onwards
Address: All across Kolkata
From the house of edabba, the newly launched cloud kitchen brings a wholesome range of authentic Bengali delicacies. This Diwali order the special Icchedana Thali which offers a Choice of Main Course (Gondhoraj Chicken, Chingri Malaikari, Kancha Lanka Dhonepata Murgi, Lal Murgi, Bhetki Paturi, Dhokar Dalna, Bhaja Masala Aloo Dum, Aloo Posto, Begun Basanti and many more) along with Starter of choice (Fish Fry, Fish Kabiraji, Bhuna Chingri Roll, Fish Roll, Kachalonka Dhonepata Murgi Roll, Chicken Cutlet) , Choice of Dal (Moong Mohan Dal,Cholar Dal, Macher Matha Diye Moong Dal) and Choice of Bread / Rice (Basanti Pulao, Ghee Bhaat, Kaju Kismis Pulao, Peas Pulao, Steamed Rice,Chingrir Pulao, Loochi, Paratha, Radhaballavi).
Price for 2: Rs 500 + taxes
Address: All across Kolkata
The flavourful and wholesome Chef special’s bowl offers patrons a Choice of 2 Mains which includes Chola Masala, Hyderabadi Mix Veg, Malai Kofta, Rajma Masala, Kashmiri Aloo Dum, Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Do Pyaza, Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala Paneer Makhani, to name a few along with Choice of Rice which includes Jeera Rice, Kashmiri Biryani, Paneer Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Awadhi Murg Biryani, Egg Chicken Biryani, and many more.
Price: Rs 165 onwards
Address: All across Kolkata
Indulge into these treats with your family and enjoy this festive season.