Independence Day 2023: The Top 13 Places To Visit In Kolkata
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Independence Day is a national festival that is celebrated in a grand way all over the country. It is a moment to pay homage to our freedom fighters for their sacrifice and recognise the achievements of our motherland. The day is observed by hoisting the national flag and organising cultural programmes. Each city is decorated with saffron, white, and green colours, and you will see the tricolour raised high on every street.

Since Independence Day holds great importance in India, you will find several restaurants and eateries offering special menus and tricolour-themed dishes on this day. They also provide discounts to their customers. So, if you happen to be in Kolkata right now, we have brought to you thirteen restaurants that are offering a special menu on this Independence Day, August 15. Visit these eateries with your friends and family and relish the flavours of freedom: 

Warehouse Café

Immerse yourself in the patriotic ambience of Warehouse Café and relish their exclusive Independence Day delight – the tricolour edamame cream cheese dim sum. Bite into the flavoursome blend of edamame purée, cream cheese, and water chestnut, perfectly wrapped in burrata, capturing the essence of India's tricolour.

Address: 4th Floor, South City Mall, Prince Anwar Shah Rd., South City Complex, Jadavpur, Kolkata 

Time: 12 to 11:30 PM

Price for two: Rs. 1200 approx. 

Milee Droog Coffee & Bistro

Unwind with a range of flavourful dishes like epic cheese jalapeño croquettes, funghi trifolati, Moroccan shrimp bastilla, barbeque buffalo chicken wings, and refreshing beverages as you bask in the celebration of Independence Day with your loved ones. 

Address: Ground Floor, 34 Kavi Sabitri PR Chattopadhyay Road, Lansdowne Terrace, Kolkata

Time: 12 to 11:30 PM

Price for two: Rs. 1600 approx. 

The Yellow Straw

Anticipate a delectable and healthy assortment of dishes such as the hara bhara kebab wrap, protein power paneer salad, sitaphal shake, fruitzee sundae, and the refreshing yummy-tummy straw juice. All are thoughtfully crafted to add a touch of patriotism to your dining experience.

Address: Multiple outlets

Price for two: Rs. 300, approx.

Lord of the Drinks

Celebrate Independence Day at Lord of the Drinks and experience a special menu that captures the tricolour essence. Try their unique tiranga drink, which beautifully blends the sweet and tangy flavours of the Indian flag's colours. Don't forget to indulge in the chicken roulade served with Provencal sauce.

Address: 4th floor, South City Mall, Kolkata

Time: 12 PM to 12 AM

Price for two: Rs. 1200 approx.

Paprika Gourmet  

If you are craving some delicious shushi cakes, then Paprika Gourmet is a must-visit. Located on Loudon Street, this restaurant is offering drool worthy mini sushi cakes in plenty of flavours, including carrot and spicy mushroom sushi cake, avocado mini sushi cake, and pumpkin sushi cake. With truly authentic flavours, this Asian delicacy will make you crave more.

Address: Surbhi Building, 8/1/2, Loudon Street, 1st Floor, Kolkata  

Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Price for the platter: Rs. 500 per piece

Homely Zest  

This Independence Day, indulge in a delicious treat at Homely Zest. Savour the spirit of freedom with the special assorted dumplings, along with a delectable range of dishes on the menu comprising paneer ragda tikki, Manchurian skewers, Korean chilli potatoes, pav bhaji fondue, and more.

Address: 21 Mandeville Gardens, Kolkata

Time: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM 

Price for two: Rs. 1200 approx.

Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Café serves an array of delicious offerings. Relish the signature burgers like the double decker double cheeseburger, the original legendary burger, and the surf & turf burger, along with the scrumptious treats such as kasundi bhetki fish, Cuban sliders, a south of the border cottage cheese bowl, one night in Bangkok spicy shrimp, and so on. To pair with these delicacies, they also have special mocktails, such as strawberry basil lemonade, mango tango, pineapple lemonade, and a lot more. 

Address: Park Mansion, 57-A, Park Street, Taltala, Kolkata 

Time: 12 PM to 12 AM

Price for two: Rs. 2500 approx.

The Mint Enfold

Celebrate this Independence Day with some wholesome, healthy delights from the menu at The Mint Enfold. Choose from gluten-free snacking options like chocolate chip cookies or vegan energy-boosting treats like cacao-orange energy truffles and almond-orange energy truffles. All these treats are made without refined sugar or preservatives.

Address: 12 Sunny Park, Ashray Apartments, Block-C, Kolkata

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM 

Price for two: Rs. 500 approx. 

Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with exquisite Indian sweets? The special offerings of Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick include tricolour rasogolla and sandesh, a creative twist on the beloved Bengali sweets. The traditional white mishti is given a patriotic touch by incorporating the three colours of the Indian flag—saffron, white, and green.

Address: Across all outlets in the city

Time: 9.00 AM to 9.30 PM

Price for two: Rs. 300, approx. 

Veneto Bar & Kitchen 

Enjoy a patriotic culinary journey with a delightful Indian-style meal featuring the tiranga roma pizza, which showcases the colours of the Indian flag. Accompany your meal with an Independence Day-themed mocktail called tiranga punch, all set in the vibrant ambience of the venue. 

Address: Veneto Bar & Kitchen, 4th Floor, South City Mall, Jadavpur, Kolkata 

Time: 11.00 AM to 11.00 PM

Price for two: Rs. 1200 approx.

Pinkk Sugars

Embrace the spirit of Independence Day during the special happy hour at Pinkk Sugars. Relish a delectable combination of peri-peri cottage cheese panini sandwiches paired with your choice of hot or cold cappuccino, peach iced tea, the refreshing orange basil mojito, and many such combos. Additionally, explore their new Mexican menu filled with exciting dishes like veggie corn tostadas, creamy mushroom quesadillas, Tex-Mex rice bowls, and enchiladas rancheras.

Address: AD-37, AD Block, Sector 1, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 

Time: 11.00 AM to 10.30 PM  

Price for two: Rs. 1200 approx.

Sankalp Restaurant

Celebrate this festival with a flavourful assortment of South Indian delicacies on their special menu. Savour the authentic Mysore dosa, Kanchipuram achari rava dosa, and masala veg idli, complemented by a tricolour ice cream dessert, symbolising the essence of patriotism. 

Address: Shop R 4A, Plot, Podium Level, Godrej Waterside, 5, DP Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 

Time: 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM 

Price for two: Rs. 800, approx. 

Saffron Restaurant

Delight in the spirit of freedom as you experience the rich flavours of the Independence Day special menu at Saffron Restaurant. Treat yourself to the unique paneer tiranga, a delectable medley of hariyali, lehsuni, and malai paneer tikka, representing the colours of the national flag, and indulge in an array of other mouthwatering dishes to commemorate the occasion. 

Address: 17, Park St., Taltala, Kolkata

Time: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:30 to 10:30 PM 

Price for two: Rs. 700, approx.