New Menus & Viral Spots: What To Eat & Drink In Kolkata

Can’t decide where to go to escape the heat? There’s plenty to do in the city this summer as cafes, restaurants, and lounge bars are offering special curated menus, summer pick-me-ups and seasonal delicacies to help you make the most of summer. 

Whether you like a sundowner cocktail sesh with your pals or a cool indoor brunch, or even some summer-friendly tipples, the City of Joy has a lot of things going on. From viral menus to food festivals and new joints, here’s everything you should explore this summer.


Kolkata’s newest Mexican diner Mehico is hosting Latina Nights every Wednesday featuring electrifying dancing, drinking, and unbeatable beats, helping you break free from the mundane and immerse yourself in the City of Joy’s hottest sensation. Moreover, ladies can enjoy complimentary shots to kickstart their Wednesday night adventures. Enjoy their clever drink curations like the Cantarito or the terrific Izamal Sunset.

Where: 11/1A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Rd, opposite Jyoti Vihar, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

When: Every Wednesday

The Red Bari

If you want the smooth taste of Mumbai’s popular coffee brand Subko at the heart of Kolkata, head to The Red Bari! You’ll find a line of delicious iced coffees by Subko along with some delicious small and big plates. The heritage venue also offers a new co-working set-up with private desks, which is ideal for remote workers.

Where: 18, Sadananda Rd, Kalighat, Kolkata, West Bengal 700026

When: 9 am to 9 pm


Want to indulge in authentic Mediterranean flavours this summer? Explore Romaania’s new menu which has some really interesting choices. The venue offers seating across three different areas, an indoor sanctuary, an enchanting outdoor terrace, and an elevated super terrace. Their new breakfast selection has meticulously prepared eggs, artisanal waffles, and decadent pancakes. A mid-day respite features a curated assortment of sandwiches and platters, while the main course embraces the artistry of thin-crust wood-fired pizzas, flavourful pastas, and distinguished Lebanese and Moroccan grills!

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

When: 9 am to 12 am


Sorano's new cocktail menu Mixology Masterpieces from Sorano, curated by Head Mixologist Manoj Singh Rawat, is worth exploring. “This season, we’re excited to work with some new flavours that feature in our new cocktail menu at Sorano – Mixologist Masterpieces: Edition One. As a blend of unique and trending flavours, from kokum, sage, rosemary, lemongrass, to honeydew melon, they offer a refreshing twist on traditional flavours, adding complexity to our drinks menu,” says Rawat.

“These flavours are gaining popularity for several reasons. Firstly, there’s a growing interest in exploring diverse and unconventional taste experiences. Ingredients that offer a departure from the ordinary entice customers with their distinct profiles. Additionally, consumers are becoming more health-conscious and are drawn to the natural and herbal qualities of these ingredients,” he adds. Check out tipples like the gin-based Roman Madari or the Lonely Traveller which has a vodka base along with kokum, mango and balsamic vinegar.

Where: 1ST FLOOR, Harrington Mansion, 8, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Rd, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

When: 12 pm to 12 am


Want some authentic oven-fired pizzas? Head to Fabbrica which is hosting a pizza festival with some great picks. Explore options like the Emilia Romagna, Campania, Toscana and Piemonte. And don’t miss out on their signature tiramisu!

Where: City Centre Salt Lake & Elgin

When: 12pm to 11.15pm everyday

Vaayu Cafe

Looking for the perfect frozen treat to cool you down? Gariahat’s Vaayu Cafe will let you turn your favourite beer, wine and coffee into shaved snow with a unique ice machine! Their infused snowflakes come in 30+ varieties of like aam panna, kala khatta, coffee & a lot more! 

Where: 38, 3A, Gariahat Rd, opposite to AMRI Hospital, Dhakuria, South End Park, Keyatala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700068

When: 12 noon to 11 pm