Take notes on where to eat and drink when you are at Park Street in Kolkata
They say, when the whole of Kolkata sleeps tight, Park Street wakes up with the cheerful crowd, food lovers and yes the flashy cars. As long as we remember the history of Kolkata, we know Park Street has been known for the elite crowd, buzzing streets, nightlife and of course ‘food’. If we look back in the ’70s or the ’80s, we remember Park street being the hub for music, good food and discussions. However, the vicinity till date has managed to retain its charm and attracts people of all ages. While ‘Mocambo’ is among the oldest, there are few newcomers who have joined the oldies. If you are a resident of Kolkata or wish to visit the city of joy soon, let us guide you through the dazzling restaurants at Park Street which never fails to make its patrons fall in love.
Started in the summer of 1956, Mocambo is one restaurant that no one dares to miss out on. There is a lot of European influence you can see in the dishes like the Chicken Sicilian and the Cannelloni. The best part of Mocambo is that the owners haven’t changed the decor since 1956. You can experience the same colour scheme, those European cutleries and chairs. Today, their sizzlers are amongst the best-reviewed dishes of Kolkata.
Cost for two: ₹ 1100
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Since the molecular gastronomy has come into existence, we have seen the food industry evolving. Spice Klub masters Indian cuisine with a molecular twist. You get to experience an array of vegetarian dishes which are super light and non-greasy. And if you have adopted the vegan regime, Spice Klub has scrumptious options for you. Do try their Pav Bhaji Fondue, Roomali Cheese Papad and bubbling Kulfi.
Cost for two: ₹ 2,100 (approx)
Photo Credit: Spice Klub
Sienna Store and Cafe
With the idea to harness food, music and work under one roof, Sienna cafe on Park Street becomes a must-visit. Apart from serving food which is unbeatable in taste, they offer you in plates and ceramics which are made in-house. They include local artisans for creating such beautiful potteries while train many to join the league. And if you plan to pay a visit anytime soon, you must binge on Braised Pork Belly and the Tomato Burrata Salad.
Cost for two: ₹ 2,000 (approx)
Photo Credit: Sienna Store and Cafe
Ping’s Cafe Orient
When you think of an Asian restaurant, you imagine interiors to be subtle and warm. But for your surprise, Ping’s Cafe Orient has everything opposite. You get to be seated in a mix-matched chair, with neon colours flashing all over, recycled decor and crates used for shelves. Your perfect destination for a weekend casual meal, Ping’s offer some of the mouth-watering Asian dishes like Tokyo Tower Ramen and Philadelphia Cream Cheese Dim Sum which melts in your mouth. And yes, do keep some space for cocktails as they serve some of the most refreshed beverages.
Cost for two: ₹ 1,500 (approx)
Photo Credit: Gourmet Passport
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