It’s of little doubt how a Bengali’s heart is directly connected to his stomach. The countless restaurants, street food joints and cafes which are present in the city is an indication of just that. These may be well-lit five star eateries to the smaller ones, which by the way are amazing in their own right too! In the last couple of years though, a new trend has embraced the city – Theme based restaurants.
Eating a delicious meal somewhere outside is obviously special in itself, but ever wondered what it’d feel like to dine in a Mughal Emperor like ambiance? You’d feel like the king of the world to say the least…umm, king of that particular restaurant would be more legit though nonetheless.
This post lists out some of the more popular theme based restaurants which are present throughout our city of joy!
The Bikers Cafe
A bike themed cafe with a bike inside the cafe makes it a favourite for bike lovers’. The food is absolutely delicious and it is an especially popular joint for breakfast. They even have live music in the evenings adding to the appeal of this quaint American cafe.
Address: First Floor, Platinum Mall, 31, Elgin Road
Contact: 033 24740316
Cost for Two: Rs. 1,100
Starting things off with a restaurant which has already featured in our previous lists for coming up with one of the best biryani in town, Oudh 1590 will undoubtedly take you back in time, in a glorious way. The grand seating arrangements, breathtaking decor and the ambiance in general will make you feel like an emperor.
Address : 23/B, Deshapriya Park W Road, Rashbehari Avenue, Lake Market, Manoharpukur, Kalighat, Kolkata
Contact: 033 65656551
Technically a hookah lounge, Desi Draag has caught the imagination of the city’s youth in a way no other hookah lounge in the city could. The fun of smoking rustic hookah with amazing flavours to compliment it is unparalleled and is fast becoming one of the most popular spots here in Kolkata.
Address : 57/ Opp, 2/1, Sarat Bose Rd, Lake Market, Bhowanipore, Kolkata
Contact: 033 40626101
Ever wondered what it would be like to dine amongst the Pharaohs of Egypt? Well, the folks at Blue Nile have you covered! (So do we, ’cause we are informing you about it)
This place promises to serve you some of the most delicious delicacies from the Middle East and the Mediterranean along with Chinese and North Indian cuisine! The lasagna here is an absolute favourite.
The moment one steps foot in this restaurant, people are instantly taken back to the days of the Egyptian Civilization.
Address: City Centre 2, shop no C-114, Newtown, Kolkata
Contact: 033 40620238
One of the newest “gems” this city has come up with – Pirate’s Deck is everything that could describe the youth of today, or their lifestyle.
An astounding hookah lounge and cafe, the décor in it’s entirety resembles that of a pirate’s deck. It also has a separate sports screening section where you could very well watch your favourite football team kick some…well, yeah whatever.
Address: 52A, Sarad Bose Road, Padma Pukur, Kolkata
Now that the Jungle Book flick is officially releasing in India first, before the rest of the world…what better way to celebrate that moment than having a wholesome meal right in the middle of a jungle!
Yes! You heard that right. Located at Mani Square and Avani Mall, Machaan provides you with just that chance – to have a majestic time and obviously food in a dangerous (not quite) jungle. Phew.
Address: 4th Floor, Mani Square Mall, 164/1, E.M. Bypass, Kankurgachi, Kolkata
Contact: 033 23202451
Kaidi Kitchen is the epitome of taking things to a whole different level! Kaidi Kitchen is best known for two things – 1. It’s food and 2. It’s awe-inspiring yet quirky ambiance.
Quirky because it’s not something common for people like us to be thrown into a jail cell and not get beaten up…but instead be served some lip-smacking food! Indeed.
Address: 2A, 1st & 2nd Floor, Usha Kiran Building, Camac Street, Kolkata
Contact: 033 30088881
Like the name suggests – This is a plane themed restaurant. Make sure you strap in your seat belts though, ’cause this flight will take you for a grand food-gasmic ride through China, North India and Europe.
Address: AD – 73, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata
Contact: 033 40631002
One of Kolkata’s oldest restaurants on the famous Park Street, On Track is themed like a royal train stationed at a railway station! The restaurant has a replica of an engine train where guests can dine in train compartments. The rest of the restaurant resembles platform. You get North Indian and Chinese food here. The staff is polite and the ambiance is wonderful too.
Address: Ground Floor, 25 B, Park Street, Kolkata
Contact: 033 22273955
The Royal Bengal Tiger Cafe
This cafe has a novel concept and aims at increasing awareness regarding conservation of Royal Bengal Tigers. This unique theme based cafe in Kolkata has an amazing ambience. The place is decorated with paintings and photos of tigers which make it a one-of-a-kind experience. The service is quick, food is good and reasonably priced.
Address: 91, Golf Club Road, Tollygunge, Kolkata
Contact: 033 24221786
Anybody who goes to Santa’s Fantasea falls in love with their food and their ambiance! Top it with a huge menu with reasonable prices and you have a winner. You can find everything from smoked octopus, chilli prawns, Shanghai rice to pak Choi fish here. Though this is a small seafood and tribal cuisine specialty restaurant, the food is to die for. The place is done up in blue to represent sea creatures and gives you the feels as you sit and eat.
Address: Ballygunge Terrace, Dhakuria, Kolkata
Contact: 033 30990265