Sinjini Saha

It’s Always Good To Stand Out & These Unusual Restaurants In Kolkata Prove It

July 25, 2019

Quirky Restaurant ought to be in your dining bucket list. For that evening when you wish to go punk with your pals, for that family treat which is slightly peculiar and for that mood when you want settle for something outlandish- there are quirky eateries with a touch of warmth. Bizarre décor, experimental food, and happy unknown vibe, these unusual restaurants are quite gale in Kolkata. What's Up Life gives you sneak preview to Kolkata’s Unusual Restaurants:-

Tolly TalesRestaurant

This is the newest quirky baby on the block. Located on Sarat Banerjee Road, Tolly Tales captures the Bengali Movie Industry through its décor. The interiors are done up with Tolly posters from the 1930s. There is also a wall dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and Satyajit Ray.  The 70-seater displays Arriflex Camera, giant murals of Bengali Movie Icons like Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen, film poster mats, and spotlights at the Bar. Tolly Tales settles for a safe menu. Classic Dishes like Batter Fried Fish to Continental ones like Bacon Wrapped Prawns are available. However, star of the show is Fried Ice-cream served in Coconut Casing with Green Mango and Strawberry Syrup. This restaurant is a quirky take on 70’s Bollywood Version. Dine@34 Sarat Banerjee Road, Kolkata Call 03341445555 Penny for Two INR 900 appx

Chapter 2Restaurant

Chapter 2 introduces Kolkata to whole new Retro Dining. The bygone era of Park Street in the 60s and 70s have been retouched right here in Mani Square Mall. The striking feature of this restaurant is the Selfie-zones with murals of Elvis and Monroe. Time for Celeb-Selfie we guess!! Get happy and high on Planters Punch at the Red Cadillac Bar. The menu is a curious mix of fab 50s and swinging 70s. Let the cheesy Devil Crab tender Pork Chops dance their way to your table and then the soul of course!! Dine@Mani Squal Mall,164/1 EM Bypass, Kankurgachi, Kolkata Call 9681665564 Penny for Two INR 1500 appx

Tram DeepoRestaurant

Kolkata is synonymous with the nostalgic Tram. It runs the oldest tram system in Asia. What can be more suited ode to this eco-friendly network than Tram-Themed restaurant? Situated close to Quest mall Park Circus, this restaurant makes up for quirky city evening. Minute attention has been paid to details while designing the interiors of this place. It boasts a wooden coach type seating section, the sketches of iconic monuments such as Metro cinema and Howrah Bridge and tram lines drawn on the floor. A plethora of food options keep the family meal fun. Feast on Pesto Chicken Tikka, Garlic Cream Pasta or the very Indian, Kaali Daal. Dine@ Shop 45, 2nd Floor, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Near Quest Mall, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Call 9830283386
Penny for Two INR 1200 appx


Mrs.Magpie in Lake Terrace Road has a heart of its own. With semi-Vintage décor, this restaurant has everything which is unusually warm. This Cake-Café is that slice from fairy tales and childhood fantasies. The 21-seater café is dollhouse meet birdhouse with stained glass windows, dokra door chime and birds flying on walls. The Mini Cupcakes in Double Strawberry and Salty Chocolate are absolute delights. Dine@570 Lake Terrace Road, Gariahat, Kolkata Call 8697731491 Penny for Two INR 600 appx

Mirch MasalaRestaurants

Got an appetite for Punjabi Dhaba right on Highway? You do not have to go any further than the busy area of Gariahat. Mirch Masala displays rural Punjabi Dhaba combined with distinct North Indian flavour. The old Truck tyres, recycled lamps of bygone days and wall paintings of forgotten Hindi movies remind us of Pre-Independence Era in Punjabi Dhaba. The half-taxi hanging from the wall and bucolic furniture give rustic feel of roadside Dhaba. Specially-trained Chefs from North India offer cuisine punch which is all about Murgh Makhani, Reshmi Kebab, Paneer Tawa and every other dish which is tasty to the core. Dine@49/2, Gariahat, Kolkata Call 9830669233 Penny for Two INR 900 appx

XII ZodiacRestaurants

XII Zodiac in Rajarhat has taken ‘Concept Dining’ to heart. Kolkata’s first Zodiac –based restaurant has its own charm. The world of Gemini, Scorpion, and Taurus now decides on the unusual dining for you. The 72-seater in beautiful blues carry snippets of the 12 zodiac signs in its warm décor. The menu at XII Zodiac features a decent selection of Indian, Oriental and global fare. Amuse-bouche, complimentary snacks are served to the experimental diners in accordance with their stars. From Grilled Chicken with Risotto to Green Thai Curry waiting for that reservation call!!! Dine@The Fern Residency Kolkata, 204, Main Arterial Road, Opposite city center 2 Call 03325727777 Penny for Two INR 1200 appx

Baati ChokhaRestaurants

From Punjab, the city takes you to Rajasthan. Inspired from the Dhani Chowki in Jaipur Rajasthan, the quaint restaurant Baati Chokha is unusual in its own way. Rural Village of Rajasthan sits pretty in Salt lake. The low sitting arrangement, the mud walls along with the thatched roof give you feel of an authentic by-lane from the Rajputana State. Rajasthani Puppets and lanterns add to the charm. The traditional vegetarian menu of Bati Chokha, Sattu Ke Parathe, and Dahi Bhindi is impressive. Dine@FD 14, Sector III, Saltlake, Kolkata Call 03340631050 Penny for Two INR 700 appx