In addition to the menu, delicacies, and a happy tummy, there are some points which are important for a food joint. This is especially relevant due to globalization. Consequently, a food joint has to fulfill some other requirements. Among all other things, good ambiance, artsy decor, and out-of-the-box design or theme are most noteworthy aspects. For a youngster, theme based or quirky restaurant ought to be in the dining bucket list. For an off beat mood, something outlandish is necessary. Hence for that purpose, there are some quirky eateries in Kolkata with a touch of warmth.
1.Tolly Tales Restaurant
The newest quirky kid on the list. Situated on Sarat Banerjee Road, this food joint captures the evergreen Bengali Movie Industry through its amazing interior. Because of its movie theme, a wall is dedicated to the maestro, Charlie Chaplin and Bengal’s own ‘Manik’, Satyajit Ray. Tolly tales has a 70-seater complex with Arriflex Camera, large murals of Bengali Movie Icons like Uttam Kumar, Suchitra Sen, film poster mats, and bright spotlights. Try safe and classic cuisine like Batter Fried Fish or Continentals like Bacon Wrapped Prawns. Finally, don’t forget the Fried Ice-cream served in Coconut Casing with Green Mango and Strawberry Syrup. Pocket pinch for Two INR 900 approx.
Address: 34 Sarat Banerjee Road, Kolkata
2. Tram Depot Restaurant
For a Bengali nostalgia, Tram is quintessential and synonymous with the city of Joy. While being the oldest city in Asia with Tram history, this is an ideal place to have an eco-friendly Tram-Themed food joint. It’s located near the Quest mall Park Circus with lines of wooden coach for seating arrangements. Most of all, illustrations of iconic monuments of Kolkata like Metro cinema, mighty Howrah Bridge, and tram lines, drawn on the floor are reminiscent of Kolkata’s past glory. Finally, dig into Pesto Chicken Tikka, along with Garlic Cream Pasta or the very Desi, Kaali Daal.
Pocket pinch for Two INR 1200 approx
Address: 145 Jhowtala Road Kolkata
The retro remembrance for Kolkata is this new restaurant. The past glory of the 60s and 70s are magnificently recreated with minute details. Located in the Mani Square Mall, this cool restaurant is the Selfie-zones with murals of Elvis, Monroe and other celebs. The menu card has a mixed bag rocking 60s and rolling 70s. Try out the cheesy Deviled Crab tender meat Chops. It surely adds cool quotient to the list of quirky eateries in Kolkata. Pocket pinch for Two INR 1500 approx
Address: Mani Squal Mall,164/1 EM Bypass, Kankurgachi, Kolkata
In every friend’s group, there must be one girl with fancy little choices. Mrs.Magpie, in Lake Terrace Road, is that same sweet girl of the city’s block. A semi-vintage interior with an unusual charm keeps the marks high for this Cake-Café. It’s a 21-seater café cum restaurant, decorated with fairytale, dollhouse and birdhouse themes and stained glass windows. In addition, the old school dokra door chimes add an awesome look to the interiors. Cupcakes are really yummy, especially the mini ones in Double Strawberry and Salty Chocolate.
Pocket pinch for Two INR 600 approx.
Address: 570,Lake Terrace Road, Gariahat, Kolkata
5. Royal Bengal Tiger’s Cafe
Being the national animal of the country, the Royal Bengal Tiger of Sunderban is Bengal’s pride. Quite naturally the city has its own cafe to boost a novel idea of tiger conservation and increase general awareness. This themed cafe cum restaurant is a noteworthy addition to the list of quirky eateries in Kolkata. The whole area has paintings and photos of tigers which make it a unique experience. Faster service, reasonable cost, and good foods make this place a hot favorite among youngsters. What are you waiting for? Visit the den and have a good time. Pocket pinch for two is INR 600 approx.
Address : 91, Golf club Road, Rajendra prasad colony, Tollygunge, Kolkata
6.Mirch Masala Restaurant
We all have a fantasy of having food at road side dhabas due to Bollywood film scenes and fascinations. They are cool, with amazing and cheap foods. Finally, the city has its own dhaba themed restaurant near the busy area of Gariahat.This eatery showcases Desi rural Punjabi Dhaba with some exquisite North Indian tadka. The decor is well matched according to the theme. Old Truck tyres, recycled lamp, few wall paintings of Prehistoric Hindi cinemas take the visitors to Pre-Independence times in Mirch Masala. Here the half-taxi, bucolic appliances, and furniture radiate the rustic essence of roadside Dhaba which almost all of us like. The taste of some cuisines like Murgh Makhani, Reshmi Kebab, Paneer Tawa proves that the Chefs are well-trained in this forte.
Pocket pinch for Two INR 900 appx
Address: 49/2, Gariahat, Kolkata
7. XII Zodiac Restaurants
Do you believe in sunsigns? Then probably this zodiac themed food joint is apt for you. The first one-of-a-kind restaurant of the city, featuring sunsigns as decor. It’s a 72 seater complex with charming blue carry snippets of all 12 sunsigns. The place is experimental in its ambiance while maintaining the charm of its cuisines. In addition to Indian, Continental or Asian, Oriental cuisines are also available. Complimentary snacks are also served as per their stars while according to the experimental dinner orders. The Grilled Chicken with Risotto and Green Thai Curry are an absolute pleasure for your tummy!!!
Pocket pinch for Two INR 1200 approx
Address: The Fern Residency Kolkata, 204, Main Arterial Road, Opposite city center 2
8. Baati Chokha Restaurant
The city has Desi Dhaba style food along with traditional Rajasthani cuisines. The Baati Chokha restaurant is, therefore, another addition to the list of quirky eateries in Kolkata. It seems like being inspired from the Dhani Chowki in Jaipur. Amid the tech-city of Salt Lake, a piece of rural Rajasthan is placed pretty well. Taking into consideration the village-smell of the Western state of our country, this eatery has arranged low sitting complex, thatched roofs as well as mud walls. Hence, sitting here you can get the feeling of authentic streets of Rajputana State. In addition, wooden puppets, lanterns, and interior are charming and appropriate accordingly. Here you have to taste the traditional vegetarian dish of Bati Chokha, Sattu Ke Parathe, and Dahi Bhindi. Full Desi and yummy!
So, what are you waiting for? Hop into these best offbeat and quirky eateries in Kolkata to experience something different!
Pocket pinch for Two INR 700 approx
Address: FD 14, Sector III, Saltlake, Kolkata