Christmas, an eternal festive season which in Kolkata, jingles for its famous Park Street’s light fare, aroma of fruit cake and pastries, Christmas carols, delectable food, wines, cocktails, X-mas trees and gifts and joyousness of the folks. It is the time of merrymaking and joy and food, plays the most important role as always. Here’s what the Kolkata eateries are ready to serve their patrons with, this Christmas.
THE WHISTLING KETTLE
This café has been loved as a little piece of Darjeeling in Kolkata from its initial day. The Whistling Kettle is an all time favoured café for their hilly ambience, authentic Darjeeling tea, Keventers alike breakfast platters and lip-smacking range of Italian Spread. This festive season they are introducing some new items in their menu to give our taste buds a new experience with their Miel de Pollo Mostaza (Honey Mustard Chicken), Al Pollo de Bacon (Cheese stuffed Chicken Breast stuffed with Bacon), Spaghetti ala Pancetta, Barbeque bacon cubes and Bacon loaded tomato soup. Pair these with your favourite tea blend, hot or cold coffee, shakes or smoothies. Join in to get the hilly Darjeeling vibes, and make your Christmas the most happening one.
Address: 23/3, Gariahat Road, Near Mouchak Sweets, Golpark, Kolkata- 700029
Price: Rs. 600/- + taxes for two people (approx).
Timings: Mon- 12 Noon to 10 pm
Tues-Sun -9 am to 10 pm
Traffic Gastropub endeavours to keep glass-clunking kinship fit as a fiddle in the area with its groundbreaking, daring mixology and cooking. To mark their one year anniversary they recently introduced a patched up menu with a strike into dishes that incorporate Chingri Malaikari Pizza brimming with cheddar, giving a sizable chunk of kinds of prawn and coconut cream, Pulse Chicken Tikka changed with the expansion of our extremely most loved Pulse treat, Thelawala Noodles roused from the roadside seller and numerous other quirky dishes which makes sure, that stuck into Traffic will not be annoying this festive season with a vast beer selection, curated with local and imported brews, and a few cocktails and wines on tap offered, Traffic Gastro Pub has the goods to back it up—in the form of tasty pub staples, with a bit of an updated twist to the menu. This Christmas season to give their customers a festive feeling they have included cocktails like
Berry Berry Good, Strawberry Coriander Martini, Yellow Bell Pepper Martini, Forbidden Apple etc in their Drinks menu.
Address: City Centre 2 Mall, Chinar Park, Kolkata 700157 Price: 1800/- + taxes for two people (approx) (with Alcohol) Timings: 12 Noon to 11.45 pm
CAFÉ DRIFTER is a culmination of rustic interior with a bohemian-esque feel andenergetic vibes, serving world-renowned savouries, a sumptuous array of continental dishes, along with local delicacies. The delectable offerings at CAFÉ DRIFTER with its signature menu and multipurpose space would surprise you inyour every visit. This gastro café, an amalgamation of the artistic, rudimentary, pizazz and class, is coming up with their Christmas special menu which includes Honey glazed roast turkey with cranberry sauce, Indian spice marinated roast quail, Herb roasted spring chicken – all three will be served with roasted sweet potato and pan tossed winter vegetables, Spaghetti Carbonara, Pan Seared Fish with Lemon Butter Sauce/ Orange Raisin, Blueberry Cheese Cake and Hot Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream. There will also be some exciting Christmas Hampers with Fruitcakes, Biscotti, Macaroon and different types of Chocolates for all the patrons to buy and enjoy the festivities of Christmas.
WHAT: Christmas Special Menu
Address: 7, Jatin Bagchi Road, Hindustan Park, Kolkata 700029
221/A, Jodhpur Gardens, the lane opposite South City Mall Exit Gate, Kolkata- 700068
PRICE: Rs. 500/- + taxes for two people (approx)
This cafe is named after ‘033’ the STD code for the city symbolizes the corephilosophy of the City of Joy which has always been for its soulfulness and nostalgia. 033 mainly focuses on the Kolkatans spirit which lies in cha, good food and lots of adda. This festive season they are introducing some new items in their menu to give our taste buds a new experience with their Herb garlic butter roasted Turkey served with lemon rice and finger chips, Grilled Norwegian Salmon drizzled with Orange glaze served with herb rice, Roast pork ribs marinated with Indian spices served with root vegetables, Roast chicken with Merlot served with herb rice and root vegetables, Chicken cordon bleu served with peas and mint mash and Grilled Prawn with tangy cheese sauce served with herb rice, Sticky Toffee Jaggery pudding served with Vanilla ice cream, Celebration Plum Cake with Nolen Guur, Winter Fruit and Nut cake with savoury Tutti Fruitty spread and our very own Winter Favourite Badam Milk Shake. So, this festive season binge into this café with your friend and loved ones to spend some quality time over good food and make your Christmas the most happening one.
Address: 23/44, Gariahat Road, Golpark, Near South City College, Kolkata- 700029
Timings: 9 am to 12 Midnight
Price for 2: Rs. 500/-+taxes
AMERICAN WAFFLE HOUSE
The sweet tooth of Calcuttans can never say no to desserts and American Waffle House!
AWH has an array of tempting waffles for the young crowd. Their quirky bright interiors, wooden seating are perfect as your Christmas hangout zone. As the Christmas Specials, they are launching two brand new waffles, Choco Boom (Cocoa waffle complimented with Dark, Milk, and White Chocolates) and Custard and Fresh Fruit Waffle (A vanilla waffle stuffed with custard and fresh seasonal fruits) from 25th to 31st of December. But, the best part is that they are celebrating their first Anniversary on 25th itself, and on that very day, they would be giving out a Loyalty Card which is a discount card to be valid throughout the year. Also, on the day of Christmas, one would get an exclusive waffle from the regular menu (Creamy Red Velvet Waffle) as Santa’s gift on purchasing the Christmas Specials. The offers are too yum to decline, and you are sure to have a Waffley Christmas 2018.
Address: 194, Gobindapur Road, Lake Gardens, Kolkata- 700045 204A, Block-B, Lake Town, Kolkata-700089
28/1 Allenby Road, Elgin, Kolkata-700025
Price: Rs. 300/- (inclusive taxes)
Bon Appétit, The Cafe, came into existence ten years ago with only one motto in mind, to create a perfect hangout zone that can serve comforting hearty meals that are affordable for everyone. Being one of the first few stand-alone cafes inthe city, it aims at telling all the guests to “enjoy your hearty meal”. ThisChristmas they have added varieties of Tea Cakes in their menu like Carrot Raisin, Autumn Pumpkin Walnut, Cinnamon Fig, Chocolate Cream Cheese, Vanilla tutti fruity, Cranberry Oat, etc each priced Rs 80. One can add in Rs. 20/- to enjoy a cup of Steaming hot Cinnamon Green tea. It will be available in the Bon Appetit outlets from 20th December and will continue till the end of January.
Apart from this, 17th December onwards Rahul Arora’s famous mouth melting Rum Fruit Cakes, in various flavors would be available in two sizes (660ml container and 440ml container), ranging from Rs. 400-650/-. There will also be available a limited portion of their Christmas special Rum muffins and mince pies, priced between Rs. 75-90/- respectively. These will be available in all his outlets, viz Bon Appetit Hazra, Bon Appetit Saltlake and Paranthe Wali Galli.
Address: Hazra, 109/26, Hazra Road, Hazra, Kolkata- 700026
& Salt Lake, AD 34, Sector 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700064
Price: ₹450-500/- +taxes for two people (approx.)
BOSPHORUS CHURROS & CO.
Churros, the familiar snack item of Spain, Portugal, South Western United States and France has been popular in few Metropolis of India like Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh as an addition to few bakery items in Kolkata. Bosphorus, the first churros cafe of Kolkata, has a pleasing inviting appearance at their small yet cozy café with quirky interiors, located at Bhawanipore. This festive season their Menu would have a variety of options to give our taste buds a new experience with their- chocolate range of churros (Double Trouble, Madhouse, Kindergarten, the Swiss Affair, the Dark Knight etc) and fruity churros (Mixed Berries, Blueberry and Strawberry Churros). They also have introduced Candy Meals for the kids and Supersaver family meal where you can enjoy churros and milkshakes with your friends and loved ones this festive season. They have also added different milkshakes like Kit Kat, Chocolate Oreo, Vanilla, Choco chip shakes etc and a range of lemonades and iced teas and green teas. For Christmas, they have also come up with some exciting offers which are applicable to the entire menu.
Address: G1, Oasis Bliss, 31, Ram Mohan Dutta Road, Bhawanipur, Kolkata -700020
Timing: 8.30 am to 11.30 pm
Price for 2: Rs. 500/- + taxes (approx)