BEST BUFFET IN KOLKATA
One of the biggest problem food lovers face while going out for lunch or dinner is that whether to opt buffet or A la carte. Well, both has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is found out from a recent survey that people of Kolkata prefer more of a buffet service. This is one of the reasons that all the big-shot restaurants of Kolkata have started this service for their guests. What is a better option than a buffet if you are going out with a team? Buffet in a way saves money and the choice for dishes are many, literally guests are spoilt for choice.
Some people think that buffet presentation is very casual, relaxing, welcoming and friendly. In a way people gets to talk to one another while having the food and this is something people of Kolkata loves the most. People of this city loves to mingle with others so this is another way to make friends. Most importantly guests can check the food before taking it in the food.
Advantages of a buffet presentation
- Guests can see how the cooked food look like before eating
- There is no scope of wasting food
- You can eat a particular dish as many times you want to
- Last but not the least buffets are always less expensive than the normal plates.
List of best buffets functioning at this moment in Kolkata are: –
1. Barbeque Nation
When it comes to buffet in Kolkata particularly one name pops up in our mind immediately i.e., the Barbecue Nation. It is said that it has outdone many buffets in the recent time. In other words, this restaurant serves the best buffet in the City of Joy. They do have non vegetarian and vegetarian food for dinner. Barbecue is surely not to be missed at any cost. On Sundays also there is a facility of buffets too. North Indian, Barbecue and Mediterranean cuisines are available. Even the corporate leaders come here with their teams. Kids love their dessert section. Variety kinds of ice creams are available here. They do reserve the table for their guests if it is booked beforehand.
Timings: 12 pm to 2:45pm for lunch and
6:30 pm to 10:45 pm for dinner
Buffet Price: starts from Rs 600 goes up to Rs 900.
A meal for 2 people will cost somewhat around Rs 1600
Address: K1, RDB Boulevard,
Block EP & GP,
Contact Number: 033 3099 1240
2. Oh! Calcutta
When this restaurant was launching the owners had only one idea in mind i.e., to serve the guests food that will carry the Bengali heritage and history. Till date they have been true to their words. Whenever people come here for lunch or dinner, they do feel that they are having authentic Bengali food. During the Bengali festival days this place is really crowded. The chefs associated with Oh! Calcutta are working in this industry for several decades so they do proper research and try to excavate some authentic Bengali recipes that are more than 300 years old. At times they add their special touch but most of the time they try to stick to the old recipe. The owners take lot of pride in it because no other restaurant serves authentic traditional Bengali cuisine. They do have total 8 outlets in 5 cities. Cities which have Oh! Calcutta outlet even they do get the authentic Bengali food.
Address: Forum Mall,
10/3, Elgin Rd,
West Bengal 700020
Buffet price: Rs 1500 approx. per head
Timings for lunch is 12:30 pm to 3 pm
3. Sigree Global Grill
When it comes to buffet people staying in this city think of coming to this particular restaurant. This restaurant brings a varied array of multi cuisine which is mostly inspired from the European, Mediterranean, Mexican regions. Not to miss their Indian cuisines, it is really tasty and they do have various preparation as well. The interior of this restaurant is really classy, the comfortable and extensive seating arrangement will really make you feel like to spend some time with your closed ones while eating. The buffet arrangement here is very tempting. You will feel like to try all the dishes arranged in the long table. Starters are something which the guests enjoys the most, they offer chicken, prawn, fish.
Sunday lunch buffet for veg it is Rs 705 approx.
Non veg it is RS 810 approx.
Wednesday to Sunday dinner buffet for veg it is RS 836 approx.
Non veg Rs 941 approx.
Address: 2, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass,
West Bengal 700075
4. Flame and Grill
If you are looking for sizzling kebabs over the weekend then please do visit the Flame and Grill. The grilled food that you will get to eat is something which you will not forget for the next few weeks. Surely the mouth starts watering whenever the people of this city start thinking of succulent, soft chicken pieces. The way they present the buffet for the guests is something to look at. Food lovers get various frames to click photo from this place. The outlets present in this city is quite spacious which gives enough privacy to everyone. All the dishes are prepared with love by the chefs, most of the times they try to innovate the dishes as per the taste of the guests. The price of the buffet of this restaurant is different on the weekends. They do have 2 outlets within the city.
Buffet price:Monday to Friday Rs 827 per head and
Saturday and Sunday Rs 958 per head
Timings: Lunch 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM and Dinner 7PM to 11 PM
Address: 3rd Floor, South City Mall,
375, Prince Anwar Shah Rd,
South City Complex,
West Bengal 700068
5. Waterside Cafe
When it comes to continental restaurant people visits the Waterside Café which is located at the Salt Lake region. Well, they do serve Mediterranean and Italian cuisines too. As one of the best restaurants they offer Ala carte dining, buffet, all day dining, lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. The ambience in this restaurant is something which is highly recommended for everyone. Guests can book a table online too. Their 24 hours dining restaurant offers variety of cuisines both Indian and International that generally covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Well, the bar here is opened for 24 hours as well and this is one of their special features.Waterside café is a favourite place for the young generation they do come here a lot as because they find this place really cool. Do not forget to click photos. Once you upload the photos yours friends and family members will ask you about the place and this will surely fetch you maximum likes and comments.
Rs. 2100 (Without Alcohol) excluding tax and
Rs. 2400 (With Alcohol) excluding tax
Address: Hyatt Regency,
Salt Lake City,
Contact Number: 033 2517 1425
6. Mainland China
For a long time in Kolkata whenever people want to have Chinese cuisine, they do visit the Mainland China. This restaurant creates an ambience which is perfect for sophisticated and classy people. They do have various items for their main course but their buffet is the best, as it is said by their guests. Some of the items include prawn wok tossed in sauce, Hakka noodles, Chicken Tsing Hoi and so on. The officials of here believes that they can provide more option in a buffet than A la carte. Mainland china has many outlets throughout the city.
Weekday Lunch Buffet is Rs. 826
Weekend Dinner Buffet is Rs. 958
Address: 3rd Floor,
South City Mall,
375, Prince Anwar Shah Road,
Contact number: 033 24225330 or 033 24225331
7. Pour House
It is basically a lounge and a resto-bar located at the Salt Lake region of Kolkata. Here in Pour House guests will get an awesome ambiance and a variety of drinks. Another best feature of this place is it has a dance floor where the guests can shake their legs with the music. Feel free to dance here. no one will be there to judge you. Young generation whenever they feel like to enjoy the night with their friends do come here. this is the best place to enjoy the nightlife of the city. The food here is awesome too. Continental, Chinese and North Indian food are available here.
Buffet Price: the lunch buffet starts from Rs 579
Address: 1st Floor,
Contact Number: 9212340202
8. Casa kitchen
If you are a pure vegetarian then please do not be sad, well, there is a vegetarian restaurant in this city where they do have buffet facility. Best option is to come here for a grand breakfast with your family members. Order their parathas, Club Kachoris, Cheese Baby Potato, Chilli Garlic Pops, veg cutlets. For kids order fresh juices or canned juice, marble cakes, cookies, flavoured yogurts, doughnuts and fruits. Sometimes they do prepare South Indian cuisines also.
Timings: 7:30 am to 10:30 am from Monday to Friday
Buffet Price: Rs 325 plus the taxes
Address: Hotel Casa Fortuna,
234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd,
West Bengal 700020
9. La Cucina
This is an Italian restaurant which has a wide variety of alcohol. Here you will get authentic Italian food. they use only fresh imported ingredients for the food. The special walk-through floor to ceiling wine library holds more than 150 bottles of old and new wines. This is something which is really attractive. This library bar has wide range of Italian, American, French and Australian wines. For Sundays there are a special Pranzo Di Domenica which is an exclusive lunch that serves antipasti and dolci buffet. It has got vegetarian menu and non-vegetarian. Not only they have great buffet arrangement they do have valet parking, wheelchair facility, high rise chair, parking, table service and so on. People who have already visited La Cucina they recommend to have chicken or lamb stuffed pasta, tiramisu and the chocolate ice cream. Lamb stuffed pasta is something which everyone coming here should try.
Address: JA-1, Salt Lake City,
Landmark: Next to Stadium,
West Bengal 700098,
10. Chai Break Café and Bar
Chai break was started by two school friends to serve something new to the people of Kolkata. At the beginning it was a café made for the young generation staying in Kolkata. Most of the time people think that in this restaurant only various kinds of tea will be available actually that is not the case. Guests will get various Chinese and Italian dishes. This is the best place to hang out with many friends together. Usually during the weekends, you will get to see some corporate lunch, dinner happening and this simply make the atmosphere all the more fun. Chai Break now runs 18 outlets throughout the country. The cocktails here is worth tasting. There is a vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters as well.
Buffet price: Rs 1110 approx. for two people
Address: RDB Boulevard,
West Bengal 700091
For the people of Kolkata food comes first. Many people say that food is their first love and some others say they live to eat. It can be summed up that the City of Joy is made up of food lovers. Hence here there is lot of scope to restaurants to flourish. No matter which course you are having seeing a great spread is something which is expected from every restaurant and this is only available in a buffet. Seeing the menu card most of the times people do not understand what to order but see all the food items arranged in front of you will not have a problem deciding on. Next weekend you please try to visit anyone restaurant for a buffet lunch or dinner, you will surely enjoy the experience.