Kolkata’s nooks and crannies hide much more than just colonial-era buildings and sweet shops. Its food-loving population knows about hidden gems when it comes to restaurants. But, it’s time to reveal some secrets as we dig into some of the hidden restaurants in Kolkata and spice things up. By Shubhanjana Das

1. Ozora: 

This bar-cum-lounge is tucked 20 floors away and above the sight and graces the rooftop of the Acropolis Mall. With temperatures rising every year, you have to climb a few floors to find that nip in the air and cosy up with some drinks and food. Let’s not forget the panoramic view of the city that makes for pictures everybody will be in awe of! 

2. Kaffiesta Steaks: 

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Winters call for some mean steaks and this place is on the top of its game! This tiny little haven with limited seating is all about fusion steaks, bringing together American and Mexican cooking styles, boasting of being the sole creative heads behind this culinary genius. Kaffiesta big monsta burger and grilled chicken steak with pepper sauce will get you swooning! The decoration takes the warmth of the place a notch higher and gives out major welcoming vibes. 

3. La Cucina: 

A hundred places in every city serve ‘Italian cuisine’ but only a few get it right. La Cucina is one of those hidden gems, which takes pride in bringing truly authentic Italian cuisine to the City of Joy. The cannelloni, risotto, spaghetti, thin crust pizza and the ravioli represent Italy on a plate while you sit and dine in one of the finest ambiences that Kolkata has to offer.  

4. Splash:

Kolkata takes its dining experience as seriously as it takes its rosogolla. Splash not only hides from common sight but also gives its guests the space to bundle up in cabanas on a natural pool, and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Only a few are aware of this hidden restaurant in Kolkata and that makes this place even more intriguing. Splash oozes luxury and we can’t wait to soak in. 

5. Dum Pukht: 

If a royal meal is what you have in mind for the winter brunch, then we say Afghani and Awadhi food are untrammelled in the heritage and richness they pack in each bite. The murgh khush purdah, Dum Pukht kakori kebabs, murgh handi qorma, shahi tukda, and khamiri roti served by the best of chefs excite the palate like nothing else. The food is served steaming hot right about when you start believing your eyes for the decor of this place is anything but ordinary. 

6. Smoke Shack: 

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It seems like Kolkata knows that any person who sets eyes on the aerial view of the city will fall in love right away. Smoke Shack is one of the few rooftop restaurants-cum-bars in Kolkata, which can boast of the eagle’s eye view of the city, blanketed in winter fog. Did we tell you the food served here is inspired by Goan cuisine? Well, if that doesn’t make your mouth water up, the mezze platter, cheesecake, and pork chops are sure to! This 8,000 ft. square abode in the sky offers drinks that are hard to match. 

7. The Bridge: 

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For 2:30 AM craving

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Yellow lights reflecting on the quiet waters of the Ganges as you dine on a floating restaurant – that is something only The Bridge offers to its guests and we are surprised how few visitors know about this unique experience. The continental food and the full bar add just the right dash of awesomeness that this hidden restaurant needed. 

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