An Eclec­tic Plat­ter

FROM ICONIC EATER­IES TO HIP­STER CAFES, KOLKATA HAS MUCH TO OF­FER TO CITY DWELLERS ON A LOOK­OUT FOR FLAVOURS OLD AND NEW. HERE'S A CU­RATED LIST OF THE BEST JOINTS IN THE TOWN

India Today - - INSIDE - By ma­lini banerjee 

From iconic eater­ies to hip­ster cafes, Kolkata has much to of­fer to city dwellers on a look­out for flavours old and new.

MON­KEY BAR New in town

Not many well-known chains choose to open an out­let in Kolkata. But when they do, the city’s res­i­dents give it a warm wel­come. At Manu Chan­dra’s Mon­key Bar, small things make a big dif­fer­ence. Barely a year old, this gas­tro pub’s large win­dows pro­vide a fan­tas­tic view of the city; there is some­thing mag­i­cal about watch­ing the sun wash­ing over Vic­to­ria Me­mo­rial that puts you in a happy mood. But even mi­nus the view, Avantika Saraogi, 24, lo­cal part­ner, is con­fi­dent that Mon­key Bar would have drawn in peo­ple’s at­ten­tion. “Our USP is that we give equal im­por­tance to food and drinks—both are equally good here,” she says. The brand’s al­ready es­tab­lished rep­u­ta­tion has made it quite the

go-to-des­ti­na­tion. Pop­u­lar picks here in­clude Chilli Cheese Dragons and But­ter Chicken Khichdi, and their sig­na­ture drink Cop­per Mon­key is a sureshot win­ner.

At Mon­key Bar, 901A 9th Floor, Ca­mac Street

Meal for two Rs 1,500 Tel 30990381

Pho­to­graph by SUBIR HALDER

Pho­to­graph by SUBIR HALDER

At Mon­key Bar, small things make a big dif­fer­ence

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