A much appreciated legacy of the British Empire, Flurys is an English tearoom first established in Kolkata in 1927. Sweet tooths won’t be able to resist the remarkable range of mouth-watering treats tempting them from the packed display cases. Fresh cakes, delicious pastries, rich puddings, fluffy cookies – everyone will find a delicacy to their taste to indulge in a sinful pleasure. But Flurys is just as known for its drinks. There’s tea, of course; and then you have the chocolates, the Belgian hot mocha and the tearoom’s popular Viennese coffee. Housed in a historic and charmingly decorated venue, more than simply a tearoom Flurys is a veritable institution and should be on the route of anyone visiting Kolkata.
Flurys, 18 Park Street, Kolkata, India, +91 33 4000 7453
The city of Kolkata is without a doubt one of the top destinations in India to enjoy the country’s tastiest street bites. In fact, Kolkata’s street food is numbered among the best in the entire world. Recommended places in the city for delicious street fare include James Hickey Street, Abanindranath Tagore Street and Dalhouise Square. Hit any one of these locations and grab the iconic phuchka (a fried, crispy ball with a filling of spiced mashed potatoes), some jhal muri (seasoned rice puffs with a variety of ingredients and topped with mustard oil) or a delicious kathi roll (a wrap of unleavened bread filled with mutton kebab, bits of fried chicken, paneer cheese and fried egg).
Situated in a century-old bungalow, 6 Ballygunge Place is yet another great choice in Kolkata for traditional, authentic Bengali food. Located in a century-old bungalow sporting, among other features, enchanting pictures of old Kolkata, 6 Ballygunge Place offers a lovely setting as a backdrop to a truly delectable Bengali meal. The menu holds something for every palate, and caters well to both vegetarian and meat lovers. Popular choices include the kasha mangsho, a delicious, spicy curry of mutton; and the daab chingri, a dish of prawns marinaded in mustard and typically cooked inside of a hollowed-out coconut.