Every place has its secrets, and Kolkata is the place which has always been mysterious to me. It is the city of love, and the place where one can never be alone. The place most famous for ‘Adda’- the time when people sit together to discuss and share their thoughts and opinions over meals. So, a place like this needs food stops. And even when it comes to food, Kolkata is second to none. The city of joy can also be called the city of food lovers. There are a few restaurants in Kolkata, which offer the stunning scenic view alongside mouth watering dishes. If you want to enjoy the spectacular view of this city along with delicacies you have to visit these 6 rooftop restaurants.
#1 Blue and Beyond, Lindsay Street
Blue and Beyond is probably the most popular rooftop restaurants among the foodies. It is the rooftop restaurant of Hotel Lindsay, opposite Hogg market. It relishes a beautiful view of the city skyline with amazing foods. The beautiful decor is another plus for this place. Even in the heart of the city, it will give you a feel of a countryside. The ambience is worth every penny. Sometimes, they even have live music performance. If you ever take a tour to this restaurant the must try dishes are- Mexican Mariachi Sizzler, Pomfret Sizzler, Mahi Afgani, American Banana Split and Japanese Teriyaki Chicken.
#2 Over The Top, Park Street
This is one of the best outdoor restaurants in Kolkata with chic decorations and classic music. It is a part of the Mynx building of Park Street. The rooftop lounge is decorated with serene white wall and the artificial grass helps to give you a peaceful state of mind which makes the experience of having food here really wonderful. They have swing chairs, lanterns and outdoor furniture. The must try dishes are – Spicy Indian Keema Pizza, Saporita Pizza, Crispy chilly baby-corn, Crispy fried chicken and Risotto.
#3 Smoke Shack, Gariahat
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Gariahat. This bar and restaurant is ideal for enjoying hookah and barbecue with friends. Also, if you want to get a taste of Lebanese and other not so common European cuisines and brave enough to get an experience of ‘types’ of tequila, this is the place you must visit. They also have a giant screen where you can sit back to enjoy a match. The pool is best feature which makes this place one of the best open air restaurants in Kolkata. If you are a party freak, the must try dishes which tastes exquisitely amazing with beer are- Barbeque Chicken Salad, crunchy chicken wings, non-veg kebab platter, and strawberry and chocolate cheesecake.
#4 Splash, Rajarhat
Even though you will be in one of the busiest parts of the city, this restaurant surrounded by natural garden setting will take you somewhere away from the crowd and noise. This one of most famous rooftop restaurants of Kolkata is built amidst a natural garden. The cabana style seating and the candle light decoration makes this restaurant alluring and you will be compelled to visit it again. And if you’re there the must try dishes are- Jerk Spiced Chicken Breast, Stir fried prawn with onion and bell peppers, Pepper crusted beef tenderloin and Harissa spiced mushroom.
#5 Wok King Restaurant, Hatibagan
Situated on the rooftop of the historical star theatre, Hatibagan, Wok King is one of the most sought out rooftop restaurants in Kolakata because of its famous chinese dishes. They provide both indoor and outdoor settings. It will make you feel like a part of the rich culture of the city. The menu consists both veg and non-veg food. You’ll often see a group of friends enjoying the mouth watering food over intellectual conversations. And the must try dishes are- Schezwan chicken, Golden fried prawns, Chilli fish and Reshmi kebab.
#6 Aqua Java Air, Lake Town
Not many know about this restaurant in Lake Town which does not only offer rooftop seating but an equally appealing indoor dining too. The rooftop dining is perfect to enjoy the scenic beauty of the city of joy and it also offers an exclusive view of the replica of Big Ben clock tower. The best thing about this restaurant is that it’s much more pocket-friendly than other rooftop restaurants. So, if you want to have a grand time within a budget, you can definitely check this one out. It looks amazingly beautiful in the evening and you must try these dishes- Mexican Jalapeno Burger, Greek inspired vegetable salad, Masala papad cone, Crispy chilli paneer, Mud pie and Lasagna.