Romantic settings, delectable spreads, a sundowner party - our choice of Kolkata diners will leave you spoiled for choice. The special Valentine's Day menus are available for February 14 unless otherwise mentioned. Many places require advance reservation. So check before planning.
Few can beat the ambience of this luxury lounge divided between indoor and outdoor setting. Their luxury gazebos and private cabanas are to be sure hits this Valentine’s Day. To mark the day, they have a host of special dishes ranging from special valentine maki roll to heart shaped hazelnut chocolate and raspberry jaffa cake.
Where: Godrej Waterside Tower 1, 10th Floor, DP Block, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700091
Pocket pinch: Rs 4,000 (all inclusive) for a five course meal for two
Double Down Brew Pub and Cafe
You cannot miss the day’s special dishes and cocktails on the menu of this brew pub and cafe, with names such as You Are My Valentine, Love At First Sight, Pizza Made For Each Other, Love Affair, Berrylicious, and more. DJ Raj Roy will be taking over the console to set the mood right this Valentine’s Day.
Where: 11/1, Sarat Bose Road, Ideal Plaza, Kolkata 700020; tel: 6206803492
Pocket pinch: Rs 1,200 plus tax
Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata
Indulge in a romantic rendezvous with your loved one under the starry sky by the poolside while a live band regales patrons with pleasant music. You can order a set meal or a la carte. Kava, the all-day diner as well as Vertex, the liquid restaurant will also have special spreads on both February 13 and 14.
Where: CB 218, Action Area 1C, New Town, Kolkata 700156; tel: 76050 86818
Pocket pinch: Rs 8,000 (all inclusive) per couple
This international brand is known for its reinvention of popular dishes. Indulge in Valentine’s special cocktails such as Lock and Key, Cuddle Me Up, Love Bite, Remember Me, Mistress in Red pairing them with selections from the menu which includes spinach cheese kulcha, salt and pepper chicken wings, re-invented matar paneer with missi roti, mango angoori cheesecake, to name a few. Devesh, Rangoon, Debjit, and Stanzin Norgais will set the mood with their musical renditions. Fret not if you miss it on this day because they are offering the special menu until February 28.
Where: 13, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700017; tel: 8100105700 /01
Pocket pinch: A meal for two (without alcohol) will cost Rs 2,000 plus tax
This restaurant inside Kolkata Centre For Creativity believes that healthy and nutritious does not mean unappealing. Some of the surprising elements from their four-course set meal include sushi made of Gobindo Bhog rice flavoured with blue cheese, cottage cheese pickle and honey balsamic caviar; a chocolate mousse covered with strawberry coulis, ganache and cocoa-butter on a bed of chocolate crumble; a unique drink with an intermingling taste of cranberry and pomegranate with a dash of lime and pink salt, to name a few.
Where: 777 EM Bypass, Anandapur, Kolkata 700107; tel: 9836752666
Pocket pinch: Rs 1,000 per couple
The tasting menu of this restaurant – housed in a heritage building – is already the talk of the town. And now they have a special tasting menu for couples out to celebrate the day of love. Enjoy a meal with Pink Puri, Fish Anarkali, Gulabi Murgh, Valentine's Thali, Memsahib's Mess, to name a few, along with a glass of complimentary Sparkling Wine.
Where: 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata 700071
Pocket pinch: Rs 1600 (approximately) plus tax
La Macario Cafe
This vegetarian only café has a special menu from which diners may choose two drinks, two starters, two main dishes and one dessert. Star dishes include strawberry and feta salad; pan-tossed tortellini in garlic butter sauce; Nibble Cheese Board and 2 Cheese served with crackers for small plates; heart-shaped pizza; Belgian chocolate coated strawberries; chocolate fondue served with marshmallows, strawberries and brownie bites, and more.
Where: 1st Floor, 10 Wood Street, Kolkata 700016; tel: 7439093294
Pocket pinch: A meal for two costs Rs 2,400 (with table setup)
This skybar in the heart of the city has prepared a gourmet special menu for this Valentine’s Day. Try their Indo Mex Seekh, Mexi Khumb Taco, Amritsari Fish Tikka, Kerala Mutton Pepper Fry and Handi Murgh Biryani. The curated beverage menu highlights specials like Berry & Rose Bramble, Pomegranate and Pomelo Coupe, Floral G&T and Bengal Princess.
Where: 12th floor, Celica Park, 24 Park Street, Kolkata 700017; tel: 9903040506
Pocket pinch: Meal for two will cost upwards of Rs 1,200 plus tax
Sway to ‘Strings of Love’ with your beloved partner at this sundowner party on Valentine’s Eve at one of the most popular gastropubs in the city. Violinist Rajarshi and DJ SourceVibe jam to love while you and your partner sip on signature cocktails such as Tomish Collins, Sip Me Tender, Hipster Smash and Rasam Mary. And when the hunger pangs kick in, there are the popular small plates
Where: #901 A, Fort Knox, 6 Camac Street, Kolkata 700017; tel: 084203 09813
Pocket pinch: A meal for two would be upwards of Rs 1,400 plus tax
This Greek-themed restaurant has an eclectic menu for this special day. Some of the dishes worth a try are Watermelon and Feta Salad, California Roll, Ricotta and Spinach Conchiglioni, Rosemary Cottage Cheese steak, to name a few. The cocktail section will have some day’s special such as Cupid’s Kiss, Love Birds, That’s What She Says and a lot more.
Where: 18 Park Street, Stephen Court, Kolkata 700071
Pocket pinch: Upwards of Rs 999 plus tax
This popular diner with multiple outlets across the city is known for its Awadhi cuisine along with Mughlai dishes. Their chef’s recommendation for Valentine’s Day is Mutton Galawati Kabab and Lucknowi Paratha, Awadhi Handi Biriyani, Awadhi Murg Zafrani, Mahi Kaliya, Paneer Korma, and Shahi Tukra.
Where: Multiple outlets across city; one of their most popular outlets being the one at 562, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Kolkata 700029
Pocket pinch: Rs 1200 plus tax for two
With indoor and outdoor deck seating, the restaurant at this floating hotel in Kolkata is a destination by itself. The view is unparalleled with the flowing river, the two iconic bridges at either end, the ferry boats, creating an animated canvas. Why not opt for a special date complete with a tepee set up, a four-course meal and bottle of wine?
Where: 9/10, Kolkata Jetty, Strand Rd, Kolkata 700001
Pocket pinch: A meal for two with the set-up is pegged at Rs. 25,000 + tax
The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat
This tony address in the eastern neighbourhood of Kolkata is ready with grand spreads across their restaurants. Both Seasonal Taste and at Nori will host brunch and dinner for February 13 and 14. But if you are looking for something special, you may opt for the poolside Valentine’s Dinner (with specially crafted buffet, unlimited premium spirits, and a live band).
Where: Plot No. CBD/2, Action Area - II, New Town, Kolkata 700156; tel: 7596930985
Pocket pinch: Poolside Dinner is pegged at Rs 8,000 plus tax
What’s Up Café
This café believes the day of love is not only for couples but for family and friends too. However, their triple deck terrace ensures everyone enjoys a select corner and a view of verdant Rabindra Sarovar Lake. Some of their popular cocktails include Romance of the Nolets, Daab Punch, Drunken Parrot, 77 Sunset Strips and Towering Inferno. Popular dishes include Mutton Dahi Vada, Shepherd’s Pie, Pan Fried Noodles, Margherita Pizza and Mixed Chicken Lasagne to name a few.
Where: 122A, Southern Avenue, 7th Floor, Kolkata 700029
Pocket pinch: A meal for two is Rs 2000 plus tax
Gift your beloved better half with the Valentine’s Day hamper box curated by their Experience Centre while the two of you enjoy some of the finest coffee brews at this new place in Kolkata. The hamper includes a wide range of artisanal products, such as honey, cheese, bottled coffee, coffee smart pour, chocolates, easy home brewing tools etc. What’s more, the hamper is available until the end of February.
Where: 26, Ballygunge Park Rd, Kolkata 700019
Pocket pinch: Starting from Rs 1500