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Kosha Mangesho in Golbari

This vowel eater has been given a place to go to Calcutta everywhere in Calcutta, irrespective of their status or class. You can never go wrong with their spicy dish made with a special combination of ingredients; It is considered to be the most authentic version available in the city.
Where: 211 A.P.C. Road, Shyambazar
Timing: 12:30 - 11 PM
Price: Rs 450 for two

Biryani at Royal Indian Hotel

You cannot compare other Kolkata Biryani with more than 100 old eateries offered. Located in Chitpur, the restaurant is always full of people despite the traffic conditions and crazy crowds. Royal Mutton Biryani is a taste of heaven with juicy chaat of meats and soft mutton kofta. And because it is Awadhi Biryani, do not expect potatoes in it.
Where: 147 Ravindra Sarani
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am
Price: Rs 500 for two

Kochu Pata Chingri in Kasturi

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This Dhakai restaurant serves the most delicious traditional Bengali dishes in Kolkata. Among its specialties, Kochu takes away the Pata Chingri Cake - a shrimp cooked with taro leaves with a distinct hit of mustard is an indulgence you cannot miss.
Where: Multiple Outlets
Time: noon - 11 o'clock
Price: Rs 600 for two

Rosogola at Chittaranjan Mistanana Bhandar

Founded in 1907 by Hiralal Ghosh, Chittaranjan is a top sweet seller in North Kolkata. Their sponge is a product of rosogolla nostalgia - juicy, soft and melt-in-the-mouth.
Where: 34B Shyambazar Street
Time: 8 am - 8 pm
Price: 10 rupees later

Beef Chateaubriand Steak at Oleipub

You really can't experience Park Street without eating and drinking in Alien. One of the few places in the city to serve steak at dirt-cheap prices. Beef Chateaubriand Steak comes with boiled peas, mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs, a delight, though you have to specify how you want it cooked.
Where: 21 Park Street
Time: 11 am - 11 pm
Price: Rs 800 for two

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Coffee at Indian Coffee House

This iconic restaurant is one of the greatest minds in Kolkata. Today, it welcomes intellectuals, college students, office goers and travelers alike.
Where: 15 Bankim Chatterjee Street
Time: 9 am - 9 pm
Price: Rs 200 for two

Club Sandwich in Fluris

This confectionery and restaurant is a heritage gem of Kolkata, and is famous for its high tea, sandwiches, cakes and pastries. The Three Layer Fluris Club Sandwich available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options is amazing.
Where: 18 Park Street
Timing: 7:30 am - 10:45 am
Price: Rs 1,200 for two

Nizam Rolls

Started by SK Hassan Raza in the early 1930s, the Nizam invented the saddle roll and still rules the roost when it comes to this distinct road fragility.
Where: 23/24 Hogg Street
Time: 11:30 am - 11 am
Price: Rs 400 for two

Mishti doi mithi mein

Mishti Doi is for Kolkata as Pizzas are for Italy. The brainchild of the Ghosh brothers, Mithai is known for the white mishti doi, which is the opposite of the traditional jaggery-based dessert.
Where: 48 B Syed Amir Ali Avenue
Time: 7 am - 10 pm
Price: 10 rupees later

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Pav Bhaji at Mayaram Restaurant

A teenage hangout, Mayaram serves two types of Pav Bhaji - simple and special. Both come as half and full and you can add extra roti or opt for masala roti depending on your palate.
Where: 1/2 Bhagwan Sinha Road
Time: 11 am - 10 pm
Price: 90 rupees later

Ghee Masala Dosa in Jyoti Vihar

This restaurant is famous for its simple, authentic food. We love the Ghee Masala Dosa served here with Osa-So delicious sambar and coconut chutney.
Where: 3A / 1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani
Time: 10 am - 6 pm
Price: Rs 250 for two

Momos in Blue Poppy

This restaurant is distinguished because of its stellar cuisine. His momos and thupkas are awesome. They serve all types of momos, ranging from steamed to warm garlic sauce, with authentic flavors.
Where: Sikkim House, Camac Street
Timings: noon - 4 pm and 5 pm - 9:30 pm
Price: Rs 450 for two

Nihari et Sufia

Sufia only serves as a beef nihari for three months in winter every year. They start it at 4 am and are sold out in an hour's time. Preparation of the dish begins a day before, and the paya is boiled for six hours to obtain the rich stock that goes into the nihari. About 32 types of spices and herbs are added to give the dish its signature taste, texture and aroma.
Where: 2 Zakaria Street
Time: 4 am - 11 am
Price: Rs 300 for two

Fish Breakfast at Appan

Applause will always be an attractant in the city's cuisine. We like Fish Kabiraji, Fish Orly, Fish Chop, Fish Fingers and Fish Pakora the most.
Where: 50B Sadanand Road; 24B Dr. Sharat Banerjee Road
Timings: 1 pm - 9 pm (Kalighat) and 9:30 am - 7:30 pm (Lake Market)
Price: Rs 200 for two

Burgers in the Big Big Belly

My Big Fat Belly is an American dinner with popular European options in between. Some burgers include Big Bong Burger, Crumb Fried Chicken Burger