The calcutta club (22, link plaza, near police station, Oshiwara , Andheri West, mumbai)

In a NUtshell:A restaurant manned by ‘cold’ people, members of ‘no laughter club’ , the restaurant has average ambience and serves very good food Address & other details: The calcutta club Meal for 2: ₹500 onwards Cuisine type : vegetarian and non vegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & … Continue reading The calcutta club (22, link plaza, near police station, Oshiwara , Andheri West, mumbai)

Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick (2 Paddapukur Road, Bhowanipur, Kolkata)

In a nutshell: An establishment that has stood the test of time, this place has some real good sweets to remember. Address & other details: Balaram Mullick Meal for 2: Rs. 50 onwards Cuisine Type: Vegetarian Description: The Shop was started in 1885 as a tiny makeshift shop in an upcoming locality of that time – Bhowanipur. The Official website says that Asutosh Mukerjee, among … Continue reading Balaram Mullick & Radharaman Mullick (2 Paddapukur Road, Bhowanipur, Kolkata)

Nalin Chandra Das & Sons (313 Rabindra Sarani, Nutan Bazar; 57 Ramdulal Sarkar street; 84 Rashbehari avenue, besides Melody, Kolkata)

In a nutshell: From Traditional to innovative Fusion Sandesh – approx. 25 varieties of excellent sandesh under one roof. Meal for 2: Rs. 40 onwards Description: It’s a sea of sandesh & as u drift from one to another u wonder ‘oh, I hope my stomach does not send ‘parking full’ signals’ – The sandesh here is just too good. Started with nolen gurer Kanchagolla … Continue reading Nalin Chandra Das & Sons (313 Rabindra Sarani, Nutan Bazar; 57 Ramdulal Sarkar street; 84 Rashbehari avenue, besides Melody, Kolkata)

Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy (56, Ramdulal Sarkar Street, near College Street Hedua park)

In a nutshell: One of the finest Sandesh makers in Kolkata (Sandesh is a dry Bengali sweet made from cottage cheese) Google map: Nakur Cuisine type: Vegetarian Meal for 2: Rs. 40 onwards Description: Its stood the test of time, had its share of highs & lows & now it is a place visited by people from the neighborhood & connoisseurs (from all over) alike. … Continue reading Girish Chandra Dey & Nakur Chandra Nandy (56, Ramdulal Sarkar Street, near College Street Hedua park)

Love & Mustard (1st floor, Galleria Market, above Le Marche, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell:

A good start but a bad downslide in just one year of opening the restaurant (unless the chef was on holiday the last time I went there & his trainees had cooked the food)

Address & other Details: Love & Mustard

The entrance

Meal for two – Rs.200 onwards

Cuisine type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

A Billboard in Galleria Market - Love & Mustard

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When we started going to this tiny Bengali (including jewish, persian, anglo Indian, mughal food popular in Kolkata) joint in Galleria market, the food was good – It was always suboptimal as compared to the best food in that category in Kolkata but was quite good as compared to similar other options in Gurgaon. This time we went there, we found that the menu card had changed & a lot of good stuff had been removed. When we started eating, it became a real challenge to control the frustration of paying & eating sub ordinary food ….. U get much better than this at people’s home in Kolkata…………… leave apart restaurants……… For Bongs, this can still b a bearable eatery to have dinner on those ‘no cooking today’ days…………… but surely not a good place to have a great ‘eat out dinner’ ………….. maybe just OK OK dinner.

interesting table top menu card

Nowadays in Bengali marriages Dinners r quite cosmopotlitan & they r usually served by caterering companies. However, the lunch that u get in a typical biyebari (marriage) is usually a multi course bengali lunch – for the close relatives & family members – it is usually cooked not by hi end caterers but groups of cooks referred to as ‘thakurs’ – I can vouch that all such lunches that I have had in the last ten years were better than the thali at Love & Mustard. So, the owner of the restaurant might as well get a good Thakur to get the food right.

Love is lost (love & passion for making good food) & the mustard is not fresh & tangy any more!!!!

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Sharma Sweets (Lake Road near Deshapriya park off Sarat Bose road Kolkata – Post Office footpath)

In a nutshell:

Much better than the overhyped Maharani & Maharaja Kachori shops on the Sarat Bose road

Sharma Sweets

Meal for 2 – Rs. 20 onwards

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Yummy flavorful kachoris with mast aloo ki sabzi & pickled green chillies, crisp jalebis, good khasta kachoris, malai lassis & good gulab jamuns & many more varieties of Bengali sweets is what u can get at this place.

Ideal for a lazy morning breakfast……….. & a sweet day

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Bikanervala (sector 29, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell :

Pretty Good north indian vegetarian cuisine – jack of all trades masters of none.

Address & Company website: Bikanervala

Cuisine type: Vegetarian

Food for 2 – Rs. 200 onwards

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This is one of the largest eateries in Gurgaon in terms of sheer size. It’s a very good place to happily eat out at low cost & buy sweets as well. I would not say that any of the food available is the ‘best I have ever had’ but almost all are good & surely much better than average. To list a few,poori subzi for breakfast, Ghar wali thali, Speciality Thali, Paneer tikka, Aloo tikki, tandoori platter, pao bhaji, kali daal, Jalebis, select bengali sweets, motichur ke laddoo, kalakand are some of the best that u get in Gurgaon. However, as I mentioned, I have had better in some or the other place (specialists).

They also serve Chindian (Indian version of Chinese food which the Chinese National have never heard about e.g. Veg Manchurian etc), South Indian, Bakery items (bekaar eee) & a lot of good bhujias in pre packs that u can buy over the counter.

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Oh Calcutta, (Nehru Place New Delhi & also at Forum Mall, Elgin Rd Kolkata)

In a nutshell:

Superb subtle & unique taste of food from Bengal – traditional with a twist.

Address & other details : Oh Calcutta

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Meal for 2: Rs. 700 onwards

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Both veg & non veg food is good. Starters like mochar chop (pakora of banana flower), Gondhoraj Bhetki, Smoked Hilsa, Kaankra Chingri Bhape are unique & drooling good. Daab Chingri, Potoler Dolma, Chhanar dalna, Jhingey Posto, Chingri macher malay curry, Kosha Mangsho, Rezala are some brilliant dishes available here as well. Kolkata Biryani is good but few notches less than Arsalan Park Street Kolkata. Bhapa Sondesh, Nolen Gurer ice cream are very unique desserts served here as well. Overall – Need several visits to taste the variety available – strongly recommended by ur Bong Foodie friend YUMMRAJ

My reviews on this restaurant in Zomato , tripadvisor

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