Kolkata initially was the major stronghold of colonial India and till date, the hangover of British cuisine lurks in its corners and initiatives by restaurateurs. Brit food in Kolkata entices its patrons to a scrumptious meal now and then, especially during winters between the months of November to mid February. English dishes are a rarity in the crowd of other cuisines that are the usual choices of foodies. Chinese and Mughlai generally rule the forum in Kolkata when it comes to a fan base but rumours are, English cuisine is a personal favourite among many.
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With 14 outlets across the town, the Park Street outlet in central zone of the city offers a variety of breakfast options in its menu and European crowd often flock there to indulge in English delicacies. With an approximate cost for two around Rs 1000 some of the specialities here are English Breakfast (two sets of crispy bacon, two grilled chicken sausages, two fried eggs, one grilled tomato, two hash browns with toast or butter and choice of tea, juice or coffee).
With outlets at Kasba and Southern Avenue, Mrs Magpie is decked up in hues of pink, white and bright shades. The cost for two here is approximately around Rs 800. It upholds the culture of English high tea and offers afternoon teas with 4 assorted mini frosted cupcakes, a pot of Darjeeling tea and much more. Remember to have the Baked Fish Pie and Chocolate Pudding here. The Hot Chocolate among the beverages here is a must-try. The English breakfast here is well known. This is perhaps the only place in Kolkata that offers range of scones too. Mushroom Quiche and Chocó chip cookies are also some of the specialities here.
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Smoke House Deli:
Everyone knows about Smoke House Deli at Quest Mall Kolkata. With a nationwide fan base, the Kolkata outlet too has not failed to impress the foodies. The Tea Time Trays hailing directly from the British culture of afternoon high tea between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm includes cucumber, cream cheese and dill, smoked salmon and cream cheese. From the breakfast options, you can opt for the Creamed Mushroom and Whole Wheat Roast. Do not miss the Good Old Eggs Benedict along with ham or smoked salmon. The price for two here should be approximately Rs 2000.
This is one of a kind place generally known for seafood but it does have some English dishes for the foodie. In other words, it does serve dishes that are popular among the English food lover too. Some of them are Fish N Chips (Fish Fillet battered fried, served with chips and tartar sauce) and Fish Mornay (baked fish with garlic bread). Relish these with a pint of beer for an awesome experience.