Ten-Second Takeaway

Bengali restaurant Bong Appetit has recently shifted location from Malviya Nagar to Qutab Institutional Area and in addition to their delish mutton and fish and this time, they’ve also got a full-fledged bar menu.

Chow Down

Crab Masala, Kosha Mangsho

Sip On

Paramount Style Tender Coconut, Green Mango Zinger

Winning For

Its spacious airy feel with a corner done up in fairy lights

What’s On The Menu?

Once we planted ourselves at a table, we sipped on Paramount Style Tender Coconut {a concoction of fresh coconut water, coconut chunks, malai and sugar} and aam pora, while we waited for our homestyle Bengali meal. The Golbari Style Kosha Mangsho {round house mutton} was the first to appear, along with a basket of luchi and parathas. The meat was tender, well-spiced, with just a hint of sweet.

The Midnapore Masala Crab was next. Served in its shell, this one’s not for the knife and fork using dainty eater. The best way to tackle this is to dig in using your fingers and teeth, and suck the soft meat out. This can be quite the feast if you like your food spicy. We ended the main course with the Ilish {hilsa} biryani {be weary of the numerous kaantas}. They also have chicken and mutton variants, which are available only on weekends.

Up next was dessert, and we pigged out on the Baked Mishti Doi and the summer special Mango Patishapta {this is reminiscent of a crepe doused in mango-ey milky goodness}, both of which contributed to a very happy and satiated drive home.

So, We’re Thinking…

The next time you’re craving a spot of mangsho or maach bhaat, we nominate Bong Appetit. In a hurry? Grab one of their Kolkata style rolls and wraps. Don’t worry, they’ve kept vegetarians in mind; they have plenty of vegetarian options too.

Where: C-8,Qutab Institutional Area

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 4184 1010, +91 9968094422

Price: INR 900 for two {without alcohol}

Timings: 12pm – 11pm

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