Oldie But A Goodie: Everything You Can Still Do At Forum Mall

Raisa posted on 23 February

Ten-Second Takeaway

Forum Mall might not be the uber cool hangout destination it once was but there are still tons of things you can do there.

One And Only

Forum is home to some stores which are the only outlets available in the city. There’s just one Mango outlet in Kolkata and it’s in Forum Courtyard. It’s a great place to pick up basics and wardrobe essentials. Anokhi is the other store with it’s sole outlet in the city in Forum.

Want to chow down on some grub? Forum is home to the city’s first {and so far, only!} TGI Friday’s. They usually have a bunch of offers going on through the year {particularly on weekdays} for both drinks and food, so keep your eyes peeled. Besides that, their signature Jack Daniel’s dishes are simply heavenly.

Clothing Stores

Forum Courtyard, Shop G-7, 10/3, Elgin Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Kolkata

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Food Fiesta

Despite a number of stores closing down, there are still a couple of options for chowing down in Forum. Top picks in the mall are Cafe Mezzuna, a go-to for a European lunch, their dessert platter is downright sinful. TGI Friday’s is another entry on the list for post-work drinks. Oh Calcutta! {another sole outlet in the city!} is popular among tourists and those who have just moved to the city and are still getting used to Bengali food.

Forum is also home to a bunch of places to grab a quick bite. There’s the iconic food court, Burp! of course, with tons to choose from including shawarma, kebabs and pizza. We love that they were one of the first food courts to have outdoor seating as well. Keventers, Biscotti {whose baked goods are heavenly, you must try their fluffy doughnuts} and Wow Momo all sell their treats here.

Bars

Forum Mall, Shop 401-402, 4th Floor, 10/3, Elgin Road, Elgin, Kolkata

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Shop Till You Drop

If you’re a serious shopper, Forum Courtyard is where you should head. With a ton of big names, particularly in the shoes and accesories department, including Charles & Keith, Aldo, and a Forever New solely dedicated to accesories. For women, there are tons of places to pick up everything from summer essentials to party wear: Kazo, Vero Moda, Only, Promod all have really great collections, are always well stocked and {unlike other malls} are rarely crowded.

La Lingerie is a great stop to pick up underwear, swimwear and more.

Clothing Stores

Forum Courtyard, Elgin Road, Sreepally, Elgin, Kolkata

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For The Men

The Shopper’s Stop in Forum has a floor dedicated to men which houses both in-house brands as well as others. Men, you can also pick up colognes, watches and deoderants from the ground floor.

Linen Club and Jack & Jones, are other pit stops the guys can make. Forum has a newly-opened Speedo which has a range of sportwear for men and women both.

Clothing Stores

Forum Mall, 10/3, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Tip Your Hat

It was one of the first malls in the city, housed the city’s first Inox, had the first top-end luxury brands and was everyone’s go-to shopping destination for a long time. It completely revolutionised the shopping experience in the city. People who were around when Forum opened, you probably remember the craze around having a multiplex, food and shops all under one roof — the escalators were a huge bonus!

Movie Theatres

Forum Courtyard, 10/3, Elgin Road, Sreepally, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

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Anything Else?

Walking distance from the Elgin Road entrance of Forum is Allenby Road, an uppcoming food hub you can hit for everything from Neopolitan pizza to waffles. A stone’s throw away from the other entrance will take you to Kolkata’s first H&M.

Online Shopping Sites

Woodburn Central, 5-A, Opp. Forum Mall, Elgin Road, Bhowanipore, Kolkata