Even though there are relaxations in place now and the lockdown is practically non-existent, it's still better to take as much precaution as possible. Having said that, the foodies can rejoice a little bit since these restaurants in the city are now open for dine-in.
Foodies Can Rejoice Since These Restaurants Are Now Open For Dine-In
Park Street's darling Bar-B-Q is welcoming guests now. Whether you’re in the mood for some Mutton Roganjosh or Konjee Crispy Chicken, Bar-B-Q has a delectable menu to offer you dishes from both North Indian as well as Indo-Chinese cuisines that taste far better than you can imagine. It’s a spacious restaurant, always brimming with people, for all those who want to get a taste of good old Calcutta. But currently, you can expect lesser crowd due to the social distancing rules.
Biryani lovers, brace yourselves! Because all the nine outlets of Aminia are open for dine-in since June 8. But the restaurants will work with 30% seating capacity and restaurant timings will be restricted from 11am to 9pm till further government instruction. If you think you are mentally ready to hog a plate or two, then go all out, because their Mutton Pasinda Kebab, Aminia Special Curry, Mutton Galawati Kebab and Chicken Chaamp are eagerly waiting.
One of the city's best spots for live music and rooftop views, What's Up has re-opened and seating capacity at the cafe has been reduced with adequate gap between two tables. Although, the three-tier cafe has only opened one section. It has also introduced a contactless menu through QR code scan, and are serving dishes cling wrapped. Way to go we say!
Another sweetheart of the people of Kolkata, Peter Cat is now open for dine-in, and it's difficult to contain our excitement. It's not a myth anymore that getting a table at Peter Cat is extremely difficult, especially on weekends. And now, with the seating capacity reduced, it's better to call the restaurant and visit!
8th Day Cafe And Bakery
After 78 full days, both the Vivekanda Park and AJC Bose Road branches of 8th Day Cafe and Bakery are now open. If you have been missing your evening addas with your friends over that latte, now you know you can. The staff will be wearing masks and gloves to serve us, and they expect us to wear masks too, when we visit.
This sassy Salt Lake pub is all set to welcome guests again. Let us remind this is one of the very few places which is LGBTQ friendly! Moreover, they screen live matches too, in case you wanna catch up a live EPL game. But they've made sure to stick to strict guidelines such as automated hand sanitiser dispenser has been used to prevent unnecessary contact, thermal screening of every guest, contactless dining - no physical menu and hygiene audit every hour, among other such measures.
In the mood for idli-dosa? This south Indian favourite in Elgin is going to welcome you with open arms (only after your temperature checks are done!) They are serving food with fresh banana leaves on the plates. And they are also accepting all forms of payment, but digital is the more preferable one.
This hidden gem in Hindustan Park has already become a crowd favourite despite facing stiff competition from so many good cafes around. Masks, caps and gloves for all staff, thermal scanning, disposable crockery and cutlery are some of the measures they are taking after re-opening. The cafe will be open from 10:30am to 8:30pm.
Motor Works & Brewing Company
One of Salt Lake's sweethearts has re-opened and it seems like a good news already. If you think you need to catch up with your Salt Lake buddy, head to Motor Works & Brewing Company. But make sure you take extreme precautions in terms of hygiene and safety, because they too are. The staff is trained in how to use their masks, distance to be maintained while speaking to the guests & frequent washing of hands. The restaurant is also using trolley for food service, which is parked next to the customer's table when their order arrives.
P.S- They are not serving alcohol for dine-in, but are delivering via Swiggy and Bevco.