As the magical season of Christmas and Yuletide dawns close, celebrations amp up to an all-time high. The city decks up in its most festive look with cafes and pubs all over getting ready to dole out their best service. What can be a better choice than to savour your favourite desserts at the quaint cosy cafe best decked in the Yuletide spirit of cheer? Or listen to some melodious soul-soothing music at one of the classiest pubs of town? Here’s a list of some of the best places to visit during Christmas:
This is a beautifully decorated cafe in one of the happening localities of south Calcutta. It will feel like you have entered someplace in far away Europe with all the lime white walls and lovely lights balls peeking from all around. There is a lovely bench right outside. This cafe is the paradise setting for all photoshoots and lifestyle photographers of the city. With Christmas round the corner, the cafe is all pepped up to host the dozens that shall be thronging. You won’t be disappointed, we tell you!
Forever preserving the Anglo Indian heritage of the city and keeping in the order it’s old connect with music and melody, this pub in Park Street has year-round musical performances by the likes of Anjan and Amit Dutta and several others. The ambience is just perfect for spending a soulful night in one of the busiest winter destinations of Calcutta. Make sure to pay a visit and the experience would be worth a dozen memories.
This old restaurant is famous for its cheap beers and delicious beef stakes. The ambience is very cosy with old-world sofa cubicles of four and two on either side. The walls are covered with posters of Blue and Jazz artists of bygone times. Oly is one of the oldest restaurants in Kolkata with a legacy etched in the colonial times. You would feel transported to a Kolkata of the past and definitely, the beef stake is worth a visit.
Trincas has two seatings one in its Ming Room that is the sophisticated family dining space. And the other in the Tavern which truly lives to its name. The Tavern is quite shady a place reserved for all the naughty fun and enjoyment that you would wish to indulge in during the festive season. The ambience truly makes it seem like a secret rendezvous though. After all, it is the festive season and this popular restaurant has earned its name for the class and quality of service as well as food. Worth a visit, definitely.
This old world cake and pastry shop has been associated with the city from time immemorial. In fact, it seems incomplete to imagine Christmas without a visit to Flurys. Dig into the delicious pastries and cakes that haven’t changed an ounce in taste or form since the start of time and the shop. To have a meal at Flurys used to be a matter of prestige and class. Let yourself feel the elegant Madame in all your Christmas glory while savouring the delicacies available here. Flurys should definitely be on your list of Christmas visits every year.