Kolkata is the city of joy, which is very popular for its old charm and tram?. It’s also a food lover’s paradise, where the love for food is deeply ingrained within its citizens. Due to this, the city has intertwined with some famous eating joints, which not only offers delectable food, but also provide a classic atmosphere that render you the feeling of rejoicing.

Now, most of you get bored with the indoor seating of the restaurants, having glitzy decoration and fancy lightings. Have you ever given a thought to the idea of having food in the midst of greens, with birds? chirping and the wind blowing, or enjoying a quiet dinner by the side of a well-lit pool?

For all the food lovers, it’s time to pile up the leftovers from the mummy’s fridge and come out as some of the eating joints of Kolkata are waiting for you. We are presenting you some of the great places, where you can enjoy your platter with beautiful surrounding.

Take a look at the 9 Open-Air Restaurants in Kolkata:

Machaan, Kankurgachi


Machaan is basically based on the jungle-themed that provides thrilling outdoor sitting, having fake animals, animal noises, dim light and huge trees that make the whole surrounding ultimate. This is the actual place, where you can enjoy the feeling of a jungle with delectable dishes. It’s mostly known for its Mughlai cuisine.

Types of Cuisines: Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Thai and Mughlai
Opening Hours: 12:45 pm to 3:30 pm, 7 pm to 11 pm
Meal for two: INR 1300

The Bridge-Floatel, Dalhousie BBD Bagh


It’s a multi-cuisine restaurant, situated at Floatel that offers breathtaking vistas of the Hooghly river. During the evening, the whole sky turns to golden along with riverine birds that fly around you. Serving both Indian and Continental dishes. The Bridge gives you the unique opportunity of having food by the riverine watercourse.

Type of Cuisines: Continental, North Indian and Mughlai
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Meal for two: INR 1600

Aqua- The Park, Park Street Area


To experience poolside dining in Kolkata, Aqua is one of the best eating joints, where you can enjoy food in the midst of aqua themed environments. Having a small cabin with a table, a sofa and a couple of chairs make the wonderful interior of the restaurant. Great food accompanied with superb “chill maar” ambience makers this a great place to hangout with your friends.

Types of Cuisines: Finger Food and Cafe
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Meal for two: INR 3000

Waterside Cafe- Hyatt Regency, Sector 3, Salt Lake


One of the best places in the city with a lovely natural setting along with piping hot food. You will find it extremely pleasing as it is enclosed by the clean pool, trees and green all around. Awesome décor, soothing music and a great service let you enjoy every bit of your food.

Types of Cuisines: North Indian, Continental and Fast Food
Opening Hours: 24 hours
Meal for two: INR 2800

Smoke Shack-The Park Plaza, Ballygunge


The Smoke shake is a must visit place with stunning décor, toothsome delicacies and a great service that blow your mind away. It also offers the beautiful view of the city along with a lovely poolside arrangement that add to its beauty. Those, who are very fond of Hookah, they can opt this place as it serves the excellent Hookah.

Types of Cuisines: North Indian and Continental
Opening Hours: 4 pm to 11:45 pm
Cost for two: INR 2800

Afraa Creperie, Sector 1, Salt Lake


A place that provides a feeling of respite as it’s situated far from bustling roads. Though, it features both indoor and outdoor sitting, while the outside area is surrounded by airy trees, which make a cool and cozy atmosphere. Food is delectable and has a wide option to choose from. Overall, it’s the perfect place to get-together with your friends or loved ones.

Types of Cuisines: Cafe, Italian, Continental, Bakery and Desserts
Opening Hours: 10 am to 10 pm
Meal for two: INR 1000

Jhaal Farezi, Park Circus Area


Lovely setting with chairs placed in an open, breezy lawn, Jhaal Farezi renders lip-smacking traditional dishes with a touch of their own. The place lights up the beautiful evening with the calm and composed environment, which lets’ you to enjoy your food.

Types of Cuisines: North Indian, Continental and Cafe
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 3 pm, 7 pm to 10:45 pm
Meal for two: INR 1300

Villa 19, Ballygunge


This food joint is only for the vegetarians with airy ambience and playing slow soothing music. It’s the right place for enjoying a quiet romantic date or chatting up with your buddies.

Types of Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese and European
Opening Hours: 12:30 pm to 11 pm
Meal for two: INR 1500

Blue And Beyond, New Market Area


Blue And Beyond is a rooftop restaurant, situated on the top of 10 storied building, offering the stunning view of the city along with potted plants that add more beauty in the restaurant. Here, don’t forget to try the exhaustive cocktail menu with the food your order.

Types of Cuisines: Chinese, Continental and North Indian
Opening Hours: 12 pm to 11 pm
Cost for two: INR 1600