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12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade | The Peerless Inn, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 013, India
2228-0301/02/03/05/06/07
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice ambience, good food..

Good food in a nice setting, reasonable pricing...good variety, enjoyed my experience...I was eating here after a long gap of almost 20 years...nice to see the place keep its identity over all this time...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
sharpiyu
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New Delhi, India
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

# its in Peerless Inn hotel just next to Grand Hotel in Kolkata # this is a MUST place for anyone particularly first timers to savor some good Bengali food. # try the Bhuri Bhoj Thali # I bet you will not be able to finish # if you do finish, you will not be able to get up from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is an excellent, authentic bengali thali. the ambience is awesome and in typical bengali style, the waiters are dressed in traditional bengali clothes. They serve ala carte which is a bit pricy but their thalis are just amazing. The bhuri bhoj thali Rs 1595 ( £16) has : topsia fish fry, luchi with dal, aloo posto, dhokar dalna, ghee... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very tasty Bengali food with fabulous presentation. Must be there at least once in every trip to Kolkata.

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New Delhi, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food in a nice setting, reasonable pricing...good variety, enjoyed my experience...I was eating here after a long gap of almost 20 years...nice to see the place keep its identity over all this time...

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Gurgaon, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Had a lovely Lunch at Aaheli during my trip to Kolkata. The food was very good but the helpings were quite large. Enjoyed all through.

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Mumbai
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cant pick which of the 3 I liked more. Also, when it comes to food, it would be difficult to pick what I liked the best- the alu dum from the veg selection or the Fish or Prawn...Everything was really good and yet not dripping in oil.

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Doha
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Mouth watering Bengali cuisine... what a feast... will definitely go there again... the look and feel of the place is traditional Bengali hospitality... loved it thoroughly...

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food here is explained well in the menu and by the helpful staff. The quality is outstanding and a trip here is not to be missed. The mishti doi is heaven!

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a disappointing dinner. Dishes weren't flavorful enough. The mutton was nearly inedible, all gristle and fat and no meat. Restaurant was empty. No beer/wine license. Mandatory 10% service charge. All in all, not a good experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This restaurant was recommend to us by several different guides and drivers. Since we were staying at the Peerless Inn we decided to try it. Incredible. We sampled a variety of items from the menu. The flavors were layered and complex. The spicy dishes were full of flavor and not so spicy that you couldn’t taste anything else. There was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade | The Peerless Inn, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700 013, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Phone Number: 2228-0301/02/03/05/06/07

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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