Now I have to this place 2 times. First went there on Saptami, this year for lunch. Was a bit apprehensive as there are some small restaurants which operate in the city and offer bengali cuisines which are not at all upto the mark and the prices are quite high.
They open for lunch from 1200 noon onwards. Go early to avoid waiting.You cannot prereserve.
They have decorated the place well with the doors (even that leading to the washroom) in old
bengali style and a dhaner morai (rice storage as found in rural bengal) and handicrafts which are traditional. There is seating also upstairs though if you want prompt service you should try to grab a seat downstairs.
We didnot go for the thali but opted for Basanti Pulao, whole bhekti (around Rs 500 something but if 2 people are sharing it then it is worthwhile), alu bhaja, mutton kosha, malai postor bora and anarosher chutney.The food was really well preapred and worth the price we paid.
Next visit was a week later and this time also during lunchtime. We ordered chingri cutlet and fish fry for starters and they tasted good. For main course basanti pulao (which has now become a must for us to order if we go there ), alu bhaja , mutton kosha, ilish jeera jhal, mochar ghonto (select the amish one as it has small prawns added to it) and tomato chutney.So far so good .But the star of the meal was the dessert we took, daab icecream. It is vanilla icecream with bits of coconut malai inside....I donot think anyone else makes this in Kolkata. It was a great way of
ending the meal.
They also have an outlet inside Star Theatre in Hatibagan.