This article was written in 2021.
Kolkata - the city of joy, becomes something really beautiful during the rainy and winter seasons. It's during times like these you wish to enjoy to the fullest and the best way to take advantage of the situation is by going to the nearest restaurant that has outdoor seating and amazing food and you are sorted.
Kolkata has a lot of restaurants with outdoor seating that would make a great afternoon lunch or an early dinner spot to enjoy the weather and the food as well! It could also be a great time for you to take your partner out on a romantic date at one of Kolkata's rooftop outdoor seating restaurants.
Kolkata has got plenty of establishments all across the city which you could choose from when it comes to outdoor seating restaurants, you get a great view with different kinds of cuisines offered by each restaurant.
Today we will be looking at some of the best places where you can head for having some delicious food while looking at a great view or just enjoying the pleasant weather at these outdoor seating restaurants in the city of joy!
Famous restaurants with alfresco dining in Kolkata
1. Club Fenicia, Salt Lake
Being one of Asia's biggest luxury rooftop lounges, Club Fenicia is one of the most popular establishments in the city that offers outdoor seating! The interiors and decor are absolutely stunning. Divided into 3 different zones, Club fenicia has a few different types of restaurants that you could choose from. Being a multi-cuisine restaurant, you'll find some of the best dishes from cuisines from all over the world, every dish tasting equally delicious and mouth-watering. Although the establishment is really eye-catching, you might want to look at the skylines from the rooftop as well! you're in for a treat! "Prego" which is one of the different sections of Club Fenicia is well-known for its dining experience. The menu is quite extensive with their global cuisine theme, one of their signature dishes would be Sushi, which will make your taste buds on a roller coaster of flavors!
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. The Bridge - The Park, Park Street
The Bridge is a multi-cuisine restaurant in Park street that offers several cuisines on its menu like North Indian, Continental, Italian and Asian cuisine. They do have an outdoor seating area that is covered with small trees and a pool. If you want to escape the hustle of the city and want to enjoy a good meal with your family and loved ones, The Bridge is the perfect place! The ambiance is very serene and calm, add delicious food and you'll find small heaven right at the heart of the city. The chefs are very courteous and would be more than happy to make good food according to your preferences. Guests are welcomes by the friendly staff, they would also help you with any other assistance you might need. Overall this place is definitely very nice and a perfect place for a family dinner.
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. K Local, Salt Lake
This is one of the most happening establishments in Salt Lake. K Local is a pub cum restaurant. This resto-lounge is the perfect place to head with your squad over the weekend. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements, both have their own charm. The indoor space is perfect for a night of partying with a dance floor, walls with graffiti, and funky decor like a taxi cut in half and stuck on the wall, a complete bar counter. The outdoor seating section is more of a restaurant where you can enjoy many dishes from Chinese and Continental cuisines. You even have a shack-styled cabana seating arrangement which is just perfect for a romantic candle-light dinner with your date! But we recommend you reserve your well in advance as they are almost always fully occupied. They also serve hookah at the place, perfect if you're heading to K Local with your friends. It's definitely a fun place to visit, the food is also quite tasty!
INR 1200, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Rooftop & alfresco dining restaurants in Kolkata
4. Zucca Lounge, Southern Avenue
Zucca Lounge is one of the lesser-known classy rooftop restaurants in Kolkata. Don't get us wrong, lesser-known, but it definitely is a good rooftop restaurant that serves delicious food and has an amazing outdoor seating arrangement. They too have a very classy cabana-styled seating arrangement. The white-out wooden furniture and great decor give it a very comfortable ambiance. Zucca Lounge is like a cafe cum restaurant setting that serves Continental, Chinese, and North Indian cuisines. One of their signature dishes would definitely be the Kebab's, one of their best-selling dishes on the menu. You'll also find Hookah served which is popular among the younger crowds. Apart from the cabanas, they also have a regular outdoor seating arrangement. Outdoor dining while enjoying the great weather and hookah with the company of your friends - isn't it the definition of a great night?
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Smoke Shack - Radisson, Ballygunge
Radisson as we all know is one of the best Hotels for both leisure and business. Smoke Shack located on the 7th floor of the Radisson Hotel is the perfect establishment for all their visitors to relax! Not just for the hotel customers, but the Smoke Shack is a quite famous place in Kolkata, known open-air restaurant. You also get some of the prettiest views of the city skyline that you can enjoy while waiting for your food. This restaurant specializes in North Indian, Continental, and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu is extensive and the quality of the food is also really good! The service is a little slow, so when you visit them, just keep this in mind. You would anyways mind the wait since you'll have amazing views keeping you occupied! You have live music and even DJs on certain nights. Since it has a dance floor, you'll have fun if you visited with your date or your friends.
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Capella - Altair Boutique Hotel, Salt Lake
If you ever felt like visiting Dubai, but budget constraints didn't allow you to visit, then head to Capella. Located on the 20th floor of the Altair Hotel, this rooftop restaurant has probably the best view of the city skyline! Capella is considered to be a fine-dining restaurant in Kolkata aiming to provide a first-class experience when they visit the restaurant. So you can expect some sort of luxury experience. The interiors and decor are following the same theme with miniature palm trees and creepers growing over the walls, to the rooftop outdoor patio, completely decked up bar counter and adequate lighting. Talking about the food, they serve Noth Indian cuisine, Italian cuisine, Continental cuisine, and Asian cuisine. The food they serve is really tasty and is served surprisingly pretty quickly! Overall this place will not disappoint you. Should you visit this place, do come in on a Sunday and try their Sunday Brunch, its really delicious and the spread is quite extensive.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best restaurants with outdoor seating in Park Street, Kolkata
7. Aqua - The Park, Park Street
If you are looking for a place where you can take your significant other on a romantic date, then your search ends here, Aqua by the Park is one of the best places if you wish to spend some quality time with your partner. One of the most happening poolside lounges in the city. You'll find outdoor seating available by the pool to make it a really special candle-light dinner. They have a cabana-styled private seating arrangement if you want your evening to be a private affair, you'll have to make reservations in advance though. With beautiful wooden furnishing and elegant looking decor, the place is really beautiful, the pool adds to its extravaganze. There's lovely live music playing in the background, the lighting is just perfect for a romantic evening and the food is delicious! Talking about the food, they serve North Indian cuisine, Chinese cuisine, and finger food. Their Kebabs are something that you have to try!
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. OTT - Over The Top, Park Street
Bright color schemes, cozy ambiance, comfortable seating arrangement, live music and DJ, and delicious food. If you want all these things in a single place, OTT is the place to go! Located on the top floor of the Myx in Park Street, it is one of the most popular places younger crowds visit with their gang for a fun evening. This open-air restaurant cum lounge offers a wide spread of appetizers, starters, salad, and finger food to its customers. They also have a fully decked bar counter serving some of the most refreshing cocktails leaving customers asking for more! Specializing in Italian cuisine, you should definitely try their pizza and pasta. The food served has generous portions and you could end your meal with a dessert from their elaborate menu. This is a must-visit place for all the younger crowds, especially on the weekend to get yourself grooving to good music!
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. What's in D Name, Park Street
Considered to be one of the hippiest places in town, What's in D Name has become one of the most popular places on Park Street! It's also one of the biggest pubs in Kolkata, WIDN (as it's commonly known) has the perfect rooftop dining area where you can enjoy great food and lip-smacking cocktails while enjoying the view of Park Street. The decor of the place is something that will really catch your eye! From the lit-up signboard at the entrance to the walls filled with graffiti and a wall made up of boombox's the place is completely lit! They have a LED beer pong table and loads of drinking games like life-sized Jenga, battle shots, and a lot many more, because why not! It's THE place for people to go with their friends to have a ball of a time! On Sundays, they even do a really tasty Brunch! This place is a must-visit place if you ask us!
INR 1500, Cost of 2 | Open in Google Maps
Romantic alfresco dining experience in Kolkata
10. Hobe Naki, Santoshpur
Hobe Naki is a Cafe by a pond! That's right, this cafe is the perfect place for a romantic date with your loved one! Since it is located just by the side of a pond, it perfectly mimics the appearance of a shack, which makes it really unique and attractive! The cafe is divided into 3 sections, one of which is lined alongside the pond, during the evenings, this section becomes really pretty and becomes a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. The walls are all hand-painted with amazing illustrations to make the place even more pretty! What's more, is that date here would not even hit your pockets too hard! The place is very affordable, that being said, there is no compromise when it comes to the food quality! There is also an indoor AC section for those who don't prefer the outdoor setting.
INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
11. Splash - Swissotel, Chinar Park
If your partner loves Bollywood movies and if you really want to impress them, then take them for a romantic candle-light dinner at Splash. Splash looks exactly like a movie set out of a romantic Bollywood movie! The place is really picturesque and during the evenings when the sun goes down, you could also get a chance at stargazing with your partner at this rooftop restaurant. With cabana styled seating arrangement, you could have your privacy during your date and enjoy some quality time with each other. The lighting at this place is just enough to make it very pleasant and romantic even! The view is not just amazing above, but everywhere. If you look down from the rooftop restaurant, you'll get to enjoy viewing the beautiful city skyline coming to life as the sun goes down! A date here will surely be special and unforgettable! Splash serves Continental cuisine, and trust us when we tell you it is mouth-watering!
INR 3500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps