Sundays are meant for lying around lazy in your pajamas. You basically go into “power saving mode,” and cooking is definitely something that will consume a lot of your time and energy. Sundays are meant to be fun and relaxing, letting you de-stress from all the work you’ve done in the entire week. The best way to enjoy your Sundays is to have some really amazing food, late, lavish breakfast-cum-lunch. That’s how the concept of a brunch came to being.
Sundays have become a lot better now with quite a lot of brunching alternatives in and around the city. Initially, only the 5-star hotels had the brunch option along with their all-day dining. But now, there are plenty of standalone joints, cafes, as well as good restaurants wherein the option for brunch, is available. There's a possibility of getting unlimited alcohol with brunch which is simply named drunch.
Sunday brunch is about having a great conversation and scrumptious food. Wouldn't you agree? If it sounds something like you totally want to go for it and spend an entire afternoon just being lazy, sit around, have a good conversation, laugh a lot, and to top it all have the best dining experience, then read through the following listicle which will help you spot some great places and enhance your Sunday brunching experience.
1. The Fatty Bao, Camac Street
This place is a perfect mixture of ambiance and mouth-watering food. It would be sinful to miss this place out. You can choose from baos, curries, sushi, noodles, soups, dim sums, Southeast Asian delicacies, salads, and what not from one of the favorite joints of the city. They have both brunch and drunch options available. You can start with cocktails 'Call me Rose' and 'Beat the Heat' and slowly move on to their lip-smacking dishes like prawn tempura sushi, California rolls, and many more. You can try their crab meat and Tobiko and Tanatanmen ramen which is a must-try. As you sip your alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage and have your food, you can simply look out of the window and enjoy the scenic beauty from the 8th floor. Combine everything and you surely have an amazing way to spend your Sunday afternoon, either with friends or with your family. delicious food, good ambiance, a great view, and an elaborate bar to have some truly amazing cocktails and mocktails. This should be on every food lover's list of Sunday brunch restaurants.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. The Grid, Topsia
The Grid is a microbrewery and gastropub. It is one unique restaurant in Kolkata because it's a combination of microbrewery, kitchen, and cafe. Even though the food culture is awesome in Kolkata, the microbrewery culture has not caught up with the pace like Hyderabad, Bangalore, and other states. The Grid is one of those restaurants which offers the choice of a microbrewery. They have 6 different types of brewed beer (Caldera, Piedmont, Tundra, Tombolo, Towhead, and Eskar) out of which the Belgium wheat has a flavor of strawberry, making it stand out from the rest of the crowd and Caldera (German Wheat beer) is their signature brew. The décor is amazing with high ceilings, open concept, and balcony seating with a touch of upcycled classy vibes making it perfect for a millennial crowd. It has one of the longest bars in Kolkata which serves sheesha and signature cocktails as well. The atmosphere is such which would make you feel comfortable enough after a few drinks for you to let your hair down and groove. Add all of that to your lazy Sunday brunch and you're in for a great time here at the Grid. This place is an attraction for all foodies in town for a lot of reasons, one of them being their brunch. They have a decent spread and tasty delicacies. It's the perfect place if you love brewed beer and great food.
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Flurys, Park Street Area
If it's a list about breakfast or brunch places in Kolkata, it's not complete without mentioning Flurys. The name in itself is enough, no introductions needed. If you ever ask any Calcuttan if they'd like to go to Flurys, they would never say no. It's probably one of the most famous establishments in the entire city, ever since its inception in 1927! Their English breakfast is one of the best treats you can give yourself on a lazy Sunday. They serve their English breakfast all day, so there's no need for you to rush to the place in the fear of missing out. Head there anytime you like and relish on their menu. The food is so delicious, although they serve only a limited number of dishes, the tables are never unoccupied here, especially on a Sunday! so it's an advise that you call them prior and reserve a table for yourself beforehand. If you're a person who loves sweets and desserts, you'll fall in love with their dessert spread and also the coffee that they brew themselves. You'll also find quite a lot of vegetarian options, so for all the vegetarian foodies, this place can be on your list as well!
INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
4. La Cucina - Grand Hyatt Regency, Salt Lake
La Cucina, the place you want to go to have authentic Italian cuisine. La Cucina is one of the top fine-dining restaurants in the city, head there if you want to experience luxury and grandeur. This place has probably the best Italian cuisine in the town, head there if you're in the mood for some delicious Italian delicacies. The food prepared by the chefs in their extensive Sunday brunch menu spread is mind-blowing. You'll end up licking your fingers once you're done. They have really elegant decor. From the spacious seating, wood-earth theme décor, to the open vine cellar to showcase their collection, to the open live kitchen area, it just sits perfectly with each other making it the perfect place to take your family out or to take your date to impress them. Coined the best Italian fine-dining restaurant in the town, which is only fair because of the total experience you get when you visit La Cucina. They have a wood-fire pizza oven to bring a piece of Italy right on your plate. This place is great for vegetarians as well, since their vast buffet menu spread has a lot of options in veg as well. One of the best things about the Sunday brunch at La Cucina is that most of the items from the spread would be served at your table, leaving only a small portion of the buffet menu to spread for the guests to go and get for themselves, it's a Sunday, you're in a fine-dining restaurant, you deserve this much papering at least! Some of the dishes that you need to have when you visit La Cucina are: stuffed pasta, Classic Tiramisu with Kahlua and Spinach Ravioli
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Zen - The Park, Park Street Area
Zen is a luxurious fine-dining restaurant that serves some of the best Pan-Asia cuisines in Kolkata. Their Sunday brunch is a haven for all food lovers. You'll find a plethora of options from Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisines, all of them cooked to well made. They have an open kitchen and a live sushi counter as well so that you can watch your sushi being hand-rolled and your ramen noodles being cooked to perfection. Apart from sushi, Zen also happens to serve the most authentic Asian cuisine in town. You also can find some really great wine to compliment your food, since they have an amazing collection of wine, the perfect way to spend your lazy Sundays! Good food, great wine, splendid company, and loads of gossip! The ambiance of Zen is kept to simple and elegant, making sure customers don't get too distracted from anything and really just be able to enjoy their food with all of their heart and soul. The interiors of this place are known to be very stylish and eye-catching to the customers. With the center of attraction being the open kitchen in the middle and tables surrounding them, making sure they get to witness the magic in front of their eyes. You definitely have to try these dishes when you go to Zen: sushi platter and lemon-scented jasmine rice.
INR 4000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Blue & Beyond, New Market Area
Your entire week has been hectic, come Sunday and you just want to lay back, unwind and forget the hustling city for once, Blue & Beyond is the place to visit. Sit under the cloudy sky and enjoy the view of the New Market area and see as far as the Victoria Memorial from this rooftop restaurant. The view in the evening is better, to be honest, but the view from the daytime while enjoying your brunch is nothing less than extraordinary as well, situated on the top of one of the tallest structures in the city, you're sure to find a panoramic view of the city from wherever you sit and whenever you visit. The decor is pretty simple and elegant, with scattered plants all over the establishment and with candle lights on your tables, it'll automatically become a magical and romantic candlelight dinner when you visit with your partner. That does not mean you can not visit this place with your friends, in fact, this rooftop restaurant is considered to be one of the best places to hang out with your friends and have lots of laughter and conversations, to make your evening a memorable one. Their brunch menu is one of the most elaborate, you'll find delicacies from Indian, Mediterranean, North Western Frontier, and Continental cuisines. If you're ever in the New Market area and looking for a place either for a date or a place to hang out with your friends, this establishment must be on top of your list.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
7. The Corner Courtyard, Hazra
One of the most picturesque and quirky restaurants on today's list, the Corner Courtyard is definitely a unique establishment where people head to eat delicious food and also to add vibrance to their Instagram. The restaurant feels like a modern-rustic home, the decor and interior give it a very colorful and cheerful vibe. From the vibrant colorful chairs to the chess-board style flooring, to the ample lighting, to the different kinds of art used as wall-hanging, this place will surely leave a mark on you if you ever plan on visiting. The Corner Courtyard is notoriously famous for pre-wedding photo shoots, so there's a pretty good chance you'll see a couple posing for photographs while you visit it! You also have a rooftop, meaning you can spend your lazy Sunday having some of the most delicious Italian and Continental food on the roof on the building, enjoying the breeze on a cloudy day. The staff is very sweet and would appear at once if you ever need anything. Talking about the brunch menu, the spread is quite generous and you'll find that there is ample variety in both non-vegetarian and vegetarian options. Their main course is definitely very hyped about, it is told that the food is very delicious and definitely worth a try. Their signature and must-try dishes are California pizza, crab cake, mushroom soup, and the entire dessert spread!
INR 1700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. Waterside Cafe - Grand Hyatt Regency, Salt Lake
This has to definitely be on your list of Sunday brunch and buffet places to visit and indulge yourself in a luxury fine-dining experience with live music and outdoor seating. The decor and interior are simply amazing, can't expect anything else from a big name like the Grand Hyatt Regency. You have like a massive spread of dishes, so massive that you would probably be full before even trying all the dishes on the spread. You'll find dishes from cuisines from all over the world - pizzas, biryani, Chinese, chaat, grilled chicken, seafood - you name it and it'll most probably be on the spread. If you can't have it all, you must definitely try their signature dishes - Beef, the entire dessert counter, pizza, and authentic Chinese dishes. Another unique thing about Waterside Cafe is to experience the midnight buffet they have to offer, the buffet is made available from midnight till 3 am in the morning, and let me tell you, they have one of the longest spread of buffet menu available. It's one of the best buffet restaurants available in the city of joy. To make things even better, the restaurant has a very aesthetic appeal, with pleasant lighting, and is a real bliss to your eyes. The waterside cafe is considered to be the best buffet place in the city. You should definitely keep this one on your list and at the top of your list as well if you want to experience luxury fine-dining and amazing food in Kolkata!
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. Mynt - Vivanta, Kasba
Mynt by Vivanta is a well-known restaurant in the city. They also provide a very lavish fine-dining experience to their customers. Talking about the restaurant itself, the high rise ceiling, large and spacious seating, elegant decor and amazing lighting make it a really good place to click photos and share them on social media. The entire experience sums up to a perfect time spent in a fine-dine luxury restaurant that foodies would love to visit time and again. Mynt should be considered for your lazy Sunday plans, the food here will not disappoint. You get authentic Bengali cuisine, street food, North Indian, continental, Italian, Chinese and Bangladeshi cuisines as well, making it a global menu. Delicacies from all over the world will be on your plate and the chefs make sure that each dish served to you is cooked to perfection. The staff is also very courteous, if you have any specific instructions about your food, they'll deliver it to their chefs and serve you your food, the way you want. This is just the place you need to visit if you'd like to pamper yourself on a Sunday afternoon.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
10. Barbeque nation, Park Street
Sunday brunch should basically be like your comfort food, something that you love to eat and can eat at any time of the day. Speaking of comfort food and a place that serves their entire menu for lunch and dinner, Barbeque nation, although not a dedicated brunch place, definitely fits the description and a lot of people consider going to have a late lunch to Barbeque nation on a Sunday. You'll find amazing grilled food during lunchtime as well, which people love for a fact. The idea of having unlimited Barbeque starters until you say no seems like a really good option on a Sunday brunch with your friends! You have the perfect meal, mouth-watering grilled, barbeque starters, delicious and pretty good spread of main course and amazing desserts, accompanying you all along are beverages of your choice. Nothing better than this for your lazy Sunday mood. Barbeque nation is where every foodie goes to for having amazing grilled chicken and grilled pineapple and a wide variety of desserts. The decor of the place is pretty normal, nothing out of the blue, but that's not needed, they have grasped their customers with the one thing they actually came for - delicious food!
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
This is it, this is the ultimate list of all the best places where you could find great food and enjoy your lazy Sunday afternoon before getting back to work from the next day.
Each place has a different experience to offer. We recommend you give all these places a try and see for yourself which one was the most amazing experience.
Start visiting all of them and keep striking them off until you have completed the list, you and your stomach and taste buds will be so happy, you won't even know!