Eateries in Kolkata up and running even before India got independence!

The city of Kolkata has been developed by the British empire. There are so many eateries in the city of Kolkata that opened way before Indians got Independence from the British. They once served the British and now are part of the city’s history. Let’s check ’em out!

1. Flurys


Flurys was founded at 18, Park Street in the year 1927 by Mr. and Mrs. J Flury. Within no time, it gained immense popularity in Kolkata to become the favorite tea-room of the prosperous Britishers and the affluent Indians alike. Over time, the legendary eatery has become a part of Kolkata’s culture.

Where: Flurys, Kolkata

2. Bhim Chandra Nag

Eateries in Kolkata before independence

Bhim Chandra Nag’s opening dates back to the year 1826 by Paran Chandra Nag. They are the best at making Sandesh and are popular to date with two outlets in the city. Not losing the essence of their traditional sweets with the changing time, they have come up with a spectrum of sweets like Mango Sandesh, Abar Khabo, Manohara, Ledikeni, and various other sweets.

Where: Bhim Chandra Nag, Kolkata

3. Putiram Sweets


Putiram is an example of a fine culinary heritage in Kolkata. This sweet treats shop or ‘Mishtir Dokan’ in Bengali has been standing tall and proud since 1860. They have authentic Bengali sweets, especially the mishti and ras malai. The shop is still preferred by people across generations.

Where: Putiram Sweets, Kolkata

4. Mitra Cafe

Eateries in Kolkata before independence

Shri Sushil Roy founded Mitra Cafe in the year 1920. Shri Roy derived the name ‘MITRA’ signifying ‘FRIENDS.’ During the initial days, the choice on the menu was limited. However, they never compromised with quality, as a result, their name and goodwill started emerging, and they have maintained it fairly well to date.

Where: Mitra Cafe, Kolkata

5. Nizam’s


Nizam’s was set up by Raza Hassan Saheb in the year 1932 in a bustling market where the Britishers devoured in some palatable kebabs. This eatery was one and the only destination for every one’s craving for some Beef, Mutton Kebab, and Khiri. Nizam’s is also the birth giver of delicious Kathi Rolls.

Where: Nizam’s, Kolkata

6. Golbari

Eateries in Kolkata before independence

Golbari is in Kolkata since the year 1922. It was originally named New Punjabi Restaurant but now is popular by the name of Golbari. It was started by a Punjabi, Ratan Arora. The restaurant still has an old-world charm. When at Golbari, do try their Mutton Kosha.

Where: Golbari, Kolkata

These are some eateries in Kolkata that trace back before independence. Do you know of any more?

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