Top 5 Restaurants to Eat out in Bangalore this Pohela Boishakh

Pohela Boishakh or simply the Bangla Noboborsho is on the 15th of April this year and will be regally celebrated all over West Bengal, Bangladesh and Bangalore. Why Bangalore you ask? Because I don’t think I will be completely wrong in assuming that there is at least one member from every Bengali family in Kolkata, who is now working and/or residing in Bangalore. And yes, since I happen to belong to a Bengali family residing in Kolkata as well, I too have a direct connection with Bangalore! (Disclaimer: When I say every Bengali family, I am considering extended family here as well 😜)

So listen up all you wonderful Bengalis living in Bangalore. This Poila Boishakh if you’re too lazy or too incompetent (like me) to whisk up an authentic ‘Bangali’ meal to ring in the Bengali New Year 1424, here’s a list of 7 of the top Bengali restaurants in Bangalore where you can gorge to your heart’s content on scrumptious Bengali platters. (Okay, stop drooling already 😆)

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1. Esplanade

Price per head: INR 1275/- (All Inclusive)

Timings: Noon to 3:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The menu: Hinger Kochuri, Cholar Daal, Potoler Dorma, Pomfret Paturi, Mutton DukBanglo, Paanchforon Murgi, Aam Doi, Chitrakut

Address: 203, Double Road,Indiranagar, Bangalore.

Appease the Bengali in you with a visit to this splendid restaurant that has named after a charming, historic part of Kolkata that has been a witness to the fusion of diverse cultures for several centuries. So pay a visit to Esplanade this Pohela Boishakh to enjoy and relish the experience called ‘Calcutta’.

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2. Bhojohori Manna

Price per head: INR 825/- (Non-Veg Thali)

Timings: Noon to 4.30 p.m., 7 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

The Menu: Bhaat, Shukto, Kosha Mangsho, Daab Chingri Malaikari, Jumbo Ilish, Aam Chutney

Address 1: 668/B, 6th Block, Koramangala Club Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095

Address 2: 42, Marenahalli, 7th Cross, 24th Main, J P Nagar, 2nd Phase, Opposite RV Dental College, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Bhojohori Manna has been named after a popular Bengali song crooned by the famous Manna Dey, in the 70’s. The chain of restaurants were started with the vision to promote the charming old world concept of a “pice hotel”. Bhojohori Manna indeed serves a marvelous range of Bengali cuisine that will leave you asking for more.

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3. Sorse

Price per head: INR 1095/- (All Inclusive)

Timings: Noon to 3:30 pm and 7.30 pm — 11:00 pm

The menu: Posto Bora, Bhetki Paturi, Luchi,Dhokar Dalna, Bhapa Ilish, Bhetki Fry, Mishti Doi

Address: S-61A, 2nd Floor, Near Amoeba, Phoenix Market City, ITPL Main Road, Mahadevpura, Whitefield, Bangalore.

Named after the bengali word for mustard, this authentic bengali restaurant serves a delectable assortment of bengali dishes that will truly delight the foodie in you. The food fare served on the occasion of Poila Boisakh at Sorse won’t allow you the chance to feel homesick this Naba Borsho.

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4. Bangaliana

Price per head: INR 749/-

Timings: Noon to 4:00 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

What’s on the menu: Luchi, Cholar Daal, Maach Paturi, Kosha Mangsho, Fish Fry (Bengali Style), Rasagolla

Address: 355, 1st ‘B’ Main, 7th Block, Opposite HDFC Bank,Koramangala, Bangalore.

Bangaliana brings to you the nostalgia of Bengal and the joy of home cooked meals, away from home. So if you’re looking for some ‘adda’ and a finger-licking bengali meal, do pay a visit to this delightful restaurant.

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5. Oh! Calcutta

Price per head: Rs 1000 (All Inclusive)

Timings: Noon to 3:30 pm, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

The menu: Chingri malaikari, Murgir Jhol, Koraishutir kochuri, Sorshe Pabda, Kaju Kishmish pulao, Malpua

Address: 2nd Floor, 14, Church Street, Bangalore.

Indulge your tastebuds with classic Bengali dishes at this spectacular fine dining restaurant. Oh! Calcutta will indeed take you back to Bengal with their spot on flavours, the nuances of Bengali cuisine and a captivating ambience with Bengali songs playing in the background.