Kolkata’s biriyani is one of it’s kind. It’s history dates back to era of Nawabs of Awadh. Since then Kolkata has seen this delicacy of the Mughals evolving. Kolkata’s biriyani has earned it’s name as one of the best biriyani in India. Many eateries and restaurants have opened up across the city serving the city’s favourite delicacy. Royal Indian Hotel which is the oldest restaurant in Kolkata that has been serving since more than 100 of years.
Royal Indian Hotel, located in Chitpur, on one of the congested lanes of Burrabazar. However, the ambience outside does not affect the subtle environment of the restaurant inside.
There are two sections- Ac and non ac. So you can choose according to your preference. The decor is simple and gives a old feel of the time when Kolkata used to be Calcutta. Simple wooden tables and chairs. They have family cabins with the Purdah which adds to the nostalgia of the Mughal era.
Coming to the food, which is their USP. The food here is just delicious. The Biriyani served in Royal Indian Hotel is the complete combination of perfect amount of spices and light aroma with the perfectly cooked meat. Though their Biriyani doesnt have the iconic aaloo(potato) and egg which are the main ingredients of Kolkata biriyani. The taste of the biriyani is so delicious maintaining the Nawabi biriyani style.
Their Mutton Chaap is probably the best in the city. Unlike other restaurants, Chaap here is chopped meat dipped in a rich gravy made from it’s own fat. The Chaap complements the biriyani in an amazing way.
They also have Tikia kabab, Mutton Qeema, Mutton Qorma, Tandoori Chicken and many other chicken and mutton dishes. All of the dishes have their own originality and taste.
For Dessert they do not have anything much but their Firni is a must try which is one of the best you will find in the city.
Royal Indian Hotel which has been serving from 110 years now is truly an iconic restaurant in Kolkata serving one of the finest delicacies and has not lost it’s charm.
They also have a second outlet in Park Circus, opposite Quest Mall.
Must Try: Mutton Biryani, Mutton Chaap, Lucknowi Biryani, Lucknowi Biryani, Firni.
Address: 147, Rabindra Sarani, Bara Bazar, Kolkata
Ph. no.: +91 9903369147, 033 22681073
Address: 24A, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Park Circus Area, Kolkata
Ph. no.: 033 30990216