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East meets West as Little Kolkata touches down in Covent Garden


Little Kolkata

Last updated . By Anisah Audu.

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London's theatreland and shopping destination gets a new resident, as Little Kolkata has touched down for a permanent site in Covent Garden. Fresh from a series of sell-out supperclubs, founders Prabir Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das are bringing a slice of East India to the West End. You can expect the same style of authentic Bengali cooking, which stems from Prabir’s childhood spent in Calcutta and Biswajit’s roots in Bangladesh. The Shelton Street spot pays a loving homage to the Bengal region, with a relaxed interior, sharing plates and a communal atmosphere honouring both the traditional and more modern city culture.

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Fusing Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine in the heart of London, you can expect authentic sharing dishes, developed using traditional Calcuttan ingredients and spices. Meat eaters can opt for the succulent chicken liver, sautéed with lashings of spice and fresh chilli, while pescetarian's may choose the maacher cutlet; cod fish served with Kashundi - a typical Calcuttan mustard sauce. Traditional concepts are kept throughout the dessert menu, which is peppered with yoghurt-based dishes, sweet treats and baked goods with an edge. Inspired by famed Swiss patisserie Flury's - located in Calcutta - brownies are injected with cardamom coffee then served with rose ice-cream. Cocktails also receive an East Indian twist; from the aromatic Indian Summer Garden, made with jasmine infused vodka and the floral Saffron Spritz.