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The ethos behind this snug, friendly Bengali restaurant is home cooking, with owner Shrimoyee Chakraborty previously hosting supper clubs wherever she happened to be living across London. From Calcutta, her two-floor restaurant is styled with nods to the city (imported hand fans decorate the light fixtures), but Chakraborty herself is the most significant feature, a bubbly, likeable character who works the room. This approach has rubbed off on the congenial staff and the menu, which chats about Calcutta to contextualise street food bites, small dishes and larger “piping hot bowls of amazing food”. Such swagger is justified in creamy curries such as Malay-style prawn and coconut, or a sumptuously fragrant, rich lamb option. We found smaller plates underwhelming however, including bland slices of chickpea flour-fried aubergine and alur bhaja, which was a slightly spiced bowl of stick-shaped crisps. Efforts have clearly been made to keep prices low, but perhaps at the expense of finesse in some dishes. We suggest sticking to mains and enjoying a creative house cocktail or a London craft beer, as well as that warm atmosphere.
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Calcutta Street Fitzrovia

29 Tottenham Street ,London W1T 1RU

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SCAM!!! Steer clear for your wallet's own good!

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Dec 2016

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We arrived at the restaurant as a group of 5 men for a dinner booked under a corporate title. We had pre-booked the Christmas menu, paid the booking fee and were looking forward to our Christmas feast. However, the restaurant food and experience left much to be desired. Firstly, the food we were served did not match the Christmas menu standards as described on paper. We had microwaved chicken nuggets on a skewer served for starters which they tried to pass off as their chicken reshmi kebab...

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  • Food & Drink: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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    The Picky Glutton » review :: The Picky Glutton Calcutta Street

    Curry that makes you feel at home. Sort of.

    I’ve never understood the compulsion for restaurants to describe dishes as ‘home made’. When eating out, I want professionally made dishes – culinary delights that I couldn’t make at home. That conceit is slightly different at Calcutta Street though.

    Originally a supper club that has now traded living rooms for the homey premises of a former Italian restaurant, Calcutta Street presumably wants you to think of its food as the uniquely delectable products of a motherly bosom previously only available to a select few.

    Like most London flats though,...
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