Pandal Hopping Around Maddox Square? Here’s A Food Guide To Beat The Hunger Pangs


Durga Puja is just around the corner and we Kolkattan are bracing up for the once in a year mayhem— shopping, planning out days, trying to get that extra one day’s leave from office and much more is what happens once the Pujo month kicks in.

That rush in the bloodstreams just by imagining how much of a fun it will be to go pandal hopping and find out the best and quirkiest pandals this year is simply exhilarating and even that is an understatement. While going out with friends and family on all the pujo days are surely what we all look forward to, there’s an absolute need to fit in the perfect meal between all the pujo plans to keep us alive and kicking during the madness.

So food it is that we are going to enlighten you about if you’re headed to the Maddox square pujo or any other fabulous pandals that may be in and around the area. So where do you go to satiate your hunger pangs and quench your thirst in the middle of the mayhem at Maddox square and precincts?

Here’s the list of all the fabulous eateries in this area. Thank us later. 😉

Bon appetit

With a pocket-friendly menu, this places dishes out some of the best snacks you can hog on without spending a great deal of time because their service is fast. Also, their Chocolate Avalanche will surely kick in the sweet adrenaline to keep you going.

Location: 109/26, Hazra Road

Cost: ₹550 for two

Must Try: Chocolate Avalanche, Midnight Cookie Shake, Choco Avalanche, Masala Tea, Hand Beaten Coffee, Cheese Paratha, Nachos


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If all that pandal hopping around Maddox Square makes you crave South Indian, then this is your place without a doubt.

Location: 22/1C, Monoharpukur Road

Cost: ₹600 for two people

Must Try: Mutton Olathede, Kesari Halwa, Idiyappam, Chaach, Egg Appam, Kerala Parotta, Potato Stew

Bhojohari Manna

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Nothing beats the feeling of having that perfect Bengali platter consisting of Ilish paturi, bhapa ilish and malai curry, right? And how can we forget kosha mangsho!

Location: 23A, Priyanath Mullick Road, Hazra, Kolkata

Cost: ₹550 for two 

Must Try: Bhetki Paturi, Kosha Mangsho, Chingri Malai Curry, Daab Chingri, Mutton Dak Bungalow, Veg Thali, Aam Doi

Little Punjab

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It can’t be a sin to eat north Indian during Durga pujo, right? Who wouldn’t love that buttery affair between garlic naan and chicken butter masala?

Location: 174A, Motilal Nehru Road

Cost: ₹900 for two

Must Try: Chicken Grill, Mutton Kebab

Matargashti by Friends Café

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Now if you can’t help but rave about the popular Tv show FRIENDS and your buddies and you have that in common, just go to this place already. And of course, they have a lovely vegetarian fare to offer.

Location: 175/A, Motilal Nehru Road

Cost: ₹900 for two

Must Try: Mocktails, Coffee, Kit Kat Shake, Paneer Butter Masala, Blueberry Mojito, Hara Bhara Kebab, Cheese Naan

Jai Hind Dhaba

No place like this place. A classic, a legend and what not when it comes to north Indian food in the hood— their aloo do pyaza, chicken bharta and mixed veg are on every foodie’s list. Also, you can dine in your car if you have your own party going on.

Location: 41/1A, Sarat Bose Road

Cost: ₹450 for two

Must Try: Chicken Bharta, Mutton Keema, Dal Makhani, Tandoori Chicken, Chana Masala, Mix Veg, Lassi

The Corner Courtyard

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If you’re that Bengali who savours the pandal hopping in dhoti-kurta as much as a fine continental or Italian fare then your wish has been granted and that’s The Corner Courtyard for you. But do remember to keep your pockets loaded.

Location: 92B, Sarat Bose Road

Cost: ₹1,500 for two

Must Try: Chocolate Cake, Crab Cake, California Pizza, Macaroon, Cappuccino, Pesto Pizza, Mocktails

Bong Connection

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Nothing better than a Bengali fare available right outside the Maddox Square madness, right? This place is located right opposite to Maddox Square and serves lip smacking Bengali food.  

Location: 33, Palit Street

Cost: ₹500 for two

Must Try: Bhetki Paturi, Mutton Dak Bungalow, Chicken Curry, Mutton Kasha, Plain Rice, Posto Bora, Basanti Pulao


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This nice little joint is situated near Maddox Square. You will get a wholesome meal for a group of people at pocket-friendly prices. As the name suggests Grilled food is their speciality. 

Location: 16 A/1, Earle Street

Cost: ₹800 for two

Must Try: Garlic Bread, Meat Platter, Noodles, Caramel Pudding, Fish Chilli, Fries, Malai Mushroom

Hotel Swagath

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If you’re looking forward to a quick and cheap meal cause you need to save for that attire you want to buy for the next day, then hotel Swagath has a good deal of both north and south Indian food to keep your tummy happy.

Location: 37, Hazra Road, Near Ritchie Road Crossing

Cost: ₹450 for two

Must Try: Thali, Paper Plain Dosa, Chole Bhature, Onion Rava Dosa, Fried Rice, Appam, Filter Coffee

Cafe Pranah 

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It’s Durga pujo and everyone’s in the festive mood but you got to maintain that diet. Clean eating is life— so what it’s pujo! Well, head to Café Pranah for that soothing smoothie or the healthy snack to keep you pandal hopping in and around Maddox Square.

Location: 71 A, Hazra Road

Cost: ₹500 for two

Must Try: Berry Smoothie, Salami Burger, Kulfi, Iced Tea, Salsa, Rajma, Chamomile Tea

BJs Sports Restrau Cum Lounge

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If you’re a late night reveller and a Sheesha freak and can’t do without it even on the days of Durga Puja, BJs is definitely your place to be after the mad pandal hopping at Maddox Square.

Location: 104/1A, Sarat Bose Road

Cost: ₹750 for two

Must Try: Mocktails, Blackberry Mojito, Butter Naan, Chicken Burger, Brownie, Cheese Balls, Chicken Lasagne

Red hot Chilli pepper

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How can we not have Chinese food during the festivities? Seriously, there’s nothing better than a good wholesome Chinese fare that leaves the taste buds sizzling with oriental flavours. But do remember this place is known for high-quality food that comes with a high price tag.

Location: 26/2, Ballygunge Circular Road

Cost: ₹1,700 for two

Must Try: Manchow Soup, Jumbo Prawns, Lung Fung Soup, Pan Fried Noodles, Clear Soup, Chowmein, Crispy Chilli Babycorn 

Mama mia

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What if you get the crazy craving for a scoop of quality ice cream and there’s no stopping? Mama Mia is located just a 5 minutes walk away from the Maddox Square pandal to help you satiate that insane ice cream craving with some kickass Italian Gelato.

Location: 59, Ballygunge Circular Road 

Cost: ₹350 for two

Must Try: Brownie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Gelato, Hot Chocolate, Fries, Coffee, Chocolate Overload

Your Maddox Square Pandal hopping plans are sorted!

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