Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Peter Cat - Review

Although graded 'pricey', Peter Cat is an absolute crowd-puller. The last time I went there was most probably a good fifteen years back. I still remember the long queue outside the restaurant, we being a part of it, waiting impatiently to pounce onto the great food. 'Peter Cat' defines Park Street. 'Peter Cat' defines Kolkata's Cuisine. I had the privilege of dining there yesterday with a good friend and the experience was incredible.

We ordered the speciality, Chelo Kebab (original), of course and a House Special Sizzler along with a drink called 'Strawberry Crush'. The service was instant, the ambience above average and the taste 'out of this world'. All that was ordered was scrumptious and more filling than we expected. The Chelo Kebab had the usual combination of Chicken Reshmi Kebab, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Buttered Rice with extra butter, poached egg and grilled tomato. The sizzler constituted of boiled and buttered carrots and beans, liver, sausages, fried potatoes and chicken in brown sauce with a poached egg on top. The meal cost us around Rs. 400 per head (Yes I agree a bit expensive).

It seems 'Peter Cat' sells around 400 Chelo Kebabs per day, the kebabs being cooked with Persian herbs. The other recommended items of the restaurant are - Mutton Nawabi, Chicken Marakesh, Dum ki Raan, Afghani Chicken and Malai Kofta. The prawn cocktail is also delicious. Had I been a permanent resident of Kolkata I would definitely visit this place often. I would rate it a 4 out of 5.


  1. i soo wanna have those chelo kebab aftr reading it..:)
    xo sabbi

  2. go there surely when u come 2 kolkata. i'll surely be ur fan now since you've corrected the spelling of 'pretty'. :P