Little Kolkata

4.0
18 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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  • Group Bookings
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Little Kolkata began its journey in the summers of 2015, introducing Bengali cuisine from Kolkata to Londoners. Its founders, Prabir Kumar Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das are all about feeding people and tantalizing their taste buds with flavors that the duo have grown up with, in their birth place, Kolkata, India
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GP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. But for the price paid, much better service expected. Also expect better ambiance especially leading to toilets etc..

SP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Being a Bengali, went with my wife last weekend thought would experience a nice quality Kolkata food in London. However to our surprise the quality and the taste of the food is nowhere near to Kolkata's authenticity. Also the quantity against the price for each dishes is really high which was also a surprise to us.
To top it up they additionally charged one plate of Mutton Kasha with Luchi which I didn't realised before paying it off and had to return back to make the adjustment (yet waiting for the payment refund).
The Cripsy Kucho Mach did smell terrible and we couldn't even taste it.

NL
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food. Each dish a different delight. Best and most various Indian food in one place in London.

e
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good Indian food, clean and fresh ingredients which tasted great. The chilli chicken was hot but the heat was nicely off set by the samosa dishes. Was good to try some new dishes and we would definitely go and again.

XX
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is poorly decorated and has no ambiance. The menu has been printed using faded ink and the tiniest font I have ever seen for a menu. My two companions were not able to read it! The vegetarian/vegan menu was a waste of time. It was the main menu minus the meat and fish! Our waiter was nice and cheerful but it must be his first day on the job. He told us he has no idea about some of the menu items and the barman right behind our table had to chip in to explain! Cauliflower and lamb chops were not available. They apparently sold out during lunch. Could they not have restocked for the dinner sitting? Our waiter was not able to suggest alternatives and someone else had to come and help. Food arrived in random order and some items only arrived after our waiter was prompted! Food was nice but not brilliant especially given that it wasn’t cheap! Won’t be going back!

A
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food tries to be something different, but honestly, its not good. The service was freidnly but really poor. Waitress couldnt recommend a dish, or a preference of beers. When it came to paying, it took over 10 minutes as the ipads didnt work. The food is overpriced, small and frankly, not tasty. i dont know why this place has good reviews, the punjab around the corner is so much better.

S
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exemplary service from our waitress Zara, really well recommended dishes and look after us ever so well. Fantastic flavours not to forget too!

j
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

easy to get carried away ordering too much food in a large group when it becomes expensive- bottled beer at £5 feels too pricey- however the food is excellent- goat- prawns - aubergine outstanding- something for all tastes and persuasions among some slightly chaotic service . Would return for the food alone but exercise more caution when ordering to avoid a nasty surprise when the bill arrives.

C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal at Little Kolkata. The food was delicious and unusual and everything tasted very fresh. We would definitely go there again. We particularly liked the lamb chops and the goat.

B
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Bengali good is for those who have an acquired taste. Some will be hit and others will be a miss. The portions are small. We ended up spending just over £60 between the two of us. I don't think I'll come again as there are more options available in London if you want to try Bengali cuisine that is hearty and not too expensive. The best thing about the restaurant is the ambience and decor. Service was ok. They could have been warm and friendly. There are wonderful tasty Indian street food restaurants in London.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Bengali food in the heart of London

N
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted with the warmest of welcomes on the door, we didn’t catch the women’s name, however she was so accommodating!
Our waiter Akmal could see we were undecided on the menu and kindly ordered for us taking in lots of our preferences, we were so impressed with the spread! Thank you!

CN
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent professional service accompanied by delicious dishes especially their Jumbro prawn and Goat curry. Very busy and lovely ambience. Great beer choices too

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland and did not really have any taste . The roti was dry and hard

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food with good flavour

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We booked a table for 9:45 PM through Open Table, arrived at 9:47 PM

On arrival
Me: Hello, we have a booking for 2 people.

Waiter: we are sorry, the kitchen is closed.

Me: why did you take booking for 9:45 PM if the kitchen closes at this time.

Waiter: restaurant is open till 11 PM but the kitchen closes at 9:45, the booking system doesn’t understand this.

After a few minutes of not so great discussion, we were given a table and they requested to order quickly.

Food was not at all up to the expectation, I could not finish my food as it was tasteless. Take a look at the pictures and decide, does this Papad (papadum) and Chicken Muglai

Waitress Martha was courteous and tried her best to make it a happy customer journey but damage was done with conversation on arrival and later with the quality of food.

AR
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This was part of our wish list for a long time. Finally made it! The booking (using OpenTable) was smooth. We arrived bang on time, had to wait for only 5 mins or so as our table was being prepared.

Overall the food was good (4.5/5). Being a Bengali from Kolkata, I found it quite authentic. The best of the lot was Goat Kosha Mangsho (with Luchi) and House Special Lamb Biriyani. The IndoChinese Chilli Chicken was below par.

Service was slow. I felt they were understaffed. The seating was very cramped. The AC was not working and in the peak hours of Saturday night, it was really hot. We asked for the wifi credentials and it came really late.

The pocket pinch was around £150 for 5 adults and one 5yr-old.

Would love to come back, solely because of their food.