Calcutta Cricket Club
When I think of Calcutta I have idolized visions of a far away place that is exotic, cultured, elegant and exquisite but yet maybe a little 1960’s too. I had a Hollywood/TV version in my head, as having never been there. So when I walked into the Calcutta Cricket Club they had nailed it for me. This was my vision unfolded. So, I was so excited to poke around and see what they were all about. You know when there are birds chirping in the “loo” you have to be in a cool place.
Located at 340 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB, this is easy access from most parts of the city. There is a fair amount of parking in the area especially after 6. It was only a short Uber ride for me.
The leopard on the wall says it all for me, cool and sophisticated but yet playfully fun. The restaurant is another venture from the team, Thank You Hospitality, which consists of Cody Willis, Shovik Sengupta, Amber Anderson and Maya Gohill, who also head up the very successful Native Tongues Taqueria.
Not only is there great indoor dining but a lovely patio complete with blankets for our chilly evenings we are known for here in Calgary.
I had tried a couple of gorgeous cocktails at their grand opening, like their crushable gin and tonic which had some delicious sweet heat from mangoes and chili. I knew already they can nail some good libations so I was eager to try more. This Saffron Gin Martini was as smooth as silk! Loved the additional hint of lemon from the lemon oil!
Cheryl tried the Chin Music which is a blended scotch whiskey, chamomile grappa, dry curacao, orange bitters and lemon. It is so sexy with that large square ice cube and its exotic flavors.
Here is my lovely girlfriend Cheryl enjoying her night out!
To start off our feast we had ordered a Boti Kebab. These tender and tasty pieces of lamb are marinated in yogurt and spices and as you can see served up tapas style to share.
That is the style of eating at the Calcutta Cricket Club. Dishes are to be shared just like this amazing, mouthwatering Chili Chicken which is a must try!
We chose a dish to share from each of their five categories. It was a perfect amount for a very enjoyable meal. This Tandori Roasted Fish is from the Trophy Case section and changes daily. Crisp wonderfully spiced fish awaits you on this platter.
Nothing that we tried was spicy hot but a perfect balance of wonderful spices and flavors. Here is my plate showcasing stunningly good Parsi Prawns which I could have eaten all day long. We also ordered up basmati rice, raita (a cool yogurt dipping sauce) and mind blowingly good garlic naan! Possibly the best I have ever had, so pillowy soft!
To finish off our meal we shared a Jalebi which is almost like a funnel cake but dipped in a sweet sauce and then served on a bed of creme fraiche. Delightfully crisp and sweet. The perfect ending!!
The space is gorgeous, the food fantastic, the cocktails fun and flirty. This will be another smashing success for the Thank You Hospitality team, come and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Comments & Reviews
What a fun little place. The food looks delicious.
Brenda Kight says
This looks like a fun place to visit. I love patio dining and the food looks delicious!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks like such an amazing place! I would love to go there one day. It looks like such a unique experience.
Vera Sweeney says
What a cool place! The food and drink looks amazing, and I love that atmosphere. This is going on my list of places to visit.
That place looks really awesome! I love exploring new places that have fun food! All this food looks so good I wish I could personally check out this place.
Jenna Wood says
Wow, all the food is so beautifully presented! This definitely looks like a great place to try cuisine outside one’s normal comfort zone.
Those drinks look lovely!! Cheryl looks like she had a great time!
What a fun way to try something new. The drinks look delish! Cheers.
That looks like a beautiful place with some delicious food! If I ever go to Calgary, I will have to try it.
This looks like such a neat place. I love the vibe and the food looks tasty too.
Kelly Hutchinson says
Wow! The Calcutta Cricket Club sounds amazing! That Boti Kebab looks delicious!
The food and the drinks look so yummy! Looks like you all had a fantastic time!
That looks like a great place to go for some good food and drinks. Looks like you guys had a great time too.
Claudia Krusch says
Calcutta Cricket Club looks like a great place to check out. I would love to try the Chili Chicken.
What a super fun place to dine!
Shelley R Zurek says
What exotic choices are available at the Calcutta. Must have been fun to check the selections.
Looks like there is some yummy food and drinks! I’d love to check out this place if I was closer. Jealous!
It all looks so fantastic, I wouldn’t know where to start. Having dishes to be shared means I get to try even more. Hope to be there soon.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
whoah chilli chiken caught my attention, i like eating those with rice!! delicioso!
Wow! Everything looks so yummy! I love that dessert you got there-looks so darn delicious!
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says
Oh my lanta that food looks amazing! Made my mouth water just reading this post. The dessert really popped out to me, it looks so super yummy.
Cheryl Voelk says
Tara, thank you so much for taking me to Calcutta Cricket Club. The food was really great and I really loved the decor and the atmosphere of this little gem on 17th ave. I can’t wait to go back and enjoy a meal on that beautiful patio!
Tara Noland says
So happy you could dine with me!! Would love to do it again!!