Started in 1890, there were five such restaurants, and after feeding Calcuttans for decades, the restaurants shut shop one by one. There are only two of the five Basanta Cabins in Kolkata now. College Street, Moulali and then the one in Bhowanipore - which peaked in the 60s and was patronized by Uttam Kumar and Basanta Chowdhury. This is another place where people used to flock for “adda” along with good food.
Today the famous Basanta Cabin stands in the midst of a buzzing College Street pavement, and the passersby hardly recognize it.
The food Moghlai Paratha and Aloo Dum, Chicken cutlet, parathas, chicken kasha, and fish fry are good in taste. Here, parathas are thin but tasty, chicken kasha is delicious.
53, College Street,
Kolkata - 700073
Phone No. 033 22417040