Bloggers Meet at Kolkata’s new gastro-pub We.Desi

Modern on the outside but Desi from within!!


Kolkata: We.Desi, the perfect Modern Indian Comfort Food Gastro-pub opened its door to the people of Kolkata this September. Spread across 3000 sq. feet this Gastro-pub is quite spacious that can seat around 106 people. We.Desi has opened at 22, Camac Street that also houses some of the well-known restaurants like Shisha Bar Stock Exchange and The Factory Outlet.

Life is collection of moments that play an important role in our lives. The fragrance of a little sponge cake, the rich salty taste of butter melting on a bun dipped in hot chai, the sounds of a particular street, the soft touch of a companion’s hand or the wistful sweetness of a moment. The utterly unique moment is here, and then it’s gone. And the only trace left behind of its existence is an imperfect imprint on our minds. At, in our own small way we thought we could contribute to the capture of memory. The memory of having your favorite street food as a child or of the aroma of masalas at home. An amalgamation of our favourite meals from all over the country- Butter Chicken from Punjab, Mutton Vindaloo from Goa, Kashmiri Dum Aloo, Kolkata Macher Jhol is found here. Their innovative dishes include Crusted Mahi Tikka, We.Desi Paneer Cigars, Khichada and Soya Gola Kebab. Spice infused cocktails like Tandoori Narangi Martini, Tamatar and Kasundi Margarita and Beer Jhalfarezi are some of the special cocktails that bring out the distinct flavour of different states of the country.

Everything from the décor to the street food concoctions beckons to those who want to be inspired and immersed in a sensational culinary experience without the fuss of formal dining. Teamed up with Delhi chefs We.Desi has created an innovative and exciting menu based on Indian comfort food that will tickle you taste buds. Their extensive menu with more than 90 items on the list is exclusive in design and content.

We.Desi is the brain child of Shivangi Bhambani, who has done her Masters in Economics and International Human Resource Management from University of Manchester and MPhil in Economics from University of Cambridge. She is managing the new venture with the help of her husband Nikhil Bhambani, managing director of Shehnaz Hotel Pvt Ltd and We.Desi is a part of the group. “Desi is a term loosely used to define any and everything from our country. And since we are following a true blue Desi menu and getting your favourite dishes from all across the nation, collecting the myriad of flavours that the nation has to offer, we truly are Desi, hence We. Desi,” said Shivangi Bhambani on why she named the gastropub We.Desi. After Kolkata they have plans to expand the brand nationwide. “We aim to take We.Desi all across the country but our first aim is to start We.Desi Express, details of which will be shared soon,” added Shivangi Bhambani.

Pocket Pinch for two: Rs1200-1500 (with alcohol)


Block D, 5th Floor,

22 Camac Street

Kokata – 700016

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