The trip was completely unexpected and I had only a day and a half to explore this amazing town in West Bengal. Exhausted by the long trip I decided to crash into a restaurant first before any sightseeing. In the case of eateries this town would never disappoint a hungry traveller. Be it the chai at Chowrasta or a filling chicken platter at Keventers, Darjeeling has a lot to offer to its visitors. It was just when I was about to gulp down my first ever bowl of Thukpa that I decided to dig the town for more such experiences.
Kunga served me my first ever bowl of Thukpa, and it was utterly delicious. Run by a Tibetan family this restaurant definitely shares the warmth to its customers. Amidst the homely banter you can enjoy some of the most authentic Tibetan dishes here.
Location: Gandhi Road
Situated quite near to the Kunga, this place serves great Momos. Boiled or fried, chicken or mutton they have all the different varieties of them you can possibly imagine.
Location: Gandhi Road
Definitely one of the most popular restaurants in Darjeeling, this one has a legacy of its own. Breakfast at Keventers is always in the to do list of every tourist. Situated at the Hill Cart road leading to the famous Chowrasta, the location itself makes it special for filmmakers like Satyajit Ray and Anurag Basu. The chicken platter here turned out to be an absolute knockout.
Location: Hill Cart Road, Chauk Bazaar
Revolver is not a restaurant in the town. It is a hotel where I stayed. I got interested in the menu, which they offered for the guests. It had the mention of Naga platter and since I have heard a lot about the unique cuisine of Naga’s I decided to try it. A bowl of boiled rice and vegetables accompanied with some Smoked Pork and Chicken with fermented bamboo shoot. The whole meal turned out to be a great delight.
Location: Gandhi Road, Behind Union Chapel
Frequented by foreign tourists this restaurant is definitely a must visit if you are looking for simple yet healthy and a tasty breakfast. Try the Lemon-Ginger-Honey drink here and you wont be disappointed.
Location: Dr Zakir Hussain Road
There are lot more restaurants which are popular but I have listed just five of them according to my first hand experience