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11 Of The Funkiest Themed Places To Eat And Drink In India

Fancy a kofta in the Kaidi Kitchen?

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1. Kaidi Kitchen

Where: 12A, Camac Street, Kolkata.

The theme: An extremely strange choice for a restaurant theme, it features 'cells' where you can have dinner served by 'officers', while you get to dress up as... 'inmates'. Oh, what the hell. Looks like a ton of fun!

What's on the menu: Features a bunch of cuisines to choose from, including North Indian, Thai & Mexican.

2. Ciclo Café

Where: Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chitra Nagar, Kotturpuram, Chennai.

The theme: Celebrating the simple joys of cycling. Everything from the wall hangings to the lights are composed of bicycle parts.

What's on the menu: Usual café fare, but also serves Continental and Italian. The cheese cake and the caramel cakes come highly recommended for dessert.

3. 1857

Where: Ohri's Jalavihar, adjacent to Jalvihar Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Necklace Road, Hyderabad.

The theme: Decorated to represent the affluent times of British Raj in India, the restaurant boasts regal interiors and contains many interesting artefacts from the period.

What's on the menu: The food contains everything from international dishes to a mobile barbecue grill. The sizzlers are the most famous item on the menu, and with good reason.

4. Chor Bizarre

Where: Hotel Broadway, Asaf Ali Rd, Daryaganj, New Delhi.

The theme: As the name suggests, this restaurant looks like it could be constituted entirely out of trinkets from chor bazaar. Complete with a vintage car and a jukebox.

What's on the menu: Well known for its Kashmiri cuisine. Try the aloo bukhara korma or the ulte tawa ke parantha.

5. Bar Stock Exchange

Where: Shivani Industrial Estate, Opposite Times Square, Sakinaka, Mumbai.

The theme: Prices rise and fall with the change in demand for the drink, much like the stock market. A very interesting theme to cater to people who are on their way to getting completely turnt.

What's on the menu: Just look at that menu, everybody. Which so happens to be from the app. Chug away.

6. Haveli

Where: Grand Trunk Rd, Khajurla, Jalandhar.

The theme: Everything in Haveli is a tribute to the state of Punjab, right from the cots and food stalls to the life-sized truck just casually standing by the door. No biggie.

What's on the menu: An all-veg restaurant, it caters exclusively Punjabi cuisine. In keeping with the theme of the entire place, the food is decidedly grand.

7. Bhaijaanz

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Karima Khan

Where: Sherly Rajan Road, Rizvi Complex, Off Carter Road, Bandra West, Mumbai.

The theme: All Salman Khan everything. Seriously, EVERYTHING. This includes a photo frame of every movie Salman's been in, each of which has a 10 rupee note with a serial number that matches the movie's release date.

What's on the menu: Regular food items, but with hilarious names like 'Anda Apna Apna'. However, they do serve drinks other than Thums Up. Please serve only Thums Up in a Salman Khan restaurant, people.

8. Swing

Where: Level 4, Platinum Tower, Ambience Mall, Gurgaon.

The theme: Swing pays homage to the world of golf, as is evident from the decor. It even includes its very own golf simulators, where you can actually learn the game.

What's on the menu: Swing serves delectable Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. The Indian non-vegetarian platter is a must try.

9. Café Torque

Where: Basant Lok, PVR Priya Complex, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.

The theme: If Ciclo Café excites cycling enthusiasts, this is where the big boys come to party. Dedicated entirely to the passionate world of biking, including biker jackets for seat covers.

What's on the menu: Serves a wide assortment of continental food and drinks. The menu is also inspired by the world of biking.

10. 70mm

Where: Ohri's at Jalavihar, Adjacent to Jalvihar Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Necklace Road, Hyderabad.

The theme: 70 mm is a cinema fanboy's dream come true, as everything inside is inspired by the world of Bollywood. Don't freak out if you run into some of your favourite iconic movie characters.

What's on the menu: 70mm has a sprawling buffet menu, which covers cuisines like Indian and Chinese, as well as an extensive dessert selection.

11. Chokhi Dhani

Where: 12 Miles, Tonk Road, Via Vatika, Jaipur.

The theme: Essentially a chain of resorts, Chokhi Dhani prides itself on providing the complete experience. You'll be forgiven for thinking you've been dropped into an authentic Rajasthani village.

What's on the menu: The menu is also composed of completely Rajasthani cuisine. Everything from the sag kadi-besanri and achar kain sangri ro is prepared in the traditional manner.