The literal translation of Maharajas, Maha meaning “great” and Raja “king” were the rulers of the greatest states in India, truly powerful and wealthy enough to be considered ‘great’ monarchs. With teams of chefs and the widest selection of ingredients available their love of food and sports, especially polo “The Sport of Kings”, is legendary.
Once the polo games reach a finale, the feasting begins. The Maharajas are so keen to impress their visiting guests (Meheman) with their sporting prowess, and even more so with their culinary offerings. The presentation and quality of the food being so impressive that the dinner (Bhojan) would take prime position within the occasion.
Recipes are prepared using only the finest and freshest ingredients, and passed from generation to generation, with families of chefs (Rasaoiya) still serving the same Royal families to this day. The knowledge and skills are as important as the ingredients when preparing dishes that are not only aromatic and full of flavour, but impressive and memorable. The chefs and butlers (Khhansama) are highly regarded, as they are the ones with the responsibility to ensure every guest has the best possible experience.
We have over 20 years experience in cooking for and entertaining guests in our restaurants and have taken this opportunity to launch Calcutta Club with our new and exclusive menu. We have created recipes inspired from across many of India’s rich regional cuisines, and while we still have the “Timeless Classics” that you know and love, we are proud to offer you future favourites, specials exclusive to the Calcutta Club.
Our desire is to treat you in the way that the Maharaja’s and guests at the Polo Clubs in India are treated. Our staff are here to answer any questions you may have about flavours and tastes, making sure that all our guests have the best selection of dishes, be that a lighter “first chukka” starter or a “second chukka” main course. We also can accommodate sectioned dining areas in The Club Room and The Veranda.
Here at the Calcutta Club in Nottingham our endeavour is to make the meal and experience memorable and enjoyable, over and above expectations each and every time.
“Best in the Midlands”
“Dishes are suitably decadent, from monkfish curry to the handmade lachha paratha.”
- The Sunday Times -