The Peerless Inn Kolkata 12, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Esplanade, Dharmatala, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700013


+91 9831780403 /
+91 9903034456

Operational Hours:

  • 12.30- 3.30 (Afternoon)
  • 7.30-11.00 (Evening)

A signature fine dining brand from The Peerless Inn, Kolkata, AAHELI was founded in 1993. Derived from Arabic word “AAHEL”, AAHELI means “AUTHENTIC”. True to its name, the restaurant serves authentic Bengali cuisine. The restaurant is one of its first, Bengali cultured restaurant in India.

The style of cooking at Aaheli requires lot of expertise of a chef, from the ability to gauge spice, mix marinades and to judge the heat and marinades to that perfect taste. At Aaheli one can enjoy from a wide spread of a la carte menu and also from a sumptuous thali menu.


The cuisine reflects the taste of Authentic Bengali dish, serving food from East & West Bengal, cuisine’s served at the household of Bengal’s Zamindari and those that were popularised by the Tagore Family.


Through theme based food festivals like Poila Boishak (Bengali New Year), Jamai Sasti, Durga Puja, Poush Parbon, etc one can enjoy exquisite. Each and every dish at Aaheli is cooked from freshly grinded spices. The style of cooking at Aaheli requires lot of expertise of our chefs, from the ability to guage spice; mix, marinate & judge the heat to that perfect taste. At Aaheli one can enjoy wide spread of A la Carte & sumptuous thali.


A unique concept, the restaurant offers sophisticated yet has an ethnic feel to it. The decor of the outlet reflects Bengali culture, folklore & etiquette. The decor comprises of imagery paintings of Bengal’s village life. A centre piece depicting an auspicious plant is a centre of attraction at The Peerless Inn. The flooring at The Peerless Inn, is done of mosaic with different design motif of Bengal art.

Guest at Aaheli are served food in bell metal, which typically reflects how one use to be served at a Bengali household. Tables are laid using mats made of cane which are common in Bengal’s art and craft, an oil lit lamp adds to the charm of the dinner. Napkins that is served to the guest is made of batik print, a print technique done by wax resistant dye. At AAHELI, guest are encouraged to have food with their hand in order to enjoy its true taste.

Awards and Accolades

‘Aaheli’, the Signature Brand has been continuously awarded by the Leading Groups across the country and even internationally.

Times Food Award 2015

Zomato User Choice Award

Times Food Award

Food Guide Award