A dollop of Bengal – Quest Mall

Q ended up giving me sleepless night for the lack of options to write on. So I decided to feature one of the latest offerings of the city in tems of the mall cuture – Q for Quest Mall.

Quest Mall –

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Quest Mall exterior view- Pic Courtesy : Official Website

Located on Syed Amir Ali Avenue in Park Circus area of Kolkata, Quest Mall is a new addition to the city that already boasts of Forum Mall, Acropolis Mall, South City Mall, Mani Square and the two City Centre Malls. Yet what stands out in this luxury retail hub is the huge number of international brands that have launched their stores here. Its impressive facade is a mesmerizing interplay of solar-powered lighting against a modern and energetic asymmetrical structure – inspired by India’s varied culture and natural beauty. With a shopping area of 730,000 sq ft and parking for 1,300 vehicle, it is one of the largest malls in the city.

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The lighting effect on fountain at the entrance of the mall

The sleek entrance to the mall has a fountain that changes color as per the lighting offering a gorgeous view to the visitors. The ground floor is home to most of the reputed international brands like Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Gucci. The rest of the floors have an equal range of impressive outlets of  the likes of The Body Shop, Allen Solly, Fab India among others. Starmarks is a book lovers delight.

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Couple of stores inside the mall

A Spencers outlet and a children’s play zone Kool Kidz are located in the basement. Inox Insignia is the desired place for movies.

The fourth floor has a food court with outlets of KFC, Pizza Hut among others. Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurant serving American – Continental cuisine is also located on the same floor.

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Chili’s at Quest Mall

 

The fifth floor has an array of fine dining restaurants that makes it a preferred hub for food lovers. From Bombay Brasserie serving Indian cuisine to the pub Irish House, the continental cuisine eatery Serafina and the only Michelin star restaurant in the city – Yauatcha, this floor is nothing short of delightful experience for gastronomic adventures. Also, the gorgeous view of Kolkata sky from Yauatcha and Chili’s is a sight to behold.

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Delicious Indian cuisine at Bombay Brasserie

 

One of the most unusual aspects of this mall is that it is never too crowded making it one of the preferred options to visit with a toddler.

The personal angle –

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Kolkata sky from Yauatcha of Quest Mall

After moving back to Kolkata, this was one of the first malls that I had visited with our then less than-a-year old son. Having had first hand experiences of over crowded malls in Bangalore for a decade, it was a pleasant surprise to discover Quest Mall. Most of the restaurants have been explored by us multiple times over the last one year and each of these trips have always culminated in an amazing experience.

 

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? Ex-Banker turned Blogger/Writer/Solopreneur. Any qualifications? A Post graduate degree in Chemistry followed by Post Graduate Diploma in Management. I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots to what I do presently. Have I done any real work? If two years in Market Research and six years in Banking (three different Banks though) as Branch Head can be considered as real work. Where do I live? After a nomadic sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Food, travel, books and my two and half year old toddler son What is this blog about ? Sonia's musings is an attempt to channelize emotions through words and pictures hoping they touch a chord with my visitors.

18 thoughts on “A dollop of Bengal – Quest Mall”

  1. It is a very nice place. Recently I visited this place with Mousumi for watching the movie ‘Black Panther’. The mall is well decorated and well furnished with varieties. Generally, I do not have too much likeliness for malls, however liked this one 🙂

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  2. In Kochi, the Lulu mall is very well known and a place I visit with my family very often. The Quast mall sounds really promising but is there no multiplex in the mall?

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  3. I have heard about this mall many times, but havent yet had the opportunity to pay it a visit! Now after reading your description of the place, I feel like I must drop in there on my next visit ! 🙂

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  4. We have such a mall in our township that is really big — it gets tiring just walking from one end to the other. The stores are all brands from overseas as well as Indian, but mostly designer stuff. Just visiting such malls can be overwhelming! 🙂

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  5. Hahahaha…just when I was talking about sending updates of the upcoming blogger´s meet at Quest Mall, I see your post on the same with pictures. Looks like a perfect place at the perfect time. Have fun, all of you! 🙂

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