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Time - 6AM to 12AM
Avg Cost for two - Rs.400
Cuisines - Kerala - Traditional , Kerala - Malabar , South Indian
Serve - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Drinks and Juices,
Suitable for Family , Friends , Food Explorers
Your trip to Calicut won’t be complete without a visit to Paragon Restaurant here- a legendary name among restaurants in Kerala. Famous for its Biriyani, this easily recognizable hotel is situated at Kannur road near head post office and functions from 6 AM to 12 PM in the night on all days. Special Meals, Beef Chilly, Nadan Grilled Chicken and Fish Mango Curry are some of the other specialty dishes available at this restaurant.
Paragon Restaurant holds a reputation among people from all walks of life not only in Calicut but across the state of Kerala. But with name and fame come lots of responsibilities too. This grueling task of maintaining the brand image and delivering customer satisfaction each and every day is handled efficiently by the staff of this restaurant. This dedication and excellence in quality of food and service is what makes this hotel different from other restaurants in Kerala.
Paragon Restaurant has a single branch in Calicut and it is located at Kannur road near the head post office beneath the fly over. From Bank Road you have to take a turn just after crossing ‘Delecta Bakery’ and go beneath the fly over and further take U-turn on Kannur road to reach this restaurant. Established in 1939 by Govindan, Paragon Restaurant has been delighting gastronomes for over seven decades now and is presently run by the third generation of his family.
Four separate dining areas are set up keeping in mind the different types of people visiting this restaurant. The first dining area is meant for the local customers who mostly like to enjoy the local Malabar cuisines. Hence, none of the specialty dishes are served in this dining area. There is a special dining hall and a comparatively small air-conditioned dining space along with it. This area functions as a proper multi-cuisine restaurant. A deluxe air-conditioned area is available on the first floor for premium customers. The dishes served in this floor are prepared in a separate kitchen and the orders are delivered to the respective tables by more experienced waiters.
‘Chicken Biriyani’ cooked in authentic Malabar Dum Biriyani style is the most popular dish here. This biriyani is commonly prepared for all the four different dining areas. Truly Malabar Dum Biriyani can’t get better than this. The chicken inside the finely-cooked biriyani rice is tender and juicy and is served with pickle, salad and chammandhi.
‘Fish Mango Curry’ is a specialty item from their sea food menu. The price of the dish varies with the type of fish used in the preparation. The gravy is prepared with pieces of raw mango and coconut milk that makes this dish finger-licking good. This curry is a must-try along with Vellayappam. ‘Beef Chilli’ is an evening special cuisine of this restaurant. Water is not used in the preparation of this dish to boil the beef. Instead the meat is left in the pan for long time to get cooked by itself until it shrinks and the flesh becomes soft.
‘Special Meal’ comprises an array of items that accounts for a fulfilling treat. The rice is served with two types of fish curry- yellow and red in colour, five different types of side curries, curd, payasam, pappadam, chutney, chammandhi and pickle.
This restaurant is a favourite of many celebrities who would consider their stay in Calicut incomplete without having food from Paragon Restaurant. This hotel also owns a bakery situated right next to it. Well if you are planning for a family get-together or any special occasion, you can avail their catering service too.
The restaurant has a separate waiting and delivery area in case you want to take away a parcel of your order. There is also a huge separate parking area available for the customers with valet service. The kitchen of this restaurant houses the best chefs in the town and few of them have been working here for decades now. When you visit this restaurant you will understand that taste is not the only yardstick that sets this place apart but the attention given to each and every minute aspect of the hotel is what makes Paragon Restauranta hands down favourite among food lovers in Calicut and beyond.
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