An unstoppable culinary crusade…
Speciality Restaurants Ltd. is the name of a grand and passionate journey of flavours, unraveling authentic cuisines and sharing them with the world. It started as a tiny restaurant created by a bunch of foodies for some more foodie friends and even after 123 renowned restaurants and eight award winning cuisines, we are proud to say it still remains a Restaurant Group by the foodies, to the foodies and for the foodies.
Because at the heart of the group lies the passion of Anjan Chatterjee, and his weakness for good food that turned into a great strength for Speciality Restaurants! He started Only Fish in 1992 with the nostalgic flavours of Calcutta, in the fast lane of Mumbai. The forty by forty square feet crowded dining place drew gourmets and food critics alike with the unique flavours of Calcutta. Anjan Chatterjee realized the dearth of speciality cuisines and wanted to make good the lack of authentic flavours in the stand-alone.
From a crowded dining place to fine dining destination was a leap of faith, passion and grit. Speciality Restaurants Group had two flagship brands, Oh! Calcutta and Mainland China by 1994.
In May 2012 , Speciality Restaurants added another feather in its cap with a successful Initial Public Offer (IPO) in a very challenging economic environment and thus became the first and only public listed company in the stand-alone fine dining restaurant category in the country.
In 2014, it has India’s largest fine dining chain of Chinese restaurants - Mainland China; India’s most awarded cuisine, Oh! Calcutta, new and raring Sigree Global Grill and Café Mezzuna which have to their credit TOI Good Food Awards in their first year itself, Sweet Bengal as an award winner for the best mithai and Hoppipola besides a few other brands like Sigree, Machan, Flame & Grill, Haka. The best part of the story is yet to come – it is going global, pushing boundaries in Middle East, Africa, UK and beyond.