Our Story

An unstoppable
culinary crusade...

Speciality Restaurants Ltd. is 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 129 renowned restaurants and confectionaries 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.

In May 2012 , Speciality Restaurants Ltd. made another accomplishment 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. As a feather in its cap, Speciality Restaurants Ltd. has just completed 25 years of its journey.

Speciality Timeline

  • 1992

    Only Fish

    Promoters launch the first restaurant under the name Only Fish which was later renamed Oh! Calcutta

  • 1994

    Mainland China

    Promoter open the first Mainland China restaurant in Mumbai

  • 1999


    Incorporated Speciality Restaurants Private Limited

  • 2007


    Private Equity infusion by SAIF

  • 2010

    50th outlet

    Opened its 50th outlet
    Opened its first international franchise in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • 2012

    Initial Public Offer

    Coming out with an Initial Public Offer (IPO) and was listed on the Stock Exchanges. Converted to Speciality Restaurants Limited

  • 2014

    Doha venture

    Joint Venture to open Mainland China in Doha

  • 2015

    100th restaurant

    Opened its 100th restaurant
    Opening of Mainland China and Sigree in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

  • 2018

    Offshore Expansion

    Opening of Mainland China, Colombo
    Opening of Asia Kitchen by Mainland China in Dubai