Oudh 1590 is India's first period dining restaurant where customers can experience the traditional Nawabi culture of Awadh or Oudh through authentic Awadhi food, costume, music and ambience recreated tastefully.
Oudh 1590 takes you back in time to the era of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the gourmet king of Awadh, and his royal Khansamas who created a legacy with their culinary masterpieces.
Artistic Awadhi murals, grand architecture, glass chandeliers, bronze crockery and cutlery, iconic Thumri and Ghazals playing in the background and impeccable service - the ambience at Oudh 1590 has been carefully crafted to transport you to the enchanting Awadhi era and rekindle the aura of Shaam-E-Awadh for the connoisseurs of good food.History of Awadhi Cuisine
At Oudh 1590, we believe that period dining is not just about food. It is about creating an experience to remember. Our aim is to offer our customers the best of Lucknow - authentic Awadhi food, ambience and décor.
We strive to uphold the rich standards of Awadhi cuisine and culture.
The brains behind this "Period Dining Experience" are brothers Shiladitya and Debaditya Chaudhury who started Oudh 1590 to further explore their passion towards food. After innumerable visits to Lucknow and thorough research on Awadhi cuisine and culture, they decided to create an altogether new period dining experience with Oudh 1590.
A vast traveler and connoisseur of good food, Shiladitya, along with his younger brother Debaditya, opened Oudh 1590, a first of its kind period dining restaurant, in the year 2013.
Buoyed by the success of Oudh 1590's flagship outlet, the duo opened three more outlets of Oudh 1590 over the years.
As a successful restaurateur duo, they also set up 'Chapter 2' - a retro themed restaurant that recreates the iconic food and music culture of Kolkata's Park Street during 1950s.
While food has been his first love, Shiladitya is also a passionate wildlife photographer and a music composer. His annual wildlife exhibition in Kolkata is very popular, especially among wildlife enthusiasts and animal rights activists.
Shiladitya also has to his credit a couple of coffee table books on wildlife and is a regular contributor to various leading newspapers and magazines. He is also the Joint Editor of 'Environ', a publication on conservation of wildlife.
Shiladitya's humanitarian initiatives include his close association with 'Nature, Environment and Wildlife Society' (NEWS), an NGO working towards restoration of mangroves and enabling alternative livelihood opportunities for the villagers of Sundarbans.
A globe trotter and an ardent foodie, Debaditya, with his wealth of experience gathered from travels around the world, entered the restaurant business in 2010 with his 'Chowman' chain of restaurants.
It was Debaditya's in-depth industry knowledge and desire to offer customers the best in Chinese cuisine at most affordable prices that led to the birth of 'Chowman' and its phenomenal expansion in a short span of time. Today, Chowman has ten outlets across Kolkata and is one of the most popular food destinations in the City.
It was in 2013, when Debaditya, along with his brother Shiladitya, gave Kolkata its first ever period dining restaurant, Oudh 1590, serving authentic Awadhi delicacies amidst an ambience fit for the Nawabs.
While his passion for food is evident from his restaurant ventures, Debaditya is also a lover of music. Debaditya made a name in Bengal's music industry with his Bengali band 'Lakkhichhara' in 1998. 'Lakkhichhara' emerged as one of the most popular Bangla rock bands in West Bengal and many of the band's hits are still a craze among the youngsters of the city.