Indian fine dining concept Ooty has opened its first site outside the capital. Housed within Selfridges, Ooty Station is an all-day cafe and bar concept, serving contemporary dishes inspired by South Indian street food.
Head Chef Manmeet Singh-Bali, who previously worked at two Michelin-starred restaurants, and sous chef Niru Palakonda have curated a menu of traditional bar snacks with a British twist. This will consist of light bites such as Malli chicken wings and mutton methi samosa, alongside larger bowls of Kerala lamb stew with coconut rice, and koshimbir salad made with pearl barley, smoked cashew nut and puy lentils.
The 40 cover space also includes an outdoor seating, perfect for enjoying hot-grilled treats under the sun. Guests can now chomp away on enticing homemade dosa filled with garlic-tempered soya spinach, lime and curry leaf lamb, suitably accompanied by a menu of exotic cocktails. Inspired by the owners travels around the subcontinent, it features the signature Negrooti, Station Elixir and Hillside Fizz.
The original Ooty concept is located in London’s Marylebone, and is headed by Singh-Bali. It also features a downstairs bar concept and its own casual dining concept launching this month.