An all-new South Indian concept restaurant is opening in Marylebone. Ooty is a fine dining experience split into three parts, with acclaimed ex-head chef of Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia London at the helm.
Taking over the space previously belonging to Gavin Bistro de Luxe, Ooty will focus on ingredients and cuisine from India's southern regions, inspired by the owners’ family holidays. To top it off, they’ve got Head Chef Manmeet Singh Bali promising to cook up a storm in the kitchen. He will be bringing his experience from award-winning London restaurants, as well as knowledge from his time spent in a traditional house kitchen in India.
The menu will include dishes such as Tellicherry crab fry with zesty coconut crab relish and tomato chutney, guinea fowl basmati rice, egg salan and cucumber yoghurt pachadi, and fennel lamb shoulder with pine nut and pickled baby shallots. There will also be a number of vegetarian dishes including almond and pea cake, crispy pepper asparagus, wasabi chutney and asparagus shavings.
The basement bar, also known as Ooty Club, will serve cocktails inspired by railway journeys through India. The decor and finishes will replicate the look of 18th Century lodges, taking guests back in time while sipping on expertly-mixed creations. Upstairs then will then house Ooty Station, opening in the summer, a casual restaurant serving lighter snacks. Guests will be able to visit Ooty from the 14th February with 50% off food between 14th-16th February.