Review on Ooty
Named after a small town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a fine dining Indian restaurant located on bustling Baker Street in Marylebone. Occupying the former Galvin Bistrot De Luxe site, the restaurant is set over two floors and is the brainchild of close friends Pooja Nayak and Aseela Goenka.
The venue is divided into three spaces, the main dining room, a basement cocktail bar and Ooty station which will function as a casual, all-day operation. The restaurant is decked out in a sleek palette of green and pink, with walls decorated with panels displaying pretty foliage, pink chairs with gold accents and green banquette seating are set on chevron wood flooring.
Steering this ship of delights is Manmeet Singh Bali, the former Head Chef of Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia and Rasoi, who showcases a modern menu drawing on influences from southern India. Open your account with kid goat sukka, spinach and artichoke uttappam, pepper duck egg and lentil sambhar or from the sea prawn recheado, avocado red onion salsa, caramelized lime and nasturtium leaves. When it comes to main courses meat-eaters might opt for the lamb shank koora, lemon pinenut rice, coconut foam and plaintain crisps or for those who prefer fish there's keralan lime lobster, shellfish charu, bisque squid ink idli and chutney spoon. Close the show with desserts in the shape of apricot cardamon tart, clotted cream pannacotta, apricot puree and lemon meringue or fennel chocolate mousse, raspberry sorbet, rasberry gel, pistachio sponge and fennel chilli crumble.
To accompany the menu there's a carefully thought out wine list, together with signature cocktails.
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Manmeet Singh Bali
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 3.00pm Sat)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (6.00 - 11.00pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express