Ooty

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South Indian
Named after a small town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty comprises 3 distinct spaces; an 80-cover fine dining restaurant, 'Ooty Club' - a colonial-style basement bar and 'Ooty station' - an all day casual dining space and cocktail bar. The kitchen is headed up by Manmeet Singh Bali, formerly head chef at Michelin-starred London Vineet Bhatia and Rasoi, and in homage to its namesake, the menu offers a modern take on the refined, aromatic cuisine of southern India, with its abundance of spice and pulses, as well as fresh fish and vegetable-based dishes.

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What 37 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and good food and cocktails.

HP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was great, as was service

A
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant I have dined at. Went there for a business lunch and returned for dinner with friends. The chef does not disappoint. Each dish is served in style and the flavors are simply outstanding. It is hards to be innovative with South Indian cuisine, but this place makes it look easy. Dosa with mince stuffing that has a touch of lemongrass... or pineapple rasam with coconut foam... or the chat with lemon foam canapés. Every dish was amazing. Highly recommended. This place is a gem!

RB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best Indian experiences I've had. The food was SUPER tasty and that started with the poppadoms that came with jaw-droppingly tasty chutneys.

ET
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Vegetarian dishes: everything was excellent except paratha. That could really use some improvement. Would go again!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing how they handle it. The food is good, the place is cute and the wine list is just right!

M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and very pleasant service with some nice advice. Quiet especially given a Friday evening but that suited us.

A
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service excellent . Surprising presentation on the dishes .. great flavours .

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Walked upon this place while in London, good food and great service

A
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great for gluten free.
A gem in the area
Interesting food and a lovely environment

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The deco is very pretty.
The service was excellent
And the food delicious very well and beautifully presented...
little chocolates/ cakes/ pate de fruit with coffee were perfect when not wanting a coffee.

Will definitely go back, even if a bit expensive.

EK
London
284 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our Swiss friends said it was the best Indian food they’ve ever had and one has an Indian background.
Thank you for a memorable evening of good food, ambience and service.

L
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First class in all aspects. Wonderful and creative food!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was perfect!

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent. Authentic yet interesting. Good service throughout.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good place to eat convenient and local near baker street. Quality of food is great.

AS
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will certainly come back for another mouthwatering experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience

s
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Ooty was snooty - would not serve tap water.
We ordered too much food as server told us portions were single sized, but byriani could have fed 3 people - Unable to take a doggy bag home which is unfortunate and so food wasted which is a shame as pricy

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my brother-in-Law’s birthday and they gave him an excellent complimentary dessert. The food in general for the whole meal was outstanding!

Ooty
Responded on 5 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review and for selecting ooty to celebrate this special occasion. The entire team led by chef Manmeet are jubilant to see your review here. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Michelle Dias Restaurant Admin

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EK
London
284 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

WOW!!
A perfect new modern Indian with a twist in Marylebone who will give the other modern Indian a run for their money especially when it comes to service value.
Service was polite, warm, informative and thoughtful from being greeted at front-of-house to final check request.
Food was delightful! Layers of flavour, abundance of fresh seasonal produce and beautifully presented. Does was freshly made, sea bass in banana leaf was divine, tofu and spinach on roti
Can’t wait to check out Ooty Station!

Ooty
Responded on 5 August 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review. The entire team led by chef Manmeet are jubilant to see your review here. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Michelle Dias Restaurant Admin

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CS
London
50 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

This restaurant used to be buzzing when it was the French restaurant Galvin. Now in its new incarnation an air of pretentiousness has overwhelmed it. The food really is not Indian at all. It is very bland, almost tasteless and presented like European dishes. The place is dreary, the decor old fashioned (pink chairs!) and the background nighclub music annoying. We won't be back. Shame as we love Indian food and live locally.

Ooty
Responded on 10 June 2019

Dear ChrisS, I am equally disappointed to learn that you did not like our offerings and our décor. Please feel free to reach out on kenny.jacob@ooty.co.uk so I can have a detailed chat with you as I would love to welcome you back to the restaurant. With kindest regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This new gem is fantastic, an elegant ambiance, refined flavourful dishes, warm but professional service. Our server elli was extremely knowledgable about the dishes and everything she recommended was superb.

I have been twice and I will be back. Nicoletta the maitre and Kenny the manger are also outstanding

Ooty
Responded on 3 June 2019

Dear Guest, The entire team at Ooty are jubilant to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience with us. I am so glad the team impressed you with their passion and knowledge memorable and you found our offerings elegant and refined. Once again thank you for taking the time to share your review With kindest regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The food was expensive for the portion size of the main dish. There was very little meat on the lamb shank and the bread was oily

When my friend asked what the small piece of equipment was that contained liquid chilli, the waiter picked it off her plate, showed her how it worked then placed it on top of her food - not very hygienic

There was very little atmosphere

All in all very disappointing

Ooty
Responded on 10 June 2019

Dear Guest, I am so sorry to hear about your experience. Please reach out to me on kenny.jacob@ooty.co.uk so I can speak with you directly and have a bit more insight into your meal with us. With kindest regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all round experience. Superb food, service and ambience. Great bar downstairs to begin conversations in a relaxed manner and follow through into an airy and surprisingly congenial dining area. Great team in and out of the kitchen. Will grow in reputation — already a class act.

Ooty
Responded on 3 June 2019

Dear Mr. Ravi , Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review. The entire team led by chef Manmeet are extremely thrilled to to see your review here and especially since we are a new opening We will be opening our all day dining bar, Ooty station in June and I would certainly recommend to try this space. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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BM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service - most authentic food!

Ooty
Responded on 31 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review. The entire team led by chef Manmeet are jubilant to see your review here and we are so pleased you enjoyed our offering's We will be opening our all day dining bar, Ooty station in June and I would certainly recommend to try this space. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great tasty experience. Thank you Ooty!

Ooty
Responded on 31 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review. The entire team led by chef Manmeet are jubilant to see your review here. We will be opening our all day dining bar, Ooty station in June and I would certainly recommend to try this space. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service with outstanding food and presentation. Very hard to find an Indian (contemporary) restaurant with all
Of the above but Ooty ticks all the boxes and more. Bravo!

Ooty
Responded on 11 May 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review, it means a lot to us especially since we are a new opening. the entire team is over the moon to learn that we managed to exceed your expectations. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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SB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Foods was delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

Ooty
Responded on 11 May 2019

Dear SBLondon, At the outset many thanks for sharing your feedback. It means a lot to the team especially since we are a new opening. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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FY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was excellent modern Indian food in London.With a nice and friendly Chef .

Ooty
Responded on 11 May 2019

Dear FawziY, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review, it means a lot to us especially since we are a new opening. Glad to hear that you met our head chef Manmeet too. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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PL
Surrey
12 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Looking forward to our next meal there!

Ooty
Responded on 11 May 2019

Dear PrasannaL, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review, it means a lot to us especially since we are a new opening. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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S
Cancun
15 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and everything I had was absolutely delicious

Ooty
Responded on 11 May 2019

Dear Sophie, Thank you ever so much for your kind review. All of us Ooty are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you hopefully in the not toon distant future. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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WB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Ooty as a group of 3 and all of us were very impressed by the standard of the cooking. We spent ~£75/head with wine, so not cheap however entirely worth it. The service was also excellent, only the atmosphere was a little lacking, but it is a big space and we were there on a Monday.

Overall I would recommend Ooty above nearby Michelin-starred Trishna, it was the most interesting and some of the best-executed Indian cooking I’ve had.

Ooty
Responded on 11 May 2019

Dear WillB, Thank you ever so much for your 5 star review, the entire team is over the moon to read your warm comments. We look forward to be at your service soon. With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had an early dinner at Ooty on a Saturday night. I have to say we had booked last minute and didn’t really have any expectations as such. What a wonderful surprise we had. The service and food were excellent, there were one or two minor details on a couple of the dishes that were not quite A1 but overall we really loved it. Standouts were the scallops which were perfectly spiced and the lobster which we soft and succulent with a lovely charred flavour.

Ooty
Responded on 12 April 2019

Dear Mr. Mathew, Thank you ever so much for your 4 star review, it means a lot to us especially since we are a new opening. If you could kindly elaborate on the minor details on some of the dishes it would indeed help us fine tune our offerings. Please feel free to reach out to me on kenny.jacob@ooty.co.uk We look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future With Kindest Regards, Kenny Jacob Asst General Manager

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GH
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service.

Ooty
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear GHYD, Thank you ever so much for sharing your review and this means a lot to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. With kindest regards, Kenny Jacob

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L
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb!!!

Ooty
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you ever so much for giving us a 5 star review and the entire team is over the moon. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. With kindest regards, Kenny Jacob

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A
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunch menu was really good, the options were nice and there were gluten free options too which I loved!

Ooty
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Anna, Thank you ever so much for giving us a 4 star review and the entire team is happy to learn that you enjoyed our lunch menu and the gluten fee options . We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. With kindest regards, Kenny Jacob

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