A new three-part Indian restaurant is taking the place of Galvin Bistrot de Luxe on Baker Street after the French restaurant closed last year. Ooty, which’ll be made up of a fine dining restaurant, a casual restaurant (Ooty Station) and a basement cocktail bar (Ooty Club).

Chef Manmeet Singh Bali (previously head chef at Vineet Bhatia London, which didn’t blow us away so we’ll be interested to see how Ooty compares), is in charge of the restaurant and is focusing on the food of southern India. That means you can expect dishes like Tellicherry crab fry with coconut crab relish; fennel paneer with samphire pulao and Hyderabadi tomato kut; guinea fowl biryani; Keralan lime lobster with shellfish charu and squid ink idli; and Goan chicken cafreal with cucumber rolls.

Whilst the casual part of the restaurant won’t be opening until the summer, the Ooty Club bar, decked out like an 18th century lodge, will be up and running, taking inspiration from railway journeys across India. And if you want to get in there first, Ooty will be knocking 50% off food from 14th – 16th February, so book yourself in.

And be sure to check out which other Indian restaurants we love right here.

Opens Thurs 14th February 2019
66 Baker St, London W1U 7DJ

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