Mouthwatering Delicacies of Restaurants in Ooty

Mouthwatering Delicacies of Restaurants in Ooty 1Railway Station at the beautiful hill town Ooty, India – Photo Courtesy: Raj

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a spellbinding little hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu state in the south of India. A serene hill station, it has pleasant weather all year round that makes it a perfect hideout in summer. Known for its pristine scenic beauty that is very soothing to the eyes of a visitor, the description or this beautiful place in Ooty travel guide absolutely matches what one witnesses on ground.

Reaching this hill station is very easy by road or through the century old rail track that allows its passengers to enjoy a joy ride on a narrow-gauge train. Most of the youngsters from the nearby places love to ride over here on their two-wheelers, as the valley roads are very enthralling to maneuver their vehicles. Having reached the destination, one may either choose to start exploring the place, or get a place to stay or simply try the mouthwatering delicacies of restaurants in Ooty.


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Ooty Lake – Photo Courtesy: Swaminathan

The first two options are good, but the third is excellent in every manner. Restaurants in Ooty serve a variety of delicacies that not just include the local cuisines but an array of dishes. Some places are mentioned in Ooty travel guide and some are not, but one can always find out the non-listed ones. Here are few of the food joints of this marvelous place:


1. Nahar


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Nahar Restaurant, Ooty, India – Photo Courtesy: Nahar Group of Hotels

This is a favorite place for the vegetarian people who wish to feast on South Indian delicacies. This is one of the most famous and oldest restaurants in Ooty that one must not miss visiting. Situated at the main street intersection of Charring Cross, it is easy to locate.


2. Earl’s Secret


Mouthwatering Delicacies of Restaurants in Ooty 4Earl’s Secret, the restaurant at King’s Cliff, Ooty, India. You can sit inside, where the Earls sat, or in the glass house on the lawn. Photo Courtesy: The Little Earth Group

An outdoor glass restaurant that is unmatched in the entire vicinity, serves wholesome meals that are definitely not low budget. However, the quality and the ambiance make up for everything. Considering the excellent menu here, it is indeed the best place to dine sometime. Located next to the Holiday Inn Gem Park, it is very easy to find out.


3. C-Store


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The C-Store in Ooty, India

Right in the middle of the town, this place is a very good hangout spot for the locals as well as the backpack travelers who are cost conscious. This super-budget eatery serves a variety of dishes ranging from parathas, sandwiches and paneer fingers to a full-fledged thali, and all of them are extremely delicious.


4. Sidewalk Café


Mouthwatering Delicacies of Restaurants in Ooty 6Sidewalk Cafe, Ooty, India

It is an Italian joint that is situated in the hotel complex of Nahar on the Commercial Lane of Charing Cross. It serves pies, pastas, pizzas and all the bakery items cooked in the live fire wood oven. This place offers a completely different kind of dining experience that is worth a try.


5. Shinkows


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Shinkows Chinese Restaurant, Ooty, India – Photo Courtesy: Trip Advisor

Known for its authentic Chinese delicacies, which are not just excellent but come within the super-budget category as well. The famous chicken rolls and chicken noodles are its two delicacies that are the most sought after. The average platter of chicken noodles or the fried rice would suffice for two easily. For the Chinese food lovers, this is a ‘no miss’ restaurant.


6. Quality Restaurant


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Quality Restaurant, Ooty, India – Photo Courtesy: Trip Advisor UK

Located at Coonoor and Ooty, in Bed Ford and Coronation Avenue respectively, this is a place that specializes in vegan and non-vegan buffet, which is an absolute value for money. Among all the restaurants in Ooty, this is a fine place to visit at least once if not daily.


Chandralekha is a travel enthusiast, currently working with, an online India Travel Guide that helps you to plan your trip to India. Apart from this, she also writes to guide train travelers on irctc railway reservation, pnr status & all the Indian Railways related stuff.

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