Fine dining Indian restaurant Ooty opened on Baker Street back in February and now its sister site Ooty Station is opening up right next door. Compared to the more formal main restaurant, Ooty Station is a casual cafe and bar serving Indian-inspired bar snacks, mains, and cocktails.
Ooty’s Head Chef Manmeet Singh-Bali (who won a Michelin star at Vineet Bhatia) is also behind Station’s menu which includes snacks like malli chicken wings; mutton methi samosa; and goat cheese with jalapeno, ghatti masala bun and apple chutney. More substantial dishes include Keralan lamb stew with coconut rice, and we particularly like the sound of the homemade dosas which will be filled with the likes of garlic soya spinach and lime and curry leaf lamb.
On the drinks side of things, there will, of course, be Kingfisher lager as well as Bombay Bicycle and other bottled beers. Cocktails will take an Indian flavour too, with the 'Rose Garden' featuring Hendrick’s gin with cold infused Indian rose petals, goji berry liqueur, egg white and bitters.
While the interiors will take a colourful and industrial slant, there’s also an outdoor terrace which is located off Baker Street and sounds like it will be an ideal place to be throughout summer, particularly if you want to catch Wimbledon or the cricket world cup as there’ll be a screen showing all the action.
More about Ooty Station
Where is it? 66 Baker St, (entrance in Dorset Street), Marylebone, London, W1U 7DJ
When does it open? June 7th (soft launch with 50% off food from the 7th to the 16th)
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