Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

August 21, 2017 Milan Banda

Popularly referred to as Ooty, this gem among southern hill resorts is covered in eucalyptus and pine trees and coffee and tea plantations. On a clear day, it's possible to see as far as the Mysore plateau from Dodabetta Peak, the district's most prominent viewpoint. The Stone House, a landmark 1822 bungalow, and St. Stephen's Church are remnants of the area's first British settlement. Also noteworthy: formal botanical gardens, a children's mini-garden and a contemporary art collection.
Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

1. Earl's Secret

Havelock Road | King's Cliff Hotel, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Chinese, Indian, European, Asian, Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 423 2452888/9
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 473 reviews

Earl's Secret

Reviewed By Lynda B - Essex, United Kingdom

We were lucky enough to stay here too. Food was lovely, with very generous portions! Staff were all very attentive if requiring just a little more training .... could not have been any friendlier though.
Our only complaint was the use of plastic straws. We felt they were unnecessary and went against the ethics of Earl's Secret and Ooty.
Other than that we really hope to visit again.

2. Nahar Sidewalk Cafe

52 A Charring Cross | The Nilgiris, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations Cafe, Fast Food, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$275 - HK$3,375 +91 98436 63439
Excellent
22%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 420 reviews

Nahar Sidewalk Cafe

Reviewed By Nikita S

Nahar is by far the best pure veg option available in the city especially for those who prefer an all veg restaurant. Many travelers comer from Mumbai, etc where food is incomparable with any other place in the world and hence they get fussy over food especially when they travel to South. Nahar to a large extent will be able to satisfy your hunger for taste as they serve a lot of variety like South Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, street food etc.

3. Willy's Coffee Pub

KCR Arcade | Walsham Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Excellent
42%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Willy's Coffee Pub

Reviewed By Nick D

Nice place to relax away from the beeping traffic. Up on the 1st floor it feels nicely tucked away. Cheap drinks and snacks/light meals. Tea was Rs14, Pepsi Rs15, Chapatti Paneer roll Rs60. Pizza wasn't great. Staff are chilled out and friendly.

4. Cafe Coffee Day

Old Coronation Theatre Building, Coronation Circle, Church Hill Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India Takeout, Seating, Television, Waitstaff Cafe Breakfast
Excellent
18%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Cafe Coffee Day

Reviewed By Alex - Bangalore

Well furnished large space. Product range is good. Many servers but in loud conversation. The customer is of les importance than their internal conference

5. Hotel Pankaj Bhojanalaya

Bharathiar Building 1st Floor Ooty | The Nilgiris, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 423 244 5829
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 364 reviews

Hotel Pankaj Bhojanalaya

Reviewed By pponnada - Bengaluru, India

Had :
Bhindi Masala : excellent
Paneer Butter Masala : very good
Roti : excellent
Methi Tepla : excellent
Kichidi - excellent
Kadi - excellent
Veg. Biryani - Oily
Curd Rice - Good
Overall food is excellent, were there in ooty on Republic day, 26th Jan'18

6. Taj Savoy Hotel, Ooty

77 Sylks Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +91 423 222 5500
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

Taj Savoy Hotel, Ooty

Reviewed By Alex G - London, United Kingdom

We stayed just one night at the Taj Savoy in India. It was in fact my second time there, the first time was 27 years ago.
The hotel is a welcome relief from the madness that is Ooty now, it has a beautiful lawn where you can take tea and imagine the days when it was occupied by officers of the army.
We had a two room cottage which was big enough for the four of us.
The negatives; The rooms are tired and could do with updating. I don't believe they've been changed since my first visit! Duvets would have been preferable to blankets and the heaters need to be replaced/upgraded as it was very noisy. The bathroom was marble but tired and stained, the hairdryer was useless. The curtains/blinds and fabrics were all tired and again could be updated.
The positives: However the beds were very comfortable and the old world furniture is charming. At night the fire was lit in our room which was fabulous and took the edge of the chill of an Ooty evening.
What really made our stay was the service. The dining room is wood paneled and has the air of elegance about it. The Head waiter took absolute pride in his job, as did his staff and our delicious meal was perfect.
The breakfast was a buffet and there was plenty of choice.
We were provided with water and provisions by the hotel for our long drive down the mountain which was a small touch but one that was memorable.
We hope to return again to the Taj Savoy, it's a comfortable and elegant hotel and I hope that there is some investment into updating the rooms, albeit without losing the old world feel and quaintness of the cottages.

7. Hyderabad Biryani House

Walsham Road | Commercial Road Junction, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television Chinese, Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 423 244 5080
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 353 reviews

Hyderabad Biryani House

Reviewed By Kumar S

A very nice place to eat authentic biryani and to enjoy the food. Very friendly staffs, good service. Food available up to 12 midnight. Nice and clean. A place to be with friends and family.

8. Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant

Sheddon Road, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +91 423 244 3066
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By bharathiraviprakash - chennai

Our second visit within a week , and we were not disappointed, delicious, spicy chinese food, served efficiently. We had chilli chicken, crispy fried lamb, water chestnuts in plum sauce, egg fried rice , Schezwan vege noodles and tofu , can only say we over ordered and coudnt do justice to all the yummy food.

9. Nahar Residency Hotel Restaurant

100 Main Bazar Road | Main Bazaar, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 643001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 423 244 4696
Excellent
27%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 151 reviews

Nahar Residency Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By vivek69 - kolkata

Very nice vegetarian food, we had south indian food which was yummmm. It has other restaurants as well for north indian, continental and has a huge parking space as well.

10. Pakwan India

Royal Valley Complex, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +91 423 244 5445
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Pakwan India

Reviewed By Divya S

We went for dinner after Reading reviews on trip advisor. We were pleasantly surprised with the clean set up and modern decor, the music and overall feel of this place. We had immediate and very attentive service. The menu is very extensive and suited our family of picky eaters. We ordered French fries and the pakwan platter for starters and both dishes were very elegant and delicious. The fries were made fresh, crisp and not very oily. We ordered Hakka noodles, and mix of North Indian dishes. Noodles must have been perfect as my son ate it up without a fuss. Their Dal Pakwan was the best Dal makhni I have ever tasted and if you know me, I have tasted quite a few across the globe. I also order their masala buttermilk which was spiced up with ginger, jeera, green chillies and coriander but wasn't spicy. It was a perfect accompaniment for my meal.
The service was above expectations. They seem to be well staffed with attentive people.
Great place and will surely go back again and would recommend to anyone looking for a tasty and elegant meal in Ooty.

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