One of Bangalore’s favourite weekend destinations, Ooty is a hilly paradise that offers much to the traveller. There’s plenty to see and do, and, yes, there’s also copious amounts of food to be devoured. On a holiday here or even if you are staying in the nearby Coonoor, putting food on top of your agenda will earn you delicious rewards. From cosy cafes to plush restaurants — Ooty has everything to make your belly happy. LBB picks the top 5 restaurants that you have to try when you travel to the hill station next.

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Earl’s Secret

Photo source: Littlearth Group

Photo source: Littlearth Group

Located at the King’s Cliff property, Earl’s Secret gives you the opportunity to dine like royalty. You can find a spot in the cosy dining room, inside the heritage mansion. Or if you prefer a view of the green hills that surround, then head over to the glass house that’s sit amidst the sprawling gardens. Try their Continental offerings {they also serve Chinese and Indian} and you won’t be disappointed. Their Chicken Fillet Supreme is superb and their chunky, chocolatey Brownie with Ice Cream proves to be the perfect end to the meal.

Place To Bee

Photo source: Places to Bee

Photo source: Places to Bee

A restaurant that doubles up as a bee museum , how can you possibly resist? The largely Italian menu features locally sourced organic produce and many of the dishes have one ingredient in common — honey. Their salads, crepes, and wood-fired pizzas are very popular. And we recommend that you wash it all down with a cup of hot chocolate. They also have a wide selection for vegetarians and vegans here.

Willy’s Coffee Pub

Popular with students in the area, Willy’s is for when you want to do nothing but read a good book and nibble on some great food. They have a lending library at the cafe, from where you can select your read for the day before settling into a chair nearby. In between flipping pages, don’t forget to sink your teeth into homemade pastries, pizzas, shakes, and burgers. Here with your friends? Then, you can spend your time playing a few board games instead.

Savoy Hotel

Photo source: The Gateway Hotel

Photo source: The Gateway Hotel

Given that Ooty’s a popular pick from a romantic getaway, the Savoy Hotel {which is a Taj property} does a fine job of ensuring the romance. Come here on a date night and you are sure to feel the love in the air. The centuries-old property reeks of charm and you can settle in for a lavish meal that celebrates regional cuisine.

Clifftop International Cuisine

Part of the Hotel Welbeck Residency, Clifftop is a gem that not many have discovered. Patrons can’t stop by raving about the excellent service and hospitality that they are treated to every time they come by. Their steaks are a big hit. And so are their North Indian offerings. Do try the Rara Gosht, Dal Makhani, Lahsuni Murgh, and Garlic Naans when you are here. Also, the staff gives great suggestions so you may want to consult with them before you place your order.

Feature Photo: Places to Bee