South Indian restaurant Ooty has launched a casual dining concept in Selfridges Birmingham.
The restaurant in London’s Marylebone has unveiled Ooty Station offering a selection of cocktails, nibbles and street food.
The menu has been developed by head chef, Manmeet Singh-Bali, previously of Rasoi and Vineet Bhatia London, alongside sous chef, Niru Palakonda.
Dishes include lime leaf kheema, Chettinad chicken and traditional masala dosas all paired with sambar and coconut chutney.
Singh-Bali said: “Since the opening of Ooty earlier this year I’ve been working hard with Niru on developing the Ooty Station food menu. We loved creating the more refined and experimental dishes at Ooty, but with the station menu we’ve been able to be more playful, with the same fidelity to traditional South Indian flavours.
We’ve taken inspiration from the street food of our childhoods growing up in India, and the comforting pub food we know here in the UK, to create a unique offering which is perfect whether you want to drop in for drinks and a few light bites, while spending the afternoon with friends and family, or starting your Friday night after work with us.
Sam Watts, general manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “We love to be food pioneers in the city and Ooty Station promises to bring us authentic south Indian cuisine in elegant surroundings. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Ooty Station to the store because our discerning customers love seeking out surprises in our fantastic food hall.”