Culinary experience in the hills


The Nilgiri hills have the charisma to send every visitor into a meditative state of mind. The lush greenery, appealing landscapes and of course, the soothing weather in the Nilgiris are captivating in every sense. What adds to the whole satisfying tourist experience of the hills is the delectable array of food options available. Here, we share the ten best eateries of Niligiris, approved by fellow tourists.

The Culinarium

Perched on the road leading to Ooty and Coonoor, this restaurant serves European cuisine with an English + American flair. The high ceilings and modern touch of wooden accents with white interiors and blue finishes make for an ideal ambience.

Open Kitchen

A chic pizzeria in the heart of Coonoor, Open Kitchen serves the best pizzas in town. The breakfast pizza is a dish one must try!

Café Diem

Overlooking hills amidst the fog, Café Diem in Coonoor mimics the comfort of a home, serving lip-smacking French food.


Ooty’s Shinkows has to be your stop when Chinese and Asian food cravings strike. A great place for sweet corn soup, chilly pork and fried rice, Shinkows is a must visit!

Place to Bee

A cosy Italian restaurant located in Ooty, Place to Bee also contributes to the environment along with a delectable food experience. The place is India’s first bee museum, imparting information on their ecological functions and more.

The Tandoor Hut

Primarily serving mouth-watering Indian dishes with Chinese and fast food, The Tandoor Hut in Kotagiri is where you can head for Tandoori chicken and kathi rolls.


Seemingly placed in the lap of nature, this multi-cuisine restaurant serves wholesome buffet and a spread of tempting desserts.

Tea County Restaurant

An eatery situated in Kotagiri, Tea County Restaurant serves Italian cuisine and fast food that is light on the tummy. The burgers, banana walnut cake and the milkshakes are our recommendations!

La Belle Vie

La Belle Vie in Coonoor is a villa restaurant offering a spectacular ambience along with Indian and European cuisine. Overlooking a green lawn with blooming flowers, the surrounding simply enhances the dining experience.

Now, no trip or holiday is truly cherished until it also has some culinary memories attached to it. Having built houses for sale in Kotagiri, Coonoor and Ooty and exploring the land well, we claim that your trip to the Blue Hills will definitely have those memories to it.