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The Culinarium is a Pastry, Breads and Dining restaurant situated in Ketti, in The Nilgiris, it is located almost exactly between the towns of Coonoor and Ooty. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful Ketti valley and is surrounded by scenic terraced fields and is located conveniently just off the main road and has adequate parking facilities. The management is proud to say that the restaurant is fully equipped for wheelchair access. The Culinarium has just opened in May and is already a much talked of and admired restaurant for its exquisite architecture, scrumptious food and best in class service. The Dining cuisine is European, varied in its flavours and encompasses such country side classics
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Discovered this little gem of a place on the Connoor Ooty highway. And a simply must must visit if you are in the area. Frech cuisine but just out of this world. The pot pie pastry was just delectable as were the bruschetta and the...olio de aglio pasta. And topped off by the excellent service by Adam and Harish. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2023

Had two great meals at The Culinarium this week. So refreshing to see hygiene and cleanliness everywhere. Friendly staff who know the extensive menu well, good veg options.Would recommend to anyone who wants a delicious western meal.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023 via mobile

Great food, great service and a fantastic ambience. They have a variety of French dishes to try which is very unique in the locality

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Food is very good. We had the Potato croquettes, vegetarian pot pie, spinach cannelloni, roasted pumpkin & zucchini soup, potato soup, chefs Salad. And for desserts we had the chocolate mousse, peanut praline ice cream and creme brulee. The croquettes and pot pie were okay,...the rest of the food was excellent. In desserts, the creme brulee was great and the others were okay. Was disappointed that some of the items on the menu were unavailable, like the mushroom lattice. Getting a table here can be an effort as people jus chill, soaking in the view and don't vacate the table soon. So despite having a confirmation that we'll get a table, we still had to wait over 30 min. But the food was worth the wait. Recommend reserving a table here if you are planning to visit. The staff is hospitable and very well versed in English, which is quite heartening for people who don't speak Tamil.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 October 2023

This Review is to Personally Thank the Security Guards Manning the Entrance of Culinarium for Their very spontaneous Humane Gesture of Helping my Aged Father get out of the car , getting a chair and ensuring that he doesn't have to walk all the way...to the Hallway maintaining Absolute Silence without any Questions asked regarding the purpose of visit . This happened On my Return of day trip to Mettupalayam with My Aged Parents My Mother who was an avid user of Pony wanted to stop at Culinarium to explore the store.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

Beautiful view, creatively curated menu, and wonderful staff. Loved the bakery products. The place is very easy to access as well

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023 via mobile

The place is great with good ambience and nice location. The price point may seem little high for some but totally worth it because the food the serve deserves it . The food choices are plenty and they have vast options like bakery items ,...pot pies , Lasagna, pizza , ice creams , pasta , fish and chips and other continental items. They have a small area for purchasing clothes as well They have ample parking space also . The person in charge Mr. Manoj was very sweet , helpful & welcoming . Had a nice timeMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

Firstly,no cloth napkins but tissues available.secondly the starter came after the main course. The food was very average for the price of the dishes.Lamb goulash was very average and the lamb pot pie was pathetic.Three measly pieces of lamb which was like rubber with some...sauce in a pie. The accompaniment of salad was really sad.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Located on the Highway from Mettupalayam to Ooty. Amazing place. Food was great. Must try the apple cake. Coffee was also great. The view was great from the windows, since it overlooks the Ketti vally. Next door to it is the Pony Crafts shop which...is a factory outlet of the Pony Needle factory at Ketti. That is also worth a visit for the amazing variety available. Service was good, and they leave you alone, if you just want to linger to soak in the atmosphere and the view.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

The food and the bakes were outstanding. The quality of food was excellent and delicious. A must try pot pies and the ice creams too. It was a delight to dine here. Keep up the quality & service.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023

OK and hyped place. It was highly recommended by a celebrated personality. Was very disappointed. poor service, lot of noise from the other guests, probably known to the owners

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 March 2023

Food and service was amazing....the team simply cannot do enough for you...they even bought a cake out for the birthday boy....brilliant night...

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Possibly the best fine dining restaurant I Coonoor. Lovely interiors, courteous staff, a rather extensive menu. Might be on the pricier side. But premium food, and service is what you are consuming at that price.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Excellent service. Ram is a people’s person. We were recommended by a friend and food as well as the service turned out to be great. We absolutely loved the ambience, the vibe and even the presentation of food. I will recommend the restaurant to all...my friends travelling to Ooty & Coonoor. Cullinarium added thr cherry to the cake (the trip). Kudos to the teamMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

This is a beautiful restaurant -- such a surprise for us. The salad was outstanding made from organic lettuce and veggies which they grow themselves. The view, decor, service and general level of cleanliness, elegance and hygiene were outstanding -- and the quality of food...matched it all. Coffee, dessert, the lamb pie that we had were all excellent. But I was rather stunned at the prices of some of the main courses! Would make most top restaurants (non 5 *) look inexpensive. Well whatever ...their choice. You have plenty of choices at all price points!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Hi, I am not really sure of the beverage list, since mostly we have ordered some juices or "mocktails". I also think you could get directly to the "CULINARIUM' website, and not only look at the menu , but possibly also at... More
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About 2K without drinks.
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Yes, The Culinarium offers takeaway services.

The Culinarium is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5