Restaurant Place to Bee

  • Picture of a pizza inside a woodfired pizza oven
  • Picture of the main dining room at place to bee
  • Picture of tomatoes drying in the sun
  • Picture of the small kitchen garden with flowers and herbs

Place to Bee is not only a beloved Italian- and Indian fusion restaurant in Ooty but a social enterprise that builds capacity of local and community people. In 2007 India’s first Bee museum was established to educate the public about their crucial role as pollinators. Eight years later the restaurant was launched in addition to the Green Shop in the building. We promote the values of Slow Food Principles and connect the Bee Museum activities through our wider Keystone work with consumers, producers, culture, ecological realities and challenges. What are the Slow Food Principles? Slow Food is a concept that was founded in Italy in 1986, and it gives importance to locally produced goods, clean and fair food. It safeguards agricultural biodiversity which is at risk of extinction and gives visibility and the proper value to the supplying producers.

On our menu you will find not only traditional Italian food such as woodfired pizza and pasta, but a wide range of both veg- and non-veg dishes with Indian and Italian influences, not forgetting our popular desserts like the must-try banoffee pie! What makes Place to Bee unique is the premium ingredients we use in the restaurant and our support of small farmers. These efforts generate impact on many levels, such as creating an ecosystem to bring back traditional food, empowering small local farmers and perhaps, most importantly, reducing the carbon footprint by sourcing locally. Our restaurant is located on Club Road, Near Hill Bunk and has seating both indoors and outdoors overlooking our beautiful kitchen garden with our homegrown vegetables. If you are still not convinced to pay us a visit, check out our menu below and read a few of our reviews on TripAdvisor:
“Bee-yond your expectations” – nopatience2findaname, Bengaluru
“Amazing quaint place serving awesome Italian cuisine” – vikramv1, Mumbai
“Best pizza in Asia! Beautiful surroundings.” – Marc R, London
“Best Place in Ooty!” – Frances D, Toronto
Winner of Certificate of Excellence 2017-2019 TripAdvisor 
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 12.30 pm – 3 pm, 6.30 pm-9.30 pm. From 4 pm – 6.30 pm we serve snacks including sandwiches, rolls, coffee, shakes, juices and more!
To book a table:
Telephone: +91 89033 19465
Address: 176/A Club Road – Opposite Hill Bunk Petrol Pump, Ooty 643001, India