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Earl's Secret

Husein Haveliwala
Considered one of the best places in Ooty to have an authentic Italian meal, Earl's Secret, a restaurant located in King's Cliff Hotel, offers a variety of pastas, steaks, brownies, pies and much more to satisfy your palate. Located inside a restored colonial-era bungalow, this restaurant scores high on ambience.Where: Havelock Road, Police Quarters, Pudumund, Ooty
Debalina Gupta
Earl's Secret:This is the restaurant of the King's Cliff hotel, situated a little high up on a cliff , as the name suggests. This is an ancestral mansion belonging to Lady Maybn and Lord Reginald, the old british decor was indeed enticing. The sprawling lawn surrounding the restaurant also has seating arrangements. The food was absolutely delicious barring one dish - the pasta. Brownie is a must try and is definitely one of the best we have ever had. This place tends to get pretty crowded during the peak lunch/dinner hours, reserving a table or arriving early is suggested. Ample parking space available.Day 3:We head to Coonoor and decide to drive via Wellington.Wellington:Wellington is an army town(the regimental centre for the Madras Regiment of the Indian Army) and has been declared a 'Garbage Free' town, and it is indeed the cleanest place in Ooty with wide and well laid roads, it was a pleasure to drive around. Lined with British style cottages and bungalows, this town is charming in it's own way. The toy train passes through Wellington as well.With this refreshing drive through Wellington ending, we headed to the Lamb's rock, the overtly crowded Lamb's rock made us take a U -turn and head to Dolphin's nose instead (Lamb's Rock and Dolphin's nose are situated on the same road). We didn't regret it even a bit as the view was pretty much the same as Lamb's Rock, just from a different angle. Soon after we pushed off for lunch to:The Culinarium:
On the second-last day we wanted to experience breakfast at a restaurant called "The Earl's Secret" in Ooty. Although the hotel "King's Cliff" to which the restaurant is attached is at an enviable location, our experience was less than satisfactory. There was no coordination among the staff - we were told on phone that there would be a buffet (and even quoted the per-head price beforehand), there was none.