Bhoomi Kitchen in Headington has made it into the Michelin Guide, after being open for just over a year – the first ever Indian restaurant in Oxford to be given a spot.
“for Michelin to recognise the detail in what we do so quickly is a huge honour”
The Michelin Guide is composed of some of the best gastronomic destinations in the world, and only six Oxford restaurants have made it into the recent guide.
Bhoomi Kitchen is now listed alongside 215, Oli’s Thai, Pompette, The Magdalen Arms and Arbequina as Oxford’s Michelin offerings.
It joins two other new entries for Oxfordshire which include The Double Red Duke in Clanfield (https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/review-why-everyones-talking-about-new-cotswold-pub-the-double-red-duke-in-clanfield/) and The Lamb in Shipton-Under-Wychwood https://www.oxinabox.co.uk/exclusive-new-pub-alert-the-winning-team-at-the-bell-in-langford-takes-on-the-lamb-in-shipton-under-wychwood/, amongst 30 other eateries across the county.
“We opened in August 2020 and closed shortly afterwards because of lockdown for seven months. so it’s been very tricky to build the business”
Check them out here: https://guide.michelin.com/gb/en/oxfordshire/restaurants
Bhoomi Kitchen’s Michelin listing now states: “This modern family-run restaurant sees grandson Michael running the show. The menu features South Indian specials – mostly from Kerala – along with some BBQ dishes. Spicing is judicious, presentation is attractive, and thalis are available until the early evening.”
Owner Michael Raphel said: “It was a dream come true to open a restaurant in a city that I hold very close to my heart. Now for Michelin to recognise the detail in what we do so quickly is a huge honour. We opened in August 2020 and closed shortly afterwards because of lockdown for seven months. So it’s been very tricky to build the business.
“Despite all this we have very quickly managed to attract a legion of loyal, regular guests. We have lots in store for 2022 for our guests and we can’t wait for the future.”
Bhoomi Kitchen in Headington is a sister restaurant to the original in Cheltenham, and part of independent restaurant group JM Socials. It reopens on Tuesday January 11.
For details and bookings go to https://www.bhoomikitchen.co.uk