|Monday - Saturday||12:00 - 01:00|
|Budget||Splash The Cash (£40+)|
|Nearest Station||Green Park|
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Green Park station (Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria lines) is approximately a three minute walk from Gymkhana. Directions: Upon exiting Green Park station head northeast on Piccadilly/A4 toward Berkeley Street. Then turn left onto Albemarle Street and Gymkhana is located on 42 Albemarle Street next to the Post Office.
Takes bookings, Walk-ins welcome, Good for groups or parties and Table service
Located in Mayfair London, Gymkhana is Karam Sethi's newest venture. Offering Indian cuisine and inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs. Gymkhana, located in Mayfair is inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs set up by the British Raj, where members of high society came to socialize and play sport. Renowned for their excellent tandoori and chatpatta food and sense of conviviality, Sethi will bring the clubs’ dining culture to Mayfair.
Reminiscent of the gymkhana clubs, the dining room is flanked by turned oak booths with marble tables and fluted, bitter chocolate leather banquettes. Brass edged tables and rattan chairs punctuate the dining space, which is embellished with Punch sketches and Indian sports prints and divided by lead framed, mottled glass screens. A large marble bar stands before an antique leaded mirror work, providing a backdrop to the room.
The lower ground floor will be a modern day interpretation of a 17th Century East India punch house, with a grand aged brass bar at its heart. The room will feature slatted oak wall paneling, porcelain chequerboard floor tiles and inky blue leather love booths and banquettes, whilst two secluded, sunken vaults will seat larger groups. For special occasions, group menus will include game bird, Lucknawi raan and tandoori guinea fowl feasts, which all come with nashtas, side dishes and desserts to share.
A Michelin-starred Indian-fusion restaurant you say? A treat we say. Inspired by British Colonialism, Gymkhana transports you to a long lost India - in fact, there's even the photos on the wall to prove it. Mustachioed men and ceiling fans stare down on you as you tuck into tikkas with a twist - how about a venison keema naan or a suckling pig vindaloo? - tying the two very different fusion inspirations well and truly together. It's a bold move but it pays off and judging by the ever-growing queues to get in, it's safe to say that Gymkhana's always on the up. It's like being transported to another world for a few hours then being brought back to a heady London bump. Stave off the sadness with the rose kulfi falooda (rose jelly and vermicelli with wild basil seeds to the unitiated) and forget ever going back to your local curryhouse, you've been well and truly spoilt.