Michelin-starred Gymkhana restaurant and bar is Karam Sethi's latest venture, part of the Sethi family, owners of London restaurants Trishna, Bubbledogs and The Pearson Room.
The aesthetic for the Gymkhana identity is drawn from prevalent sports at India's Gymkhana such as cricket, polo and equestrian as well as expressions of tradition, opulence through the use of crests and ornate detailing.
The menu is modern Indian with a focus on the tandoor oven and sigri charcoal grill. Signature dishes include club-style nashtas (Indian all-day snack fare) such as Duck egg and white crab bhurji. Dishes such as Achari roe deer chops, pickling spices, clove smoke, mustard mooli are served roasted from the tandoor.
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42 Albemarle StreetMayfairLondonW1S 4JH
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It's a memory that has stayed with me: the look of concern on the server's face as my friend gulped down water to soothe the burn from the aggressively spiced soft shell Crab Masala Bhel. She'd come to check on whether we needed anything and seeing the barely touched plate pushed away, made inquiries on what the issue was, and apologized sincerely. Unbeknownst to us, and...more
We absolutely loved Gymkhana! Everything was perfect. The decor is warm and cozy with a colonial feel. The menu was heavy on the game meats which I found pretty interesting for Indian food.
The chicken dishes were so tender. The flavors of each dish were a delight to our tastebuds. The dal was probably one of the best dals I have tried. Just the right consistency with a kick of spice....more
I got so many recommendations to dine here during my visit from London. The food and service was above and beyond what I expected. My husband and I were terribly late and they still accommodated us. We both got the tasting menu (mine regular and his vegetarian) it was a very heavy tasting menu with good portions. I really enjoyed it because I got dishes which I'd never order to try and those...more
I heard of this restaurant before leaving the US. From the owner of another Indian restaurant. He believed they have a Michelin Star. If they don't have one then they deserve two. The experience was exceptional.
They offer a number of different tasting menus. One focused on fish, another vegetarian and the third was general carnivore. We chose the latter.
It's a seven course tasting menu but...more
I love Indian food and I really LOVE this restaurant. Dinner reservations are tough to get, but lunch is still outstanding or you can try for a spot at the bar. I eat here every time I'm in London.
No matter what you order, you'll wind up with too much food and it will be glorious. Its a good mix of traditional with contemporary, but still very much Indian. People who are spice-averse...more