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.


Typical meal price: From £41.00 (USD51.61) per diner

£41 and over

Venue Details & Map


42 Albemarle Street

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 61 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Gymkhana

5.0 out of 5 23 November 2016
by Julie N.

If you love Indian food and enjoy fine dining then you absolutely MUST come here when visiting London. This is one of the few dining experiences I've had in my life where we loved every single item we ordered. I would fly back to London just to eat here.more

4.0 out of 5 29 October 2016
by Lily H.

So...spicy. Had no idea everything was going to be so spicy, it was definitely an experience. Delicious! We started with 2 punch drinks - one came with fresh cinnamon you can shave into your drink yourself, another came with fresh nutmeg. Super creative, great presentation, and delicious!

For food, we got the duck egg + lobster appetizer, and potato puffs. Potato puffs weren't good at all..the...more

4.0 out of 5 25 October 2016
by Atif I.

Haute and hot.

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

5.0 out of 5 12 October 2016
by Schelly Y.

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

5.0 out of 5 19 September 2016
by Jasmin W.

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

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