Gymkhana restaurant and bar in the heart of Mayfair 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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Venue Details & Map
42 Albemarle StreetMayfairLondonW1S 4JH
- +44 (0) 20 3011 5900
- Public transport:
- Green Park, Underground
This is the epitome of a restaurant. It is the gold standard for the 5/5 star yelp rating and frankly I think other restaurants can be judged against it.
We went here on a recommendation from my attending and she was right. Being Indian myself, I judge Indian food quite seriously and probably critically compared to the average yelper. This place offered authentic Indian food in traditional...more
Hands down, the best Indian food I've ever had! Get the shrimp appetizer! Do it! So good!!
The staff was a bit snooty, and the bar upstairs was understaffed. It took over 15 min to get a drink while we waited there for our table :(
Our waiter was great and I haven't stopped thinking about how delicious everything was.more
I was only in London for a few days and had to make important decisions about which restaurants we were going to visit. I wanted to get to some heavy hitters but retain a variety of flavors. Gymkhana filled the Indian food slot. The two others were dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Duck & Rice... FYI.
Upon entering I realized I was tragically underdressed in black jeans and a rather jacket......more
I went to Gymkhana not just a little bit doubtful if it would be any good. I still recalled my last encounter with a Michelin starred Indian restaurant, Benares, with a certain level of horror as that was just horrendous. Gymkhana does however play in a totally different league. First of the service was truly top notch throughout the meal, the waiter always anticipated when we had questions...more
I'm really baffled by the Michelin rating assignment. You can eat at a Michelin star restaurant meal in London or New York without breaking the bank. That's a fact. You cannot do so in San Francisco. You just can't. They must be handing them out like candies in London and New York. Other cities have to earn it. Both in the quality of food and the price of the meal.
I arrive with much...more