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
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
London is not a place known for it's food, and after eating places in London, it was pretty apparent. How much skill does it take to drop fish and batter in hot oil? It doesn't take a skilled chef only in UK to do that. London, however, is known for Indian food, and I was set on trying the best of it. Luckily, my friend took me to Gymkhana, otherwise I wouldn't have never known to set foot in...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
Everyone always seemed to rave about this place. And I didn't understand why. I came here for a special event when they first open, and in all honesty, I was severely underwhelmed. We left there thinking, "Well we're never coming back here again".
There was another event here that sounded really interesting. It was focused on the wine, and pairing unexpected wines with Indian food. Because my...more
Although it has been referred to as an 'upmarket curry house', I think Gymkhana deserves more praise and attention than that. The Mayfair facade of the restaurant is not a true testament to what's hidden inside - a tribute to the old colonial clubs of India, complete with retro ceiling, black and white photos, booth style seating separated by wicker-style screens. Even the bathrooms have...more