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“As far from your local cuzza as Buckingham Palace is from a bedsit!” This stylish Belgravian – with “theatrical” open kitchen – provides tapas-style cuisine that, “even for London, is amazingly sophisticated”, and “with a superb variety of flavours”. Top Menu Tip – “amazing grilled meats”.
â€œMind-blowing"...â€œmouth-wateringâ€â€¦ â€œmemorableâ€ â€“ the Indian â€˜tapasâ€™ cooked on-view in the open kitchen of this sleek Belgravian, make it arguably Londonâ€™s best â€˜nouvelle Indianâ€™; any quibbles? â€“ service can be â€œinconsistentâ€.
“Amazing and free from cliché” – this “unmatchable” Belgravian offers a “refined” tapas-style formula that puts it among the capital’s very best subcontinentals; the interior is pleasingly “upscale” too (though “it’s best not to sit next to the grill”).
“Chef Karunesh Khanna is a magician!”; his “very clever” tapas-style dishes – cooked on an open grill, and offering “clean and aromatic flavours across the board” – make this sleek and “tucked away” Belgravian arguably “the best of London’s aspirational Indians”.
At Amaya, our wide variety of grilled Indian flavoured ingredients fused with Eastern promise, along with our small selection of outstanding biryanis, curries and sensational wok frys, offer an unusual gourmet journey to please the palates of a wide range of discerning diners. For vegetarians the kitchen plays royal host offering up over 15 different vegetable delights and unusual salads.
For seafood lovers the world goes well beyond, featuring oysters; char-grilled jumbo prawns, monkfish tikka, king scallops, blue swimmer crab kebab and many more.
Venison, wild fowl, and poultry are served in a variety of styles: from the mouth-watering lamb kebab to the sirloin boti or even the butter soft mouth melting griddled foie gras.
Our cocktail menu is edgy, vibrant and always dressed to impress. The wine list features over 100 bins with unusual wines from around the world; many are available by the glass.
Amaya is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday.
The average for lunch comes to £45 per person; and £70-80 per person for dinner.
A set Business Lunch Menu at £30 for 3 courses is available Monday to Friday; the Amaya Platter at £22.50 per person is a great option for a quick lunch with 6 tasting portions served on a platter.
At the weekend, Amaya offers a Weekend Special of 7 items plus naan & raita for £28 per person.
Private dining in Amaya’s beguiling Private Room is a shimmering, exotic, captivating treat. This room has a spicy drama quite unlike any other. The beautifully elegant long polished table, crowned by a fringe of iridescent long crystal drops, seats up to 14, making this the most intimate of the group’s fine private dining rooms.
PRIVATE DINING FACILITIES
Private dining in Amaya’s beguiling Private Room is a shimmering, exotic, captivating treat. Whether for a business function or a private celebration, this room has a spicy drama quite unlike any other
The beautifully elegant long polished table, crowned by a fringe of iridescent long crystal drops, seats up to 14, making this the most intimate of the group’s fine private dining rooms. The table can be adjusted to seat fewer persons.
The furnishings and finishes, from the hand-painted wall paper to the exceptional intricate painting to the tiniest table detail, complements the trendy and chic restaurant that is Amaya. You enjoy the luxury of the transporting Eastern-style splendor in total exclusivity. The award winning food on the Private
Room’s menus along with a slick cosmopolitan service are appropriate match for this coveted venue.
Feeling spacious, romantic, and wondrously lit in a sensual purple haze, this room is desirable for that ‘all special’ calendar event.
It is also an excellent setting for brainstorming away from the hustle and bustle of London. It is ideal for small business lunches, offering a lighter menu, Amaya favourites, as well as launches, press meetings, and private lunch parties.
Halkin Arc, 19 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8JT
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lunch 12.30 pm, Sun 12.45 pm - 2.15 pm, Sun 2.45 pm, dinner 6 pm - 11 pm, Sun 6:30 - 10:15pm
Last orders: 11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm