‘Casual Indian’ for Hibiscus site

The family behind Jamavar, the new upmarket Indian in Mayfair, has taken the lease on Claude Bosi’s former restaurant Hibiscus in Maddox and plans to open an as-yet unnamed “casual Indian concept” there later this year.

Dinesh Nair, co-chairman and managing director of India’s uber-luxurious Leela Palace group, has joined forces with his daughter Samyukta (pictured) for the new Maddox Street venture, which will be run independently from the Leela Palace business.

Jamavar, which opened before Christmas in Mount Street, is based on the Jamavars which operate inside the Leela Palace hotels, and is Nair’s first foray into the British market.

French-born Bosi closed Hibiscus, the foodie temple he founded 17 years ago in Ludlow, last October, and is scheduled to open a new venture this spring at Bibendum, in landmark Michelin House, South Kensington.

 

 

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