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October 2020: JKS Restaurants has launched (from Friday 16 October) the Ambassador General Store (ambassadorgeneralstore.com), offering home delivery 'ready-to-cook' kits nationwide from Gymkhana, Trishna and Brigadiers, as well as a pantry of goodies.

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A major fire closed Gymkhana in June 2019 - it re-opened in February 2020, just weeks before lockdown.

survey result

Summary

£77
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still at the top of its game” – the Sethi’s “posh Indian” in Mayfair is “worth the hype” and remains the most-mentioned Indian in the survey on account of “memorable and beautifully flavourful” cuisine delivered by “warm and friendly staff” in an enveloping, old-colonial-style setting: “get a booth on the ground floor and prepare to be transported!” Top Menu Tip – “How I love the tandoori lamb chops. After a marinade in spices, these thick pieces of meat become so succulent, tender and taste-laden, are magnificently presented and really delicious on the eager palate!”. NB: Just as the survey closed, in June 2019, a fire gutted the restaurant and according to its website it remains “closed until further notice”.

Summary

£77
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still at the top of its game” – the Sethi’s “posh Indian” in Mayfair is “worth the hype” and remains the most-mentioned Indian in the survey on account of “memorable and beautifully flavourful” cuisine delivered by “warm and friendly staff” in an enveloping, old-colonial-style setting: “get a booth on the ground floor and prepare to be transported!” Top Menu Tip – “How I love the tandoori lamb chops. After a marinade in spices, these thick pieces of meat become so succulent, tender and taste-laden, are magnificently presented and really delicious on the eager palate!”. NB: Just as the survey closed, in June 2019, a fire gutted the restaurant and according to its website it remains “closed until further notice”.

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For high-end Indian cuisine, it’s still streets ahead” – the Sethi family’s epic Mayfair venture, near The Ritz, remains the survey’s most-mentioned Indian, marrying “sophisticated interior design” (on an “old-style, colonial” theme), with “superbly original”, “well-spiced and complex” cooking that’s “so much more interesting than the huge majority of its peers”. Service is “charming”, but can on occasion be “erratic” too.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Absolutely the bee’s knees” – the Sethi family’s “classy” Mayfair five-year-old near the Ritz remains London’s best-known nouvelle Indian by dint of mixing “terrifically-spiced” cuisine (“whose refinement doesn’t detract from powerful punchy flavours”) and “heroic wine pairings”, with a good pinch of “old-colonial glamour” (“very in keeping with the India I grew up in”). There’s also a superb cocktail bar in the basement. Top Tip – “goat brains are a must try!”

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Restaurant details

6, 6
No dress code
100
7

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £60.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Always available 5

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.50 £27.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.50
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £10.00
Service 12.50%
42 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4JH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm

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