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February 2020: closed since the major fire in June 2019, Gymkhana finally reopened on 18 February.

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

£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!”

Summary

£66
  £££
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.

The Sethi family’s “fabulous and exciting” venue, near The Ritz, is London’s most talked-about posh Indian nowadays. “Downstairs is an old-style speakeasy with a superb cocktail bar”, but the main action is the “gorgeous and clubby” colonial-style restaurant, where staff imbued with “impeccable, old-school manners” provide “a unique twist” on subcontinental dining, “blending regional traditions with fine-dining disciplines”. Top Menu Tip – “beautifully spiced grilled meats”.

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Restaurant details

9, 14
100
9

Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 Always Available 7

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.00 £30.00 £2.50 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
42 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4JH
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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