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“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!”
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”.
“Exceeding all my high expectations!” – this “delightfully cosseting” nouvelle Indian, near The Ritz, has quickly become one of London’s top destinations; “immensely flavourful”, “properly exquisite” dishes (plus “top quality cocktails” and “heroic wine matches”) are served, in a “quaint and exotic”, “faux-colonial” setting.
Straight into the super-league of London’s nouvelle Indians, this “unstuffy” yearling, near The Ritz, offers a “sensationally subtle” cuisine, including some “wonderfully original game and other dishes” – it’s “worth the hassle to get a table”.
Gymkhana Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Everything was super tonight!"
"Best Indian meal I have eaten. Special mention of tasty vegetable sides and surprisingly good goat kid curry. Expensive, yes, but I didn't mind paying, the experience was that good!"
42 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4JH
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Mon - Sat noon - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm; Sun closed
Last orders: 10.30 pm