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7 June 2019: after a major fire yesterday, Gymkhana is closed until further notice.

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Summary

“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.

£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.

Summary

“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!”

£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.

Summary

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”.

£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.

Summary

“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.

£63
  £££
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.

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Gymkhana Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gymkhana Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gymkhana restaurant.
dermot o
Chops are the best I've had, good atmospher...
Reviewed 2 months, 15 days ago

"Chops are the best I've had, good atmosphere perhaps a little cramped."

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David Y
Good value set lunch, especially for this l...
Reviewed 6 months, 27 days ago

"Good value set lunch, especially for this location. A la carte would have been a very different story."

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Andrew J
NYS tasting menu: chutneys) Kachori (delici...
Reviewed 7 months, 20 days ago

"NYS tasting menu: chutneys) Kachori (delicious); langoustine dosa; lamb chop (excellent): muntjac biryani; falooda (not to my liking). Very expensive."

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Anthony M
Splendid. Subtly spiced food and some deli...
Reviewed 10 months, 2 days ago

"Splendid. Subtly spiced food and some delightfully original dishes. It engages all the senses."

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Marcus R
My favourite Indian restaurant in London. C...
Reviewed 10 months, 5 days ago

"My favourite Indian restaurant in London. Can’t comment on any main course other than the Pork Cheek Vindaloo because I always order it. Bar counter available downstairs which is ideal for single diners."

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Sally E
This continues to live up to the high stand...
Reviewed 10 months, 8 days ago

"This continues to live up to the high standards it set as a “newcomer”"

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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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