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7 June 2019: after a major fire yesterday, Gymkhana is closed until February 2020.

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Summary

“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”.

£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.

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.

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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 6 months, 7 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 10 months, 18 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 11 months, 11 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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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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