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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

£98
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Setting the benchmark for high-end Indian gastronomy in London”“the capital may have a lot of hot new Indian destinations, but this Sethi family property in Mayfair is still at the top thanks to dazzling cuisine”“interesting twists on the classics” with “exceptional spicing”, all served by “thoroughly welcoming” staff in a “richly decorated and buzzy environment”.

Summary

£84
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “standard-bearer for subcontinental food in London” – the Sethi family’s “exceptional” Mayfair destination nowadays ranks in the Top-20 most-mentioned restaurants in our annual diners’ poll, and is the highest-ranking Indian. “An amazing selection of traditional dishes not found anywhere else” delivers “top-quality flavours relying on taste, not heat” (“so delicious, I couldn’t stop eating!”), all in a “vibey” two-floor setting, with Indian-inspired décor referencing Indian clubs and mansions. “Unbeatable… if you can get in, that is…”

Summary

£82
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Subtle” yet “exceptional” flavours delivered by the Sethi siblings’ famous Mayfair Indian keep it in the Top-40 most-mentioned restaurants in our annual diners’ poll, and it’s now well established as one of London’s foremost dining destinations. Ratings slipped a fraction this year, though – in early 2020 it re-opened after a fire with a remodelled basement and slightly new look and some regulars are “not sure about the redesign”, or feel “it’s enjoyable but not scaling the highest heights any more post reopening”.

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”.

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42 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4JH

Restaurant details

6, 6
No dress code
100
7

Gymkhana Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gymkhana Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gymkhana restaurant.
Richard G
This is a restaurant to visit for the tasti...
Reviewed 29 days ago

"This is a restaurant to visit for the tasting menu. "

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Craig H
Gymkhana - 2 star Michelin place. We had th...
Reviewed 1 months, 8 days ago

"Gymkhana - 2 star Michelin place. We had the taster menu with wine flight as a present from my sister and glad we did as total bill was over £500!!! Food was good, but nothing special which for that price I would have expected. Not sure taster menus work for Indian food tbh. If I went again I'd just order a la carte."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £55.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 115.00 Always available 5

Main Pudding
£35.50 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £12.50
Service 15.00%
42 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4JH
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:45 pm

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