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Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4JH +44 2035440609

(((() Indian
Average
Main course: £15
Food spend: £65
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:30

Wonderful food and ambience with really helpful and attentive staff

Catherine Horsfield 31 December 2016
from London

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Awarded a Michelin star in 2014 and winner of National Restaurant Awards Best Restaurant in the UK 2014 and Best Indian Restaurant in the UK 2015, Gymkhana is a centrally-located hideaway serving Indian food, with a strong focus on the tandoori oven. Inspired by colonial raj gymkhana clubs, the interior includes lacquered oak ceilings, glass wall lamps from Jaipur & hunting trophies from the Maharaja.

Chatpata sharing dishes are a main feature of the Gymkhana menu; other favourites include tandoori guinea fowl breast, leg & green mango chat with mint coriander chutney, wild mushroom & sweet potato shikampuri kebab with girolle raita, and jaggery sugar & black pepper caramel custard for dessert.

The lower ground floor is a modern interpretation of a 17th-century East India punch house, with an aged brass bar in the centre, oak wall panels & inky blue-leather banquettes. On either side of the room are two secluded sunken vaults, and the Gymkhana bar specialises in classic Indian punches, cocktails, and gin & tonic.

Gymkhana also offers 2 private dining vaults on the lower ground floor either side of the bar, seating 9 and 14 guests. Gymkhana in Mayfair is a 3-minute walk from Green Park Tube Station. The Gymkhana bar opens until 1am, Monday to Saturday.

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4JH

Contact +44 2030115900
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4.4 (((() (based on 85 reviews)
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  • ((((* 11 January 2017 by Priyesh Mistry from London

    My wife and I had the tasting menu which was amazing value for money and represented a way for us to truly taste the magnificence of the cuisine.
    The food was really good and the service was impeccable. My wife had the vegetarian tasting menu and I had the non-vegetarian, non-game tasting menu.
    My favourite items was the Kid goat kheema and my wife's was the dosa.
    Great food, super service, good ambience and, overall, an exquisite experience.

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Christina Latham-Koenig from London

    The best Indian meal I've had for many years, and I both eat at Indian restaurants frequently and cook Indian food myself. Great service as well. My only complaint is the difficulty in ever being able to book a table for dinner. I managed to have lunch there, but despite numerous attempts have never been able to eat there in the evening.

  • ((((( 31 December 2016 by Catherine Horsfield from London

    Wonderful food and ambience with really helpful and attentive staff

  • ((((* 29 December 2016 by Hannah Klein from New York USA

    Very nice food, well flavored, waitress was very helpful. The portions are huge. You can manage only one lamb chop. Nice desserts.

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by James Waters from London

    Outstanding, authentic Indian cuisine. Quite simply the best Indian food I've had in the UK. On top of that, the restaurant, staff and general ambiance is superb.

  • ((((( 30 November 2016 by Lina Tajirian from London

    Excellent food and excellent service

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by Zoe Duckett from London

    Fantastic from start to finish. 3 of us came to £350 but that includes a lot of wine, a cocktail each, starters and mains. Recommend the wild boar vindaloo and the vodka lassi they created for me at the end.
    We'll definitely be back.
    Not protencious. Relaxed with great staff and precise recommendations.

  • ((((( 18 November 2016 by Fawaz Alduaij from London

    Best Biryani

    Game Kebab was delicious!

    Indian cooking at Michelin star level!

    Our waiter was excellent!

    Spicy, but slept with no problems! You should adjust that, if you must!

    Had difficulties finding a table- IT'S POPULAR! It was after Ten o'clock on a Tuesday, and people keep showing up without reservations & they get turned down!

  • ((((( 11 November 2016 by Martin Saxon from London

    Great welcome, good drinks at the bar and promptly to our ground floor table. Nice buzz in the room. Charming and knowledgeable service, superb food.
    A lot of hard surfaces made acoustics very clattery and hearing difficult. My only caveat in a completely lovely evening. Was treated by friend so cant comment on value.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Ras from London

    Lamb chops were amazing!

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