The Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, Gymkhana is set to reopen its doors on 18th February 2020 following a hugely anticipated refurbishment.
Inspired by the elite clubs of India where members of high society socialise, eat and drink and play sport, the restaurant has been synonymous with classic and contemporary, boldly spiced chatpatta Indian food since it won its first star in 2014. Jitin Joshi, the Executive Chef at Gymkhana, has introduced a whole host of new dishes to the menu for guests to try but don't worry, they will also continue to serve their legendary dishes with their bold Pan Indian flavours such as; Chettinad Duck Dosa with Coconut Chutney, Kid Goat Methi Keema with Salli and Pao, Wild Muntjac Biryani and Duck Egg Langoustine Bhurji with Malabar Paratha.
Guests will also be able to enjoy an impressive new cocktail menu at the newly designed bars, showcasing the finest Indian ingredients and flavour combinations with a collection of Club Cocktails offering a modern Indian interpretation on renowned classics. Gin lovers will be able to enjoy the new pink gin & tonic list served with Gymkhana’s own tonic water. For those who are looking to be a little more experimental, guests will also be able to explore the new gin flavour map, allowing guests to perfectly pair each gin with ingredients and garnishes unique to different Indian regions.
Gymkhana’s wine list will continue to champion a refined and all-encompassing offering, showcasing the very best representations from across the globe that marry together with the wealth of spice and aromatic flavours in Gymkhana’s dishes. Those looking for something stronger will be able to choose from a range of impressive Indian whiskies or a selection of Indian beers including Gymkhana x Harbour Brewers latest Tropical Cyclone Mango IPA. Cooling Indian soft drinks will also be on offer including; Jal Jeera with Chaat Masala flavours, lime and Ginger Ale or Seasonal Nimbu Pani made with salted bergamot lemonade.
Along with having a brand new menu, the restaurant has been transformed and redesigned ready for its opening this month. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed to tones of jade green, polished dark timber and metallic accents paired with rich printed fabrics. Partly inspired by residential mansions of Kolkata and Pondicherry, the space will continue to house its intimate booth seating covered in brass buttoned leather, and Edwardian-inspired banquettes with joinery eluding to the luggage trunks of the British India era. Decorative wall hangings, a vast collection of photography and subtle taxidermy will bring to life this residential style, whilst preserving its much-loved clubhouse feel.
The basement has also been re-modelled allowing for a convivial club lounge feel with hues of peach, Kashmiri chili red and contrasting graphic Indian carpeting surrounded by a showcase of artwork from India. The Private Dining Vaults have not been forgotten and have too had a light remodeling, offering varying dining experiences with the two different palettes - hues of peach, Kashmiri chili red and then the second in deep ocean blues.
After nearly a year of being closed, the highly anticipated reopening of this fantastic restaurant is finally here and reservation lines for Gymkhana are now open! This restaurant's delectable menu is not one to be missed and as it's based in the heart of Mayfair, it will be a perfect pit stop following an afternoon of shopping on Bond Street.
Gymkhana, 42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH