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Gymkhana Gives Mayfair A Taste Of The British Colonial Era


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What they say:

After the wild success of Trishna, Head Chef Karam Sethi brings his expertise to Albemarle Street in Mayfair, to serve contemporary Indian cuisine made from only the finest British ingredients and with a focus on the tandoor oven and signi charcoal grill. Taking inspiration from the British Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of 'high society' would go to play sport and socialise, this is a particularly exclusive bar and restaurant in Mayfair, with a price tag to match. Equally as impressive as the menu is the wine list, which has been put together by Sommelier at Trishna and Zagat 30 under 30 winner, Sunaina Sethi. If you're looking to impress, this is the place to go. 

What we say:

Ladies and gentlemen, if you thought out-classing the already off-the-scale Mayfair sophistication was an impossible task, then think again - Gymkhana has only gone and done it. Taking its inspiration from the Gymkhana clubs at the peek of the British Colonial era, this is a bar and restaurant in Mayfair that carries a hefty price tag, but understandably so - unquestionably opulent, Gymkhana is decadent down to the very last detail. The bar is particularly well stocked, specialising in Indian punch cocktails that are blended from Indian spices and spirits, as well as boasting its very own Absinthe and Arrack menus.