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About Gymkhana

Gymkhana is inspired by the elite clubs of India where members of high society socialise, eat, drink, and play sport.

In 2024, Gymkhana was awarded Two Michelin stars for its classic and contemporary Indian cuisine, after its first star in 2014.

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The rooms

The Restaurant

Gymkhana is split over two floors offering two distinctive looks and feels, with the restaurant’s ground floor and bar resplendent in tones of jade green, polished dark timber and rich printed fabrics. Inspired by the residential mansions of Kolkata and Pondicherry.

Down a mirrored staircase, the lower ground floor references subtle elements of north-Indian architecture and a vivid colour palette of peach and Kashmiri chill red.

Throughout the restaurant, the interiors are elevated by an array of original Gymkhana features including hunting trophies from the Maharaja of Jodhpur and Grandmother Sethi’s barometer.

Restaurant Bar

The restaurant bar, on the lower ground floor, specialises in our collection of Club Cocktails, which showcase the finest Indian ingredients and flavour combinations, offering a modern Indian interpretation on renowned classics.

Private events & group dining

PRIVATE VAULTS

Gymkhana offers an exclusive vault experience for groups of up to 10, perfect for intimate dinners.

SEMI-PRIVATE AND EXCLUSIVE HIRE

For larger groups, we offer semi-private hire of Gymkhana’s lower ground floor (with or without the private dining vaults) as well as exclusive hire of the whole restaurant.

42 COCKTAIL LOUNGE

Located above Gymkhana is 42, our exclusive cocktail lounge. 42 is available for drinks and canapé receptions.

42 is Gymkhana’s cocktail lounge, located at 42 Albemarle Street – where Gymkhana also resides. Guests enter through the door neighbouring Gymkhana.

The drinks list at 42 features house cocktails, made with carefully sourced Indian ingredients and flavours, as well as a selection of elevated seasonal classics. Extensive Old & Rare whisk(e)y and Champagne selections complete the list.

Tuesday and Wednesday 5pm – 12am, Thursday to Saturday 5pm – 2am

42 is also available to hire for private events seven days a week. Please enquire below.

Make a reservation for 42 via the link below. Please note, this link is for 42 only. Use the button in the main navigation for Gymkhana reservations.

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FAQs

MAKING A BOOKING

How do I make a booking?

Our diary opens at 6 am (GMT) and allows reservations for tables in the main restaurant to be made up to 2 months ahead. For groups of 6 to 10 guests within our dining vaults, reservations can be made up 3 months in advance. All availability is shown online.  Due to card details being required to secure your booking, we cannot accept reservations over the phone or via email.

To check availability and to book, please click here.

Tables of 6 to 10 guests are accommodated in our private dining vaults. We are unable to accommodate within the main restaurant.

How do I make a booking for larger groups?

Groups of 11+ guests require a semi-private hire of the restaurant. We generally require at least two to three months of notice to ensure availability.

For more information, please complete our Event Enquiry Form.

I can’t find the date or time I’m looking for, what do I do?

If you cannot see availability during your chosen time or date, we are likely to be fully booked. Please either search for an alternative time, or consider dining at one of our sister restaurants, TrishnaBrigadiers and BiBi.

Do you take walk-ins?

We operate on a reservations-only basis.

How can I enquire about hosting a private event with you?

If you’re looking to host a semi-private or private event, please complete our Event Enquiry Form.

How can I make a reservation for pre/post meal drinks at 42?

Click here to make a reservation at our cocktail lounge, 42, for a pre/post meal drink. Please note, 42 open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5pm until 12pm and Thursday to Saturday, from 5pm until 2am. Our diary is open 2 months in advance and we accept reservations of up to 6 guests until 11.00pm. For booking enquiries post 9.30pm, please email 42@42.london.

MANAGING YOUR BOOKING

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You are able to modify or cancel your booking via the “Manage Reservation” & “Cancel Reservation” links in your confirmation email. Please note, all amendments are subject to availability therefore if you are looking to amend your party size this may not always be possible.

What is your cancellation policy?

For standard reservations, cancellations (including partial cancellations) must be actioned using the link in your confirmation email at least 24 hours prior to your reservation date. In the event that the reservation is not honoured in whole by you or is cancelled with less than the required notice period, there will be an automatic charge of £50 per person. Please note that the above will vary for special events and private dining.

What should I do if I’m running late for my reservation?

We hold tables for up to 10 minutes. If you are running late, please reply to your confirmation text or email with your estimated arrival time. We are however unable to extend your dining time, so a late arrival may result in a reduced duration at the table.

Can I request a specific table in advance?

While we will always do our best to fulfil requests, all tables are allocated upon arrival and can’t be guaranteed in advance. Please add a note to your booking specifying your seating preference, and we will certainly do our best to accommodate it.

AHEAD OF YOUR VISIT

Where are you located?

We are located just a few minutes from Green Park underground station. Please click here to help plan your journey.

Is your restaurant wheelchair-accessible?

A ramp is available to assist guests into the main entrance. Whilst we do not provide accessible washrooms, our ladies bathroom offers a wider entrance and can be accessed by wheelchair users of all genders.

What is your dress code?

Our dress code is smart casual; sportswear is not permitted.

What is your children’s policy?

Children over 7 are welcome during lunch service and children over 16 during dinner service. We are however unable to accommodate younger guests, provide highchairs or accommodate pushchairs in the restaurant. There is no age restriction for guests dining in our dining vaults.

When booking your table, please make sure all children in your group are included in your total number of guests.

Can we bring our own wine?

Currently, we do not offer a corkage service but we do have an extensive wine list and a dedicated sommelier team that would be able to assist you on the day or evening of your reservation.

Do you allow dogs in the restaurant?

Guide dogs are allowed in our restaurant. Other pets are not permitted.

DIETARIES

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

If you or a member of your group has an allergy, intolerance, or any other special dietary requirements, please include this information in your booking details. Please be aware that we cannot always avoid cross-contamination.

Do you serve halal meat?

Our chicken, lamb and goat are halal certified.

Do you cater for vegans?

We have a good range of vegan options on our a la carte menu. Please note that we do not currently offer a vegan tasting menu, and our lunch menu may not be suitable for vegans.

What menus do you offer?

During lunch, we offer our a la carte menulunch menu and tasting menu. During dinner, we offer our a la carte and tasting menu. Last orders for the tasting menu are at 13:45 for lunch and 21:45 for dinner.

Please note that the above will vary for special events and private dining.

GYMKHANA AT HOME

Do you offer a takeaway or delivery service?

We do not offer a takeaway/delivery service at the moment. However, our Gymkhana Fine Foods range offers a range of cooking sauces, marinades and chutneys.

How can I order Gymkhana Fine Foods products?

Gymkhana’s finest cooking sauces, marinades and chutneys can be ordered here. We are also stocked in Selfridges, Wholefoods, Ocado and HG Walter. 

GIFTING

How do I purchase a gift voucher?

We have a range of gift vouchers available to purchase here.

All vouchers are valid for 10 months from the date of purchase. Please note that we are unable to offer extensions and all vouchers are non-refundable.

How do I redeem a gift voucher?

To redeem your voucher:

Book your table at: https://gymkhanalondon.com/

Enter your voucher reference number in the reservation notes.

Bring a printed or digital copy of your voucher on the day of your reservation. Photocopies will not be accepted.

If I purchase the Tasting Menu Voucher, can I order both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menus?

Yes, you are welcome to order both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian tasting menus to cater to your preferences. If you have any allergies or dietary preferences such as dairy, gluten, or nuts, we kindly request that you inform us in advance by including any relevant notes when making your reservation.

Is there a minimum/maximum gift voucher total?

For the best experience, we recommend vouchers in any denomination starting from £100. You can however purchase a £50 voucher here.

Do I need to use up the gift voucher during one meal?

No, you can use your monetary gift voucher across several reservations until you  have reached the total value. However, the full balance must be used within the expiry date, ten months from purchase.

How do I check the balance of my gift voucher?

Click here and enter your voucher code.

WORK WITH US

I am looking for a career at Gymkhana, how can I apply?

We are always looking for passionate and enthusiastic team members that embody the Gymkhana culture. Email us at careers@jksrestaurants.com with your CV and cover letter and we’ll get in touch.

ANYTHING ELSE

How do I contact Gymkhana for additional assistance?

If your query is not covered by the above guide, you can contact us on Info@gymkhanalondon.com.

Kindly note, due to the volume of emails received we are only able to reply to anything not included on our FAQ page.