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About Gymkhana

Gymkhana is inspired by Indian gymkhana clubs, where members of high society socialise, dine, drink and play sport.

 

Gymkhana was awarded a Michelin star in 2014.

 

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The rooms

The Restaurant

Gymkhana serves classic and contemporary Michelin starred Indian cuisine, with a strong focus on chatpatta and boldly spiced sharing dishes.

The interior design of Gymkhana references the clubs of India with ceiling fans that hang from a dark-lacquered slatted oak ceiling, cut glass wall lamps from Jaipur and Grandmother Sethi’s barometer.

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The Bar

The lower ground floor of Gymkhana is a modern day interpretation of a 17th Century East India punch house, with a grand aged brass bar at its heart. The room features slatted oak wall panelling, silk carpets and buttoned Chesterfield leather love booths and banquettes.

The Gymkhana bar specialises in classic Indian punches, cocktails that fuse spices with Indian spirits, a specialised gin and tonic list as well as a large selection of Whiskey, absinthe, arrack, lagers and Indian pale ales.

The bar is open until 1am.

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Private events & group dining

Private Vaults

Gymkhana offers two private dining vaults secluded on either side of the lower ground floor. Guests are offered a range of set menus or are able to create their own bespoke menu and wine pairing.

With banquette seating in each vault, guests can dine in groups of up to 9 or up to 14.

Gymkhana is also available for exclusive hire on each level, seating 50 guests on the ground floor and 50 guests on the lower ground floor.

For more information on private dining, events or offsite catering enquiries, please contact us via email events@jksrestaurants.com or call 020 3011 1021 to speak to our events team.

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News and events

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Michelin Guide 2018

On Monday 2nd October Michelin revealed its 2018 star announcements for Great Britain and Ireland at a live announcement in London. We are delighted to announce that Gymkhana and Trishna both retained their stars and our sister restaurant Hoppers Soho, also retained its Michelin Bib Gourmand.


London gained a total of eight new starred restaurants – New starred restaurants included A. Wong, Andrew Wong’s modern Chinese restaurant in Victoria, gained one star and Claude Bosi’s Bibendum, situated in “Michelin House,” went straight into the guide with two stars.


We look forward to sharing new dish creations for you all to enjoy!

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Diwali 2017

Celebrate Diwali with us at Gymkhana from Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st October, with our Diwali feasting menus, surprise treats, world-class cocktails and Gymkhana Late Nights.


As is traditional during the festivities for Diwali, come together over our large, family-style feast and 7 course tasting menus, with vegetarian alternatives available. Our Diwali feast menu at £90 per person will be available for a minimum of 6 people, with dish highlights to include ‘Goat Raan, Masala Tandoori Potato, Onion & Chilli Kulchas’.


Then from 11pm – 2am for these 3 nights join us for our extended late night sessions, try your hand at a game of flush, while exploring our bespoke late night drinks offering of large serve punch bowls, Old Fashioneds from our drinks trolley and exclusive Johnnie Walker whisky cocktails.

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Johnnie Walker Dinner

Game is very much at the heart of Gymkhana’s menus and we love a chance to show off –  To celebrate the beginning of the autumnal season, join us on Monday 9th October, where for a one-off dinner we have partnered with Scottish whisky giants, Johnnie Walker.


Taking inspiration from the thrill of the hunt, we will be showcasing exceptional whiskies alongside perfectly matched Indian game dishes, with a bespoke 4 course Hunters menu paired with drinks provided from four of the world’s best bars.


PDT (NYC), Little Red Door (Paris), Baxters Inn (Sydney) and Scout (London) will take inspiration from the hunt experience to mix the perfect ‘Hip Flask drink’. Four individual cocktails will be paired beautifully to a four course menu that includes mouth-watering dishes such as ‘Cafreal Grouse with Tempered Curd Wild Rice’, ‘Partridge Pepper Fry’, and ‘Dum Ka Pheasant with Lacha Paratha’.

 

Tickets are £95 per person, which includes 4 x course Hunters menu, 4 x whisky cocktails.

 

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Lunch Chat

Gymkhana has launched a summer Chat menu, perfect for a light and quick lunch enjoyed in groups of 5 or more, in either the main dining room or private vaults for £30 per person.


The Gymkhana lunch Chat menu includes a welcome summer cocktail – Gymkhana Mangola (N03 Gin, Bergamot, Lime & Alfonso Mangola Soda) and dish highlights such as the Soft Shell Crab, Wild Rice Bhel or Dosa, Chettinad Duck.


Available Monday to Friday until 31st August.

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RA Summer Exhibition

From Tuesday 13th June until Saturday 19th August, Gymkhana has partnered with the Royal Academy of Arts for their  hugely popular, annual Summer Exhibition.


Expect to find a panorama of art in all media, from painting, printmaking, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and performance art.


Available Monday to Saturday, enjoy a 3 course set lunch menu, served with a glass of wine and a ticket to the exhibition for £40 per person.

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Best UK Sommelier 2017

Head Sommelier, Valentin Radosav has won the Best UK Sommelier Villa Sandi Award at this year’s Bellavita Expo. Valentin was chosen from sommeliers and wine professionals from all over the country.


The live finals were held within the Wine Academy at the Bellavita Expo that took place on the first day of the Expo. After a round of heats judged by expert panels, the final stage of the competition saw the competitors put to the test with written, oral, and food and wine pairing challenges. This year’s judging panel for the final stage of the competition included Master of Wine David Bird and Master of Wine Peter McCombie.

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