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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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Sake & Spice

Valentin Radosav, Head Sommelier at Gymkhana talks of his experience in finding the perfect Sake pairing for Indian food.


It can be a learning experience to match a Sake with Indian food, especially with the strong flavours of spice and the creaminess of curry dishes.

 

When I joined Gymkhana I was looking to match a Sake with our signature dishes. After much trial and error, and tastings of over 30 different types of Sake,
I learnt that a classic Sake has a strong Umami flavor brings more bitterness to the overall sensory experience.

 

Then began my quest to find something lighter and I came across KomeKome. This is a speciality Sake that is different to many other Sake. It’s lighter in body, with a delicate sweet and savory aftertaste. It pairs perfectly with our fish dishes such as Salmon Tikka and complements a variety of spices, allowing the dish to express the flavors and then brings a most welcome silky cool texture (it’s served cold) and delicate sweetness to balance the spiciness.


KomeKome which means ‘Happy Bride’ is produced by Kamoizumi in Hiroshima Prefecture.

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GQ Food & Drink Awards

JKS Restaurants scoop the award for London’s Best Restaurateur at GQ’s annual food & drink awards.


With the support of  Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere Vodka, the night of 23 April celebrated the very best of the British food and beverage industry.

 

Winners included:
Best Restaurant: Core by Clare Smyth
Best Chef: Paul Ainsworth at No6
Best Front Of House: Sandia Chang at Bubbledogs
Best Pub: The Fuzzy Duck
Belvedere Best Bar: Swift


 

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The Gulabi Rani Collection

Gymkhana’s new cocktail menu,
The Gulabi Rani Collection is a theatrical and immersive cocktail menu featuring reinvented traditional Indian ingredients.


Highlights include the ‘Tea Break Fizz’, inspired by Shantha Rangaswamy, who captained the Women’s Indian Cricket Team in 1976.
A reinvention of the ‘Peach Blow Fizz’, bringing to life aromas of breezy lawns with Coriander Seed Tanqueray Gin, Strawberry Brandy & Indian Tea.

Other storytelling cocktails include Bombay Talkies (Devika Rani), Allahambad Flying Club (Prem Mathur) & Himalayan Gimlet (Bachendri Pal).


Join us at Gymkhana to experience the journey of these four women who pioneered, inspired & fought for their causes in India.

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Royal Academy of Arts

 

From Wednesday 13th June until Monday 20th August, Gymkhana has partnered with the Royal Academy of Arts to celebrate it’s 250th anniversary.


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 4 course set lunch menu, served with a glass of wine and a ticket to the Summer exhibition for
£40 per person.

 

Please book Online via Email or Call +44 (0)20 3011 5900 (ref ‘RA Summer Exhibition’).

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Battle of the Raan

The legendary Lamb Raan traces its roots back to Alexander The Great. After a bloody battle between Indian King Paurava of Takshila and Alexander The Great, the barbecued whole leg of lamb was the centerpiece of the banquet laid on for the lucky generals to celebrate the end of the skirmish.


Gymkhana’s exclusive Lamb Raan recipe is also featured in the April edition of Red Magazine, to recreate at home.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd Dinner

On Tuesday 10th April to kick off our collaboration with Berry Bros. & Rudd, Gymkhana’s Head Sommelier Valentin Radosav together with Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Master of Wines, Demetri Walters will host a one-off evening where they will lead guests through each selection, explaining their choices on each of the wine matches from the curation.


Reservations will be taken across Gymkhana’s usual dinner service hours within the lower ground floor.

 

Tickets cost £120 and include a 6 course Taste of Gymkhana menu with Berry Bros. & Rudd wine pairings. An additional £30 supplement will apply for the Prestige wine pairing, should you wish to explore the partnership further on the evening.


To book for the Gymkhana x Berry Bros. & Rudd launch dinner on Tuesday 10th April please book Online via Email or Call +44 (0)20 3011 5900.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd Wines

Gymkhana, in partnership with Britain’s oldest wine & spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd is pleased to announce an exclusive showcase of exceptional wines, with two wine pairing selections to explore.


Join us from Tuesday 10th April – Saturday 12th May to experience a carefully curated selection of wine pairings, that has been tried, tested and handpicked by Gymkhana’s Head Sommelier Valentin Radosav together with Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Master of Wines, Demetri Walters MW. Matched with our Tasting and Hunter’s menus, wine highlights from Berry Bros. & Rudd will include Vall Por, Sangenís I Vaqué, Priorat, Catalunya, Spain 2006’ and Hambledon Vineyards, Premiere Cuvée, Hampshire, England NV’. A Berry Bros. & Rudd Gin aperitif will also be on menus throughout the collaboration, priced at £10.


Guests who purchase the Prestige wine pairing option throughout the collaboration will also be offered the opportunity to book a private tour to visit Berry Bros. & Rudd’s historical premises on St James’s Street for a guided tour of the cellars hidden beneath Britain’s oldest wine merchant – T&C’s apply, please speak to the sommelier team for further details on how to book.

 

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Gymkhana Business Lunch

The Gymkhana Business Lunch has been designed to offer an all inclusive 3 course menu, that caters perfectly to the corporate affair, within the hour.


Served with a refreshing welcome Mango or Masala Lassi, enjoy Cassava Lentil Papads to start, followed by Dum Chicken Biriyani with Pomegranate & Mint Raita. Finish with a Mango Shrinkhard Yoghurt Sorbet and go back to the office feeling complete.

 

Available 12.00-14.30 (Mon-Tues)

£20 per person


To book a business lunch at Gymkhana please book Online via Email or Call +44 (0)20 3011 5900.

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Valentine’s Day

This year, celebrate Valentine’s Day with Gymkhana and enjoy the bold flavours of India with our 5 course Valentine’s tasting menu for £85 per person, along with two wine pairing options to complement your evening – As well as our exclusive Valentine’s Day cocktail the Rose Temptation.


Enjoy menu highlights such as the Tandoori Mixed GrillWild Mushroom & Morel Dosa and Samudhri Seafood Biryani, finishing the evening off with a Dark Chocolate & Almond Kulfi Falooda.


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To book for Valentine’s at Gymkhana please book Online via Email

or Call +44 (0)20 3011 5900.


Please note that this menu will be the only menu available for the evening of Wednesday 14th February. To secure your booking we will need to take credit card details and if you cancel your booking within less than 72 hours, we will redeem the full menu price of £85 per person.

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Sommelier’s Choice

Our wine menu has been created with the principle of ensuring quality, uniqueness, variety and balance. Gymkhana’s winelist showcases a diverse range of high quality wines, including older and special vintages. Paired together, we hope to provide for our guests memorable flavours and exceptional food and wine experience.

New for the festive season our award winning Head Sommelier, Valentin Radosav, and his team have introduced the Prestige Wine Pairing, for which they have selected some exclusive bottles from iconic estates, such as Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France 2005 to be paired on the tasting menus and will also be available by the glass.
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