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Gymkhana announces reopening date following fire

Published 5 February 2020

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Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana was forced to close in June until further notice due to a fire breaking out at the Albermarle Street location. However yesterday, JKS Restaurants announced the good news that they will be reopening Gymkhana later this month.

Having undergone a major refurbishment across both floors, the contemporary Indian restaurant may not be quite as guests remember. Samuel Hosker, the design director for JKS Restaurants, has led the refurbishment. With the aim of preserving the elite Indian clubhouse feel, guests can expect “a Kashmiri Chilli colour palette, bold carpeting and a collection of Indian art” in the basement dining room, whilst the 47-cover ground floor will feature dark wood, low light and leather seating.

The bar also has a new-look, drawing “inspiration from an Edwardian drawing room cabinet”, complete with new cocktail menu including the peach blow fizz, a gin-based cocktail with green mango and tropical citrus flavours.

Executive chef Jitin Joshi continues at the helm in the kitchen, bringing back the same successful menu as before, complete with some new additions, such as a game bird baida roti and Bombay Gymkhana club vegetable cutlet with masala ketchup.

Celebrity fans rumoured to include Oprah Winfrey and Ed Sheeran will be pleased to hear they are able to revisit the restaurant from 18 February, with booking lines now open. To book a table or for more information, visit the website here

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