From the curry houses on Brick Lane to the top tier veggie spots on Drummond Street, Indian food in London is unparalleled. Now, one restaurant in the Big Smoke can officially call itself the best Indian in town. Gymkhana, the swanky Mayfair eatery inspired by colonial gentlemen’s clubs in India, has been awarded not one but two Michelin stars.
Having held one star for the past decade, the posh resto was awarded its second star at the annual Michelin awards ceremony that took place earlier this week.
A far cry from your typical curry house, Gymkhana exudes luxury, and dinner there doesn’t come cheap. A five-course tasting menu will set diners back £110 each, and it’s an extra £95 for the wine pairing. On the menu you’ll find elevated versions of some of the most beloved Indian dishes, such as Goan prawn curry, chicken butter masala and tandoori lamb.
Gymkhana wasn’t the only London eatery this week promoted to the highest echelons of haute cuisine in the awards. The Ledbury in Notting Hill was given its third Michelin star, while newcomers like Chishuru and Akoko were awarded their first. Here’s the full list of London restaurants that had stars awarded (and taken away) this year.
Dreaming of biryani? Check out our list of the best Indian restaurants in London.
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