With a prized Michelin star, Gymkhana has firmly held its place at the top of London’s Indian dining scene since it opened in 2013. The secret of its success is the combination of elegant interiors, top-class service and a menu replete with Indian classics that keeps guests returning time after time.
If you’re looking to treat a group to a special evening, the two private dining vaults make for an atmospheric destination unlike anything else in the capital. The low, curved ceilings create an intimate vibe while the low-level lighting makes everything feel cosy and calm. Vault 30 is semi-private and is home to the Gymkhana wine cellar while Vault 40 features luxurious teal banquette style seating. Each hold eight and ten guests respectively. Diners are able to choose from either a range of tasting menus or the a la carte as long as the kitchen receive your order prior to your event. Grouping the two vaults together allows you room for between 12-30 guests, while semi-private and exclusive hire are also a possibility for larger groups. The semi-private option gives you access to the entire ground floor – including the sumptuous bar for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Booking the restaurant in its entirety means room for 100 – a great option for a work function of Christmas party.
Favourites from Gymkhana’s menu include a rich Goan prawn curry, chicken butter masala and salmon tikka. Private dining feasts start from just £50 per person at lunchtime and include four courses plus a pappadum and dips selection to start. Later in the day, the dinner menu delivers you five courses of wonderfully spiced dishes. Start with an aloo chat – perhaps – before moving on to kid goat keema and a classic biryani. Each of the menus are served with accompanying saag makai, dal, breads and rice and we can say from experience that there is always plenty to go around.