A restaurant named after the Indian term for a posh sports club and located in London's exclusive Mayfair district has become the first Indian restaurant to be named UK National Restaurant of the Year.
The Gymkhana on Stafford Street beat out a slew of world-renowned eateries including Le Gavroche, The Ledbury, The Fat Duck and the stunning Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to top the list of the 100 top restaurants in Great Britain.
The restaurant opened in September 2013 and serves traditional Indian cuisine which use British ingredients.
The bar serves a range of cocktails made using Asian spices and the restaurant also features a traditional Tandoor oven and Sigri charcoal grill.
“It is testament to the quality of Gymkhana as well as the true diversity of the U.K.’s eating-out scene that an Indian restaurant has been named the best place to eat out,” Stefan Chomka, editor of Restaurant magazine said in a statement.
The National Restaurant Awards are the magazine’s annual countdown of the U.K. top 100.
Rankings are based on the votes of some of the top chefs, restaurant-owners and food critics in the UK.
The Gymkhana is owned by chef Karam Sethi and his family, which also owns Trishna.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS