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Gymkhana set to reopen in 2020 after fire forces temporary closure

Michelin Star Indian restaurant, Gymkhana is set to reopen its Mayfair site in February next year, after a fire forced it to temporarily close its doors earlier this year.

A statement on the restaurant’s website said: “We are excited to announce Gymkhana will reopen its doors in February 2020 following a period of closure for refurbishment.”

In June, a fire broke out at the Mayfair site, with reports suggesting half of the downstairs area had suffered damage. 

As a part of the refurbishment, the basement has been remodelled and includes furniture inspired from Pierre Jeanerette’s work in Chandigarh, India.

The ground floor and bar will retain its original design, which has been inspired by Indians gymkhana clubs. It will also feature a dining-room style and booth seating area, alongside a bar area which has been inspired by an Edwardian drawing room cabinet.

The restaurant will have around 90 covers, and will offer refined Indian dishes, which include: club-style chatpata, snacks, nashta, curries, biryanis and tandoori items.

Gymkhana, which is owned by JKS restaurants, first opened in 2013 and was awarded a Michelin Star a year later. 

JKS Restaurants also run Trishna, Brigadiers, Hoppers, BAO, and Lyle’s.

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