Posh curry house wins Restaurant of the Year

2 July 2014

curry Think you’re some kind of curry connoisseur? You may have forged yourself a hot ring at your local curry house, but you’ve never seen anything like Gymkhana, London’s hottest restaurant.

This is fine dining at its finest, and a curry pour deux at Gymkhana - named after the jolly horse event favoured by posh teenage girls called Binky - will set you back about £100. And it’s in Mayfair.

Oh, and this is real curry, by the way, not your bog standard Patak’s korma.

Chef Karam Sekhi is known for his uncompromising Indian cuisine, and he’s refused to tone things down for weak British palettes more used to Findus Crispy Pancakes than fenugreek.

In fact, it’s so good that the restaurant has now been awarded National Restaurant of The Year, which means that the humble curry house has finally been lifted into the stratosphere of haute cuisine.

'It’s a testament to the quality of Gymkhana as well as the true diversity of the UK’s eating out scene that an Indian restaurant has been named the best place to eat out in the UK,' said Stefan Chomka, editor of Restaurant magazine. [Shout out to the amazing Mughli in Manchester - Ed.]

Yes, no longer will Indian restaurants be places where you try to competitively eat a table made of naan washed down with a pint of flat Kingfisher. Expect to see lots of overpriced posh Indian restaurants opening in your neighbourhood soon...


  • Coran
    Being £100 a curry means most people won't be checking to see if this award is credible..
  • JonB
    That's £100 for 2 people, which is not too bad. You can easily pay £60 elsewhere in London and not get Wild Muntjac Biryani or Suckling Pig Vindaloo.

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