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Fire Forces Michelin-Starred Indian Restaurant in Mayfair to Close Indefinitely

The fire at Gymkhana on Albemarle Street is understood to be under control

Ola Smit

Gymkhana, the outstanding Michelin-starred Indian restaurant on Albemarle Street in Mayfair, is closed indefinitely after a fire at the restaurant on 6 June.

Witnesses on Twitter brought attention to a fire in Mayfair that appeared to be engulfing a nearby skyscraper on Stafford Street, but was later seen to be coming from JKS’ restaurant. While the cause of the fire is not yet known, a statement from London Fire Brigade said:

Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters have been called to a fire at a restaurant in Albemarle Street in Mayfair.

Half of the ground floor kitchen and half of the ducting from ground floor to roof level is alight.

The Brigade was called at 1608. Fire crews from Soho, Lambeth, Kensington, Euston, Paddington, Chelsea and Dowgate fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not known at this stage.

A Gymkhana spokesperson later confirmed Bloomberg food critic Richard Vines’ report that “all safe in the Gymkhana fire.

Updated 18:09, 06/06/2019, with news that all are safe after the fire.

Updated 19:17, 06/06/2019, with confirmation from a Gymkhana spokesperson.


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