A London institution is on its way back
Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Gymkhana will reopen on 18 February, 9 months after a fire shut the premises down. The menu that made it famous and earned it that Michelin star in 2014 remains, with new dishes including a game bird baida roti. Founder Karam Sethi told Eater in December that the green, brass, cream, and brown decor will be “upgraded.” The downstairs bar area has been redecorated and “re-modelled allowing for a convivial club feel with a Kashmiri Chilli colour palette, bold carpeting and collection of Indian art.” Reservation lines open today, 4 February, from 9a.m.
And in other news...
- Canelés, chaussons, Turkish breads, lamb flatbreads, sourdoughs, croissants, and buns galore: Here are London’s best bakeries.
- With Valentine’s Day around the corner and every other day of the year also yet to happen, here are London’s best restaurants for a date.
- London’s oldest food market keeps upping its game — where to eat in Borough Market.
- Chinatown businesses are suffering from a downturn in visitors and an upturn in racist comments as the coronavirus spreads in China. Visit Chinatown’s restaurants and eat well.
- The AA restaurant guide — known for its rosettes — will start charging standalone restaurants to appear in its annual book. [Big Hospitality]
- Marlon Abela’s restaurant group MARC is reeling after administrators shut down Michelin-starred restaurant The Square mid-service and placed two-Michelin-starred Umu into administration. The Greenhouse, also two-Michelin-starred, is not in administration, but the property has been released from security against a loan taken out by the group.
- Good tweet:
Top tripadvisor cliches that make you want to headbutt the wall— TomEats (@EaterWriter) February 2, 2020
1. “We regularly dine in michelin star restaurants”
2. 4 rating because “I rarely give top marks”
3. “We have had many excellent meals here, however on this occasion...”
4. “We gave them a second chance...”