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JKS Restaurants returns with delivery from Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna, plus cult favourites Hoppers, Brigadiers, and Berenjak

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Muntjac biryani at Michelin-starred Gymkhana Gymkhana [Official Photo]

One of London’s most revered restaurant groups has announced the return of some of its most popular brands. JKS Restaurants today revealed that its Michelin-starred Indian establishments, Gymkhana, and Trishna would join South Asian grill Brigadiers, Persian restaurant Berenjak, and Sri Lankan cult-favourite Hoppers in offering food via delivery from this week. Those five sit alongside the group’s established delivery brand Motu Indian Kitchen, and Rice Error — the new Taiwanese restaurant delivery service from the team behind Bao.

JKS announced the complete closure of its portfolio of restaurants, before the government mandated their closure, on 19 March. Since then, it has been working behind the scenes on its corona-time business strategy, contemplating where and how its brands — which span multiple cuisines and price points — could pivot, and fit into the new delivery market. It had a long-standing relationship with Deliveroo, with Motu among the first brands to pilot the delivery giant’s dark kitchens “Editions” initiative in 2017.

The group’s remaining restaurants — Lyle’s, Flor, Sabor, Kitchen Table, and Bubbledogs — in which JKS are partners, will not yet reopen for delivery or collection. However, Eater understands that this is the next phase currently in planning. Flor could operate solely as a bakery, while Bubbledogs could do hot dogs and champagne — both could theoretically work for collection and/or delivery. Some of Sabor’s Spanish farmhouse sharing dishes and tapas might work for delivery; though the logistics for the more intricate styles of Lyle’s and Kitchen Table, one and two-Michelin-starred, respectively, could prove more challenging.

JKS has also said that over the coming weeks, more “click and collect” options will be announced, as well as a further extension of delivery radiuses and a new e-commerce platform for home meal kits, fresh produce, wines, beers, and spirits.

Before then, here’s a complete run-down of JKS’ new offering as of this week — with details of what each of the brands will offer, where they’ll deliver, when it will launch, and how to get it.


Gymkhana

Mayfair’s Gymkhana will offer delivery for the first time, offering the likes of tandoori masala lamb chops, butter chicken masala, and its trademark wild muntjac biryani. It will also offer a “Feast Menu for Two” — four courses includes the likes of gol guppas and aloo papri chaat, and kid goat methi keema.

Where: Marylebone, Mayfair, Paddington, Knightsbridge, Victoria, Sloane Square, St John’s Wood, Camden, Primrose Hill, and King’s Cross
When: Friday 22 May
How: Supper


Brigadiers

The City’s Brigadiers will deliver its Indian barbecue dishes from this week. The menu features classic butter chicken wings and the Brigadiers mixed grill. Fresh Indian mangoes, currently in season and which because of disruptions to international supply chains have been hard to come by this year, will be available for dessert.

During ramadan, a special iftar feast will be available for a limited time — it will include a multani lamb shank nihari.

Where: Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, and Bethnal Green
When: from Friday 15 May
How: Deliveroo


Trishna

Michelin-starred Trishna will deliver dishes inspired by the south-west coast of India. Feast menus will accompany hariyali bream, chicken pepper fry, and a seafood biryani.

Where: Marylebone, Mayfair, Paddington, St John’s Wood, Fitzrova, Euston
When: from Friday 22 May
How: Deliveroo


Hoppers

Hoppers will extend its delivery radius to cover new locations from this week. The menu will feature a selection of its popular Sri Lankan dishes, served from its Soho and Marylebone restaurants. Bone marrow varuval with roti, devilled chilli paneer, mutton kothu roti, and a selection of seasonal karis. It won’t deliver its trademark egg hoppers or dosas because of their unsuitability to travel.

Where:
King’s Cross: King’s Cross, Islington, Highbury, Lower Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury and Primrose Hill
When: Thursday 14 May

Soho: Mayfair, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Euston, Soho and Fitzrovia
When: Friday 15 May

East: Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, and Bethnal Green
When: 26 May

How: Deliveroo


Berenjak

Berenjak will restart service this week from a number of new Deliveroo Editions sites across in central, north, east, and south London. It will offer the Iranian grill’s signature koobideh and jujeh kababs, and a selection of mazeh, including hummus, mast o khiar and kashk e bademjoom.

Where:
East: Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Hoxton, City, Shoreditch, Whitechapel, and Bethnal Green
When: Friday 15 May

Battersea: Wandsworth, Clapham, Balham, Fulham, and Chelsea
When Thursday 21 May

Swiss Cottage: St. John’s Wood, Camden, Belsize Park, Kilburn, and Hampstead When: Wednesday 27 May

Whitechapel: Bethnal Green, Mile End, Spitalfields, Wapping, and Limehouse
When: Thursday 28 May

Kings Cross: King’s Cross, Islington, Highbury, Lower Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury, and Primrose Hill
When: Wednesday 3 June

Soho: Mayfair, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Euston, and Fitzrovia
When: Thursday 4 June

How: Deliveroo


Motu Indian Kitchen

The group’s acclaimed home delivery brand Motu Indian Kitchen, established in 2016, will reopen some locations from 14 May; a Crouch End kitchen is due to open in early June. Motu’s menu leans on what it describes as “crowd-pleasing” food: samosas; lamb seekh kebabs; saag gosht, and biryanis. It’s also introducing a range of dishes prepared most often by Muslimm communities during Ramadan, including nihari, haleem, and chapli kebabs.

Where:
Battersea: Wandsworth, Clapham, Balham, Fulham, and Chelsea
When: Thursday 14 May

Canary Wharf: Popular, Bromley by Bow, Isle of Dogs, Canning Town, and Limehouse
When: Thursday 14 May

Swiss Cottage: St. John’s Wood, Camden, Belsize Park, Kilburn, and Hampstead
When: Monday 18 May

Whitechapel: Bethnal Green, Mile End, Spitalfields, Wapping, and Limehouse
When: Thursday 21 May

Islington: Highbury, Barnsbury, Holloway, Caledonian Road, and King’s Cross
When: Tuesday 26 May

Crouch End: Harringay, Stroud Green, Archway, Alexandra Palace Muswell Hill, Wood Green, and Highgate
When: Tuesday 2 June

How: Deliveroo


Rice Error by Bao

Bao’s new delivery only brand, Rice Error, is typically slick and eye-catching. Initially launched from Borough Market on 29th March, it obviously revolves around rice, boxes accessorised with pork belly, dry-aged beef, and Taiwanese chicken. Extras include its celebrated Horlicks ice cream.

Where:
Borough: London Bridge, Southwark, Elephant & Castle, and Kennington
When: live now

Fitzrovia: Soho, Mayfair, Marylebone, Bloomsbury, Paddington, St. John’s Wood, Camden Primrose Hill, and Clerkenwell
When: Wednesday 13 May

Kings Cross: King’s Cross, Islington, Highbury, Lower Holloway, Camden, Kentish Town, Bloomsbury, and Primrose Hill
When: Thursday 4 June

Hackney: Click and collect service from Monday 25 May. Further details TBC.

How: Deliveroo

Bubbledogs

70 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 4QG 020 7637 7770 Visit Website

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, , England W1S 4JH 020 3011 5900 Visit Website

Sabor

35-37 Heddon Street, , England W1B 4BR 020 3319 8130 Visit Website

BAO

590 Valencia Street, , CA 94110 (415) 658-7453 Visit Website

Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street, , England W1U 3DG 020 7935 5624 Visit Website

Kitchen Table

70 Charlotte Street, , England W1T 4QG Visit Website

Borough Market

8 Southwark Street, , England SE1 1TL 020 7407 1002 Visit Website

Flor

1 Bedale Street, , England SE1 9AL 020 3967 5418 Visit Website

Hoppers

77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE Visit Website

Brigadiers

1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, , England EC4N 8AR 020 3319 8140 Visit Website

Berenjak

27 Romilly Street, , England W1D 5AL Visit Website

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