1 Michelin Star Chefs: Karam Sethi, Chef owner, Gymkhana and Trishna

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Karam Sethi is chef owner of Gymkhana and Trishna which both hold one Michelin star.

Karam began his culinary career as a chef working in some of India’s most highly regarded restaurants and hotels.

Gymkhana

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH

Websitewww.gymkhanalondon.com

Tel: 020 3011 5900

Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 
Lunch Monday to Saturday 12 to 2:30pm; Dinner Monday to Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm; Closed Sunday

Head chef: Karam Sethi
Restaurant manager: Rikesh Nambiar
Head sommelier: Valentin Radosav

Facebook: Gymkhana London

Twitter: @GymkhanaLondon

Instagram: @gymkhanalondon

Biography

Karam began his culinary career as a chef working in some of India’s most highly regarded restaurants and hotels. He is now responsible for food, concepts and scouting new talent for JKS Restaurants which includes the award-winning restaurants created by himself, his brother Jyotin and sister Sunaina, and the restaurants that they partner with and invest in.

Karam Sethi
Karam Sethi

The Sethis restaurant collection

The Sethis’ own restaurants include the Michelin-starred Indian restaurants, Trishna and Gymkhana plus Michelin Bib Gourmand Winner, Hoppers, and new Indian delivery service, Motu Indian Kitchen. The other independent restaurants are Michelin-starred Lyle’s and Kitchen Table, Bubbledogs and BAO Soho and Fitzrovia.

Awards and accolades

In addition to the Michelin stars, in 2014 Gymkhana became the first Indian restaurant to win the BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year award, and was also named the UK’s Best Restaurant at the 2015 National Restaurant Awards.

In the same year Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina were named in the Evening Standard Progress 1000 of London’s most influential individuals for the second year running. Both Gymkhana and Hoppers were awarded a full five stars from the Evening Standard’s restaurant critic, Fay Maschler, and Gymkhana received The Times critic Giles Coren’s first ever 10/10 rating for food, under Karam’s direction.

A classic Goan dish, Pork Cheek Vindaloo

A classic Goan dish, Pork

Cheek Vindaloo

In 2016 this was followed by Hoppers winning the BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year award in April, the Tatler Restaurant of the Year award in May and Best New Restaurant at the London Evening Standard Awards in June. Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina were also included in the 2016 Debrett’s 500, a recognition and celebration of Britain’s 500 most influential people, and this year were nominated in the Best Restaurateur category at the GQ Food & Drink Awards.

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Editor 12th December 2017

1 Michelin Star Chefs: Karam Sethi, Chef owner, Gymkhana and Trishna