Gymkhana, located in Mayfair is inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs set up by the British Raj, where members of high society came to socialize and play sport. Renowned for their excellent tandoori and chatpatta food and sense of conviviality, Sethi will bring the clubs’ dining culture to Mayfair.
The interior design of Gymkhana, references British Raj India with ceiling fans that hang from a dark-lacquered oak ceiling, cut glass wall lamps from Jaipur, hunting trophies from the Maharaja of Jodhpur and Grandmother Sethi’s barometer.
Reminiscent of the gymkhana clubs, the dining room is flanked by turned oak booths with marble tables and fluted, bitter chocolate leather banquettes. Brass edged tables and rattan chairs punctuate the dining space, which is embellished with Punch sketches and Indian sports prints and divided by lead framed, mottled glass screens. A large marble bar stands before an antique leaded mirror work, providing a backdrop to the room.