Jamavar

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820 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
With a seating capacity of 107 covers split in two different floors, a private dining room that accommodate up to 8 guests plus al fresco tables will provide the perfect setting for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Taking inspiration from the Viceroy’s house of New Delhi, the restaurant will be a glamorous Indian dining room with rainforest emperador marbles, dark timber paneling, gilded walls, and Lutyens inspired furnishings. The space will reflect the vibrant colours and intricate patterns of rare Jamavar shawls, offset with brass accents, hand-cut marquetry, and a sculpted bar that will celebrate the great textile traditions of India.
What 820 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fabulous food, delicious wine.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, nice atmosphere. Excellent value for
Money

SC
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, spectacular friendly service and exceptional Indian cooking made for a wonderful date night with my wife. From the Samosas through to the mains of melt in your mouth sea bass. Thank you Jamavar for another great dinner

SC
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at a comfortable table on street level, and received friendly and excellent service. Jamavar’s food is outstanding. We’ve dined here now a half dozen times and never been disappointed!

I
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, will be revisiting!

RS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service , attention to detail was exceptional
Food was amazing

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food outside of Delhi

DD
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the tasting menu with the wine pairings and it was fantastic in every way. Super high quality without becoming gimmicky. I saw a review that raised the issue of heat, we did not find that to be a problem at all.

e
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Jamavar always amazing food and this time we sat downstairs which wasn't bad at all. Great service and once again yummy food !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Indian restaurants in London. My one apiece if advice is to inform the server of the level of chilli you like.

But the food is amazing. The whole menu is.

N
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The staff was attentive and friendly. The service spot on. The food was absolutely amazing!

RK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was not too great. Very spicey but nothing too amazing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very friendly and attentive staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service combined with delicious food and a nice ambience!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both impeccable!

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful evening with amazing cocktails and food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good but the amount in each portion is so little, we order boneless chicken for starter it came only one piece and one piece of potato.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ambience, service attentive but not intrusive & food sublime - full of flavour, exquisitely spiced & ‘á point’ as to ‘heat’. Arguably the best cuisine of this kind I have EVER had (and that includes over 40 years’ extensive experience - in Birmingham & Leeds/Bradford, as well as London). I shall DEFINITELY be back!

T
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian restaurant that I have enjoyed in London.

MM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Overall we enjoyed our meal, the food was delicious and we were guided politely through choices by our server. However, the service was slow and a bit cold and functional which really sums up our reservations about our experience at Jamavar. The tone of the evening was unfortunately set from the beginning when the maitre d' took us through two floors of an all but empty restaurant to a table next to the kitchen doors and then expressed surprise when we asked if there was another, more appealing table available. No surprise to find that there was! This is an expensive restaurant in London's highly competitive restaurant market which we concluded really needs to make its guests feel more welcome in order to justify its prices. We will not hurry back.

G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and pleasant atmosphere

MK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food tastes good but the portions sizes are not very filling.

I felt the price was too high for what you get.

N
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Indian cuisines - beautiful atmosphere, attentive and gracious service, . I think , no, I o ow this is the best I Dian food that I have had, ever! Looking forward to maki this our “go to” for dinner when in London next.

S
Birmingham
25 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Nazz & Vithal. Lamb chops are a must as they are delicious

NA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Overall the service was poor, not one friendly smile from any of the staff. The maitre’d did not come up to the table once to check everything was ok. The ambience of the restaurant does not feel like fine dining as the tables are very cramped and there is the constant passing of people next to your table. The only plus side was the food which was decent but would not go back especially for the price.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice place with delicious indian cuisine one can ever get in london

j
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was not great, seemed heated up. Was expensive for what it was.

M
London
36 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious and enjoyable we had to go two days in a row! Do not miss this excellent food and lovely service. We visited during Alphonso mango season—so many special treats!

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very tasty but portion sizes were small for the price. Service and atmosphere was good.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian food in London. Try the prawn dishes. Also currently mango is in season, amazing use of flavours. Thank you again

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food perfect as usual.

However we experienced what could only be described as the worse bit of service ever.

The tall bald guy with a stern look didn’t stop bothering us, every time we where speaking he was interrupting us.

When it came to ordering 3 of the party wanted the tasting menu and 1 the a la carte only to be told that wasn’t possible.

We where told that we all had to eat from the same menu...

How strange for an establishment of this kind.

When we explained that the person who wanted to eat from the a la carte menu was choosing to due to dietary requirements that the tasting menu could not cater for he still just said it was not possible.

We then decided to slightly part the tables and 2 of us have a la carte and 2 have the tasting menu, and the waiter said that isn’t possible as he has seen us part the tables and that we are together.

Once we had all ordered and eaten from the a la carte menu the waiter even tidied up around a colleague who was still eating...

Such a strange turn of events and such a shame as none of us will eat here again.

Overall the food is great this was my second visit in a month just think that this individual needs some training.

Everyone can have a bad day but this was beyond a joke.

Was he having a bad day? Or was he just pushing us to have the tasting menu as it’s the most expensive meal on the menu?

Who knows...

FI
London
56 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were shown to the best table in the house (I had requested a romantic table) by a smiling member of staff. Generally every waiter, the sommelier etc. were very helpful and made us feel special. We ordered plenty of seafood (the fried crab is very interesting). Cocktails were also delicious. Much recommend Jamavar for a date night!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was good as usual.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite Indian restaurant in London. The food and service is amazing. Highly recommend the 4 course lunch menu, great food and great value.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good Indian food, overpriced though

MK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! i think it's officially my favourite indian resturant.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent service

OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The starters were very good but the mains were terrible. There’s much better butter chicken available at Waitrose than what was served here, which was akin to a soup. Same story with the lamb. The dal also disappointed. These are basic dishes that any decent Indian restaurant should nail down. The cocktails were good and the palak paneer side was good. The portions were sizeable. However for £60 per head it wasn’t really good enough.

r
London
24 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Fabulous
This is my first visit to Jamavar. It has been on my list of 'must go to' restaurants for a long time. So we chose to celebrate my Mothers 77th Birthday. The restaurant is exquisitely decorated and fitted out. Great service from the moment one enters the door. Since my Mum is prone to some allergies, we had pre-advised the restaurant of these. The restaurant had not only called ahead, and confirmed the same. but the Manager, Mr Basu Joshi also immediately came and discussed her preferences.
Thank you to Mr Joshi, This is the exact kind of service I have come to expect from fine dining establishments. And Jamavar certainly did not disappoint on the service ! We have recently been to 3/4 fine dining Indian restaurants and Jamavar is one of the best along with Trishna. So thank you to Mr Joshi and Joaquin and the rest of the team to make our experience memorable. The food was served elegantly, and all of the food was excellent. The taste, flavours presentation, and quantity were abundant. A must visit again establishment, and the price is what I expect to pay and got plenty of value for our outing. As a surprise the staff presented my Mother with a birthday cake and candle, for which she was delighted. To add to the surprise the famous Hollywood actor @kelseygrammer also turned around and wished Mum a happy birthday. Thank you to Jamavar and to @kelseygrammer.

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