Jamavar

4.6
765 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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 Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.4

Jamavar is an upmarket Indian restaurant in Mayfair with excellent food and a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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GU
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The quality of food was observed to have deteriorated over the year. What we got for lunch today was sub par and way below expectations from a flavour and presentation standpoint.
Not coming back.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food

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JP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic service and food! Was my fiancé and I’s Anniversary and they brought a cake out aswell, it was gorg! Would definitely recommend.

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N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not allowed to order off of different menus, even though nowhere did it state this. The food was fantastic, well seasoned and well presented. Was it good value for money? Not really. But we ate off the set menu which brought the cost down a bit, not much but a bit. Half the price would be more reasonable.

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P
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better than Benares. Tasting menu well thought through and balanced. Some spicy heat too. Presented well. Wine flight went well with the tasting menu. Went for a Saturday lunch. Was there for 3 hours. Not rushed. Quite quiet. Toilets spotless. Although a better extract system in the restaurant would prevent clothes smelling after departure.

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KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant setting with very friendly and attentive staff. We had the weekday lunch menu which had a good variety of options (meat/veg/fish). Found the starters to have a bit more chilli than would have liked but food was very well cooked and tender. The dessert (jalebi caviar) was my favourite dish - a must have!

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k
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round meal with enjoyable staff interactions

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

Excellent service, thanks for making our special day very special.

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FD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yet another fantastic meal from this Mayfair favourite. The set lunch is phenomenally good value.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food really disappointed us. The food was very very bland. Did not like it at all.

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P
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambience. Pleasant and courteous staff

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AC
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and great service greeted us at Jamavar. The meal and ambience was above our expectations.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is the best Indian restaurant in London for me. Everything is perfect.

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KN
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great, warm and friendly service. Decent food, and the staff were accomodative for our requests.
Will definitely recommend to try Mango Rasmalai

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointing. Starters were nice but tiny portions. Mains very ordinary and not worth £50 for two dishes. Would not recommend. At this price point there are much better options in London. Their sister Restaurant Bombay Bustle is much nicer, better food and better value for money.

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SP
Buckinghamshire
22 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word - Outstanding. My wife and I were absolutely blown away by the quality of the food and the ambience. Wonderful way to spend our anniversary, highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Overpriced.

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D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I've been to Jamavar four times now over the past couple of years, for special occasions. I've learnt that you need to request to be on the top floor of the restaurant, otherwise you will be directed to the basement dining area, which doesn't have the same feel and look to it as the top floor. I think the restaurant likes to do this even at less busy times.
Generally the food is at a good standard. I would highly recommend the Malabar prawns starter and the Tandoori prawns; both were delicious. Some dishes were not as good as they were on previous occasions. The lentil curry was a bit of a disappointment and not value for money-i could cook this better at home for a quarter of the price. The Thandi drink is usually tasty but wasn't made well the last time I went. The sorbets were delicious!
The service is generally good but I felt like our waiter wasn't as enthusiastic this time.
Good on the restaurant for always bringing a desert and candle to the birthday girl or boy.
Next time I will try Bombay Bustle as my last experience was great.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time to this restaurant and the food and service is amazing. The lighting and ambience is perfect.

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A
London
56 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic indian restaurant with a really interesting and unique menu. Each dish brings different flavours. Definately worth a visit.

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OD
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really loving evening. Had the tasting menu and the accompanying wine flight. It was delicious and the wines were really excellent with the meal. I was very impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, service was terrific. Can’t complain!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food and cocktails !!

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this restaurant for Valentine’s Day which is my husbands birthday. It was the best Indian restaurant that is around Mayfair and good value for money. Also the waiters don’t pressure you to order more than you want which you can find around Mayfair. The food was amazing from start to finish. They also brought out an additional cake with candle for my husband to blow out :-)

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J
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and really generous portions.

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KC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall the experience was good. I found the tables really close to each other, which made the atmosphere a bit cramped. The food was nice but I have had better Indian food in the past. I have to admit the potatoes were super buttery and really really well made, as was the cauliflower and peas. The paneer we had did not taste very nice. We also ordered the biryani which was taste wise ok but the puff pastry on the top was a nice touch. Service was outstanding even though they were really really busy!

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HN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly Excellent.
Service was attentive but not itrusive.
Food was great and the ambience was nice too.

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine's dinner.

This restaurant boasts a Michelin star. The food was tasty, service was good, and the ambiance of the restaurant was very pleasant.

I have eaten at many Michelin star restaurants before and unfortunately I cannot work out why this place does. It's a nice restaurant but it is over priced, yes we didn't leave hungry and yes we enjoyed the food but it didn't have the finesse of other Michelin stars. It lacked personality and is basically a pricey curry house. I have eaten in many normal Indian restaurants with just as high quality food. I'm not sure what to make of this place.

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Great location
Great value for money

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing high class experience definitely going back

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would like to suggest to either give the customer the option to choose how spicy the food should be or at least let the customer know what dishes are spicy.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time eating Indian food, service was fantasticj, waiter super helpful w suggestions! Made us believers, absolutely delicious!

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VD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Limited Vegetarain options and limited choices on the menu

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and flavoursome food, prompt service, and excellent staff. We had the tasting menu so were able to sample a bit of a lot, generous portions so were completely full by the end of it. Highly recommend the monk fish dish.

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Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with amazing food and service was brilliant.. will definitely be going again! Thank you!

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v
London
22 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant restaurant. Everything was spot on
The food was impeccable, the service - you think and your server is there, great wine list and chilled ambience.
An all round great restaurant and I will be coming back for more!

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

I really wanted to like Jamavar. I have seen celebrities endorse it, have recommended it to friends on the basis of its popularity and had high expectations from the Leela group’s newest venture. The service, the ambience, the aesthetics and the location all hit a solid 10. However, as a restaurant, it failed for me and pretty badly at that. The food here was simply disappointing. We ordered the lamb kebab which had no taste to it - it was like eating tofu. We ordered the butter chicken for our mains and asked for it to be made spicy, which they did accommodate. We couldn’t quite put a finger on it but again, the food was bland with just an overpowering taste of chillies. Desserts were just well.. desserts. Nothing spectacular there. I never thought anyone could go wrong with Indian food but Jamavar surprised me. Don’t think I will be returning, unless maybe just for drinks.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamavar was a lovely restaurant with great staff and we had a fantastic time

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BS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food : Starters were good. Mains a bit disappointing.

Service : Atrocious. We were celebrating an event and the service staff was very pushy for us to order starters, mains and then at the time of dessert they just handed us the cheque saying they need the table back. Really unapologetic about it. I am never going to eat in this kind of pretentious restaurant again.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, ambiance and lighting perfect, staff very attentive.

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