Jamavar

4.6
799 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
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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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.

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

Very tasty and pleasant atmosphere

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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.

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N
Cincinnati
29 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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...

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FI
London
53 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!

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

Food and service was good as usual.

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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.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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

Excelent service

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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.

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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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MH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Katarin/ Katr is always excellent and is an asset to Jamavar. Food is incredible.

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good evening but expensive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience and amazing food!
Florin the waiter was very attentive!

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AS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing service
Great food
Too dark
Great desserts

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food

Good free from options

Service ok

Price ok

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KF
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Knew it would be good, but exceeded expectations. If upstairs is too noisy for your liking there is a nice basement seating area.

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KR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

un des meilleurs indiens de Londres . Seul le service peut être plus personnalisé

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Booked as a treat for my 75 year old father who had spent the last month in hospital (the booking clearly stated that this was a special occasion). Table was not ready despite booking the day before. Was told by the general manager at the door that we would have to wait at the bar and my father was left STANDING in a cramped space bar. Had to make a fuss to the general manager who seeemed to be unable to understand why it was inappropriate. We were eventually given a temporary table next to the kitchen to be be seated whilst we waited for our table. Having waited for more than 30min after the supposed booking time we were given a table. The lamb biryani was ok but have had significantly better for less than half the price and was most definitely not worth the wait nor inconvenience. The waiter was lovely and tried his best to make up for the experience thus far however the night was ruined by poor management who was fully aware that this was a special occasion. Extremely disappointed and will not be visiting again.

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall strictly okay. There are much better high end Indian restaurants. Food was passé. Ambience service were good.

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AK
New England
125 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is excellent...if you like really spicy Indian food. My husband was very happy with his meal and he also ate mine. I like some level of heat, but this was past what I can eat. However, if I took the "hot" away, I could tell everything was delicious. If we go again, I will ask if they are able to tone it down a bit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was more than amazing 👌👌👌

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TK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good but service was a bit rushed. Otherwise, the ambiance was nice.

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RS
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit, another Greta experience

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GU
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
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
15 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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