Jamavar

4.7
912 reviews
£41 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 912 People Are Saying
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Dotsdelights
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fabulous restaurant with good service, which can accommodate my wheelchair without fuss & catered for my wife`s allergy . Delicious food.

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vip10GBS
10 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Pretty much faultless experience. Great food and atmosphere

Jamavar
Responded 6 days ago

Hi 10GBS, Thank you so much for your review, we're so pleased you enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very nice, I feel every guest is well received.
I love ambience always

Jamavar
Responded on 18 November 2021

Hello, Thank you for your review, we're so pleased to hear that you found the service and atmosphere as is expected. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Such a disappointing experience. I Took my husband for he’s birthday. We ordered the Game Tasting Menu. The Game was all extremely over cooked, therefore dry & chewy. The Spices used were too hot & did not compliment the Game at all, except the pheasant which was very bland and so dry also overcooked I couldn’t eat it.
One of the worst meals I have ever had unfortunately.
I’ve been to numerous Indian Michelin star restaurants and this is no comparison. It was awful.
The service was attentive and the wine pairing good except the Port with a sweet desert!
We came away and could not believe just how poor the standard of the food was. My advice would be to take the Game menu of the menu. The chef is definitely not experienced in cooking game, it’s a shame as a lot of the other food coming out looked good.
Also the tables are so close together, it’s hard to get in and out without disturbing the people on the next table.
However that does not make up for terrible food we received.

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DavidH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really like this restaurant - will return. Emma and I loved the Stone Bass.

Jamavar
Responded on 15 November 2021

Hi DavidH, Thank you for your kind words, we're so pleased you enjoyed our Malai Stone Bass Tikka and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Stag do lovely food

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vip10GBS
11 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a business lunch! Highly recommend, will be going back there again

Jamavar
Responded on 9 November 2021

Hi 10GBS, Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian in London

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js14203
London
25 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, great service and loved that we weren’t rushed at all Will be visiting again

Jamavar
Responded on 17 October 2021

Hi js14203, Thank you so much for your kind words, we're pleased to hear that you found everything as is expected and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Having been to Jamavar previously we were a little disappointed with the lack of service and the quality of food. The ambience was too loud you couldn’t hear each other from across the table. Considering other nearby restaurants like Benares this wasn’t value for money.

Jamavar
Responded on 18 November 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear that we haven't exceeded your expectations this time on your visit to Jamavar as we always aim to provide the highest quality of guest experience. Thank you for the detailed feedback, this has been taken to the team in order to understand why did we fall so short on your visit. We have taken each word in consideration and as a team we will constructively improve on every aspect of it. Please accept my sincerest apologies, I truly hope to see you very soon in Jamavar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

Jamavar
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hello, We're so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday dinner and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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MelliK
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met the owner, what a delightful gentleman. Great place

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vipRichardH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lamb chops melt in your mouth. The butter chicken was scrumptious. Delicious!

Jamavar
Responded on 3 October 2021

Hi RichardH We're so pleased that you enjoyed our Adraki Lamb Chops and Old Delhi Butter Chicken so much! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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vipGlobalguys
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always try to eat at Jamavar during our trips to London. It is consistently excellent.

This time we tried their Early Bird dinner (served from 5:30p-6.30p, perfect for pre-theatre). It is a bargain at £35 for 3 courses or £40 for 4 courses.

We each chose the Telicherry pepper and garlic soft shell crab for our first course - delicious. For our next course we chose the Malai Stone Bass Tikka and the Adraki Lamb Chop - each a delight. For third course, we ordered the Sindhi Methi Gosht (goat)and the Gucci Labadar (morels, peas and tomatoes), again lovely. Dinner with a glass of wine each, and naan, came to approximately £60 a person…a bargain for such creative and delicious food, that is not on your typical Indian menu.

We will definitely return!

Jamavar
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hi Globalguys, Thank you for a wonderful review and we're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Early Bird dinner so much. We look forward to welcoming you again soon to try more of our dishes! Thank you, The Jamavar Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! We came here a couple years ago on vacation and had to come back again! This time during our honeymoon! The butter naan is to die for! We also loved the butter chicken & the soft shell crab! Will definitely return again next time we are in London

Jamavar
Responded on 3 October 2021

Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words and for joining us during your honeymoon! We're so pleased you enjoyed our signature Old Delhi Butter Chicken and Tellicherry Pepper & Garlic Soft Shell Crab and we look forward to welcoming you back to try more dishes. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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vipspwallis
London
367 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not your average Indian but so worth the step up! Lamb main superb and plenty of it. Staff v knowledgable on menu and offer guidance. Tables a tad too close together

Jamavar
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hi spwallis, Thankyou for your kind review, we're so pleased that service was as expected and that you enjoyed the signature Laal Maas - it's one of our most popular dishes. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Thank you Jamavar Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Just a place to eat, decent food, seemed to be Indian cuisine with a semi-modern twist. The staff were very attentive and courteous. Over all I would go again.

Jamavar
Responded on 26 September 2021

Hello, Thank you for your feedback, we're so pleased to hear that our service was as expected, we'll pass this on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you, Jamavar Team

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vipHACritics
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the restaurant (upstairs).
Wasn't a fan of the downstairs bar so probs best to give that a miss..

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vipJustin
London
94 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent early evening fixed menu, good food, good vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best Indian food I have ever tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very slow service, food quality not of the standard expected, poor presentation of food, the soft shell crab gave me an upset stomach.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food is over rated. Needs to improve.

Basics like daal, saag paneer and breads taste good.

Biryanis: 4 out of 10.
Soft shell crab: 5 out of 10
Lamb chops: 4 out of 10
Aloo tikki: 3 out of 10

Main problem is that neither does the food appeal to people seeking an authentic Indian meal nor does it appeal to the British / European fine dining seeking audience.

There is no wow factor where the food is concerned.

Ambience and service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food; one of the best If not THE best Indian in town; attentive service and great location!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything executed to perfection

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great way to experience Indian cuisine. Our host was very helpful too

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vipSpider
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

At that price point I expected much better. I may have been unlucky with what I chose but they were ‘signature’ dishes. Lal Maas was little more than a slightly spicy gravy. Price guide on Open Table way out. Paid nearly £90 for two courses with 2 small beers and would have thought poor value at half that (quite literally)

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The restaurent need to be child friendly or upfront mention while booking so people know. It’s a basic to have kids chair !

The service was great though and crab was excellent in the whole menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Awful experience. They didn’t give a place inside even though easily could have and should have warned before. Just said I booked online and I should have read the fine print. I told them I came with my mum who was visiting me and the only dinner we had out together for the first time since last year.Manager wouldn’t meet my eye at all despite me pointing out the obvious that she could easily accommodate us. Was with my elderly mother and sat outside so had to keep it short as it was too cold for her. Food was below average and massively overpriced for what it is. Worst thing was that we couldn’t eat as had the doorman outside staring at us for one hour and making us extremely uncomfortable. We left as fast as we could! Would I go there again- NEVER!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever!

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vipPritchy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Food fantastic and the service spot on. Thanks again.

Jamavar
Responded on 18 December 2020

Dear Pritchy, Thankyou for leaving such a positive review. We're so happy you loved our food, and out service was up to scratch! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jamavar Team.

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Foodie
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were recommended Jamavar by a few our family and friends, thought we would give it a go but were disappointed in the food. Although the food was good we felt it was overpriced for what it was and could have been a lot better. We also felt for an Indian restaurant the vegetarian options were limited to what we were expecting and we were unable to have dessert despite our table still having 20minutes left. The bill came up to around £280 for 4 people despite us not getting to desserts.
We did however take off the service charge as we felt the service was okay and the fact they kicked us off our table earlier and stopped us from having dessert.

Jamavar
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you very much for your feedback. We apologise that your meal with us didn't live up to expectations and that you felt that the vegetarian options were limited. Your comments will be taken into consideration. Thank you, Jamavar Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

Jamavar
Responded on 13 November 2020

Thank you for your excellent review. Jamavar Team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, all the staff were friendly, from the time we entered the restaurant to leaving. Brilliant hospitality. Would definitely recommend Jamavar. Would definitely add extra praise for the two gentlemen who served us downstairs. Excellent service. Will definitely come back

Jamavar
Responded on 5 November 2020

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal. The team will be so happy to hear your comments. We hope to welcome you back soon. Jamavar Team.

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vipPontusN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the relaxed feel of this place. The food is super tasty and well cooked. Great wine list and knowledgeable staff. We are definitely returning!

Jamavar
Responded on 20 October 2020

Wow! Thank you so much for your great review. We are thrilled! We can't wait to welcome you back. Jamavar Team.

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vipRavinderT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Jamavar celebrating a birthday.

Looking forward to our next visit.

Jamavar
Responded on 20 October 2020

We are so happy that you enjoyed your celebrations at Jamavar. Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jamavar Team.

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Raak
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly cooked dishes, good variety on set menus, excellent service and atmosphere. Would have liked more mocktail options but overall very satisfied, great for a date night

Jamavar
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Raak, Wonderful to hear! We're so thrilled, it means the world to the team. Hope to welcome you back soon. Jamavar Team.

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Gabs
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved everything, the only thing I found the food a bit salty for me, for my friend it was ok as she usually likes salty anyway and always add salt to any dish.

Jamavar
Responded on 20 October 2020

Dear Gabs, Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that you thought the meal was too salty. We're thrilled this didn't spoil the overall evening, and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Jamavar Team.

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vipChrisLK
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

This restaurant to had been recommended to me by a friend. I went with my sister to celebrate a special occasion. We order the 4 course lunch set menu (£35 per head). We started with a glass of champagne, and then, after looking at the exorbitant price of the wine list, ordered a carafe of their cheapest rose (not impressive). The first three courses were good, but the desserts were not worth eating. The bill came to £162, ie £70 for the food and £92 for two glasses of champagne and 500ml of an indifferent rose. We spoke to the waiter, and they removed the service charge, but either way I would never go back. Their drinks list is exorbitant, and although much of the food was good it was not somewhere where you could enjoy a meal out.

Jamavar
Responded on 21 October 2020

Dear Chris, Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that the dessert didn’t live up to expectations. We will pass on your feedback to the kitchen. Jamavar Team.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s brilliant Indian

Jamavar
Responded on 5 November 2020

We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you! Jamavar Team.

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vipSteaknCocktails
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent experience every single time.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Jamavar using the Order Online button. Jamavar also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Supper London. Jamavar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7499 1800.

Jamavar is rated 4.7 stars by 912 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.