Kutir | Chelsea Indian Restaurant
Rohit Ghai went to Gymkhana in 2013.
He worked out.
He was their executive chef, and after helping them retain their Michelin Star, he earned one for himself when he took over at Jamavar in Mayfair.
Now, he’s decided the time is right to fly solo – so he’s opened his debut self-run restaurant Kutir in Chelsea.
Set in a stately old town-house, the place is decked out with parquet flooring, soft olive walls, floral paintings and – in the conservatory room – a huge glass skylight flooding the room with light (and a glittering chandelier to take over when it gets dark).
On the menu, it’s the same kind of high-end Indian cooking he’s built his career on, focussed here on game & seafood. Take a peek at the menu and you’ll find tandoori stone bass with crispy squid; truffle & mushroom khichadi (a rice & lentil dish); lobster bonda (like a hot, fried dumpling-esque snack); and a 24-hour slow-cooked rogan josh, served with an offal cigar.
Cocktail-wise, the list draws predominantly from ingredients found in the “wilderness of India”, including the likes of the Sariska (sweet basil, ginger, gin, lavender); and the Lodgic, which blends vodka with jalapeño, watermelon, alphonso mango, and gold leaf.
It’s the kind of thing that makes you want to plan an immediate trip to the Indian wilderness.
NOTE: Kutir is open now – you can check out their instagram right HERE.
Kutir | 10 Lincoln Street, Chelsea, SW3 2TS
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