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Ambassadors Clubhouse Opens In Mayfair, Featuring Food, Drink, And Music From Punjab

Ambassadors Clubhouse Mayfair London

London’s Mayfair is getting a new space from JKS Restaurants, the Ambassadors Clubhouse, which celebrates food, drink, music and culture from Punjab, India

JKS Restaurants (founded by Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi) has launched the Ambassadors Clubhouse in London. The new space in Mayfair will celebrate food, drink, music and culture from the region of Punjab, India.

Named after the founders’ maternal grandfather, a former Indian Ambassador, the restaurant takes inspiration from his summer house in Dalhousie (formerly part of Punjab) and North India’s abandoned party mansions.

The menu focuses on the cuisine of undivided Punjab. Culinary traditions and rare regional recipes will be showcased via classic papads, chaats & bitings, lesser-known kebabs cooked across the tandoor, sigri and tawa; curries cooked in cast-iron karahis and clay matkas, pilaus, biryanis, tandoor-roasted breads, and classic desserts. Dish highlights include Paan Patta Chaat, Mooli and Dahi Kebabs, Nalli Chapli Kebab, Karahi Saufiyan Langoustines, Punjabi Atta Chicken, and Haryali Rara Rabbit Keema.

The all-day drinks list brings guests through lunch to dinner to late-night parties, with a focus on tequila and mezcal cocktails blended with regional produce. Highlights will include a selection of ‘Punjabi Margaritas’ all made with north Indian fruits and citrus and paired with chaat masala spiced salts. The list will also include a number of celebratory large serves, including the Patiala Peg made with Johnnie Walker Gold. Shots, gin & tonics, beer and wine will complete the list.

The 140 cover restaurant will be split across two floors, featuring a 40 cover outdoor heated verandah and three private dining spaces: The Raja Rani Room, seating up to 14 guests; The Jungli Room, seating up to 6 guests; and The Tamasha Room, seating up to 10 guests. Designed by North End Design, the restaurant’s interiors feature classic Indian patterns overlaid with bright, modern prints. The dining room will feature a maximalist central bar with a gold dome, booth seating and counter dining while the lower ground floor will feature a drinking and dining space, alongside a DJ booth, open until late.

From September, a dedicated music series will be hosted on the lower ground floor on select nights. The line up will include resident and programmed DJs with sounds from Punjabi Dance to Hip Hop, Garage, and House, in collaboration with Punjabi cultural curator Sukhchain Sohal.

The Ambassadors Clubhouse will open at some point in summer 2024 and will be located at 25 Heddon Street, Mayfair.

For more information, head over to the official website.