The new Jamavar restaurant in Mayfair, London, UK has referenced the famed colonial look as well as traditional textiles from Kashmir in their interiors to create a stunning and impressive effect.
The glamourous Indian dining room features rainforest and brown emperador marbles, dark timber panelling, floors from Havwoods and gilded lincrusta wall coverings, with the space offset with brass accents, hand-cut marquetry and a sculpted bar made up of Indian print block patterns and Lutyens inspired furniture.
The first standalone restaurant in the Jamavar chain outside of Asia, the Mayfair property combines the enviable location with restaurant design by hospitality specialists Fabled Studio, flooring from Havwoods and a kitchen headed by Michelin starred chef Rohit Ghai – each a key ingredient in the success of this new venture from luxury Indian hotel group Leela Palaces and Resorts. The Jamavar chain consists of five restaurants in Asia including the Bengaluru location listed by Forbes USA amongst the World’s Top 10 Power Dining Spots, and Chennai, which has been cited as a ‘delectable’ experience by restaurant critic Fay Maschler.
The colonial touches were referenced from the Viceroy’s House in New Delhi while the intricate patterns and vibrant colours from the 16th Century Kashmiri Jamavar shawls (for which the restaurants are named) add to the glamour.
For the stunning Jamavar floors, Havwoods Versailles panels, marble tiles and Notte planks from the Italian Collection were laid in an intricate pattern.
Fabled Studio founding partner Tom Strother added that the concentric timber floor design on the lower ground floor reflected the ceiling coffers above the floor.