Stylish pan-Indian tapas, silky-smooth service, sleek cocktail bar and dining area. Ask for a table by the kitchen for a view of the chefs working.
Specialising in stylish pan-Indian tapas, Amaya is favoured by a clientele of well-heeled professionals blessed with good taste and deep pockets. The sleek cocktail bar and dining area are furnished with a seductive mix of black granite, dark wooden fitting, terracotta statues and a splash of modern art. Ask for a table by the open kitchen for a view of chefs working the clay tandoor, charcoal grill and griddle. Recent menu additions include fragrant and tender chicken thighs steeped in fresh turmeric with lime juice then seared in the tandoor. Lucknow’s sausage-shaped kakori kebab, made from skewered pounded lamb spiced with cardamom and cloves and cooked over charcoal, had lovely fragrant and floral notes – a tribute to the royal kitchens of its origin. Amaya’s own-made paneer is outstanding – we loved our soft, almost spongy, tandoori cubes encased in a wisp of a chilli crust. Beef makes a surprise appearance with a splendid sirloin boti, the peppery, meaty chunks winning a gold star for their smoky-citrussy marination. To round things off: a tasty, cardamom-scented chicken korma simmered in a smooth wild garlic masala enriched with onions, coriander and green chillies. Service was as smooth as Indian silk.
Amaya, situated in the heart of Belgravia, offers a unique cuisine based on contemporary Indian food with a hint of the Orient. With a theatrical open grill kitchen and beguiling interiors, Amaya is one of London’s hottest restaurants.
Amaya has won the award of best restaurant in London. It has held a Michelin star since 2006. Time Out has recently rated is as number 13 in its list of London’s 50 top restaurants.
Our wide variety of grilled Indian-flavoured ingredients fused with Eastern promise offer an unusual gourmet journey. This includes much seafood, game, venison, wild fowl, poultry lamb and foie gras.
For vegetarians the kitchen plays royal host offering up over 15 different vegetable delights and unusual salads.
Our cocktail menu is edgy, vibrant and always dressed to impress. Our wines are to accompany the complex and varied flavours of our cuisine.
Private dining in the beguiling private room is a shimmering, exotic, captivating treat. The beautifully elegant, long polished table, crowned by a fringe of iridescent long crystal drops, seats up to 14, making this the most intimate of the group’s fine private dining rooms.
A set business lunch menu at £30 for three courses is available Monday to Friday; the 'Amaya platter' at £22.50pp is a great option for a quick lunch with six tasting portions served on a platter. At the weekend, Amaya offers a weekend special of seven items plus naan and raita for £28pp.