Indian Restaurant In London Jamavar Regains Its Michelin Star; Sonam Kapoor Reacts
Image Credit: The cuisine at Jamavar London is primarily North Indian. Image: Instagram @jamavarlondon

Jamavar, a popular Indian restaurant in London, has won back its One Michelin Star in the Michelin Guide 2022. Michelin recently announced its list of 2022 stars for restaurants in Great Britain and Ireland, and shared it on social media. After a halt in business for over two years in the hospitality industry due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this seems to be a great start. 

According to the official Michelin Guide website, Jamavar London is a “smartly dressed restaurant”, where “the menu looks to all parts of India, with a slight bias towards the north, as well as dishes that would have featured in royal kitchens.”  

The website further recommended “dishes from the tandoor including the delicious stone bass tikka”, and also said that “the gucchi lababdar is a must”. It further talked about the ambience, stating, “The restaurant is spread over two floors, but the ground floor is more appealing than downstairs.” The website further recommended, “If you want the full experience, opt for the Tasting Menu.” 

Co-founder at Jamavar London, Samyukta Nair reacted to the achievement and took to Instagram to share the news and mentioned, “What a ride it’s been.” She also commended Executive Chef Surender Mohan and the entire team for regaining the “deserving” honour. Take a look at her heart-warming post on Instagram:

Chef Surender also took to Instagram to share the news and wrote, “I am honoured and proud to receive 1 Michelin Star @jamavarlondon today!!” Besides thanking Michelin Guide, he also thanked his team for being a part of the journey, along with the guests and founder Samyukta. Look at his complete post:

The news went viral in no time and the internet was flooded with congratulatory messages from even Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor, who is a close friend of Samyukta and quite a regular at Jamavar. Sonam too took to Instagram stories to share her excitement over the news, while congratulating Samyukta. “So so proud of my friend @SamyuktaNair and dear chef @ChefSurenderMohan. You deserve all this and more.” she wrote.

 Actor Anil Kapoor also commented on Samyukta's post, saying, “Congratulations Beta!!! In my hearts always!!!”. Adding to that, producer Rhea Kapoor wrote, "Kya bat haan!" Others who shared their note of appreciation included designer Masaba Gupta, actor Karisma Kapoor, Chef Anahita Dhondy, Chef Pooja Dhingra and Chef Kelvin Cheung to mention a few. 

Coming back to the Michelin Guide, did you know how Michelin is actually a tyre-making company? So, why did they start rating restaurants? We’ve got the scoop right here.