In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
Unfiltered: Andrés Rangel, Gymkhana
Andrés Rangel, assistant head sommelier of London’s Gymkhana, on moving from rugby to wine and pairing tandoori masala lamp chops and Côte-Rôtie.
Gymkhana to reopen after post-fire refurb
Michelin-starred Indian restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair is set to reopen in February 2020 after undergoing a refurbishment following a major fire forced it to close in June last year.
Gymkhana’s Rangel wins Sud de France Sommelier of the Year
Assistant head sommelier at Michelin starred Gymkhana in London, Andres Rangel, has been picked up the Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year after a final held at The Queen’s Club.
Gymkhana owners to open gastropub in Fitzrovia
Gymkhana owners Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi of JKS Restaurants are to open a gastropub in Fitzrovia on the former site of The George on Great Portland Street.