Amaya’s arrival on London’s restaurant scene has had in remarkably short period of time, a profound effect on the image of Indian cooking in this country.
Bringing traditional Indian Cuisine to a contemporary and unique style, unconventional menu design that is served as it is prepared. Amaya is one of the very few Indian restaurants in London to earn a Michelin star.
Contemporary, sleek, and elegant, award winning Amaya is a Belgravia hot spot. Its unique style goes beyond the traditional Indian cuisine. Focusing on sophisticated Indian grills, the food is seasoned with subtle complex marinades using time honoured Indian grilling methods. Amaya is a casual and joyous restaurant where people can relax and eat with their fingers if they wish. The real Indian food is designed to be shared and is served as it is prepared. There are no conventional first courses or main courses. These are prepared in full view in a theatrical restaurant show kitchen.
Like the perfect outfit, Amaya seamlessly goes from Day to Night, allowing you to choose from their Light Lunches or indulge in some Sumptuous Dining on a romantic evening.
Natural light floods the restaurant by day through a glazed atrium covering the main dining area. Guests can eat in soft natural light observing the culinary spectacle of the show kitchen in action. This harmonises with the delectable light lunches and healthy eating that make the focus of the lunch offerings. The subtly flavoured grills accompany lightly flavoured exotic salads. Many desserts are light, and some are sugar free.
By night the restaurant is a shimmering dramatic contemporary space, which integrates India through pink sandstone panels, rosewood panelling, and furniture. India is all about the play of light, and lighting is a key feature of Amaya. The show kitchen is dramatic food theatre- with granite work tops, chefs in black, focused spotlights, and glowing bottles of infused oils as part of the luminous backdrop.
The seductive bar, encased in dark rosewood and vibrant red panels, serves exotic cocktails, and seats 34. It includes a stunning four metre rosewood communal table – the embodiment of Amaya’s philosophy about sharing and socialising. This table is dressed in beautiful Indian jewel painted tiles and seats 14.