From luxury Indian hotel group Leela Palaces and Resorts ‒ owned by co-chairman and managing director Dinesh Nair and his daughter ‒ the Jamavar restaurant group is currently in five of the group’s Indian locations.
The London site will be its first international outpost.
Ghai, who was most recently at the Sethi siblings' JKS Restaurants – including the Michelin-starred Gymkhana – has also worked at Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar’s now-closed Vatika in Hampshire, and Kochhar’s starred London site Benares.
The chef has now assembled a new team to oversee the restaurant’s operation, and is spending six weeks travelling around India researching the new menu, posting ideas and inspiration photos on the official Instagram account, @JamavarLondon.
The menu will focus on sharing plates and feature influences from cuisines across India.
Décor will be from designers the Fabled Studio, and is likely to be a British interpretation of the high-end style seen in the group’s Indian sites, which currently feature glass chandeliers, mirrors, natural and neutral colours, luxurious fabrics and materials, and Indian-inspired motifs on the walls.