Housed in Westminster’s former fire station, Mathura will cover a 5000 sq ft site and have 200 covers.
It was first revealed last month that the pair had decided to open a second restaurant following on from their first joint venture, Kanishka, which opened in March and focuses on cuisine from the seven sister states of India.
Named after north Indian city where the Hindu deity Krishna is said to have been born, Mathura’s menu is expected to ‘stay true to the signature Indian flair for which Kochhar is known’.
Kochhar was formally chef-patron of London’s Michelin-starred Benares restaurant, but parted ways last year after apologising for posting some controversial tweets that also saw his contract with the Rang Mahal restaurant in Dubai terminated.
The chef and restaurateur featured on BBC2’s Million Pound Menu in 2018 and 2019, investing in concepts including Indian-inspired burger brand Baba G’s, which recently confirmed it is to open its first permanent restaurant later this month in Camden Market.