After being delayed over a year by the pandemic, JKS Restaurants are finally ready to open their new Indian restaurant Bibi in Mayfair on the site where French spot Truc Vert used to be. Chef Chet Sharma (who’s worked as a development chef for the likes of Mugaritz in San Sebastian and Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume as well as for JKS) will be heading up Bibi, which will serve up modern Indian food, made with high-quality produce, in a relaxed and playful way.
The restaurant will be taking inspo from street carts and roadside shacks across the country as well as the food cooked by Chet’s grandmothers, and there’ll be a focus on grilling over wood and charcoal. That means dishes like Chettinad-spiced chicken liver parfait & coconut blackberry chutney; raw beef pepper fry; Orkney scallop nimbu pani; skewered dishes like Sharmaji’s Lahori chicken and malai lobster; sides like roomali roti and yakhni pulao; and preserved mango kulfi with chilli & cashews. All of that will come with a 55- bin wine list and cocktails such as the Monsoon Martini and the Ice Gola.
JKS have form in this area – Michelin-starred and Mayfair-based Gymkhana is part of their portfolio – so we’d imagine Bibi will also be one popular spot once it’s open.
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Opens Thurs 9th September 2021
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