Atul Kochhar is opening his new restaurant Mathura in the former Westminster fire station. The entrance to the restaurant is through the fire station’s original carriage doors and inside many of the original features have been retained including the tiles and firemen’s pole. Mathura seats 60 diners and features an open kitchen for guests to ogle at chef’s flambéing dishes and boasting their knife skills and two private dining rooms, theatre is at the heart of what Mathura do. The best seats in the house are at the chef’s table (number 888) that overlooks the kitchen or pull up a seat at the bar at table 1906 to sit next to the fireman’s pole.
The foundation of the menu is Indian but it will also draw inspiration from the cultures and flavours of China, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Nine. “It’s my love story to all the wonderful food I have eaten on my travels,” says Atul Kochhar. “We are not just creating a menu which pays homage to all the fantastic culinary traditions throughout Asia, we are taking a fresh look at the very best that each country has to offer,” he continues.
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Opens 20th October 2021
Mathura Westminster Fire Station, 4 Greycoat Place, London, SW1P 1SB