Amaya †

MICHELIN STARRED

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Halkin Arcade, Belgravia, Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JT
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OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday: 12:30-14:15,18:30-23:30. Sunday: 12:45-14:45,18:30-22:30
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AmayaAmaya's ethos is simple - escape the chicken-tikka tyranny of the traditional curry house and serve up something different. And that's exactly what they do. Brilliantly. There's nothing quite like the scent of gently roasting spices to whet the appetite and, down at Amaya in Knightsbridge, you get a nose-full. The main dining room, with its dark walls, dark-wood tables and bling chandeliers, feels a little like a nightclub dance floor that's been filled with tables - that's until you spot the luridly-lit open kitchen right at the back and then you know you're in a very chic restaurant indeed. You won't find a vindaloo on the menu, instead what you get is three different cooking styles Tandoor, Sigri and Tawa (Tandoori, char-grilling, iron-skillet respectively) which means that, to truly experience the variety of the food, you eat in tapas like portions and order several dishes from each section. We enjoyed a Tandoori selection of spice-coated chicken, lamb and fish - the osso buco-like lamb was particularly outstanding. We also had a very rich and clove-smoked doori kebab, made of lamb so finely ground that it melts in your mouth. There was so much variety that it would take too long to describe each dish, but the particular highlight of the evening was the chicken biryani. It came served in a clay pot, so that the rice had been cooked in the juices of the spicy chicken. As a dish it was faultless. The food at Amaya is both good and different. You certainly won't miss your curry here.

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Knightsbridge Tube Station
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Victoria Railway Station
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Paddington Railway Station
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Knightsbridge Masterpark
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The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
28 Basil Street, SW3 | 4 minutes from Amaya
Occupying the perfect location in Knightsbridge - just a few yards from Harrods and Sloane Street - The Levin Hotel is the younger, more contemporary sister ... More
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1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X | 7 minutes from Amaya
The Cheval Phoenix House apartments offer you the chance to enjoy your very own private residence in London, with open plan, one or two bedroom and ... More
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15 Cheval Place, SW7 | 8 minutes from Amaya
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Salloos
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
62 - 64 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
1 Wilbraham Place, SW1X | 7 minutes from Amaya
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Haandi
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7 Cheval Place, Off Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 7 minutes from Amaya
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15 Lowndes Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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11 West Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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17 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Amaya
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Sloane Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 9 minutes from Amaya
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London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 10 minutes from Amaya
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119 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London SW1W | 7 minutes from Amaya
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Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 7 minutes from Amaya
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13 Lowndes Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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23 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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19b Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 13 minutes from Amaya
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London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 18 minutes from Amaya
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London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 25 minutes from Amaya
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40 Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
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The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Amaya
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10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 1 minute from Amaya
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 9 minutes from Amaya
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17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 10 minutes from Amaya
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Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
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Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 4 minutes from Amaya
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
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Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K | 10 minutes from Amaya
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66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 5 minutes from Amaya
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Hyde Park Corner, Westminster, Belgravia, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Amaya
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Thomas Cubitt
London > Business > Venue Hire
44 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 9 minutes from Amaya
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