Jamavar was first conceived in the late ninetiesJamavar, named after the intricate and vibrant 16th century shawls of Kashmir, first opened at The Leela Palace Bengaluru in 2001.
Having been conceived in the nineties by Dinesh Nair, a part of the founding family of The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts, which was eponymously named after his mother, Leela Nair, Jamavar went on to grow within other luxury hotels in Mumbai, Goa, New Delhi and Chennai.
At Jamavar London, the kitchen team is led by Executive Chef Culinary Director Surender Mohan who is of revered culinary pedigree and has been cooking within the Nair fold for 20 years. Jamavar London reflects the essence of its siblings and takes an authentic approach to Indian cuisine from across the majestic sub-continent, taking inspiration from a wealth of Nair family recipes passed down from the family matriarch Leela Nair and continuing to pay homage to the royal cuisines of palatial India.
Samyukta Nair co-founded the first international outpost of Jamavar in London with her father, Dinesh, before going on to open Jamavar at the Sheraton Grand in Doha in 2021.