Jamavar, The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Address: #23, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road Bangalore 560 008
Telephone:+91 80 3057 1344
Email:[email protected]
Lunch: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM-11:30 PM

About the Restaurant

Jamavar, the fine dining Indian restaurant at The Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore continues the centuries-old saga of elegance and drama that formed the core elements of the distinctive cooking styles and dining rituals of India’s ancient nobility.

The name Jamavar is taken from the famous sixteenth century Jamavar shawls of Kashmir. A boundary less handcrafted fabric that illustrates the art and culture of a bygone era The Jamavar shawls were made from the delicate underfleece of Tibetan mountain goats and were so fine that a three-metre length could be slipped through a wedding band.  

These shawls were sought after by the world’s elite for their intricate weaves and captivating designs. Napoleon is reported to have gifted 17 Jamavar shawls to his second wife Marie Louise, and the Empress Josephine collected 200 for her wardrobe.

The ambience of the restaurant is enhanced by the Jamavar wall paintings done with pure 24-carat gold leaf and vegetable dyes, decorative Jamavar shawls and lavish silver table settings.

The carefully planned menu presents guests with the opportunity to explore the varied flavours and textures of Indian cuisine accentuated with fresh herbs and spices.

The elaborate menu includes North Indian and South Indian cuisines like Murg Malai Kabab (Indian Chicken Barbeque) Nalli Ka Salan (Lamb shanks cooked in bone marrow gravy), Jhinga Sultani (Jumbo prawns marinated with spiced yogurt, a hint of saffron and smoked with star aniseed) and Lobster Neeruli (Shelled lobster spiced with shallots, tomatoes and home made spices)

A special feature of Jamavar is its ‘display tandoor’ where guests can watch chefs skillfully preparing Indian breads and tandoori items. Jamavar also provides Maharajah Dining room, an ideal venue for festive entertaining, and a perfect setting for both private and corporate celebrations. This elegant and stately private dining room is the perfect choice for smaller, intimate parties of 8 to 10 guests.

Jamavar is open for lunch from 1200hrs to 1500 hrs and for dinner from 1900 hrs to 2330 hrs and has a seating capacity of 110 covers including indoor and outdoor seating and the Maharajah dining.

Chef Farman Ali

Chef Farman Ali has been recognized as a true culinary artist, a pioneer of contemporary Indian cuisine in Bangalore, and a food force to be reckoned with. Farman is currently the Corporate Indian Chef at The Leela Palace Bangalore. His innovative, original twists on classic Indian fare have won him high praise from the culinary world and a loyal fan base of diners that can’t get enough of whatever he whips up.

Farman began his career in cooking  as a kitchen trainee in Hotel President, New Delhi, he has had distinctive tenures working in the kitchens of some of the top hotels in India and abroad, promoting Indian Cuisine in Indian and the Middle East with almost all International Hotel Chains like Hyatt, Intercontinental, Le Meridien, The Oberoi, and Radisson SAS. He has been involved in the openings of many fine Indian Restaurants like Delhi Ka Aangan at the Hyatt Regency Delhi, Radisson SAS, Jumeira Beach Delhi, Indian Show Kitchen at Hyatt Regency Dubai and Indian Kitchen at Grand Hyatt Dubai. His last vnture so far was the ‘Jamavar’, the Indian signature restaurant at The Leela Palace Bangalore has been featured in the world's top dining places ranking by Forbes. Chef Farman Ali’s expertise, his passion and his uncompromising commitment to quality has brought immense fame to this majestic property.

Farman has been putting his creative culinary genius to work – and has been delivering outstanding, much-talked-about menu items ever since. He was featured in various newspapers for his exemplary work and in a popular cookery show on Zee Tv (Indian Channel) Organized Indian Food promotion at Hyatt Regency Singapore, Dubai, Perth (Australia) and Cologne (Germany)

Farman self-describes his passion for cooking by citing a famous Shakespeare quote and re-interpreting it for his own life as “ If cooking is the food of love, then keep on cooking." After 41 years today. Chef Farman Ali is living the dream of taking Indian cuisine to global heights. But still has the same restless mind. To do more & more...


Chef Mukesh Sharma will be available in the absence of Chef Farman Ali...

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