22nd July 2019
Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi, the family behind JKS Restaurants and London venues including as Gymkhana, Trishna and Brigadiers, is set to make a move into the pub sector.
The family has plans to take over The George in Great Portland Street for a gastro-pub concept with James Knappett, chef patron of Sethi-backed, Fitzrovia-based hotdogs and champagne concept Bubbledogs, on the enterprise.
The Sethis are also considering the The Cadogan Arms in Chelsea’s King’s Road for a similar project.
The family is also looking to add a third site for its Hoppers concept, in King’s Cross and is planning further brands, including Taiwanese street food concept Bao, at the Coal Drops Yard scheme.
Earlier this year Bao, backed by the Sethi family, opened its third site in Borough’s Stoney Street. Hoppers, which is inspired by the roadside food of southern India and Sri Lanka, currently operates two sites in London, in Soho and St Christopher’s Place.
JKS Restaurants states its goal is to play an “integral part in the diverse and growing London food scene”. The group encompasses the Indian restaurants created by the Sethis and the restaurants JKS has partnered with. Its portfolio also includes delivery brand Motu and Iranian-influenced restaurant Berenjak.
An international launch for JKS planned in Dubai has been put on hold.