SMOKE was sent billowing into the sky on Thursday when a fire broke out at a restaurant in Mayfair.
Eight fire engines from stations across London were called to the blaze at Gymkhana Indian restaurant in Albemarle Street at around 4pm.
It took sixty fire fighters from the London Fire Brigade over two hours to get the fire under control.
Fire investigators believe that the blaze started in the restaurant’s ducting system. The ducting, used for ventilation, was destroyed and half of the ground floor was damaged.
A statement posted to the Gymkana website said:
A fire broke out at Albemarle Street in Mayfair causing Gymkhana to temporarily close. The fire was quickly attended to by the emergency services and has now been extinguished – At this stage, the cause of the fire is not yet known however we would like to reassure the public that all staff and diners are safe.
Currently, Gymkhana is not taking further reservations and all existing bookings are being retrospectively rescheduled and re-booked at other JKS Restaurants and partner venues to minimise further disruption.
There was no injuries in the fire.