Vineet Bhatia opened Kama today, a deli counter in Harrods food hall, ahead of a new restaurant next year.
Kama opened within Harrods' new Fresh Market Hall, part of the refurbishment of the famous food halls in the London luxury department store in Knightsbridge. It is described as offering "a revitalised offering of Indian classics, hot soups, roti rolls and salads inspired by his [Bhatia's] childhood in Mumbai". Kama means wish, desire or longing in Hindu and Buddhist literature.
His new restaurant, meanwhile, will be opening at the end of the second quarter of 2019.
Bhatia closed his eponymous restaurant in Chelsea last year just a week after winning a Michelin star and was expected to re-open it elsewhere within two months. It is unclear whether the new restaurant will be the same concept. Chef Rohit Ghai is relaunching the space as Kutir this month.
Bhatia owns eight other restaurants including Rasoi By Vineet, Geneva; Rasoi By Vineet, Bahrain; Amari By Vineet, Mauritius; Indego By Vineet, Dubai; Maharaja by Vineet, Saudi Arabia; Saffron Lounge By Vineet, Qatar; Maharaja By Vineet, Riyadh; and Ziya in Mumbai.