JKS Restaurants launches new retail platform

Today, JKS Restaurants has launched Ambassador General Store, a new retail platform offering a one-stop shop for restaurant-prepared premium Indian meal boxes, ready-to-eat dishes and drinks, delivered straight to homes nationwide.

Ambassador General Store launches with a selection of family feast meal boxes and ready-to-eat dishes from Michelin Starred Gymkhana and Trishna as well as Indian barbecue restaurant Brigadiers.

The meal box experiences will reflect each restaurant’s signature style, while also offering a range of wine, beer and cocktails, through the platform’s Indian off-license Daru Shop.

Over the coming weeks the group will continue to develop the store offering with celebratory Diwali and Christmas specials and new beer and cocktail collaborations.

Premium Meal Boxes
Gymkhana Experience includes:

Poppadoms and Chutneys
Gol Guppas, Jal Jeera
Kid Goat Methi Keema, Salli, Pao
Tandoori Masala Lamb Chops
Wild Muntjac Biryani, Pomegranate and Mint Raita
Dal Maharani
Makai Saag
Garlic Naans

A Gymkhana Club Experience Box will also be available, which will pair an exclusive beverage experience alongside the feast. The drinks offering includes 4 premium Pink Gin & Tonics made with Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Gymkhana Tonic Water, and Angostura Bitters, plus a bottle of Family Red from award-winning wine maker Adi Badenhorst.

Brigadiers Mixed Grill Experience includes:
Tandoori Lamb Chops, Green Chutney
Original BBQ Butter Chicken Wings
Goat Tikki Bun Kebabs
Lasooni Prawns, Red Pepper Chutney
Kebab Masala
Garlic Naans

The Brigadiers Mixed Grill Thiller Experience will be available for those who want to enjoy a selection of Brigadiers’ signature drinks alongside their feast. Drinks include 4 x Fourth Rifles Pale Ale, a bottle of red Tempranillo, La Maldicion and a 500ml bottle of Daru Shop Old Fashioned to round off the meal.

Trishna Seafood Experience includes:
Tandoori Mustard Prawns
Hariyali Bream Fillets
Shahi Salmon Tikka
Garlic Butter Pepper Crab
Malabar Parottas
Dal Panchmel
Lemon Rice
Green Chutney

Alongside the meal box experiences, Ambassador General Store will feature a selection of pantry items and additional single signature dishes from Trishna, Gymkhana and Brigadiers, allowing customers the option to order items individually.

Daru Shop
Ambassador General Store will host its own online off-license, Daru Shop, inspired by the illicit alcohol vendors found across India. Originally formed as a popular lockdown pop-up at Brigadiers, the Daru Shop will continue is legacy online, allowing customers to purchase drink experience kits, ready-to-drink cocktails, and collaboration beers and wine.

Collaboration Beer Boxes
4 x Fourth Rifles Pale Ale in collaboration with Thornbridge Brewery
4 x Tropical Cyclone Mango IPA in collaboration with Harbour Brewery

Collaboration Wine Boxes
Daru Shop x Liberty Wines – The Classics
Daru Shop x Uncharted Wines – The Future Classics
Daru Shop x Swig Wines – The Unsung Heroes

Ready to Drink Cocktails
Daru Shop Old Fashioned (500ml)
Non-alcoholic Solid Gold Mango Lassi pouches (500ml)

JKS Restaurants commented, “Ambassador General Store by JKS is an idea we’ve had for a while, but we’ve never had the time or the bandwidth to really bring it to life until now. We’ve launched with signature meal boxes from each restaurant and look forward to adding many more kits to the store portfolio over the coming months.”

All meal boxes and individual dishes will allow for a seamless home-cooking experience, perfect for cooks of all abilities. All produce is prepared in the respective restaurant kitchen, with detailed assembly instructions provided in print format.

Customers can pre-order from the Ambassador General Store from today Monday with first deliveries arriving at front doors on Friday 23 October.