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Tamarind of Mayfair
Tamarind of Mayfair

Tamarind of Mayfair Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tamarindrestaurant.com/food.php
  • Phone: 0207 629 3561
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday 12:00PM - 2:30PM, Sunday 12:00PM - 2:30PM

    Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:45PM, Sunday 6:00PM - 10:15PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Alfred Prasad
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Curzon Street
  • Public Transit: Green Park
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tamarind of Mayfair
Tamarind provides a classic combination of indisputable knowledge, unique experience and tradition that holds worldwide recognition. The restaurant offers guests a sophisticated fine dining experience with effortlessly charming staff, discrete service and tantalizing food that few can compete with, ensuring guests come back for more.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
Diner Reviews
  • "This place is chilled, enjoyable and super relaxed to enjoy the very best indian food. Staff are lovely and friendly."
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "We went to tamarind to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and the service was excellent quick and very efficient, made us feel very special. The food is very nice one of the best Indian food in Mayfair and I've been to all of them.. It's abit pricey but so worth the visit. We will definitely be returning soon"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "wonderful Indian cuisine with incredibly well blended spices and flavors. The best."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "I read a review about this restaraurant in a food magazine and booked a table online. The service was outstanding, the food very fresh and top-notch. We had chicken masala and prawns in a coriander sauce. Both dishes were very nicely flavored. There was also a nice range of different wines available. Prices are high but acceptable for this quality. Definitely worth for a nice evening dining out in London."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "We had a fantastic dinner here- the waiter made some brilliant recommendations to us which we loved!! The food was beautiful- everyone should try at least once!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Food is delicious, the lamb shank is a favourite! Service makes you feel like a queen, and ambience is romantic, or warming depending on who you're with. Loved every minute."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "Food was great, service was outstanding! well done and I shall return."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "I visited Tamarind last Sunday evening with my husband and mum-in-law whose birthday it was. The food was outstanding. The vegetarian menu was good - the methi paneer, kofta and bhindi dishes were great. But the service was rather disappointing. We were served the wrong drink and kept waiting for 20 minutes for breads we'd ordered. Despite letting the restaurant know in advance that it was my mum-in-law's 64th bday and we'd be happy to pay for something extra they could do, nobody remembered this request until we were about to leave when I was presented with a poached pear on a decorated plate - underwhelming!! I wish the restaurant had put a but more thought in making our evening special and matching the service with the quality of food."
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "The food exceeded my expectations in flavour in particular the starters, the kebab was nice and chilli, the tiki was soft and the lamb chop literally was melting in my mouth. All of the dishes were lovely and the service is outstanding- right from the moment we walked in. I would highly recommend this place to friends and family. Being Indian myself it's one of the best restaurants I've been to! The only thing I fault (which is a personal choice; is the seabass which needed more of a kick!)"
    dined on 03/08/2014
  • "had a great evening! the staff are very friendly and highly professional. the restaurant is lovely and screaming out high end yet had a comfortable feel to it. and the food was awesome. a must for anyone visiting London, i will definitely return."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "The food was delightful. The service was earnest, but alternately intrusive and neglectful. The room is dim and, because of its subterranean location, gets no natural light. It wasn't inexpensive, but the food is excellent and there is a good deal on the menu I'd like to try during future visits."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Food was very expensive for what it is, And needs to be more spicy. Overal it is too formal"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Good location, great food. Go for the lamb shank, i took the recommendation of the staff and was delighted in the end."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "I'd heard good things and expected amazing food. I was disappointed by the lack of taste in all of the dishes we tried as part of their 4 course taster menu. My partner and I were relieved when our meal finally came to an end. I'd say there are more authentic (and definitely cheaper) Indian restaurants in places like Southall or Wembley in West London. I have only given a good rating for the ambiance as it was let down by the closeness of tables and the fact we had some annoying lady speaking very loudly sitting beside us, it was incredibly difficult not to overhear her entire conversation :-( apart from the outstanding service Tamarind of Mayfair you need to step your game up"
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Best Indian Food I have ever eatten. Excellent Food, Great Service."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "I simply love taste of Tamarind! There is no other Indian restaurant which would fit so much to my palate. Its great restaurant which represents a must whenever I stay in London!"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "Visited this very good indian foodie with my family for lunch, pleasant service, good advice from the server with regard to the menu... ordered tasting menu for lunch & had a bit of everything. Loved the food & will visit again"
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "I booked this table for my Birthday on a Monday and it was wonderful. The staff were very courteous and helpful when we need some advice on what to order. The restaurant seemed really busy for a Monday and this added to the lovely atmosphere inside. The food was delicious and I would definitely go back again."
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Nice staff but not sure what the fuss is about ! Food very average . Or we chose badly ?"
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service was great. Would definitely go again when I'm in London."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I went to Tamarind with my husband and a friend with the aim to try an Indian michelin star restaurant and see how they make Indian food go a step further. I have to say that the food itself was not noteworthy, I know atleast 10 other places in London where you can get the same or better quality for less than half the price. However, the restaurant has a lovely decor, good service and an ambience fit for special occasions. Food , although not inspiring, is authentic. Some dishes have been given a western twist which I think was a bab idea (for e.. gajar halwa served on carrot cake)"
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "To be honest I was disappointed with the hurried service and also quality and standard of the food especially being a Michelin 1 star restaurant. I have been to much better restaurants."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Food so and so, good service with the waiters, but the maitre was very stupid with us. Good choise of wines with the sommelier"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Not your regular Indian but what it lacks in choice is made up for in refinement. How it got a Michelin star is a mystery - its not that good - but I would still recommend it for a treat. Its not very good value for money but the service is pretty decent."
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "I booked here for my other half as it was his birthday. The food is nothing special, I expected much better, starters were nicer than main course. Service was sloppy, I ordered a drink and wasn't given it, yet we were charged for it on the bill and had to point this out. We had many different waiters maybe that causes the confusion and no attention to detail. Atmosphere is very nice. For the price we paid, I just expected a Wow factor which we didn't experience."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "Have wanted to come to this restaurant for a while and ended up meeting a friend there for a pre theatre dinner set menu. Unfortunately the service was so poor. We were asked what we wanted to eat within 5 mins of taking a seat. I had to order all three course choices together (never had this done before where you had the preorder even dessert before even getting our drinks). Then was asked multiple times whether we would like some more drinks/wine immediate after our glasses were empty. To be honest I could wait to not get bombarded by the waiter. Not worth going there again and would not recommend it. Service is appalling and there is a feeling of trying to get customers in and out ASAP."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "My guests for lunch on the 16th of June were HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur and his Father Maharaj Narendra Singh. Naturally I wanted the occasion to be a success, and so I telephoned the restaurant in advance to make a reservation, to ask for a side table, and to advise the staff on the necessary Royal protocol. Unfortunately all incoming telephone lines were out of order, and there was just a voicemail answering service. I attempted repeatedly to contact the restaurant by telephone to no avail. I left a message on the voicemail asking for someone to call me ASAP. I used the Open Table site to make a table booking and asked also for someone to telephone me. No one contacted me for 24 hrs. Very poor PR !"
    dined on 16/06/2014
  • "Unfortunately I found the restaurant did not cater for children"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Decent food, good, attentive service. Vegetarian choices are ok, no surprises here. Wine list is very good. It was an enjoyable evening"
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Having eaten in some of the best indian restaurants in London including Benares, Veeraswamy, Moti mahal etc I looked forward to eating here. Did not disappoint, I had the lamb kadhai probably the best lamb dish iv gaf at a restaurant...I asked for a little extra spice which it certainly had! My partner had the chicken tikka which was pleasant. Overall I would place this slightly behind Benares on overall dining experience however the food wad on a par with the best iv had."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "Well done to Tamarind again. service is impeccable. fast for business lunches and with OT special makes it well worth the trip. Food most delicious."
    dined on 05/06/2014
  • "Tamarind just did not live up its reputation, either for food or service. The food, sea bass and tika chicken, was below average in flavor, size, and presentation. Not distinctive or noteworthy in any positive respects. The wait was neglectful, needing to be reminded even to refill wine from a purchased bottle they kept across the room. The ambience was quite bland, failing to rise above its basement location. Overall, hugely disappointing."
    dined on 02/06/2014
  • "Wasnt great, every dish was bland and not what we would have imagined from a Michelin star restaurant. Ive had tastier chicken tikka from my local Indian restaurant for quarter of the price. The chicken contained a lot of sinew and stringy bits, looked like thigh or leg meat, not chicken breast as i would have expected for the price! Service was good, food just needs improving. Not sure how they got that star, unless we just caught them on a bad day!"
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "The service was slow on the drinks orders including the wine list. Food was very tasty and well presented, they need to sharpen up a bit on service. "
    dined on 31/05/2014
  • "Was dying for Indian but this Indian fusion restaurant met the bill. Exquisite dishes and very attentive service. I will be returning on my next trip."
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "Had a great time! Loved the food and decent service"
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "As a great fan of Indian cuisine I try to go to special Indian restaurants when I am in London. Tamarind was my choice this time and I and my two guests were not disappointed. The spices were balanced in each dish to enhance the ingredients. The wine accompanied the dinner nicely. The service was friendly and attent. A delightful evening."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "What a lovely restaurant! The food was delicious and the service impeccable. It was highly recommended to me and certainly did not disappoint. I am a particularly fussy eater, but enjoyed my meal completely. I booked my boyfriend and I a table for his birthday and they even surprised him at the end with a piece of cake decorated with happy birthday and a candle. Such a beautiful touch to finish the evening. I would return and recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "I booked this months ago having received a recommendation from a friend. Since then I have read mixed reviews however I have to say that it was the best Indian meal I have ever had and it lived up to its Michelin star rating."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "If you love Indian food with a twist, and great seruves. This is the place for you."
    dined on 21/05/2014