Very enjoyable lunch - sample of dishes, extremely nice and tasty, great service, lovely venue
Coming from out of town and as an Indian, I would say this place has a great vibe. The decor and ambiance is great, location is nice. Close enough to the underground just a little walk. We came here as our last meal while in London and wanted to try an nice Indian place and we’ve heard Indian food in London is good. The Lamb Appetizer was great, flavourful and a great start to the meal. We have Butter Chicken, Kaali Daal and, Raita as our mains. Raita was very sweet, and if you are familiar with savoury Raita, avoid it. We both thought the BC and Daal lacked seasoning and flavour. It was cooked well, but lacked the pizazz we would assume and very high end place would have. For 60-70£ we had high expectations.
Unhappy with the service, did not follow instructions and menu was but misleading, the food was cold when arrived and asked twice to be warmed had to change my main when ordered a curry I received chicken wings on the side and even for take away they did not follow to keep them separate. Bad service waste of money food was rubbish
We had a lovely meal here last week. Food was delicious although a bit pricey for the portion sizes.
Everything was delicious and wonderful
love food but the service was quite slow but they were apologetic and the whole meal was lovely will definitely come back
Had the tasting lunch menu for 18 pounds each. Food was was outstanding. Highly recommend it.
Service was great.
Need to ask for the lunch menu though, others wise you'd be offered the regular tasting menu which costs 40 pounds.
Good food and service improved at the end when they brought our daughter a surprise cake and candle if a bit sleepy earlier. Butter chicken and lobster the highlights. Very good.
Best Indian cuisine I've ever had. I love that the menu is so (relatively) short and includes a good range of grilled food and plenty of choice for pesca- and vegatarians. Butter chicken is to die for (possibly literally, as I could probably eat it every day) and the daal is also unbelievably good. Appears pricey but only when you compare with standard Indian fare. This is in a different class.
Amazing , delicious food, served in a way that is a pleasure for the eyes too!
I've tried the tasting menu and it was excellent value for money choice. Try the Mango lassi if you wanna drink something typical. Place is crowded but quiet and super fancy, great for couples but also group of friends. I will definitely come back!
Both Tasting Menus, one of them Vegetarian, were a good intro to various dishes off the main menu. All of the starters were delicately flavoured and delicious, even to this customer of Indian heritage. The idiotic thing though is that you have to share the the same main dish in mains, even though Vegetarian Tasting Menu has Seasonal Veg Biriyani and the other menu has Chicken Chettinad Biriyani. We did not understand this novel concept and both my wife and I ended up eating the same Veg biriyani she had ordered. I did not get to taste the chicken biryani. The Italian waiter was very apologetic. This anomaly should be rectified, and the restaurant should offer whatever the menu states. Nevertheless, the Dum-Biriyani with fluffy pastry was delicious.
Overall, we enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience. A good Indian restaurant for a pukka Indian taste.
Delicious, freshly made dishes. We do not eat meat but there was plenty there for us to choose from.
Very nice Indian restaurant, we was surpriced by the high standard!
Great service and food
Really nice starters, had the Papdi Chaat and Raj Kachori. Both were amazing! The Tandoori paneer was very soft and melted in your mouth, though it lacked much flavour. The staff were great although our waiter didnt have the best English and struggled when we queried the menu (both food and wine). All in all, I would return there for a meal again. Upstairs seemed to be pretty crowded and noisy, we got a table downstairs and it was very peaceful and a lovely atmosphere.
Tropical temperature (Read 30 degrees when we were dressed for LONDON winter) in the restaurant and very cosy dining experience (could hear everything from the next table and banged my head on the overhead light as I left the restaurant :/ )
Cold and very bland tasting food (ordered Biryani seekh kebbabs with Kaali daal) furthermore apart from being cold the Biryani also had hardly any rice.
The starters and small plates were all cold (mango and avocado salad, Raj Kachori and paprichaat - & they were very creamy and cloying rather than tangy and refreshing) otherwise have a feeling that I would have been writing about those too.
The only redeemable experience was that when we complained the manager decided to take the Biriani and kebabs off the bill. The staff was very polite and attentive at all times.
Overall was a wasted venture and came out feeling particularly disappointed as was our valentines meal. So much so that we didn’t order dessert either.
Well went to another place for dessert and tea.
Overall very diapointed.
We went to the Tamarind Kitchen based on reviews we read online. We had a fantastic experience. Our server was very helpful and guided us through the menu. Her suggestions were spot on. The food was great. We would absolutely eat here again.
Very good food and drinks. Cozy and nice restaurant ! We got our food before drinks, and has to remind the waiter about the Wine we ordered - Only minus.
Really enjoyed our meal at tamarind kitchen. Lovely table, attentive staff, nice vibe in the restaurant. Portions are quite small, and it is quite expensive but would definitely return, very tasty food and lovely atmosphere.
Excellent food an non typical but a little on the expensive side. Had a very enjoyable meal.
A party of 6 of us went for a meal for a birthday. This restaurant was amazing. Food was delicious, not a huge menu which meant the dishes were freshly made. Would definitely go again.
best Indian of the several nice Indian restaurants in Central London that we've had - always good, friendly, and nice service
Tamarind Restaurant was a good restaurant in the middle of Soho. The FOH took care of us despite some initial delay on our table. The waiters explained the food we ordered and seemed to take pride in our enjoyment of it. It was a very pleasant evening out and I would happily go again.
We loved the Seabass and the Vegetable Seek Kebab. Definitely coming back!
Amazing food a bit pricey but delish
Cibo molto molto buono e ristorante bellissimo, da tornarci
Lovely food. Portions were fairly small, so staff should probably set expectations as we discussed this before ordering. Would definitely go back!
Myself and a colleague both went for the tasting menu. The starters were excellent which made the disappointment of the main course sting all the more. The main seemed to consist of a large number of side dishes, but with a Biryani as the central focus. Which as a rice based (and pastry topped) dish can also feel like another side. It was really disappointing. Service was good, and lots of other people seemed to order nice looking dishes, but for a tasting menu it was a real let down.
Food was deffo on point service was very nice perfect for my last min booking
Good lunch food was very good and high quality.wine list and cocktails good choice even if a little pricy
6th time here! Good service and good food - good drinks list
I went for a birthday meal! Lovely place to eat so welcoming and the food was incredible:)
Amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic service
Wonderful evening, great place to try quality, authentic Indian food.
Food very good
One major issue - I ordered a Gin and Tonic. Got a dip and told the waitress I don’t feel any alcohol
Asked her to bring me another shot of Gin so I could add it but she insisted on taking the glass to fill
It in the bar.
Once again almost no feeling of alcohol.
Gives me a bad feeling regarding the bar policies- do they really serve alcohol? Why not bring the shot to the table and let the customer add it to the drink ?
For me - unacceptable behavior that will preclude me from returning despite the good food.
BTW heard a similar argument at a nearby table regarding Coca Cola
Service was slow. Did not keep water glasses full. Food was excellent. I would definitely go back.
An excellent, solid quality place. The food was delightful, the staff pleasant. The final check was also less than I expected, especially given the first-rate quality, which is always a nice bonus.
very relaxed atmosphere and excellent service the staff were very attentive the food was delicious
we had a very pleasurable evening and will definitely dine there again
I’ve had positive experiences here before, but this weekend I brought two friends with me, one of whom has a gluten allergy. Turns out the menu is extremely unfriendly to dietary restrictions and no one really seemed to care or offer any help to my friend. Very disappointing after a few good meals here.
For the price I had higher expectations, chicken dishes were over cooked and under spiced. Best thing we had was the mango avocado salad, keema pav and the garlic naan. Won’t be going back in a hurry.