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Tamarind

4.6
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2524 reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
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 tantalising food that few can compete with, ensuring guests come back for more.

Please note that only children over the age of 10 are permitted for the dinner service starting at 5.30pm. Due to the high demand of the restaurant, tables are offered for 2 hours. If your preferred time or party size is unavailable please contact reservations directly on 02076293561.

The dress code is Smart Casual. Sportswear and hats are not permitted.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 2524 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jEREMYs
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my view this is the best Indian food in London, with no disrespect intended to Athol Kulchar. It is amazingly delicious.Service ambiance etc outstanding too

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CathyB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, one of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had! The micro greens, avocado and papaya salad, and the elegant take on Indian street food, were outstanding. Service was warm but unobtrusive. The waiters and managers were genuinely proud of their restaurant and the experience they created. They even showed us the kitchens, the clay ovens and the grills. We will be back.

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vipMaryO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Generous portions. The Gourmet menu option was absolutely devine.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Went for my sisters birthday. Starters were good but mains were horrible. Especially for the price we paid. Every dish was over powered with cardamon. They gave us extra desserts which was nice but we just couldn’t finish it

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KevinK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our group of four went for the Gourmet menu at lunchtime. Our nut and chocolate allergies were both expertly and smoothly dealt with. I've had plenty of tasting menus and this was one of the very best. Generous, delicious and honest food served in a very pleasant environment. We ate upstairs and then met the chefs downstairs to round off our delightful visit.
Two of us had the wine flight which was a treat and two enjoyed the beer selection. I would love to go again and try some of the other menu dishes.

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RB62
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place is fab and service was great. Vegan choices very good but for indian food could be better. Noodle salad and kale salad were delicious. Lunch two course is great value for money.

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mattheww
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply brilliant. Delicious food beginning to end, amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service!

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LidiaT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

La comida no es de mucha calidad. El servicio fue bueno y muy amable

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and most definitely not the last time we loved it, great food great service

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vipScomiller
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very consistent with the high expectations set by the many great reviews. Wonderful ambience in the dining room. Every dish (and we tried many) was excellent. Service was perfectly attentive.

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vipAmazing
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful experience. The food was outstanding, the staff are lovely and extremely accommodating. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in London now.

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CalvinS111
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly first class dining experience attended by pleasant and caring staff.
We look forward to visiting again soon.

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Riddhish
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and the Tamarind team made it special. Delighted by the service. Drinks and Starters were excellent. We are vegetarians so have got a limited choice. Not impressed with the main course. However, we would like to visit here again. Great Hospitality.

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vipJennyH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience and evening from start to finish - the service was exemplary, attention to detail. The food was great, as always .

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AndrewF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and service, would definitely recommend!

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Anna
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely valantines menu. Our third visit and it won't be our last!

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YaminZ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was very good but not to the level of a Michelin Star. I liked all the starters, the main course was good but not amazing. As for the desert, again very good but they served three identical deserts for two people. It was not value for the money I paid and I would only return if someone else was paying the bill.

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AstonP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food Indian cuisine with a modern twist...

Each dish has its own excellent flavour.

Expensive but level of food is worth every penny eg, prawns are huge and tasty. But £26.00 compared to over Mayfair restaurants this isn’t overly expensive and standard of food here is impeccable.

I would 100% visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had the Valentines day vegetarian taster menu (although we were warned that the desert contained gelatin which I declined?!). The service was exceptional, although the description of the menu could have been better narrated by the waiting staff. The food was of a high standard and reasonably presented. The main course was the low point unfortunately, the dishes were tasty but a little uninspiring. I wouldn't necessary be rushing back as the cost of the meal didn't match the overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Highly recommend for a top of the range Indian experience!

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KathyW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely tasting menu experience for valentines day. We had the vegetarian menu even though we are meat eaters and it was amazing! Definitely worth a try, our favourite dish was the kale salad first course

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vipnanda
London
35 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food not hot

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DeanF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, especially the Sea Bass and Prawns.

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Cocktail
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service a bit random , know one knew who was serving who , food was Ok nothing special . all the plates were cold , so not a great experience, won’t return

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vipSasuke
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Eaten at Tamarind many times but recent changes to the restaurant is not to my liking. Dishes for a table of four did not arrive together so people were eating platters at different times. Did not appreciate this was the case when ordering the meal. Never seen this type of thing at a classy restaurant. My menu choices has vegetables that were under cooked practically raw! £640 bill !!

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CatherineP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Made our birthday dinner very special.

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AndreasR
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Starters (small courses) were superb, unfortunately these eclipsed the mains which good but not exceptional. Both ladies toilets were blocked and unusable by the time we left.

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vipJohnP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I eat at Tamarind every time we are in London which is 2-3 times a year - it is our favorite London restaurant and never disappoints.

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DebbieG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. The spice combinations were second to none and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.
Beautiful restaurant that despite its Michelin star didn't feel too formal or pretentious.

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Dtlovegoodfood
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the usual Indian place, good food good service.

JD
vipJDub
Houston
172 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since they remodeled the restaurant. The upstairs area is nicely appointed. The food, particularly the tasting menus are superb with good wine pairings. Will definitely revisit. Lots of competition for Indian cuisine in the Mayfair area, so good to know we have another choice.

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Sjoerdv
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the renewed Tamarind experience! Finally a high-level Indian dinner experience with an excellent ambiance. Thank you Tamarind team!

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girlsintown
London
49 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tamarind was a really lovely experience with a great ambience and food
We had the biryani which was superb
I will definitely recommend the restaurant!

RP
vipRobertP
London
32 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was outstanding the food delicious with the exception of the fried cauliflower which tasted off, like a sort of petrol taste.
Another suggestion might be to improve the benches on the upper floor against the window.
They are too low, we changed seats for that reason and saw that two other people subsequently asked for extra pillows to sit on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved our lunch at Tamarind. The service was outstanding and we felt very welcomed. We came with a 7m old baby and everyone was so accomodating that we could just relax and enjoy our lunch. We liked the selection of wine per glass and found the curry portions to be generous however the grills were on the small side. We found everything to be fairly priced regardless the size. I was just a little disappointed with my Dahl dish that lacked a bit of a 'decisive taste' but loved all the other dishes with samosas being a real surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food has really changed from what it used to be

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Kayte
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tamarind was ok, certainly nothing to complain about, but ambience lacking, food overpriced and cocktails nothing special. Some of the food was amazing (sea bass) but other dishes not so good (crab cakes). Service was ok but certainly didn’t feel spoilt! At £350 for 4 people (including 2 cocktails & one bottle of wine), there are better places to spend your money.

PD
PushkarineeD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It would be nice to have more vegetarian choices.
For cocktails please try to avoid plastic straws ( environment friendly option)

Thank you

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Tamarind is rated 4.6 stars by 2524 OpenTable diners.

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