Tamarind

4.4
2213 reviews
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
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.


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SR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable. Food was delicious and beautiful to look at. Plus a cute little slice of cheesecake with a candle was brought out for my partner's birthday.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I came with a friend and we had an amazing evening. The food was outstanding and the team took care of us. We met the chief and were able to ask all the questions we had. Thanks a lot. I will definitively come back!

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Hamburg Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a Great and very Fine dining Evening at the Tamarinde. The Food was awesome, the Interior very stylish and clean chic. We would definately come back. Thank you.

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T
London
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They changed their concept but we liked it better before. Good taste, but too little Indian compared to their previous menu items. Price at high end

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FM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice - tried a lovely beer King Cobra which is perfect with curry. Delicious food - goat ribs, scallops, monkfish - lovely naan. Not bad money either. Cocktails could have been stronger!

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KC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance was outstanding. Highly recommend!

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DK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had booked a table for 2 for their lunch menu.

Service was slow despite the restaurant being quiet.

Were not offered the set menu, had to ask and then the drink was not included.

Food was very good!

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KV
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

No as it’s not real Indian food, not the flavours of Indian cuisine. Coming from a Gujarati

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals and dining experiences I have ever had. The cocktails are thoughtful, subtle, beautiful, and delicious!

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AV
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all staff were attentive and the food was amazing, visited for an evening meal last Sat and had a really enjoyable time talking to Ximo about food and wine recommendations watching him create fantastic cocktails. One of our best dining experiences ever! Thank you!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star excellence as always - curry and service at its best! And I love the new decor and menu. By far the best curry in London!

Monkfish and lamb chops are a must!

:)

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PV
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Also, everyone- from the receptionist to the wait staff to the manager- were extremely friendly.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A bit odd. Preferred the old set up.
Foods still excellent.

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FF
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Exploration of the menu was our key to a fun evening.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was Amazing. Took my mum there for Mother’s Day and she loved it. The Mother’s Day Menu was fantastic

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RN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The newly revamped restaurant and menu is a much needed improvement. The appetizers and grill menu were outstandingly good. The atmosphere and general vibe of the restaurant was lovely for lunchtime. Would rate as one of the current best in London.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was excellent

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food could have been better, was a bit bland. Service was great though

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S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mostly great except that the wine, which should have been great - a 2016 St. Joseph - was only average for the price and didn't show the character of other examples from the vintage. Pricing was fairly high, but it's London so that's expected. We did have to tell them to slow the service down - bringing food out too quickly has been a flaw of this restaurant on previous visits. Food was excellent on all counts.

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GD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great revamp of a classic.
Chef and menu are very inspired to update a classic while maintaining flavors but allowing for fantastic transitions without overwhelming at any-point in the meal! Kudos to the chef!!!

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N
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Next table was playing his phone with musics playing disrupting our meal.

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BF
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The remodeled Tamarind (decor and menu) is, in some ways, a step backward. It was always expensive and is more so now. It was always noisy and the new decor doesn't make it any less so -- maybe even noisier. The menu changes are mostly ok but some dishes are now spicier than they were before without necessarily adding to the flavour. The portion of curry that we got for 25 pounds as one of our dishes was painfully small although we had enough to eat overall with the other things we ordered. They no longer give you something to snack on at the start and they've eliminated the small chocolates at the end of the meal. The bottom line is that while we might return, we can no longer recommend it to friends visiting London and the noise level means we wouldn't want to try to dine their with another couple as conversation could be difficult. Given how busy the restaurant was when we were there, they probably don't care but the experience has inspired us to try other gourmet Indian restaurants.

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TW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful - even better than before in the newly reopened Tamarind

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely divine dining experience that was topped off with the resturant opening a bottle of fine champagne and two glorious desserts to celebrate my birthday.

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AV
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Very loud and service was ridiculously poor. The food was delicious,however, expensive.

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HN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dinner to celebrate a promotion for my boyfriend. Not eaten in a Michelin Indian restaurant in London before. It was exquisite. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Hadn’t pre planned anything special with the staff but on the booking form I had written: special occasion. We absolutely stuffed ourselves silly, the meal came to £205 with two beers and a carafe of wine. Couldn’t even make room for dessert, but they presented him a small slice of something akin to choc fondant cake with a CONGRATULATIONS chocolate message which was lovely and a surprise to me even, so it was much appreciated. My boyfriend was chuffed and it really was a treat for both of us. Highly recomended

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D
London
79 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a nice dinner tonight. The starters were my favourite. They packed a punch and full of flavour whereas the mains let themselves down.

For starters we had the chops, paneer tikka, scallops, chaat and chicken.

For mains the Kerala curry and butter chicken were poor.

The carrot Soufflé for dessert was nice.

Good service and good food overall.

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CL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was excellent as also the service. The only reason I do not give 5 stars is that the wine list is far too pricy. I reccommend that the prices for the wines get revised.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The acoustics were not very good and it was hard to hear my friends talking

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U
Los Angeles
104 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly my favorite restaurant in the world and with its gorgeous new look and remarkably even better food, I cannot say enough about the total experience. Excellent for carnivores and vegetarians alike with impeccable service and a wonderful wine and cocktail list. We were in London for 8 nights and dined there with clients twice during our stay: That says a lot!

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

To much NOICE. Need to do something about accoustics.

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SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely friendly and attentive staff. This was our first visit to Tamadind after multiple recommendations. Ordered the 3-course meal. I have shellfish allergies, the staff was very accommodating. Food was spectacular. Overall highly recommend Tamarind.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible - very intrusive. Ok food. Used to be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent authentic Indian food with very attentive service.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, inventive. service was attentive.

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BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Loved this place when I found it a few years ago. Now the dishes almost all contain nuts and there were no real Masalas to enjoy. The Bhindi was undercooked. We did enjoy the Samosas which come 3 on a plate. Perfect for myself and 2 Daighters. Service was excellent but the inability to accommodate people with cashew and peanut allergies is disappointing as they used to do that every time we visited.

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FH
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This was the worst Indian food we had eaten in the last 24 months. The cooking was uninspired. The species were so uniform that many of the dishes tasted the same. The leg of lamb was unfit for human consumption and ironically was extremely overpriced. While the decor, ambiance, the food raw materials used and service are very good, the food preparation is so uninspired, that one is certain to eat better Indian food in almost any other mid-level or higher Indian restaurant in London. I felt truly embarrassed in front of my guests and had to profusely apologise to them. I had not been to Tamarind fro close to 2.5 years when I had a truly special dining experience. Sad to see how a restaurant can deteriorate to such an extend in such a short time. Farhad Hakimzadeh

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice food and friendly service but tables packed way too closely together and too noisy to be able to comfortably hear normal volume conversation

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RW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an overall very exciting dinner with fantastic food and wine. Service was excellent, definitely a place to be and to come to again!

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