Tamarind

4.6
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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.


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A
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CS
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

JH
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 .

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food and service, would definitely recommend!

A
London
21 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

YZ
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.

AP
London
1 review
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.

OT
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.

n
London
35 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food not hot

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

Delicious food, especially the Sea Bass and Prawns.

C
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

S
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 !!

CP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AR
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.

JP
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.

DG
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.

D
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the usual Indian place, good food good service.

JD
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.

S
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!

g
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
London
30 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.

OT
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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food has really changed from what it used to be

K
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
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

DC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since the alterations and nothing to disappoint from this well respected and seemingly time-less top notch Mayfair restaurant
All aspects at the top of their game and the extra floor a lighter and more day time feel for even more occasions to suit

BC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of the best Indian meals I have had. The street food for starters was authentic and the mains simply delicious. The only downside is the price of alcohol is totally unreasonable - 20 pounds a pint. I know it is Mayfair but still. Basically, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anybody but just don't drink anything!

U
Los Angeles
141 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in London and a must visit. We have clients who arrive from all over the world and beg for the food. The longer tasting menu ranges from addictive “street food” appetizers, tandoori’s and incredible curries to nit crusted lamb to amazing dal, rice and naans. The vegetarian menu was also a hot and they were accommodating of a person with a severe nut allergy.
Truly a fabulous meal

MB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant takes Indian cuisine to a whole new level. Beautifully presented and with fantastic balanced flavours the food was delightful

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a beautiful meal. Service was attentive without being overpowering. Had the tasting menu with a great biryani to finish .

MB
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Arguably the best meal/dining experience we’ve had.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. You really taste ethnicity of Indian spices

TD
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the veggie tasting menu and it did not disappoint! Great service and ambience. Highly recommend

DM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Nice redo of the restaurant. Upstairs is pretty. But great letdown on the food. Very watery lentils. Lamb chops swamped with pistachios. Crab cakes tasteless. Service was good. Wine excellent. So lots of work to do!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food - great taste and presentation.

The service was good, except the waiter insisted we order more. It wasn’t needed.

GS
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was really looking forward to this as I was taking my parents for a meal.

However, the service was slow and I had to constantly prop up to get attention. The waiter didn’t explain the small plates very well and as a result our table bought twice as many starters as was explained.

We also asked to have our food prepared more mild than usual, and unfortunately it was made hotter than usual!

Not a great experience overall.

GC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a booking made on reputation and we weren’t disappointed. It was quite simply the best Indian feed we’ve ever eaten. We were a party that included pescatarians and the menu was a delight for us all. Our advice would be to go for a range of grills rather than go for the traditional curry. The scallops, sea bass, tandoori prawns and crispy lobster were out of this world. Service was great and although it’s a bit pricey, it’s an absolute must!!!

TC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb Tandoori-based food- exquisite use of spices and fresh everything..