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Tamarind, London,

Tamarind

4.7
4.7
3622 Reviews
£41 and over
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, shorts and hats are not permitted.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–22:00 Sun 17:30–21:15
  • Phone number
    020 7629 3561
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Cross Street
    Curzon Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Green Park
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

What 3,622 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • West End London

    Indian

3,651 Reviews
  1. TahirJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet someone for lunch. Food is not too heavy, but delicious. Not too busy or noisy and good service. A bit on the expensive side.

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  2. JesseL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the food was great, the order of how the food came out was perfect!

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  3. chow

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a little pricy and the portion was very small. However, The food was very good.

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    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian food in the world. Full recommended with my eyes closed

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  5. SouvikB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic and bold Indian flavours in a very relaxing ambience with attentive staff. Amazing value for Michelin star quality food and experience!!!

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  6. Diner7

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent dining experience. Food was delicious. Overall a very memorable meal. Thank you to the entire staff.

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  7. RupiB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my dad's 60th and the food was 10 out of 10. The service was amazing and general ambiance of the restaurant was lovely. Would go again.

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  8. RickS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food but sometimes I felt the price didn’t match the dish offered although quality was excellent

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  9. pevs

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single dishes dish was a delight to see and delicious to taste. Service was wonderful.

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  10. NicolaL

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall the experience was okay. The staff really do need more training. We had to keep topping up our water and it was not particularly busy so really no excuse. The caramel dessert was not great and was not eaten one off guests did say to the waitress and she just said sorry, the least she should have said was can I offer you an alternative I do believe this is down to training of the staff. Also 4 of the staff just lead against a work surface and were too busy talking amongst themselves to pay any attention to guests again this is training. The food overall apart from that the dessert was excellent but could do with more rice. Also I think they should have popperdoms on the menu. The restaurant is light, airy and spacious. When we left there was no one at reception so had to go upstairs again as we put our coats in. For having a Michelin star the restaurant is lacking the attention to detail.

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  11. GiuliaC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in London. Every time my parents visit from the US, we need to book dinner at Tamarind. It never disappoints!

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  12. MichaelA

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had never had gourmet Indian food before and we can't wait to have it again. The hostesses as you arrive were so accommodating. The bartenders were superb mixing specialty drinks. The manager/sommelier was totally helpful. The waitress could not have been nicer explaining menu items and helping with any allergies. Food was TOP notch. Each dish better than the next. All in all, I have already recommended this to local in London.

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  13. John

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food at Tamarind is outstanding!!! Whenever in London a must. The lamb chops are superb!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent 👌 Coming from San Francisco, not regretting our decision to celebrate our anniversary here. Thank you 🙏

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal!! Service was great and very unique menu with a lot of options.

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  16. MrsKatieP

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous highly recommend everything was a delight

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  17. Falstaff

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this famous Indian in Mayfair. A brilliant experience. Food cooked to absolute perfection. Expensive, but worth it for the overall high quality meal.

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  18. AndreasG

    Milan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    food was delicious, service good and friendly, wine pairing matched the food and the sommelier was very friendly. a bit loud in the restaurant.

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  19. VAggers

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For the location and price point, I’ve had better Indian food. Service was okay, not great. I wouldn’t go again.

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  20. Teddy

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service as usual - wine was lovely but a little on the pricey side.

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  21. OliviaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service incredible, love this place.

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  22. PavelM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place. We were there for a special occasion and it has not let us down. Everything was just perfect

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  23. BrianP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and great decor. Love this place.

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  24. TimothyP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You will not find better Indian food in London (or anywhere else I’ve been). I’ve been to all three locations multiple times and their food is magnificent. They do delicate dishes extremely well and the traditional dishes are always amazing. The service is top notch…I’ve sent at least 10 people I know to this place to eat and every one of them feels the same.

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  25. MDDL

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant! We were greeted immediately, went to our table. The chef tasting menu, is a lot of food , but a wonderful experience and best food we’ve had ! Wait staff ; close bye but not hovering, perfect. Both food and wine selection was fantastic. We will be back . Thank you

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  26. GaiaRomana

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go to Tamarind regularly because it has all the positive aspects of a top London restaurant: great food, attentive service, good ambience etc.. but without the typical annoying London hype that makes you have to book a table weeks in advance. Will be there again soon!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best Indian cuisine I’ve ever had. 10/10

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  28. Julia

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful. Really lovely Mothering Sunday lunch

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  29. AndyHPalmer

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tamarind is truly one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever experienced. Everytime I'm in London I come to Tamarind at least once. This trip it was more than 3 times.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great very attentive Food fabulous Lunch menu good value

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  31. Violet

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the food was delicious, I was disappointed that it was very spicy when I was told that it was mild (and I requested it to not be spicy). The drinks were mid. There wasn't enough variety. It didn't feel "Indian enough". It feels... "too fancy". The service was excellent though. The servers were accommodating and friendly. I liked how cosy it was but the restaurant was too dark and quite crowded and cramped. I loved the layout but why are there 2 entry doors? Seemed unnecessary (have just one). Regardless, I personally loved this restaurant but I wouldn't visit again. It feels more like a "one-time experience".

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  32. RalphB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined here many times and always had a wonderful experience the food was a delicious as always and the staff were attentive but not in your face, my favourite on the tasting menu this time was the prawns and the dessert, we look forward to a returning visit soon

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  33. DeeN

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is interesting but it is too heavy and uses too much spice. Less ghee/butter in the dishes and marinating the grilled food more lightly would result in a really good product. Servers need to be more attentive and also less servile

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  34. BethC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the tasting menu with wine flight and it was absolutely superb. Delicious to taste and stunning to look at! Well done

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  35. TerryS

    Denver

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is simply one of the very best restaurants in an excellent restaurant city

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food and atmosphere was outstanding! We had the gourmet tasting menu and it did not disappoint. Our favorites were the sea bass and the prawns.

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  37. FionaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third visit to Tamarind and while the food was excellent as always and the cocktails were fantastic, the service was a bit lacking. The food was put down on the table with no real presentation or explanation of the ingredients. The wine list is expensive and while the wine we were recommended was good and went well with the food, some was spilt when served and there was not the finesse in service I expect from such a high quality restaurant. Sadly we will not be returning soon.

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  38. MohiniS

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every single item was delicious! Highly recommend

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine and experience a top Indian cuisine.

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    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. Food is unbelievably good and staff attentive and professional. Cocktails are out of this world.

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FAQs

Tamarind is rated 4.7 stars by 3622 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Tamarind

20 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PR

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Curzon Street
  • Area
    Mayfair
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–22:00 Sun 17:30–21:15
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Green Park
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
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