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Tamarind, London,

Tamarind

4.7
4.7
3606 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 33 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 3,606 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Indian

3,605 Reviews
  1. BashirP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably our favourite high end Indian restaurant in London. Have been going for many years and nothing quiet matches it. The small plates are a delight though on the pricey side, and the biryani and Kerala prawn main course superb. Highly recommend the place

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  2. Madbob

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dinners of my life. Amazing Amazing

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for the valentine's day menu with wine pairing. Food was OK but not value for money as it wasn't better than what we can get much cheaper in London. Wine pairing was uninspired, all wines served in the same type of glass which was brought filled to the table, with us never seeing the bottles. Mid way, they stopped explaining what the wine was. Overall, more than 200 pounds per person for service and food that is worth less than that.

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  4. Kb1065

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food - kind waiting staff - breads weren’t served piping hot to the table . Didn’t mention this since we were running late for lunch . Would visit again

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed our experience at Tamarind and doubtless will return. Thank you for your attention.

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  6. HugoB

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a restaurant that I always try to go when I'm in London

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good seems to have slipped a bit from its peak. Service remains consistent but a little abrupt

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  8. KNRa

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is great but service a let down. Staff do not look interested in providing a good service and food service was slow. Need to prompt waiters each time to take orders.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was not very good - they did little to explain the menu and food was mediocre

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food came so quickly, the meal was over within an hour!

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  11. CharlesV

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant. Superb food. Friendly & efficient service.

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  12. VittorM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Sunday lunch experience was amazing. Wonderful food and beautiful restaurant. Service was excellent and courteous.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing authentic Indian food and quantity looks small but end of the course you fill full. They do have time restriction do keep that in mind and it is pricy too. But I guess that is fair price for a place like that in that location in London.

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  14. DeniseF

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding in every way. Can’t wait to return. Thank you for a great experience.

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  15. PaulP

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food etc. Felt slight rushed. Placed order for Gourmet Tasting menu. Told on several occasions that kitchen closing so had to keep bringing the food. A bit irksome but didn’t really detract from the dining experience

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was overall a nice experience. We wanted to try the tasting menu. One of us is vegetarian and other non vegetarian and we were informed we can’t order a veg and a non veg tasting menu on the same table which is a bit weird given it’s a fine dining restaurant and one of the best. So was a bit disappointed. Also it was our anniversary as well (which we mentioned on the booking) but there was no gesture not even a note from the team there. Which was again a bit of a bad service. We feel these small things are what which differentiates a good restaurant from a great restaurant.

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  17. ChrisB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, very creative. A little pricy but I think worth it since I don’t have restaurants like this back home.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very enjoyable experience - great food with very attentive service.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was outstanding! The most beautiful and flavoursome dishes. I highly recommend.

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  20. Doug

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience with incredible food. Smart, attentive service. Other reviews mention small portion sizes. We did the Gourmet Menu with wine pairings and did not leave hungry! Not a cheap night out but still a wonderful example of thoughtful, delicate and precise Indian cuisine. Looking forward to visiting again.

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  21. ArtiP

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was good -it came quickly. The tasting menu. But the crowd sitting next to us were just sooo loud that we could hear them rather us on our table. It really was a major spoiler and I will not go again. When you pay so much you need some peace at the end of the day when you are enjoying an expensive meal. Poor ambience

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  22. MM123

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a two year anniversary for my BF and me, and they made it special by 1) giving us a quieter seat (there was a big group nearby), and 2) giving us a small anniversary dessert. Service was super professional.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. JeanL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It waz ok for a lunch. We will return soon for dinner.

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  24. Lolli84

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food. The crispy broccoli wasn’t as sticky as I remember. Overall the service was impeccable and the portions sizes good.

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  25. OliverC

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service, overall fantastic restaurant!

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  26. ParisLondon

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just as great as a few years ago! Delicious food and cocktails, great service, beautiful decor and nice atmosphere.

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  27. BrigitteA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch options well presented and extremely tasty

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  28. Salmank

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Space was tight around our table. Starters were amazing, main course was average and dessert was ok. We had to remind for drinks and coffee few times. Staff was however friendly. However, I didn't think it was value for money experience.

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  29. JacqueM

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My go to restaurant flying through London. It was as magically in flavors as I imagined. I enjoy their lunch menu the best.

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  30. RobertM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tamarind offers a delightful dining experience with its authentic Indian cuisine, warm ambiance, and excellent service. The diverse menu and the judicious use of spices make each dish a unique culinary treat. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a true taste of India.

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  31. SHartmann

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, but very clumsy service. Staffs seemed untrained and moody. And clearly lack of management (the manager looked busy on something else but not actively managing the staffs)

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  32. EleanorM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting, stunning food, gorgeous cocktails... my only criticism was I felt we were a little rushed. Would absolutly eat here again

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  33. UmeshR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and polite service by Mr. Binesh.. Many thanks for a wonderful evening! :)

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  34. JasonS

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely recommend. Amazing food and drinks! Great atmosphere.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in London! The food is exceptional and the service is second to none!

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  36. happytobeabletodineout

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent excellent food and drink if not a bit pricey.

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  37. SantaYnezSally

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favourite Indian restaurant in London. The quality of food and service never disappoints, although I was sad to learn that they discontinued their offering of pappadam with their mouthwatering sauces. That was always a highlight in the past.

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  38. PatriciaB

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the gourmet menu, food was fantastic as always, love his restaurant

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  39. PaulM

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was excellent. However felt a little rushed as was informed that the kitchen closed at 2.30pm although we had booked for 2.30pm???? Relative had pre-paid the lunchtime menu (gift) but seems that they had increased their prices and required further payment. No such thing as a free lunch.... :) Would I return? Possibly not.

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  40. JoaoS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, good environment even if a bit noisy when it got busy. Super attentive waiters, always ready to support with any need. Will definitely be coming back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tamarind is rated 4.7 stars by 3606 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 33 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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