Tamarind

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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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Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cute restaurants with good staff. The food was good, although portions were small for appetizers and it was a bit confusing how the menu was laid out. We ended up ordering various dishes not fully knowing what we would get. The curries on the back page are incredible and what most people would think of to order. Would have been helpful if staff had explained that. As the night wore on, the place got busy and staff less attentive, but overall that’s to be expected. For the price I expected a little more attention to detail, but none the less the experience was great and I would go back again. What mattered the most - the excellent curries- this place did well on! Highly recommend the old Delhi butter chicken!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful ambience

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

Again another fabulous evening.

We were again served by Felix who was brilliant throughout.

The wine selection was fantastic and surprised to find some of our favourites on offer.

We will certainly be returning again with family and friends.

k
London
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, beautifully presented. Good service. We are planning to go again very soon.

IH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nos encantó este restaurante Indio por su excelente servicio y ambiente. Cada plato es una verdadera delicia y un descubrimiento de auténticos sabores exóticos. El Chef de primera. Enhorabuena!

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GE
London
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our choices in London. The best lamb chops ever...

HW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Bland food, definitely not worth a Michelin star. Indian food needs to have some spice. Service was poor and we were forgotten about. The only thing that was worth it was the mock-tail. Curry is better in Southall.

NA
London
50 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic delicious food! Excellent menu. Great service. Good coctaiks

Best garlic bread

Food was very fresh

n
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative food and friendly attentive staff!

D
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we were welcomed at the reception by Elizabeth to the staff like Rakesh and Gavin, the experience at Tamarind is absolutely one of the best of its kind in the world! Mr.Khanna’s culinary creations are simply exquisite and we loved the process of paced consumption! We were able to relish EVERY dish which is unique and ‘truly’ out of this world! The wine list complements the food and the cocktails and dessert are absolutely phenomenal! Thanks Team Tamarind! For creating unforgettable experiences for us!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Our waiter Felix was superb and explained every dish

GT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at this lovely restaurant where we were treated so well from explanations of the types of menu, food, to being shown the kitchen and food preparation areas and an introduction to the head chef. Food was delicious and we found the whole experience delightful.

YP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Would recommend and will certainly return.

CK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t miss this spot! Amazing all the way around. Thanks

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant evening...

r
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Fabulous food. Great service. The ambiance is even better now after the renovations.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Service very slow.
Atmosphere simple and very loud. difficult to have any discussion.
food is good but not worth the extra price.
We will not come back.

L
London
18 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ammmmmaaazing...

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J
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Entres were great. Mains were a disappointment. Never a fan of a place where staff bump into you while you are sitting at the table or where they don’t give way to you when you are walking around - forcing you to give way.

L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful assortment of flavors and ingredients. Excellent take on traditional favorites. We consider it a top London pick for gourmet Indian fare.

S
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff with exceptionally tasty dishes provided a great evening. The upstairs restaurant did get a little noisy as it filled up.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and worth every penny

T
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

High end Indian cuisine in a modern setting in a posh section of Mayfair. We came here wanting something out of the ordinary in terms of Indian cuisine and were not disappointed. The restaurant is elegant and contemporary and I would refer to the cuisine as modern British Indian. Food, drink and service were all excellent. Recommended.

BM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were disappointed by our visit to Tamarind. It was rather overpriced and we were left hungry at the end of the meal. Although the waiter offered plenty of advice about the menu, he didn’t make clear that orders from the ‘grill’ menu arrived separately, even though we specified the grill choice was the main dish for one of us. So we ended up with one of watching the other eat cold food...
The choice for pescatarians is minimal - only prawns were on offer.
The coffees didn’t arrive when we asked for them, although these were deducted from the bill. We found the music volume unnecessarily loud, as were some of the other diners. The lighting was rather too dim to read the menus, even for someone without reading glasses.
Anyone looking for a curry ‘blow out’ should certainly avoid Tamarind although in fairness it doesn’t seek to represent itself as the bog standard curry house. That said, I would question that its food, although better presented, isn’t really much superior to a quality high street Indian restaurant.

JI
London
39 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been before for dinner but this was our first time for lunch. We had the set menu. The food was excellent and good value for money.
I was disappointed with the very small amount of wine given in a glass. This compared badly with food that was plentiful.

AT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Tamarind was amazing the service was fantastic, food was absolutely delicious. The only slight downside was the atmosphere it was at the same time both quite stiff/pretentious and loud/uncivilized at the same time. When we were there was a party of 6/7 women who at first were noisey but it helped the atmosphere to not feel too stuffy, then it went too far the other way they were making which can only be described as animalistic sex noises which on 2 occasions made the wait staff physically jump while serving. They slightly ruined the atmosphere for not only us, but a few other people who sat near them.

But overall the experience was amazing and my boyfriend really enjoyed his birthday dinner, he said 'the Butter Chicken is the best hes ever tasted, even ones he tried in India'.

IS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bets Indian food in Mayfair and London. Been too many in London and Dubai, but the ambience, service and food is outstanding.

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is always a real pleasure to eat here. Interesting food and always more exciting than your normal Indian, with new and modern ideas and flavours.

RM
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Half dishes allow 2 people to try many different dishes--excellent idea.
Recommend the fish dishes over the meat dishes

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I paid 220 US dollars for a waiter to be a complete jerk the whole time. I work in NYC so Ive been to tamrind tribecca a bunch. No reason to be arrogant and way over priced for dark meat chicken dishes and rice.

U
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in London and maybe the world. Tamarind is the quintessence of gourmet Indian cuisine and the deft touch of the chefs makes you want more. The tandoori selections are limitless but the Dal will change your life. I go every time I'm in London and brought a client on Wednesday: She is now a convert!

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is very expensive to value of food you are paying for. Also the restaurant lack diversity in terms of the spicy levels

SQ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister took me out for a meal and the two of us had a wonderful Sunday evening at the Tamarind. The food was exceptionally delicious, I particularly liked the lobster and the sea bass. The service was friendly, efficient and excellent. Would definitely go again, also enjoyed the new decor, much lighter and more modern than the downstairs restaurant we had visited previously. The ambience created by the background music (very jazzy) was good and not too loud so that you could hear yourself speak.

A
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were there in April (sitting downstairs) and it was fabulous. However, this time we were upstairs and the experience wasn’t anywhere as memorable. The room is more pedestrian than the downstairs room, and much louder. Compared with our meal last April, this time we were somewhat disappointed with the food. It was ok, but honestly not all that special (with the exception of the quail). Service was fine, but we felt there was a trace of condescension — nowhere near the wonderful service we received last spring. To be honest, we have been coming to Tamarind whenever we are in London almost since they opened, but it may be a while before we are back. We did not feel the experience merited the price.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Fantastic staff and food was amazing. We will be back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The lobster was possibly the best thing I have ever eaten

D
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing- every mouthful, sip. Great cocktails and friendly staff. Wonderful!

PH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Tamarind put a smile on our faces. Great food,superbly cooked, served excellently ,in a nice environment.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I didn’t like the quality of the beef and lamb at all !

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food but at a cost! Wine hideously overpriced

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