Tamarind

4.4
2236 reviews
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Spicy
  • Fit for Foodies
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.


What 2236 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely lovely

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Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Awesome and innovative food. Tasty as well!!

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

Would have rather time ambiance higher but it was a bit loud.

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GE
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always our first dinner in London!

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VC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and people are really friendly and welcoming

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, clearly one of the top Indian places in London. This time they gave a us a special Vegan menu - while not extensive it was spot on and the food was outstanding!

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Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

A long time since I've been here and it was disappointing. I hadn't appreciated it has undergone a change of management and chef. I remember it as one of the great venues and the food as being truly special. Not anymore. It was ok. The monkfish and pepper chicken starters good but the Golden curry and Lamb Osso bucco style quite ordinary. Wines very much at the expensive end and hard to find anything truly special under £90 a bottle. The service was attentive but not knowledgeable with basic questions requiring referral to others on several occasions. The bill was just short of £500 for 4 for what I'd call a decent curry. Felt just a little stupid spending so much for an uninspiring evening. Sorry if this sounds mean. I didn't complain As I said it was ok but...

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent.

They allowed me to order a Veg Tasting Menu even though I was alone.

No fuss at all - i didn’t even realize it till the dishes started coming out.

Thank you.

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant lives up to its reputation as one of the best dining experience in London for Indian fine dining

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PL
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The post-renovation ambience is a significant improvement.

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1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most sublime experience dining at Tamarind last Sunday. The cuisine was very creative, executed well and tasted absolutely delicious! Our server, Anindo, was most helpful in making the right suggestions for the dishes we ordered. We enjoyed our meal very much and will surely be back! Thank you!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being vegetarian it's difficult sometimes to find a place with great ambience for specially Indian food but really liked the place without compromising on taste.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose the vegetarian tasting menu. They created a wonderful bespoke GF menu for me as I’m intolerant. It was delicious and beautifully plated. Above and beyond to accommodate.

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FC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tamarind is a fantastic restaurant, especially since its recent upgrade to include a light and airy upper level. The food is fantastic, however, the wine is grossly over priced which spoilt our experience very slightly.

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n
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebration night for the team, had the tasting menu, food was fantastic, good atmosphere and wonderful service.

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S
London
38 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience and was a great business lunch all the requirement were met

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DM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality Indian food in a relaxed yet chic setting. Pleasant waiting staff who are knowledgable about the menu. Really interesting choice of menu

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SR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, more variety than expected, so overall great

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B
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bravo and thank for your excellent staff

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GS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Bring back Tamarind. The change in cuisine is all for the bad. Food is excessively expensive and quality and options were lost. Stay away.

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Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Very expensive. Especially the drinks

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London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I went there for the first time since it reopened after renovation last year. It changed a lot. But food was really good as usual and we were all content. And the waiter who looked after us was also doing great.
But just one thing, one of my friend had a birthday and we wanted to celebrate it having deserts and I messaged them in advance when I booked a table and also made it sure when we ordered deserts.
Our deserts came quite quickly but birthday plate (which was lovely though!) came after we all finished deserts although we had it very slowly... while having deserts I also asked twice...
Separated birthday desert was complementary and wonderful ideas and also very thoughtful, I definitely liked it, but it would have been nicer if it had come with other deserts and drinks.
Because we were so tired then and the birthday friend rushed me to ask the bill even before it came to our table.
Only putting just birthday chocolate plate and candle or something like that on the deserts that we ordered might have been also fine.
Maybe we were just too sleepy then after a long flight and wanted to leave our table as soon as possible because the dishes made us more than happy even before deserts?!
But it was great. Thanks a lot!

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
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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FD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and good advices from the staff on how to order food. i just believe the prices are slightly too high for the value.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
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 on 20 April 2019
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 on 19 April 2019
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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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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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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