Tamarind

4.4
2081 reviews
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£41 and over
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Indian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
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 tantalizing food that few can compete with, ensuring guests come back for more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 2:45PM,

Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:45PM, Sunday 6:00PM - 10:15PM
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Phone number
020 7629 3561
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Curzon Street
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Green Park
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 2081 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

We went to Tamarind on Saturday for the seasonal lunch menu. There was absolutely no atmosphere as we were the only diners there at one point. The food was also not what you'd expect from a Michelin star restaurant, the chicken and lamb dishes were of a similar quality to what you'd have at a mass catered event. I had been to the restaurant before and enjoyed the food last time, but I was disappointed at the whole experience this time around.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was good with good service, nothing out of this world. Price was expensive

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VJ
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It was my birthday so I thought me and my wife would go somewhere more up market.. I would say it was quite expensive for the quality and quantity of food. The waiting staff were continuously going past & we never had the same waiter. There was nothing authentic about this Indian restaurant, in fact you wouldn’t realise it’s an Indian restaurant until you saw the menu. I wouldn't rush back in a hurry. It is expensive for what you get.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I came here on recommendation from the man I was Best Man for at his wedding. I was disappointed.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service and atmosphere. Staff could not be more helpful.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

awesome food and hospitality.
we took family meal which was a 5 course dinner.
all dishes were very tasty

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SO
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Thai food in London can be spectacular. This restaurant is more about basic food with little taste. Go for the soups, not the curry or the Pad Thai. The tables are big communal squares and just not fun to listen to other people or even watch their eating habits. For a quick dinner before a show it is fine, but for a meal that you want to enjoy, stay away.

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D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My goodness. This was perhaps one of the finest meals I have had the pleasure of enjoying in years! Simply superb from start to finish. Everything was perfect. Literally not a single criticism.

Make a note! This location is apparently closing at the end of April for 5-6 months due to renovations.

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V
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I've always found tamarind food to be surprisingly close to local home cooked Indian food. Great dal and crispy rotis. Pricy but recommended.

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PS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's an amazing experience. Really tasty dishes and excellent wine pairing. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly. I couldn't rate it any higher. Its expensive but worth every penny

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JS
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Expensive but worth the money. Staff very attentive

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f
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this restaurant for the first time through open table and picked the pre theatre 3 course menu for £35 pp. Open table described this special as including a bellini and coffee/tea/petit fours. The restaurant said that was an old special but I explained it was still visible on open table and was why we booked their restaurant. The manager kindly honoured the offer.

The ambience was lovely despite it being in the basement floor. The tables had tablecloths and candles. The bellinis came in tall fluted glasses. The chicken and lamb appetisers and mains were delicious. And that is saying something as I don't usually eat Indian food but treated my husband who loved Indian food. He declared the food as the best Indian food in London! I chose the ice cream without the Indian pudding and had 2 scoops. My husband had the mango rice pudding which was not to his taste. We ended the meal with green tea and petit fours which were 4 delicious chocolates.

I would highly recommend this restaurant and would suggest an early table as we had as it was starting to get noisy and very busy by the time we left at 8. Service was super as we dined before it became too busy.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great food

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N
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed fantastic meal at Tamarind. The lobster curry is to die for. The service was excellent. I have already recommended Tamarind to friends.

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G
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been to some of the good Indian restaurants in London (Gymkhana, Chutney Mary's) and this ranks right up there. The cocktails were solid; the menu fairly interesting. We enjoyed the dal and the lamb dishes and the vegetables were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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TC
London
62 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, as always. Possibly one of the best meals we’ve ever had at Tamarind, which considering we’ve been going there for more than 20 years, is pretty good. We were glad we went before they close for refurbishment and will be waiting for them to open back up again in five months.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Good food right location
Terrible service used to have attentive service not anymore.

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

While enjoyed the food felt you were just a another number rather than welcomed customer. Very dissapointed on the service. Would not return

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PH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal
All staff attentive but not in your face.

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R
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food but wasn't blown away by the scallops. White chocolate coated mint leaves were a lovely treat & they laid on a ganache cake with a candle for my boyfriend's birthday!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal + service, lovely atmosphere and a very special evening

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GS
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Indian restaurant, been coming here since 2002. Excellent food and impeccable service.

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TH
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and wine flight was excellent. Service was a little slow, however the restaurant was busy. I would also say a little noisy, as the tables are close together, making conversation somewhat difficult.

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EK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and attentive service. My favourite Indian in London

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AM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Starters were excellent. Non veg main course was excellent. Felt a bit let down by the vegetarian section. Dal makhani, bhindi were not up to the standard we felt. Ambience was excellent. We would recommend this for non vegetarian section and starters.

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f
Berkshire
23 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

went with friends. everything was good. would go again.

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H
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tamarind's creative Indian cuisine surprised me greatly. The harmony of spices and herbs was impressive. Also, very good wines were served, and I was perfectly satisfied.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was good and the food was tasty but the menu was very limited. There was very little dishes to choose from in a la carte menu.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Really disappointed as last time we ate at the Tamarind it was quite special with lovely food and service. On this occasion we were sat by the bar so waiters constantly buzzing and very close to the next table (whilst interesting to listen to their conversation it made having our own a little difficult).

Most disappointing though was the food which was not a patch on the last time we visited. So we wont be going back.

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U
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in London and I enjoyed it twice in one week

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U
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in London! I come at least 4 times a year when I come to London and love it.

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h
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

when we made our booking, we were not told that a SET menu was the only thing on offer. This really pushed us to eat things we were really not interested in eating at a price which was unacceptable. it seems like everyone on sunday - may 11 - lunch had a similar issue, and the management could be heard trying to explain to each table. It is a pretty sad situation if you have a nearly-full restaurant with a set of 100% dissatisfied diners.

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SP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Went for my friends birthday. It was really loud and with no music so ambience could of been better. Our waiter was great and attentive. The Food was really nice too - would go again but definitely not a Saturday evening.

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall a very nice restaurant. The food was prepared perfectly. Service was a bit slower than expected and ambiance was cozy. I would return.

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KH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Amazing service, higly recommended. Will definitely come back

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AV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and filling portions. Great price for Michelin rated restaurant. Not sure if they were understaffed this particular night, but service was very slow. Regardless, so worth it!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was as bland as it goes - not sure why 2000+ people think this place is fab. I’m an Indian and I can tell you this food is a travesty to Indian cuisine.

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IS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times over the last decade.
In my opinion they have it just right.
They are not trying reinvent the cuisine with fancy pants fusion concepts, just good traditional recipients using finest ingredients cooked to perfection.

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AL
London
53 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful experience at this restaurant. The service was faultless and the food fantastic- the biryani was a hit at our table.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely way to celebrate a birthday. Ambience was good. Food and wine excellent with some tasty cocktails too. Definitely will return on another special occassion.

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