Tamarind

4.4
2186 reviews
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Indian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
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.


Special Offers

3 Courses with a drink: £29

Not available on Mother's day, 31st of March.Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
Menu is offered for entire table only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 15 April 2019

Availability: Daily 17:30-18:30

2 Courses with a drink: £24

Not available on Mother's day, 31st of March. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Menu is offered for entire table only.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 15 March 2019

Ends: 15 April 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30

What 2186 People Are Saying
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D
London
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a nice dinner tonight. The starters were my favourite. They packed a punch and full of flavour whereas the mains let themselves down.

For starters we had the chops, paneer tikka, scallops, chaat and chicken.

For mains the Kerala curry and butter chicken were poor.

The carrot Soufflé for dessert was nice.

Good service and good food overall.

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CL
London
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was excellent as also the service. The only reason I do not give 5 stars is that the wine list is far too pricy. I reccommend that the prices for the wines get revised.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The acoustics were not very good and it was hard to hear my friends talking

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U
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly my favorite restaurant in the world and with its gorgeous new look and remarkably even better food, I cannot say enough about the total experience. Excellent for carnivores and vegetarians alike with impeccable service and a wonderful wine and cocktail list. We were in London for 8 nights and dined there with clients twice during our stay: That says a lot!

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

To much NOICE. Need to do something about accoustics.

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SC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely friendly and attentive staff. This was our first visit to Tamadind after multiple recommendations. Ordered the 3-course meal. I have shellfish allergies, the staff was very accommodating. Food was spectacular. Overall highly recommend Tamarind.

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible - very intrusive. Ok food. Used to be better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent authentic Indian food with very attentive service.

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, inventive. service was attentive.

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BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Loved this place when I found it a few years ago. Now the dishes almost all contain nuts and there were no real Masalas to enjoy. The Bhindi was undercooked. We did enjoy the Samosas which come 3 on a plate. Perfect for myself and 2 Daighters. Service was excellent but the inability to accommodate people with cashew and peanut allergies is disappointing as they used to do that every time we visited.

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FH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This was the worst Indian food we had eaten in the last 24 months. The cooking was uninspired. The species were so uniform that many of the dishes tasted the same. The leg of lamb was unfit for human consumption and ironically was extremely overpriced. While the decor, ambiance, the food raw materials used and service are very good, the food preparation is so uninspired, that one is certain to eat better Indian food in almost any other mid-level or higher Indian restaurant in London. I felt truly embarrassed in front of my guests and had to profusely apologise to them. I had not been to Tamarind fro close to 2.5 years when I had a truly special dining experience. Sad to see how a restaurant can deteriorate to such an extend in such a short time. Farhad Hakimzadeh

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice food and friendly service but tables packed way too closely together and too noisy to be able to comfortably hear normal volume conversation

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RW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an overall very exciting dinner with fantastic food and wine. Service was excellent, definitely a place to be and to come to again!

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing place ! Outstanding food, brilliant ambience and a 5 star service - needless to say all of that comes at a price !

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OL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have an allergy to milk and whilst they didn't amend any thing for me they did take time to fully explain my options. Service was lovely and the lamb curry and crispy chicken wings were really tasty.

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JP
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The vegetarian tasting menu was OK, some dishes were surprising and original, some were just too plain or too similar in texture. There were also some interesting flavours, but the size of the main course was too much. It was impossible to finish. Otherwise, slightly tacky decor, but impeccable service.

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent - although it is very annoying when restaurants are offering a set menu and you have to ask to see it, don't offer it if you don't want people ordering from that menu

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food and ambiance was great. Unfortunately there was no lunch platter. Open table should modify the menu

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Succulent meats, wonderful sides, and delicious drinks - the one complaint is that we had to ask four times for our naan!! With upscale restaurants, sometimes one feels like they're paying for presentation of vertical food. But at Tamarind, even though it's not home-cooked portions of North Indian food; the quality, flavor combinations, and presentation of the dishes definitely give you your money's worth. We split about 4-5 sides and 1 main between three people, along with naan and rice, which was the perfect amount. The drink menu is also eclectic- we had chai-infused Negronis- and done quite tastefully. Splendid service and the music volume was perfect. Didn't even have room for dessert!

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BD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Really had high expectations and had been looking forward to visiting this restaurant given its status. We all went for the taster menu. We all felt the last dish, the biriyani, was very dry and lacked meat which given the cost of the meal was surprising and disappointing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have coeliac disease and so a lot of the menu was unavailable to me. I’m obviously used to this as a state of affairs but the staff weren’t very knowledgeable about the menu and I was presented with their printed version of the allergen table, which seemed quite unprofessional. The tasting menu was recommended to me by a colleague who dines there often with clients, but I was told that this was not suitable for a gluten allergy, and that substitutions were not possible. That was obviously quite disappointing, and a great many other restaurants I’ve dined at have been a lot more accommodating. The food was good but fell short of outstanding, which I’d been expecting.

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k
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tamarind was an excellent experience of indian food scene in Central London. I was especially impressed with the portions that were served for an afternoon lunch tasting menu. The Rajasthani chat was my absolute favourite. However, the kebab trio was not what I expected. The garlic spinach curry and dal were amazing!

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SL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were very accommodating, we changed numbers 3 times, service excellent, food super and you could hardly notice the slick service.

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food quality, great service and ambiance. Will go again :)

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The new upstairs restaurant is great. The lunchtime menu still represents great value. Great work!

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l
London
24 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and presentation. Quiet ambiance, very pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. A fine dining experience.

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g
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Looking forward to the next visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

They changed the chef all the food taste has changed
I preferred the old menu it was traditional Indian cuisine
We had the butter chicken the taste is awful and lamb biryani was fine

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food and service

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quirky twist on classic asian traditional dishes. Loved the creativity with the menu. Defo’s worth a re-visit

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NT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was extremely good, but on a first visit it was not so easy to gauge how many dishes to order. Probably the best Indian meal I have had in the UK, and I have been to some of Michelin starred places in the area. Going again.

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IA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visit - easily the best high-end Indian restaurant - very good indeed. As you would expect - it’s pricey

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian restaurant in London, spices not overpowering and the quality excellent. Loved the pistachio lamb chops and butter chicken, not too heavy for an Indian restaurant and great service, friendly and welcoming.

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NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting with great service

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d
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Since our last visit the food is more inventive and lighter. The new upstairs is lovely.

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P
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Overall- I would definitely come here again.
Wine menu probably needs to be reviewed again as the choices are limited from an affordability factor. One bottle of red was £37 the rest of them ranged from £60/70+
The mains where totally amazing - the taste was spot on and quality of a Michelin restaurant.
The service was sloppy at the beginning and didn’t give that Michelin vibe.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & very attentive service!! Lamb chops are a must!!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, excellent service and satisfied wit price. Would definitely reccomend

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PK
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Right from the time you enter the restaurant till you are out of the doors, the service is top class. If I'm not wrong, we were looked after by 7 different persons from coat check to table service.
Food is excellent but not the best I've tasted hence the 4*s instead of 5. Ambience is excellent with subtle decor. Not overly trying to be Indian in decor. It did get a tad loud since we had a table of 4 celebrating a birthday next to us otherwise it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
We were especially surprised with the Gulab jamun, it was one of a kind experience for the taste buds. Our server Felix also gave us a nice surprise with an anniversary dessert.

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HG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The best Indian cuisine I've had! Great service & a beautiful restaurant. For a Michelin starred venue the prices were reasonable and the food was worth every penny. The butter chicken was the stand out dish, I've never tasted a curry so good! Everything was amazing & we will definitely be back!

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