Tamarind

4.7
2685 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 7 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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2685 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AhmedA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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MegM
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great ambience. Wine selection was extensive and cocktails were delicious. Perfect for a romantic date night

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HINAK
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We thought the food was average, extremely small portions as well. Overall not good value for money in my opinion.

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JacquieB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, service first class, lovely ambience, will visit again

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super amazing. Excellent staff and service. Very welcoming. Would definitely go back and would surely recommend the place.

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vipkeithh
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

if this is not the best indian in the UK i don't know what is. had the gourmet tasting menu. supererb

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vipMartin
London
24 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food with some superb different items, the rabbit sheikh kabab, churi chat, coconut and chili sea bass, chocolate rasmali, ...
Very safe and spacious at up given current circumstances

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FayeG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue , great staff who are so knowledgeable on the menu and looked after my vegan diet requirements . Atmosphere was great for us just after lockdown will be back shortly , the samosa was the best we ever had

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Should be more careful on the service.

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TheChops
London
41 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wine pairing spot on. We had an excellent time and would definitely eat here again. The scallops were particularly tasty.

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AhmedA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my best restaurant. Every time I come to London i have to go to Tamarind for Dinner, and i always recommend it to my friends.

There was a waiter from Bosnia, I don’t know his name, he was very kind to us and smile all the time. Thanks to him and all Tamarind staff.

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DavidJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a 2.30 lunch table which is the last lunch service and it felt a bit rushed. We couldn't have the tasting menu.

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RebeccaN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a delicious selection of dishes from the vegan menu. It is great to have a separate menu. Food and service excellent and they very kindly made a vegan chocolate pudding with a candle for my friend’s birthday, a lovely surprise. Highly recommended.

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Anoymous
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is exquisite if you are planning to order small plates and mains. I would recommend placing the order at the same time and notifying the waiter you would like a delay between courses. Otherwise the delay could be lengthy between courses

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RonMatt
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the set lunch. Great value, a good range of dishes and flavours. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Excellent food but poor very Covid precautions for a restaurant of this calibre. No temperature taken on the door, no mandatory use of hand sanitiser on entry. Distances between tables were awful and frankly seemed no different to what I would’ve expected pre-Covid, regularly saw waiting staff with masks pulled down over their nose.

I’ve been here 5+ times for the food but certainly won’t be returning while Covid is ongoing, unless they improve their safety precautions.

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JaneG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small plates and grills were amazing, mains were good - really special - but we ordered as advised and it was way too much, so we were struggling by the time we got to mains.
Service was both charming and ultra competent. One of the best fine dining Indian restaurants we’ve been to.

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NataliaS
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very nice service.

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KIYOMIH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is amazing!
Especially, Chocolate tart is the best of London for me.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary lunch and great service made my day special

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vipFoodie
London
27 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had another excellent lunch at Tamarind just before lockdown. The food was wonderful and cooked just right with none of the dishes overpowered by the spices (something that other Indian restaurants need to better understand). It's a real joy eating delicately yet well-flavoured Indian food with just the right kick. The wine selection was paired down but it's good enough and the pistachio lassi is a real delight. As usual, the service was professional, courteous and friendly with all necessary Covid-related precautions in place which we appreciated. We look forward to returning when restrictions are lifted!

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AlexandraT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to Tamarind since the restaurant opened and it has remained on our top 5 list ever since. The food is inventive, refined and beautiful executed, so typically Indian in its wide range of flavours and spices but with a unique take.
Hoping they can keep going during lockdown!

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kaustubh
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good food. fab portions. early bird menu is excellent value for money

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Olivia
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband to celebrate his 40th birthday at the end of October 2020. We had the gourmet tasting menu with the wine pairings which was absolutely incredible. This was without doubt the best meal we have ever eaten, and we have been lucky enough to eat in many fabulous restaurants. Every mouthful was delicious, I want to pick a favourite course but I really did love them all, the seasbass, chicken, lobster, lamb, curry, the biriyani, chocolate fondant. And each mouthful was made even better by the accompanying wine. Service was also brilliant, super friendly and very knowledgable. Thanks to the whole team for giving us such a memorable evening, we have recommended to all friends and family, and will be back!

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simona
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amongst the best dining experiences in London. The food was superb and everything else first class. Well done Tamarind.

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GrahameS
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at Tamarind. We live in the Northeast but make a point of visiting when we’re in London.

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vipAnneloes
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff. Xtremely tasty food. I enjoyed the veggie menu a lot.

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AktarA
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely amazing. We had a really enjoyable evening on a very special occasion.
THANK YOU TAMARIND.

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vipDrFH
London
55 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oh my gosh i can't rave about this place enough. I've been here few times but the food today was sooooo good!!! Every single dish was wow. And service was perfect, really made our anniversary special. Thank you!

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HayleyR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and great variety. We had the tasting menu and it was outstanding.

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Laurab
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious meal. Every dish was well considered, great flavours and textures. Cocktails were unusual but also delicious and fun to try. Wine list was extensive and gave a good choice to suit different tastes and wallets but tailored to suit Indian cuisine. We went en famille and all three teenage children devoured the food and we needed to order seconds of the Chole chaat (street food) for them. Lovely vegetarian options too. The service was discreet but friendly. It was a midweek in tier 2 lockdown so the atmosphere was understandably a little subdued. Our favourite masala chai has a different balance of cardamom to other spices but that was a tiny issue. The puddings were also surprisingly good.

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AdrienF
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good attention to details and very nice food! Many thanks

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roisinw
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experince, amazing food. Will deffo come back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Isnipamld
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good services and the food are innovative and good

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MikeM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely veg tasting menu. The food and was great and left feeling very satisfied. The service was also very good. A very enjoyable experience overall - I'd highly recommend and would not think twice about returning.

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vipBrianW
London
38 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous flavours, charming service, highly recommended. Tamarind delivers quality, even after a gap of many years.

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EmmaL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous staff Fabulous Food Fabulous Drinks - could not fault it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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JoleenC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! The best food, the best service, the best waiter ever!... all round amazing and beautiful place

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DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A brilliant night with the family. Food is just fantastic and the staff very helpful but covid safe.

FAQs

Tamarind is rated 4.7 stars by 2685 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.