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Tamarind

20 Queen Street | Mayfair, London W1J 5PR, England
+44 20 7629 3561
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Ranked #1,040 of 16,942 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $64 - $96
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Curzon Street
Transit: Green Park
Description: Michelin-starred Tamarind presents an elegant take on Indian cuisine from its gilded dining room in chic Mayfair. The inventive menu is rooted in traditional Moghul cooking, with fish, meat and game dishes brought forth from the Tandoor oven in an authentic north-west Indian fashion. Muted tones and attentive service make the restaurant a smart yet convivial destination.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My first meal at Tamarind was in 2000. The meal experience was amazing. I have since dined there several times, either for a family meal or business. Always exceptional. My last visit in July was equally incredible. The service as always is impeccable. The starters, mains and deserts all phenomenal. I started with the tandoori prawns. WOW!! You must try... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited Tamarind on almost every visit to London over the past 15 years. Tonight the service was so bad, slow and indifferent I am not sure I will be back. This is not the first disappointing experience I have had at Tamarind. Over 15 years there are bound to be peaks and valleys, but tonight, was really quite... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I love Indian foods and this restaurant did not disappoint in their preparation. The flavours were delicate, the portions superb for a restaurant of this level, and real skill as well as attention to detail had been applied to everything. I eat regularly in the more down market Indian restaurants of Tooting which serve fantastic Indian food very cheaply. I... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews 164 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have traveled a fair bit, and have tried Indian food all over the place, so, inevitably, I am constantly comparing. Tamarind is a quiet, but rather posh restaurant near Oxford Street, which offers a decent amount of variety with more inventive dishes, as well as the staples. The food was quite good, fresh and tasty. The service was friendly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I don't know how you could give this place anything less than 5 stars. Service was spectacular as was the food. Wish I lived closer than 6000 miles away.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful restaurant and beautiful food, but the food itself was nothing special despite costing several times what it should have. The stand-out dish was prawns in coconut curry - excellent! Service was correct but decidedly cool. We had high expectations for this place and were quite disappointed.

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear shswest, thank you for taking the time to post a review of Tamarind. I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations but on a positive note I am glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and the Malabar prawn curry. If you would like to discuss your experience in more detail please feel to contact me directly... More

Neve Monosson
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The retaurant is nice and quiet which is important after touring London the whole day. The area where it is located is nice too.The food is very good and the people there are very friendly. I go to many Indian retaurants but only in few restaurants i get lssi like i drank there.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Tamarind is a nice restaurant in Mayfair. The food is spicy, sometimes to the point of overshadowing the actual flavours of the food. It is also, like many UK restaurants, quite noisy. There is no buffer to keep the noise at a minimum - just a big cavernous room. And the prices are high, even by London standards. Other restaurants... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear William P, thank you for posting your review of Tamarind. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations and in particular I am sorry that you found the room too noisy. If you wish to discuss your experience in more detail please feel free to contact me directly. Regards, Jespal Soor General Manager Jespal@tamarindrestaurant.com More

Forest Hills, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I gave Tamarind a try on a recent business trip to London. I had heard mixed reviews. The decor of the restaurant creates a perfect environment for anything from a business dinner, a romantic night out or just a place to impress friends. Although the restaurant was visually stunning, the food left something to be desired. Neither of the salads... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Deal plepiane, thank you for taking the time to post a review of Tamarind. I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. I have passed on your comments, regarding the food, to the chef. If you would like to discuss your experience further please feel free to contact me directly. Regards, Jespal Soor General Manager Jespal@tamarindrestaurant.com More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and i were looking forward to our lunch immensely how disappointed we were. The staff were bored looking and un interested in making us feel welcome. Which made us feel uncomfortable and dying to finish up and get out. As for the food ive honestly had better at my local takeaway as for the crème Brule it was... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Stu-watp. I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your lunch at Tamarind. Please contact me directly so that we can discuss in more detail. Jespal@tamarindrestaurant.com Regards, Jespal Soor General Manager More

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