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Tamarind

20 Queen Street | Mayfair, London W1J 5PR, England
+44 20 7629 3561
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Ranked #972 of 17,150 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $64 - $96
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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'm a big big fan of good Indian food. So during a short visit to see friend's newborn we went to this place after hearing so much from local friends about it. Me and my wife loved the food , it was so different then What I usually pick up from local take away. Great ambience and friendly service.

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New York City, New York
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100 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

After hearing, for years, how great Tamarind is we finally had a chance to visit for dinner this past week. I'm sorry to write that this place is very overrated. Ambiance: Tamarind is a beautiful place. Clean, well-decorated, and located in Mayfair (where we usually stay). Note that this place isn't as formal as one would think, with people dressed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have never had Indian food before and this place was recommended by our hotel. From the minute we walked in, the staff was very helpful. We ordered based off of the waiter'a recommendations and the food was delicious!! I am not sure that any Indian restaurant will live up to these standards!! Will definitely be back in the future

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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I struggle with Indian food locally,but my wife being a vegetarian is a big fan. On a visit to London we decided to give this a place a go. Well from start to Finnish it was total class. I really could not fault anything. Service was outstanding as was the wonderful tasty food. It also proved to me that my... More

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Toronto
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Enjoyed the ambiance and the service. We were particularly impressed with the Italian Female sommelier who knew her wines. I am sometimes sceptical that a sommelier will try to upsell you on the wine but she did exactly the opposite and her reccoemndation was perfect with our food. The spot is worthy of its Michelin rating and that staff were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were treated to a dinner at Tamarind as a wedding gift and I kid you not, it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. From the service, knowledge of the wine and food was exceptional. The staff were warm and friendly and we even got a tour of the kitchen. The grilled scallops were to die... More

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Rowayton, Connecticut
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36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Although I live just outside New York, I regard Tamarind as a regular haunt. I'm in London 8-10 times a year, and try to get to Tamarind each time. They never let me down. This time I showed up without reservation (again) and it was my fiancee's first time there. We were graciously received...and accommodated at a good table even... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food be it from the all you can eat Sunday buffet to the normal menu well worth a visit. Clean and good value

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is amazing. The food and service are wonderful. We were treated like royalty from the moment we stepped in to the moment we left, were many places seem to fake this level of service at Tamarind you can tell its 100% genuine. This restaurant is definitely one I will get back to as often as I can.

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Chirag P, Thank you so much for the lovely review of Tamarind. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your evening. I will make sure that I read out your review in our pre shift briefing today, The team will be over the moon. We really look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Jespal Soor General Manager More

London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Yes, you can believe the hype, this is the real deal. My concerns that it would be too grand, which I don't believe is the right setting for this kind of food, were quickly dismissed when a group of us we were seated at a corner table and commenced a banquet of beer and brilliantly executed food. It is always... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Oliver W, Thank you for posting such a great review of Tamarind. It's so lovely to read that we exceeded your expectations. The team will be so happy when I pass on your comments. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Jespal Soor General Manager More

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