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Tamarind

#977 of 18,317 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Mayfair
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20 Queen Street | Mayfair, London W1J 5PR, England (Curzon Street)
Green Park
+44 20 7629 3561
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Michelin-starred Tamarind presents an elegant take on Indian cuisine from...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 290
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful dinner

A feast was had by all. We didn't even bother with the menu and relied on our waiter to keep the dishes coming. This is not your typical Indian "wedding banquet" restaurant. The dishes are all wonderfully prepared with proper spicing. Service was very good and the room pleasant. If you like Indian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
JLATL
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A feast was had by all. We didn't even bother with the menu and relied on our waiter to keep the dishes coming. This is not your typical Indian "wedding banquet" restaurant. The dishes are all wonderfully prepared with proper spicing. Service was very good and the room pleasant. If you like Indian food this is a must.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I am a vegan (occasionally will have veggie food when dinning out) and tamarind was a veggie delight. Go for the dumplings and sag a loo - I have been to India and this food is very authentic! It is on the pricey side and is not a typical London curry so more of a special occasion kind of place.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visit this restaurant every month and this visit was disappointing as the food was just too spicy and was not up to their normal very high standard. The surrounding and staff were first class

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manama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We went for lunch. I requested a chicken biryani, although it wasn't in the menu. The chef did it for us and it was very delicious. We also had chicken curry which was good as well. The service was very good and they gave us complimentary soup for starter. Overall good experience. The only bad thing about it is the... More 

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I cam here after a few drinks in Shepherds Market and it is a nice place to be, decor is very pleasing, the greeting staff were attentive and the drinks G&T were sublime. I didnt realise it had a Michelin star and even though the popadoms, my mates curry and the side were very very tasty, my... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went last night,although the food was good it was not great ,which given the previous reviews i was expecting big time. The scallops starter were a winner but our mains were rather bland was expecting a bit more spice. It is expensive but it is a Mayfair restaurant so you kind of expect it to be. Sorry Tamarind we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Michelin star? We took friends here this evening for dinner and were embarrassed by the poor service and lack of attention to detail. I always know a meal is going to go badly when you have to ask the waiting staff to take your drinks order as they simply overlook this seemingly unimportant detail. Being given "well done" chicken was... More 

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Jespal S, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Spansharm, We are very sorry for your poor experience at Tamarind. We are looking into this matter and we will be in contact with you shortly. Regards, Jespal Soor More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I decided to give Tamarind a try after reading very good reviews on tripadvisor etc and wanting a change from another very popular indian restaurant of which I am a quite frequent visitor. I took my sister in law along with me and had one of the very best indian meals I have eaten. The staff were very friendly and... More 

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Jespal S, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear ydavidson2, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Tamarind. We are so glad that you enjoyed your lunch and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. regards, Jespal More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I decided to go to Tamarind to experience the difference in quality between a nice Indian restaurant and a one with a Michelin star and we're both very glad we did. Upon entering the restaurant first impressions were good, the decor was very nice and the atmosphere was very vibrant. Usually I prefer a slightly quieter environment... More 

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Jespal S, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear DoctorMick, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of Tamarind. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience. We have noted your comments regarding the drinks and we will ensure that we get this rectified. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Jespal More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant very much, as we normally go for French or British fine dining restaurants when we splurge out. We came here for lunch on a Sunday and had the set lunch menu, which appeared to be good value at £32pp or £42pp with wine. The flavours were interesting and the food was filling and... More 

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Jespal S, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Max-H588, Thank you for your wonderful review of Tamarind. We are glad that you enjoyed our Sunday lunch menu. I am sorry that your bread was not replenished.This was an oversight on our part and we have debriefed the staff that were on duty. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Jespal Soor More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Queen Street | Mayfair, London W1J 5PR, England
    (Curzon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Green Park
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7629 3561

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 64 - 96
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?