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Tamarind

20 Queen Street | Mayfair, London W1J 5PR, England
+44 20 7629 3561
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Ranked #960 of 16,890 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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Forest Hills, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I was recommended to the Tamarind by a professional Concierge service and they were right. A warm greeting, an elegant interior and most helpful service. I know little about Indian /restaurants and had thought, mistakenly) that our guests (Australian) would be knowledgeable. However there was no need to worry the Headwaiter(Manager) and the waiter were thoroughly versed in their product... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Came here for my beautiful girlfriend's birthday. Wanted something special as she's a veggie, gluten free, sex pot. The paneer starter was wow. The broccoli that came with it was the best we've had and we eat a lot of broccoli. We had a wheat free veggie dumplings made for us and they were so tasty. The sauce was creamy... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am an afficianado of Indian food and this was quite simply fantastic. The service was excellent and the eveing was wonderful. I went there early on during my trip and then asked if I could get reservations for New Year's Eve. They were booked but the Manager said they would find us a table. There was wonderful music and... More

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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place had been on my waiting list for a long time but since they won the contract at Lord's recently the place shot up to the top of my list and I visited with friends for lunch today. Overall impression? Nothing to write home about. Service? Excellent. Value for money? Definitely at least for the set price lunch. The... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Pregur, Thank you for taking the time to review Tamarind. I am very sorry that you were not entirely satisfied with the set lunch menu. Your constructive feedback is invaluable to us and will help us to improve on our offering. I would be grateful if you could contact me directly so that I may discuss this with you... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I went at lunchtime and was offered a specials lunch menu which was incredible value, 3 courses for just over £20. In typical Indian hospitable style the table was overflowing with food and every last morsel to pass my lips was a joy. The service was extremely attentive and I will certainly be recommending this place to all of my... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear CharlotteM79, Thank you for the lovely review! I'm so happy that you enjoyed your lunch at Tamarind. We change the set lunch menu on a regular basis so its a great excuse for you to visit us again soon. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. regards, Jespal soor General Manager More

Miami, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Had dinner recently while on a business trip. Very enjoyable. Our table ordered a lot of different things for sharing. We really enjoyed everything. We had prawns and lamb chops for appetizers. We had butter chicken and veal shank for entrees along with lentils and other sides and naan of course. Everything was excellent. Despite the restaurant being very busy,... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Cynthia G, Thank you for your lovely review of Tamarind! I'm glad that you enjoyed your experience, you managed to try quite a few of our signature dishes. (The Lamb shank is one of my favourite dishes) I will pass on your kind words to the kitchen and service team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Jespal... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have always wanted to go to this Tamarind. The whole tamarind experience was great, great location, an amazing restaurant visually, staff were attentive and professional. We had the tasting menu, the starters were amazing, the chicken was the nicest I had ever tasted, the waiter substituted this for us which was a great touch. We was so looking forward... More

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear Paul K, Thank you for taking the time to review Tamarind. I very sorry to hear that you were not entirely happy with your meal. Your comments have been passed over to the Head Chef. I would be happy to discuss your experience in more detail, please feel free to contact me directly as we really do value your... More

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Tamarind was astoundingly good the last time I was there, several years ago. Today, the food is adequate but nowhere near the excellent level of the past.

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TamarindCollection, General Manager at Tamarind, responded to this review

Dear skilover53's, Thank you for your review of Tamarind. I am sorry to hear that you were not happy with your last visit to Tamarind. We value all feed back and I would be grateful if you could contact me directly so that we may discuss your experience. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Jespal Soor General Manager More

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