We visited the Tamarind last night after making reservations for 2 the week prior. The restaurant came recommended so we were eager to try it out. Unfortunately, on our arrival we where shown to our table which was clearly not part of the "main" restaurant but rather in a thoroughfare between the restaurant "proper" and what looked like an "overflow" area. This space is was totally deprived of ambiance, had harsh lighting and was generally unpleasant to dine in.
On request we did move us to a table (1 removed from the original) which took us out of the thoroughfare and on the edge of the "overflow hall" from where we had a lovely view of the restaurant itself some 15 meters away.
The food was reasonable and the service was competent and friendly but the night's experience was overall poor due to the lack of atmosphere in the area where we were seated.
We did mention this to the staff on paying for our food and drink and were told that at our next reservation (somewhat optimistic of them) we should mention that we wanted a table in the restaurant part of the premisses.
Perhaps they should mention equally that a reservation at the Tamarind means that your table will most likely be in the overflow hall. If this is where your table is, don't expect a romantic night out; you do better at a good pub...
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