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“Worth the visit”
Review of Tamada

Tamada
Ranked #4,601 of 23,379 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

First time at a Georgian restaurant but will not be the last. Good selection of vegetarian and meat dishes and all dishes chosen by the table were good. Good service despite there being only 1 waitress who was warm and welcoming.

Menu showed nut dishes which is good for those with allergies. Also showed chilli sign against some dishes but I would classify as spiced rather than hot - I do not like hot chilli dishes.

Average cost was £25 each with bread, wine and main course.
One minus was lack of basic flatbread, cheese bread was available, as it had run out after "busy day" which was weird when we ate early Saturday evening. How do you run out of a Georgian staple early on a Saturday?

However that is minor, I would heartily recommend Tamada.

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1  Thank John F
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Georgian food was a new experience for me. Interesting combination of flavours, such as Chaqapuli (lamb stewed with tarragon and wild plums) and meze starters including bean and walnut puree and spiced spinach balls) The Georgian red wine (Gvino) was really good and full flavoured and the flat cheesebread very moreish. Portions were ample and we were provided with doggy bags to take the surplus home. Clientele seemed to include several Russians and a Georgian ex-pat. The owner is charming and takes a keen interest in the guests.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is the first time my wife and I had eaten here, and we were most impressed. There were two good starters – Badrijani (walnut stuffed vine leaves) and Khachapuri (cheesy bread), both classic Georgian dishes. Our two main courses were quite different but both excellent and with generous amounts of meat: Ojaxuri (pork with plum sauce) and Chaqapuli (small pieces of lamb in an interestingly-flavoured stew). We shared a portion of the Georgian dessert Ideali, and that was to die for. They also had a good selection of Georgian wines, which make an enjoyable change from New World wines. We had the Mukazani, a full-flavoured red. The restaurant is comfortable and clean and the loos were immaculate – always a good sign. The service was excellent and surprisingly quick, although to be fair they weren't busy. We'll be going back next time we visit London. If you've never eaten Georgian food, this is the place to try it.

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Thank P_and_T_Wales
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Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Went as two large families for a Sunday lunch. Food is very good (certainly worth to try if you are not familiar with Georgian cousine). Wine selection and service were excellent. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Never been to Georgian restaurant before but thought the food at Tamada was very good. It's perfect winter food, but we still enjoyed it during this heatwave summer.

The cheesy bread starter was very tasty and filling. We'd have been happy sharing it between four, rather than just the two of us.

The lamb stew and dumpling dishes were also very tasty and filling: great flavours and a great mix of ingredients.

The beer was Peroni (not sure how easy it would be to get actual Georgian beer over to the UK) and my wife enjoyed the house wine which was soft and fruity, without too much acidity.

The service was really friendly, polite and humble; never imposing, but always there when needed. Will definitely be going back again when we get the chance.

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Thank AlexHalls
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