Tamarind

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Indian
Tamarind provides a classic combination of indisputable knowledge, unique experience and tradition that holds worldwide recognition. The restaurant offers guests a sophisticated fine dining experience with effortlessly charming staff, discrete service and tantalising food that few can compete with, ensuring guests come back for more.

Please note that only children over the age of 10 are permitted for the dinner service starting at 5.30pm. Due to the high demand of the restaurant, tables are offered for 2 hours. If your preferred time or party size is unavailable please contact reservations directly on 02076293561.

The dress code is Smart Casual. Sportswear and hats are not permitted.


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Tamarind operates no children policy during dinner. Please kindly note that the minimum spend of £60per person is applied on occasion. Our cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to the booking date any cancellation within the cancellation period will incur a charge equivalent to £60pp

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 2441 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience at Tamarind was superb. The attention to detail, the food, the service and the ambience was excellent. The only downside is the tables are close together and the restaurant is loud. I had a hard time hearing my husband who was sitting directly across from me.

O
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food which gently stimulates and burst open your taste buds. Dedicated, gifted chef's and staff.

RF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What an amazing experience from start to finish.

The greeting at the door was lovely and the atmosphere was good as well.

Food was amazing and bags of flavour in every course we had, as we had the taster menu and accompanied by wines with every course.

Would go back in a heart beat

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

This was not my favourite but it was not awful either. I did find the space to be very cramped and although the food was good it did not blow my mind. Maybe i was looking forward to it too much and my expectations were too high!!

f
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food not good enough for price. Couldn't understand waiter, which was a shame as nice to know ingredients in food.

V
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food! The waiters were very accommodating to my food intolerances and the gave a great surprise for mine and my wife's anniversary. 10/10 experience.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience at Tamarind. Service to the highest standard. Food superb. Most enjoyable, would certainly revisit.

BA
Denver
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The gourmet Menu was absolutely amazing

Truely remarkable the tenderness and flavor

The service was impeccable

DK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just unbelievable food, presentation, Staff

The food was awesome

Lobster was crazy good

Can not recommend this enough

D
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Delicious, inventive food and excellent service. Because the restaurant seating area is open to the kitchen and the tandoor oven area it gets pretty warm and can be a bit noisy. We were seated very close to the kitchen area, whilst it was nice to see what is clearly a very efficient kitchen at work, if eating there again I'd request a table at the other end of the restaurant.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Great on the location / ambience and service. Very friendly staff

The food was a let down though. This is my 3rd time at the Tamarind and my first at ordering a main course that should either bring you memories of homes (for an Indian diner) or bowled over by the creativity of the chef

Unfortunately it was neither. Neither the Butter Chicken nor the Chettinad Chicken Biriyani made me feel that way. That said, some of the starters were awesome.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience and food were both awesome . Good hospitality.

GR
London
25 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional food.

P
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food excellent service from attentive staff. Food came out in a timely manner and the experience was nice.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A cordial and friendly place with a good choice of westernised Indian Cuisine. Lingotto (forgive my spelling) was a friendly and a patient whilst attending us. All the prawns in the menu, the avocado and mango salad and the gulag jamun are recommended, from the selection we ordered. Will return no doubt.

p
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I took a client for dinner last Thursday. Staff were extremly polite and welcoming. Dining room is downstairs and easy on the eye, with open plan kitchens. My guest and I opted for starters of scallops, salad and Samosa. All were very flavoursom and well presented. However Scallops and Samosa were luke warm at best.
Mains,we opted for Butter chicken, which we were told was a signature dish and a number of sides+ Nan. The curry was very dissapointing and was overpowerd by what seemd like tomatoe paste. Nan was luke warm/cold, rice cold, sides barely warm. Curry was served in a mini iron dish, but soon failed to retain its heat due to lack of hot plates and became more unpleasant as it became colder by the minute.

There is nothing worse than eating cold/luke warm food. If i had been with a friend, i would have sent whole lot back. But did not want to make my guest feel uncomfotable. Its mega pricey too, £100+ per head. Upset as i could have gona to my local restaurant and had a flavoursome meal full of flavour. This fell well short of my expectations. Alas i will not be returning unless someelse is paying the bill!!

DJ
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place for a family lunch with great ambience and top notch service. Needless to say food was great too.

PG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good restaurant, but still much behind Benares, need to notch up the quality of food

SM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I excellent service and ambience
Lovely touch to bring out anniversary celebratory cake
Chicken Biryani delicious
Okra delicious and fresh but not keen in coconut shavings (too hard to chew)
Dhaal was not as flavoursome as I’ve had in other similar restaurants (too sour and watery)
Prefer a more dry Potato curry
Bill seem too expensive

SD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I am not some one who complains but after spending £700 on a truly disgusting meal and don't be fooled it's not an Indian and I come from India please believe me don't waste your money the music was mernotterness and we arnt the only people who felt so we heard some of the comments

MM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely blown away by our outstanding lunch. Went for the lunch set menu and it was fantastic. Good choice of food and great value for money. The best lunch we have had in a long time. Food so delicious especially the Rajasthani street food starter. My favourite. Thank you everyone at Tamarind. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice environment, super helpful staffs, authentic Indian flavour, great vibes!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Outstanding food, about service-the waitresses need a bit more training. Overall impresión very good. Definitely will go again.

T
London
27 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good friendly service. Food was good, with interesting presentation and flavours. Some dishes (the seabass) was exceptionally good though we were somewhat disappointed with the biriyani.

We would go back, but probably would not have the biriyani - nothing wrong with it but we enjoyed the other dishes much better.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s been nearly 20 years since I last ate at Tamarind.
The menu has changed but Tamarind remains a special experience.
Lovely meal, great service.

OT
Oxford
14 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely fresh food, all gorgeously flavoured. Ambience relaxed and contemporary, service great. Nothing negative to say at all

JD
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Yes but service should be more accurate. They didn't change plate between second and third course !

TR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best High-end Indian food around. Every bite is perfect, service is impeccable and it makes for a very memorable experience!

v
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice experience
I come again the next time i will be in London
Best regards from Italy

d
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was excellent. Presentation very good, flavorful-and portion size fine,

Service mediocre. Waited paid no attention and it took forever to get the check.

Ambiance modern. Tables tightly packed and restaurant VERY noisy. Ceiling would benefit from acoustic tiles.

HA
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is soooo delicious.. I could say best Indian restaurant in London!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the gourmet menu and it was delicious! But a lot of food!

NB
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you Tamarind team for the amazing dining experience. The food and the wine pairing were absolutely fantastic, the service attentive and friendly.
Thank you again for helping me make my husband’s birthday so special.
The next time we visit London we definitely will be coming back!

p
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is fine dining Indian style with an excellent selection especially in the grill section

FF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, interesting take on the old favourites and some different dishes

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my husbands birthday and I wanted to be a surprise. I invited his friends down, however the reception staff ruined the surprise by keep on asking me when or are the other guest coming.

It really annoyed me as I then they asked me to downsize. I then got annoyed and told them yes they are coming! And explained it was meant to be a surprise.

They apologised and that about it.

Apart from that everything else was great! Just ruined the surprise!

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in London by far, the service was completely Faultless!! The cocktails and menu were perfect

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first trip to London and we were blown away by Tamarind. Food was absolutely incredible and everyone there was nice, helpful, and went out of their way to make sure we were having a wonderful experience. The prawn curry and char-grilled lamb chops are must try’s! Next time we come to London, we are definitely going to Tamarind.

G
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

the music is by far too loud; the noise level is unbearable; once the starter finished, the main dish is served immediately giving the impression of a factory rather than a restaurant; the turn over of tables seems to be a prime objective. Very poor experience for the price . Never again!

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal. Never fails to deliver. Great staff especially Clifford and Andrees. Love it.