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“Excellent food, but no wow!”

Tamarind Indian Restaurant
Ranked #7,359 of 25,578 Restaurants in London
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Eaten Tandoori food on five continents so really excited about the one star Michelin restaurant. Would come back if in London.

Three things

1. Great Indian food
The first? Indian cuisine restaurant with a Michelin star, apparently. I had the tasting menu and really enjoyed it, except perhaps for the dessert but never been into Indian food deserts. The lamb chops were exquisite.

2. Excellent service and nice venue
No problem booking on Open Table the same day. Service excellent and beautiful “classic style” setting.

3. How could it be more?
Presentation of the dishes did not dazzle. Seen better at Master Chef. The dishes are not experimental. Which is not necessarily a bad thing but likely prevents a second Michelin star. It is fine-dining Indian cuisine. Highly enjoyable but has had the flavors at other restaurants but without this level of service. There is also Tamarind kitchen places. I have not tried them.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. Everybody was happy with their dish (we were a large group).
Nice atmosphere. Very busy. Needs advanced booking.
Strongly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank cathmic2
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Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Tamarind was excellent from start to finish - if we lived in London, I go back again.

The service was attentive and constantly available.

Our starting cocktails were very well done, particularly my date’s gin cocktail.

We had a Chana starter which was very interesting, as well as some lamb lollipops that were *perfectly* sauced and spiced.

Our mains were bindi, which we find hard to make, but these were perfectly cooked - neither over cooked, nor stringy as sometimes happens. We also had another meat dish, it was nice, though I can’t remember what it was.

If I could change one thing, I would spread the two-seat tables out just a bit more - we were very close to our neighbors.

Overall, the restaurant was vibrant without being too noisy. Really am excellent evening.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jane B
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful experience at Tamarind. The staff are really polite and extremely helpful. According to the internet, the restaurant has 1 Michelin star. I think it deserves 2 or 3. If only I was living in UK I would eat here at Tamarind at least once a week. Keep up the fantastic job

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Ashwin Y
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a pre-theatre set menu for £35 per head. Lovely food. Lovely decor and lovely service. Cant recommend enough for a change from the normal indian fare. Chick pea starter a must eat. We love a good punky for desert as much as anyone but having tried the pistaschio kulfi...punky penguin is left out in the cold!

Date of visit: November 2017
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