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Summary

£80
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful and elegant Indian food of a rare quality” is the hallmark of this “refined” Mayfair basement, which shrugged off the ‘curry house’ label to pioneer “modern-style presentation of the best traditional tastes” at its launch in 1995. The first Indian restaurant in the world to bag a Michelin star in 2001, it suffered a dip in standards thereafter, but has revived in recent years, by doing “everything an Indian restaurant should to make you feel at home and appreciate the cuisine”. The “subterranean location” was much improved by a refurb a few years back, and it’s nowadays often praised as a “lovely setting”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food speaks volumes”“sensational grills, exquisite curries and traditional biryanis” – for most (if not all) who report on this pioneering Mayfair venture, which helped validate the whole concept of posh Indian restaurants in the UK. It’s “a pity about the basement location” though, and the 2018 refurb designed to give a “light and airy modern” interior has proved “OK, but not really an improvement… if anything noise levels are higher”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The food speaks volumes”“sensational grills, exquisite curries and traditional biryanis” – for most (if not all) who report on this pioneering Mayfair venture, which helped validate the whole concept of posh Indian restaurants in the UK. It’s “a pity about the basement location” though, and the 2018 refurb designed to give a “light and airy modern” interior has proved “OK, but not really an improvement… if anything noise levels are higher”.

Summary

£91
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A consistent pleasure”, this Mayfair pioneer of Indian fine dining (in 2001, the first Indian to bag a Michelin star) closed for six months in early 2018 for a complete revamp – and not before time, with reporters critical of the “passé fit-out”. The October relaunch promises a ‘private club atmosphere’ with ‘lighter’ dishes and sharing plates under new head chefs Karunesh Khanna (ex-Amaya) and Manav Tuli (ex-Chutney Mary).

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Restaurant details

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Highchair,Portions
No trainers
85
7+ after 7 pm

Tamarind Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Tamarind Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Tamarind restaurant.
Haris M
A birthday lunch, a large family gathering ...
Reviewed 6 months, 5 days ago

"A birthday lunch, a large family gathering so we shared lots of different dishes, all delicious with very few exceptions."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 74.00 Always available 5
Menu2 79.00 Always available 5

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.50 £30.00 £8.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £41.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
20 Queen St, London, W1J 5PR
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:15 pm

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