Tamarind Kitchen

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£26 to £40
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Indian
Tamarind Kitchen - a place to socialise, relax and enjoy some irresistible Indian sharing cuisine in Soho. For more information, visit tamarindkitchen.co.uk

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Book now for Valentine's Day 2020

Please kindly note that the minimum spend of £40per person is applied on Valentine's day. If the minimum spend is not reached, staff have the right to retain the remaining amount from the debit or credit card held as a guarantee.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

What 733 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cibo molto molto buono e ristorante bellissimo, da tornarci

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely food. Portions were fairly small, so staff should probably set expectations as we discussed this before ordering. Would definitely go back!

E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Myself and a colleague both went for the tasting menu. The starters were excellent which made the disappointment of the main course sting all the more. The main seemed to consist of a large number of side dishes, but with a Biryani as the central focus. Which as a rice based (and pastry topped) dish can also feel like another side. It was really disappointing. Service was good, and lots of other people seemed to order nice looking dishes, but for a tasting menu it was a real let down.

S
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was deffo on point service was very nice perfect for my last min booking

I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good lunch food was very good and high quality.wine list and cocktails good choice even if a little pricy

MP
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6th time here! Good service and good food - good drinks list

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for a birthday meal! Lovely place to eat so welcoming and the food was incredible:)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic service

KK
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening, great place to try quality, authentic Indian food.

DR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food very good
One major issue - I ordered a Gin and Tonic. Got a dip and told the waitress I don’t feel any alcohol
Asked her to bring me another shot of Gin so I could add it but she insisted on taking the glass to fill
It in the bar.
Once again almost no feeling of alcohol.
Gives me a bad feeling regarding the bar policies- do they really serve alcohol? Why not bring the shot to the table and let the customer add it to the drink ?
For me - unacceptable behavior that will preclude me from returning despite the good food.
BTW heard a similar argument at a nearby table regarding Coca Cola

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was slow. Did not keep water glasses full. Food was excellent. I would definitely go back.

M
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent, solid quality place. The food was delightful, the staff pleasant. The final check was also less than I expected, especially given the first-rate quality, which is always a nice bonus.

MJ
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very relaxed atmosphere and excellent service the staff were very attentive the food was delicious
we had a very pleasurable evening and will definitely dine there again

CC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I’ve had positive experiences here before, but this weekend I brought two friends with me, one of whom has a gluten allergy. Turns out the menu is extremely unfriendly to dietary restrictions and no one really seemed to care or offer any help to my friend. Very disappointing after a few good meals here.

DP
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

For the price I had higher expectations, chicken dishes were over cooked and under spiced. Best thing we had was the mango avocado salad, keema pav and the garlic naan. Won’t be going back in a hurry.

JL
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

One of the best Indian food we ever had!
Butter chicken, garlic naan and lobster fry are must try !

T
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for Xmas Eve dinner and really enjoyed it. The owner and waitstaff were all very friendly and helpful. The food was very good, and we enjoyed the drinks and wine as well. The restaurant has a comfortable homey feel to it, and all the staff seem to really care. Recommended.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food at Tamarind was sensational, only criticism is with the service, pushy for us to order at times and upselling to make us over order. Bit pricey but the food is so good, it is worth it. Decor in the restaurant is great.

N
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good restaurant. Menu not extensive but some good dishes. Big prices with small portions.Drinks menu varied but expensive. A single measure of sprit £9.In comparison a measure of sprit in 5 star hotel is cheaper.The service, waiter not knowledgeable about the type of sprits served.
I would say it’s fine to go to this restaurant on a special occasion

s
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very very expensive. Not a large choice of dishes. And sorry but for £19 for a butter chicken dish, that needs to be served with breast chicken not cheaper rubbery thigh meat. The place has gone downhill since it was a street food venue a few years ago. Also our waitress was quite grumpy. Not good.

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, the ambience was great and cozy. Food was yummy, but biryani has disappointed us as the rice was mushy and very sticky.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff amazing , food outstanding

A
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We booked table for 14.30 and when we got there was told that the kitchen was closing and hurry up we were told that all the food would come at once including starters we said that we would leave and that that changed their minds it was all a bit rushed we would not go back
This place is not a patch on the Tamarind in Mayfair of which is still outstanding

EW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at Tamarind and what a amazing experience it was from the moment you walked in the door until the moment you left. They couldn't do enough for you the food and drink where out of this world I have never tasted food like it. It was our Wedding Anniversary weekend and they bought us out a little cake at the ending with Happy Anniversary on it, it was just lovely.
I would highly recommend going here.

HO
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super nice restaurant !! Food is delicious and atmosphere are great too. I would very much to try it again next time.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the place and the good! Service was amazing as well!

TB
London
44 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable food and atmosphere. Waited too long for a table given that we had booked in advance

TG
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal

G
London
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Service excellent, couldn’t be more accommodating.

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious!! Nothing was too spicy to the point where you can’t actually taste the dish, every spicy element added to the flavour of the plate. Service was attentive and cosy ambiance. Would recommend!

SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous as always

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food, nicely presented and lovely service

FR
London
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

the restaurant looks great. We ordered the papdi chaat which was full of flavour, but after that it went down hill. The drinks were tasteless as were the mains. Lacked flavour, not worth the price at all. The staff were friendly and gave us a small slice of birthday cake to celebrate our occasion. I would not recommend this restaurant if your a real foodie.

A
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Tamarind Kitchen and it was excellent! The mango avocado salad was exceptional and the lamb kebabs were the best I've had in a long time! Defo going back...

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great ambiance, will go again in the future.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our visit here. The food was outstanding; we chose the set lunch menu which was delicious and great value.
I think the service could be improved slightly, it was very quiet when we went as we had an early lunch as we had a show booked, but we had to ask for extra drinks. Background music could be a little louder too, but that’s just being fussy.
I would definitely visit again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great pre-theatre menu.

RS
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dishes were superb, the lamb was excellent. I will be returning!

RC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service.
High quality, flavourful food.
Extra concern for allergies and cross contamination.
Very good value.

i
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food good attentive service
We will go back again!