Review on Tamarind
Allow us to change your perception of Indian Dining is the statement from Tamarind, a world-renowned Indian restaurant specialising in stunning cuisine from north-western and southern India, offering a modern interpretation of Moghul cuisine in the heart of London's Mayfair.
The full menu follows the seasons, and the luxuriant, courtly food of ancient Rajasthan centers round Tandoor ovens, in which lusciously-marinated, meats, game, fish and shellfish are grilled over hot charcoal. The output ranges from tiger prawns and monkfish marinated with cream, ground spices and saffron to lamb cutlets infused with papaya, paprika and star anise or mixed mushrooms with pickled onions and curry leaf dressing.
Elsewhere, salads appear among the starters (the house version involves apples, plums and kumquats in a pine nut and honey dressing), while seafood receives inventive treatment: grilled scallops topped with oven-roasted peppers and crushed fenugreek in olive oil, or pan-fried sea bass on a crispy spinach with garlic and coconut sauce, for instance. Tamarind's wine list is a magisterial gem with a fantastic selection from all corners of the globe: ask sommelier Ilirio Terranova for his knowledgeable advice when ordering and look out for wines from the Vallonne Vineyards, India's first boutique winery situated in the Nashik Valley, 150km North East of Mumbai.
Tamarind's team of professional chefs regularly goes back to India on extensive research trips, where they source the latest ingredients and cutting-edge cooking techniques.
Karunesh Khanna and Manav Tuli
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.45pm
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm (5.30 - 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express