"Tamarind dazzles with couture Indian cooking, served with style and dash by a hugely professional team."
The year was 1995 and history was unfolding in an unassuming basement in Mayfair. An Indian restaurant opened its doors for the first time, with the promise of serving the authentic flavours of the subcontinent. Over two decades on, Tamarind of Mayfair is perhaps the most recognised Indian restaurant in London.
In 2001, Tamarind of Mayfair bagged the first ever Michelin Star awarded to an Indian restaurant, and remains to this day one of only nine to hold the accolade.
Once the mainstay of curry houses and takeaways, Tamarind has played a key role in bringing Indian cuisine into the realm of fine dining. Taking inspiration from traditional Moghul fare, the menu features a delicious range of fish, meat and game cooked authentically in a tandoor oven. Original recipes, authentic spices and quality ingredients add up to a true taste of the subcontinent, while multi-sensory elements and impeccable presentation give the dishes a grandeur to match the location.
And what a location it is. Fit for royalty, Tamarind’s elegant, gilt-accented dining room makes a glamorous bolthole in the heart of Mayfair — London’s most luxurious and glamorous district bordered by Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Green Park and Regent Street.