Tamarind Indian Restaurant, Mayfair
Having walked past this restaurant many many times, looking through the window it always seemed a little subdued, but how wrong was I. The restaurant is located in the basement but don't be fooled this is not a dark and dingy basement, more of a bright and vibrant luxurious space. With a great atmosphere this restaurant is beautiful.
We booked through Opentable a special offer deal of 3 courses and a glass of bellini for only £39 !
The Menu was as follows:
Chickpeas, wheat crisps, yoghurt, blueberries and tamarind chtuney
Tiger Prawns with ginger, yoghurt, spices and toasted nigella seeds
Supreme of chicken with ginger garlic, cream-cheese and coriander-stem
All the starters were sublime, without doubt the best Indian starters that we have every had
Chicken tikka with red onions, tomato, spices and coriander
Diced lamb braised with browned onions, ginger, tomatoes and Kashmiri chillies
Aubergine with onion, tomato, masal flavoured with nigella seeds
Braised rice with cumin and saffron
Not usually a fan of Naan breads however these ones were extra thin, almost like a chapati and were delicious
Warm ginger rice pudding with hazelnut ice cream
On their own they worked but together the cold ice cream and warm rice pudding were a strange combo.
Masala Tea/ coffee
Petit fours - Their famous white chocolate covered fresh mint leaves are outstanding and worth a trip there solely for them !!
We would give it a good 9/10 for Indian restaurants, for ambiance and culinary delights and fantastic value for money
Tamarind Restaurant Mayfair
20 Queen St,
Tel: 0207 629 3561