Tamarind

20 Queen St

Top Dollar Indian Dining
Opens at 12:00
££££
Green Park
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Dojo rating
9.5/10

There is something about being greeted by no less than three hostesses whose pastel pink dresses match the enormous flower arrangement in the entrance of this Mayfair restaurant that makes you immediately regret wearing trainers. 'Do they have to wear heels?' we wondered as we were ushered down to an opulent basement dining room filled with suits. Once you've settled in to your new life being waited upon (don't have the energy to unfold that napkin yourself? Don't worry) you can watch the chefs grinding away in two large open kitchens, brushing meats with all sorts for deliciousness pre-grilling, and flipping hot blistery naan breads straight from the tandoor. Eating here is a whirlwind of colour and flavour: we started with a Rajasthani churi chaat - what looks like corn flakes covered with pomegranate seeds and all sorts of mouth watering, sweet and tangy sauces. Then memorable moments were made with some subtly spiced yoghurt kebabs; coconutty seabass with a savoury touch of black olive; and an aromatic and buttery-pastry-topped lamb biryani. Such joys washed down with a smooth-as-ghee (containing actual ghee) fig old fashioned make for a pretty lovely - all decadence blazing - evening.

Telephone020 7629 3561
Hours
Mon
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tue
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wed
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thu
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Fri
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sat
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Sun
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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