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The first Indian restaurant in the world to win a Michelin star is still shining brightly in its gold-flecked and bronze-toned Mayfair basement, despite reports of service losing some of its sparkle and composure. As you might expect from an establishment like Tamarind, the kitchen deals in refined high-end cooking, grounded in aristocratic Moghul cuisine but updated for a modern cosmopolitan city. Traditional curries, tandooris and kebabs, two types of dhal, familiar vegetable sides and other classics have their say, but it’s also worth seeking out more contemporary, lightly spiced crossover ideas such as a salad of steamed shrimps with tilapia, squid, black olives, fennel and ginger dressing if you’re feeling adventurous. Set lunches, Sunday deals and pre-theatre menus offer a way round the starry, jet-setting prices, while English sparkling whites and Indian reds pop up on the diverse international wine list.


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  1. Published : Thursday, 24 April 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Tamarind, Mayfair

    Tamarind is a Michelin starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair, right next door to Angela Hartnett’s Murano. After a recent disastrous lunch at Amaya in Knightsbridge (also an Indian with a star), we were hoping this would be much more of a success, and although our meal was far from perfect, it was ten times better.

    The basement dining room was a really elegant affair; fresh flowers everywhere and tables adorned with white tablecloths. We were seated next to a window looking into the kitchen which was a nice touch...
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Alfred Prasad

Alfred Prasad graduated at Chennai’s renowned culinary institute before being handpicked to join the kitchens of two of India’s most famous restaurants: Bukhara and Dum Pukht.  Later, he succeeded Atul Kochhar as head chef at Mayfair’s Tamarind, where he worked for 13 years and won a Michelin star. As the driving force behind the Tamarind Collection, he also created tapas-style offshoot Imli Street and re-launched Zaika. A solo project is in the pipeline.

Essential Details for Tamarind

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Area: Mayfair Oxford Street
  • Price: £58.00
  • Wine: £28.00
  • Champagne: £69.00
  • Lunch: £16.50/18.50 (2/3 courses)
  • Dinner: £25 (3 courses)

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