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Definitive Reviews of London’s Indian Restaurants

Tamarind Mayfair 6

The “Mayfair” in the address (as they give it) provides an important clue. Because this is a designer restaurant for designer people, and by “designer” I mean “££££££”!
With house wine starting at £34 a bottle, it wasn’t difficulty for our party to rack up a bill of over £100 a head. That makes it one of the most expensive meals I’ve had, Indian or other.

But this is posh cooking, backed up by the award to this restaurant of a Michelin star. The food is not particularly spicy but it is tasty, although I agree with other reviewers that the portions tend to be small.

From the short menu (which apparently changes regularly), our starters included Tandoori Khumb (a mixture of portabella, shitake and oyster mushrooms) and Adraki Murgh (chicken in ginger, honey and red chilli).

We then tried Lamb Chettinaad (with shallots and tomatoes) and Bhuna Murgh, accompanied by several delicious-but-small vegetable dishes (around £9 each).

It’s festive and so a good place to celebrate a special occasion. But it is too expensive.