"With all the flashy high end curry venues in town, this posh, pretty Mayfair basement still shines with authentic tandoori dishes juxtaposing more modern, inventive takes on Indian cuisine, all intricately layered with wonderful flavours; service is brilliant (maybe even over solicitous)"
"While its menu may not read too differently from the average high-street curry house, Tamarind’s Mogul-inspired fare is a Michelin-starred standard- bearer for Indian food in the UK. From homemade chutneys right through to spiced pineapple with coconut ice cream, chef Alfred Prasad puts on a regional masterclass, where top ingredients are enhanced – not overwhelmed – by sensitive spicing."
Square Meal Guide, 2011
"Superb” Indian cuisine wins continued acclaim for this “civilised” Mayfair basement; while the decor strikes most reporters as “seductive"
"Alfred deserves the widest recognition. A lot of people take Indian food for granted but this man is always pushing the boundaries, seeking out new spices and combinations."
Gordon Ramsey, Saturday Times Magazine
"In the vanguard of the 'nouvelle Indian' movement.”
"Delicately Spiced Indian Classics, done right"
Zagat Survey 2009
"Deservedly popular for over a decade, this regal Mayfair milestone serves the Who's Who with nouvelle Indian fare. Highly helpful waiters will guide you through the wonderfully spiced, simultaneously earthy and ephemeral dal dishes"
Zagat survey 2008
Alfred Prasad's ‘refined’ dishes – ‘cooked perfectly and presented immaculately - still win rave reviews for this ‘stylish’ Mayfair subcontinental (London's original 'haute Indian')
Harden’s guide 2008
"A jewel in the crown of Mayfair"
Zagat survey 2007
"Dignified and luxurious, this elegant basement restaurant is synonymous with quality cooking, superlative service and a choice selection of wines."
Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide
Michelin star 2001 - 2010
Best in Britain Awards - in the top 10 UK restaurants every year since 1995
British Curry Awards ‘London Central & City’ winner 2008
Best In Britain – ‘Best in South’ award 2006
British Curry Awards 'Most Innovative Restaurant' 2005
Restaurateurs' Indian Restaurant of the Year Award 2003, 2004
Best of Britain Awards ‘Restaurant Personality of the Year 2003 Rajesh Suri
Best Front of House Manager 2001 and 2002 Rajesh Suri
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