23rd April 2017
Tamarind Collection, which is behind the Michelin-starred Tamarind restaurant in Mayfair, is launching a new Indian dining concept – Tamarind Kitchen – in Soho. The 100-cover restaurant in Wardour Street will span two floors and feature a private dining room for up to 20 guests and a subterranean, late-night cocktail bar. The design will blend “soulful touches with the sophisticated” bringing a “convivial Indian dining experience to the heart of buzzy Soho”, with reimagined dishes from Tamarind Mayfair. The menu will offer fish, meat, game and vegetarian dishes. Starters will include a game platter (tandoor-cooked quail, duck and guinea fowl on a bed of vermicelli), while mains will feature a traditional south Indian alappuzha fish curry with kingfish, spiced with tamarind, mustard and curry leaves.
Tamarind of Mayfair, which won its Michelin star in 1999, is set to be refurbished early next year, while the group also owns Zaika of Kensington, which holds two AA rosettes. Tamarind Collection also plans to launch a south Indian concept in Fitzrovia.