Tamarind Collection, the restaurant group behind the Michelin-starred Tamarind Mayfair and two-AA-Rosette Zaika Kensington, will be launching Tamarind Kitchen in Soho this April.
The 100-cover restaurant will offer a convivial Indian dining experience, with dishes that reimagine the award-winning cuisine of Tamarind Mayfair and tailor them to the Soho diner.
The menu will offer fish, meat, game and vegetarian dishes, many cooked in the kitchen's authentic Tandoor oven. Starters include Makai Kachumber, a corn and vegetable salad with a chat masala dressing; and Karara Kekda, soft shell crab with potato salad and pickles. There will also be kababs, such as the game platter with tandoor-cooked quail, duck and guinea fowl on a bed of vermicelli.
Mains include Guchchhee Kofta, morel mushroom and pea dumplings in a spiced creamy sauce; Hyderabadi Gosht, slow-cooked lamb in an onion sauce flavoured with Kashmiri chilli; and South Indian Alappuzha fish curry with kingfish spiced with tamarind, mustard and curry leaves; all accompanied by a selection of rice, breads and dips.
The restaurant will span two floors, featuring a private dining room for up to 20 guests and a subterranean cocktail bar. The interior has been designed by Russell Sage Studios, and the plates, sourced from four artisan producers including Belgian stoneware supplier Studio Mattes, have been selected to show off the colours of the food.
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