The restaurant, which opened in 1995, was the first Indian restaurant in London to win a Michelin star when it was awarded the accolade in 2001, and still holds it to this day.
A brand consultancy close to the company is quoted as saying that the refurbishment will create a “new and much needed dining concept” at Tamarind, creating “a place where you’ll feel like a member of a private club, but... won’t have to pay through the roof to be one.”
A statement on the Tamarind website alludes to how that feel might come about — the “brand new interiors” are being created by Sagrada, the London firm responsible for interior design at the exclusive Dover Street member’s club The Arts Club — while also promising a “reinvented approach to the menu”.
Diners are, in the meantime, directed to Tamarind’s more casual Soho sibling, Tamarind Kitchen, though reports also suggest an all-new, south Indian restaurant from the company — “influenced by the bountiful coastline and coconut-laden beaches found in the region” — is due to open in London soon.
- Tamarind Mayfair to reopen later this year with a ‘private club’ feel [Big Hospitality]