The new tasting menu at Tamarind in Mayfair – the first Indian restaurant anywhere to receive a Michelin star – shows off head chef Peter Joseph’s skills perfectly, with a selection of six small but delicious courses, plus an amuse-bouche and petits fours
We started with channa chaat, a spiced salad of chickpeas with tamarind and yoghurt dressing, followed by a scallop served in its shell, garnished with peppers and tomato chutney.
After the spicy tandoori chicken breast, a glass of tamarind and date sorbet cooled down the palette before pink lamb chops arrived with naan, pulao rice and spinach and lentil curries.
Dessert was sticky carrot fudge and a mound of pistachio kulfi. At £65 per head this is epic fine dining at a reasonable price. A matching wine flight took the experience (and cost – now £115) to an even higher level. Helena Lang