The award-winning Tamarind Collection (Tamarind of Mayfair and Zaika of Kensington) are set to open their next restaurant, Tamarind Kitchen, next month in Soho.
Focusing on the idea that the kitchen should be the heart of any home (rightly so), they’ll be bringing convivial dining to Soho, with dishes that are reimagined from their Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant. With many dishes cooked in the Tandoor oven, you can expect to find the likes of Makai Kachumber: a corn and vegetable salad with chat masala dressing and Karara Kekda, soft shell crab with potato salad and homemade pickles. Other dishes include Guchchhee Kofta, morel mushroom and pea dumplings in a spiced creamy sauce, Hydrabadi Gosht slow-cooked lamb in a browned onion sauce flavoured with Kashmiri chilli and a traditional South Indian Alappuzha fish curry with kingfish and spiced with tamarind, mustard and curry leaves.
Russell Sage Studios (The Balcon, Little Social, Dishoom and Bounce) will be overseeing the interiors; divided across two floors, the 100-cover restaurant will feature a private dining room and subterranean cocktail bar for late night drinks. It will bring together the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Soho and Indian home kitchens with the elegance of Tamarind of Mayfair. Working with four artisan producers such as Studio Mattes a Belgium-based stoneware supplier, everything is chosen with the modern diner in mind; for example, the plates have been chosen to show off the colours and curves of Indian dishes – superior plates.
Tamarind Kitchen: Opens April 2017, 167-169 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 8WR, www.tamarindkitchen.co.uk