Published on May 31st, 2017 | by staff-admin0
Tamarind Restaurant Review
This evening my partner and I had booked a table at the recently opened Tamarind Indian restaurant.
We parked on the large free car park to the rear of the restaurant and made our way inside.
On entering we were greeted by Mohammed, the owner of Tamarind who explained that the restaurant had recently opened and had undergone a huge refurbishment, which we both commented on how beautifully this had been done. The restaurant has a contemporary and modern feel and the original wooden ceiling beams look great!
Mohammed then took us to our table where we began to peruse the menus that had been given to us.
We both ordered a Cobra beer which is served on draught and began to look at all of the delicious dishes that were available.
My partner and I were spoilt for choice, the menu has something for everyone, whether it be a more familiar traditional dish or a specials selection which are unique to the Tamarind.
Our waiter came to take our order and was very professional and polite when we asked questions about specific dishes, he also asked what our preferences were and recommended one of the specials which would not be too hot!
For starters we ordered the garlic and white wine king prawn (6.50), giant fresh water king prawns, pan fried and buried in garlic and white wine chutney along with the salmon tikka (£4.95), lightly spiced salmon cooked with chef’s special tikka marinade and roasted in a tandoori oven over charcoal.
For our main courses I wanted to try a different dish, so off the Tamarind collection I opted for the Assamki (£11.50), spicy off the bone strips of chicken cooked with fresh ginger, garlic and green chillies and a dash of whole black cumin. Very hot spicy dish accompanied with pilau rice. My partner chose a traditional special of butter chicken (£7.95), strips of tandoori chicken laced with a silky plum tomato and makhon sauce, a refined and elegant dish. We also ordered a peshwari nan to share.
We ordered more drinks whilst our food was being prepared and it wasn’t too long before our starters arrived which looked and tasted divine!
We were both looking forward to our main dishes now and when they came we were very impressed. The presentation was perfect with everything cooked to perfection.
Once our mains were cleared our waiter asked if we would like desserts, however on this occasion we had no room and finished this great evening with coffees for both.
Tamarind is a fully licensed and air conditioned restaurant
Open 7 days a week including Bank Holidays
Opening hours: 5.30pm – 11.00pm
192 Walsall Road, Cannock, WS11 0JL
Telephone: 01543 502767