Tamarind Continental

On Saturday, my mom celebrated her birthday. For over a week, I tried to find the perfect restaurant. Eventually, I settled with Tamarind Continental Cuisine in Barbican. I’d dine at the Tamarind Indian before in February for a friend’s birthday, and my experience was great.

The Restaurant

Tamarind Continental is the sister restaurant of Saffron Indian Cuisine & Tamarind Indian Restaurant which offers a fusion of European cuisines.

The first thing that captured my attention was the wall art. It reminded me of a classic French cafe with a bit of modernity.

We jumped right into the main courses since many of us hadn’t eaten all day.

Nick and I ordered the Grilled Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce.

To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Our reservations were at 7 pm, and we weren’t served until 8:30 pm. Half of us almost passed out from hunger pangs.

Our waitress was very apologetic. She advised that they were short staffed and had to cater to both sides (Indian and Continental) of the building.

Honestly, we were just glad we had our food.

I was not a fan of the Lemon Butter sauce on the alioleolio spaghetti, and Nick agreed. It had a sour taste that I was not expecting.

Also, the portion was way smaller than I imagined.

I was much more fond of the Stuffed Mushrooms that my aunt had ordered and the Grilled Chicken with Pink Peppercorn and Brandy sauce that my mom ordered.


My mom had a great time, and that was the aim of the night. Although the service wasn’t great, the food made up for it.

I would definitely try this restaurant again and order the Stuffed Mushroom Chicken. I’m still having the feels for it. Hopefully, all or most of the staff will be present to avoid the long wait.

Until next time. Nuff love Shevoneese


  1. August 15, 2017 / 12:26 am

    Glad it went great!!!! I plan on trying that restaurant as well. So let’s see if they actually have a staff prob or not! Lolol #CancelMyOrder

    • Sheviimc
      August 15, 2017 / 12:31 am

      Lol trust me, I wanted to cancel, but everybody was already there, so we just stuck it out. Nick even fell asleep at the table. I was surprised though. The first time I went, I had no issues.

  2. August 15, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Ohh I hate when that happens! Mostly when you’re expecting a quick service and you’re hungry… but maybe the waitress was right and hopefully they take note and fix this… The important thing is that your mom had a great time!

  3. August 16, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Glad you had a great time. It looked like some tasty food and great company

  4. August 16, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Glad to read you such a nice time! It really looks like a cool place and the food looks amazing! It’s making me hungry!

  5. Sue Tanya McHorgh
    August 16, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Sorry you had to go through that. The good thing is your mom still had a good time.

  6. August 16, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Sending your Mother the best of Birthday Wishes! She is definitely blessed to have a daughter who took such time and effort to find a place to celebrate. The Tamarind looks amazing and the food looks delicious!

    • Sheviimc
      August 18, 2017 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks Tiffany! The food was amazing especially the stuffed mushroom chicken.

  7. Elizabeth O
    August 16, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Belated happy birthday to your mother. She was very fortunate because she had a daughter who was given extra effort especially on her birthday. Your mother seems to be happy and happy in her day.

  8. August 16, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    It’s such a shame that you had such a bad experience at the restaurant! The food looks delicious at least.

  9. August 17, 2017 / 4:42 am

    The food looks delicious. It’s good your mom enjoyed her day, thats what matters

  10. Nicole Flint
    August 17, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Oh no! I’m sorry your service wasn’t the best. It’s the worst when you’re hungry! The food looks great though!

  11. August 17, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    The food looks delicious! Hope you mom enjoyed her day! Though sorry to hear about its service!

    • Sheviimc
      August 21, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Thanks Ana.

  12. August 18, 2017 / 2:29 am

    Sounds like a delicious meal, despite service!

  13. Elena
    August 18, 2017 / 3:22 am

    It is too bad that you had a bad experience at the restaurant. I know I am the worst when I am hungry so someone can be in trouble if they are late with my food.

  14. August 19, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I love how you looked at the bright side. Glad your mom enjoyed herself. ❤

  15. August 19, 2017 / 10:01 pm

    Lemon butter sauce that’s not tasty?!? Oh my! I was going to comment that it looked really scrumptious! But I guess in the end, your mother had a wonderful time and that’s all that matters! Happy Birthday Mom!

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    • Sheviimc
      August 21, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      It looked good but wasn’t great. I’ll definitely try something else if and when I go back. Thanks for the wishes, Candy.

  16. August 21, 2017 / 6:08 am

    I’m happy you enjoyed your time there. It looked delicious

  17. Via
    August 21, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    Not only does this look delish, which it really does look amazing– it is well presented with a nice ambiance!
    XO Via Bella Blog

  18. Latoya
    August 26, 2017 / 7:19 am

    Looove Tamarind! Sucks you had to wait over an hour though. This makes me want to go 😭

    • Sheviimc
      August 26, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Ikr! I was surprised myself because I’ve been to the Indian side and I got my food pretty quick but I’ll be going back to see if my experience changes.

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