Tarshish

4.3
332 reviews
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£25 and under
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Turkish
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Tarshish represents the east meeting west in a marriage of modern aesthetics with traditional sentiments. The euphoria that arises from the theatrics of tasty Turkish cuisine and the therapeutic shisha can be discovered on the shores of the UK and in particular, Tarshish. Despite the modern, chic surroundings which keeps guests comfortable; with every bite and every puff, they are reminded of the fusion of centuries-old cultures, the passage of time which it took for Tarshish to come into existence.
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j
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was very average and the service was a bit slow

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and the staff very friendly and professional. The ambiance was great and the table we were given had great views of the area.

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear IsaacS, Thank you very much for such a great review! We work really hard to offer the best possible environment. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Kam General manager

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CB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Even though I placed a note saying it was going to be a birthday meal and “please arrange a little cake or something like that” we didn’t receive no cake or anything. Another table next to us was having a birthday meal as well and they been served a slice of baklava with a candle on it. Service was ok and I think this place is so overrated and overpriced. Don’t think we’ll go back.

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H
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Decor and ambiance was beautiful but food was terrible and overpriced for no reason! Ordered chicken lollipop and it tasted like it was severely undercooked and the skin was slimy. I expected it to be crispy but tasted like it had been boiled and dumped on the plate. The sauce that came with it did not favours as it was tasteless!

Overhyped and overpriced for terrible food

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MB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think it’s overpriced for the type to food received. However it was very tasty.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Loved the atmosphere and the food! The service could have been better as I requested to be seated elsewhere rather than right next to the bar but my request was denied because sitting by a couple next to them where the windows were was too much effort for the waiters to serve us. They made it sound like they would offer better service to where we were originally seated. But i feel they did not attend to our needs of comfort as i am a muslim and did not want to be seated beside a bar.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

No because they forgot it was my sons birthday, I had to go and remind them. Then they brought it out but it wasn’t what I ordered. They didn’t charge me for it but they ruined the A’s it was my sons 21st Birthday.

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ZK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Not great this time round to be honest...we have been there several times before, not only has the portion sizes dropped significantly, but also I do not like the fact that they force you to order at least a main meal each...if you let people order what they want to, as oppose to forcing them to order specific food, it will be better for you in the long term as we will spend money there anyways.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and attentive waiting staff. Food was cooked and seasoned very well, very tasty. Mocktails are delicious.

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Londonfoodie, Thanks for taking your time to leave a positive review in regards to your visit. We are thrilled to hear you’ve had an amazing experience. We look forward to having you back soon. Kind Regards, Kam General Manager

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NA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Like I said before, Tarshish is one of my fav restaurants. I'm a local so it's my go to when I want to dine out!

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear NANCYK, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your visit. It means a lot when our guests are returning! Thank you for your trust and for giving us such a high rating. It's greatly appreciated! I am delighted to know this visit was absolutely amazing - we will certainly keep it up. Kindest regards, Kam General manager

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EM
London
21 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The restaurant is well laid out with a nice rooftop. The service was mediocre as the staff were more concerned with using their phones and the food was sub par as the mixed grill was served warm and gave me an upset stomach

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Service from the waiters were outstanding and the vibe of the restaurant as a whole was very pretty and settled. Would recommend for anyone thinking of coming here.

Tarshish
Responded on 31 May 2019

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for a fantastic review and we are pleased that we exceeded expectations. We will ensure to pass on your compliments to the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Kam General Manager

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service is terrible

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Vibe was great, food was amazing, staff was friendly and was just a amazing experience

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Responded on 31 May 2019

Dear JadeS, Thank you for your review, we are all so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to your return. Best Regards, Kam General Manager

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CZ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Food was delicious and generous portions. Atmosphere was elegant. I can not wait to go back.

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear CigdemZ, Thank you so much for a fantastic review and we are pleased that we exceeded expectations. We all look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind Regards, Kam General manager

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RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, lovely service...overall a good experience

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear RissLuvs2Dine, Thank you for your great review! We will ensure to pass your comments in regards to the food on to Head Chef with great pleasure. We look forward to hosting you again and I am delighted to read that everything was what you had hoped it would be during this most recent visit. Kind Regards, Kam General manager

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B
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Turkish restaurant by far. Can’t beat roof top dining.

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Bigj, We are pleased to read your lovely review and your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Kam General manager Tarshish Team

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AH
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was nice. Just took too long to arrive. Starters weren’t what we imagined. The lamb salad thing tasted like prawn cocktail crisps.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and workers are very friendly. Delicious food, would recommend to everyone

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear Gizem, Thank you for taking your time to leave a review in regards to your visit. We are glad to hear we have exceeded your expectations and we hope to accommodate you very soon again. Kind Regards, Kam General manager

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it 😍🥰 the food the people the service everything was great loved the whole atmosphere would definitely go back for my birthday 👏🏾

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Najma, Greetings from Tarshish. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear you've had an amazing time and look forward for your next visit. Kindest regards, Kam General manager

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S
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

After a 45 minute drive to get to Tarshish, my husband and I were stepping out of West London (where we usually dine) for a night at Tarshish. We were greeted politely and taken to our seats swiftly.

As we then decided what we wanted for the menu, my husband soon realised he wanted to eat pretty much everything due to fasting. Therefore, decided we would order 5 starters and a main for us.

Our waiter then come over to take our order & soon told us we needed to have 2 main meals. We then explained the situation and said that any other time we would have ordered 2 main meals but due to fasting my husband wanted to eat a variety of food as well as not being able to eat that much food. Our waiter said he understood but unfortunately could not do anything. We were then passed onto a manager.

After explaining our situation yet again to the manager he explained it was company policy! Yet this policy was not seen on the website or anywhere!!! My husband had already abided to the ‘no hat and tracksuit’ policy which is stated on the site but the ‘everyone must have a main meal’ was nowhere to be seen!!

After some discussion with the manager (who was very polite) and kept saying ‘he understood but it was policy,’ we left the restaurant!

Ordering 5 starters and 1 main would have cost a lot more than 2 mains and a starter as we believe it was down to money which is why we couldn’t have just 1 main.

It’s disgusting to see and hear that Tarshish could not meet the needs of our dinner, especially during Ramadan when we were there to break fast.

I hope this ridiculous verbal policy of yours is updated to your site ASAP as I do not wish for anyone or in particular people fasting to have to experience what we did!

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MY
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been to Tarshish quite a few times and I love it every time I go. The food is tasty and of good value and the service is amazing. Would highly recommend.

Tarshish
Responded 6 days ago

Dear MsYJ, Thank you for leaving such a kind review. We ensure to always meet our guests expectations and very pleased to know you've had a pleasant time within your visit. We hope to see you again. Kind Regards, Kam General manager

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JK
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely new starter menu, really enjoyed the passion fruit calamari

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BG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, I loved it !

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very attentive

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AM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rude staff and extremely arrogant manager. Politely requested to have a simple salad of lettuce and tomatoes instead of the rice and macaroni cheese that came with the main dish. Instantly refused, manager referred to us as a "situation", said that the salad was "extra" and argued that the sides that came with the mains were an accompaniment. When explained we didn't eat those "sides" and only wanted a simple and tomato salad, suddenly there was no lettuce in the restaurant and that a "Mediterranean" restaurant not "Turkish" did not have salad on the premises. When questioned that they were prepared to offer a salad at a cost, surely there was lettuce as the main component, he sarcastically said no. Disgusting attitude. And if you like tacky restaurants where people prefer to take selfies all evening than eat food, without lettuce, then great, you are in luck. We kindly took our money and spent a lot of it in Kervran Sofrasi a short walk away who greeted us warmly, served us with delicious starters, bread and dips immediately and salad bowls that would feed an army of Rabbits and for half the price!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We booked our table for 10, but wasn’t seated till 10:30. This is understandable though as the restaurant has become very popular. Service was fair overall, but had to wait a long time to be given the bill and order. We’ve been to this restaurant before and overall felt that it wasn’t the same. Cocktails and food remained the same but not the service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, lovely staff and amazing food!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service staff to allow guest to dine. Was approached for too frequently during meal and inbetween services. Plates taken up before we finsihed eating, and table was wiped cleaned with a wet cloth while we were still sat at the table, excess crumbs from table swept onto our laps. No apologies or 'excuse me ' when interrupting us at the table. Simple pleasantries would be a suggestion for when staff are approaching diners at tables.

Would visit again for ambience but would be more wary of staff hovering.

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F
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, loved the lamb shank it was so tender. I don’t drink alcohol so tried the 360
Vibe and the solero mocktails and they were both amazing.

Great place for a birthday or anniversary.

Will definitely be going again

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately our food was mostly cold even though alledgely coming straight from the kitchen.This spoiled our evening as 2 dishes had to be sent to the kitchen for re- heating. So we could eat together at the same time.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the atmosphere and just everything is to the highest of standards. The food literally had my head spinning cos the flavour was just a solid 10. Definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and fab service!

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Responded 6 days ago

Dear Sir/Madam, We are pleased to read you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest regards, Kam General manager

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NA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Tarshish has always been my no 1 local spot since I live in the neighbourhood. I love the restaurant but most importantly the vibe and atmosphere. Took my mum for Mother's day and introduced all my siblings and a few friends to it. I would always recommend it.

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Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t like the fixed menu

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food service and vibe would definitely go back again we were seated in the lounge & not the main restaurant which was also very nice. They went above and beyond to help me sort out a table for my birthday, communication was great.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I would suggest avoiding peak hours as staff are very keen to please but make errors. Food and the place is awesome 👌

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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service! Very good vibe and atmosphere. Good music. AMAZING food. Will defo come again. Have already recommended to friends! People who saw the food on my insta story said how amazing the food looked too :)

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food x

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The food was okay, I found meat dishes better than fish.
Ambience - light was to low and the room was really really warm.
Staff was great very polite, nice and attentive.

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