Tarshish

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£25 and under
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Turkish
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.
What 349 People Are Saying
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s
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 as always excels

k
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, Adnan who served us was really helpful and we all left happy 😊

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with lovely ambience and delicious food.

IA
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Anazibg food. Fulfilling and great atmosphere . Me and my friends enjoyed ourselves

J
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous food and decor. Will definitely be dining there again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant all round experience that totally transports you from Wood Green to Turkey. Incredible food & service. Already looking forward to our next visit

TG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love tarshish! Never disappointed when I come here. Great service, great food. Nothing to fault.

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

I don't understand why the menu keeps changing here. The menu is never constant. The food is nice but it would be nice if things didn't change all the time.

AB
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely smashing service! Food consistently well presented and of good quality throughout the years I’ve been coming. Defo a must go!

KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Tarshish was lovely. There was a bit of wait for service, but once served the waiters were lovely and attentive. Also the first waiter in a restaurant to ask if myself or my partner had any allergies which was thoughtful.

The food was delicious. I wish we’d got a bit more for our money as the king prawns portion was very small.
The lamb ribs had a lot of fat but the flavour was lovely. I would say the starter portion and the fatty ribs were the only downfall which brought the value down for me.

Other than that an amazing place lovely staff and very tasty food. The vibe is really good as well.

Overall I would give 8/10

B
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had an enjoyable evening, however I felt there was not much selection to choose from. Although the food was very tasty etc. I believe the prices were slightly higher than I expected. At the end of the night when we received our bill, which we paid for expecting our change. The waiter did not return with it. We decided to not say anything but were a little confused as service charge had already been added to our bill therefore we saw no need to give an extra tip. We have put that down to experience

s
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I would recommend Tarshish to a friend, the food was great and the atmosphere. However, service wasn’t great. There were little things the waiter did that could of made our experience 10/10. I ordered a bottle of wine and I got 3 large glasses instead, Ok it doesn’t cost much more but wasn’t what I ordered, easy mistake. We then ordered the shared mezze, when I asked the waiter what each one was he only gave me 3 out 6 and never came back with what the renaming dishes were. Overall not bad but room for improvement

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The prawns tasted way too fishy like they were not fresh enough. Plus the chef didn’t clean out the poo vein inside the prawn so I feel so sick when I saw it.
Too overpriced for the food that was given.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The salmon & buttered lamb was soo good, great value too!

Q
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

As much as me and my girls did have a truly wonderful time in a beautiful restaurant with excellent service. The food however was not great. With not much of a vegetarian/vegan option i ended up ordering a few sides which were slightly salty and a bit too rich. The mocktails were amazing though. Unfortunately it is very overly priced with us having spent £43 p/head. Disappointingly there was no wheelchair access.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great layout and look very nice, you can tell it’s new but the food is over price for what you actually get and the food is nothing special just okay

EC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything is fine and I give it the best rating as well felt welcome.

But: waiter should serve the women with the wine first.
Asked for 1 glass or sprite- were given 2 glass bottles.
Waiter also misplaced glasses when putting them on the table
It's just little things mainly for the waiter to improve on, apart from that everything was great.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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

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 on 20 June 2019

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on 20 June 2019

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
13 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 on 20 June 2019

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

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

Tarshish
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.

Tarshish
Responded on 20 June 2019

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 on 20 June 2019

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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Tarshish
Responded on 20 June 2019

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.

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

Tarshish
Responded on 20 June 2019

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 on 20 June 2019

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!

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 on 20 June 2019

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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