Tarshish

4.4
192 reviews
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£25 and under
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Turkish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Turkish, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 17:00pm - 00:30am
Saturday - Sunday: 12.00pm - 00.30am
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Phone number
020 8881 6479
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Wood Green station

Turnpike Lane Station
Additional
Banquet, Private Room

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 5:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

What 192 People Are Saying
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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding only down part would be that they didn't have Turkish coffee. Other than that service was very good.

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TH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is so alluring and fancy. The food is always cooked well and delicious. The drinks are on point and luscious and the staff are friendly and very attentive

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BO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue. Great service & excellent food. Will defo go again

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Very nice experience and very good mood setting

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

standard Turkish fare at inflated prices. 3 pieces of chops for twenty quid is a rip off. Mixed grill comprised or 3 pieces of chicken shish, 3 pieces of lamb shish and 1 adana kofte. I've seen more meat on a butchers pencil

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SP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I'd been to Tarshish before and enjoyed the menu choices and ambience, so arranged a family get together on that basis. Sadly, I was disappointed. Considering we live an hours drive away, the welcome we hit at reception was non existent, the menu had changed and not for the better. There was less choice on all aspects of the menu. The attention from the waiting staff was very slow, considering it was practically empty and very quiet for that Sunday afternoon. With limited choice, out of our party of 6, we only placed 4 orders as the choices were limited, out of that, myself and my partner chose a mixed grill. When it arrived it was a kofte, 2 cubes of lamb shish and 2 cubes of chicken shish, this is what firmed the meat for a mixed grill. No chicken wings, lamb chops, just that. At a price of £21 that was not value for money, despite bring accompanied by a small dish of mac cheese and a side mixed salad, compared to other Turkish restaurants that was the least amount of food I've received. None of the party of 6 had dessert dimt because the selection on offer was limited and not appealing. I chose to provide feedback and was offered 15% off the bill and no added service charge. Well in fact when made the booking online a 15% reduction of the bill was already included and the service charge is not compulsory, therefore, management offered me nothing more or less than I would have had or paid for and for that I will not be going there again. No point travelling that distance for less value than elsewhere. It was also confirmed that a new chef had changed the menu..... Not for the better in my opinion as I chose to come back based on the previous menu choices and experience. Nice, clean environment but a let down I'm afraid as it was way below expectations.

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MR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice atmosphere, good food. Will definitely come back again.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was great! However the reason for the low score is due to poor service. We was made to wait 40 minutes to order a drink and was ignored by our rude waiter who was rushing around so was unable to flag him down. When we eventually got his attention to order the drink and food he made us feel rushed and got my side order wrong. However I would recommend Tarshish because of the good food and ambience. Hopefully you won’t get our waiter!

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

I've been here before for my anniversary & it was amazing. I decided to bring my best mate for her birthday & informed them its het birthday & suggested a surprise when they delivered the cake. Found it unfair that it was done for others & when our dessert arrived it looked sloppy and no candle in it. Was really upset with the service as this was her first time & they didnt even do what i asked. After the way it was dealt with i wont be coming back. Overall food was okay. Not the best.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff at Tarshish are brilliant. The hosts were very welcoming and the waiting staff delivered great service.
The decor is absolutely beautiful and the panoramic views make for a lovely setting. The ambiance is fantastic, very relaxed, at the same time would make a great party setting.
The food was very good, I had the chicken shish, my only comment would be that a small side salad should come as standard rather than the onion garnish.
I definitely look forward to returning!

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FB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food. Great service. The ambiance was lovely and subtle. Will be back again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful experience friendly staff

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, great value for money.
I've been to Tarshish twice and the quality has been consistent; I will definitely visit again and recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tarshish is an amazing spot, everything about our experience was perfect.

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XX
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I have to say the service and food was outstanding. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Went with the Mrs and we both enjoyed it. The waitress didn’t push us to order and was very friendly.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the vibe the staffs professionalism, the food the drinks the prices and just the general enjoyment factor.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Restaurant did well accommodating us as we were late, food was very average and nothing special, the wait was sooooo long for food which was a major downside, and our table took a while to be cleared between courses. However, they did try to make up for this with starter on the house and free shots. Other than that cocktails and music were good.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Firstly it is not disabled friendly or family friendly. Secondly they time you to eat in. Thirdly the price of the food is not so appealing. On the positive note the layout is pretty and some waiters are really lovely.

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N
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The manager was extremely nice and have us hit drinks on the house due to a 30mins wait, he was very apologetic that we have had to wait so long that he gave us a 10% discount. Wich was the highlight of our evening. Thankyou Mr manager for your excellent customer service.

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, amazing customer service and atmosphere. The only downside is the area but as long as you walk in you forget about the outside.

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time going there. Excellent service from as soon as I walked in. Staff were very welcoming, the restaurant itself is beautiful. Food was fantastic, filling yummy. Defo will recommend it.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EPIC food, will be coming back soon!!

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m
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I enjoyed the food and i thought the ambiance and decor of the place was really nice, however the service was really slow and we had to wait at least 20mins for our bill at the end of the meal.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

The food was cold and my partner and I had to eat separately as mine got sent back . He then got part of his meal cold and had to be sent back . They offered us a free Dessert and gave us a 10% voucher off the next visit that had to be between Monday and Thursday . Not really the days I dine out so useless to me .
I was disappointed to be honest . The quality of the food was poor to be honest especially as it's a little more pricey .
I've been there before and had great time .
It was not the same .
We left the restaurant area to go to the bar downstairs . They welcomed us to do so . We went to put something in the car , come back 5 min later and they said the bar is shut as its empty .
Not a great night at all .
Won't be going back I don't think .

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MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality - great. Decor - great. Service - great. I got a 3 course meal for 2 and it cost a little over £100. It's worth what u pay for. I would recommend it to others.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, portions could of been bigger. Service was great. Great view, definitely will be back.

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NM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!!!!!!! Amazing food!!!!! Staff are so attentive and sweet. Everything is lush in this place!

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RT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visiting. Ambience was lovely. Stunning venue. Nice menu. Venue too nice for the location however. The view of Wood Green is not appealing. It is actually out of place but nice for a special occasion to have this locally. Expensive for what it is as many cheaper Turkish restuarants in the area. Service was good. Steven our waiter was lovely. I had the chicken wings. Wasnt impressed with the marinate. Friends had mixed grill which was nice. Mac n cheese was good. Creamy garlic was delicious. Had the brownie for dessert which was dry. Overall nice evening but wouldnt rush back.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food and the service was probably one of the best I ever had.

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with lovely food will come again soon

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DH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came here for my friends hen dinner. I found the service to be welcoming with nice friendly chit chat with our waiter. The food is really tasty and quite filling. I would say reasonably priced and a great spot for taking photos and definitely a place for social media bloggers and foodies. Worth the hype! It was overall a great dining experience.

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J
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a brilliant time. Beautiful scenery food and service. Would definitely recommend Tarshish to others.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was lovely and the male staff were good to look at

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F
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff very attentive and friendly. Food really tasty and good sized portions. Beautiful restaurant which seems a little out of place in its area but definately worth a visit. Parking is a little difficult.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved Tarshish! I went there to celebrate my birthday and I couldn't have wished for a better restaurant. The food was amazing, service was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect! Plenty of spots to take a perfect picture too! Will definitely be coming back

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S
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my partner had an amazing evening dining at Tarshish, the service and food was excellent. In particular Kay really looked after us, he pulled out all the stops for my partners birthday and really went that extra mile to make it a memorable and special evening. I would most definitely reccommend this restaurant, it really is a fantastic dining experience.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food, great service and friendly staff. A bit on the pricey side but main and sides were delicious.

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A
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I am not a newbie to this restaurant, in fact, quite the opposite. I love the food and service on a good day! However the other day was quite disappointing as our service was quite messed up and slow. We had four different waiters serving us, who at times got our order wrong, understandable. It was not busy in there, once again, quite the opposite. Yet our food was delayed by a further 20 Minutes.
Don’t let this deter you though, as the food is great, the cocktails are strong and the atmosphere is lovely. Especially at night.
I will be going again as I can not get enough of Mediterranean food!

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quality food. Quality ingredients. Nice setting. Loved the retracting canopy roof by the window.

A few nit-picks....

1) Weird pricing for sides.....£5 for a small Basket of chips! And £4.50 for FOUR slices of cheesy Garlic bread! Garlic bread all day! Chips.....it's a no from me at that price...

2) For a place of this standard, Wet towel wipes after the meal would be good.

All-in-all, very recommendable. Also the 15% was a lifesaver lol.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite halal restaurant in London! By far the best Turkish restaurant about. Amazing venue and decor. Food is 10/10.

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