Tarshish

4.3
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387 reviews
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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.
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4.3
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GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great venue, you wouldn’t think it would be in Turnpike Lane (Nothing against Turnpike Lane). Service was slow but that’s my only gripe.

KC
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came to enjoy a meal and cocktails with friends and had a great evening

SW
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to celebrate a special occasion or to just meet friends.
Good atmosphere, great food, great service

S
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely fantastic! We had an amazing time throughout the evening. The food is delicious, full of flavours. The management and service, the music, the atmosphere is what every great restaurant should provide. We loved it!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, nice ambiance!

TN
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Forgotten drinks but this can happen. I work in a restaurant myself. We enjoyed our evening with my wife.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely! Beautiful restaurant

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Lovely food!! Quantity and taste, both are amazing. Decor could be nicer but the food makes up for it.

M
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was absolutely amazing!
Thank you Tarshish team!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Slightly disappointing as we didn't get to order our first choice on the menu. Would have been nice to advised by the restaurant in advance of this and I would have made other plans as it was for a special occasion. Food was cold service was slow and served by 4 different people table for 2 and empty glasses still not cleared even when main meals come out leaving little room on the table. Food was just dumped on the table, very little effort made. A night of celebration was ruined and embarrassing.

JB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, starters and mains. Good, attentive service, and nice moderately loud background music to candle-light. We enjoyed a memorable holiday meal with our family. Pleasing to all ages.

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambience my food was slightly cold though and the service was a bit slow

C
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Have dined here in the past and had a good experience.
Came here last week and was very disappointed. Service was awful food was cold and very bland.
Definitely won’t be back.
Very overpriced for the quality of food.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for family and friends and great staff

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Could not get enough. Highly recommend

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Really disappointed with the level of service and food by Tarshish having heard so much about them hence why I had my birthday meal here. We weren’t finished with our starters and the waiter could clearly see we were all eating but he took the plates one by one which left us puzzled. His stern look and response was that our mains are coming out. We waited an extra 15 minutes until they came and when they did one by one at different times, the food was cold and the chips were stale. It seemed odd as they were quite keen to also take our plates of our mains when we weren’t finished too. The place is filled with waiters but don’t think they really understand what customer service is. It was bizarre as we asked for the bill twice and it was only when I saw the gent in the blazer he printed off our receipt. I drive fromSouth London 2.5 hours in traffic for what I call a disaster - the only sweet thing I have to say was my friends who arranged a cake which the waiter kindly agreed to bring out in the end. My first visit and most definitely my last.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday meal!

n
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Overpriced food, with bad service. Three different waiters let us know, 30mins into the meal that we needed to return the table in an hour and a half. Really ruined the dinner and felt rushed.

SK
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience great food and service staff.

Credit to the staff all of them were so attentive - would highly recommend.

Accommodated a 14 month old baby with no issues at all.

g
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely 🥰😍 would definitely come back. The food was amazing 😬

S
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My first visit was better as the food was prepared well and we had amazing service. The burger I ordered was cold and not done the way I like it so had to send it back. I was able to get a different meal instead fortunately. The atmosphere was nice but a little too loud.

AU
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food wasnt as good as it used to be! The service was good and the mood was also good however food has gone downhill.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Lovley staff. Food was awesome :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey Tarshish is an amazing resturant ...


food never disappoints i would deffo say this is one of my favourite restaurants , i always get the mixed sheesh and the coleslaw is amazing!

only thing i would say is the music is very loud can barely hear anyone speak x

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great food! Great venue! Great service! Was rushed out a bit after meal but staff were very apologetic. I would deffo recommend!

R
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tarshish is high-end Turkish cuisine served in a very chic setting, situated overlooking the High Road running north from Turnpike Lane. The attention to detail is the first thing that gets a tick in the box from me - the courtesy of the greeting, and the fact that the receptionist radios up to the restaurant floor so that the maitre d' is waiting to greet you and show you to your table. The restaurant interior design is dark, glossy, and modern.

We were there for an early sitting (pre theatre), so the restaurant was on the quiet side; I therefore can't comment on how noisy/boisterous it gets when full. The background music was not overwhelming but did have a pervasive club beat, so if that's not your thing, be warned.

We didn't start with cocktails on this occasion but I did take a look at the menu, which is weighted towards trendy concoctions rather than classic cocktails. The wine list was short and we struggled to find a white wine that looked appealing - but we opted instead for a South African rose which was excellent. On the whole I'd like to see the drinks menu extended and enriched.

Starters were excellent - we opted for a couple of hot seafood starters, both of which were excellent. The mains were also very good - as you'd expect, the grilled meats dominate, but they were done very well. I'd recommend the Iskanker Kebab.

In short, this place is well worth a visit for a quality Turkish meal in a trendy, opulent setting.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good, service excellent and loved the overall ambiance and style of the place. Would defo go back again

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Excellent customer service. Great vibe and very attentive.

S
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Expensive for what it is, but the restaurant is very pretty.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Place , definitely one of my favourite now

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and service was good. However, the waitress could have been a bit more knowledgeable about the menu to make recommendations.

DH
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a lovely night, food was delicious and the atmosphere was amazing. Affordable food I have no complaints beside the toilets are soo dark they have dimmed the light can’t see much.

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The staff are lovely and treat you very well. The ambience is nice and the venue itself is lovely. The food however does not match the price. I ordered lamb chops medium. However they were all well done except 1 and charged me £24 for this. The dessert was an £8 creme brulee and its lovely that it was glazed infront of me but it was categorically not a creme brulee. It was hard underneath and resembled an omlette.

AN
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Terrible view, literally on a high street. Don’t bother dressing up. Very loud tables. Bad customer service as they don’t allow you to swap dishes ( e.g. rice for chips, what if you don’t like rice ?) one waitress was very dismissive and had to be reminded multiple times to get a condiment. Nice ambience, but one waitress let the restaurant down, pushy and will ask why you want to remove service charge, making customers uncomfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing with lovely staff

DD
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening with my partner, everything was up to satisfaction. Will definitely be going back.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 as always excels

k
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with lovely ambience and delicious food.

IA
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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