Tashas (Melrose Arch)

Tashas (Melrose Arch)
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R130 avg main meal
Kids, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Special occasions
Café fare, Italian, Light meals, Tapas
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
R60 wine, R100 champagne

Critic's review

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Though you may struggle to resist the hummus toastie with rocket, avocado, tomato, feta and poached egg for breakfast or the salmon tartare served with coriander, red onion, avocado and chilli and melba toast for a light lunch, you should force yourself to sample the ‘Inspired by’ menu.

Start off with two or three medium Luderitz oysters with a champagne cocktail. The tempura prawns are plump and juicy and come served with mayo, sesame rice balls, soya and a lemongrass-and-chilli dressing. If you’re sharing, add the salmon ceviche with chives, chilli and caviar.

For mains, go for the tender cubed fillet – a generous 250g beef fillet with thyme, lemon zest, parsley and shoestring fries, or the large gourmet burger – a 250g beef patty with caramelised onions, oven-roasted cherry tomatoes, emmentaler and fries. You won’t leave hungry. Split doxa’s moist chocolate slice and enjoy with an espresso, brandy or cognac.

There’s a beautifully curated selection of wines by the bottle or glass from which to choose.

It’s the food that never disappoints, coupled with excellent service that keeps customers coming back. Staff is always ready to accommodate for special requests, which is why it’s not uncommon to find a small queue of eager regulars willing to wait for a table on a busy weekend morning or afternoon.

A true café-style environment complete with ladies and gents that lunch, working breakfasts, solo diners and late-afternoon rendezvous.

Best for…
A long and lazy breakfast if you manage to get there early enough to miss the midday rush.


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User reviews

  • Warm welcomimg setting, very chic and a social winner. Yet not much impressive service from the staff in the 2 times I visited. The first we were rushed as the restaurant was closing and who can enjoy a meal in such circumstances? The second was because someone instead they wanted a taste of Tashas as we were in the mall. This time restaurant was not closing BUT the service was not great yet again. To receive a drink takes forever, by the time you finish drinking, you wait long just for an order of food to go through despite the place not full to the max. Then the rush for you to leave is recreated once again
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Cocktails
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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