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Tashas (Melrose Arch)

Tashas (Melrose Arch)
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Cost
R100-R110
Ambience
Classic elegance, Contemporary cool
Food
Modern
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
500

Critic's review

Jodi-Ann Pearton

Food 
This eatery offers something for everyone. The menu is vast and the ingredients fresh. No matter what you end up ordering, every mouthful is a delight.

The breakfast offering and baked goods are exceptional. The French toast mascarpone with berries or cherry preserve is a truly decadent treat. Or opt for a classic full breakfast, cooked perfectly – a measure of an exceptional establishment.

The lunchtime offering is equally extensive and impressive. Choose between a range of fresh, tantalising salads, or build your own sandwich with some of their home-made breads. Those with a bigger appetite will find a selection of grills to choose from. The 'easy eating' section of the menu provides a great option for lunchtime diners. There’s also a section for optional extra fillings, which means that you can really get creative and make your meal your own. Finally, the extensive means that vegetarians will find a wide variety to choose from here.

Drinks 
The beverage menu is extensive, with all kinds of specialist coffees, shakes, teas and coolers available. The milkshakes, flavoured lattés and 'freezos' are all excellent. You’ll also find summer punches, granitas and a great selection of cocktails, champagne and sparkling wines. There's a small but sufficient wine list both sold by the bottle and glass, and a small beer selection.

Service 
tashas is always packed, which means that you sometimes have to wait for a table. Waiters are well informed and friendly, and considering how full the eatery is, do a fantastic job. Service can be slow, however, so a few extra hands might be a good idea here. Nevertheless, the brilliant food makes up for everything.

Ambience
The overall ambience is excellent. The restaurant is continuously packed, which adds a great vibe to an establishment that is also beautifully decorated and well maintained. During the weekdays you’ll see business people and home executives flowing through the doors and, on weekends, everyone else who wants to be seen.

And … 
It's a lot of fun sitting here on a lazy Sunday afternoon, watching the crowds go by and contemplating your next choice from the vast menu.

(August 2014)

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  • Great for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Despite it being a chain, they ensure that each boutique eatery has its own uniqueness. The environment is buzzing, but relaxed. Create your own sandwich on either ciabatta, rye or a baguette and top it with your selection of fillings. A wide variety of salads, pastas and intriguing dishes will please the majority as well as vegetarians. (EO mag 2014)
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    The menu is diverse (pasta is listed alongside lamb cutlets, designer salads, quesadillas and Turkish flatbreads) and yet the establishment has become known for great food that keeps people returning time and again. This outlet has the same menu that made all the other branches famous, but includes its own specials like salmon in various guises (ceviche, tartare, carpaccio) as well as soft-shell crab served with creamy mayo. They do some of the best breakfasts in town: try the potato rösti topped with bacon, roasted baby tomatoes, rocket and a poached egg. The emphasis is on healthy options like freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, fresh herbs and organic eggs.

    Wine
    A good and compact wine list, as well as classic cocktails and champers by the glass.

    Service
    Efficient and friendly.

    Ambience
    A breezy, neutral-coloured palette is offset by marble accents and feature chandeliers with hanging cutlery. Great toilets, too.

    And...
    The cappuccinos are among the best in town. (JW, October 2011)

User reviews

  • Fantastic experience all round! What would've been a quick lunch turned into an unforgettable experience, leaving us wanting more! From getting welcomed and seated right through to the mouthwatering Salmon Platter for two - every little detail left us amazed. The food is superb, the service something you don't find everywhere and the ambience put's you right into a mood where you can relax and enjoy the moment - every second of it. We left satisfied in every way. We'll be back for more.
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  • Bought stale mille fieulle over the weekend at Tashas Melrose Arch!
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  • I just love any Tashas! But I was totally blown away when I had this for breakfast: Jett & Luke’s Mini Breakfast Rolls - Two baby burger rolls with fried eggs, cheddar, streaky bacon, rocket, grilled onion and innova potatoes. OH MY GOSH! I don't know what exactly innova potatoes are, but they are amazing!!!!!! Sort of crushed baby potatoes in their skin and crispy and salty at the same time. Unbelievable! And quite a big portion.
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  • the service keeps making me want to come back. then the food.
    Noel usually is the one that oversees our table and if we have any problems he is quick to sort it out with a smile on his face. Noel ensures that we are enjoying our food. ( i consider the consitency of checking if we are okay makes me rate the service an A+). Even with the take away food it is alway delivered presentable way.
    The ambiance is amazing. the food is divine. i always without fail order the chicken liver salad which is mouth watering and makes me humm when i munch along. The fact that you also have the sushi bar make me happy as i also enjoy sushi.

    Keep up the Good Service (Noel) and the good food
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  • We decided on this place, for a staff breakfast, for a table of 20. We did not arrive all at once, but they set up a long table for us, when the first guests arrived, with no hassle. The drinks and food orders were all correct. Food was excellently presented, even though they were so busy. Food was good. Service was excellent for such a huge group.
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  • Service was terrible
    No heaters, still hopeful

    Please fix it!!!
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  • I have yet to complain about Tasha's. I've been a handful of times already and have not yet had anything to complain about! Took my brother out there for his birthday on Saturday, 26th Apr and had a few special requests at the last minute....and my requests were met with pleasure. David, the store/floor Manager, went the extra mile with a complimentary drink on top of my requests. Don't get me wrong i wasn't chaffed with the free drink, i was impressed that he remembered my brother doesn't drink alcohol and made sure the drink was alcohol free:))))). Appreciate when folks pay attention to what you say. Further more, the food was tantalizing and the atmosphere made us spend the entire afternoon there. Well done David and well done Tashas - Melrose Arch. I will be back this Sunday with some friends:)))))
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  • The food is great but it is a dangerous place.

    I was there over a year ago and some guys mishandling a pistol fired a shot into the floor. That ruined the whole evening for me.
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  • Tashas never disappoints, Efficient and friendly service coupled with delicious meals and cocktails!
    We had the beef Wellington (done to perfection as always) and the pork spare ribs which were covered in the juiciest, finger-licking marinade.
    They have added new dishes to their menu so there is always something to tickle every palette.

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  • What a shocker of a Saturday morning, 5 coffees all arriving 5 minutes after each other and the breakfast taking close on a hour to come out with 3 of the 5 incorrect. A big let down from what is normally a great place to visit, Melrose Arch Tasha's needs a service overhaul.

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  • Shocking shocking shocking! I live in Paris and just called the restaurant to make a reservation for myself and 16 friends on Saturday evening. They refused to help me and told me that I must arrive at 6pm to get a table or else if the restaurant is busy, I would need "to wait on the queue" along with my 16 friends. Shocked!

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  • Phew what a mighty disappointing afternoon service wise! From the door to the floor! Sunday afternoon you really can tell when the cat's away here, the rats come out and screw it all up. At these premiums it's inexcusable - it's not our problem that there's a shift change blah blah blah...
    Food still a winner though! Will come back during patrol time.

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  • Had the soft-shell crab which was delicious, and fresh carrot and orange juice which was the best juice I've ever had. Apart from the terribly pretentious clientele, the place is marvelous!

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  • By far the best ribs I've ever had in my life! Really awesome restaurant, great service, friendly waiters - highly recommended!

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  • My absolute favourite restaurant!

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  • You are missing out, Wilma! Tasha's Melrose Arch remains the best - we've had everything on the menu. Highlights, salmon fish cakes; sticky ribs; creamy mushroom breakfast.....the list goes on! Keep it up, guys!

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  • Fantastic ambience, chic inspired decor, attentive but unintrusive service. Kudos to Natasha! By the way, I've tried everything, so I hope flattery will get me a job at your lovely establishment .Cheers!

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  • Sucks that you advertise a number but then don't take reservations. Don't waste people's money to let them call simply to tell them it is first come first serve. I will not support you out of principle.

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  • I love the Tasha's brand. They have got the right people, the right places, and the right food! It's just a pity they don't take reservations - especially when one wants to book for 30 people.

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  • Great ambience, food and staff. Excellent!

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  • Really good food, nice setting, and lovely waitress - Amanda
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Cocktails
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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