If you’re a regular and always end up ordering off the classic menu because who can 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 served with mayo, sesame rice balls, soya and 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 shoe-string fries and the large gourmet burger – a 250g beef patty with caramelized 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 to choose from – including Rupert & Rothschild Classique Bordeaux Blend, La Vierge Seduction Pinot Noir to Waterford Mary-Rose and more.
It’s the food that never disappoints coupled with excellent service, that keeps customers coming back. Staff is always ready to accommodate or make a plan 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, air-kissing, working breakfasts, solo diners and late afternoon rendezvous.
There’s not free and flowing data so make sure you bring your own if you’re planning to work there remotely ¬– Tashas encourages patrons to “talk to each other” rather than bury their faces in smartphones or laptops. Or you can register for Melrose Arch’s free wifi *winks*
Best for … A long and lazy breakfast if you manage to get their early enough to miss the midday rush.
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Tidi Esther Madibo
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
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.
Bought stale mille fieulle over the weekend at Tashas Melrose Arch!
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.
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.