Kebabs, shish and pita are what most people know of as a 3am meal after a boozy Saturday night out. Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about.
So, let’s think of that for a moment, and then think the total opposite.
Add sophistication, presentation and above all flavour, and only then you arrive at Tarshish. A modern, Mediterranean/Turkish grill with food fit for any carnivore, a cocktail list for the fussiest of people and a setting fit to impress … well anyone.
As you can see above, the restaurant itself is set over 2 huge floors. There’s a large bar on each, live music on certain nights and a retractable roof for those rare summer days when the sun decides to make an appearance.
The menu is vast, particularly if your a meat eater, but equally if you’re not you ain’t going to be left with a sad bowl of salad leaves.
Far from it actually.
Starters include charcoal grilled halloumi, juicy king prawns and ‘borek’ – A filo pastry triangle filled with feta, spinach and pine nuts.
… as well as meze’s of hummus, tzakiki and and pomegranate tabbouleh. Served with warm pita bread for dipping.
Everything so colourful, well presented and delicious!
For main you’ll find lamb chops, mixed grills and chicken shish. (NOT the takeaway kind!)
As well as fish dishes, halloumi skewers and vegetable moussaka. All really juicy and cooked in lots of fragrant spices and tasty sauces.
As well as a pretty impressive looking wagu steak in either rib eye or sirloin.
If you aren’t in a protein included coma by now and can squeeze in some more , desserts include traditional Turkish baklava sandwiched with ice-cream…
…or a Kadayif; a double layer of shredded pastry with pistachio and red cream, served with syrup to drizzle on top.
In a nutshell, Tarshish is vibrant, colourful, and just that little bit different. Stepping into it’s vast restaurant is not like many others you will have been to before.
It’s fair to say, if you’re on a budget, this is probably not for you, but definitely a good’un if you’re willing to spend a little more. So next time you fancy a kebab and it’s not 2am on a Friday night, hit Tarshish up.
You won’t be disappointed.
Address: 16 – 20 HIGH ROAD WOOD GREEN LONDON N22 6BX
Telephone: 020 8881 6479
Nearest Station: Turnpike Lane