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I’m often asked for recommendations for a celebration meal for a birthday or special occasion and I think @tarshishlondon is a place that makes a good choice. Located near Wood Green Station and with a car park available, the restaurant has a full halal menu and nice vibe and settings.⠀

The food is best described as Turkish and very meat heavy menu, with little options if you are a vegan! I had a selection of starters, some classic Turkish dishes and some with a little twist. ⠀

I got 3 main courses, I decided to get the mixed grill, being objective with just the food, it was just middle of the road in terms of taste. It consisted of chicken and lamb shish with a juicy Adana kofta Kebab, at just under £24 I expected better flavours, especially from the Adana kebab. I actually took most of it home and ate it the next day and surprisingly tasted much better. ⠀

Lamb saddle £22, is something I don’t see much on menus, it was cooked to a perfect medium, but I didn’t get much flavour from the lamb. It was meant to have harissa but I didn’t get much from it. At this price point I expected more⠀

A massive let down was the chicken lollipop, a dish that had the makings of something special but just didn’t work, the chicken was cooked well, tender and juicy, it just lacked in the flavour department, very under seasoned and the mushroom sauce lacked any flavour at all. ⠀

Overall, in my experience, restaurants that have a really good atmosphere and environment tend to have food that doesn’t match the standards of the surroundings. This in my opinion is one such place. I’m not saying the food was bad, it’s just I think the prices are more for the experience rather than food quality.⠀

Dessert Time. No, that’s not an apple! This is the stunning looking apple cheesecake Definitely a dish with wow factor. £8.50, have to say its a very unique looking dessert, similar to the dish meat fruit by Heston, but this one is halal and its a dessert! It had a subtle apple favour, with the main flavour of raspberry running to the core. 

So yeah, great for a girly night out or as my wife says a good reason to put fake lashes on. Dark moody lighting, live dj, good service and overall nice atmosphere. ⠀

16, 20 High Rd, Hornsey, London N22 6BX

8.1 / 10 Halal Food Guy
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The Good
Drinks, vibe, service, atmosphere and desserts⠀
The Bad
Food needs more development for flavour and quality

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