Restaurant Spotlight: Tarshish

You may say Whymark Avenue, a small road caught between Turnpike Lane and Woodgreen tube station is raising in popularity. Not because of the gang crimes associated with the area WoodGreen, much in part due to Tarshish, a new Turkish and Mediterranean grill restaurant nestled in the upper two-floor venue that isn’t hard to miss.

IMG_9299The friendly staffs welcoming you with a smile, offering the best service at the bar as they prepare your table will quickly build a picture of why this place is special. Within minutes of my arrival, I was given the menu as I looked out the window to see the sunset in the cloud while tucking myself forward at the table. As bold as a tangerine, it merged with the sky like a juice-mix dissolving in a glass of water stretching the sepia tones to everyone in the building – The sunset was mesmerising to see. Soon after my friend’s arrival, the waiter was on cue to take our orders after deliberating on what to eat for five minutes.

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For most, they’ve been coming to Tarshish weeks after weeks, a meeting point for families and friends, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, offering the perfect combination of Turkish and Meditteranean cuisine. The selections of meals that cater to people with food allergies, special diets (Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, much more) from grills to signature dishes. Along with selections of Mocktails and Cocktails to complement your meal. I enjoyed their Pan-fried sea bass with mixed vegetables and rice prepared to perfection and tasted heavenly. It was a well-seasoned meal that didn’t overpower your taste bud instead it leaves you wanting more. As I close my eyes to imagine the night, I can still taste the meal enveloping my mouth, enjoying the ambience and the company of my friend.

IMG_9294In my honest, humble opinion as a pescatarian, I recommend the Seabass with rice. While my friend definitely recommends the ribs and mac and cheese with their strawberry daiquiri cocktail. It was a perfect ending to my day spending the evening at Tarshish.

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free

Perfect: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner

Incredible: View, Bar space, Romantic, Groups setting, Special Occasion, Child friendly

Price Range

Minimum: £5

Maximum: £50

Have you been to Tarshish? What are your thoughts?

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