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survey result

Summary

£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“They’ve become a bit boring and rote over the years”, but these popular, “cheap ’n’ cheerful” Turkish cafés are very affordably priced, and even those who see them as “workaday”, can feel they still “have a place as a reasonable-enough option” – especially in a big group, or with the kids – and they also offer “lots of choice for vegetarians”. Venues are “well-located for combining with cultural visits” – especially on the South Bank, where Tas originated over 20 years ago on The Cut, opposite the Young Vic Theatre. There’s also a popular branch, Tas Pide (see also), next door to Shakespeare’s Globe.

Summary

£47
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“They’ve become a bit boring and rote over the years”, but these popular, “cheap ’n’ cheerful” Turkish cafés are very affordably priced, and even those who see them as “workaday”, can feel they still “have a place as a reasonable-enough option” – especially in a big group, or with the kids – and they also offer “lots of choice for vegetarians”. Venues are “well-located for combining with cultural visits” – especially on the South Bank, where Tas originated 20 years ago on The Cut, opposite the Young Vic Theatre. There’s also a popular branch, Tas Pide (see also), next door to Shakespeare’s Globe.

Summary

£45
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quick and cheerful”, with “tasty Turkish food”, this chain has a strong presence on the South Bank, and its branch adjacent to Shakespeare’s Globe is especially popular (see Tas Pide). Regulars say the operation is “reliable and reasonable” – even if it has over the years “lost some of its allure”.

Summary

£43
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2
Average
2
Average
2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Leave aside the fact that “they used to be better” – these “handy” and “down-to-earth refuelling stops” are “reliable for a cheap ’n’ cheerful meal” especially pre-theatre, serving “unpolished” Turkish mezze and (on the Southbank) pide (like pizza).

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Restaurant details

Highchair
50
No dress code
Opening hours

Last orders: 11.30 pm, Sun 10.30 pm

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