Tas

© Michelle Grant
Bloomsbury

Tas’s lengthy menus do more than most to emphasise that Anatolian cuisine is one of the richest and most varied in the world. Almost 40 starters are offered at this cheerfully busy eaterie near the British Museum – from a soup of mussels, celery, coriander and ginger, to deep-fried salmon with sour rose sauce – making diners feel almost guilty ordering houmous, dolma or börek, regardless of how delicious they are. Kalamar were coated in feather-light batter, though the squid was not perfectly tender or improved by its pasty bitter walnut sauce. Pırasalı, a vegetarian main course of lentils, chickpeas, leeks and tomato, was reminiscent of the bland store-cupboard stews you might knock up in a bedsit, even with its red couscous and yoghurt accompaniments. However, chicken sis and simple feta cheese salad were much more satisfying; we also liked the delicious dips, piquant olives and seeded breads. There’s an extensive array of fish and rice dishes, pasta and casseroles in addition to the expected grills, making Tas a good choice for parties of friends and colleagues – all will find something they’re happy to order, and staff are adept at dealing with groups.

Venue name: Tas
Contact:
Address: 22 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Transport: Tube: Holborn or Tottenham Court Road tube

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Tina

We visited Tas on Borough High Street last Friday on recommendation from our London Walks guide. The food was superb and the service excellent! One of the best meals we've had for a long time! Had Börek and Pacanga as a starter, Soganli Dana Kavurma and Kagit Kebap as a main and Chocolate Cake and Kaymakli Kestane as dessert. Huge menu, nice wines and a lovely atmosphere. There even was a guitar player playing in the background which was very pleasant - not too loud, you could still have a normal conversation. We will surely be back to try more off the menu and will definately recommend Tas to our friends.