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Conveniently situated close to the Tate Modern and the Globe, Tas Pide offers a wide selection of Turkish dishes.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 12:00-23:30
Sun 12:00-22:30

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Tas Pide reviews

By Andrew M.

I highly recommend Tas Pide. The food is delicious and prepared with fresh ingredients, the service faultless.

Tas Pide has a lovely ambience to it too so I'll definitely be going back.

By Gill R.

Great little restaurant. If you like pizza but fancy a change from the pizza express literally round the corner (which if you go to make sure you sit upstairs by the window for a nice view of St Paul's as sun sets) then try Tas Pide - the pide (Turkish pizzas) are really nice. Service is a little slow. Tables/decor is nice/different although chairs are a little low (your coat will be dragging on the floor unless you give it in at the door). All in all a nice place for a Friday evening. Live music (although more like background music but a nice touch). Nice selection of food- typical Tas restaurant style but the pides are a nice change. Avoid the Turkish wine though...

By Osman O.

I am Turkish myself and for the last five years I’ve been trying to find a Turkish restaurant in London that actually serves Turkish food. So when I went to Tas Pide I was rather sceptical. I went to the restaurant for a Friday lunch with a friend of mine. First of all we were greeted by a very unfriendly head-waitress who wanted to make us sit next to the lavatory, of course I refused and opted for another table which wasn’t a problem since the place was half empty. She made a face and walked away – very unprofessional and rude. So that wasn’t a good start. The food was absolutely horrible – from start to the finish. We ordered couple of cold and hot starters (which were recommended by our waiter who knew I was Turkish) and for mains we had two pides (mince lamb and chop meaty ones), which were both bland and tasteless. We tried our best to finish what we got, but we just couldn’t, it was horrible. I was very disappointed, will never go to this place again. On the top of that they charged us 25 quid per head (without wine!) for this rubbish. If you want to have real Turkish food, then go to Turkey... that’s what I’d say.

By Serena C.

Tas Pide, named after its signature dish, doesn’t let the side down. The portions are enormous, the staff are top-notch, and you can easily get a three-course meal for under £20.

The Venue
High, wood-beamed ceilings, indoor climbing plants and crisp white table linen all add to the feeling of airy, rustic space. Although the main restaurant area isn’t huge, the tables are nicely spaced, and carved ceiling roses and windowsills full of flowers add to the sense that you’re in a medieval country kitchen. Tucked away on a quiet side street, Tas Pide is perfectly placed for a stroll to the Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge or just a nice walk along the Thames.

The Atmosphere
Tas has always been good at creating a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, and Tas Pide is no exception. The friendly, professional staff welcome you warmly, attend to you promptly at even the busiest times, and never try and rush you out. The live guitar player at one end of the restaurant hits just the right note, both literally and metaphorically. The music is tasteful without being intrusive, and unlike some other live music venues, you don’t have to fight to make yourself heard above the twang.

That said, the sheer popularity of Tas Pide means that at peak times, there is a fairly high level of ambient noise. It’s perfect for mixed groups, friends and celebratory parties - but the atmosphere is more energetic and friendly than intimate and romantic - so it might not be the best place for a quiet, secluded first date.

The Food
The choice, affordability and sheer volume of the food on offer is one of Tas Pide’s main draws. Most portions are huge and the quality of the cooking is consistently impressive. The dauntingly large menu also provides a good variety of dishes for vegetarians and the health-conscious. Just be aware that some starters are replicated - on a larger scale - as main meals. Lots of hot and cold starters are on offer for between £3 and £5. These include famous delicacies like rich humus, freshly-prepared dolma (stuffed vine leaves) and kalamari (fried squid) with sweet and sour rose sauce. Main courses range between £6 and £10, and are usually very filling. Pide itself is a traditional Anatolian dish, made of fluffy dough in the shape of a boat, and filled with one of several meat, fish or vegetable fillings with cheese.

Traditionalists might want to plump for the rich and juicy mousakka (lamb, aubergines, potatoes and cheese), while vegetarian options include the delicately flavoured patlican dolmasi (sundried aubergines stuffed with mint, leeks and herbs). If you can fit one in, the traditional desserts on offer are around £4, and include hugely rich baklava. If you’d prefer something slightly lighter, you could try sun-dried figs mixed with creamy milk, or perhaps some apricots with home-made almond and pistachio cream.

There are also plenty of set menu options for those on a tight budget. These include two courses for well under £10, and meze (a mix of ten small dishes) at just over £10 a head for two people or more. Diners are also presented with fresh bread, creamy aromatic dip and olives on arrival at their tables - just don’t spoil your appetite before the real food arrives!

The Drink
The international wine list, ranging from £12 to £36, has something to suit everyone’s budget and is good if not spectacular. There’s also a good range of hot and cold soft drinks on offer, including an eye-wateringly strong Turkish coffee and aromatic ihlamur (lime tree tea with honey).

The Last Word
Tas Pide is a welcoming, friendly place to eat and one of a handful of restaurants in London where you can still get a high-quality, filling evening meal for under £10. Its popularity is fully justified - just remember to book if you’re visiting at peak time. Your only real problem will be trying to fit in dessert after everything else!

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