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Thali, tapas and good times

Tucked away on Park Road in Gardens, you’ll find Thali – the neighbourhood’s latest (and word on the street says greatest) Indian restaurant. Even in a city full to the brim with places to eat and drink it can be hard to find a spot that offers something unique. Thali offers food lovers a platter of experiences: Indian tapas, beautiful décor and great service.

Dimo Papachristocoulou, owner of the existing favourite Long Street Café, and renowned chef Liam Tomlin have come together to bring Thali to life. The interior walls are splashed with bright colours and you’ll find the same kind of vibrancy in their food. The layout of the restaurant allows for intimate meals but can also accommodate larger dinner parties for those slightly rowdier celebrations.

Drawing from Indian culture and history, seen in the food and decor, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a street restaurant in the cities of Mumbai or New Delhi. Think: tandoori lamb, paneer, chickpea fritters, naan, bon bons, masala chai and gulab jamun. You will not be disappointed. Feel free to drink local wine but stretch yourself a little and take a bite of something exotic and exciting. In fact, we’d recommend listening to the chef when he suggests a certain dish paired with a particular bottle of vino.

If you have little ones in tow, Thali opens at 17h00 so you can have an early feast with the whole family and still get home for bedtime. The service is of the highest standard, and a great level of care is put into each dish. With exciting dishes expertly cooked and delivered with beautiful service, Thali suceeds in adding something unique to the Gardens dining scene.

Operating hours: Monday – Saturday: 17h00 – 21h30; Sunday, closed

Address: 3 Park Road, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 286 2110


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