tashas nelson mandela square

inspired by the african glamour

  •  starters

     salmon ceviche R132
       salmon / coriander / lemongrass / cucumber / tomato / red onion / parsley / chives / chilli / ponzu sauce / creamed avo / caviar / lime

     salmon pâté R98
    salmon pâté / caviar / gooseberry jam / grapes / fennel / chives / melba toast

     fried calamari & lime mayo R86
    calamari tubes & tentacles / lime mayo

     springbok tartare R124
      raw springbok / raw quail egg yolk / biltong masala / parsley / pickled waterblommetjies / chives / cherry tomato / red onion / melba toast

     truffle beef carpaccio R106
    mustard spiced raw beef / caper berries / parmesan / truffle mayo / lemon & olive oil dressing

     honeybush poached pear & biltong salad R120 
     honeybush & white wine poached pear / walnuts / biltong / gorgonzola cheese / baby spinach /mustard & balsamic vinaigrette

     burrata R140
      (subject to availability)
    burrata cheese / heirloom tomatoes / red wine vinaigrette / melba toast

     dakos salad R98
    dakos rusks / whipped feta / cucumber / green pepper / red onion / heirloom tomatoes / capers / olives / coriander / red wine vinaigrette


    sea bass fillet with fennel & leeks (for two) R480
    500g sea bass / fennel / garlic / onion / spring onion / olive oil / lemon

    grilled prawns
    for 6 x prawns
    R180 / for 12 x prawns R350
    / queen prawns / coriander lemon butter

    seafod platter R370
     queen prawns / mussels / sea bass / calamari / roasted fennel bulb / lemon butter

    flamingo prawn roll & chips R186
    prawns / caviar / avocado / cucumber / lettuce / chives / marie rose sauce / knotted bun / chips

    seafood pasta R250
    linguine pasta / mussels / prawns / langoustine / garlic / wine / tomato / napoletana

    peri-peri chicken R168
    900g spatchcock chicken / peri-peri sauce

    ostrich fillet R138
    180g ostrich fillet / biltong masala / chives / malay butternut purée

    pork fillet R135
    220g pork fillet / apple & pistachio pesto / cranberries / crispy bacon / sage / white wine sauce

    rib eye R192
    300g rib eye steak / crispy onions / tomato chips / horseradish cream / chives

    sliced picanha R195
    440g picanha steak / chimichurri sauce

    beef ribs 350g R120 / 700g R198
    beef ribs / apricot basting

    flamingo cheese burger & chips R120
       150g beef patty / emmentaler cheese / lettuce / red onion / gherkins / tomato / marie rose sauce / knotted bun / chips

    aubergine mille-feuille R102
      aubergine tempura / lentil salsa / avocado / whipped feta / lime / cumin / coriander

    creamy truffle pasta R180
      pantacce pasta / wild mushrooms / truffle / garlic / mustard / cream / parmesan



     fresh fennel salad R42
    fennel / micro herbs / lemon & olive oil dressing

    gem lettuce R38
    baby gem / micro herbs / lemon & olive oil dressing

     minted peas R28
    peas / mint / salted butter

     green beans R38
    green beans / almonds / capers / olive oil

     broccoli salad R54
    broccoli / tomato / red onion / chives / red wine vinaigrette

     wilted spinach R38
    baby spinach / salt / black pepper

    wild mushroom fricassée R68
    wild mushrooms / onion / garlic / olive oil / lemon

    grilled corn R32
    corn / coriander / lemon butter

     pap & sheba R32
    mielie pap / tomato & onion sauce

    grilled mash R50
    mash potato topped with parmesan

    chips R28

    rice R28



     madagascan peppercorn R35

     chimichurri R35

     monkey gland R35

     creamy truffle & wild mushroom R42



    malva pudding R68 
      malva / macerated apricots / vanilla ice cream / cardamom crème anglaise

    rose & rooibos crème brûlée R68
       baked custard / crisp caramel

    tropical flamingo R74
      pineapple granita / liquid marshmallow / coconut crumble / pineapple & chilli confit / cream

    lemon cheesecake R68
       “no bake” cheesecake / pistachio nuts / berry coulis

    doxa’s chocolate slice R78
       moist chocolate cake / milk chocolate sauce / caramelised hazelnuts / vanilla ice cream

    trio sorbet R58
      enquire about flavours

    trio ice cream R58
      enquire about flavours


    cocktail sandwiches

    chicken mayonnaise R36
    chicken / mayonnaise / gherkins

    egg mayonnaise R32
    egg / mayonnaise / parsley

    smoked salmon caviar R66
    smoked salmon / cottage cheese / caviar / capers / dill / lime

    pastrami R60
    pastrami / gherkins / horseradish cream

    olive tapenade & feta R32
    feta / olive tapenade / tomato / red onion / rocket / oregano

    ham & cheese R42
    gypsy ham / cheddar cheese / lettuce / mustard / mayonnaise

    red pepper & cheddar R38
    red pepper spread / tomato / cheddar cheese / coriander

    parma ham & bocconcini R66
    parma ham / tomato / bocconcini / rocket



    Flamingo Room Cocktail R78
       South African Gin / Swee Vermouth / Rasberry
      *Flamingos are knows as graceful and majestic creatures that stand on one leg. There is no need to stand on one leg to be graceful, but ordering this iconic drink will put you right up there.

    Negroni R78
       South African Gin / Caperitif / Sweet Vermouth / Campari
      *Invented by Count Camillo Negroni, after askine a bartender to make his Americano cocktail (not the coffee)  a bit stronger by adding gin instead of soda water. Orson Wells said it best: "The bitters are excellent for your liver. The gin is bad for you. They balance each other out."

    tashas Old Fashioned R78
       Bourbon / Bitters / Maple Syrup / Sesame / A touch of Smoke
      *First made at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky in 1880 it was made famous when served at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City in the same year. The classic cocktail has stood the test of time. We have added the tashas' touch to the classic."

    Palms & Sand R80 
       Dark Rum / Fresh Pineapple / Fresh Orange Juice / Coconut
      *Originally called The Painkiller, this drink hails from The Soggy Dollar bar in the British Virgin Islands. The bar's name comes from the fact that the sailors who attended this establishment always had to pay with their soggy money, as they were unable to keep it dry.

    Nectarine Side Car R72
       Nectarine Infused Brandy / Cointreau / Lemon
      *The Side Car is rumoured to have been invented at the end of World War I, by an American army captain who was known to have a motorcycle with one. The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims they created it. Either way we love it.

    Sherry Cobbler R76 
     Cherries / Port / Sherry
      *On his first tour of America, Charles Dickens declared this cocktail a refreshment "never to be thought of afterwards, in summer, by those who would preserve contented minds."

    King Cole Bloody Mary R78
     Vodka / Lemon / Mary Mix / Tomato Cocktail
    *In 1934, Fernand Petiot perfected the original Bloody Mary at the King Cole Bar at the St Regis Hotel in New York City, named for its famous gilded Parrish mural of the royal cutting cheese and being watched by smirking jesters.

    The Square Pimms Cup R76
       Gin / Lemon / Berry Tea Syrup / Elderflower / Ginger Ale
      *Invented by James Pimm in the 19th century, and originally marketed as a health tonic, this is the quintessential cocktail of Wimbledon, and now graces the menus of establishments all over the world.

    Mimosa with a Twist R94
       Vodka / Orange / Cointreau / Bubbles
      *This is a twist on the orginal Mimosa, invented in Paris at The Ritz in the 1920's as a brunch time drink. To add a bit more flavour and a lot more punch, we have added vodka and cointreau, to make what we hope will become a tashas’ classic cocktail.

    French 18 R78
       Gin / Rose / Chamomile / Lemon / Bubbles
      *This is our spin on the original French 75 created by ‘Harry himself’ at Harry's Bar in Paris. It was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun. The addition of rose and chamomile makes this a more delicate version.

    Orchards and Fields R78 
     Gold Rum / Fresh Pineapple / Fresh Apple / Raspberry / Absinthe
      *The fragrance of walking through an orange orchard and the freshness and freedom felt standing in an open field is nothing short of what you will experience whilst enjoying this tipple.

    Pineapples don't Grow on Trees R78 
     Tequila / Grapefruit / Vanilla / Sweet Smoke
      *Did you know that pineapples don't grow on trees, they actually sprout from the ground over a period of twenty months. This just shows that good things take time and come from unexpected places.

    Aperol Spritz R72
       Aperol / Soda / Bubbles
    *Aperol was originally designed as a health and diet drink in Italy in 1919. This aperitif cocktail has only recently made its way on to menus around the world. It awakens the tastebuds and refreshes the palate.

    fllamingo room’s first choice


    R1150 G.H.Mumm, NV Brut, Reims
    R1150 G.H. Mumm, NV Demi Sec, Reims
    R1450 G.H. Mumm, NV Rosé, Reims
    R1550 Perrier Jouët, Grand Brut NV, Epernay
    R1850 Perrier Jouët, Blason Rosé NV, Epernay
    R3490 Perrier Jouët, Belle Époque Brut, Epernay
    R5950 Perrier Jouët, Belle Époque Rosé, Epernay


    R28 Absolut Vodka Sweden
    Absolut Flavours
      R28 Vanilla
      R28 Raspberri
      R28 Citron
      R28 Kurant
      R50 Absolut Elyx Sweden  


    R28 Beefeater England
    R50 Beefeater 24 England

    standard scotch blends

    R30 Ballantine’s Finest Scotland  

    Premium Scotch Blends

    R38 Chivas Regal 12 Scotland
      R45 Ballantine’s 12 Scotland
      R56 Chivas Regal Extra Scotland
      R98 Chivas Regal 18 Scotland
      R490 Chivas Regal 25 Scotland

    Scottish Single Malt

    R56 The Glenlivet 12 Scotland
    R82 The Glenlivet 15 Scotland
    R110 The Glenlivet 18 Scotland
    R250 The Glenlivet 21 Scotland

    Specialist Single Malts

    R66 Aberlour 12 Scotland
    R120 Aberlour 16 Scotland
    R120 Strathisia 12 Scotland
    R98 Longmorn 16 Scotland

    Irish Single Pot Still

    R82 Redbreast 12 Ireland
    R98 Redbreast 15 Ireland
    R82 Yellow Spot 15 Ireland


    R46 Martell Caractère France
      R88 Martell V.S.O.P France
      R174 Martell Cordon Bleu France
      R260 Martell XO France  


    R28 Olmeca Blanco Mexico
    R28 Olmeca Reposado Mexico
    R30 Olmeca Edicion Black Mexico
    R34 Olmeca Altos Plata Mexico
    R48 Olmeca Altos Reposado Mexico



    R1100 Pol Roger, NV Brut, Epernay
      R7900 Armand de Brignac ‘Ace of Spades’, NV Brut,
      R7900 Louis Roederer, ‘Cristal’ Vintage, Reims
      R1300 Piper-Heidsieck, NV Rosé, Reims
      R1750 Laurent-Perrier, NV Rosé, Tours-sur-Marne
    R1200 Nicolas Feaillate’Demi Sec’, Espernay


    bubbles by glass

     R48 Steenberg, NV ‘Sparkling’ Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia
      R62 Graham Beck, NV Brut MCC, Robertson
      R56 Krone, Demi Sec ‘Night Nectar’ MCC, Tulbagh
      R56 Krone, Brut Rosé, Tulbagh
      R240 Nicolas Feaillate’Demi Sec’, Espernay
      R90 Zonin, NV ’Sparkling’ Prosecco’, 200ml dinky


    wine by glass

     R40 Darling Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Darling
      R57 Zevenwacht, Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch
      R77 Springfield 'Life from Stone' Sauvignon Blanc, Robertson
      R63 Warwick 'First Lady', Chardonnay, Stellenbosch
      R77 Jordan 'Unwooded', Chardonnay, Stellenbosch
      R60 Babylonstoren, Chenin Blanc, Paarl
      R48 Ashbourne, Sauvignon Blanc/ Chardonnay, Hermanus
     R60 Cederberg, Bukettraube, Citrusdal
      R73 Babylonstoren, Rose, Paarl
      R54 De Krans Moscato, Calitzdorp
      R65 Glenelly, Merlot, Stellenbosch
      R93 Eikendal Merlot, Stellenbosch
      R83 Fram, Shiraz, Franchhoek
      R57 Spier, Pinot Noir, Stellenbosch 
    R60 Newton Johnson 'Felicite', Pinot Noir, Hermanus
     R130 Spier Block 5, Stellenbosch
      R63 Warwick ‘First Lady’, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch
      R70 Rickety Bridge 'Foundation Stone', Franschhoek

    sparkling wine

    R255 Zonin, NV 'Sparkling' Prosecco, Italy
      R230 Steenberg, NV ‘Sparkling’ Sauvignon Blanc, Constantia
      R290 Graham Beck, NV Brut MCC, Robertson
      R395 Genevieve, Vintage Brut MCC, Paarl
      R280 Krone, Demi Sec ‘Night Nectar’ MCC, Tulbagh
      R880 Luc Delaire Rosé, Franse
    R880 Luc Delaire Luxe, Franse
    R280 Krone, Brut Rosé, Tulbagh
    R405 L’Ormarins, NV Brut Rosé, Franschhoek

    sauvignon blanc

     R120 Darling Cellars, Darling
      R170 Zevenwacht, Stellenbosch
      R230 Springfield ‘Life from Stone’, Robertson
      R240 Nitida, Durbanville
      R230 Creation, Hermanus
      R200 Neil Ellis ‘Groenekloof’, Stellenbosch
      R190 Southern Right, Hermanus
    R280 Dalla Cia, Stellenbosch


    R190 Warwick ‘First Lady’, Stellenbosch
      R230 Jordan ‘Unwooded’, Stellenbosch
      R290 Springfield ‘Wild Yeast’, Robertson
      R290 Glen Carlou, Paarl
      R490 Ataraxia, Hermanus
    R750 Hamilton Russell, Hermanus

    chenin blanc

    R180 Babylonstoren, Paarl
      R210 Mullineux & Leeu ‘Kloof Street’, Swartland
      R440 Jean Daneel, Napier
    R120 Leeuwenkuil, Swartland

    white blends

    R145 Ashbourne, Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay, Hermanus
      R200 AA Badenhorst ‘Papegaai’, Swartland
     R260 Groot Constantia Sauvignon Blanc Semillion, Constantia
    R600 Mullineux & Leeu, Swartland

    other white wine  

    R180 Cederberg, Bukettraube, Citrusdal
    R160 De Krans Moscato, Calitzdorp
      R280 Saronsberg, Viognier, Tulbagh
      R270 Paul Cluver ‘Close Encounter’, Riesling, Elgin



     R210 Babylonstoren, Paarl
      R230 Cavalli ‘Pink Pony’, Stellenbosch
    R290 Tamboerskloof ‘Katharine’, Stellenbosch

    Cabernet Sauvignon

     R240 Warwick First Lady, Stellenbosch
      R260 Rustenberg, Stellenbosch
      R430 Thelema, Stellenbosch
      R510 Le Riche, Stellenbosch
    R570 Rust en Vrede, Stellenbosch


     R200 Glenelly, Stellenbosch
      R350 Steenberg, Constantia
      R360 Lanzerac, Stellenbosch
      R350 Eagle's Nest, Constantia
      R580 Meerlust, Stellenbosch


     R125 Leeuwenkuil, Swartland
      R250 Fram, Franschhoek
      R220 DeMorgenzon ‘DMZ’, Stellenbosch
      R330 Rijks Touch of Oak, Tulbagh
    R500 Waterford ‘Kevin Arnold’, Stellenbosch


     R180 Vriesenhof ‘Paradyskloof’, Stellenbosch
      R270 Altydgedacht, Durbanville
      R270 Mooiplaas, Stellenbosch
      R300 Southern Right, Hermanus
    R760 Kanonkop, Stellenbosch

    pinot noir

     R180 Newton Johnson ‘Felicité’, Hermanus
      R270 First Sighting, Agulhas
      R370 De Grendel, Durbanville
      R560 Blackwater, Elgin
    R170 Spier, Stellenbosch
    R740 Hamilton Russell, Hermanus

    red blends

     R390 Spier Block 5, Stellenbosch
      R210 Rickety Bridge ‘Foundation Stone’, Franschhoek
    R270 Neil Ellis Cabernet Merlot, Stellenbosch
      R270 Le Riche ‘Richesse’, Stellenbosch
      R365 Warwick ‘Three Cape Ladies’, Stellenbosch
      R395 Ataraxia ‘Serenity’, Hermanus
      R415 Rustenburg ‘John X Merriman’, Stellenbosch
    ‘louis on the clock’


    cellar selection

    R430 Boekenhoutskloof ‘The Chocolate Block’, Western Cape
      R500 Idiom 'Cape Blend' , Stellenbosch
      R760 Meerlust ‘Rubicon’, Stellenbosch
      R850 Rupert & Rothschild ‘Baron Edmond’, Franschhoek
      R900 De Toren ‘Fusion V’, Stellenbosch
      R440 Dalla Cia Classico, Stellenbosch
      R1140 Kanonkop ‘Paul Sauer’, Stellenbosch

    dessert wine

    R280 Glen Carlou ‘The Welder’, Paarl
    R1030 Idiom 'Imperium White Gold', Stellenbosch
      R1090 Mullineux & Leeu ‘Straw Wine’, Swartland
      R1870 Klein Constantia ‘Vin De Constance’, Constantia

    international wine

    R280 Lady Lola, Pinot Grigio-Moscato, Italy
      R635 Domaine William Fèvre, Chablis, Burgundy, France
      R780 Alphonse Mellot, Pouilly Fumé Blanc, Loire, France
      R395 Triennes, Rosé, Provence, France
      R655 Caves d'Esclans Wispering Angel, Rosé, Provence, France
      R895 Domaine Juliette Avril, Châteauneuf du Pape, Rhône, France

    premium international wine

    R6800 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy
    R11000 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Vosne-Romanée, Premier Cru, Franc
    R21000 Chateau Mouton-Rothchild, Premier Cru Classe, Pauillac, France

    premium spirits


    R26 Bombay Sapphire England
      R30 Inverroche Amber South Africa
      R30 Inverroche Verdant South Africa
      R42 Hendricks Scotland
      R48 Botanist Islay
      R48 Tanqueray 10 Scotland
    R38 Whitley Neill, England
    R38 Whitley Neill Protea & Hibiscus


    R42 Belvedere Poland
      R42 Grey Goose France
    R30 JJ Whitley (gluten -free), England


    R38 Germana Brazil
      R46 Mount Gay Black Barrel Barbados
      R56 Ron Zacapa Guatemala
      R72 Mount Gay XO Barbados



    R76 Johnnie Walker Gold Scotland
      R98 Johnnie Walker Platinum Scotland
      R186 Johnnie Walker Blue Scotland
      R26 Bains South Africa
      R40 Pogues, Ireland
      R40 Jameson Select Reserve Ireland
      R40 Monkey Shoulder Scotland
      R68 Nikka From the Barrel Japan

     single malts  

    R54 Glenfiddich 12 Scotland
      R82 Glenfiddich 15 Scotland
      R126 Glenfiddich 18 Scotland
      R54 Glenmorangie Scotland
      R58 Laphroaig Islay
      R52 West Cork, Ireland
      R78 Bruichladdich Classic Laddie Islay
      R92 Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay
      R98 Lagavulin 16 Islay  


     R30 Jim Beam Kentucky
    R34 Bulleit Kentucky
    R44 Woodford Reserve Kentucky
    R48 Maker's Mark Kentucky
    R64 Blanton's Kentucky


    R26 Klipdrift Premium South Africa
    R24 KWV 5 South Africa
    R30 KWV 10 South Africa
    R42 Ladysmith South Africa


    46 Altos Reposado Mexico
    R36 Patron (coffee) Mexico
    R48 Don Julio Reposado Mexico


    R28 Brotto Grappa Ruta Italy
    R60 Wilderer Grappa Shiraz Reserve South Africa
    R60 Wilderer Grappa Signature Pinotage South Africa
    R62 Dalla Cia Cab Sav Merlot South Africa
    R114 Nonino Merlot Italy
    R110 Nonino Lo Chardonnay Italy
    R196 Nonino Gioiello Castagno Italy

      craft and international beers

     R48 Jack Black Lager South Africa
    R58 Erdinger Belguim
    R62 Striped Horse Pilsner South Africa
    R78 Vedett Blond Belguim
    R82 Duvel Belgium
    R84 Innis and Gunn Toasted Oak IPA Scotland
    R84 Innis and Gunn Rum Finish Scotland
    R84 Innis and Gunn Original Scotland
    R94 La Chouffe Belgium


    nelson mandela square

    Shop 22, Nelson Mandela Square
    Corner Maude and 5th street
    Sandton 2196

    phone: +27 11 883 0389
    email: nms@tashascafe.com

    monday - thursday: 7:00am - 10pm
    friday - saturday: 7:00am - 10:30pm
    sunday & public holidays: 7:00am - 9:30pm

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