tashas nelson mandela square

inspired by the african glamour

  • Our “Inspired By” menu for the tashas Flamingo Room celebrates African glamour.

    We encourage you to order a selection of dishes for your table to share. There is no better way to experience an abundance of flavours than together.

    The food is made on order and served when it is ready.

     starters

     salmon ceviche R142
       salmon / coriander / lemongrass / cucumber / tomato / red onion / parsley / chives / chilli / ponzu sauce / creamed avo / caviar / lime

     salmon pâté R106
    salmon pâté / caviar / gooseberry jam / grapes / fennel / chives / melba toast

     fried calamari & lime mayo R96
    calamari tubes & tentacles / lime mayo

    truffle beef carpaccio R116
    mustard spiced raw beef / caper berries / parmesan / truffle mayo / lemon & olive oil dressing

     burrata R148
      (subject to availability)
    burrata cheese / heirloom tomatoes / red wine vinaigrette / melba toast

    mains

    sea bass fillet with fennel & leeks (for two) R498
    500g sea bass / fennel / garlic / onion / spring onion / olive oil / lemon

    grilled prawns
    for 6 x prawns R190 / for 12 x prawns R380
    queen prawns / coriander lemon butter

    seafod platter R395
     queen prawns / mussels / sea bass / calamari / roasted fennel bulb / lemon butter

    seafood pasta R265
    linguine pasta / mussels / prawns / langoustine / garlic / wine / tomato / napoletana

    peri-peri chicken R184
    900g spatchcock chicken / peri-peri sauce

    ostrich fillet R150
    180g ostrich fillet / biltong masala / chives / malay butternut purée

    pork fillet R144
    220g pork fillet / apple & pistachio pesto / cranberries / crispy bacon / sage / white wine sauce

    rib eye R204
    300g rib eye steak / crispy onions / tomato chips / horseradish cream / chives

    t-bone steak R215
     500g t-bone steak / creamy truffle & wild mushroom sauce / homemade potato crisps

    beef ribs half 350g R135 / full 700g R230
    beef ribs / apricot basting

    flamingo cheese burger & chips R132
     150g beef patty / emmentaler cheese / lettuce / red onion / gherkins / tomato / marie rose sauce / knotted bun / chips

    aubergine mille-feuille R114
    aubergine tempura / lentil salsa / avocado / whipped feta / lime / cumin / coriander

    creamy truffle pasta R204
    pantacce pasta / wild mushrooms / truffle / garlic / mustard / cream / parmesan

     

    sides

    fresh fennel salad R48
    fennel / micro herbs / lemon & olive oil dressing

    gem lettuce R42
    baby gem / micro herbs / lemon & olive oil dressing

    minted peas R34
    peas / mint / salted butter

    green beans R42
    green beans / almonds / capers / olive oil

    broccoli salad R58
    broccoli / tomato / red onion / chives / red wine vinaigrette

    wilted spinach R42
    baby spinach / salt / black pepper

    grilled corn R36
    corn / coriander / lemon butter

    pap & sheba R36
    mielie pap / tomato & onion sauce

    grilled mash R58
    mash potato topped with parmesan

    chips R28

    rice R28

     

    sauces

    madagascan peppercorn R38

    creamy truffle & wild mushroom R42

     

    desserts

    malva pudding R76 
      malva / macerated apricots / vanilla ice cream / cardamom crème anglaise

    rose & rooibos crème brûlée R76
       baked custard / crisp caramel

    tropical flamingo R78
      pineapple granita / liquid marshmallow / coconut crumble / pineapple & chilli confit / cream

    lemon cheesecake R74
       “no bake” cheesecake / pistachio nuts / berry coulis

    doxa’s chocolate slice R82
       moist chocolate cake / milk chocolate sauce / caramelised hazelnuts / vanilla ice cream

    trio ice cream R66
      enquire about flavours

     

    Cocktails

    Flamingo Room Cocktail R84
       South African Gin / Sweet Vermouth / Rasberry
      *Flamingos are known 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 R84
       South African Gin / Caperitif / Sweet Vermouth / Campari
      *Invented by Count Camillo Negroni, after asking 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 R84
       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 cocktail has stood the test of time. We have added the tashas' touch to this classic."

    Palms & Sand R86 
       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 R78
       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 R82 
     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 R84
     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 R82
       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 R98
       Vodka / Orange / Cointreau / Bubbles
      *This is a twist on the original 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 R84
       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 R84 
     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 R84 
     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.

    fllamingo room’s first choice

    champagne

    R1100 G.H.Mumm, NV Brut, Reims
    R1200 G.H. Mumm, NV Demi Sec, Reims
    R1350 G.H. Mumm, NV Rosé, Reims
    R1200 Perrier Jouët, Grand Brut NV, Epernay
    R1450 Perrier Jouët, Blason Rosé NV, Epernay
    R3600 Perrier Jouët, Belle Époque Brut, Epernay
    R6550 Perrier Jouët, Belle Époque Rosé, Epernay

     vodka

    R32 Absolut Vodka Sweden
    Absolut Flavours
      R32 Vanilla
      R32 Raspberri
      R32 Citron
      R32 Kurant
      R55 Absolut Elyx Sweden  


    gin

    R30 Beefeater England
    R55 Beefeater 24 England


    Standard scotch blends

    R32 Ballantine’s Finest Scotland  


    Premium Scotch Blends

    R40 Chivas Regal 12 Scotland
      R48 Ballantine’s 12 Scotland
      R60 Chivas Regal Extra Scotland
      R100 Chivas Regal 18 Scotland
      R500 Chivas Regal 25 Scotland


    Scottish Single Malt

    R58 The Glenlivet 12 Scotland
    R84 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

     Cognac

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

    Tequila

    R32 Olmeca Blanco Mexico
    R32 Olmeca Reposado Mexico
    R34 Olmeca Edicion Black Mexico
    R36 Olmeca Altos Plata Mexico
    R50 Olmeca Altos Reposado Mexico

     

    champagne

    R1100 Pol Roger, NV Brut, Epernay
    R1000 Nicolas Feaillate’Demi Sec’, Espernay
      R7000 Armand de Brignac ‘Ace of Spades’, NV Brut,
      R6500 Louis Roederer, ‘Cristal’ Vintage, Reims
      R1200 Piper-Heidsieck, NV Rosé, Reims
      R1750 Laurent-Perrier, NV Rosé, Tours-sur-Marne

     

    Bubbles by Glass

     R55 Graham Beck, NV Brut MCC, Robertson
      R55 Krone, Demi Sec ‘Night Nectar’ MCC, Tulbagh
      R55 Krone, Brut Rosé, Tulbagh
    R120 Pierre Jourdan Brut 375ml Dinkie
    R90 Zonin, NV ’Sparkling’ Prosecco’, 200ml dinky

    wine

    Sparkling Wine
    R265 Zonin, NV ‘Sparkling’ Prosecco, Italy
    R300 Graham Beck, NV Brut MCC, Robertson
    R340 Genevieve, Vintage Brut MCC, Paarl
    glass R45 bottle R260 Krone, Demi Sec ‘Night Nectar’ MCC, Tulbagh
    glass R45 bottle R260 Krone, Brut Rosé, Tulbagh

    Sauvignon Blanc
    glass R40 bottle R120 Darling Cellars, Darling
    glass R90 bottle R270 Waterford Pecan Stream, Stellenbosch
    R120 Falsebay, Somerset West
    R270 Vergelegen, Somerset West
    R230 Paul Cluver, Elgin Valley
    R265 Shannon, Elgin Valley
    R240 Ataraxia, Hermanus

    Chardonnay
    glass R63 bottle R190 Warwick ‘First Lady’, Stellenbosch
    glass R110 bottle R320 De Wetshof, Robertson
    R305 La Motte, Franschhoek
    R385 Creation, Hermanus
    R250 Backsberg, Paarl

     

    Chenin Blanc
    glass R40 bottle R120 Ken Forrester Petit
    glass R83 bottle R250 De Morgenzen, DMZ, Stellenbosch
    R165 Painted Wolf, The Den, Paarl

    White Blends
    glass R50 bottle R150 Compagniesdrift, Stellenbosch
    Chardonnay/Pinot Noir
    glass R52 bottle R155 Beyerskloof, Stellenbosch
    Chenin Blanc/Pinotage
    R270 Painted Wolf-Peloton, Paarl
    Chenin Blanc / Viogner / Roussae / Grenache Blanc / Clairette Blanche
    R335 Waterkloof Circle of Life, Somerset West
    Sauvignon Blanc / Chenin / Chardonnay / Semillon

    Semi-Sweet White
    glass R50 bottle R150 Leopard’s Leap, Lookout, Franschhoek
    R250 Paul Cluver, Gewurztraminer, Elgin Valley

     

    Rosé
    glass R70 bottle R210 Waterford, Mary-Rose, Stellenbosch
    glass R43 bottle R130 Haute Cabrière, Pierre Jourdan Tranquille, Franschhoek
    R210 Groot Constantia Blanc De Noir, Constantia
    R120 False Bay, Whole Bunch Cinsault Mourvedere, Somerset West
    R145 Vrede en Lust, Jess, Franschhoek

    Cabernet Sauvignon
    glass R50 bottle R150 Stellenrust, Stellenbosch
    glass R92 bottle R275 La Motte, Franschhoek
    R200 Morgenster, Somerset West
    R300 Kleine Zalze, Stellenbosch
    R370 Van Loveren, Christina, Robertson
    R660 Waterford, Stellenbosch

    Merlot
    glass R60 bottle R180 Vrede en Lust, Franschhoek
    glass R117 bottle R350 Vergenoegd Löw, Stellenbosch
    R300 De Grendal, Panorama
    R390 Ernie Els, Stellenbosch
    R780 Shannon, Mount Bullet, Elgin

     

    Shiraz
    glass R70 bottle R210 Simonsig, Stellenbosch
    glass R150 bottle R450 Groot Constantia, Constantia
    R220 Delaire Graff, Stellenbosch
    R275 Vergelegen, Somerset West

    Pinotage
    glass R82 bottle R245 Kanonkop, Kadette, Stellenbosch
    glass R53 bottle R160 Painted Wolf-The Den, Paarl
    R460 Groot Constantia, Constantia

     

    Pinot Noir
    glass R145 bottle R430 Lothian, Elgin Valley
    glass R60 bottle R180 La Vierge, Seduction, Hermanus
    R480 Springfield Estate, Robertson

    Red Blends
    glass R120 bottle R360 Rupert and Rothschild Classique, Franschhoek Bordeaux Blend
    glass R60 bottle R180 Compagniesdrift, Stellenbosch
    Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
    R185 Neil Ellis, Aenigma, Stellenbosch
    Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Cinsaut
    R260 Vrede en Lust, Côtes de Savoye, Franschhoek
    Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier
    R270 Vergelegen, Mill Race, Somerset West
    Cabernet Sauvignon /Merlot

    R760 De Toren Z, Stellenbosch
    Bordeaux Blend
    R2600 Waterford 'The Jem' Stellenbosch
    Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot / Carbernet Franc / Mouvedre / Peitit Verdot / Barbera / Sangiovese
    R430 Boekenhoutskloof ‘The Chocolate Block’, Western Cape
    Syrah / Grenache Noir / Cabernet Sauvignon / Consault / Viognier
    R780 Meerlust ‘Rubicon’, Stellenbosch
    Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Petit Verdot

    premium spirits

     gin  

    R30 Bombay Sapphire England
      R35 Inverroche Amber South Africa
      R35 Inverroche Classic South Africa
      R40 Whitley Neill, England
    R40 Whitley Neill Protea & Hibiscus
    R50 Musgrave Pink South Africa
    R50 Malfy Con Limone Italy

     vodka  

    R30 JJ Whitley (gluten -free), England
    R45 Belvedere Poland
      R45 Grey Goose France

     whiskey  

    R80 Johnnie Walker Gold Scotland
      R100 Johnnie Walker Platinum Scotland
      R200 Johnnie Walker Blue Scotland
    R50 Pogues, Ireland
      R45 Jameson Select Reserve Ireland
    R70 Nikka From the Barrel Japan

     single malts  

    R55 West Cork Ireland
      R56 Glenfiddich 12 Scotland
      R84 Glenfiddich 15 Scotland
      R128 Glenfiddich 18 Scotland
      R56 Glenmorangie Scotland

      american

     R35 Jim Beam Kentucky
    R50 Maker's Mark Kentucky

      brandy

    R30 Klipdrift Premium South Africa
    R26 KWV 5 South Africa
    R35 KWV 10 South Africa

    tequila

    R40 Patron (coffee) Mexico
    R50 Don Julio Reposado Mexico

    grappa

    R35 Brotto Grappa Ruta Italy
    R60 Wilderer Grappa Shiraz Reserve South Africa
    R65 Dalla Cia Cab Sav Merlot South Africa

      craft and international beers

     R50 Jack Black Lager South Africa
    R60 Erdinger Belgium
    R65 Striped Horse Pilsner South Africa
    R84 Duvel 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

    Festive Season Trading Hours:

    24 december: closes at 3pm
    25 december: closed
    26 - 30 december: normal hours
    31 december: closes at 3pm
    1 january: closed

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