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US$20 - US$50
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French, European, Grill
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
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Reviewed 17 April 2021

Dinner on a Saturday evening with friends. Four of us opt for the set 3-course dinner meal and one for a la carte. What we liked - an $88 Pinot Noir was good, the lobster bisque was tasty but 3 portions were small - more...on that later, everyone enjoyed their beef tenderloin, except me. The Madeira sauce was my personal highlight and we agreed the set menu chocolate dessert was good although orange segments lacked depth of flavour and sweetness. The let’s downs - 1) all four of us ordered the lobster bisque but the one portion that was ordered a la carte was what I’d expect portion wise. The 3 of us ordering the set meal were served smaller portions in an unattractive kid size bowl. This is a bad move it made me feel cheap and unappreciated for ordering the set meal. Our friend with the proper size portion was also embarrassed dining with two men who had very small bowls. 2) The free bread basket shown on the menu wasn’t provided until we asked for it, half-way through our baby soups. 3) For the 3 tenderloin orders, my friends both asked for medium and I ordered medium rare. My friend got my medium rare, they got a medium right but mine was well served as medium rare by the waiting staff but was actually well done. ... uugghh ! 4) The gratin potato serving with the steak was small and there were no other vegetables at all. 5) The ice-cream portion served with the (set meal) chocolate dessert was again very small, about the size of a kids marble. 6) The cheese platter was very poor value considering it was a $5 premium for the set meal third course - the 3 pieces of cheese were so small with my plate by far the worst that I doubt there’s even $1.50 worth of cheese on my plate. It was a big let down and we all got different slivers of cheese but not offered a choice or cut at the table. The cheese was overshadowed by much larger pieces of French toast to help cover the plate and about one eighth of one walnut on my plate as a garnish . My verdict - the food is tasty but don’t go for the set meal if you are hungry or mix and match with guests can be embarrassing all round. At $69 ++ for the set meal it’s not acceptable to serve such small portions for this price and it definitely feels like you are being served as a second rate diner. I did not appreciate this experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 27 March 2021

Made a restaurant week booking for lunch at Taratata. 3 courses with escargot or terrine for starters, sea bass or steak for mains, and a citron tart for dessert. The good: - The best part of the meal was the complimentary bread and butter -...honestly top notch - Great ambience - background chatter from the other diners, great music, and the rain outside was a nice touch to the atmosphere - Service is very efficient - Sea bass dish with ratatouille was tasty and well plated The could-be-better: - Steak was underwhelming - being cooked to a perfect medium rare could not save it from the stringiness of the cut - Citron tart was on the sweet side - would've been great if the set came with coffee/tea to complement the dessertMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 March 2021

Nice atmosphere and great dishes with friendly services by staff. The fragile Wifi access, almost impossible, at the table, makes us enjoy the dishes. Steak and white wine was my favourite.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 25 December 2020

Our family of 4 shared Christmas Eve at the brasserie — a fixed price meal ($95) for 4 courses. We arrived on time for an early 630 reservation. Surprised a bit by the ambience which was dark and a bit less lively than hoped. The...service was a bit off — one of us got a drink but no one else was asked what they’d like. Food was okay but not inspired. We poured our own wine as servers seemed a bit overwhelmed, despite the fact the place wasn’t really full. After our tasty desert was finished, we were told the next table was waiting outside. No question as to whether we wanted tea or coffee. Or anything else. Just done in 1:45. Must admit it left a bad taste in my mouth. For the price — and the season — I definitely would have expected more.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2020

We came with quite high expectations and had the executive set lunch. However, the food failed to impress. I topped up to get the rack of lamb and wanted it medium rare, but it came out close to well done. It is also too salty,...which is unfortunate because the cut of the meat was good. The other dishes in the set lunch - the steak and salmon was well presented but tasted average. The best dishes were the starters.The sourdough bread served gratis was good while the entrees - escargots and onion soup were delicious. The service was generally good but marred by a mix-up with one of the mains order which was rectified without fuss.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 17 December 2020

I chanced upon this place when I was looking for French food, and decided to give it a try. The first thing I really liked about the place was its atmosphere. The ambience made us feel relaxed. Just loved how they had done the whole...place. We tried their set lunch. The steak tartare was really good, and I enjoyed every bite of it. The escargots were also cooked to perfection. Besides the food, I really liked the staff who were very attentive to our needs. It is definitely worth checking out. The prices are a bit steep but very reasonable in terms of their portion and quality. Will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

Cosy restaurant with friendly staff. Food is great at reasonably priced menu. Easily accessible by public transport. Try the 3 course dinner menu. It's great!

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 17 November 2020

This cozy, yet not overwhelming restaurant has deeply impressed me for sure! Great selection of wine list to start off with. Pocket-friendly menu but not compromising in terms of quality. My choices: French onion soup, foie gras, steak & frites, last but not least choc...lava cake to end the night with. Good host & impeccable services rendered throughout. Highly recommend this place and give do yourself a favor and visit Taratata.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 16 November 2020 via mobile

Visited Taratata last weekend. The food is basic French. The ambience of the restaurant is good and you could almost mistake it for being in Paris! As stated the food is basic but tasty. Probably a bit overpriced for such a simple menu. $68++ per...person. The main area for improvement is service which was very amateur. And not too attentive. But overall the place is pretty good.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

We decided to try French food one weekend and stumbled upon the website. Thought we were rather fortunate to be able to secure a booking for a sat nite. Place was very very crowded and I didn’t think there was really any kind of social...distancing being practised. We were told that our table wasn’t ready and we could sit at another table and to be moved when the table is ready. So we started ordering our drinks and meals and then eventually had had to be moved to our table about 10mins or so later. What was striking about the place is the level of noise! It is a longish sort of dining room with hard wooden furniture and plain wall. There was just not enough furniture with soft fabric or cushions or something to absorb the deafening sound of music, people speaking at the top of their lungs amidst laughter, with the clanging on the cutlery against dishes. My husband and I could hardly hear ourselves that we gave up speaking and resorted to texting each other across the table. It was meant to be a romantic date night but no, it had turned to dinner by a busy market place. By the time the mains arrived, I had a splitting headache. It was as if someone held a pot and stood beside me drumming it like an Energizer rabbit. Can something be done about the noise? perhaps change the furniture or decor a bit so that the noise doesn’t bounce off the walls so easily. The food was basic French food and the standout dish was probably the duck confit. The others were foie gras, the French onion soup, salmon, ratatouille and cheese platter along with half a bottle of red. They were all ok. We did not stay for dessert unfortunately as although the noise had already lessened by then (with fewer patrons), we felt that we had had enough. Service was satisfactory although I noticed the waitress kept making mistakes with the food served to the table next to us. Overall, it’s a place to be if you want a simple French set meal with no fuss provided they can do something about the noise level.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4