Tali

3.6
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87 Reviews
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$41 to $100
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Australian
Tali provides an à la carte dining experience that is second to none in the region, offering cuisine that is a blend of modern Australian fare with a hint of Asian flare. Open from 6am-10pm daily. Tali is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch and high tea on alternative weekends. Tali is also open during the morning and afternoon for drinks and light snacks. Children are also welcome to dine at Tali. Our special Kids menu combines healthier choices with a few treats!

With seating for up to 180 people, diners have the option of sitting inside or outside on a shaded deck. Two private rooms are perfect for parties, meetings or special occasions (approximate capacity of 10 and 20 each or there is a sliding door that can be opened to create a room of approx. 32.)
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3.6based on recent ratings
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3.6
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3.6
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J
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful evening so it was perfect. Inside seemed a bit too cold and noisy. Food was great but a bit pricey.

HD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was of a good standard, with the exception of the bread rolls.
Which where partially frozen. Not really a problem.

RB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent, food is always excellent, though I do miss the roasted garlic with the rack of lamb.

DB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people, service, food and atmosphere was fantastic. Would highly recommend

L
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

My meal ( trio of chicken) felt like a pub meal and not worth the money I payed. I was really disappointed and didn’t finish my meal. The oysters Kilpatrick were cold when we received them and it felt like we waited a while to get our meals. I left feeling ripped off for how much money I spent on the night.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were out for our anniversary and the wait staff brought us some champagne. What a lovely surprise.

SD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Every time we eat at Tali, we are seated at the table next to the kitchen and the exhaust fans. It is impossible to have a conversation at this table. For this visit I kindly asked the restaurant for us to be seated elsewhere. Initially, they were willing to investigate the possibility of moving us. Offering us a square 4 seater table for 5 guests. This was unsuitable. There was another unoccupied 5 seater table on the other side of the room and it took BEGGING from me for the staff to allow us to take this table instead of the one in front of the kitchen.

My friend ordered a coke twice, from two different staff during the meal that never arrived, so he went up to the bar to chase it up. It had apparently never been ordered. (In the end we paid for the extra coke he never received). We also had to ask for sparkling water twice.

Even on the other side of the restaurant, the exhaust fans are SO LOUD. It’s not a pleasant dining experience.

The food was good. Delivered in a timely fashion, and was hot, but hard to enjoy in that environment.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great price and good quality of food at the buffet... slight hiccup at the start when arriving and they hadn’t set up a table for my party of six but the staff were quick to rectify.

M
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Visited last 2 years and decided no more to visit. Same menu and very less portion also service was very poor. When I finished my main after received my soups. Supposed to receive my soups fast as a starter.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Not a pleasant experience, menu was expensive and limited, only one Veg option, no kids veg option, $40 for a bowl of soup that tasted muddy. Only thing we liked was the shoe string chips, had been looking forward to going there. Food was even worse than Juicy Rump. Outside was nice but cigarette smoke from balconies was blowing in.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely night. We enjoyed our meals and we also enjoyed the wine .

a
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

didn’t cook a steak the way we wanted it to be (medium rare) and came out as raw. too pricey. not worth the $98

JM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely great service excellent food nice setting good variety of food

M
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

As a business traveller, I visited Tali quite a few times before and my experience was good but this time I was a bit disappointed.
I made a reservation for 8:45pm and Food was very average. Also staff was trying to push us to wrap up fast as they were going to close for night.
My recommendation is stick to food what you are good at and either don’t accept late reservations or then give ample time to people to have their food and enjoy as long as they would like.
I couldn’t even order desserts so unfortunately my experience wasn’t great.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My husband and I tried this place after completing a 3 day camping tour of the red center. His duck breast was a really nice dish my rib eye was just okay at best. Service was friendly not very fast or helpful with recommendations

ST
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Tali is nice restaurant in Alice Springs and the food was of very good quality and quantity. The service was a little slow at first then picked up to rate as fair. Price was on par with the quality. Overall a good night.

RB
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rack of Lamb was fabulous. Better than I could have possibly imagined.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

I have to say the Rib Eye Fillet I had was a bit tough and over cooked. I asked for medium it was well done. Also the potatoes we were not cooked through and some were still hard.

I have eaten here a few times on trips to Alice Springs (although not for 12 months) and always found the food to be exceptional.

SC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We changed our seating to inside which wasn't an issue, immediately we were seated we had the menus and water brought to the table.
All of us had entrees and mains - the scallops definitely need something to zing up the sauce/juice - very bland and I'm not sure whether they were actual scallops or just ends off some other seafood - no little orange bits.
2 out of the 3 mains were astounding - massive serves and beautifully cooked, the 3rd was simply a piece of salmon and nothing much else, and very salty.
Service was good all evening.
I am fond of Tali, have never had a bad meal there so often take friends and will continue to do so

b
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Way to noisy - food was great and service was lovely.

R
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very long line to get in and we had made a booking but they had overbooked. Luckily they found us a table but it was 5 people sitting at a table for 4. Took forever to get our coffees and the food was cold. Good selection of food and coffee was great when we finally got it. The staff were working very hard but they just need more staff especially if they are going to overbook

LW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not sure what is happening to Lasseters in general, as it was overall a pretty poor experience (check in/cleanliness of accommodation/room service). The night we ate at Tali it was very quiet. Servers had a hard time picking up on cues, waited ages for someone to even take our initial drink order......ended up ordering drinks with main meal. Food took longer than expected considering how quiet the restaurant was. Served ourselves water and had to get our own spoons for the soup. There were plenty of staff, just not really watchful. I ordered my usual Butter Chicken (my usual favourite on the menu), but the recipe had changed and not as good as what it used to be. Dessert $16 advertised as roasted pineapple. Ended up with 3 thin sugary pineapple rounds from out of a tin (obviously from a tin, wasn't fresh) with a ball of icey vanilla ice cream and a couple of biscuit crumbs. Very disappointed :(

S
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Myself and my partner went to Tali for our anniversary. Initially, all went well. Order entrees and mains. Entrees came out within half an hour of us seating at the table. Then, mains. An hour went by, and 2 apologises from out server about our meals not arriving. On the third occasion she came out and asked if we had received them yet - we had not. They had forgotten our order. Another half an hour, and they delivered one main that was correct, and one that was completely incorrect. This was returned. Meaning my partner had to eat without me, despite it being an anniversary dinner. Another 15 minutes dragged on, and I receive the worst, dry piece of salmon I’ve ever been presented. I could barely eat it.
The server had offered us a complimentary beverage for our troubles. When we spoke with the gentleman at the register, he shrugged it all off, and then offered a 10% discount. We already get this, because we are members. He then stated there was nothing he could do. Poor form.
2 and a half hours for 2 courses of food is ridiculous.
Given we’re locals, you’d expect they’d want to keep our business. I’ll be telling everyone I know to avoid Tali restaurant.

S
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had dinner before in Tali and the food was great and all thats why we came back to try their lunch menu but it wasn't as great as we thought it would be. I ordered wagyu beef burger it's dry and crumbly. We recommend to eat here for their dinner menu.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hi
3 meals ordered
Lamb was excellent as was prawns
All meals nice
Only issue is that they all arrived one after another so first person finished by time last meal came

j
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service couldn't ask for better staff always asking if need another drink or if food was great anything they can assist with. Only down side was price for oysters little high and the cushions bit annoying but overall I'd be back again and even pay for the oysters again very nice

j
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ordered arguably the most expensive item (wagyu) and it was bone cold, and cut up for me like I’m a 3 year old child!

w
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Beef bourguignon was quite fatty and the sauce was pretty tasteless.... for the price it was disappointing

ZK
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The service was excellent. The food was over priced for the quality and amount. My wife's steak was poor quality and not tasty. I had the red snapper and it was very good but not worth the price.

CE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They had a new and apparently better menu, but I was disappointed. The dish tasted very nice but the idea of an entree sized main dish is not one I wish to repeat. Yes I did purchase additional vegetables. I live in Alice springs but will avoid Tali for my next evening meal out.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

My Chicken needed to cook a little longer as it was still pinkish and same with the pork belly

SB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a great meal but service was quite slow as they had computer problems will go back and try again !

OT
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All were great except for our Tom yum soup - tastes different and funny.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All great but probably can add soup dishes or noodle dishes perfect for this cold weather.

TG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The buffet breakfast was really nice. Great selection of food. It was extremely busy being mother day though. The egg man was a little swamped.
We did not receive coffees for over an hour. I had to beg for a coffee to be made and waiting at the machine till they did. I feel someone else enjoyed our coffees.
It was freezing outside even with the heaters on but it allowed our kids to play on the lawn and garden.
Had it not been for the lengthy coffee delay it would have been a near perfect experience

MM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Booked a table for 6
Got to restaurant and was offered a table at the very front , when we asked if we could sit further from the kitchen ( as it is quite loud ) was told there was no room ( even though we were the only ones in the restaurant). Waitress was not going to indulge us or try and help at all . We had to firmly insist . Finally got a table to one end away from kitchen and when we sat down there was food everywhere on the ground around the table , it was quite disgusting. No offer was made to clean it up . And it was still there when we left . Waitress didn’t even offer to take a drink order or offer us any water .
We ordered drinks and food which was the only good thing to happen on that day (we had to ask if we could order). Waitress ignored us for drinks again .
Overall the staff are very rude , have a low knowledge of English and quite frankly for a high end restaurant shouldn’t be working there .
Will not be returning in any hurry .

KH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal our waitress was great we were blown away with her when she took our order for everyone on our table without writing it down she repeated it and our meals came out perfect.
Good service

JD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely lunch at Tali to celebrate our 40th Wedding anniversary. All of my courses were perfect and the rib eye steak I had was probably the best I can remember eating. Absolutely stunning. My wife pork belly main was enjoyable but the crunch of the crackling wasn’t quite there. Great ambience and a very pleasant afternoon.

HD
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food we’re very good. As was the coffee

KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A number of our party find the noise from the kitchen fan spoils their dining experience. Staff were exceptionally accommodating, seated us in the private room and that was lovely. Thank you Tali.