Tali

3.7
109 reviews
$41 to $100
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. 30.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 109 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.7
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I always enjoy the buffet breakfast at Tali. There is such a wide variety to choose from and the food is always abundant and freshly prepared. The service was better this time round and the effort made to improve the promptness of barista coffee orders was noted. The price was higher for adults this time round but kids were only $10 which is reasonable. The kids drinks are limited especially because the automatic coffee machine was broken so they had no options of a hot chocolate or hot milk, only cold drinks. Although English is a second language for many of the staff, they are still helpful and friendly. The fact that they try really hard to provide good customer service is evident.

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Nishikawa
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The waiter was very rude and unhelpful and the food was expensive and unpleasant. The desserts was even worse, dry and to top it all up they used canned apple instead of fresh apples on the apple tart. Overall just horrible experience.

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Bree
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was good but this was basically the only redeeming factor.

The service was terrible. Only one staff member at the service desk to both take payment for tables who were finishing, but also to greet arriving patrons. We waited nearly 20 minutes just to speak to someone so that we could be seated at a table we had already reserved. Our wine came out after our meals were served. We had to remind the staff about this.

We ordered dessert but this wasn't communicated efficiently/effectively and after waiting 40 minutes we decided to go and pay for our meals and cancel the order for dessert.

It was at this point that we were told it was less than a minute away. The kitchen had packed up during the time we were waiting, we know because we were able to see this from where we were seated.

The meals were definitely good quality, unfortunately the service really brought the whole experience down.

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AnnieP
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening, food fabulous.
Had a lovely time

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DebM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was good, but drink service was very poor....had to ask service attendants everytime we needed a drink order.....actually had our food order taken even before we received our first round of drinks...they were a long time coming....restaurant was not busy....

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SallyO
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and variety of nice food. I would recommend it to friends and family.

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HughD
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food and service was very good.
Only small gripe was a lack of social distancing.There was lots of space, didn't really need to sit right next to the other patrons.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Birthday dinner for a party of nine. Firstly, the food was very good. Five different starters and five different main meals all very good. The main issue was the beverage service. I ordered a martini and was told they were unable to make one. This is the flagship restaurant of a casino/resort. Limes were not available for drink garnish. Cognac and schnapps were not available even though they were on the beverage menu. Throw in two or three wrong drink orders and it was a very disappointing experience all around for an $800+ evening. I hate to even bring this up but the English skills of the wait staff was very poor as well. If it wasn’t for the quality of the food I wouldn’t recommend anybody eat at Tali. I won’t drop that amount of money there again.

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JennyW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The restaurant needs some music playing in the background and the chips with the Barramundi were almost cold.

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AnnieP
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Lovely evening, good food, slightly overly attentive staff

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent. Sat outside on verandah and very pleasant. Service was a bit amateurish.Wait staff didn't really know the menu and were adequate but they didn't try to engage in any way.

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CarolT
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice place and lovely service

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BrettR
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

Booking was easy and not a problem. I had the duck as entree and it was quite nice. Service was good and prompt. This may have been because there was only 10 people in the restaurant. The Salmon was a disappointment. The veg blended well but the Salmon was over cooked and dry and needed to be washed down with the veg or wine.

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TheresaM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and staff are attentive. Had an excellent experience.

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MattM
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food, well presented and delicious. Good service.

Music level was a bit loud, tables and chairs in need of repair or replacement.

Overall a good night out.

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Nothappymama
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Was not impressed with my experience at all. Made a booking for breakfast at 9.15am did not get our order taken for over half an hour, many staff there but looked like only 2 people taking orders and serving drinks, food come out dry and tasteless, had to return 2 plates. I really wanted to take my mum somewhere nice for breakfast before she left Alice Springs and as a chef herself she was highly disgusted with Tali in food and service.

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katieT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was great, the prices were great but the staff were so busy and couldn’t keep up, our drinks arrived after we had finished our meals - at the point we had gone looking for them.

Great spot, great food just understaffed on this occasion.

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SandiW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meal was very nice. Service was great. Staff attentive.

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JaredL
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It was a really lovely experience. The wait staff seemed to stretched a little too far when we arrived but that seemed to get better after 30 minutes. The wait staff were very professional, thoughtful and nice. The food really good in presentation, quality and taste and was good value. We were seated for two and I was not on a chair but on leather cushion. The padding was very worn and I was sinking in. We asked t be moved and the wait staff accommodated us to a similar seating arrangement. After sitting in that for an our it was sinking in too, it probably needs to be replaced.

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Juliet
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the service was fantastic and the atmosphere was peaceful and serene.

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ShontellD
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Everything was good. Just not excellent. We will fo again but not as good as we have hadmin the past. Hopefully post Covid will help.

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The cleanliness was extremely poor - there were chips from previous diners underneath the table next to us. There was food on the floor. The tablecloth had black marks on one corner. We inquired as to why there was not cutlery on the table - the explanation is in contrast to the same question from another restaurant attached to a hotel with similar rating and occupancy.. My pork loin was raw in the middle - that night and the following day I was very unwell with multiple trips to the bathroom.. It was the first time in nearly 5 months that I had attended Tali - nothing changed my mind about going back. The only redeeming feature was the quality of the service - that was excellent, especially when my wife to have her chips "extra crunchy." They weren't upon arrival but they were the after my asked to have them re-cooked.

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Jane
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 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.

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HughD
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 6 February 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.

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DebS
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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SD0870Local
1 review
Dined on 28 December 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.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on 25 December 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.

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Maha
1 review
Dined on 17 December 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 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.

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KayleneS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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ayehafawibe
1 review
Dined on 30 October 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

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely great service excellent food nice setting good variety of food

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Mike
1 review
Dined on 2 October 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 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

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ScottT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 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.

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RobertB
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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ScottC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 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.

FAQs

Tali is rated 3.7 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.