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Tali, Alice Springs, AU-NT

Tali

3.7
3.7
147 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.)

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (08) 8950 7733

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Alice Springs

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tiggy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the outside space

  2. MD

    MothersDayDinner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5

    Excellent food, horrible service! I suspect our wait staff was new and our waitress blamed the cook for losing our order but she never came to check on us so I think the real story was the wait staff. The food, however, was awesome.

  3. U

    Unhappy2794

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    One waiter was good but the rest had no idea. Food was ok but over priced for the experience. Chairs are all pitted and the venue needs a good revamp. It was hard to get a waiters attention, my beer and water were empty half way through the meal with no one coming to the table for service. The waitress put the mains down but didn’t clear away the entree dishes. And didn’t even know what she was putting down. We had 2 dishes that had chicken in them and she just put them on the table saying “chicken chicken” . Never got offered a look at the desert meal. Had to flag down a waitress to ask for coffees Waited over 30 minutes and did not receive these. Or have the table cleaned. I understand short staffed and covid. But this was the worst service. After waiting to pay and struggling to get them to take the coffees off the bill, the only good waiter offered a 10% discount which was nice. This is meant to be one of the more “classy” places to eat in Alice. I would not recommend

  4. SB

    StuartB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Tali is a lovely restaurant with options of outside dining interior and some "private" areas. Unfortunately we were allocated one of the private areas which was next to the open kitchen and that competed with the music. Service was a little slow and being "tucked away' Required a bit of extra effort to get service - But most places are understaffed at the moment - Food was nicely presented and some good tastes - The group loved the idea of the private red room - apart from excess noise

  5. CM

    CourtneyM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The pork was dry, the prawn avocado was tasteless and the scallops were rubbery. The lamb rack was delicious though- full of flavour and cooked med rare perfectly.

  6. Y

    Yvette

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    We were seated with a glass of water & the dinner menu, however after 15 minutes we had to request the drinks menu, then waited another 10 minutes before our order was taken. Once orders were received, our drinks & meal were delivered quickly. The food was tasty, although extremely small serves for the price you pay. The staff were friendly, too. Upon paying, we were charged a 10% service fee ($12) + 1.5% to use our credit card or eftpos. When I asked about the service fee, the explanation provided was "It's the weekend" (Ironic really, when most people would dine out on the weekend). This was our first time dining at Tali. We had heard mixed reviews so were reluctant to visit. Glad we tried it, but I'm pretty sure we won't be going back anytime soon. Very disappointing!

  7. LH

    LesleyH

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Lack of staffing specially the chef or cook, and for the buffet needs to wait for couple of minutes before filling up the meals.

  8. J

    Jess

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food is really nice but SO small for the small fortune you pay for it 😅

  9. H

    3Hills

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    One is never sure just how much we need to blame "Covid" so the fact that we had to wait an hour for our meal may well be due to understaffing. However, if you don't have the staff, don't take the bookings? Our meals were nice but not brilliant. The duck especially good. A beautiful juz on the kangaroo. I guess it depends on your ideas of "fine dining"/ambiance etc. Pretty hard to achieve with an open kitchen, three chefs banging plates, pots and pans and a very fierce and noisy extractor fan. 4 of our wine choices were not available (understanding) but update your list!

  10. W

    Wood

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great night out in an awesome place to dine!

  11. GC

    GregC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The vegetable's, were more salad based LOTS of cabbage, however the lamb was outstanding so the balance was ok.

  12. B

    Bern

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Food was good, some issues with quantities available. Kitchen seemed unable to anticipate how much required which left customers waiting. Cutlery not available at serving station had to find staff member for cereal spoon. Only communal condiments which seems unusual during a pandemic

  13. F

    Flametrees

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The staff were very friendly and pleasant. Our trio started with a cider, pinot grigio and a Shiraz. The meals arrived promptly - one barramundi dish, one (mild) laksa noodle soup & one kangaroo fillet with a side of chips. Each dish was well presented and greatly enjoyed. We couldn't resist finishing the meal with a creme brulee from the desert menu which was smooth, silky and delicious along with a lovely coffee. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the meal and the service was. Well done, Tali staff!

  14. RM

    RebeccaM

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    My husband and I went to Tali for our wedding anniversary and thought we would treat ourselves by ordering two serves of the wagyu beef at $52 a pop. I ordered mine to be cooked medium and my husband's medium-rare. When it was brought out it was not wagyu beef and when we started eating, it was tough and chewy like a cheap steak. Very disappointed. To be honest we can cook a better steak on our BBQ at home.

  15. VP

    VanessaP

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attention to detail refreshing ,tasty food yummy

  16. HD

    HughD

    Northern Territory

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The dinning experience was good. Service likewise. My meal was enjoyable, my guests meal was less so.(lacking in warmth) Would happily go again.

  17. M

    Maha

    Northern Territory

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    I made a request to arrange small cake because of my wife’s birthday. I also offered cost of the cake but no arrangement, no explanation. Very surprised about the awful service.

  18. T

    Tilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect Friday night dinner. Best steak in town!!

  19. RP

    RossP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Was a little bit noisey.

  20. R

    Raden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, probably the best I’ve had in a long time.

  21. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Duck was under cooked, very rare to blue nearly, I eat duck very often at restaurants back in Cronulla and this duck dish was the worse I’ve ever had, presented well and had flavour. Drinks waitress was preoccupied with room service orders so drinks service was very poor, I wanted some red wine with my duck but had to wait for her to do a room service order/delivery, by the time I got my glass of red, I’d nearly finished my meal, oh well, maybe another night would be better than on a Sunday, won’t be coming back though.

  22. M

    Mcboss

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Disappointing. I'd hoped that it would have improved since I was last there for breakfast. It hasn't. Even fewer food options, and the price has gone up again. This used to have the best breakfast of almost any place I'd been to and would be packed every weekend. Not a single barista coffee included anymore (yet the barista staff stand there with not much to do). Now it's just a sad reminder of cost cutting, and it's clear locals aren't coming anymore. Service is very slow too, but that can be forgiven as very few places in Alice have enough staff.

  23. W

    Wood

    Northern Territory

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    outstanding service complimented by an amazing meal.

  24. BW

    BobW

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Tali has out did themselves as the meal was cooked perfectly. We even had to compliment the chef on the food. It has been awhile since my visit and this was a good improvement. Thank you for making the night very enjoyable.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Arrived to this restaurant and kept waiting at the counter for five minutes with no one acknowledging our presence. Met with a gentleman who had four interaction with us couldn’t smile and very unwelcoming. Then taken to a table which sat adjacent to the smoking area of the casino and all We could hear was rowdy noise, swearing, abusive behaviour And the stench of cigarette smoke even though the place was pretty empty. No one should ever be placed in that seating position and lots of other options were available as the restaurant was quiet. We requested a move to a quieter position in the restaurant And we’re met with snarly face and a disinterested waiter with zero interaction skills. At this point we requested sparkly water which we received promptly and when our waiter returned we asked for a drinks menu and enquired about cocktails to which the waiter had no idea. He grabbed the menu off the table adjacent Took our food order which she really didn’t know anything about the menu and left advising us that he would return to take our order promptly. 10 minutes later our waiter had not returned to take our drinks order, at this stage it was 9 pm and we were completely over it. We paid out bill and advised what the issues were and we were met with cold face stare and No apologies. In this environment where the tourist dollar means everything Service has to be a priority. Pick up your game as you are possible losing thousands in customers dollars

  26. DW

    DamianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault, food was the best we have tasted in the NT and staff were so attentive.

  27. KH

    KlemH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Very small portions….left the restaurant still feeling hungry This morning only one coffee was available, coffee machine broken, no tea, no percolated coffee available….not happy about that

  28. A

    Abby

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Food was lacking flavour and over priced for the quality. Service was lovely, friendly and made the experience far better.

  29. LH

    LesleyH

    Northern Territory

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great and many choices.

  30. FS

    FionaS

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Enjoyed dinner here overall, a little short staffed but that is expected everywhere at moment. We shared the Chateaubriand and it was really delicious and cooked perfectly. Dessert of Caramelised tart underwhelming - pale pastry, stewed apple, and no hint of caramelisation. Wine list ok, reasonably priced, but need more Red Wine choices - dominated by Shiraz. Would still recommend.

  31. A

    Avibrams

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Our meal was delightful and the staff was incredibly nice. My only issue with dining at Tali is getting water. The waitstaff seems to forget to check on water.

  32. D

    David

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The post several years we have been attending Tali's restaurant the food has not disappointed but I feel that the menu need to be changed every now and then as the meals are not reflecting the price, having to repeat yourself when ordering drinks and food (staff need a better understanding of what the customer wants)

  33. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Service staff need to be better trained in fine dining. Food was ok but not a level I’d expect from Tali.

  34. MS

    MeganS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Most overrated place in the NT especially for the price. Service was poor and food was very standard. $42 for a piece of Barra, the dish was lacking flavour.

  35. FL

    FranL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The food was good but only warm not hot. The coffees were warm and not hot.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2021

    overall1food5service1ambience3

    The food, even though cold when it arrived at the table was nice. The service was dismal. We sat for 35 minutes before anyone provided menus or took our drink order, then another 25 minutes to get our drinks which were incorrect. Once our meals came to the table, we never saw our server again.

  37. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience2

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  38. HD

    HughD

    Northern Territory

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Service was good, as well as the meal. I particularly enjoyed the desert (affogato)

  39. AP

    AllisonP

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    4.0

    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.

  40. N

    Nishikawa

    Northern Territory

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Tali is rated 3.7 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Tali

93 Barrett Drive Alice Springs, AU-NT 0870

Additional information

  • Area

    Alice Springs

  • Hours of Operation

    Sat, Sun 6:30 am–11:00 am Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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