- Telephone 0844 357 7777
- Bar open Mon–Sun noon–10pm
- Food served Mon–Sun 8am–10pm
- Average price £13 (lunch); £13 (evening meal)
- Website www.tribecacafe.com
This Southside offshoot of the popular American-themed restaurants dishes up reliable burgers, pancakes and milkshakes to a laid-back clientele.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Although the menu remains largely the same as its older West End sister restaurants, TriBeCa’s Southside customer-base reflects its suburban location, with families, older couples and lunching ladies occupying the majority of tables. Its weekend brunch sees queues forming out the door for their famed fluffy buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup, and on sunny days the handful of pavement tables are in high demand. The BYO (build your own) burger is a good choice – diners can assemble their burger from the bun up, adding toppings and sauces as they choose. It arrives on a wooden board and is accompanied by a steel container of crisp fat chips. A main of Southern-fried chicken with waffle, maple syrup and gravy is a less successful combination, with sweet and savoury flavours competing for prominence. Kids are well catered for with a selection of scaled-down versions of main menu dishes. Snow blizzards are thick, creamy shakes flavoured with the likes of oreo cookies, peanut butter candy or white chocolate and nutella and are substantial enough to stand in for dessert.
- High point: Designing your own burger
- Low point: Fried chicken with syrup
- Notable dish: Beef burger and fries
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: chart tunes, American classic rock, American songbook
- Capacity: 40 (12 outdoors)
- Largest group: 40
- Open since: March 2014
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 16
- House wine: £15 per bottle