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51a Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HP, England
01865791906
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good local Greek food

A lovely little Deli that make their own food and sell various Greek delicacies. Well worth a visit, if only for their home made hummus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
AandM2008
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oxford UK
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oxford UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A lovely little Deli that make their own food and sell various Greek delicacies. Well worth a visit, if only for their home made hummus.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went there for lunch and had the vegetarian lunch option and the cake. This is really solid stuff, and for less than ten pounds you could do a lot worse

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

As its name indicates (Meli means honey in Greek), they have authentic Greek honey. All my honey are bought from them. They are better quality than those from supermarkets and are with similar price, if it is better. Both the wife and the husband are good cook. I like the Greek pastry with pumpkin or spinach. The vegetable stews are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I live in Melbourne, Australia (the third biggest Greek city in the world!) so eat a lot of Greek food. Meli is simply the best... fresh and tasty, delicious well presented food presented with great service and atmosphere, sums it up. The spanakopita and moussaka are to die for and the Greek and Mediterranean salads fantastic. If you can fit... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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115 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Will have to try again as the other reviews are so good... My experiences were different, however. As a lover of Greek food Meli has intrigued me whenever I go past it in Cowley, but I find the owner quite cold and intimidating, not welcoming at all (so sometimes I have gone in and ended up not having anything). I... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Meli is a great find. The food is delicious and home-made and it is very reasonably priced. It is one our favourite places to have brunch in Oxford. You must try the breakfast and if there's room, a milky lakum.

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

We live in Cowley area. Visit Meli deli at least twice a week or more. Great place for coffee and food. Now they even got specialty teas. Excellent place to source for Greek produce such as olive oils, honeys and sweets. Quality food and service, excellent value. Highly recommended!

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011 via mobile

We go to Meli for coffee at least 3-4 times a week. They now roast their own special blend coffee, no longer using UE coffee which was above average but not as good as their current own blend. Useful place to go get great olives and various homemade dips whenever we have guests in the house. I love the fact... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Meli has a good selection of home-made traditional Mediterranean foods. The meat balls are very good and the vegetarian dishes is great value - huge portion for £4.00. The coffee is excellent - the best I have had in Oxford. They use beans from Ue Coffee Roasters and they make it well. A double espresso is only £1.45 and a... More 

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Bristol
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

There aren't that many good places in Oxford, so whenever I visit here I always go to Meli. The food is really good, the prices are great, and the young couple who run it are very friendly. They're also open conveniently late.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51a Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865791906
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?