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Al Mezza

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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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bastion street, Athlone, Ireland
+353906498765
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5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My husband & I have been eating at Al Mezza since it opened in Athlone.It is our favourite place to eat by a proverbial mile.We never grow tired of the experience and we love introducing friends and family to the restaurant when they visit Athlone. The food is delicious....a wonderful menu with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
857mel
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I have been eating at Al Mezza since it opened in Athlone.It is our favourite place to eat by a proverbial mile.We never grow tired of the experience and we love introducing friends and family to the restaurant when they visit Athlone. The food is delicious....a wonderful menu with dishes to suit all tastes.We generally choose a... More 

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Thank 857mel
Athlone, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and myself have been going to Al Mezza for many years and have always enjoyed our meals and service. When friends visit, we bring them there also and they have always commented that they loved the place. Lokking forward to going back again soon. It is an excellent restaurant for any occasion. Highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Popeye849995
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

i was welcomed by a very lovely and friendly waiter called tarek, his service was excellent: fast, patient and precise and gave a lot of attention to my table. The food was great simply delicious, well presented, some dishes were even better than my mom's cooking. The ambiance was cosy, although i didn't like the music but it's definitely a... More 

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Thank Hanadi N
Athlone, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with 2 friends on a Friday night, my first time to sample it, I was impressed with excellent service we received, nothing was too much trouble, one friend was vegetarian and all her needs were catered for without any problem. The food was just amazing, everything was so fresh with lots of healthy options and the flavours were magnificent.... More 

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Thank Mayo2103
Mountshannon, Ireland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for a meal on a weeknight, it was quiet and the service was brisk and efficient, not especially friendly. We decided on a Baalbak mezze (55e for two, not including tips/drinks) I found the spicing on most of the dishes very bland. -Chicken wings on the meze plate were pedestrian and dry. (four small wing pieces, not whole... More 

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3 Thank logansbridge
Milad S, Owner at Al Mezza, responded to this review

Well, we're so sorry you didn't enjoy your meal, but we were very disappointed you never raised ANY of these issues with us while you were in the restaurant. We were so disappointed with this, we posted your review on our facebook page, and below are the responses we have recieved so far... Cáit Elle; Totally disagree!! On one occasion... More 

IRELAND
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really, really don't know where to start with this restaurant. It's beyond excellent! We visited early on Saturday evening and were met by a lovely waiter with a warm welcome. The interior is lovely and cosy and very clean. The menu is mouth watering, you really would want to sample everything on it. We chose hummus, fattoush salad and... More 

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Thank OSCAR11
Milad S, Owner at Al Mezza, responded to this review

Hi OSCAR11, thank you for such a warm and encouraging review. We always aim to make our customers happy and ensure they have a great time when they come here, and it's gratifying when we get such positive feedback. Thanks to everyone who reviews us on tripadvisor for all your compliments and praise, we hope to keep giving the high... More 

Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating here regularly for quite some time and they never disappoint. Wonderful options for vegetarians! I have to say I prefer Al Mezza to Beirut Express in Dublin which also is top notch. Try Lebanese coffee instead of the normal espresso, it's well worth it!

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Thank Annama2016
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I went for a family dinner ,it was excellent, the food and service was very nice ,lovely atmosphere and chef ayad was so nice with his lovely smile definitely we ll be back soon.

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Thank Fabio F
Athlone, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Don't be put off by the exterior or size of this restaurant on the westside of Athlone. It is cosy and the friendly staff make it a lovely experience. You might not be able to pronounce many of the dishes but any I have tried are really delicious. If you do not like spicey food like me, don't worry, as... More 

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Thank Anne M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous food and service, we will be back. Been to Lebanon and had to come to Al Mezza for real Lebanese food.

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Thank Damien G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: bastion street, Athlone, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353906498765

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?