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Al Mezza

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Lebanese
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
"Spices but not Spicey"

This is a short and sweet review. If you haven't eaten in Al Mezza then you simply haven't lived. My partner and I dined there last weekend and it was such a bombardment of super food and service that I cannot await for my next visit. The flavours that come through just cannot be compared. We had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Arthur1759
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Athlone, Ireland
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Athlone, Ireland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a short and sweet review. If you haven't eaten in Al Mezza then you simply haven't lived. My partner and I dined there last weekend and it was such a bombardment of super food and service that I cannot await for my next visit. The flavours that come through just cannot be compared. We had the leanest dinner... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, great food, nice atmosphere and finally superb dessert - not just usual cheese cake or ice cream offer, but real authentic Lebanese dessert. Proper coffee, not just something watery. Top scores!

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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is located in a small back street close the the great castle of Athlone. The menu is north african and the staff appear to come from the same area. The food was good but service was less than satisfactory as one man seemed to be doing everything.Was he doing the cooking as well? Will I go again? Probably... More 

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Milad S, Manager at Al Mezza, responded to this review

Well. Where do I begin? At least you were close with the location of the restaurant. I can assure you the menu is in fact, Lebanese, as is the owner and all but one of the chefs. I'm afraid you have been far too vague in your review and I am unable to pinpoint when you ate here. I can... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First night in Ireland, we opted for Al Mezza based upon recommendation of a couple locals in Sean's Pub. We were not disappointed. The ambiance was nice, the food delicious and the prices were excellent. Our host was funny and engaging. If I go back, I will definitely eat here again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We had never eaten lebanese food before. So glad that we decided to try it. Service was excellent (Neil). Food was fantastic and really tasty. Not overly expensive. Very good value for money.

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Athlone
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Wonderful fresh food, and a great selection, good value for money, love the atmosphere and staff are very helpful

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My husband is from Athlone but we live in California. On a recent trip back to visit his family, I noticed Al Mezza and knew we had to check it out. We were not disappointed. We decided to order apps as we were heading to a pub after & didn't want to be too full. We ordered: Tabouleh, Fatayer-bil-lahm, Kibeh,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Located on the west side of Athlone close to Sean's Bar (oldest bar in Ireland/the world). Very authentic Lebanese food. Nice staff and location. Good for large or small groups.

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Westmeath, Ireland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Nothing tasty about the food both my husband & I found our meal bland and tasteless. I ordered the chickpea falafel, it was dry and bland I had to ask for some sauce with it to try make it more edible. The Lebanese bread was cold and doughy and served in a dirty weaved basket, a real turn off. My... More 

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

Hi Sue, First, I would like to say how sorry we are you and your husband found your visit to Al Mezza so disappointing. I do remember you visiting, you were sat in the window table with your husband, who as I recall said very little. I thought I wouldn't reply to your review but after reading others you have... More 

Athlone, Ireland
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were at restaurant with friends, food was more than good, superb, very good service, flavour of meals is just amazing. We enjoy evening very much. Defenitly worth to come back.

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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
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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