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Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar

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Whiteley Road | The Piazza, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 684 1162
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 11
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great

Fantastic eating experience and excellent service. The Mediteranian eating experience is a welcome change to the classic a la carte menus we get every day. The waiters and runners were friendly and efficient even though the restaurant was rather busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Petrus B
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First time that we visited Mezepoli. In winter they obviously close the doors which makes the place extremely noisy inside and not good for business dinner. I found the wine list VERY expensive and the food was fair - nothing awesome. The waiter was never available. If you want Greek Tapas, there are better experiences.

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Refiloe-Musandiwa, Marketing Manager at Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Werner, We are disappointed to hear about your bad experience. We have passed on the feedback to Management as these are not the standards that we uphold. Unfortunately, during winter we have to keep the doors closed to keep the warmth in. We are aware of the noise issue and we are in the process of rectifying this. We... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fantastic eating experience and excellent service. The Mediteranian eating experience is a welcome change to the classic a la carte menus we get every day. The waiters and runners were friendly and efficient even though the restaurant was rather busy.

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Refiloe-Musandiwa, Marketing Manager at Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Petrus, Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed our Mediterranean experience. We will pass on the compliment to our waiters. See you soon. Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here with family. Service was mostly efficient except the waiter forgot to bring us green olives as we requested. Food was tasty and we enjoyed the entire experience.

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Refiloe-Musandiwa, Marketing Manager at Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Yolisa, Great to hear that you and your family had a great time, sorry about the green olives being forgotten. We look forward to seeing you and your family again. Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My compliments to the entire Meze team who ensured my daughter's private engagement lunch was a success! Having frequented this establishment on a number of occasions their attention to detail for 35 pax was outstanding - well done guys & see you again soon

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Brand K, Marketing Manager at Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Geoff We are glad that your daughter’s event was a success and we are happy to have hosted her and her friends. I will definitely pass on your compliments to the management and the staff. Looking forward to welcoming you and your daughter again. Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The food is great, the service is exceptional (waiters and management), and meze styled dining is always so much more sociable. It is on the more expensive side of dining in Johannesburg, but well worth it.

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Brand K, Marketing Manager at Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for paying us a visit again and for your excellent review. Our passion is to give our patrons a great experience and it is rewarding when our customers leave our restaurant with a smile. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Never quite understood the concept of sharing my food until I tried it at Mezepoli in Melrose Arch. Very warm and friendly welcome from all the attentive staff was matched by a light, fresh and fun eating experience. I tried a little of a lot and my favourite were the queen prawns.

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Brand K, Marketing Manager at Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your great review! So happy that you enjoyed sharing multiple dishes with friends and tried a 'little of a lot' :) The Mezepoli experience is all about Live Light, Live Mezepoli, glad you got to experience it. We'll pass on the compliments to the management and staff. Kind regards, Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We visited Mezepoli Melrose Arch mid week and it was very busy, always a good sign. We were not disappointed. This meze and wine bar has great food, a good vibe and attentive service. The wine list is extensive. We had an awesome time. To be recommended

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Johannesburg
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Mezepoli has a certain insouciance , it is not trying too hard to be fancy, aware of her prime spot on the Piazza at Melrose Arch , but still welcoming and a great ambience. The weather was warm so we sat outside , big table of ten and the service was slick and uninterrupted. We opted ( and so should... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just great food and service as the one in camps bay! I love the concept and hope to be back soon! The only minus thing is that in winter it's too noisy inside.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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315 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Mezepoli does not cease to impress us, from the friendly reception by Nathi or Benny, to the excellent service by guys like Thumi. The food is the best middle eastern food in Johannesburg, the Bifteki is always a winner, the pitta grissini is a great way to start, and the Halloumi salad and fried squid heads are always excellent. Best... More 

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Additional Information about Mezepoli Meze Wine and Bar

Address: Whiteley Road | The Piazza, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 684 1162
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Sushi, Spanish, Tapas

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Whiteley Road | The Piazza, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1162

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Sushi, Spanish, Tapas
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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