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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Have been for lunches and dinners and have always been impressed and left feeling sated, special and fed! Waiters very professional and well-trained and friendly as can be! Always love the vibe, watching people in the piazza and enjoying the laid-back vibe and atmosphere - well done and please keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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English first
JHB
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Have been for lunches and dinners and have always been impressed and left feeling sated, special and fed! Waiters very professional and well-trained and friendly as can be! Always love the vibe, watching people in the piazza and enjoying the laid-back vibe and atmosphere - well done and please keep it up!

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

Dear Harry, Thank you for your kind words and a fantastic review. See you soon. Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Sandton, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I will not be back! I have never felt more ripped off... The zucchini is well worth photographing.. I often eat at upmarket restaurants but this place was actually ridiculous with their tiny portions..

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

Good day, Thank for the review and your feedback. We are a Meze (tapas) style restaurant and our dishes are made for sharing hence the portion sizes we serve. The idea is for you to have more than one dish and enjoy different flavours. It’s unfortunate that you felt ripped off.  Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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334 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Macedonian-inspired food at Mezepoli will blow you away if you like Greek/Lebanese food. The bifteki remains my favourite, and the chicken livers (hot) is excellent, as was the fried squid heads and halloumi salad we had today. Try the pita grissini and the best taramasalata in the world as well! Excellent wine list and reasonable prices. But the best... More 

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

Dear Gerhard, Thank you for reviewing us. We are happy you still consider us the best in Joburg, we appreciate the support. I will pass on the compliment to Bobby, Nathi, Tumi and the rest of the team. See you soon. Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

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92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice and tasty small dishes. Good for slow eating with friends tasty well prepared and good service. Prices are good. Seating inside is ok, outside is better.

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

Good day, Glad you had a good sharing experience with friends and enjoyed it. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Bolton, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Just called in for cocktails pre dinner, really friendly place to visit, definitely worth a visit if you are passing, good service and well priced

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

Good day, Glad you joined us for cocktail o'clock, next time pair them with some tapas and you won't regret it!  kind regards Refiloe Musandiwa Marketing Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 14 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 

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Restaurant Details

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 6 - 23
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?