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“The worst service I've had in a long time” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Meze

Bar Meze
8 Adelaide Street, St. Albans AL3 5BH, England
+44 1727 847799
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Ranked #19 of 237 Restaurants in St. Albans
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Bar Meze restaurant in leafy St Albans north of London offers a traditional welcome so warm that you���ll feel the Mediterranean sun beaming down on you. Nimatt���s serves only authentic Cypriot cuisine. Their motto is ���Eat, drink, share���, which reflects the informal style of dining of the Eastern Mediterranean. Instead of set starters or mains, you can order a mix of smaller dishes for yourself or to share with family and friends. Meat, fish and vegetables are sourced from local markets and almost everything on the menu is made on the premises using their own recipes. Bar Meze restaurant says that its menu reflects the history of Cyprus, an island at the crossroads of Greek and Arabic influences. As well as the typically popular dishes like falafel, deep-fried calamari, stuffed vine leaves, lamb souvlaki and grilled halloumi. Don���t miss the melinzanoslata ��� a delicious roasted aubergine and tomato dip.
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“The worst service I've had in a long time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We had a table of 4 last week
- stood by the door for some time awkwardly waiting for someone to acknowledge us
- they didn't take down my friend's starter order therefore hers didn't come until long after we finished ours
- don't get the meze if others on your table don't......they can't cope with the timings! Generally all of our food came out at different times so we were always waiting for someone else's food.
- our hot starter was out on someone else's table for a little while before they moved it to ours.....not impressed
- we had to ask where every course of our meze was before we got it as we were waiting so long between courses.
- there were loads of waiting staff who didn't know what each other was doing. Head waiter/maybe owner made terrible excuses for their shortcomings and generally made us feel uncomfortable.
- it all became quite funny in the end as we were seeing whether it could get worse!
- food was mediocre.....apart from the chips which were actually the nicest chips I've ever had.....shame I will never go to this restaurant to try them again!!

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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent neighbourhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We have been going to this restaurant for many years now, as a couple, for friends' celebrations and for our own (large) family occasions. It is welcoming and extremely child-friendly! We most recently went last weekend as a family group with several young children and were very well looked after and the huge mezze of about five courses was fresh and delicious. A special word for Foad - the owner - whose charm and attentiveness to his customers is second to none. For an informal lunch or dinner it is very good value.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

When visiting friends in St Albans they suggested we eat at this place - and what a suggestion it was! I have enjoyed some excellent mezes in my time - and this is up there with the best of them. And the friendly service made the evening!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St.Albans, Hertfordshire
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A delightful night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Modern restaurant with lively atmosphere. Rather noisy if looking for a romantic retreat but tasty food served by friendly and efficient staff. Started with peppers but they would have been much better if served hot. Followed it with kleftiko - wonderful flavour and enough food for family of four! Finished off with baklava and honey delicious. Genail host at ease with all his guests.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hertford, Hertfordshire
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“Beaut!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

OMG what a find. Found this on Google and I'm so happyI did! Beaut! Fab value for money! Lamb cutlets amaze! Lovely chips, lovely lovely hot pitta! Can't wait to return and the staff are lovely! Parking is really near by. Recommend recommend recommend!!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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