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“Great food and good service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Mezze

Red Mezze
36 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE14PG, England
+44 191 261 9646
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Price range: $11 - $31
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish, Halal
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: MODERN TURKISH RESTAURANT SERVING HALAL COLD AND HOT MEZZES, BBQ DISHES, MEAT, FISH AND VEGETARIAN DISHES, TURKISH DESSERTS, TEA AND COFFEES.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and good service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Lovely food we enjoyed hot and cold mezze seafood guvec and mixed grill lovely bottle of Shiraz . Superb staff and service despite being full. Recommend going but book as always busy

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Amazing food however....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

When we rang to book this restaurant for a Saturday night we were told there were only 2 sittings 7pm and 9pm we choose the 7pm although it was a little too early for us would have preferred to book for around 8pm given the choice. As we sat for our meal there were people came in on the off chance and were told they could wait at the bar for a table so was a little annoyed we weren't given that flexibility. It was one of the rare hot summer nights we had so found the restaurant a little too warm we were offered a table near the door which was gratefully accepted.
The menu and food cannot be faulted, it was delicious. The service through out the meal was very good however when paying the bill we waited and waited for our change to be returned only to realize it wasn't going to be, (would have left a good tip anyway) feeling too embarrassed to ask for it as the restaurant was packed we ended up leaving a rather large forced tip!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome food and outstanding service. Banter and smiles!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

Every time we eat here, we are impressed with the selection of food, the tastiest dishes and great service. A place to visit again and again. Such great value too.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I love this place. The food is pretty authentic at a reasonable price. They also serve Turkish wine which I found to be very nice and similar to light Italian wines in style. The service is a bit laid back or perhaps I should say 'Mediterranean' but that's not put me off returning.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Fab food but let down by poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We visited this restaurant for a Saturday afternoon lunch following a recommendation. Ordered from the specials menu which was great value at £7.95 for 2 cold starters and a main course.

Nice intimate dining area that was nicely decorated and the menu had a good selection. Unfortunately the waiter got my order wrong and instead of saksuka and hummus I ended up with saksuka and vine leaves as a starter. Not wanting to make a fuss I just ate it rather than ask to swap and it was actually very nice. I had mousakka for my main course and it was gorgeous. As far as the food went we had no real complaints - really delicious and good portion sizes for the price.

However, we probably won't go back because the service was such a let down. As we were escorted to the table the menu's were thrown in front of us and there was nothing at all pleasant about the waiter and the way he served us. We were seated by the window which had a few dead flies on the windowsill so it looked as though it hadn't been cleaned in a while. During the meal a lady came into the dining area and started sweeping the floor around us - you don't want to see other peoples slop being cleaned up while you're eating!

Food lovely, service not so good which is a real shame.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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