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51A Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HP, England
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I loved the food here. It is tasty but also healthy and reasonably priced. I had rice aubergines, moussaka, feta pastry. Everything was also gluten free...I could not believe how good it was. I can not wait to go back and try more.

Thank lauritaox82
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Finally some proper food here in UK....enough with the fish & chips and all the fried, oily , meaty stuff covered in heavy sauces.... Clean tastes, good materials, nice recipes and fairly priced! Lovely tastes of Greece. Only "complaint", add some slices of bread in the deliveroo app. You can't have taramosalata or feta stuffed red pepers in oil and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We're regular visitors and felt it was time to acknowledge the quality of this lovely cafe and deli. The food is home made and is so tasty and authentic. Try the sweet potato and feta pie and just about any of the cakes - the sugar free muffins and quinoa cookies are wholesome and tasty. The coffee is good and... More 

Thank M0nB1
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Studying for grad degree in Oxford and live down in Cowley. I've been to Meli a handful of times and decided that I had to give recognition where it's due. Their soups are just so humble, hearty, and delicious. Pop in and out quick and get a cheap cup of some of the best soup I've ever had.

Thank grusk1991
oxford UK
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A lovely little Deli that make their own food and sell various Greek delicacies. Well worth a visit, if only for their home made hummus.

Thank AandM2008
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Went there for lunch and had the vegetarian lunch option and the cake. This is really solid stuff, and for less than ten pounds you could do a lot worse

Thank dragonfire0815
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

As its name indicates (Meli means honey in Greek), they have authentic Greek honey. All my honey are bought from them. They are better quality than those from supermarkets and are with similar price, if it is better. Both the wife and the husband are good cook. I like the Greek pastry with pumpkin or spinach. The vegetable stews are... More 

Thank holiday0202
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I live in Melbourne, Australia (the third biggest Greek city in the world!) so eat a lot of Greek food. Meli is simply the best... fresh and tasty, delicious well presented food presented with great service and atmosphere, sums it up. The spanakopita and moussaka are to die for and the Greek and Mediterranean salads fantastic. If you can fit... More 

Thank Richard C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Will have to try again as the other reviews are so good... My experiences were different, however. As a lover of Greek food Meli has intrigued me whenever I go past it in Cowley, but I find the owner quite cold and intimidating, not welcoming at all (so sometimes I have gone in and ended up not having anything). I... More 

Thank Irene L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Meli is a great find. The food is delicious and home-made and it is very reasonably priced. It is one our favourite places to have brunch in Oxford. You must try the breakfast and if there's room, a milky lakum.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51A Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: 01865791906

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?