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

Bar Meze
Ranked #9 of 335 Restaurants in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Nimatt's Bar Meze in St Albans serves the native cuisine of Cyprus - the historic meeting place of Europe and Asia. The dishes have Greek, Ottoman and Arabic influences resulting in a unique blend. The company motto "Eat, Drink, Share" pays reference to the Eastern Mediterranean way of eating, that is both healthy and fun. There are no set starters or main courses, and you can order a snack or a main meal simply by varying the number of dishes chosen. Our meat, fish and vegetables are bought direct from the relevant markets. The dips and the majority of the prepared food items are freshly made in our own preparation kitchen to exclusive Bar Meze recipes.
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“The worst service I've had in a long time”
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
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent neighbourhood restaurant”
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
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London
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“A little gem!”
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
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St.Albans, Hertfordshire
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198 reviews
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“A delightful night out”
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
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Hertford, Hertfordshire
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“Beaut!”
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
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