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“A real find for a lovely food and a great night”
Review of Meze restaurant

Meze restaurant
Ranked #50 of 411 Restaurants in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $33
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Meze restaurant eastbourne open since 2004 and family run restaurant open kitchen food serve freshly by chef opposite customers friendly and always welcome thank you
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A real find for a lovely food and a great night”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Went with my partner and parents to this lovely restaurant. The Meze speacial at £19.50 was great value - you pick a starter each and then get a mixed platter to share for the main which includes plenty of chicken, lamb, wings, ribs along with lots of their fresh flat bread (sorry dont know its real name) and very good salad along with a large vegetable skewer and a rice base. The wine is well priced, we went for the Turkish house red (£15) which was very drinkable and worked well with the food. Everything is beautfiully cooked right in front of you on the grill in the main restaurant and the staff are friendly and helpful. It was quite noisy, however it is such a good atmosphere that it was just everyone having a good time so not a problem. The whole meal came to £125 for the 4 of us including the special mentioned, 2 bottles of wine and quite a few bottles of beer and a couple of Turkish coffees (if you havent had these before then this is a good place to try it - if you ask for it sweet it is a cross between coffee and a chocolate and finishes the meal perfectly - just don't try and drink the thick dregs at the bottom of the cup!). Quality this good for £30 a head including drinks works for us. You do need to book, the place was packed on a saturday night. Would definately recommend although next time will ask not to be quite so close to the grill or the unit they keep the extra glasses and cutlery on - the staff were lovely about it and tried to be as unobtrusive as possible so it didnt matter too much in the end, was just a bit offputting when we first sat down. Will revisit soon.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gail u
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant Meal”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere, food absolutely lovely and freshly prepared by the chef in full view. We had the Meze Special at £19.95 per person which was very good value considering the delicious array of food. Our main course was a selection of chicken (cubed and wings), lamb (spiced, ribs, chops and cubed) and vegetables all grilled to perfection over charcoal. The best Meze we have tasted and we've had many over the years.

Thank CoastersUK
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362 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Continued first class dining experience”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here regularly over the years and the quality is always there. It must also be the best value in Eastbourne. Packed out when we visited on a Friday night when many other restaurants almost empty. Says it all.

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Thank davidwnorth
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UK - kent
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Excellent friendly restaurant in Eastbourne - Turkish”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Saturday 23rd February.

I booked this restaurant as having a weekend in Eastbourne and tripadvisor had good reviews, booked table for two in the week.

When we arrived in the evening it did not have a fantastic kerb appeal, did wonder hmmmm... oh well it is booked so got to go...

We had a warm welcome and sat down table for two, this was around 7:30pm and the restuarant is small and was about a third full. Not the best of signs on a Saturday evening.....

We ordered drinks, reviewed the menu.

Then within the space of ten minutes two couples had come in and asked for a table, only to be turned away. Fully booked!

By 8:30 all tables taken.. so do book for a Saturday.

I will bullet point the main notes:

The chef is in the room sitting/standing by a real bbq, he then cooks to order fresh food and you can see it all being prepared. The smell of the hot coals, the heat, was great.

I had the meze special which included a starter and the mains a selection of kebabs, was lovely!

Complimentary turkish puffed up bread and dips, very good.

If you order a specific dish you do get a larger kebab/shish... I really enjoyed the special but next time will order probably the shish...the meat literally melt in your mouth...

At the back are two round tables which can fit between 4-6 people I expect, they looked really good so if a group reserver one of these. If a large group and can have both would be good fun.

The bill was very reasonable and the service was informal, maybe laid back but works for me.

Had a lovely meal and would go back again.

Do remember it does not look all the frills, it is the food that counts.

Hope if you go you have the same experience.


  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank jotoole2
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really tasty”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have eaten here several times now and it has been consistently great. The staff are lovely and it it's really reasonably priced. Four of us ate the other week, two starters, wine, two coffees and four main courses for about £70. Lots to choose from, I love the Izmir Kofte which is served with bulgar and bread. Kebabs, salads.... great.
It is small, but has a great atmosphere, the grill is in the restaurant so you can smell and see your food cooking.
I really recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank iloveoldstuff
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