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“Excellent music made up for ordinary food”
Review of The Med Bar - CLOSED

The Med Bar
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A new and exciting wine bar and pizzeria now open in Deal. We serve traditional classic Italian dishes and pizza that are made to authentic recipes using ingredients that we import weekly from Italy using our stone baked oven. We are child friendly and have a full menu for young visitors. We serve our full menu from 5.30 on Wednesday (when we have live music from 9pm) to Saturday and on Sundays from 12:30 we offer a unique menu of traditional Sunday lunch with an Italian twist, accompanied by jazz from 1pm. Our wine bar is vibrant, exciting and sophisticated and the place to spend an evening with friends or a loved one. We are available for parties (private or otherwise) - childrens from 4pm and hen, birthday, anniversary, work get togethers or other - also Christmas parties bookings being taken.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was our first visit to the Wine Bar and Bistro. We were there at Sunday lunch time and we tried an assortment of items from the menu, none of which were memorable. The jazz band made what would have been a very ordinary experience much more enjoyable. If you go there for the music the food would be acceptable. If you go there for the food don't expect too much.

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2  Thank RLP50
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Second very good meal at this new eaterie plus a great New Years Eve Buffet. The menu changes and is reasonably priced, the food is well cooked and there's plenty of it. Service is excellent. Only thing I can fault is one of the seats faces an ugly kitchen entrance which could be screened to give a better view... but this nit picking really...

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1  Thank angelaDeal
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Came across this wine bar by chance, just off the high street. Decided to have a tapas lunch and was not disappointed. Excellent and filling. Service was excellent and friendly. The jazz band playing really added to the ambience. Will definitely return again. The only very small constructive thing I would suggest is that they service hot chocolate drinks. I was told they did not and only shortly afterwards a member of the band asked for one as well. Just a suggestion.

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2  Thank Fluves
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

Recommendations from friends about Deal's new eaterie and bar had me visiting here three times in a week - once for Saturday dinner, once for Sunday lunchtime drinks accompanied by jazz and for a mid-week tapas so I can safely review all three! The restaurant area is sensibly to the side of the 'lounge bar' area and although it wasn't busy for a Saturday night the atmosphere was nice. Two starters of goat's cheese salad followed by chicken (sounds boring but it was tasty and beautifully presented!) and venison. These came with a communal dish of red cabbage, carrots and potatoes which was just the right portion size - I personally hate huge side dishes of big vegetables. This was all washed down with a very acceptable bottle of white wine (about £14). I can't comment on the desserts as we didn't have any but I am sure they are just as good. A tiny gripe might be that the price of the main courses is a little on the dear side - the lowest being £11.95 - but perhaps this sounds mean. The service by the two girls was professional, attentive and friendly and we were asked a couple of times if all was well with no pressure put on us to leave after we had finished eating.
Next day was drinks at lunchtime and a tapas plate of chorizo and prosciutto. Again, not as busy as one would expect but still a nice feel about the place with lovely owner Brian on drums in the jazz band.
Mid-week glass of wine and tapas of chorizo on salad (my favourite of all the tapas dishes here), Italian cheese with quince jelly, more prosciutto, patatas bravas and bread and a nice oily mayonnise. Lovely! All the tapas dishes - which are served both at lunchtimes and in the evening if you don't want a full meal - are on average just under a fiver.
I really hope the place takes off with its appeal to the slightly older Deal drinkers and eaters. The 'drinking' area has a nice boutique hotel feel about it with its bright red chairs, sofas and bar stools and provides a great meeting place for the more 'grown-up' customer (though any legal age drinker is welcome of course!) and cocktail lovers.I am pleased that Brian and his wife are up and running again - locals will remember them from the Deal Hoy. It's nice to hear from female friends that women going there on their own do not feel at all uncomfortable.
Live music (not always jazz) is on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings. There is also a two-choice Sunday roast menu - either pork or beef were on offer when we were there - for £8.95. There is currently a Christmas menu of around £24 and a New Year's event at £20 a ticket in advance which includes music from two bands and a buffet.
One suggestion? That a competitively-priced lunchtime menu is introduced in line with some other Deal eateries to encourage both locals and visitors there during the week.

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3  Thank SUE90082
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

if you wander up a small side lane just off the highstreet you are greeted by the red and gold sign which simply reads the wine bar and bistro you wander in through the door and the stylish modern decor greets you everything screams quality from the upmarket furniture to the sparkly granite bar a nice selection of drinks are available and 2 choices of food a tapas menu or an a la carte we went for the a la carte option I decided on the roasted rack of Kentish lamb with baby shepherds pie which was delicious and my friend ate the 42day matured sirloin steak with Kentish blue cheese and port sauce which he said was fantastic the prices are very reasonable the staff friendly and attentive well worth a visit and will definitely be returning.

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3  Thank danmatharu
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