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“Great evening”
Review of Esma's Meze Bar - CLOSED

Esma's Meze Bar
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Rainham
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great evening”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

What lovely friendly people! 6 of us had a range of tasty cold starters between us and then our chicken meals which were all similar with a twist plus a moussaka that was so nice. We finished with those typical Greek style desserts, again very nice. In fact it was so good we went there again while we were in broadstairs.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank jobarclay
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Really good food, let down by poor choice of desserts (most on menu were not available). Great service and you can bring your own wine; there is a corkage charge. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Mariej45
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Eastbourne
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A fine introduction to Turkish food”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Two visits last week. The first would have gained Gold Stars , the welcome was wonderful, the food tasty and enjoyed, all the family appreciated the visit. The second meal was variable. I, again, tried dishes I did not know and enjoyed. The grandchildren cleared their plates (not usual) but the chicken was poor and we had to wait what seemed too long for the food.
All said it was a pity the second visit pulled the rating down. As a fellow reviewer has commented the Maitre D made up for any shortcoming and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Reginald M
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Japan
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Posh kebabs by the seaside!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Went on the last night of Broadstairs Folk Week so the place was packed but we were seated quickly. The staff are excellent, warm & friendly and very attentive.
Both the hot & cold meze were tasty but a tad pricey for what you get. The mains were well sized & we all left feeling full and more than satisfied. A nice spot for Mediterranean dishes and plan to return on a quieter night as we enjoyed the food and the experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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4 Thank Raging_Ronin
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Turkish food outside Turkey!”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

This year we have made a conscious decision to eat in smaller restaurants and Esma's did not disappoint. Really friendly service, great food, good portion size and excellent value. We had the cold mixed meze to start followed by a variety of chicken dishes which were all tasty and well cooked. A lovely family evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Jill B
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