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- Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Reviews for Mezze Bar
by Beto F.
4th September 2012
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What a place! A cafe, bar, restaurant, everything you could ask for in a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere, and just in the middle of the city. We went there after work on Friday, and my only regret is not knowing this secret spot before! I surely will be back many other times!!!
by Carla M.
16th June 2014
Every time we visit mezze we enjoy our experience. The cafe, bar, restaurant is brimming with ambience and we love the big windows and decor. The menu has a good range of classics and very easy choices for normal and gluten free diners. The polenta and mushrooms makes a tasty lunch. Portions are quite large so watch that eyes are not bigger than your stomach!
by Mike W.
27th December 2013
This place is an absolute winner all round! Boxing day early evening supper with two young children (4 & 5). Staff very attentive to our needs and children’s. Had time to chat to us all and help with children’s choice.
Food was top notch tapas. Deserts were the best of the best and staff still keen to help with two children peering through dessert chiller window and given a free chocolate flake!
Can’t fault anywhere and can only praise the food quality, staff and atmosphere.
Will return again!
by Charles G.
21st October 2013
Really nice place to relax, good food reasonably priced.
Lots of variety and small as well as large dishes to choose from.
by David H.
16th October 2013
Absolute gem of a place. I really love the decor and mood of the place. Stunning food, I had the French Toast and it’s certainly up there in quality. Friendly staff. I stay at City Life Hotel when in Auckland and it’s great to be able to walk across the road to such a delightful place with great atmosphere.
8th September 2013
I like the atmosphere, and the beverages they have.
I would normally come here for coffee or hot chocolate after having a meal at another place.
Great place to meet friends.
However, the food is not the best, and the male staff is very moody. I’ve been here many times but that male staff just puts me off.
by Rosalie B.
17th August 2013
A good place to meet for a drink in the city, with a decent wine list and a very pleasant environment, not too noisy and with plenty of space. The bar staff are uninterested, sometimes surly, but it all runs efficiently.
The food that I’ve had has been passable but nothing that I would make a special effort to order. The last thing I ate at the Mezze Bar was a potato tortilla, which was served with a blob of sour cream on top – hardly what you would encounter in Spain, and not very good. But this is essentially a bar, not a restaurant, so it is not realistic to expect good food.
by Kylee D.
14th July 2013
What a fantastic venue for a party. The mezze tapas group menu was awesome. So much fresh and tasty food and the service was above and beyond. 30 guests that could mix and mingle , chill out on the couches or enjoy food at different tables. Highly recommend for food, service, atmosphere and value.
by Taryn S.
1st June 2013
Great place for coffee and cake , drinks and tapas or a meal. Mezze bar has a wonderful atmosphere and great place to go with a group of friends to share a jug of sangria the variety of tapas . It is a little hidden away , but that adds to the charm.
It’s a bit of a Jack of all trades covering breakfast through to dinner , but it pulls it off , being the best place to go for so many occasions.
by Janice J.
25th May 2013
A bit hit and miss on some things but a great atmosphere. I did find it a bit weird that there is no table service as everyone seemed to be eating rather than drinking. Lamb was tough but tasty. Dessert a little bland. Wine a little pricey. The service was quick but not super friendly. I might come back but there are so many other places to try in Auckland.
19th May 2013
This place has good food and a cool atmosphere. not many in the city like this I reckon. The staff were pretty good and did a good job considering it was quite busy. Will go back again!
by Jenice A.
16th March 2013
Love this place! Their dishes are great and their coffee especially cappuccino are great too. Love their atmosphere at night.
by Monica C.
16th February 2013
Great place to go in town for food. I particularly like the Mezze dips with bread and lamb kebabs together which are both delicious and very filling. Food is well presented and quite unique with choices from tapas to filling meals. Service is good and the place has a cozy, relaxed vibe great for any occasion.
by Keith E.
10th February 2013
Still retains its ambiance but lost its great atmosphere. Been to mezze bar four times over the last 12 months. Last visited on a busy Saturday night. Still has a very mixed group of patrons and the food remains good but the relaxed vibe has gone. Young professional waitresses have gone and food is now brought by less appropriate staff not wanting to answer questions or take further drink/food orders. Feels rather rushed. Normally ourselves and many other customers remain to enjoy after dinner drinks before leaving but this is no longer the case. Seems like mezze bar has been spoilt by its success or possibly new owners/managers. To sum it up I will visit again but did not leave a tip this time
13th December 2012
This is one of best places to go in Auckland City.
Great ambience, friendly staffs, delightful beverage options.
Strongly recommend sangria, this is one of place who does proper sangria.
I highly recommend, especially if you’ve been to Spain and have high expectations or someone who is looking for their new favourite place
by Aiman B.
2nd September 2012
I absolutely love this place!
After getting very disappointing patatas bravas and sangria at the Spanish restaurant in Mission Bay, I knew it was time to go back to Mezze.
Great ambience, great service and best of all, delightful food!!! There were 3 of us, and we ordered 4 tapas and 1.5 L of sangria. We got the patatas bravas, feta (came with the most delicious bread), tortilla espanola and the hummus one.
The sangria was exactly how it should be.
The waitress was very patient with us as she split the bill 3 ways, and they were great at taking away dishes one by one as we finished.
I highly recommend, especially if you’ve been to Spain and have high expectations. This is the best it gets in Auckland
by Louise B.
26th June 2012
Absolutely love this place. Never disappoints.
Great for brunch, a coffee & cake for afternoon tea or tapas style dining in the evening with the girls.
Warm & friendly, this place oozes atmosphere.
14th June 2012
Went there for coffee and cake with a couple of friends today.
Coffee good, but the cakes are so so so good! We had the chocolate cake, carrot cake and berry and custard cake. I loved the berry and custard cake, carrot cake not too bad as well! Chocolate cake is ok for me.
Heard a friend say that their tapas and other foods are good too! But will definitely go and try their cakes again! Yum!
29th April 2012
Great place for a coffee on one of those rainy days in the inner city that we are about to have lots of soon!
28th April 2012
Have been here more times than I can count, as they are the only decent cafe style, sit-and-chat-in-pleasant-surroundings place in the city, really. Love the food (although once it was too salty to eat, when they refunded me) love the desserts, love the space. LOVE the hours, it feels like Auckland is a grown up real city when you can have a coffee after 8 pm. ( that isn’t from starbucks/esquires)
You may need to book a space if going between 5.30-8.30. Its really loud, so not so good for some people. You have to order at the counter, and this can take quite some time!
Last time I ran a tab, we moved tables, and instead of looking for us, I discovered when I went to pay that they had just decided we’d left and billed my credit card anyway. I no longer run tabs there.
Dishes start at about $12, and you’ll need a couple each. Or just grab coffee or wine, and a piece of the most glorious lemon tart ever. They specialize in sexy young Euro waitstaff, which is nice.
by Nyl C.
22nd April 2012
The only place I go for iced coffee. Truly the best in Auckland city – ice cream and real coffee. I’ve never tried their selection of tea before, but they come greatly recommended by friends. The selection of desserts is impressive, and the buttermilk chocolate cake is delightful.
Wil try their tapas soon!
Excellent ambience and great service too!
by Joni M.
26th March 2012
My absolute favourite place to go for tapas. So relaxing and unpretentious unlike many other tapas restaurants in Auckland. Quality ingredients, really tasty food, great service, great wine. Every time I visit I find something new to try and love.
by Selina C.
9th October 2011
This is quite a find and a really fantastic place to have coffee, chocolate, or lunch in town..cosy, good atmosphere, with a bit of a view over Queen St. The food is really good and it’s everything a casual bar should be.
9th June 2011
The Mezze Bar is one of my favourite places to eat in Auckland. I’ve been going there almost since it opened, way back when it was next to Real Groovy. While the service can be a little abrupt, the food always comes out fast and is reliably good. A lot of people dislike having to order at the bar, but for me it’s a blessing – I can grab a coffee and cake and disappear into a book during the quieter daytime hours and no-one hassles me. The chocolate buttermilk cake is especially divine, and the atmosphere is cosy yet cosmopolitan, with a view of some great, usually unnoticed, Auckland architecture. A home away from home
31st May 2011
This is my partners favorite place and I LOVE this place now too… Yummy tapas… Great, friendly service… Lovely atmosphere
This is not a quiet restaurant, but who cares, food is GREAT!!!!
21st October 2010
Love the vibe in this place, always busy, never full of people young enough to make me feel I should be out with my Zimmer frame! Gotta love that! Auckland clearly appreciates this great little tapas bar with it’s extensive wine offerings (by the glass) and scrummy food plates, and why wouldn’t they? A firm favourite. Try the Chicken Liver pate – delish!!!!
7th September 2010
the best place in auckland!!!
by Theresa C.
1st May 2010
My boyfriend and I went to Mezze Bar yesterday, a Friday night. It was packed and good to see that they do really reserve tables for people who booked. It’s a very casual and lively environment. The waiters and waitresses were very friendly. I ordered Spanish Meatballs and my boyfriend ordered Caesar Salad. It didn’t take long for the orders to arrive and they both tasted very good. The portions were just right.
Bear in mind that it’s not a place to stay and have quiet talks. It didn’t bother us much though because we were going to move on anyway.
Great place. I will definitely go to Mezze Bar again.
9th March 2010
good place to go for lunch with a bunch of workmates. had a really good meal there.
2nd April 2008
Now this is what I call a great restaurant with delicious food. I’ve tried several meals on the menu, and so far they’ve all been really great. The different flavours are so well balanced and the Maroccan fish really tasted as if it was from Maroc!
Also the desserts are fantastic!
by Karen G.
27th April 2007
When I was overseas I used to dream of their famous chocolate torte, with berries on the side. Last time I had it, late last year, it was still just as wonderful.
I think I liked the atmosphere in the old Merchant Mezze Bar better (before they moved from the corner of Queen St & Mayoral Dr). . . however, the food is still as fabulous. And I guess the seats are more comfortable, the toilets are cleaner . . . and instead of wandering up the road to Real Groovy for a browse, you can wander into Whitcoulls.
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