WHERE:Mezze Barbeque Restaurant, 150 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0RY
WHY: We, a group of hungry locals, wanted some good food.
Since moving East, there has been a Lebanese food shaped hole in my life, so naturally I was thrilled when my friends suggested we go to Mezze on Roman Road. I had actually already been to this place a couple of years ago but totally forgot. I was excited to go back and actually remember what I had eaten…
The restaurant décor/space itself is nothing special, it actually looks like a low brow (can you say ‘low brow’!?) café but the staff are LOVELY…we had a great Geordie girl who was not afraid to crack some (average) jokes.
It is also Bring Your Own Booze which is amazing.
WHAT DID WE ORDER?
Starters..Halloumi Wrap, Hummous and the Mized Meza platter
Mains…Lamb Pide (pronounced pi day) and Mixed Meza Grill.
The Halloumi wraps were amazing…they were almost a meal (well, lunch) in themselves. In my beloved Tooting Bec Meza, the wraps are literally melted Halloumi in pitabread but here, they are so much more – you get salad, dressing, the lot. The Mixed Meza platter was also great, there were some creepy beans on there that we were not sure of but with the gorgeous fresh bread they bring over with it really makes it a winner.
For mains we went for a Lamb Pide and a Mixed Grill. In hindsight, we could have ordered an extra dish. What we did order though was bloody great. The Pide is really special – the waitress described it as “Lebanese pizza shaped like a small canoe”
The meat here is beautifully cooked and well seasoned.
Overall, the restaurant and food do feel very authentic. The staff and great and we had a lovely, lovely time. Also…the food came to a total of £10.50 EACH! £10.50!
We were all extremely full after our great meal smugly headed off to a local pub (The Victoria on Grove Road, in case you wondered)
Here, you can see us being happy, full people…