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Sedat Zorba at Zorba Meze Grill has created one of the town's most talked about restaurants and it's Kent's number one Turkish restaurant on TripAdvisor. The 40-year-old turned the cafe he'd had since 2009 into Turkish restaurant Zorba in 2017, opening before even the new sign was above the door. It had 60 covers and Sedat said: "Soon we were turning away so many bookings. We were getting fully booked three weeks in advance." ​ Sedat acquired the shop next door and expanded Zorba in December to 150 covers and he's still packing out the restaurant. ​ In July 2022, he has now opened another branch in Lewes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Mediterranean, British, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Live Music, Family style
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I phoned at 5pm to book a table for the evening for a 21st birthday, and was told I could book for 7.45. The man on the phone took all my details. We got to the restaurant at 7.40 to be told quite rudely that...they had no booking in my name. I tried to talk to the man on reception and he continued to talk to other people over me rather than sort out the error they had made. He then gestured with his hand for us to follow him to a table in the corner while mumbling that they are fully booked. He then left us to it. We then waited over 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order. We ordered food and were still sat waiting for over an hour. Not one member of staff came over to apologise for the wait. After another fifteen minutes of waiting, we just got up and left. The service and the attitude of staff was an absolute disgrace.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved loved loved it here, definitely worth a visit. Amazing food great atmosphere and staff were so friendly and fun! Really enjoyed our evening here. Thank you for making it so special

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a brilliant evening here for a birthday treat. Food was amazing, fantastic menu, all served by the incredible Roksolana! Loved it & can't wait to return

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely food, pleasant setting and staff good with the kids. We asked for our food to come quickly and it did. Lamb behti Cold mixed mezee + bread Kids chicken wrap with chips (this was a huge portion, even for an adult!) All delicious, as...were the drinks. Two virgin mojitos. 9/10More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Staying in Lewes for a couple of days, at a hotel literally next door, we decided on our last night to dine at Zorba. I'm so glad we did. Greeted as if we were an old friend on arrival by the owner, Food, Service, Staff,...Ambiance, nothing could be faulted. We will be back, sometime in the summer, if only to eat here again. Thankyou Everyone for a fantastic night.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 January 2024

Had a family meal here and the food was very good. Had the hot Mezzi starter, personnely I’d of liked the hulloumi grilled a bit longer but that’s my taste everyone else liked it. Main course I had Chicken Shish which was excellent. Others had...Mixed Grill for two which they loved, lamb shish also very good. Service was good, place was busy but we didn’t wait long for our food. Defo be going backMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

We have been to the restaurant a few times now, and I would say we have never been overwhelmed by the service or under the food. The staff seem to be just too formal, lacking friendliness. The food is just not good enough for the...prices. Little tell tale signs that standards are not where they should be, the menus are tatty, just print some new ones. I may try again in the future but really they need to step up.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Had a great time with friends here for dinner. Service was excellent (our waiter JJ was really friendly, efficient and helpful), food was delicious, atmosphere was fun- overall highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

We swear by tripadvisor and this place is currently rated as the number one restaurant in Lewes. We’ll add this place to the tiny handful of times we’ve ever felt let down by our research here! The restaurant was extremely noisy, the service was transactional...and our waitress didn’t smile at us once. In fact, she was a little rude and overly formal. The food was mediocre, and my moussaka was served barely warm. I guess it hadn’t been microwaved for long enough. This place isn’t for us. I would not recommend it and we won’t be back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2023 via mobile

All the best thank you marta 🥰🥰🥰 We will come back Everything was very good Thank you very much for service all very good 👍🏻 😘😘

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Amazing service always there for you when you need it. !! Our server sukru was amazing ! 💯 will come again !

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Our recent visit to Zorba Meze & Grill for our work Christmas gathering was an absolute delight. The delicious, freshly grilled dishes were a highlight, and the open kitchen added a touch of excitement as we watched our meals being expertly prepared. The well-presented dishes...showcased the chef's attention to detail, making each plate a visual masterpiece. With a diverse menu offering a variety of choices, Zorba Meze & Grill proved to be a crowd-pleaser for our ESCC group of 30 people. The extensive selection catered to different tastes, ensuring everyone found something they enjoyed. The aroma of the grill, coupled with the mouthwatering options, made for a culinary experience that left us thoroughly satisfied. The service was exceptional, with lightning-fast efficiency from the experienced waitstaff. Despite the large group, the waitresses were attentive and ensured our orders were promptly served. Special thanks to Sukru and Roksana, who took excellent care of our table, adding a personal touch to our dining experience. In a nutshell, Zorba Meze & Grill provided us with a perfect blend of delicious cuisine, a variety of choices, fast service, and attentive staff. Kudos to the entire team, especially Sukru and Roksana, for making our work Christmas celebration truly memorable. We left with happy hearts and full stomachs, eager to return for another delightful dining experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

We all came here for My Mums surprise 60th Birthday meal & As Always HIGHLY RECOMMEND ZORBA LEWES!!! Food was 10/10 ALWAYS & The Service absolutely Amazing!! 😎 Our Waiter Sukru was absolutely wonderful & very helpful and extremely professional! He deserves a round of...applause & Bonus because honestly never had a waiter this Amazing 👏 💜More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Very popular with justification as they provide a really good night out. Mezze very tasty and plentiful. Main courses substantial. Lovely staff especially our waitress Roksy who kept calm and charming dealing with our party of 25 spirited party goers1

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

Best restaurant in Lewes. A beautiful restaurant, with an amazing atmosphere. We really enjoyed our food, Roksolana took great care of us, we never felt rushed or neglected. The ‘Lamb Beyti’ is my absolute favourite, but everything I’ve ever tried has been delicious. I have...been to Zorba on multiple occasions, for birthdays, family meals and the staff always make a concerted effort to deliver an excellent service. The atmosphere is the best in Lewes, without a doubt.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Zorba Meze & Grill - Lewes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5