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Melo Restaurant

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Melo Persian Restaurant is one of the oldest Persian Restaurants in Southampton. Melo in Farsi, it means calm and pleasant. Our effort is to make a warm and enjoyable environment for our customers that they can relax and unwind with their friends, family, and colleagues. We prepared outside seating for customers will be like to try Persian shisha. The classic Persian cuisine inspires our dishes. We offer various Persian foods at Melo Restaurant, ranging from grilled kebab, exotic stews, and delusions vegetarian dishes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Middle Eastern, Persian, Grill, Afghani, Arabic
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews rice kebab mixed grill skewers lamb hummus iranian food huge portions quality of food shisha persian starters meat butter students
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is nice just the food wasn’t brilliant not sure if I like Iranian food that much but the service was good

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank salem s
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful food- every dish was flawlessly presented and perfectly cooked. The shisha area is warm and cosy also- really nice to find a place like this in the UK (we are Lebanese) that is really fairly priced.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JabberL
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We had such a lovely night to celebrate our daughter's graduation. The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They made sure we had everything we needed and the customer service was great. Food, starters and drinks was all done on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hedyeh E
ssmelo, Owner at Melo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Hedyeh, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It’s always a pleasure to have you as our guest at Melo.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Amazing tasty food great service. we did go early but nothing was to much trouble for the lovely staff. I would thoroughly recommend this lovely Persian place. I even enjoyed the music

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank gordongwmatthews
ssmelo, Owner at Melo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Gordon, Thank you for your visiting us and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We were pleased to read you liked the live music. Kind regards,

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I was first taken to Melo by my Iranian friend. He introduced me to this new world of cuisine consisting of saffron rice with butter, skewers of fresh Lamb and Chicken, starters of aubergine and what not. Topped it with sheesha. I have returned back...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank shrekumarc2017
ssmelo, Owner at Melo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Dr Shre, Thank you for sharing your feedback. thank you for the kind words regarding the food. we hope to see you again and again in our restaurant. Sincerely,

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Took the family to melo for a meal. I was pleasantly surprised with the restaurant and staff. Very friendly very clean and the food was superb . After the meal we had a shesha our on the veranda with some beers. A most enjoyable experience

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MickF93
ssmelo, Owner at Melo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2018

Dear Mick, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our restaurant to other. Hope we see you in our restaurant and make more enjoyable time for you. Thanks

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went here as a couple , had the salmon informed on menu would take 40 minutes ,which is good otherwise you would keep asking where is my food. Came out well presented , with rice and salad . Very pleasant surroundings and staff . Well...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KenH302
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Mello for a dinner with my family. Humus was clearly served out of a tin, bread wasn’t freshly made onsite, meat was a bit dry and not seasoned enough, I asked for a chilli sauce and got a huge bottle of buffalo wings...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Adnan Ashraf K
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

First time I’ve ever been here, and not disappointed the portions are huge and the prices are really good. The food was delicious would of loved a dessert but trying to explain food allergies was a bit of a nightmare. They can do gluten free...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Trulyscrummy
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Always order mixed grill (either for 2 or 4). Portion is absolutely humongous! Meat is very well seasoned. You can also mix the rice with butter as well to enhance the flavour. Quality of food is definitely at a high standard. Staff are all friendly...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank HeidiS1392
ssmelo, Manager at Melo Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you very much for such a great review. we work really hard to make the best food and atmosphere for our customers. Hope to see you again.

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5 November 2016|
Response from ssmelo | Property representative |
The nearest parking is in the Rayner Garden road-is 4 minutes walk only
22 August 2016|
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Response from ssmelo | Property representative |
Hi yes Melo restaurant serve alcoholic drink as well
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