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Nimatt's Bar Meze in St Albans serves the native cuisine of Cyprus - the historic meeting place of Europe and Asia. The dishes have Greek, Ottoman and Arabic influences resulting in a unique blend. The company motto "Eat, Drink, Share" pays reference to the Eastern Mediterranean way of eating, that is both healthy and fun. There are no set starters or main courses, and you can order a snack or a main meal simply by varying the number of dishes chosen. Our meat, fish and vegetables are bought direct from the relevant markets. The dips and the majority of the prepared food items are freshly made in our own preparation kitchen to exclusive Bar Meze recipes.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Mediterranean food. I keep coming back for the seabass especially. Thank you especially to Said for his lovely hospitality. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was great experience. A lovely family owned restaurant with a superb menu and the freshest seafood. We went in wanting prawns - they'd had a very busy night previously and had sold out. We were persuaded to try the swordfish kebabs that dad and...daughter assured us were the best we'd get anywhere, and nothing like the stuff we'd had in the past. And oh boy they were right! Absolutely juicy and tasty - we ordered extra! Everything else we had was also excellent - sardines, red peppers, potatoes and warm pitta bread. We can't praise this place highly enough.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Bar Meze as we’ve been before for a meal to celebrate a family occasion so went for lunch to celebrate another! Sadly we were the only ones (3) there today so we had to create all the ambiance. We ordered a number of...dishes but were disappointed that the quantities served were small to say the least. We just had sparkling water and a beer between us. I was therefore shocked at the amount the bill came to for the small amount of food that we had been provided with even if what we had was up to standard. Perhaps that’s why we were the only ones there…..More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 February 2024 via mobile

Easily the most delicious Greek restaurant I've eaten in. The meat was cooked to perfection. The mushroom dish was sublime. The cheesecake melted in the mouth. The staff were really friendly. The atmosphere was great. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Another splendid lunch at Bar Meze St Albans. New baked lamb in baked pitta and hummus dish. And, the usual Pharaoh's Special. Usual great service and atmosphere. Never disappoints .

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Another great meal. Everything fresh and tasty. The sea bream was perfect. They now have a couple of vegan options - the moussaka was delicious. You might have to ask because I don’t think it is on the menu yet. Fouad was charming, helpful and...professional as always.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Very good food with lovely service and owner. The super meze had everything you could want with lamb, chicken, and swordfish, making a perfect evening out

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Fabulous evening. It was a Saturday night and the place was packed but the service was great, the set menu was tasty. The hosts interacted with our party in a fun but professional manner. We were the last group to leave. Will definitely go again.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Once again, Bar Meze proved a great venue for our friend’s birthday do … the place was heaving, but our party was looked after with friendly, efficient service. We had the set menu, which was delicious … as it has been every time we have...come. Once the evening started to thin out a bit, they cleared some tables and gave us room for a bit of dancing. All in all, a great evening - thanks again 😃More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

The host was brilliant and very welcoming. Food is very good and service excellent. We went in a very busy Saturday night, but no complaints as the service was quick and all the staff were friendly and wonderful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

Fantastic food, great menu and Fred is a wonderful host! Each dish was perfectly cooked and delicious. Beautiful restaurant, will definitely be returning soon!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

We visited for a late lunch after a day out in St Albans and we felt so welcome. Fred was an amazing host. The food was absolutely delicious. The prawns and sardines were divine!! We will definitely be returning and bringing our friends and family...10/10 👍More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

We visited here after reading previous reviews. It was really close to the Travelodge we were staying in. The swordfish and sardines were fabulous. We wish we lived nearer as this would be a place we’d return to frequently.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024 via mobile

We always have the best time at this restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service are second to none in St Albans - we’ve lived here 12 years. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Really lovely restaurant food even better. We enjoyed fresh sea bass, tuna,and chicken tikka. Wine was chilled and staff very helpful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Hi, I fully understand your dietary requirements. The kitchen is an open kitchen, you can see your food being prepared from your table. Your point on cross contamination is critical and you can only believe what you see. Try... More
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Yes, Bar Meze offers takeaway services.

Yes, Bar Meze is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Bar Meze is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5