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Mezzeto

Mezzeto

Inspired by the vibrant ingredients of the southern Mediterranean coast, spanning tapas to mezze, our authentic menu features healthy recipes stretching from the Mediterranean to the Middle East cuisine. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

  • Address 67 Walton Street
    Oxford
    OX2 6AG

One review of “Mezzeto”

    Colin Rosser

    25th January 2017

    On a cold February evening my wife and I had been to a special showing of the Andy Warhol Collection at The Ashmolean Museum. From there we went to ‘Mezzeto’ the newly opened restaurant of Mel Tanyeri. Talk about a transportation to a different world, to a Mediterranean setting, in a dining room adorned with overpainted canvas prints by Picasso.

    And what a joy it was! The restaurant is beautifully decorated with a soft gold finish and Tifanny lighting, creating an intimate and welcoming atmosphere.

    The food was exceptional with an extensive ’tapas’ menu which originates from the Mediterranean to the Middle East.

    We were served by Francisco and his team and what a feast we had. The thing about tapas are that you can share, and Mel plans to have even more larger sharing dishes in his new menu, which in addition to cold plates will have selections of grilled meats and fish platters. These will be especially suited for larger groups.

    We had broad beans, artichokes, sun blushed tomatoes and goats cheese followed by beetroot borani, which is beetroot and Greek yoghurt dip with feta, dill and walnuts.

    These were the vegetable and salad dishes and were absolutely stunning.

    We then had the Chicken Tagine (Almonds, orange flower water and apricots) and my particular favourite ‘Chicharrones’, slow roasted pork belly from Cadiz. I have never tasted better pork in my life.

    For dessert Francisco persuaded us to have the pomegranate and vodka sorbet, with Greek yoghurt ice cream which was different and refreshing.

    The portions were much larger than I anticipated but so good that we finished (almost) everything.

    Mel himself sources his wines and finds labels that you will struggle to see anywhere else. The Ramon Bilbao Tempranillo, a 2013 Rioja that Sue had, and thought was amazing. I had a Chardonnay from France, Domain Preignes Le Vieux, 2015 which was not acidic but just rounded and perfect.

    Greek and Turkish beers are also served as well as Ouzo and Raki, and of course Turkish Coffee.

    The service is impeccable and this is a must go to restaurant.

    We thoroughly recommend it.

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