Yelp came up trumps last night when we were looking for somewhere to eat. A local search revealed this gem.
Initial impressions were very positive. The decor was down to earth and quite homely with just enough room at the table for comfort. Whilst we were the first customers on for the evening it very quickly filled up with families and small groups alike causing a very pleasant buzz about the place.
A very enthusiastic waiter looked after us, the smile was infectious. A hot mixed mere to start off with was amazing. The Turkish sausage was was so moorish, the halumi perfect and the triangular pastry with the feta cheese and dill ......... Perfect. An awesome start.
Main courses of lamb iskenderand lamb tandir hit the spot perfectly and lots of it to boot. Lots and lots of well defined flavours and despite filling up rapidly you just wanted to keep eating.
Kazandibi (milk pudding) for pudding was an area for debate. Just right to finish the meal off with a nice cool and flavoursome treat. But the texture was different. I say different because whilst nice it was different ......
All in all an excellent restaurant.
Excellently presented food in nicely decorated surroundings (the cold mezze platter starter was particularly well set out). Service was swift & courteous and 5 of us ate and drank very well on New Year's Eve for just over £20 per head (my swordfish was succulent, bone-free and well cooked). Definitely one of the best places I've eaten in in Newcastle.
A lovely place with lovely food and a great staff providing a really good experience. Eaten here a number of times, could never find fault.
Having been to Red Mezze more times than i can count, i can thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Friendly, courteous staff and freshly made food with a menu that has something for everyone. Their '2 course' lunchtime and evening specials are amazingly good value and its definitely worth trying the 'turkish apple tea' to wash down your meal with. If youre lucky, along with your bill you might even get a couple of squares of Turkish delight.
The only Turkish Restaurant in Newcastle serving authentic, brilliant value Turkish Mezze, small plates of delicious food, great to share with friends and family.
Food is amazing, excellent value, staff are brilliant. Enough said, give it a go!
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