Mezza - Lebanese Cuisine On The Lower Richmond Rd

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Mezza Restaurant
Lebanese Cuisine
56 Lower Richmond Road,
Putney, London,
SW15 1JT
020 8

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Mezza is a small & buzzing restaurant in West Putney whose chef who is also the owner has a passion for Lebanese cuisine. Mezza’s offers a delightful Middle Eastern culinary experience in SW15. With a strong emphasis on a delicious fusion of fresh quality ingredients, traditional Lebanese flavours are incorporated into classic and innovative dishes.

The four of us opted to try the Mezza Platter which they recommend as suitable for 2 and to that we ordered an extra couple of dishes. The platter consisted of hoummos,moujadara, tabouleh,tzatziki, falafel, rokack & bread (15.95). Our extras included a delicious Baba Ghanouge (smoked aubergine)(4.95), haloumi (5.25) and extra falafel (4.80). They were all delicious although the hoummos was slightly bland for my tastebuds.

The main courses chosen were Shish Chicken (12.50) a Shish Lamb (13.95) and the Vegetarian Shish which includes haloumi cheese (10.95) - the meats were tender & succulent and served with a vegetable skewer and either rice or couscous.

There is selection of lebanese wines ranging from £4.95 a glass to a bottle of Chateau Musar £69. We opted for a very smooth and more-ish (no pun intended) Wardy Les Terroirs (23.50) which is a combination of the french grape varieties of Grenache & Cinsaut.

We were given Lebanese mint tea (a very sweet variety served in glasses) with some very tasty baklava (sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup or honey) whilst we waited for the bill. For four people including two bottle of wine the total cost was £135.80 excluding service, which was very welcoming and efficient. A reservation is recommended!

Mezza offers a home delivery service (6-9pm) if you fancy bring a little middle eastern cuisine to your home (or garden during these summer months). Lunch is also available from 12 noon-2.30 pm including wraps from £4.90 and a mixed lunch platter (8.50)

Sandi Bloomfield

August 4, 2011