Mediterranean Café

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The Mediterranean Café is a London dining institution that has been serving up hearty European fare to theatre-goers and Soho scenesters since 1987. Located on the bustling Berwick Street, the Mediterranean Café has a bright green shop front dressed with flowerboxes, and an atmospheric interior with walls papered in West End playbills and theatrical bric a brac. Popular for business lunches and pre-theatre meals, the Mediterranean Café serves up a variety of steak,chicken,pasta,fish,seafood, mix grill, salads and many different vegetarian and the cosy dining room is always filled with a lively crowd. The private bar downstairs is the perfect choice for office parties and birthdays.
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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times now and I must say this is definitely our favourite restaurant in London, from the staff who are always very friendly and helpful to the food which is of amazing quality every time we have visited and last night was in a group of six and we all thought it was excellent, would definitely recommend.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wish we had had a little more time to enjoy being in such a cosy Soho restaurant, sadly we were in a rush. nothing to do with the staff. They didnt rush us but seemed to appreciate we were on a schedule! Starters particularly were great. Lovely hummus with warm pitta bread. Really good value meal for me and my family.

AH
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had to wait for an hour and half to be served our food. By that time we had finished 3/4 of our bottle of wine and were very hungry. When the food finally came, the starters were very small. The tomato and onion salad had more onion than salad and our water and requested olive oil never came. What a shame as a friend had recommended it.

EM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a fabulous surprise. A quaint restaurant in the heart of Soho. We ate at lunch, there was the a la carte menu also a set menu with lots and lots of choice, plus catered well for Gluten Free. Food was homemade, delicious and very good value. 4 of us, 3 courses, 2 bottles of wine £33 each!!

A must try!

JO
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an enjoyable evening here, for a pre theatre meal.

T
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Booked the day before for a birthday for a group of 16. Such friendly and helpful staff. Allowed us to occupy whole downstairs room and the waitress put music on for us. Great atmosphere and so much fun especially due to our waitress and the staff. Very central in the middle of soho. Nicely themed mediterranean decorated with low light and lots of candles for party atmosphere.

h
London
110 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Little gem in soho, very friendly staff. Cosy traditional style restaurant. Set menu was good value

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I went to Mediterranean Cafe to have a quiet dinner with a friend who is returning to her home country for good soon and wanted to have some tasty lamb which she wouldn't be able to get once she returns. The food was very tasty with plenty of fresh veg to help digest the meat. There was a lady sitting next to our table who turned out to be Violet, part-owner of the restaurant who was very kind to us. The only let-down of the evening was that the cheapest bottle of white wine was not chilled when it was served. We were told that it had just been stocked by the waitress, who brought out an ice bucket for us. It helped to cool it down, but not really to what we wanted. So for this reason I give four stars.

n
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

写真のイメージとは全く違います!古いレストラン。
席が狭くて動きづらく、ゆっくりできない。
お料理も日本のファミレスレベルの素朴なお味でした。
インパクトや独創性がなく、印象に残らない上に家でも作れるメニュー
お値段は、リーズナブル

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MC
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find in the Heart of London. Violet is the main attraction and they organised cake and music for my mums birthday without us even having to request - they made us feel so special!

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We really enjoy the Med Cafe - friendly, lively, good food and reasonably priced. The owner was there to greet us and chatted to us later - it was fairly quiet on this particular Tuesday evening. My wife loves this kind of simple, lively restaurant and I'm sure we'll return (this was our third visit). Food is simple Med-style (as you'd expect) - we had skewers of lamb and chicken, both of which were tender and tasty, with a zingy chilli sauce on offer. The house wine is inexpensive and very drinkable!

Y
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice authentic restaurant, laid back atmosphere, good service, great selection of traditional food and great price.

AE
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed . Food tasteless and overpriced for what you get.

SF
Berkshire
37 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

When we arrived, the manager came out and asked if we would mind sitting in their downstairs restaurant in the nextdoor building. He was very solicitous and told us to let him know if we weren't comfortable with it. (He also gave us all a Sambuca at the end of our meal)! However, although we were the only people in that restaurant to start with, that didn't bother us, and it filled up whilst we were there anyway.
The menu is extensive and the set menu is extremely good value, as was the wine that was suggested by our waitress, and all the staff were extremely friendly. We would definitely go back!

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always been at least six times and still as good

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little gem in Soho. Good value and characterful.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, friendly and caring staff, reasonable prices.

MO
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food good prices if you stick to the meal deal but be careful the extras quickly add up All in all though really nice food

OT
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands birthday meal... We were welcomed in & the service continued... The food was great & atmosphere was great too... Would go back again & take friends too...

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

DL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Really disappointing: very high prices for sloppily cooked food. A minute portion of calamari had the texture of a rubber band, while 4 largish prawns in a bland tomato sauce were just ‘meh’. Bread was the bog-standard pitta that you’d buy in a supermarket, and hadn’t even been grilled or toasted. And the various ‘dips’ were sub-supermarket quality.
Maybe we visited on an ‘off’ night but I won’t be returning

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived on time and the café had no reservation for us.

H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely little restaurant with warm, attentive staff, providing good service. The food was good. And it was good value for Soho too. Definitely recommend.

D
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good food and great ambience! The service is good as well!

G
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! The food was outstanding as was the service!

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my wife’s 50th birthday there was 11 of us seated downstairs and the whole experience was excellent food and staff alike, our waitress was very friendly and chatted to everyone each time she came to the table.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Table for 6 adults. Excellent food at a very reasonable price. All six main courses were very tasty.
As per previous reviews the waitresses were far to keen to remove our plates one of which was from a member of our party that had not finished their meal!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service. Great food. Great price. Stayed for hours and wasn’t rushed at all.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Très bon accueil et ambiance très sympathique. Nous nous sommes régalés. Je recommande vivement.

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal here on New Years Eve. Food very tasty and very reasonably priced.

C
London
54 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A gem of a restaurant that hasn’t changed in years, long may it last. We’ll be back again next year. Our first choice in Soho.

OT
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We ordered some bread and olives as a starter while we were waiting for our main meal. Unfortunately our main meal arrived first. The food was very nice but overall we felt quite rushed during our time there and sitting right next to the kitchen meant staff were constantly walking right by us.

k
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Great busy little restaurant with great family feel

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were Greeted by a friendly staff member and offered a choice of tables. Once we were seated promptly offered our menu and wine list. The waiting staff 2 lovely polite ladies made us feel very welcome.

Food order was taken and our drinks promptly served.
Food was nicely presented and the taste was divine.

I had ordered the chicken in Tarragon... expect in a white sauce, I was surprised to find it was in a tomato sauce ... I can happily say I was delighted with my meal ... tasted divine and excellent value for money.

Staff were most attentive and welcoming to all customers ... regular customers were welcomed as friends ... the friendliness of the staff was amazing.

I would highly recommend this place.... had such a lovely experience and enjoyable meal.... I will be back.

j
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Enjoyed our time there.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience1

They completely forgot to bring us our starters. Service needs improvement.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and wasn’t at all disappointed. It was very busy but we were seen to immediately and didn’t have to wait very long for our lovely food. All good value from the set menu... there are other options!

M
London
66 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really pleasant family meal in the evening. The service was brilliant, the food very tasty, and we all enjoyed our meal very much. We shall certainly come back again!

FJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vert good service but not enough food on the plate