Mediterranean Café

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Mediterranean

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Pre/post Theatre
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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.
What 302 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.0
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4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have ordered course and shall wait for a long time after ate the appetizer. Overall is good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very cosy atmosphere.

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DB12
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a fantastic late lunch for a birthday party. The restaurant could not have been more accommodating or welcoming. Highly recommend.

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SonyaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here - the atmosphere was lovely, and food reasonably price but very well cooked, would recommend and definitely return.

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LesleyH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, staff friendly food good and not over priced considering we were in London .
A small and very welcoming restaurant would highly recommend

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Tbrownwindsor
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Friendly informal atmosphere. Ideal for a small get together . Good central location. Varied European menu with Greek/Turkish influences.. good quality food.
Wouldn’t hesitate in returning.

MJ
MarnoJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Found a hair in our starters and my steak was very overcooked.

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Justguy
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Basic, value Mediterranean, friendly staff, filled a hole ...

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vipNEIL
London
89 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

we booked last minute and there was a lot of us. It was one of the busiest Christmas nights of the party season.
Generous portions of food. Wine inexpensive. Great place to spend with a lot of friends that don't want to leave with a huge bill.
Friendly staff went out their way to serve

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MarieLouiseB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food for a great price. Would 100% go again and recommend to a friend. The staff were extremely friendly and there was a great atmosphere.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is not fine dining or posh, however if you are looking for somewhere cozy, great value and with great home cooked food this is the place to go. The chicken kebabs were truly delicious and great portions. Great location in Soho, a real find.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for a pre-theatre meal. All the food appeared to have been pre-cooked. When the meals arrived - meat kebabs - it was chewy and practically inedible.
We had to ask to order drinks as we were not asked ourselves.
The hygiene was very poor - we saw food being pulled out of old Tupperware boxes - nothing fresh.
I would not recommend anyone to eat here.

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Chakula
London
58 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been a Soho favourite for many years, unchanged, friendly, tasty food, very good value set menu.

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SuzanneW
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

what a great wee find this restaurnt is. You wont get all posh tables and decorations but the food is amzing and very good prices for anywhere let alone London. All the dishes we had were very well prepared and tastey as, the chilly side dip was so divine we had 2.

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vipBrommieboy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Despite booking a table we had to wait 30 minutes outside in the cold because they were busy and didn’t have enough staff that night. Service was generally slow too but food was reasonable.

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Jolly
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant and staff - barmen makes great cocktails!

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vipEmily
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, amazing lunch set menu, really tasty food!

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vipDavidO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good service, decent food.

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Jeremy
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.

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JoHandfamily
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.

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AnjaH
London
2 reviews
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.

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OutAndAbout
London
7 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!

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JaneO
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Tilly
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.

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viphalfpenny
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

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giramel
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.

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nana7office
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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MarciaC
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!

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AndyS
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!

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Yummo
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.

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AE1992
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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Sus4Food
Berkshire
41 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!

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Jeremy
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Temple1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little gem in Soho. Good value and characterful.

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AxelW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, friendly and caring staff, reasonable prices.

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MarkO
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

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OpenTable Diner
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...

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PedroV
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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DavidL
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
AngeletteH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

FAQs

Mediterranean Café does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Mediterranean Café is rated 4 stars by 302 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.