Mediterranean Café

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272 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Cosy
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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AE
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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SF
Berkshire
36 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A little gem in Soho. Good value and characterful.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice food, friendly and caring staff, reasonable prices.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food!

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DL
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

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

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AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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

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H
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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D
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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

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T
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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CW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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C
London
54 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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OT
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

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.

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k
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great busy little restaurant with great family feel

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F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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j
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and great service. Enjoyed our time there.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

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

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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M
London
65 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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!

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FJ
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Vert good service but not enough food on the plate

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great dining experience.
Food was really good value and service warm and welcoming.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent little find, a classic old Soho house, funky decor and even it's own resident Elder who's there every night, can't remember her name tho'! She is on the old theatre posters on the walls and stops for a chat which is fab. Loved our experience there, attentive staff, good mediterranean food, cosy atmosphere and good value too! Highly recommended :)

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S
London
27 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Rather busy when we were there and so service was a little slow. Overall value very good including an excellent set menu available.

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S
London
25 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good but both starter and main arrived very quickly and it all just seemed rushed. Staff were friendly and attentive but seemed to be hanging around waiting for you to finish to clear away plates even though your whole party hadn't finished eating. Tables were small and crowded once you got food and drinks on them and our party nearly got seated in two different parts of the restaurant. The G&T was not good- the tonic was flat and priced at £7.50, you expect your G&T to be better. Not a bad restaurant but needs tweeking.

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ZN
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was ok but the establishment was definitely more like a cafe than a restaurant and the toilets and back area were not the cleanest. A very basic wine list and very average food. Much nicer places to eat in close proximity.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. Been many times and love it.

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HM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Pleasantly surprised - the food was good, not overly expensive, nothing grand but pleasant.
Service was very quick, very friendly staff. A good find for a quick meal in Central London.
Need a light in the toilet!!!

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PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been here multiple times. The food is excellent and service cannot be faulted. It has a nice cosy vibe.

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a lovely restaurant with a lot of local colourful characters. Despite being busy the service was excellent. The chicken kebab was one of the best I've tasted and my husband, who is vegetarian, had the spinach pancake which he really enjoyed. Recommended.

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DG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s not fancy, it’s just great food and service by people who really care about their work. Our family of 4 visiting from the US loved it.

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AP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and value for money

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AW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Easy, casual, authentic-feeling spot with excellent food. Quick service made it a great spot for a pre-theatre dinner and the shaded, outdoor dining was perfect on a sunny, warm evening.

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