Auckland City 09-307 2029
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- Mon 7am – 10pm
- Tue 7am – 10:30pm
- Wed – Thu 7am – 11pm
- Fri 7am – Late
- Sat 10am – Late
- Sun 11am – 10pm
- Business Dining
- Romantic Dining
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 80
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Pay, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Mezze Bar offers relaxed and unpretentious meals and drinks in the heart of Auckland’s CBD.
From simple tasty morsels of tapas & mezze, to complete meals, you can also enjoy their legendary espresso coffee and cakes (all made in house), or a hand-selected range of wine, beer, etc, in the fully licensed eatery.
Created two decades ago by Sal, Ed and Clare, the Mezze Bar has become an Auckland icon. These three kiwis returned home after their OE travels had taken them all around the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa. Inspired by the tastes, sights and hospitality that they encountered along the way, the three launched the Mezze Bar (originally the Merchant Mezze Bar, formerly located further up Queen St, named after the stall holders who peddled their goods at roadside bazaars, markets and ‘souks’).
“We loved the fresh, humble food that real people ate every day, and their relaxed way of dining for hours in the company of family and friends.
The Mezze’s present location is a buzzing, handy place, ideal for pre- and post- show going, or even just a calming oasis from the city outside, with its homely ambience.
23 Reviews for Mezze Bar
One of Mezze Bar's Favourite Reviews What's This?
Great ambience, friendly staffs, delightful beverage options.
Strongly recommend sangria, this is one of place who does proper sangria.
I highly recommend, especially if you’ve been to Spain and have high expectations or someone who is looking for their new favourite place
After getting very disappointing patatas bravas and sangria at the Spanish restaurant in Mission Bay, I knew it was time to go back to Mezze.
Great ambience, great service and best of all, delightful food!!! There were 3 of us, and we ordered 4 tapas and 1.5 L of sangria. We got the patatas bravas, feta (came with the most delicious bread), tortilla espanola and the hummus one.
The sangria was exactly how it should be.
The waitress was very patient with us as she split the bill 3 ways, and they were great at taking away dishes one by one as we finished.
I highly recommend, especially if you’ve been to Spain and have high expectations. This is the best it gets in Auckland
Coffee good, but the cakes are so so so good! We had the chocolate cake, carrot cake and berry and custard cake. I loved the berry and custard cake, carrot cake not too bad as well! Chocolate cake is ok for me.
Heard a friend say that their tapas and other foods are good too! But will definitely go and try their cakes again! Yum!
You may need to book a space if going between 5.30-8.30. Its really loud, so not so good for some people. You have to order at the counter, and this can take quite some time!
Last time I ran a tab, we moved tables, and instead of looking for us, I discovered when I went to pay that they had just decided we’d left and billed my credit card anyway. I no longer run tabs there.
Dishes start at about $12, and you’ll need a couple each. Or just grab coffee or wine, and a piece of the most glorious lemon tart ever. They specialize in sexy young Euro waitstaff, which is nice.
Wil try their tapas soon!
Excellent ambience and great service too!
Bear in mind that it’s not a place to stay and have quiet talks. It didn’t bother us much though because we were going to move on anyway.
Great place. I will definitely go to Mezze Bar again.
Also the desserts are fantastic!
When I was overseas I used to dream of their famous chocolate torte, with berries on the side. Last time I had it, late last year, it was still just as wonderful.
I think I liked the atmosphere in the old Merchant Mezze Bar better (before they moved from the corner of Queen St & Mayoral Dr). . . however, the food is still as fabulous. And I guess the seats are more comfortable, the toilets are cleaner . . . and instead of wandering up the road to Real Groovy for a browse, you can wander into Whitcoulls.