Mesa Kitchen & Lounge is an inviting spot in North London, located right on Southgate’s High Street. You will find a wide range of Turkish dishes on the menu (all cooked by expert chefs on a traditional charcoal grill!), as well as other continental dishes alongside old reliables such as steaks, burgers, salads and more – using only the freshest ingredients and making all their own homemade sauces from scratch to boot! Mesa Kitchen & Lounge also has a fully-stocked bar serving up a selection of carefully crafted cocktails and fine wines as well as all the usual suspects, so why not make a night of it? Booking ahead is highly advised.
The word ‘mesa’ has a few different meanings depending what language you’re speaking... In Turkish it means twilight, in Spanish it means table, while in Greek ‘ela mesa’ acts a warm invitation to come inside. So it should come as no surprise that the atmosphere and food you will find at Mesa Kitchen & Lounge are a combination of all three of those three meanings. Whether you fancy sitting inside in the glamorous dining room or if you’d prefer to sit outside in the modern, all-weather secret garden complete with its own serving bar, you’ll be well looked after at Mesa Kitchen & Lounge. Serving up Turkish and Mediterranean dishes on Southgate’s High Street, this London eatery truly takes it to the next level with their polished food offering.
For starters at Mesa Kitchen & Lounge you can choose from delectable dishes such as crispy calamari with mint and coriander salad served with a garlic mayo dip or scallops pan fried in garlic butter served with a dry apple slice, crispy turkey bacon and croutons topped with truffle oil. Moving on to the main event at this London hotspot, dishes include pan-fried sea bass with potato purée, buttered spinach, cherry tomatoes, olives and caper oil and grilled marinated lamb ribs served with buttered mixed veg and side home made chilli. So if you’re looking for a spectacular Turkish feed around Southgate, you’d best be booking a table at Mesa Kitchen & Lounge pretty sharpish!
Always an enjoyable evening eating at Mesa - food & service was great as usual, this is a great local restaurant & really shouldn't be missed!
Great food, great service, staff always there but not intrusive. Good choice of wines and now extended the menu to have a specials menu. The garden area now a great space for those who like to eat, drink and smoke, open all year.
The staff at the venue were very friendly, the food and service was great. I will be definitely be returning here again and would recommend it to anyone