There are plenty of places to pick up a kebab in the city centre of Newcastle – the Bigg Market would challenge anywhere in the world for density – but often the quality isn’t what it could be. The Turkish kebab is a different beast altogether from the mystery meat that can often constitute its similarly-monikered cousins, and at Red Mezze on Leazes Park Road, they do some of the best around. Their skewered meats are a speciality, as are the mezzes, unsurprisingly. There are Turkish classics like kofte, boregi and more, as well as moussaka, kleftiko and halloumi from their near neighbours over the Aegean.
Aiming to revoke the spirit of family meals in his native Turkey, when friends and family would enjoy home-cooked food under the sun and the celebration would go on until after dark, Red Mezze is an authentic Turkish restaurant found on Leazes Park Road in the city centre. Newcastle may feel a million miles from the Mediterranean coast, but at Red Mezze you can experience a taste of it for yourself with its array of mouthwatering Turkish delights, and no matter if you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, you’re sure to find something on the menu to suit you.
In true Turkish style, begin your meal at Newcastle’s Red Mezze with some bite-size mezze like the sucuk (spicy Turkish sausage), icli kofte (mince meat with mint, dill, pine kernels and parsley covered with cracked wheat then fried) or deep-fried calamari, before moving on to the main event. From chargrilled meats to fresh fish dishes and other favourites like moussaka and creamy chicken, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Take a trip out to Red Mezze in the city centre– conveniently located right by St James’ Park and Eldon Square shopping centre – and enjoy some of their Anatolian eats. Just remember to reserve your table ahead of time.
We keep coming back to Red Mezze time after time, for a reason. Service is always great and food is beautiful. I would recommend this lovely cosy restaurant to anyone.
Food was amazing, so fresh. Fantastic service, staff attentive and super friendly. I will definitely be returning and would 100% recommend a visit! It will not disappoint.
Always great food been many times, and cannot fault anything. Early Bird menu, is great value £9 95 for 3 courses, and they don't cutback on quantity. Drinks are well priced too. Will continue to frequent here. Love it !!! Cheers Jeff