It’s officially summer so we tend to crave healthy and light food that is easily digestible – and the perfect cuisine for this occasion is the Mediterranean one, right?

If you too really enjoy Mediterranean dishes and you are looking for the best restaurants in Croydon to go to then this list is perfect for you!

Aqua Bar & Grill – Croydon

This lovely restaurant offers Italian and Greek cuisine – and who doesn’t like Italian and Greek food, right? We really enjoy going to Aqua Bar & Grill which is why we highly recommend you visit!

With locations in Croydon, Bromley, Blackheath, and Petts Wood, this chain restaurant is extremely successful and offers delicious food you must try!

Today, we will focus on their location in Croydon. On their menu, you can find a mix of Italian and Greek starters – from halloumi, Cypriot meatballs, and tzatziki to garlic bread, prawns, and soups of the day served with ciabatta.

They have incredible pasta and risotto dishes – our favourite is the Spaghetti with crab and the Wild mushroom risotto!

They also offer charcoal grill dishes, fish, and other interesting options!

Address: 35 S End, Croydon CR0 1BE


Middle Eastern Restaurant Croydon

Middle Eastern Restaurant in Croydon mainly offers Turkish cuisine (and we can all agree that everyone loves it)! We highly recommend this place because everything on the menu is delicious and you won’t regret visiting!

From falafel and houmus as a starter to kebab, kofte, lamb chops, and other main dishes served with rice, grilled tomatoes, and onions!

We really enjoy the Chicken Shish and the Lamb Kofta Kebab!

Address: 55 London Rd, Croydon CR0 2TB


Ayat Kitchen Lounge

Ayat Kitchen Lounge offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine in its cosy and vibrant venue. Not only is the food incredible but the prices are affordable, the staff is always friendly, and the atmosphere is amazing!

We love the traditional Turkish Tabbouleh salad (chopped parsley, tomatoes, onions, lemon juice, olive oil), the Greek Salad as well as the Chilli Salad. They also have Halloumi Cheese, Falafel, Mozzarella Sticks, Mousaka and other delicious hot starters!

As main dishes, they offer a wide variety of different cuisines. You can find Turkish Mixed Grill, different pasta, Halloumi Burger, Homemade Chicken Burger, wraps, and so many other delicious options covering the “Mediterranean diet”.

We also highly recommend ordering dessert – especially the sorbet!

Address: 49c S End, Croydon CR0 1BF


The Med Kitchen

If you are looking for healthy and fresh Mediterranean cuisine then The Med Kitchen is your place. We really enjoy going there on the weekends to have a relaxed dinner with friends!

The starters mostly include traditional Turkish starters – babaganoush, tabbouleh, stuffed vine leaves, houmus, cacik, etc. They also have pasta, seafood dishes, fish, grilled meat, etc.

The Med Kitchen has a special Vegan and Vegetarian menu with a lot of delicious options! We really enjoy the Halloumi Kebab and the veggie moussaka!

Address: 39 Limpsfield Rd, South Croydon CR2 9LA


Blue And Orange Restaurant

Another amazing Mediterranean restaurant offering Turkish food as well as a few other options from Italy and Greece. They have a lot of dishes on their menu so you might need a few minutes to order which is why we will share a few of our favourite things!

We love their Deep-Fried Calamari, the Halloumi Salad, the Grilled Chicken Burger, the Grilled Lamb Cutlets, and the Seafood Spaghetti. We also highly recommend the Spinach & Riccotta Tortelloni which are also vegetarian, the Grilled Kofte Wrap (served with lettuce, onions, cucumber, tomatoes) as well as the Meat Feast Pizza.

Yes, they have pasta, pizza, wraps, grilled meat, interesting salads, and all sorts of other amazing options. They also have special vegan and vegetarian options on their menu!

Keep in mind that they offer amazing desserts so make sure you leave room by the end of your meal for their Tiramisu or the Banoffee Pie!

Address: 85 High St, Thornton Heath CR7 8RY