Today, we decided to share some of our favourite Mediterranean restaurants located in Lewisham – so you know where to go and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner!

Levante Restaurant

First on our list is Levante which is a Turkish restaurant located in Lewisham – in fact, it’s one of the best Turkish restaurants in the area in our opinion. Their food is incredible – after all, it’s prepared by chefs that have over 15 years of experience in restaurants in Europe plus they only use fresh ingredients. We have talked about Levante in another article, however, since we enjoy going there so much, we couldn’t miss on mentioning it again!

The menu includes both traditional Turkish dishes as well as a few dishes with a modern twist.

Of course, the first thing on the menu is the hot and cold starters like stuffed vine leaves, Kisir (crushed wheat, peppers, parsley, mint, spring onions), Tarama, Falafel, Fried Squid, etc.

When it comes to their main dishes, we highly recommend you order one of their Turkish pizza which is called Pide – they are incredible! Of course, they also have a selection of kebabs (traditional charcoal-grilled meats) like Lamb Beyti Kebab – minced lamb, rice, a salad, sauce, yoghurt, tortilla bread!

For dessert, go for the traditional Baklava or Rice Pudding!

Address: 11 Lewis Grove, London SE13 6BG

 

Meze Mangal Restaurant

Next on our list is another incredible Turkish restaurant – Meze Mangal. They offer authentic Turkish dishes in an inviting and cosy atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for a nice lunch or dinner with friends.

The menu consists of starters – all of which are traditional. We love the Tarator (yoghurt mixed with chopped spinach, garlic, and carrots), the Imam Bayildi (aubergine stuffed with onions, tomato, green pepper), and the Hellim which is Cyprus cheese!

Then we often move on to either their Adana Kofte (grilled spicy lamb kebab grilled served with a salad), Tavuk Beyti (grilled chicken skewers seasoned with garlic, parsley, yoghurt), or the Sucuklu Pide (Turkish pizza with sausages, tomatoes, cheese, peppers)!

Address: 245 Lewisham Way, London SE4 1XF

 

Pitta House

Pitta House is a lovely Greek restaurant serving authentic Greek cuisine. This place is relaxed and casual – perfect for a quick lunch or dinner with friends. The food is divine and always prepared with fresh ingredients. You will find some of your favourite Mediterranean dishes there like souvlaki and gyros!

We love their Chicken Gyros Wrap (chicken, chips, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, special sauce wrapped in greek pitta), the Pork Souvlaki Wrap (pork, chips, onions, tomatoes, homemade tzatziki wrapped in greek pitta), the Portion of Pork Souvlaki (3 pork skewers, salad, chips, and sauce) as well as the Portion of Mix Gyros (chicken, onions, tomatoes, chips, special sauce)!

Address: 15 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PP

 

Tziganos Restaurant

Tziganos is a lovely Mediterranean restaurant with brick walls and a gorgeous rustic interior split in two levels. It’s also a perfect place for a romantic dinner because of all the candles they light at night! Not only do they have an amazing menu filled with delicious food but they also offer incredible cocktails, wine, and beers. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is welcoming, and the overall service is excellent!

We highly recommend the Chorizo al vino (with beans and toasted focaccia), the Panko-crusted pork steak served with a spicy-sweet chillies dip and the Calamari with tartare sauce.

If you don’t eat meat then go for the Vegetarian Tapas – for example, the Tortilla Espanola (with eggs, potatoes, and onions) and the Focaccia with tomatoes, mozzarella, truffle, honey, basil oil!

They also offer delicious pasta and pizza you have to try. We love the Fusilli with tuna, peas, cherry tomato as well as the Spaghetti with sautéed clams, parsley, and fresh chillies!

Address: 17 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0TA

 

Bella Roma

And last on our list, we have Bella Roma – one of the best Italian restaurants in Lewisham! With such an excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food, and a lovely interior it’s impossible not to enjoy Bella Roma! In fact, we visit this restaurant a few times a month!

We always start off with either one of their Sharing Platters (for example, the Antipasto Misto Della Casa (including Buffalo Mozzarella, Mixed Cured Meats, Suntouch Tomatoes), a Polpette (beef meatballs, spicy tomato sauce, mozzarella served bread), or Arancini (ragu, rice balls, peas, mozzarella)!

Then we move on to the main dishes – pizza, risotto, pasta, and plenty of other traditional Italian dishes! We love their Linguine Alla Pescatore (with Garlic, Parsley, White Wine Sauce, Cherry Tomatoes, Seafood), Spaghetti with Meatballs, Fresh Grilled Salmon (with seasonal vegetables), and Risotto Pollo Funghi (chicken, mushrooms, rosemary, sage, cheese)!

Address: 13 Lewis Grove, London SE13 6BG