Tel 01642 242080

About Us

Bulent and his family are proud to bring “Meze Lounge” to Teesside as an ambassador of fine authentic Turkish Cuisine offering a variety of traditional dishes.

A Warm, relaxed & family friendly atmosphere

Growing up in Turkey, I have always had a passion for cooking which developed from spending lots of time with my mother / grandmother in the kitchen during my childhood. Over the last 30 years I have worked in a variety of restaurants and hotels as both a chef and head chef. During this time I have had the pleasure of cooking for thousands of people and now want to bring the warmth and enjoyment of Turkish cuisine to the local people of Middlesbrough.

Family and friends are at the heart of meal times in Turkey where the sharing of food and discussion around the table brings people closer together. At home I spend lots of time in the kitchen, cooking with and for my children and grandchildren. It was my dream to bring this inclusive way of Turkish dining to Teesside.

Always made from quality fresh ingredients.

Here in this warm, relaxed and family friendly atmosphere you can taste the finest Turkish meals that will make you to want to return time and time again. Meze Lounge has in fact the distinction of being the first Turkish Restaurant in Teesside. Meze’s are delightful features of Middle Eastern cuisine and are meant to 'whet your appetite'. The word is found in all the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and comes from the Turkish “meze "taste, flavour, snack, relish”.

At Meze Lounge you will find a rich tapestry of tastes and atmosphere all perfected in the kitchens of the Sultans palaces from the Ottoman era. This infusion of history and taste has been brought back to you at Meze Lounge by our Chefs creating traditional, new and exciting taste and classic dishes we like to call “Meze Lounge Fusion”

Turkish food is very healthy and is always made from quality fresh ingredients. All the finest cuts of prime meat served in Meze Lounge are Halal and cooked over traditional wood charcoal barbeque.

Visit Meze Lounge

In our restaurant we try to re-create an authentic Turkish way of eating, relaxed and laid back. This may mean a little extra time between courses …. Please sit back, enjoy your Efes and relax while we prepare freshly cooked dishes to satisfy your appetite.

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Opening Hours:-

Monday- Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00

To make a booking please contact us: 01642 242080