Review ~ An amazing lunch at Ali’s Meze
By Alan T Shearer
Ali’s is a place I had walked past many many times before yesterday when I finally went in. Along with my wife Didi I sat down to what was a fantastic meal.
Ok So right off the top of this review you know its going to be good. But what was not to like? A bright airy interior, a clean fresh display of food, a pleasant smile from the very nice helpful lady who served us and good company!
So lets get to the point, the food. We ordered the Meze Platter which for £20 came with a bottle, A full sized bottle mind, of wine. This accompanied a selection of plates bearing humus, olives, roasted peppers, Tzatziki, Halloumi, and veritable doorsteps of fresh crusty hot bread to dip and enjoy.
We also ordered a single skewer of chicken and lamb which was grilled to perfection over the open grill and presented on a bed of salad drizzled in olive oil. A healthy alternative to chips with everything or a mayonnaise laden sandwich at lunchtime and I’m sure a not too heavy meal later in the day.
We found the whole Ali’s experience relaxing and pleasant. We had the place to ourselves which was disappointing, not for us but for those who chose to do as I used to and simply wandered past glancing in and continuing on with the task of shopping. When they could have taken a very restful break and watched the others wandering past …
So to sum up, for £29 Didi and I had a pleasant relaxing lunch and start to our afternoon.
The other options on the menu were great value so lunch at Ali’s doesn’t have to cost the earth, we simply made our choice from the great menu and relaxed with glasses of wine, which by the way is offered in red, white and rosé, amazing freshly prepared and cooked food, good company and a heightened sense of well being as we watched everyone else rushing past.
* Ali’s Meze bar can be found at 120 Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn. Telephone 01553 69228
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