They say that the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, mainly plant based with whole grains and lots of healthy fats, so when we went for dinner at Jars Meze, a family run Greek restaurant in Bath, naturally we decided to be as healthy as possible and eat so much food that we could barely walk. Naturally.
The restaurant itself is one of Bath’s hidden gems, tucked away out of sight on Northumberland Place. With an exceptionally warm welcome and helpful smiling staff, it has a fantastic homely feel and you almost feel like part of the family when you arrive.
They have a superb wine list, and their menu is visibly very well thought out and very reasonably priced, especially when you take into consideration the decent portion sizes and excellent quality of the food. Perusing the menu, we saw that there were multiple vegetarian options (which I was glad about) as well as a fantastic selection of meat and seafood dishes (which Izaac loved). Basically, there’s something on their menu for absolutely everyone – even those who are gluten free!
We ordered Gigantes from Prespes (butter beans in a tomato sauce with feta and spinach) and their Garides Saganaki (oven cooked prawns in a chilli and garlic tomato sauce, baked with feta and kefalotyri cheese) both of which were wonderful… as well as chips, halloumi, tzatziki and their Special JarJam (a tomato, ginger and chilli jam) with pitta chips.
Now you can see why we could barely walk when we left…
As you can imagine, it is genuinely hard to pick a favourite from the menu, but for anyone who loves a taste of the Med without the hassle and cost of flying out, I would absolutely recommend Jars Meze not just for the home-cooked food, but for the warming, wholesome atmosphere that you’ll find there (plus I have it on good authority that the prawns were incredible).