Mele E Pere

4.3
1466 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
An Italian restaurant with a difference, Mele e Pere is brought to London’s Soho by Peter Hughes and Andrea Mantovani, previously of the acclaimed Wild Honey. From the moment you arrive and glimpse the row upon row of Murano glass apples and pears in the Mele e Pere window you know you’re in for… something a little different – the basement interior is utterly unlike any Italian restaurant you’ve pulled up a seat in before, lit with anglepoise lamps and decorated with bold abstract artworks. The menu is made up of just a well-chosen handful of bold, confident dishes from throughout Italy; Venetian fish, Sicilian prawns, heartier offerings of red meats and tripe from Rome and the north. Desserts, equally typically Italian, are worth leaving a little room for, everything down to the handmade ice cream earning rave reviews from even the fussiest critics. Mele e Pere’s wine list includes around thirty bins at a range of prices.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 12-11pm

Sunday 12-10 PM
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Phone number
020 7096 2096
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

Special Offers

Christmas menus: From £28

£28 Christmas menu including a glass of prosecco and £40 menu including a glass of prosecco.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 8 - 20 people

Starts: 28 November 2018

Ends: 30 December 2018

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

3 courses & a glass of bubbles: £20

Offer applies to Set Menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 26 November 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00 16:30-21:30
Mon-Thu 12:00-15:00 16:30-18:00 21:30-22:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-16:00 16:00-18:00 21:30-22:30

3 courses & a glass of bubbles: £20

Offer applies to Set Menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 November 2018

Ends: 25 November 2018

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:30
Mon-Sat 12:00-22:00

What 1466 People Are Saying
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j
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I booked for the £20 three course menu and the food was tasty and great value. Portion size was decent too. It’s a pretty cosy feeling place but not small. downstairs is lovely so try and get seated there. Service was friendly but slow, they were busy so it took a while to get their attention. Great value, I definitely recommend

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c
Kent
99 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

we always go twice a year. and always will.its excellent

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IP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place - very good service, food and atmosphere.

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L
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

There was no vegetarian on the menu within the set menu. Shame on the restaurant

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l
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday meal. Had a 3 course meal and glass of prosecco for £20. Opted for the fried squid, tagliatelle Ragu and tiramisu. Really good food and well worth the money especially with the special offer. Would definitely go back — one of the best Ragus I’ve ever had. Waitresss was attentive and service was good. No complaints!

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MN
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 3 course offer with prosecco was worth it. The staff were really welcoming and the atmosphere was fun as well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service wasn’t great, the waiter was quite rude, because she “had a bad day”. Also we waited really long for the food, almost 1hr between starters and mains.
The food was ok, my pasta was too undercooked, too much al dente (I am Italian so I am pretty sure about this statement). The tiramisu had a massive l, thick layer of cocoa powder on top, most of the people had to remove it because it was overwhelming.
On the plus side, the wine list was priced fairly, and the wine was good. Some guests ordered steak and they really liked it. The 20 pounds menu is priced fairly, but as soon as you order a la carte, the money you spend - in my opinion- is too much vs the quality of the food and the service.

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LB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant and attentive service, especially considering I change my mind about three times! Nice atmosphere and very good value if you are getting the £20 for three courses offer.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This is always a favourite for a mid week dinner in town, the set menu offers great food and fantastic value

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CJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The £20 for 3 course set menu was excellent value.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food choice so boring and doesn’t live up to the hype

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HB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old favourite that continues to deliver. We returned for a birthday celebration. We were very well looked after by the staff and the food was great.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant with good food, especially the dinner menu that I found being very good value for money.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was expecting a little more accurate service, I really love this place and I bring my boss and he was ok, but nothing special to be on his favourite. What a shame!

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OT
London
143 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is very pleasant and the service attentive. It is a nice spot for a pre-theatre meal as they have a nice pre-fixe menu and it's close to Shaftesbury Ave.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great value for its price! Authentic Italian plate is outstanding

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P
London
69 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Just off Piccadilly Circus, this restaurant offers good Italian food at a reasonable price. We went for the three course set menu, though the glass of bubbly advertised on the Open Table site was curiously lacking. At £20 a head, it was good value, nicely prepared and tasty, but the portions were a little small. We had a small carafe of wine and after lunch coffees and the total did not exceed £30 a head. So, a good choice in town, but the portions could be just a little larger.

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OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food excellent for the value. Good portion sizes. Staff friendly and accommodating, however some didn’t have enough English language skills to really converse. All in all excellent joint for casual catch ups.

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RL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been here many times and would thoroughly recommend. Food on this occasion slightly less than perfect, in that the pasta was undercooked. But the taste, presentation and size of each dish was fantastic! The venue is also very attractively decorated, albeit it can be noisy and so difficult to hear the conversation, but there is a great atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The set menu of £20 for three courses including a glass of fizz is amazing value. Thank you for a wonderful night out.

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RR
London
37 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went to Mele e Pere for a catch up meal with friends. I have been several times before and love this restaurant - the food is great, and exceptional value when having the 3 courses for £20 deal. The atmosphere is fun and buzzing and the service always excellent.

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S
London
51 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was very tasty - but the main of cod on the set menu was ridiculously small; it was about half of a small fillet, and only 1 piece of courgette to accompany it. If you're going to put that dish on the set menu, make it a normal human portion, not a Barbie doll.
Desserts were delicious and if it wasn't for the tiny main would be stunning value.
It was very noisy when we visited on a Saturday night - there was a large table of twenty-somethings next to us. Nice crowd in general though - well-heeled and diverse age ranges.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently dined here in a party of six. Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Outstanding value for money.

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BR
London
49 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really impressed. We had the OpenTable 3 courses for £20 with a glass of bubbles. The choices available were of a high standard, portion size decent, especially the dessert! Between 5-7 they also have 241 on Aperol or house spritz. They accept OpenTable dining cheques

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w
London
157 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super deal for good food. Staff exemplary.

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DI
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pre theatre venue, tasty food, prompt service reasonably priced

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EL
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

A really bustling place with a fun but sophisticated feel to it. Service was a bit on the slow side, but that was peak time on a Saturday. We are off the set menu and on the whole the food was really good.

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VB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb value deal
3 courses plus prosecco for £20!
Excellent food and lovely venue
Will go again for sure

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Great ambience, disgusting food! £24 for a revolting pasta that tasted like instant noodles drenched in butter. The whole table had bad meals.

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w
London
157 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Service below usual high standards this time, but more than enough credit in the bank with me. Will be back...

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JB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely special Birthday dinner for a close friend- really great place- friendly, warm with excellent food.

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P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive and the 3 course deal was brilliant value.

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MH
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is an interesting one.
Had friends over from the US, and decided on Italian so opted for Mele e Pere.
Firstly - very nice staff.
Nice wine list, albeit a bit limited in selection. The Gavi & Provence Rose were really lovely.

Five of us - My husband and I ordered Marinated Cornish Sardines to start.
When they came out, the were uncooked, totally raw. Now I love Sashimi/Tartare, but you could not even cut the sardine with the knife - it was a strange texture.
We send it back and I opted for the Beetroot & Goats cheese salad - was very nice.

Paul wanted the Carbonara Pasta as Main course, but asked for a different type of pasta, and they were happy to accommodate that request.
When his meal came out, it was clear that it was not a Carbonara but a Mushroom dish that we think was another item on that evenings Menu (cant remember and the Menus were removed after ordering)
Even though it was a dark brown cream sauce with mushrooms, we tasted it just to be sure - Mushrooms, no Pancetta.

So, we called the waitress over, who apologised and said she would replace it.

We had nearly finished our meals when his Pasta came out - and lo and behold - it was the same Mushroom dish! We tasted it - agreed it was Mushroom and not Pancetta/Carbonara (again) and sent it back.
This is the funny part - a lady (Not sure if she was the Manageress), came back over with the plate and told us that this was a Carbonara and that it was Pancetta.
We said we disagreed.
She was so insistent that it was Pancetta that we started laughing - maybe it was a new undiscovered bit of Italian meat that comes in the shape and taste of Mushroom....
It was like the Twilight Zone, where she nearly had us convinced that what we were seeing was not what we were eating! Maybe Donald Trump has shares in Mele e Pere.....Fake Mushrooms....

Anyway, overall we would not choose to go back, primarily because of that particular lady.
Still want to note that the other staff that waited on us were really nice.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I have been twice before, not for a while though, both were the £20 3 course + bubbles deal and have been very satisfied

Last Friday I felt that the service was poor, the food choice on the deal although very similar in parts to the main menu was actually limited. They either were running out of the cod so my friend and I shared the last piece between us or their potion sizes were on the small size. My other friends options were equally just a bit off. The pasta and quail. It was generally all very bland. The tirimasu was really nice though.

The wine list is very overpriced for what you get. The Soave was not good and we then opted for the Gavi, usually one of my favourites.

I will go back just to validate my first two experiences and hope this was a one off

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w
London
157 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned again!

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked this place really for the price ( not expensive) but I was nicely surprised by the atmosphere, the decoration, the quality of the food and of course the great service that went with it. I definitely recommend it. Thanks again to the staffs.

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e
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyed the evening- it was on the loud side but overall excellent service and nice food. good value .

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a VERY long wait between ordering and getting our starters - >45mins - even though only about 4 or 5 tables were occupied. They only seems to act when we looked very upset and audibly discussed getting food elsewhere.

When the starters finally arrived, one of them (roasted carrots with goats cheese & cardamom) was vastly undercooked (some carrots were almost raw!) and was also rather cold, and absolutely heaped with too many cardamom seeds, almost as if to make up for the star of the dish being badly prepared.

The meal improved after that as our dishes started coming out quicker and tasted better, but such a slow and disappointing start to our meal put a bit of a damper on our dining experience.

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LK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Came here for a late dinner after theatre at 1030pm. Service was prompt and friendly . Ordered the seafood pasta which was okay.

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w
London
157 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As I said, will keep returning whilst this deal is on

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice family occasion, authentic and friendly venue.

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