Mele E Pere

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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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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 in Mele e Pere 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.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 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: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Thu 12:00-22:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-18:00 21:30-22:45

What 1610 People Are Saying
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TO
London
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice hidden space of a restaurant with good food and good service.

JJ
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place. I often go here for a pre-theater meal, but this time I was in no hurry. The food was great, beautiful flavors and combinations. The service was very friendly, but it took them a while before they came over to ask if we wanted to drink something

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Very good service. The food is good. It is a nice everyday resturant to pop into to get a meal.

SC
Salt Lake City
60 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We sat at the bar. Excellent suggested pairing of vermouth with meal, but bartender could be more outgoing. We were obvious in our attempt to learn more about vermouth, and could have been sold more if bartender was more talkative.

RK
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a group of 10. The food turned out pretty good but they were very slow. They were about 80% full but the service was terrible. Our server was unfriendly, it turns out she was the manager!

BW
London
29 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I really like this restaurant and have no hesitation recommending it. On this occasion however I had to mark it down. It was a Monday night and I don't think they were expecting many people but suddenly there were, and with only two floor staff there were some serious service challenges. It won't stop me going back though.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a table of 8 and it was all spot on. Delicious!

SD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Conveniently located in Piccadilly Circus - overpriced menu, rude inattentive staff (particularly a guy with a lousy moustache and glasses). Food was average but overpriced for what it was. Cocktails were not bad. Save your money, go to Kiln down the road.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambience, food and service. Great value especially £29 menu

ED
London
91 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fine example of classy Italian bistro in buzzing Soho. Fresh pasta compliments imaginative cuisine. Outstanding service

S
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Used to be nice in the past. Now- cafe standard food at restaurant price. Won’t be coming back.

c
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The ambience wasn’t very existent, luckily I was out with a great friend so didn’t matter so much as she had me laughing.
We ordered and our meal was out within about 3 minutes, must have been microwaves?
The desert also was very odd - cold set meringue with cold custard.
Would have been nice if there were better choices on the set menu as there’s wasn’t much to chose from.

RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took advantage of the £20 3 courses + glass of prosecco and had the Burratta, Tagliatelle with beef ragu and the pink meringue dessert. Very good value for money for £20, but you do get what you pay for. The meals were pretty standard Italian fare, with nothing special. Service was quite slow as it was a busy Saturday night, but portions were good and the price even better! Perfect if you want a filling, reasonably priced meal, but nothing really special here. The place was bustling with a good atmosphere. I would come back.

f
London
39 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a table downstairs but decided to remain upstairs because there seemed to be too much noise emanating from the dining area. The service people were good and attentive. The food on their "prix fixe" menue was limited but good and we chose that food. The Buratta was excellent. We weren't expecting the moon and we did well nonetheless. A good soho location.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great team serving - will go back.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our service and food was amazing.

BB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very tasty and the vibe is great.

Only downside was that the restaurant was understaffed so it was tricky to get a waiter’s attention, despite asking numerous times.

AP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Staff was nice but the service was super slow, then the risotto was served tepid. I would possibly recommend as the quality of the food was good, but definitely not at busy times.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is absolutely fantastic! We had porcini, artichoke bruschetta and a T-bone steak to share. Everything was very delicious. They have an all day every day Spritz deal 2 for 1.
The only downside to the restaurant is, it is sooo loud. It’s hard to have a conversation. We had to leave right after our main meal as it got worse and worse.

RR
London
50 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Mele e Pere is one of my favourite Italian restaurants! The food is great, atmosphere lively and fun, service excellent and the value is outstanding. Will definitely eat here again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was nice but the service wasn’t good.

RR
London
50 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Mele e Pere! I came to this restaurant twice last week as I love the location, food and atmosphere and the set menu deal is a bargain. Will definitely be going back!

BW
London
30 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

An unusually quiet evening in the restaurant, which is why ambience was slightly lower scored, but otherwise the food was top quality as always.

We were on the fixed price offer, and it was refreshing to see that the menu has been updated with new additions, which is clever because we will come back again.

DW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent and beautifully prepared food, with astonishing value.

E
Essex
28 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My fourth visit and the standards are always maintained. Absolutely a neighbourhood gem of a restaurant.

TW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Being an early table to the restaurant once the place got busy it was difficult to get a waiters attention. The food was ok but I would have expected better for the price.

S
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good location, easy to get to. Food was cooked perfectly. Very polite and extremely helpful waiter.

CJ
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal, great value too with the set menu

l
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We have been waiting for 99 minutes.... was no one else on restaurant we ask 3 time change Brocken glass and every time bring onother Brocken one in the end we drink in 2 from 1 glass food quality not fresch finocchiona have been clearly cut days before and no test on gnocchi and no test on other pasta just the tiramisu was good also they offer a glass of bubble with out inform wich one was .... and in complain they just take out the service charge

n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and great value! I was very happy to find a good place in the West End, I'll come back

H
London
156 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mele e Pere is out first choice for pre-theatre dining in the West End. We've eaten here many times and it has never once disappointed. The food is consistently very good, the staff are consistently friendly and efficient, and the value on the set menus is quite unbelievable.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for a special £20 for 3 courses with bubbles offer. Food was authentic Italian and good quality. Fantastic value for money.

n
London
79 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have always had an excellent meal at Mele E Pere - and really good value on the OpenTable deal. Once again the serving staff were friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fab. Great value and great food.

d
London
56 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pre theatre meal - quick service and good food but very limited choice on pre theatre menu esp if vegetarian. Meal felt unbalanced as no vegetables or salad offered.

KS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here as a family before a matinee theatre performance. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful and is some of the best service that I have received. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be visiting it again in the future.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a dinner for me and my best friend in this place that was amazing. Great staff, great atmosphere and very nice staff. I will return for sure.
I work in VIP Hospitality and I can say is pleasant to find this places with great staff. Well done!

B
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

A discrete watering hole in the heart of London. Happy hour vermouth and a predominantly Italian menu in the basement bistro.
Food is generally pasta based but made for the (expected) English palate - too bland. Chillies? What chillis?
Good value if you just want filling and stick to the fixed menu £20 for 3 courses!!

KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, I've had both lunch and dinner here and come away happy every time. Food is excellent and the portions are healthy so it feels like good value for money. Staff are also excellent.

t
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The £20 'bubbles' menu was great value and we enjoyed our food, although it was disappointing that a dessert I'd spotted on the menu when we booked was no longer on it. We were welcomed with a friendly smile but our first server was very slow and a bit off-hand; however the girl who took over from him towards the end of our meal was much pleasanter and seemed better organised. We will certainly come back but hope not to get that particular waiter again!

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