Mele E Pere

4.1
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£25 and under
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Italian

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Pre/post Theatre
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

Christmas Menu & Glass of Prosecco: £29.50

Each person should order one main course and one dessert of their choice. The antipasti will be shared around the table.
A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 16 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 4 - 16 people

Starts: 1 December 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun 16:15-21:00
Mon-Sat 16:15-22:00

Christmas Menu & Glass of Prosecco: £29.50

Each person should order one main course and one dessert of their choice. The antipasti will be shared around the table.
A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 16 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 4 - 16 people

Starts: 1 December 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-16:00

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: 2 January 2020

Ends: 26 May 2020

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

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 December 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-18:00
Mon 12:00-21:00
Tue-Sat 12:00-18:00

What 1628 People Are Saying
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TP
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here initially on the Sunday for a birthday lunch and enjoyed it so much I came back again this week for more! On Sunday, there was a huge group of us, and we had an amazing value Sunday set menu, 4 courses for £25...what a treat! Every dish was perfect, the staff handled our messy group with humour and patience! On my return, this time I dined off the al la carte menu and it did not disappoint. A great Soho option for quality food and great service. Will be back (again!)

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Worst risotto ever, poor service. Never eating here again.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Absolute terrible service..waited for an hour for a bottle of wine and asked for this on 5 separate occasions. Staff were not polite or friendly. The main course, a pasta dish, was cold, hard and bitter.
We will definitely not be returning..

C
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I was very excited to have diner in this restaurant where I took my friend for her birthday. Flavors were a bit odd, some dishes were delicious (the cauliflower) but the burrata on brussel sprouts... kills it. I was overall disappointed in the experience and still can’t belive these guys put olive oil on cheese.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing great service!

AR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Whilst the food we ordered was as per the fixed price three course menu, the food was pretty ordinary. I think you can up your game.

c
Kent
109 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

we come twice a year as a reunion. always good and nice staff. fabulous value

BW
London
34 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always happy to take out of town guests here for a quality yet value priced 3-course meal with a glass of bubbles for £20. And you can book it, which is very helpful in central London.

As always we had a tasty and varied meal and my guests enjoyed it. Pietro provided excellent service.

RR
London
52 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is usually my favourite Italian restaurant, but for the first time since I've been going here the service wasn't good at all. I understand they were busy, but we seemed to be forgotten on a table at the back - our drinks (just a bottle of wine) took over half an hour to arrive, and our starters weren't cleared for a long time after we'd finished. Disappointing as my friends and I normally love this restaurant.

b
London
52 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great food and lovely service. Great atmosphere on a Friday night, service quick but we weren’t rushed to leave which was appreciated.

NB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, good cocktails. Shame we weren't offered the deal that we opted for on OpenTable. Otherwise, a perfectly acceptable restaurant

OT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was lovely, service was super slow we didn’t even get a chance to have our desert as they took so long in taking our order and getting our drinks

N
London
30 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

My second visit to Mele e Pere, and my last. Service was awful. We had to stand up and wave our arms in order to be served after 45 minutes of sitting at our table. We saw at least 3 other parties be seated and subsequently leave because they hadn’t been served. The food was average at best. Pleased we only went on the set menu, it definitely wouldn’t be worth it at full price (the prices are extortionate-just go to Cecconi’s)

JF
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was below mediocre. When lunch was served, a whole bunch of (what I perceived to be) flies swarmed us. The lobster pasta was extremely disappointing. The only decent thing that tasted good was the tiramasu and the water.

Unfortunately, I took a client there for a business lunch. I'm behind embarrassed at this point. Guess next time, I'll do a better job reviewing others feedback or simply let her choose.

O
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It is listed at the guide michelin guide so i thought I might give it a try. Itwas a pre theatre dinner so the place was empty and there is nothing to say about ambiance.
The food was mediocre. Fair gnocchi. Overcooked bistecca fiorentina.
Sum up : Nothing to write home about.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food, generous portions. Accommodated 2 extra guests that turned up last minute with no fuss.
Thank you.

TO
London
22 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ve been there twice and it s a shame I just discovered this place after 5 years living there! I definitely recommend it, very nice Italian food, tagliatelle bolognese were outstanding and staff very friendly and attentive

JJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cosy place with friendly and helpful staff. We booked set menu and we shared few available options, all really good! Delicious burrata as a started was the best choice, excellent pork Belly as a main! Definitely can recommend for family meetings of friends gatherings.

RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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

SC
Salt Lake City
61 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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
34 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

SD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

ED
London
91 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great team serving - will go back.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our service and food was amazing.

BB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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
13 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
52 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

RR
London
52 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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!