Mere

4.7
636 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
MERE is husband and wife team, Monica and David Galetti's first restaurant.

Spread over two floors, this Fitzrovia-based restaurant is the brainchild of Monica Galetti who is featuring as a judge on the BBC's MasterChef The Professionals.

The restaurant itself serves traditional, simple dishes that have been delicately tweaked and modified to Galetti's liking. Nestled above the spacious basement restaurant is the bar, which serves light snacks and an array of delectable cocktails.
Monica's husband, David Galetti, is in charge of the Front of House at Mere, using his years of experience as an expert sommelier to create a wine selection along side his head Sommelier Sandra that perfectly balances with the seasonal dishes on offer.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of Operation
Restaurant is open Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 13:45 and 18:00 - 21:45

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MERE BAR IS OPEN ALL DAY FROM 12:00 UNTIL 23:45 MONDAY TO SATURDAY FOR DINERS AND NON-DINERS WHERE DELICIOUS COCKTAILS AND SNACKS ARE AVAILABLE.
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Phone number
020 7268 6565
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Monica Galetti
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Public Transit
Close to Goodge Street Station with Northern Line
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Business Lunch: 2/3 courses £29/£35

From a set menu. For bookings of over 4, credit card details are required.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 18 June 2018

Ends: 15 July 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-13:45

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 1:45PM

What 636 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent, great welcome, comfortable pre dinner drinks at bar then downstairs for culinary experience. We all loved the food and ambience. Attentive staff, excellent wine. My wife was thrilled by her birthday greetings from Monica. We all agreed that this was one of our best experiences, matched our visit in November 2017 soon after the restaurant opened.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It is hard to get a table at Mere and deservedly so. A relatively short menu but everything was cooked to perfection. Attentive service also. Comprehensive wine list with a reasonable range of prices and some "off-piste" selections. Pricing is comparable to higher end restaurants but not gouging.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. Beautiful decor, warm and attentive service and the most exquisite tasting menu. Meeting Monica was the icing on the cake. We cannot recommend the food, ambience and service highly enough. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Delicious tasting menu, beautiful presentation. Great evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulously fresh flavours - Loved the attentive, but relaxed service, and the perfect vegetarian tasting menu that goes in combo with the must-do main tasting menu. Great smart deco.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful evening at Mere! Fresh seasonal cuisine. The pea starter was divine and the sweetbread with the veal dish the best my husband has ever had. A definite be back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was our third visit to Mere and it continues to be a great experience. We had a nice cocktail in the lovely bar and then had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The wines were very well chosen to match the food and the food itself was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Our second visit to Mere, and again, we were not disappointed. The ambiance is diner friendly, with enough space between tables to keep conversation private should you so wish, yet close enough to admire fellow diner’s choices from the menu.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Spectacular!
Really impressed with the restaurant - the ambiance, the layout, the staff and so the service is very well thought through. The tasting menu (we didn't do the pairing) was incredible. Perfect for those who love the experience of dining...thinking about the ingredients, noticing the precision of the cooking and the pleasure of eating.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

This place is utterly amazing. We went for the tasting menu and every single course was sublime. The service was also impeccable. My sister and I were stoked on getting our pic with the amazing Monica. See you again soon.

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5.0Dined on 14 June 2018

The food was exquisite and the service and atmosphere excellent. Would strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

Tasting menu was the best we have had for a long time. Adored every dish. Lovely service too.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

My partner and I were here for lunch on the occasion of my birthday, we had the tasting menu. The whole experience surrounding the meal was just great, but oh the food, the food, it was wonderful. Wonderful to look at and outstanding flavours in every course without being too heavy. Great service and great wine recommendations. We can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on 13 June 2018

We have now been to Mere on three occasions; twice in the evening, once at lunchtime. We have thoroughly enjoyed each occasion. Food, service and ambience (particularly in the evening) are all as near perfect as you can get. Unsurprisingly for such quality, it's not a cheap outing; but worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Best food I have had in ages. Beautifully flavoured and presented. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Everything perfect: I really appreciatedthe multicultural staff waiter and waitress Italian and French and the youthness of them. Just a minor unpleasent point was been the espresso. I can uderstand that is hard to get a good expresso out of Italy but you can't ask £ 9,5 for two pretty bad single espresso, not even at Mere.

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Interior design is stunning. Food very balanced and each dish was a delight. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Really Fab evening - lovely food, cocktails and great service in a comfortable, striking and understated environment.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Great intuitive service, great wine paring

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Excellent food great service. Really charming dinner, we eat out often but this was a real treat.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

We were so happy with our visit to Mere. The service was outstanding and we felt personally looked after but not oppressively so. We had the vegetarian tasting menu of six courses and each one was a pleasure. All were light, delicate, subtle, beautifully composed and skillfully produced. We particularly enjoyed the house champagne and the fine stemmed wine glasses were a pleasure. Thank you to all at Mere who contributed to such a generous and pleasurable experience.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

We loved our set lunch at Mere, the bar upstairs is the perfect place to have a drink before the meal too.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

The food was incredible and really enjoyed the fish course of the taster menu.
Love the wine glasses and would like to know who suppliers them plus we got to meet Monica which was a lovely surprise.
She is such a lovely person and made us feel very valued.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

booked Mere based on Monica's reputation for my birthday following an afternoon at "The Palace for Garden Party". Apart from the food which was outstanding - an excellent vegetarian tasting menu which in my opinion demonstrates the real ability of a chef (as opposed to offal and other meat based menus - I am n t a vegetarian) the final highlight was Monica who spoke to all the Diners present and allowed pictures to be taken.
Thank you to the Mere Team

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Food and ambience was lovely food was amazing and service was perfect. All round perfect nice!

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

We had a fantastic evening at Mere. Outstanding food, perfect service and an unforgettable experience.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Mere is a relatively new restaurant which is obviously aiming high. Everything about our visit was exemplary and we intend to return in the future.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2018

Mere is a lovely stylish restaurant with an interesting choice of food and an well chosen wine list. Service is excellent from the welcome when you arrive to the moment you leave. Given the quality of the cuisine, prices are high but not extravagant.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

The food was exceptional. The wine list was diverse and offered unexpected treasures. It is one of the most novel and interesting restaurants I may ever have patronised and with the regular seasonal menu changes, there is always something new and wonderful to discover.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Delicious food and very good wine pairings. Staff very friendly and helpful. And even got to meet the owner/head chef Monica so all round fabulous evening. Will be returning.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

We had a lovely lunch at Mere! We started with several unique drinks in the comfortable and interesting bar before heading downstairs for lunch. The dining area was attractive with plenty of light from the glass wall even on an overcast day. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairing. Every course was like a present with new and delectable flavor combinations. The sommelier provided a wonderful wrapping for each course with his specific descriptions of each wine and the reasons for pairing it with the food in front of us. The service was smooth and unobtrusive, even meeting needs unexpectedly like appearing out of nowhere to replace a knife that had accidentally fallen into a sticky sauce. They also accommodated my nut allergy with a thoroughness that made me feel quite relaxed. I highly recommend taking an afternoon or evening and putting yourself in the competent hands of the Mere kitchen and staff!!

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3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Expected much better quality from Monica Galetti especially the way she criticises contestants. The starters were superb, the mains just okay and the dessert terrible.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

I can't recommend Mere enough. I went there with my partner for her birthday treat and we were both blown away by the experience. Upon arrival the service was great, attentive but never intrusive, the level of service was maintained throughout the evening.
We chose the tasting menu which was spectacular, it was tough to choose a favorite course as they were all so good. We chose a really good bottle of wine from the extensive list which topped the evening off.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Had a fantastic experience at Mere...superb food and wine, great friendly and professional service set in a room with modern ambiance. Will definitely return. Recommended.

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2.0Dined on 25 May 2018

My wife’s birthday, we arrived on time but did not get seated for 30 minutes.

Having watched Monica on many food programs and marvaled at her experience and skill, we had expected something special, unfortunately it was not the case.

The food was good but lacked the sparkle that we had anticipated.

We would not rush back, in a word disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Excellent. I have been several times and never been disapointed.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Charming and helpful staff serving excellent food and wine in a stylish restaurant with very nice ambiance. Interesting and varied menu without being outlandish. We had a very pleasant evening and will visit again.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

Exceptional.
Fantastic service and food. One of the best restaurants I have been to in London.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Great ambience and decor, elegant and stylish. Service attentive and warm from the minute you walk in. Food was amazing had the lamb beautifully tender and flavourful. We shared 2 desserts as we couldn’t make our minds up! A very special experience.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

A great team and the well known chef-patron make this an enjoyable restaurant to visit. It isn't cheap but will remain on my list of places I am likely to return to.

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