Mere

4.8
1042 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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  • Tasting Menu
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.

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: 1 August 2018

Ends: 18 March 2019

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

1,000-Point Tables

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

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MR
London
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was only one place we wanted to go to celebrate our anniversary. The food was as divine as ever but it's the whole experience that makes this place a must visit venue. It's expensive compared to where we'd normally eat out, but with unlimited still or sparkling water, not 1 but 2 amuse bouches, gorgeous bread and chocolates with the bill, the value for money compared to other fine dining venues in London is distinct! Service is the cherry on top of a wonderful dining experience and I can't wait to find another reason to go back soon!!

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. The service makes the restaurant unique. The attention to detail is just magnificent. We even had a chance to meet Monica - humble, warm and so talented!

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Would return. Well thought out flow through restaurant and amazing food and wine. Service was brilliant and great to see monica on the resturant floor personally greeting each table.

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TS
County Durham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience.

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PS
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding & delicious food, stunning presentation, friendly, funny & attentive staff. The restaurant was lively & everybody seemed relaxed & enjoying themselves. Monica came over to our table & was so friendly & absolutely charming, so was her husband David. It was a perfect day!

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DP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous lunch on Friday, we all enjoyed very much

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended Mere to many friends. It is one of the best restaurants in London for sheer quality of food and ambiance. The staff are super courteous but discreet and not even slightly overbearing. It is a fine dining experience without the stuffiness
Far and away my favourite restaurant in London

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K
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully perfect. Staff were warm and friendly. And amazing to have chef come out and say hello. Will be back.

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WS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mere is a unique dining experience. The food is absolutely delicious and the balance of flavours on each dish is culinary delight.

Monica and her team have created a calm and friendly atmosphere in this wonderful restaurant. Would very highly recommend - the best food we have had in London!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my friends had absolutely fabulous time in Mere. Every single course was simply scrumptious.

Thank you everyone at Mere for your gentle approach an attention to the detail!

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LH
Bristol
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Wonderful! Scrummy! I enjoyed the pumpkin filled agnolotti with marmite emulsions to start - just so good, followed by the butter poached lobster with peanut sauce and coconut - if I could, I would have licked the plate! The restaurant team were fab, and the experience would only have been better if I’d met Monica. I’ll certainly return soon and share the experience with someone else, rather than solo. Thank you Mere x

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g
London
257 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mere was a great experience, a few slip ups in the service but other than that the food was very well prepared and very tasty. We had venison tartare, pumpkin, pork and some pretty impressive desserts

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DH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best experience I ever had in a restaurant in London. Incredible food, excellent service and beautiful set. I strongly recommend it for a business lunch, a dinner with friends, an anniversary or a date. And, cherry in the cake, it’s not noisy at all, even when the restaurant is full, as it was last time I went to.

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L
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great meal at Mere on Saturday. We went for the full tasting menu with wine. All 6 courses were really delicious, excellent quality and different enough to be interesting without becoming strange. The veal was particularly spectacular. The wine was lovely, and the volumes fairly small so a glass per course was fine. Service was excellent, attentive but not obsequious. I would certainly recommend it and will definitely be returning.

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AK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

My Partner and I recently dined at Mere for Lunch, selecting the A La Carte menu option. The food was superb, flavours wonderful, service good, staff were friendly, professional and totally charming. However, in comparison to other fine dining Restaurants which we regularly dine at, the portions are really quite small. My Partner, ordered the Venison for his main course and we were quite surprised that there were just two tiny pieces of meat. Whilst, my dessert of Pear and Coffee Mousse was good, the slivers of Pear were so small that I could barely taste the Pear in the dessert. If someone like me (size 10) left feeling still not full up then one can only imagine what some men must feel like. Our thoughts are not great value for money.

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d
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The friendly welcome on our arrival set the scene. The disabled access lift carried us down to a sumptuous basement dining room which has the benefit of natural light. Without exception, the staff were professional and helpful which was rather essential as one of our party was attached to and therefore carrying an oxygen cylinder. This was no problem. The wine list features a wide choice of significant wines by the glass or carafe. We chose the three-course lunch menu : Smoked Haddock with leek and potato gratin (10/10); absolutely delicious Roasted Parsnip with pickled pear and Manuka honey (10/10); Pork Belly confit with white bean ragout (8/10); Lemon Sole roasted on the bone with baby gem (10/10); Blood Orange mousse (10/10). An excellent dining experience, relaxed yet feeling luxurious. Our departure was charmingly overseen by Proprietor David Galletti himself. We look forward to returning.

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C
Cambridge
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all round
Experience - food, bar, wine and service - all worth the money

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently beautiful food. Great reception, friendly staff.

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F
London
38 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the set menu which was good value. My parsnip starter tasty and the puree lovely with the crispness of the vegetables. Good to see well prepared pork belly on the menu. The blood orange mousse tasty and delicate and the mini breads lovely and soft. However the wine mark up seemed exorbitant and our red quite cold ( just been brought up from the cellar) The staff were attentive and friendly and the service very good.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great lunch at Mere. With the set lunch menu changing regularly the decision to return is an easy one. This week a smoked haddock and leek starter was followed by a belly pork main and blood orange desert. My fellow diner is milk intolerant so staff quickly responded with a substitute vegan desert and other wonderful alternatives.
Attentive and thoughtful service, relaxed surroundings and wonderful food make Mere a personal favourite.

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service and food in a delightful setting made our visit one to remember

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Food excellent but like a lot of these high end restaurants it lacked a good ambiance.

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wines - excellent service and athmosphere.

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TW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely evening at Mere. The place is designed very well and we stared with a couple of excellent cocktails. We then went downstairs where we had the tasting menu and wine flight. We both thought the food excellent overall and the wines were perfect for each dish. Overall, really well conceived and balanced menu, cooked beautifully. Service was very good although there was a slight delay with the accompanying wines at a couple of points. After dinner, we sampled several fine brandies to compete a great experience. Definitely worth a visit.

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K
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as usual, love the ambience - highly recommended

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service lots of menu options. beautiful decor and ambience - lovely bar area.

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JA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience from arrival to leaving. Staff extremely personable and food wonderful. Can’t wait to return

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and the wine pairings perfect. Every single member of staff were welcoming and friendly. Great dining experience.

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s
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a super time for my husband'd birthday on Saturday.
Decided to have the tasting menu - portions were small but tasted lovely and were presented beautifully.
Service was a little haphazard at times - staff seemed a little stretched.
Overall a really great night.

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J
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful evening, great food, great service. A bit pricey but otherwise excellent

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L
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal. Service friendly and impeccable.

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PF
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Mere quite by chance and oh boy, what a find! Very few restaurants manage to get their whole act together, but from the moment you arrive, everything is first class. The bar area is particularly inviting and well away from the diners which can be a benefit. We opted for the set price lunch which was amazing. The wine list is sorted by grape variety which I found helpful and the selection was interesting and varied. Worth a detour

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JE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu for lunch in Friday 01/0/2/19
The food was excellent and the wines sumptuous
The highlight was when Monica Galetti came in and visited all the tables
I can really recommend Mere and can’t wait to go again

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OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the warm welcome at the door from David, to the excellent service and great Ingredients cooked to perfection.
Never expected to be judging a Masterchef Judge, this is one restaurant we will be returning too. Thank you all at Mere for making my wife's Birthday special, she will treasure the little birthday message from you all.

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HL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely, attentive staff with a wonderful relaxed environment. Went for the lunch menu to celebrate a birthday- beautiful well presented dishes with excellent wine pairings!

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, lovely atmosphere and a warm welcome from Monica herself. If i could just eat the pigeon, the brown butter mash and the octopus starter for all my meals i'd be a very happy person.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff - Helpful, friendly, efficient
Decor - Masculine, business-oriented
Noise level - quiet, did not drown conversation
Food - Exquisite, but lacking "wow" factor. Low on side vegetables. Nutritionally unbalanced.
Restaurant - Dining room (Basement) excellent, but inconveniently placed ground floor toilets up stairs

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PR
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we’ve had! The food and wine was absolutely incredible, and my god, we would return in a shot. All rounded off with being taken into the kitchen to meet Monica as a treat as it was my wife’s birthday. Talk about awesome!

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took his son and daughter in law for dinner as part of a birthday weekend in London. We selected the tasting menus with ‘wine flight’. Our experience was perfect from start to finish. Beautifully decorated venue, quiet elegant, intimate vibe, glamorous, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff and having the perfect wine to accompany every course only serves to enhance the experience. Chief (Monica) visited every table. Not as the superstar that she is but as a passionate host who clearly wants everyone who passes through her door to enjoy the fabulous food in a perfectly decorated and lit environment. Give yourself a break and experience this gem. We will definitely visit again as a couple and with friends.
Thank you to all at Mere.
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NT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Amazing cocktails to start recommended by mixologist to suit our palate. Great food and wine pairing by knowledgeable and welcoming team members. We will definitely be going back!
Even met Monica who took time to visit every table for a quick chat!

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