Mere

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European
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.

Support Mere during COVID-19

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: 27 March 2019

Ends: 14 April 2020

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

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 1:45PM

What 1847 People Are Saying
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JoanB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal served by Monica and David’s team in these very difficult times.
We look forward to visiting as soon as we can following the Corona Virus pandemic when we know the team will be stronger.

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GaynorL
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant did not disappoint. First class treatment and a six course tasting menu.

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LouiseM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff were attentive, welcoming and knowledgable about the wines and food courses. Would love to visit again!

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Marc
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vibe, comfortable and friendly! Food was presented well and timed really well. We really enjoyed our visible and the service was superb. Not the best meal we've ever eaten, but of very high quality. The Hokey Pokey desert was outstanding though.

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RebeccaD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service! Wonderful evening!

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MichelleD
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food and service could not recommend highly enough.

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Paddy
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dads birthday and we had a tasting course for four of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience

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aaronl
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entry to exit everything was fantastic, Bar does amazing different cocktails, food was epic and super intense taste's....Took my daughter for a treat and it was fab

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Lindz18
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were incredibly attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Great recommendations. The food was delicious and the cocktails were sublime!

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TraceyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special birthday treat for a family member and did not disappoint. The staff are attentive without being unnecessarily intrusive. Very informative about the food and drinks on offer.
Food was amazing! And Monica herself made an appearance and took time to speak to all diners. The birthday girl was truly blown away.
Cannot rate the venue, the staff and the food highly enough.

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vipParky
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! We were here for a celebratory business lunch and the food was divine. We also had one vegan diner (me!) and the team could not have been more accommodating, with a separate menu and expert advice on which wines were vegan. Really impressive - the vegan dishes were incredible (including a celeriac veloute that will live on in my mind!) and all the a la carte meals were very well received. Highly recommended for both food and service.

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Clare
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous from the moment we arrived till we left. Very friendly staff, excellent food and service.

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MonicaC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch deal which was nice, need to go back and have full tasting menu

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TimothyB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The surroundings seemed a bit stiff, and I worried, for the food was going to be expensive. However, the expert waiter and sommelier put us at ease, starting our evening with two amuse bouches that were delicate, artful, and sumptuous. I cannot speak more highly of the chef(s)' artistry. The two starters -- sweetbreads and scallops -- were extremely inventive and beautifully presented. The tastes were subtle and finely controlled. Our shared entree, pigeon, was the best I have ever had, and our dessert (hokey pokey) was another work of art with an emphasis on the gustatory. I have been to more expensive restaurants in San Sebastien -- the foody capital of Europe -- but this compares . . . no, exceeds, those.

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LizW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - fairly expensive (as to be expected). We had a cocktail each, the tasting menu (which was amazing) and 2 bottles of wine between us and it was £146 per head. But we were pleasantly full when we left and more than ok with paying that price for a brilliant night.

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Raquel
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful relaxed ambience . Great food, fabulous service. All staff so attentive without being intrusive. Would absolutely recommend Mere. Tasting menu was lovely.

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Thomas
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice friendly atmosphere.

First place I have been where the chef has made a genuine effort to greet all the diners.

Best cooked Lobster I have had, even other top end Michelin restaurants can’t cook a lobster that well!!

Looking forward to going back and can’t recommend enough.

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jasonk
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous friendly place staff all lovely food was amazing loved this restaurant and actually got to meet the lovely monica which made my day highly recommend this place 5 star service all the way

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MattB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated girlfriend for her birthday, enjoyed a drink in the ground floor bar before heading down for the tasting menu accompanied by wine selection. Monica was introducing herself to the diners and it was exciting to meet her. The ambience and atmosphere was informal and the staff were friendly and top class. Really enjoyed the sommeliers company as he was so enthusiastic about the selected wines. Dined for 3 hours and it was a special night. Food highlights were scallops, stone bass and the beef.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, we had the tasting menu which

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LorraineC
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had been looking forward to this since Jan (birthday pressie for my husband) We were not disappointed. The place is lovely and very relaxed and the staff attentive and happy to chat with us when we wanted.. The only slight disappoitment was my main which I really did not like - I do not eat red meat which seemed to feature on most of the meals so I went for the Vegetarian option which was very salty and rather dull. I did not eat very much of it although my hubbbie ate some after his own main. I did mention it (not one for pretending eveyrything is ok..) and realised I should probably have just asked them to alter the ingredients on a different meal. Anyway, the starters were lovely and the pudding...well, try the blackcurrant souffle if you go - absolutley delicious! The cocktails (and the waiters) were great and to find that my main was excluded from the bill helped to make the evening stay very special. Will go again when possible..

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NicoleD
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time here on Friday. Had booked it in advance as a treat for my boyfriend’s 30th birthday. The staff went out of their way to make it a lovely night and the food was of course fantastic. My favourites were the veal sweetbread with sweet chilli glaze, and the blackcurrant soufflé for dessert. The decor inside is beautiful as well and just the right mix of smart and comfortable. Will definitely come back in the future. We even got to meet Chef Monica in the kitchen, such a lovely touch! Thank you so much for making it such a memorable night.

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StuartB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best culinary experiences ever, would highly recommend it

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ClaireA
London
32 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience from the minute we walked through the door was excellent. Service, food and atmosphere, all created special memories.

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DaveK
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely fantastic lunch here. The food was superb and the service was outstanding. Definitely be going back.

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Mellida
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff from the moment you enter the restaurant make you feel relaxed and special.
There is no pressure. They are helpful but not intrusive.
The menu is varied and clear. The food is magnificent and can’t be rated highly enough and the wine list matches. The price for this quality is right.
For me this is one of the best restaurants in London.

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dinnercrit
London
23 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 3rd time we've dined at Mere and it never fails to impress
Everything was spot on and made my birthday celebrations special.

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vipjovvvvppppp
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dessert was a thing of beauty!

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RichardG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Scrumptious food beautifully presented. A warm welcome.
Would have liked more vegetarian/vegan options on the a la carte mains menu but the dish I chose was spectacular.

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AntheaH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu and cocktails were amazing. I would highly recommend eating at Mere. It seems expensive but is well worth the money.

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ChristineT
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This was our second visit and unfortunately was not as good as the first, the staff were not particularly attentive and the food not as good. The restaurant was not very busy which affected the atmosphere it seemed very quiet

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ClaireS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Every course was superb with the exception of the 35 day aged beef which was a little tough and the meat lacked flavour, although everything that accompanied it was superb. A relaxed, welcoming atmosphere with attentive staff.

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CafeSociety12
London
33 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Delicious food in a calm, comfortable environment. Whether the business lunch or a la carte, it does not disappoint.

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DerrickS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely time at Mere. The vegetarian tasting menu is not only excellent but, given London pricing, good value.
Good service and a friendly atmosphere. What’s not to like?

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vipMICHAELG
Yosemite
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monica and her chefs have translated her encyclopedic knowledge of food into a wonderful temple of haute cuisine moderne

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Reviewer
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as usual, cant fault the food or service at all.
Only thing I would say is that drinks are a bit expensive.

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AndrewP
Monaco
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic experience. From the minute we entered the restaurant we were made very welcome. The ambience is great, it immediately felt like somewhere you could relax and be looked after. We had a drink in the comfortable bar area before dinner and were very well looked after by the knowledgeable bar man Adam.
Once taken down for our meal, we were seated in a nice area of the restaurant, that didn't feel on top of each other. The restaurant was busy but not overcrowded with a steady flow of diners and plenty of staff to look after everyone. We chose from the 'a la carte' menu which was well described. The food was amazing, scallops were cooked perfectly, my partner had the pork, that was also cooked to perfection and actually tasted of pork! My fish (stone bass) was fantastic in flavour and texture and we both had the souffle for dessert, which didn't disappoint.
The waitress, whose name I am not sure, was both knowledgeable about our food and organised the service extremely well. We didn't have the wine, although observed the sommelier who was also respectful and knowledgeable.
We finished off back upstairs in the bar area for a night cap and again Adam was most helpful in choosing a drink. He suggested an alternative drink to the cognac I had ordered giving me background why he felt I would like it. It was also cheaper than the one I had chosen which is a pleasant surprise, however it was beautiful and I will be ordering it again.
Overall we felt we had been looked after very well, not only the food but the whole experience was enjoyable and I will be recommending Mere to my family and friends and hope to come back again soon.
Thank you to all the team at Mere, you should be very proud of them Monica

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

From the moment we walked we were treated very special. The staff were friendly, welcoming and ensure that we were looked after. I loved my cocktail it was amazing!!
We had a bottle of the MERE champagne which was outstanding and would be back for that alone.
In terms of the food that was the only real slight let down. My starter was the pasta and I found it a little hard, my husband scallops were browned nicely but were just done in the middle. I had the lobster for main the presentation was amazing. My husband had the beef for main, such a shame the shin cheek was a little dry and chewy and the beef wasn't as tender as it could have been. Now the hokey pokey (which is the main reason we booked). Visually amazing little let down with the base as found it a bit dry and not sure if it was meant to be a biscuit or cake. Overall I would visit again and would recommend as best service in Central London by far!!!

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BeckyC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food blew me away. Our starter (both had the tortelli) was outstanding, the flavour in each and every element shone through, a dish I will remember.

Desserts were also on a different level, we had the Hoki Poki & the Souffle. I fear for anyone that cooks a souffle for Monica having tasted that one... I am not sure anything could stand up to it.

Would definitely recommend and will definitely return!

JG
JoGee
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dining experience and lived up to our expectations. Attentive yet discreet staff. Lovely food, opted for the tasting menu for lunch. Will visit again.