Mere

4.8
707 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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  • 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.
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Private dining
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

Private Dining

Mere is the first solo restaurant venture of Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband David. Situated in Fitzrovia’s electric Charlotte street, Mere is bringing together Monica’s South Pacific and New Zealand heritage with elements that are intrinsically modern European.

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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: 31 October 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 707 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Business lunch with important clients with limited time. Mere delivered and exceeded expectations on every level, from the friendly greeting at reception, the beautiful decor and ambiance of the dining room to the food and excellent unobtrusive service.
We all chose from the set lunch with nice seasonal, fresh choices. Every dish was a feast for the eyes and more importantly the ones I eat tasted as good as they looked. Our clients were impressed and said that they would visit personally. Overall a great experience and I would definitely recommend and will return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A very eclectic menu, fabulously cooked and very professional and attentive staff.

Every course was interesting and very tasty but the Hokey Pokey was Outstanding!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Good food in a pleasant setting. Staff friendly and helpful.
Good quality Greek wine was a great surprise.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely fantastic meal. Great service, exquisite presentation & tasted fabulous!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Monica Galetti is such an imaginative chef. We had the a la carte dinner and the food was outstanding. We took the Somellier's advice and had a lovely Austrian white wine that we would otherwise never have considered. Ambiance is very relaxed and the staff are friendly and helpful. The menu seems simple but when the food arrives its an amazing visual experience as well as culinary one.

The bill came to about £100 pp including wine. Given the high quality of the experience this price represents fantastic value for money.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A warm welcome from David Galetti. The new menu is interesting and good. We loved the stuffed and confit'd quail and the pork. The red mullet and octopus were also very good. Desserts were fun. The wine list is always worth exploring and the sommelier is very knowledgeable . We has a beautiful but expensive Semillon 2009 from the Hunter Valley. Not the big substantial Semillon I'm used to - almost Chablis like in its minerality. On the sommelier's advice, I finished with a 30 year old sweet sherry the perfect match for the chocolate dessert. We had a great evening.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is the second time I have been dining at Mere and again it was a fabulous evening with friendly staff, brilliant food and just really pleasant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

3 year wedding anniversary. We loved it!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent meal at Mere. The menu was very creative but worked at every level. Great and complimentary tastes, textures etc. The wine was also very good and the sommelier certainly knew her stuff. It's a cut above most places in the area, though deservedly not cheap.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

It’s the 2nd time I have been to Mere.First time was my Wedding Anniversary and the 2nd was for my Mums Birthday and both times have been absolutely fabulous!! Well worth a visit!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. We both had the tasting menu with matched wines and every dish was wonderful. Service was excellent and the staff very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. It was a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Simply stunning, we couldn’t fault a single thing.

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Not at all stuffy, the waiters were friendly, food excellent. We only had the lunch menu but will be going back for the tasting menu soon

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and everything was perfect, delicious food & menu caters for most food groups, staff attentive, helpful & friendly. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Excellent restaurant, lovely bar area, lovely decor throughout and fantastic food and service.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Great meal. The tasting menu was excellent and we really appreciated the option to swap a dish we didn't fancy. The service was also top notch. We had the opportunity to meet the owner who was very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Yet again a delightful evening. Great imaginative dishes beautifully presented. Of course we will come again.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Absolutely amazing service and food. Definitely coming back. Thanks

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

Lunch with friends to celebrate another year older chose from a la Carte menu all food excellent and service friendly and professional
Like to try the tasting menu!

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5.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Great place, nice and small and basement room actually has a window so not dark at all. Food was incredible and staff so friendly.

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5.0Dined on 2 August 2018

Excellent set meal lunch at Mere. Charming attentive staff. Starters of soup and salmon both beautifully presented.
Main course bavette steak tender and to die for brownie dessert to finish a relaxed meal with friends

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Great, original food at very good prices. Great service.

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

Excellent place to eat excellent staff and food love this place little gem

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5.0Dined on 31 July 2018

What a fantastic experience. I took my mum for her birthday.
The food, the service and all the wine we drank( which there was quite a lot) were superb.
I couldn't recommend it any more highly.
I'm already thinking of the next time I will go!

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Our first visit to Mere but it won’t be our last. Everything was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Monica came out to personally greet her guests - a really nice touch. Great cuisine and humility combined!!

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

Amazing food and drink. The lunch menu is really good value. We even got to see Monica herself! I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Superb experience all round. Amazing flavours and food, superb service and we got to meet the chef who worked her way around all of the tables at a very casual pace.
Highly recommended. Take the tasting menu and wine pairing for the full experience

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Took my husband here for his 40th birthday. We had the tasting menu with wine. We both positively loved it. Food is incredible as was the service. Very attentive and friendly staff as well as a warm welcome. I highly recommend it here we would live to return soon.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

The food was wonderful and the service outstanding!

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Have eaten here a few times with my daughter, this time I brought my son and daughter-in-law. This restaurant never disappoints, with a super lunchtime set menu giving an insight into the exquisite food offered on the A La Carte menu. I cannot praise the whole experience enough. The staff are helpful and attentive, the surroundings very comfortable and relaxing. I look forward to my next visit.

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Excellent food. Beautiful surroundings. Let down only very slightly by waiting staff but not enough that i would not recommend this restaurant. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Loved unexpectedly meeting Monica

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5.0Dined on 23 July 2018

Chose the taster menu with accompanying wine. What a delight! Service exemplary, attentive but by no means intrusive.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

I was not expecting Mere to be so good. Yes the food was exceptional and the service was excellent, but it was delivered in such a genuinely warm, friendly and unpretentious way that it made the whole meal an absolute pleasure.

I highly recommend it, not just for the food, which really is wonderful, but also a great wine list and staff who seem more than pleased to take care of you.

The upstairs bar is also a nice place to relax after a meal.

We had the crab and quail to start and the cod and red mullet for main course and they were all outstanding.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

Excellent all round
Beautifully cooked and presented
Tasting menu = superb
Accompanying wines - perfect match
Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

The ambience is superb, particularly early on before it got too busy, albeit this did not distract from the cosiness and impeccable service. Tasting menu is splendid, each course being progressively tastier and memorable. Definitely worth revisiting!

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2018

An absolutely amazing experience. From entering the venue we could not find fault with anything . Great welcome...plenty of choice on the menu and felt very relaxed throughout. Quite a young team but very professional and engaging. Attentive but not overly . Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Absolutely Outstanding. A terrific evening. A lovely spacious bar with very friendly staff. The food (dined a la carte - rather than the tasting menu) was delicious & beautifully presented.

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4.0Dined on 20 July 2018

Excellent service and ambience though I found the food slightly disappointing considering the price.

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