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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One of the best meals you can get any where and when Monica Galleti is in the kitchen you know why
on top of which she has a stall who clearly want to do credit to her gastronomic brilliance. We have eaten there about six or seven times and the standard has never wavered cheap it isn't that you wouldn't expect it to be. Bravo I'm sure your mental Michel Roux is proud of you
The tasting menu was a 6 course feast - beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. We passed on the matching wines and had a carafe each (250ml) of our preferred wines - better value we thought.
The bread and many bottles of sparkling water were all nonchargeable which was a pleasant surprise.
Monica was personally managing the busy kitchen whilst her husband led front of house. She took time out to share a picture after our meal which we really appreciated.
Highly recommended fine dining for a special occasion, without breaking the bank .
Fantastic food and excellent service, we will be back
I came to this restaurant when it first opened and it was excellent. This was my second visit. Although there was nothing wrong and both my first and last course were excellent, the main course was nothing special. Overall I was left with the impression that things haven’t really moved on in the time since this restaurant has opened. Sadly, a restaurant cannot afford to rest on its laurels. I do not eat in high quality restaurants that often and I left feeling that I could have chosen better which is not a good feeling.
Very pleasant welcome. We decided to go for the tasting menu, which I think was a worthwhile decision in that it gives you a good idea of what Mere offers. The Herdwick lamb forms the centrepiece of the menu and was, in our view, the standout dish. We also opted for the matching wine pairings, which we agreed is a wise choice if you go for the tasting menu. The service is very smooth and professional, yet friendly, though, even on a Friday evening, the restaurant was not full, so the waiting staff were not under great pressure.
6 course tasting menu with paired wine was fantastic. Sommelier took her time to explain the wine and reasoning behind its selection. Overall a very relaxed and friendly restaurant where all the staff seem genuinely enthusiastic.
Mere was everything that we expected and more. Service and food excellent, attention to detail surpassed all expectations. Would certainly recommend to anyone who loves good food.
A bonus was meeting Monica herself
Food was amazing and the staff was friendly and the ambiance was great 👍
Food was excellent, we had the £35 3 course lunch menu. Risotto was prefect.
Very good restaurant, very cosy, the wine is very good, and the cod amazing. All was very good. We recommend!
We had a fabulous evening at Mere, cocktails upstairs at the bar with great music and then seated downstairs where Monica G took the time to chat to every table individually (and allow us to have a photo) which was fabulous!! Well done MG and all at Mere, the tasting menu and wine was amazing. We will be heading back again.
Fabulous restaurant, ambiance great, food superb, staff friendly and polite.
Excellent food and wine selection
Excellent good and services, Will come back again. Enjoyable lunch
Flavoursome food, my best meal in recent memory and befitting of a birthday celebration! Thank you for creating a lasting memory for my wife and I
Outstanding meal! The place, the food and the atmosphere were just perfect. We can't wait to go back.
Complex and inventive dishes immaculately presented and beautifully cooked. Flawless service and finally (!) a sommelier who really knows his stuff and has created a wine list with a personal touch from a very wide range of regions. Chapeau!
As always outstanding food and service
Fantastic taster menu as ever!
It was a great experience, being met at the door and shown our table. The staff were engaging and were proud and passionate about the food and the wine. The canapes were bite size flavour bombs My starter of crispy crab was a delight and the black curry sauce was tangy and delicious. All three of us were in food heaven. Definately be back.
A truly wonderful meal.
A lunchtime visit, to celebrate my wife’s birthday, on a Saturday to Mere did not disappoint.
We were the first lunchtime guests and the restaurant was so very quiet and calm and peaceful.
There were many staff who were all very attentive to our needs wants and desires.
The food was superb...and I am now planning when we can have a return visit.
A welcome return to Mere on a moderately busy evening with the main restaurant three quarters full and a female party celebrating a birthday in the private room, but with the dividing door left open. As a result, the sound of a high decibel party in full swing was at times intrusive.
The upstairs bar area was relatively quiet, but the staff members there seemed curiously reluctant to put newly arrived guests at their ease and make them welcome. It was all a bit of a performance and somewhat contrived. Perhaps they were coming to the end of a long day.
Downstairs we opted for the 6-course tasting menu and accompanying flight of wines. Most of the latter were well matched and well presented, but the pinot noir with the lamb had metallic notes and jarred somewhat: a burgundy would have been preferable and fuller bodied. The Austrian Beerenauslese with the final fruit course was, however, very well judged. Overall, the menu was nicely conceived and well balanced, although portion sizes should not be allowed to become any smaller, or prices any higher.
A welcome touch is the chosen menu being left on the table by way of a reminder - which makes all the more unnecessary the performance that goes into the presentation of each course, rather in the manner of an auctioneer announcing the next prize lot. This increasingly common piece of theatre cuts across one's conversation with one's guests, breaks the evening up unnecessarily into course-long scenes, and does nothing to encourage quiet, competent, understated service.
All in all, what promised to be a relaxed, enjoyable evening turned out to be a bit of an ordeal: a pity because much that Mere offers is first rate. PerM
Very attentive service & delicious food too
Very nice venue. Excellent service. Food looks impressive but doesn’t hit the spot on flavour.
Super food and wine served by friendly, attentive and well informed waiting team and sommelier.
Monica makes a point of greeting every guest which is a nice touch.
Wonderful food and great service staff were very good indeed will definitely be going back
Beautiful meal - every course was really delicious - lots of complex flavouring. Wonderful attentive service - and great value - fine dining without breaking the bank :)
We had an amazing experience here! Everything was 100% from start to finish. I would recommend Mere to anyone. We saved up and treated ourselves and it was so worth it.
I am biased - Mere is my favourite restaurant in London and never disappoints . It is elegant but comfortable and friendly, the food and drink never less than exquisite and reasonably priced for the quality, the service is non pareil. I would live there if I could.
A superb experience. We will certainly go there again.
As always an amazing time. The restaurant is one of our favourite places to go. The staff are wonderful.
Food was exceptional and wine pairings too. Service was a little robotic at times though and atmosphere a little sterile. Could have done with some slightly louder music and lower lighting.
Fantastic anniversary lunch. Recommended.
The food isn’t nice. Very upset.
My favourite restaurant. Food outstanding, friendly staff. Perfect
A warm welcome from David when we entered the restaurant & then EVERYONE excelled be serving outstanding food, wine accompanied by very friendly professional service.
Dietary requests were noted & easily accommodated by the team during the evening that was thoroughly enjoyed & we therefore made sure we reserved another evening in November before retrieving our coats.
Thank you very much for a memorable evening!!!!
The food and service was outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff to explain what each of the dishes contained. The blend of flavours of the food was second to none, fully recommend an amazing experience.
The taster menu was stunning. Almost too much food. Only eclipsed by the exquisite wine flight.
Nice place for lunch, relaxing, very nice atmosphere and very good service. We shared 6 different dishes between the 2 of us. My son had the duck and the lamb and I had the veal sweetbread and the pigeon. All were good, the meats were perfectly cooked but I found that the glazed sweetbread did not go very well with the mash peas and chilli sauce and I could not really taste the mushrooms. The duck was far more interesting and neat. The lamb and pigeon were very good but not out of the ordinary but the deserts were exceptional (Chocolate+hazelnuts & lemon curd). I will go back to for dinner and try the rest of the menu.