Mere

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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: 27 March 2019

Ends: 15 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 1380 People Are Saying
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DW
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!

A warm welcome by all staff and a great ambience!

Staff well versed in their roles with great attention to detail!

We were well looked after by Monica’s husband whom was warm and enabled us to get a photo with the great chef, herself! That said the work and effort going into all the dishes was testament to the team around her too!!

We will be going again in the new year!

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KH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A lovely dinner at Mere mid week, food was very good, service from the bartender in particular was fab. The main cod meal was a highlight. Also, a nice touch that Monica popped by at the end of our meal for feedback and chat...

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

Truly a wonderful experience from end to end. The staff provided help and advice at every stage and the quality and presentation of the food was exceptional. The house Champagne was delicious. Finally a lovely ambersphere made this special occasion lunch an experience to remember. We shall certainly return.

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

This is currently perfect with amazing food, fabulous service and great value... the tasting menu was crazy good and the pairings we had were spot on.

MN
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faultless. Ambience was perfect, lovely setting and food simply sublime. All staff were really knowledgeable and friendly and Monica's table tour was a very nice touch. Thank you.

AA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3 sister's and I really enjoyed our evening in Mere. The food was exceptional, Monica came out and spoke to every diner which was lovely. The staff, restaurant and attention to detail made the experience unforgettable!

LB
Jersey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We booked for Mere for a meal whilst on a weekend trip to London.
The service and cocktails were wonderful. As was the 'Mere' house Champagne.
We both enjoyed the Scallop starter and the hokey pokey dessert. Which, absolutely did taste just like a toffypop biscuit!
Sadly, my stone bass main course was served extremely undercooked and inedible. The staff handled the situation well though so I had no cause to make a complaint. If we had booked our table earlier in the evening I would have accepted their offer to have it remade. My husbands beef main course was also served as perfectly as the scallops and dessert. We enjoyed the ambience and having Monica visit every table personally was a very nice little touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

JQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food & service will done will recommend to friends & family

MA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good evening great place run by great people. The bar man is one of a kind

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

Great food. Excellent customer service.
Would recommend and visit again

CW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful lunch at Mere. The food was perfect - I am vegan and often disappointed with the vegan menu - the service was excellent and the setting relaxed and comfortable.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a lovely venue. Great spacious bar where you can catch-up with friends before going down stairs to eat.
Fabulous food. Had the tasting menu, it was delish!
Already planning my next trip.

LU
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Although the wine list didn’t have options for more affordable wines.

JD
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had booked last minute, the ambiance was great, food magnificent, enjoyed the desert, although I had the beef, it could of been a bit more leaner? quite tough. Overall great experience.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took a young chef who works at the Ritz for her birthday treat wanted her to experience Monica’s restaurant and be inspired ... she was. We had s lovely time

SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Execellent service and cuisine

D
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal in beautiful surroundings.
Sweetbreads a highlight.
The only reason that I’ve scored a 4 rather than, 5 is a reflection of the level they are trying to reach, and the competition already at that level.
Will happily revisit in the future.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal and service.

e
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love visiting mere for a date night. The team make you feel like old friends returning and the food is always perfect. The little taster treats that are given to you add that little extra touch of wow, the service is wonderful and the food is just fabulous. This is by far our favourite place to eat.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for wedding anniversary meal. Had the tasting menu with matching wines. Some amazing flavours, fabulous wines to accompany. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Started with cocktails in the upstairs bar which has a lovely atmosphere and excellent mixiologist.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a tasting menu with Wines too. Really enjoyed the food and service. The restaurant itself is modern but very comfortable. Would recommend without hesitation.

RD
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but beautiful flavorsome food served by friendly experienced staff, great ambiance and decor. Unlucky not too meet the chef on the night, but all four of us loved every minute.
Now to arrange a mortgage extension so we can go back again!

OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect experience for my birthday meal! We had the 6-course tasting menu with wine pairing. Everything was well balanced and tasted amazing. We particular enjoying the unusual pairing of sherry to start the meal also the Chardonnay with scallop. Lovely setting in the bar upstairs which we had tea and coffee there after the meal and had the whole place to ourselves. Sadly didn't get the chance to see Monica in person.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a brilliant lunch once again.
Staff was very friendly and informative and the food was delicious!

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. Highly recommend to celebrate a special occasion.

GD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another superb meal and my favourite restaurant. The staff are extremely polite and friendly whilst not being intrusive, and the wine pairing was exemplary. Looking forward to my next trip!

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in town right now for both client lunches and for a date night. Cannot fault them

e
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Believe the hype! A fantastic meal with great service and atmosphere. Tables aren't piled in too closely together and there was no hint of turning tables and rushing this fantastic dining experience. My husband had a great birthday dinner and a card and chat from Monica topped the evening off! Straight into my top five!

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Mere had excellent customer service, staff were attentive, friendly and genuine with their approach. The bonus was we got to meet Monica, which was great!
However, the food at Mere was good, but not great, i was expecting more from the tasting menu... the food itself tasted good and was very pretty, albeit i know in a couple of weeks i will not remember the food i ate... Overall it was a great night, and we enjoyed it, but i wouldn't be going back nor would i suggest this as a MUST go place to a friend.

JP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Mere for my 50th Birthday and it was outstanding. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. We had the vegetarian sampling menu with wine pairing and I highly recommend it.

k
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd visit and it wont be our last. Great food, wine and service!

R
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Delicious food and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

e
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monica is my food heroine so to finally go to mete was a real treat and one of many more visits to come.
From entering to leaving the service was exceptional. The food was outstanding and of course with myself being a gin expert (by that I mean expert drinker!) I cannot fault anything. Mouth watering glorious octopus to start, the most flavourful pork for main and I certainly did the Hokey Cokey after demolishing the amazing hokey pokey desert, it was totally worth every extra notch moved on my belt 🤗.
My husband goes very quiet when he is enjoying every mouthful of a meal and tonight was extra quiet! Drooling opposite me he was and not because he was looking at his beautiful wife!!!!!! (Who am I kidding after 20 years!)

We can’t wait to return to mere and I’ve told my beloved Mr B to bring more tissues to dry his dribbles! 😂
A big hank you to all the fabulous staff at mere who work their butts off to make us foodies very happy people.

D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with attentive, helpful service. Flavours and combinations are sublime. Suggest taking the time for pre-dinner drinks in the bar. The mixologist knows his stuff. I gave him an open invitation to concoct whatever he liked. The resulting drink was complex and wonderful tasting. Lots of fun and theatre to watch him construct it too.

EC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We were disappointed with our trip to mere. It ended up all feeling a bit ridiculous - we felt very rushed through the tasting menu with our plates being whisked away before we had even swallowed the last mouthful and the next course arriving before you had a chance to breathe! The food whilst mostly nice was not outstanding enough to compensate for small portions/price bracket and some of it was awful - cheese mousse??? Won't be recommending.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very beautiful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The service was second to none. My only gripe is that the wine pourings were not terribly generous with barely more than a mouthful with each course.

RP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting contemporary taster menu. Food well presented with good depth of flavour and interesting combinations of flavours. The accompanying wines were well chosen. Service helpful but unobtrusive. A superb evening . You did not disappoint.

F
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place for a celebration of our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere is cozy, yet stylish. The food is beautifully presented and tastes fantastic. The sommelier gave wonderful suggestions to go with our meal. We look forward to returning! Thank you for such a lovely experience.

TM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A phenomenal experience. The venue was completed to a high finish. The upstairs is an elegant cocktail bar with homemade creations as well as classics and service both here and downstairs in the restaurant was attentive but not overbearing.
We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing which was perhaps the best I have ever had. Delicate, delicious and varied the food was a taste sensation. Whilst not cheap it was worth every penny and I could not recommend it highly enough

JH
London
115 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped into Mere for a spontaneous Saturday lunch. The service was as friendly and welcoming as ever and the food was delicious.

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