Mere

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European
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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.

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JE
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the staff was friendly and the ambiance was great 👍

l
London
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, we had the £35 3 course lunch menu. Risotto was prefect.

LB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant, very cosy, the wine is very good, and the cod amazing. All was very good. We recommend!

AN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, ambiance great, food superb, staff friendly and polite.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and wine selection

IB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good and services, Will come back again. Enjoyable lunch

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal! The place, the food and the atmosphere were just perfect. We can't wait to go back.

DM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

a
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As always outstanding food and service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic taster menu as ever!

g
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

PM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service & delicious food too

AB
Miami
78 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice venue. Excellent service. Food looks impressive but doesn’t hit the spot on flavour.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and great service staff were very good indeed will definitely be going back

J
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal - every course was really delicious - lots of complex flavouring. Wonderful attentive service - and great value - fine dining without breaking the bank :)

NF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

P
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb experience. We will certainly go there again.

GD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an amazing time. The restaurant is one of our favourite places to go. The staff are wonderful.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

MM
London
14 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic anniversary lunch. Recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food isn’t nice. Very upset.

E
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant. Food outstanding, friendly staff. Perfect

m
Cornwall
16 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!!!!

DM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Experience!

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The taster menu was stunning. Almost too much food. Only eclipsed by the exquisite wine flight.

DR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

KH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic experience at Mere.
The service, food and overall experience were first class. All 4 of us had a great time - the perfect lunch.
The Sommelier recommended a great bottle of wine.
Many thanks to all for a very enjoyable time.

HL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good choice on menu and friendly but not intrusive service

JG
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my wife’s birthday as she has a girl crush on Monica!
Everything was amazing. Food delicious
Service was friendly and relaxed yet very efficient and professional

Absolutely made my wife’s birthday

We will be back

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, wonderful staff. Heavily recommend this gor a special evening.

TO
London
25 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here as a treat (and being fans of Monica!). Can't fault the place, the food, the wine, the team, the service and the ambience was first class. And if they have the cheese mousse on the menu when you go, order it, it was absolutely divine!

AC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience. A real fusion of flavours that really complement each other, whilst the waiting service was nicely attentive yet not over bearing - just right.

Whilst not cheap, the bill was nowhere near what I was expecting. Because of this, given the quality of food I'd definitely say it is excellent value.

Will definitely return.

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