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For 2
Date
Mon, 5/28
Time
7:00 PM

Mere

4.7
599 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.
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
What 599 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Had a fantastic experience at Mere...superb food and wine, great friendly and professional service set in a room with modern ambiance. Will definitely return. Recommended.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

My wife’s birthday, we arrived on time but did not get seated for 30 minutes.

Having watched Monica on many food programs and marvaled at her experience and skill, we had expected something special, unfortunately it was not the case.

The food was good but lacked the sparkle that we had anticipated.

We would not rush back, in a word disappointed.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent. I have been several times and never been disapointed.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Charming and helpful staff serving excellent food and wine in a stylish restaurant with very nice ambiance. Interesting and varied menu without being outlandish. We had a very pleasant evening and will visit again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Exceptional.
Fantastic service and food. One of the best restaurants I have been to in London.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great ambience and decor, elegant and stylish. Service attentive and warm from the minute you walk in. Food was amazing had the lamb beautifully tender and flavourful. We shared 2 desserts as we couldn’t make our minds up! A very special experience.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

We were greeted very professionally yet warmly on arrival and shown to our table. The table setting is casual yet measured. The waiting staff are very on point and take pride in discussing each plate. We chose the tasting menu with matching wines. Alex our wine waiter was very knowledgeable and delighted in answering any questions. Each plate was a work of culinary art and the cheese course was sublime.
The finishing touch was speaking with Monica. She took time to visit each table to chat with patrons. This was a beautiful touch.
We will return and would heartily recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Lovely spacious bar for pre or post evening drink. Waiting staff very accommodating of dietary preferences. Interesting, tasty food - portion size perhaps a little small but reasonable pricing for central location.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Outstanding meal everything was perfect. Also got to chat to Monica, a truly wonderful person it made my birthday even better.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Another wonderful lunch - food and wine outstanding - sttaff are so lovely and helpful. Always feels like a special occasion. Best restaurant in London right now

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4.0Dined on 15 May 2018

The staff were exceptionally attentive and the food was excellent

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

From the very entrance one feels welcome. The ambient is very elegant and makes one feel relaxed. The staff is very professional and courteous. Food exceptionally well presented and prepared, pure bliss.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

we went to Mere for a birthday lunch as we have been fans of Monica Galetti's cooking for some time and were not disappointed. good front of house service, excellent cocktails and beautifully presented, flavoursome, tasteful food. the lamb main and the chocolate dessert (plus paired dessert wine) were sublime. it's not cheap by any means, but more than lives up to its billing.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

The food was incredible and the staff were super knowledgeable and friendly. A perfectly special evening. And I got a pic with Monica. And the glassware is to die for!!

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2018

In a few word... fantastic tasting menu
La cerise sur le gâteau, et rare en Grande-Bretagne, la venue du (enfin de la) chef en salle en fin de service, très sympathique et quasiment une séance photo avec chaque table. Bref, à recommander, un rapport qualité prix difficile a battre. Une juge de Masterchef qui connait son boulot et le reproduit chez elle !

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Mere. A lovely, cosy ambience and the luxury of an elevator from the bar area to the dining-room downstairs. The service was immaculate from everyone concerned. All the dishes were brilliantly conceived and executed to the highest standard. I had emailed the restaurant prior to our visit to see whether it would be possible to have quail as a main course and there was no problem accommodating my request. The prices are extremely fair given the central London location. A visit to our table by Monica Galetti herself really put the icing on the proverbial cake. Will definitely revisit the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Faultless! We were two couples. We all had a fabulous evening. The food and wine was amazing.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Fantastic restaurant. Wonderful food and excellent service. It was an unexpected treat that Monica came out to chat to diners after service

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Delicious food, perfect service! Unfortunately we were seated by the walkway to the kitchen so it was a bit loud and dampened the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Excellent... one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in London. Will be returning very soon.

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4.0Dined on 8 May 2018

The lunch set menu was good value. Each course was beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Lovely restaurant. Only criticism would be that main courses are slightly small. Some carbs would be good. I woke up hungry and I am not a big eater usually. Quality of cooking and service are high. Definitely recommended.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Quite simply, a fantastic experience. The restaurant, the staff, the food were all amazing. We eat in many fine dining places and Monica's is the best we have experienced. Only a matter of time before it get's a Michelin Star or two!

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

A truly wonderful dinner to celebrate two birthdays! Fine dining at its best but without being stuffy or pompous.

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

We are big fans of Monica Galetti and David who works front of house is lovely. Staff are very knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Excellent food and great tasting menu. We love it and will be back

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

From entry to exit we received exceptional service and the food was even better.
The bar is a great place to enjoy pre or post dinner drinks, very nice ambience
The restaurant decor and atmosphere created a wonderful environment to thoroughly
enjoy your exceptional meal.

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3.0Dined on 3 May 2018

I chose Mere because of the impressive reviews and tasting menu. I dine out often in London and so hold a fairly high expectation for the food I eat - especially when a meal for two is set to cost around £200. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by my meal here. Dessert and the starting dish were enjoyable but other than that I often wondered if they had forgotten to season some dishes. The flavours were 'safe' to say the least and lacked the kind of flavour explosion that makes dining out in a high-end restaurant the experience it should be.

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5.0Dined on 2 May 2018

An unbelievable night, really well looked after and treated to brilliant service and great food. Would recommend for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

My wife and I had a weekday lunch at Mere and chose the 6 course tasting menu, but a la carte and set lunch options were also available. From the moment we arrived to a final farewell at the front door by the co-owner, we had an absolutely wonderful time. The restaurant is beautifully set up and presented, the staff were friendly and efficient and the food was outstanding. Mere is a credit to everyone involved. We would be there every week, but unfortunately home is 12,000 kilometres away, in Australia.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Lovely restaurant, really met expectations. Charming staff who clearly enjoy their work, and perform extremely well. Superb food, relaxing elegant ambience. Fairly priced given the high quality, highly highly recommended. Thank you for a perfect birthday meal

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

We celebrated my husband’s birthday at Mere. The staff helped arrange a glass of champagne on arrival and even surprised him with a card from the Mere staff. They treated all the diners with pre-meal nibbles and freshly-baked bread... heaven! A meal this nice isn’t in our budget to do often, but we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and hope to return soon. I’ve already recommended the restaurant to a few friends!

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

One of the best dining experiences I’ve had in 4 years of living in London! Their rise to a Michelin star is inevitable! Flawless food and service

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

This was our second visit to Mere and we once again had the 6-course tasting menu with wine pairing, which all in all considering it's London and the quality of the food and service, is very good value. The menu was different as you'd expect, and each course was beautifully presented and very delicious. The wine pairings were spot on and enhanced the experience. The room is sophisticated and the service is excellent: efficient, unobtrusive and friendly. Only downside was Monica wasn't in! This is one of the few London restaurants I want to come back to (I'm usually happy to try anything once) because the food, service, atmosphere and value are all so good.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Went for our 45th wedding anniversary and had the tasting menu the whole experience was superb. Would definitely go back and recommend at visit

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

The quality of the food was just "out of the reality" amazing delicious ..
I had the rose veal with sweetbread and this dish remind me my gran mother when I was young
she used to cook sweetbread for special occasions and when I had the first piece in my mouth....the time stopped and sended me back when I was 6 years old ....

thank you to the team and huge thank you to Monica for your creativity

Stéphane

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, very friendly and lovely surroundings.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Top notch well worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Beautiful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. Tasting menu and paired wines were all amazing!!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Fantastic meal. Adam the bar manager was great. We can thoroughly recommend the classic champagne cocktail. Ate the tasting menu with matched wines and were not disappointed. The cod in black curry and the veal with caramelised sweet breads were the stand out dishes. Coffee also excellent.

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5.0Dined on 25 April 2018

Had the tasting menu and wine pairing. Overall a very enjoyable meal

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