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About Mere

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.

74 Charlotte Street
London, London W1T 4QH
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European

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.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7268 6565

Website:
http://www.mere-restaurant.com/

Public Transport:
Close to Goodge Street Station with Northern Line

Executive Chef:
Monica Galetti

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mere Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (263)
Fit for Foodies (220)
Tasting Menu (204)
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Creative Cuisine (196)
Good for Anniversaries (178)
Good for a Date (177)
Notable Wine List (166)
Romance (153)
Good for Birthdays (138)
Quiet Conversation (118)
Lunch (107)
Business Meals (104)
Cosy (67)
Bar Seating (62)
Worth the Drive (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (54)
Authentic (47)
Seasonal (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Hot Spot (33)
Casual (32)
Fun (32)
Healthy (29)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Neighbourhood Gem (23)
Local Ingredients (22)
Disabled Access (21)
Group Bookings (21)
Gluten Free Options (15)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Child Friendly (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Spicy (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Having watched Monica Galetti on TV my husband and I were curious to see how good (or bad) her restaurant might be. All I can say is that the whole experience was AMAZING! The food was extraordinarily beautiful. That may be an odd thing to say about food, but the presentation and clever mix of subtle flavours was unique. Nothing was overwhelming, the food combinations were interesting, but didn't fail to please. We had the tasting menu and I was a bit dubious about a couple of the courses - the veal carpaccio and the squab. The veal was sublime and turned out to be one of the most amazing dishes I have ever eaten. The squab, paired with roast shallot, onion puree and pickled salsify blew all conception of eating pigeon - it was divine!

Many restaurants of this calibre could learn some lessons from Mere when it comes to service. The staff were delightful and enthusiastic and nothing was too much trouble. They were excited about sharing the smallest details of what lay on the plate and the sommelier was so enthusiastic about the wine menu.

The only slight disappointment was that my husband, who was not drinking that night, wasn't offered a soft drink in lieu of the courtesy glass of champagne. Other than that, this restaurant can only by scored 100% for its food and service.

A delightful experience, fabulous staff and food par excellence! A must to try.............

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and amazing service . Made even better by the appearance of Monica as we went round the tables . Why do more chefs not do this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, creative ingredients, friendly staff .. will be back

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it. The halibut on the tasting menu was out of this world 😋

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cambridge)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent ++
Wonderful food
Tasting menu and accompanying wines - excellent
Service - friendly and welcoming
Good value

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 (Hampshire)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I had big expectations when we visited Mere, and we weren’t disappointed. The restaurant is comfortable, the tables aren’t overcrowded and the ambience good. The service was excellent from arrival to departure. The staff were very attentive and very well informed about the food and wine. We both decided to have the 6-course tasting menu, with chosen wines. As my wife and I didn’t want to eat the Rose Veal for the 4th course, we were offered a replacement salmon dish as replacement which was excellent. All the wines fully complemented the food that were matched with. We would have walked away extremely satisfied having enjoyed the food and wine, but to see Monica Galetti taking time to visit each table in spend time in conversation made the evening that much more special. This was a 5-star dining experience that will be remembered for a very long time.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 7 days ago

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and everything was delicious. We were really pleased to see that there was also a vegetarian tasting menu

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 7 days ago

Loved it. Lived up to expectations which is a rarity. Excellent food, great service, attentive but not overbearing. Lovely setting and to top it up Monica was in the kitchen. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

A fully enjoyable experience, from pre meal cocktails to the whole tasting menu and the service. All topped off by meeting monica. Great quality food, never felt rushed, our food preferences were catered for with out issue. A fantastic evening

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 10 February 2018

Had a wonderful dinner at Mere on Saurday night. It was a special occasion so tasting menu with wines was on order. Special shout out to Hugo, but all of team Mere were fantastic. As for the food itself? Divine, simply divine. Thank you to Monica and David for the wonderful hospitality. See you soon for lunch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Bath)·Dined on 10 February 2018

Amazing Vegetarian tasting menu, didn't feel like an afterthought at all. Get here soon before they inevitably get their first star and it takes months to get a booking.

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·Dined on 10 February 2018

Amazing place, will definitely be returning in the near future.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 February 2018

Fabulous evening and loved it! Special place, serving amazing food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (North Scotland)·Dined on 9 February 2018

We had a wonderful evening and everything was perfect from the warm greeting to the amazing food. The service was superb with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The halibut was cooked to perfection and the rhubarb dessert was a delight. My daughter is training to be a chef and we had both been looking forward to our meal for weeks - it did not disappoint.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 9 February 2018

Fantastic restaurant that has moved to top of my list. The food was delicious, interesting combinations of taste and texture, andbeautifully presented. We had the tasting menu and it was all top notch. Staff were friendly without being overly attentive and we had a great time talking to them at the end of the meal. My one star off ambience is that I found sitting on the fixed seating a little uncomfortable. Have already encouraged friends and one is going Saturday. I am definitely returning and very tempted by the chefs table for a birthday. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on 8 February 2018

Beautiful food, attentive and knowledgeable staff, great atmosphere. Memorable meal, will be back! Everything was perfect!

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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2018

The most amazing dining experience that we could have wished for. Everything about this restaurant is 5 star from top to bottom!

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 (Brighton)·Dined on 3 February 2018

This is an outstanding restaurant. I have eaten in a number of Michelin starred restaurants and the food at Mere is better than most of them. Eat here before is gets Michelin rated is all I can say. We had the tasting menu with paired wines - every course was superb. The service is absolutely first rate with every member of staff contriving to make you feel special. The decor is also very lovely. We shall return!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 3 February 2018

This couldn’t have been a better dining experience. David Galetti welcomed us with warmth and all the team exuded confidence and pride in the menu and the restaurant. Every detail has been thought through with precision and then is executed with genuine kindness and charm. The food was out of this world. What a treat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Healthy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 2 February 2018

This is an exceptional restaurant run by David and Monica. The food and wine tasting menu represents excellent value and z superb dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on 2 February 2018

Our visit to Mere last Friday was an evening to remember. It was a gastronomic experience to savour and cherish. The stylish and understated elegance of the decor of the restaurant and its warm and friendly ambience, a reflection, no doubt, of the personalities of the owners enhanced the enjoyment of its exquisitely crafted dishes. The staff were very courteous and professional which added a significant dimension to the memories of the occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 2 February 2018

Absolutely amazing, food was perfect, staff were attentive and friendly. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was just perfect in every way.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 1 February 2018

Our first visit and won’t be our last. Had the tasting menu and couldn’t fault any of the 6 courses, lovely food and flavours well presented. The staff were all polite, courteous and knowledgeable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 31 January 2018

From the moment you walk in it is evident they value your custom. Excellent staff, professional and friendly. The food was amazing the best lunch I have had in a long time.
Highly recommended I will certainly return.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (West Sussex)·Dined on 30 January 2018

Great location, good bar, intimate dining room and beautiful food

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 29 January 2018

Beyond excellent!!! The experience at Mere is amazing, your taste buds will be taken on a journey of pure delight.

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·Dined on 27 January 2018

Great food as you’d expect, some surprises and top drawer service in this delightful restaurant. No doubt in the running for a special star in the near future. What makes Mere such a standout is the joy and bonhomie from the moment you open the front door....quite the best overall dining experience you could wish for, reflecting well on the team and patron.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 27 January 2018

I took my partner as a surprise for her birthday 🎂 and the evening was amazing, the staff were warm and friendly. We meet some lovely people on both tables either side of us who were happy to chat.The food 🍴 and wine 🍷,cocktails are great. Mere is a fabulous experience and would go back. We were made to feel very special from the minute we walked through the door 🚪.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 27 January 2018

Had an amazing time, wonderful staff, amazing food, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 26 January 2018

Wonderful cuisine and wines and excellent service. Classy and rather pricy, yes, but worth every penny.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 January 2018

Having been a fan of Masterchef the Professionals I was pleased to see that Monica Galletti had opened her own restaurant. I always thought that I would like her food I was not disappointed - I loved it! We had the taster menu with wines. It was so full of different tastes and textures and David Galletti's choice of wines was perfect. Every course delighted but the best was the venison which will go down as one of the best dishes I have ever eaten.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on 24 January 2018

fabulous food and great business lunch venue. I cannot wait to return to this restaurant and sample some more of the wonderful food and excellent wine available by the glass would definitely return to this. The service was excellent and ambiance perfect for a business meeting. I am sure it would be equally good in the evening as the bar looked very enticing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 20 January 2018

Great team at Mere, all working seamlessly together for a great experience. Food excellent - Beetroot & Venison courses amazing.

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·Dined on 20 January 2018

A lovely evening celebrating my wife’s birthday. Great company , food and wine. Those three things are good enough for me.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 20 January 2018

2nd visit and loving the delicious food and drinks as the last visit. Top them up with excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 19 January 2018

From the moment of walking in the ambience was welcoming and relaxed, the food exceptional and the staff all delightful. We had a wonderful meal and will take friends there in future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 19 January 2018

I would like to thank the owners & staff at Mere for an excellent lunch. All four of our party commented on the quality of the food, friendliness of the staff and the "unfussiness" of the Mere.
Many thanks, Diolch yn fawr!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on 18 January 2018

A very memorable meal for a special occasion. Loved the atmosphere - perfect mood - not too loud but more importantly, not too quiet. The place didn't feel too precious and fancy but still had plenty of taste and class- just struck the perfect note. Didn't feel rushed, the time between each plate was well time for one to absorb one plate and in anticipation for the next plate. Great service, great recommendations for wines. We will be coming back for sure.

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·Dined on 18 January 2018

Superb in every respect from the friendly and knowledgeable service, to the amazing food

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 15 January 2018

Superb food, very professional service. Not inexpensive, but well worth the money.

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