Mere

4.7
666 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.
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Private dining
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

Private Dining

Mere is the first solo restaurant venture of Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband David. Situated in Fitzrovia’s electric Charlotte street, Mere is bringing together Monica’s South Pacific and New Zealand heritage with elements that are intrinsically modern European.

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Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 1:45PM

What 666 People Are Saying
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J
London
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not expecting Mere to be so good. Yes the food was exceptional and the service was excellent, but it was delivered in such a genuinely warm, friendly and unpretentious way that it made the whole meal an absolute pleasure.

I highly recommend it, not just for the food, which really is wonderful, but also a great wine list and staff who seem more than pleased to take care of you.

The upstairs bar is also a nice place to relax after a meal.

We had the crab and quail to start and the cod and red mullet for main course and they were all outstanding.

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SM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awakening of taste buds I wasn’t aware I possessed!
The staff were delightful and Monica so warm and thoughtful - she took time to speak to all the guests.
Sublime food and a simply amazing occasion.
Looking forward to my next visit.

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

Superb evening.... food & service was brilliant.

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

Couldn’t have been greeted in a more friendly way by Monica’s husband... all the staff were very attentive, happy to answer any questions about the food, and the sommelier, despite being very young, certainly knew his stuff. We experienced the 6 course tasting menu which was superb in every way. I highly recommend eating at Mere for a special occasion.

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue with great service, an interesting but accessible menu and a fantastic selection of wine (including by the glass). Highly recommended

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H
Cambridge
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Subtle but attentive service. Charming staff. Lovely food. Great ambience and it is so nice that the two well known proprietors are happy to chat.

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

Good food, the service was great, a bit on the pricy side and service while not rushed was a bit more rapid than we might have expected, at these prices it would be nice to make an evening of it. When you finished you plate was clear immediately and the next course arrived soon. Overall though a good evening and particularly the sommelier was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Shame Monic was not there !

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MS
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have eaten at Mere and we will return. It is a "high end" restaurant and is not cheap (@£400 for three people, a al carte and a decent bottle of wine), however is is worth every penny. The food to cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. The staff are attentive, without being pushy and knowledgeable. It is a pleasure to dine there. There was a guest in shorts, however........... I would have chucked him out on his ear.

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J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to try different restaurants of well known chefs. Monica is a favorite of ours and it was an amazing experience.
The food was excellent and well presented, it is on a par to the many Mitchelin Star restaurants we have enjoyed food at.
The staff are friendly, well informed and do everything to make the experience enjoyable.
The highlight of the day was meeting Monica, she invited us into her kitchen and we got to see the restaurant at work. Monica is very friendly and a humble person, what you see is what you get, it was great knowing that she had been there to prepare the food and lead her team. Monica made us feel welcome and spent time talking to us, it really added to the experience of the day.
We totally recommend the experience.

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GM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are amazing, the food is divine (still dreaming about the cherry and chocolate dessert) and the wine list very well considered. Our best London dining experience hands down: will fly from Sydney for this food. Thanks so much Mere!!!

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and perfect service. A very enjoyable evening

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, fresh, seasonal with hints of my homeland!

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals we have had in London for a long time. The service was smooth and personal and timing was immaculate.
The food was outstanding and we would come again without a doubt.

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RB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm welcome, knowledgeable and friendly staff, incredible wine and above all, beautiful food. Can't wait to go back.

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Vegetarian options from a la carte were limited but the chef was happy to accommodate our dietary requirements and adjust certain dishes.

Ultimately chose the vegetarian tasing menu which was filling without being too heavy.

Great service and very attentive staff.

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RM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The staff were helpful and extremely efficient. The food was fabulous. Would 100% recommend this restaurant.

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LH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening for our anniversary. Food was outstanding. And to top it off, Monica came out of the kitchen and said hello to us. It turned out that Greg Wallace was also eating there and we exchanged words with him too. A most memorable night and we have a signed copy of Monica's book as a memento.
Thanks to the Mere team and good luck for the future x

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L
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal, friendly and staff, and well organized. Nothing too much trouble and very attentive. They deserve every praise they receive.

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d
Nashville
70 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat outside on a beautiful day - attentive service, beautiful food. I had hake, which was perfectly prepared, my colleague had the risotto, which was surprisingly light. The staff were attentive while not being obtrusive, and the people watching was entertaining.

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m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a restaurant to recommend and make a special detour!
The dishes are spectacular, well presented, delicious and very original. The wine pairing was incredible, the perfect combination for the food.
The service is impecable! The restaurant is in a basement, but you don´t even notice it, there´s enough natural light coming from the top windows.
The chef Monica Galetti and David Galetti, the sommelier, without question deserve a minimum of two stars in the Michelin guide!
Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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GG
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault this place. Quality service and food, and a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was a great touch to meet Monica in the flesh too whilst she walked the room having a quick chat with the diners.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smart dishes, thoughtful and original wine pairings. Lovely presentation, and sincerely kind and interested staff and chef.

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JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my husband’s birthday- lunch. Chilled environment, lovely cocktails, service impeccable. The food was incredible. Save room for the Hokey Pokey pie. Probably two million calories but worth every bite. The only small negative was that the pineapple on my husband’s starter was a little over-powering for the octopus. Definitely will visit again!

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DA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t have enough superlatives in my vocabulary to do Mere justice! We celebrated my husband’s birthday with the tasting menu plus matched wines. Not only was it impossible to pick out a standout dish (they all were!) - but the wine pairings were simply superb. I would go to Mere again in a heartbeat

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t
London
25 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really excited to sample this restaurant especially having seen Monica Galetti on Masterchef The Professionals.. But we were quite simply blown away by our experience dining here.. Each an every course was very innovative, beautifully presented and tasted nothing short of spectacular. All the staff were so welcoming, friendly and very happy to adapt dishes to our dietary requirements. We had a brilliant time and cannot wait to visit again soon! :)

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PB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely evening from start to finish. Attentive friendly staff in bar area on ground floor. Great cocktail menu, almost a shame to leave there to go downstairs for meal. Again all staff in restaurant were very friendly and engaging. Great food and timing and quality of service were excellent. Had a great evening and would highly recommend.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and delicious food, warm impeccable service, good value considering the standard of the food, one of our best London dining experiences!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming hot on the heels of a visit to a 2* restaurant this was meant to be the nice get together, instead it was the highlight of the weekend.
Loved everything about this place. If I lived in London I would most certainly be a frequent visitor.

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F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, it was a memorable experience. Nothing disappointed - greeting, bar, service, attentiveness, knowledge of food and wine, the food and drinks - it was our first visit and we cannot wait to return

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Y
London
49 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class!! Definitely worth a visit, beautifully laid out restaurant where you can hear yourself speak! Lamb & duck mains were divine. Nice touch for birthdays with 4 chocs & handwritten card from Monica & David. Monica was in and making her way across tables towards end of evening, sadly missed her but caught her eye and received wonderful warm gesture of thanks.
Will definitely return, hopefully with a date next time!!:) (perfect for a date!!)

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, great welcome, comfortable pre dinner drinks at bar then downstairs for culinary experience. We all loved the food and ambience. Attentive staff, excellent wine. My wife was thrilled by her birthday greetings from Monica. We all agreed that this was one of our best experiences, matched our visit in November 2017 soon after the restaurant opened.

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N
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is hard to get a table at Mere and deservedly so. A relatively short menu but everything was cooked to perfection. Attentive service also. Comprehensive wine list with a reasonable range of prices and some "off-piste" selections. Pricing is comparable to higher end restaurants but not gouging.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special. Beautiful decor, warm and attentive service and the most exquisite tasting menu. Meeting Monica was the icing on the cake. We cannot recommend the food, ambience and service highly enough. We will definitely return!

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HG
London
154 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu, beautiful presentation. Great evening.

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IA
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulously fresh flavours - Loved the attentive, but relaxed service, and the perfect vegetarian tasting menu that goes in combo with the must-do main tasting menu. Great smart deco.

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N
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening at Mere! Fresh seasonal cuisine. The pea starter was divine and the sweetbread with the veal dish the best my husband has ever had. A definite be back!

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JH
London
77 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third visit to Mere and it continues to be a great experience. We had a nice cocktail in the lovely bar and then had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The wines were very well chosen to match the food and the food itself was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our second visit to Mere, and again, we were not disappointed. The ambiance is diner friendly, with enough space between tables to keep conversation private should you so wish, yet close enough to admire fellow diner’s choices from the menu.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular!
Really impressed with the restaurant - the ambiance, the layout, the staff and so the service is very well thought through. The tasting menu (we didn't do the pairing) was incredible. Perfect for those who love the experience of dining...thinking about the ingredients, noticing the precision of the cooking and the pleasure of eating.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is utterly amazing. We went for the tasting menu and every single course was sublime. The service was also impeccable. My sister and I were stoked on getting our pic with the amazing Monica. See you again soon.

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