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.

Specials

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: March 27, 2019

Ends: April 15, 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-1:45PM

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 1:45PM

What 1689 People Are Saying
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OT
Dusseldorf Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Good space between tables. Front desk was excellent.
Dessert was excellent.

P
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was superb and we were well looked after. Probably the best food I’ve ever eaten..I recommend Mere to anyone who likes food (me). You pay for what you get and we got a treat so I don’t mind paying extra...extremely well worth it. Definitely going back

OG
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travelled from Ireland specifically to dine at Mere and was not disappointed.
Thank you to Monica and her team. This was a experience I will not forget!

MM
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. The staff are really attentive and knowledgeable. Would definitely return.

S
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were friendly, helpful and informative and the atmosphere was relaxing. The food was absolutely "spot on"! It was heaven!

L
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing. Was so excited to come here after hearing great things (and of course watching Monica on Masterchef) and it didn't disappoint! Went for the tasting menu with wine pairings and could not fault it - every course was amazing and the wines were delicious. The service was great; the staff were warm and friendly without being overly formal, setting just the right tone. The restaurant itself is decorated nicely and creates a nice atmosphere, feeling not too formal whilst still having that feeling that it's somewhere a bit upmarket and great for a special occasion. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly and efficient service. We enjoyed the experience, our food was excellent.

PR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Loved the Tasting Menu and Wine pairing. However one of the Waiters(Red haired guy) was a little abrupt during our meal, which ruined the experience a little.

RC
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday.

CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The tasting menu dishes were either uneventful, trying too hard, not very tasty or in the case of the beef, really tough and I left almost half on my plate, as did my friend.

The wine choices going with the tasting menu were the saving grace of the evening.

Ambiance not enjoyable. The music quite unnecessary if not disturbing. Choice of music poor. Very loud once the restaurant filled up. Tables too close to one another, really packing in people. Not commensurate with fine dining.

We were looking forward to seeing what the Masterchef Critic Galetti would surprise us with. Left disappointed. Will not come back.

G
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a day out in London then theatre in the evening

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special treat - we chose the tasting menu with wine pairings which delivered a beautiful meal of deliciously crafted courses. We enjoyed superb yet relaxed service from knowledgable staff in comfortable and elegant surroundings. We’ll be back.

e
Buckinghamshire
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant. We just love going to Mere, the food it wonderful, the team feel like family and we couldn’t be happier.

RK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully understated and modern restaurant, staff couldn’t have been more helpful and the food was exceptional. I had been looking forward to this for months and it exceeded my expectations at every turn.

MC
Hampshire
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for an "after the matinee" dinner. Whilst not cheap, the meal and service were both excellent and we would not hesitate to go again.

LE
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lunch menu very good especially venison and crepe souffle

JM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Beautiful but unpretentious presentation. Attentive service but never felt rushed. Can’t recommend highly enough.

LS
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience at Mere. The ambiance and service were great and the food was delicious (except my lobster was slightly overcooked). I am a big fan of Monica Galetti from her TV shows. I felt the restaurant reflected her personality well - relaxed / informal and sophisticated. We aimed to eat and move on but ended up spending a leisurely time enjoying the experience rather than rushing off.

JD
London
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attention to detail. Welcoming front of house. Great ambience. The food was exquisite. One of the best special occasion meals we’ve had. Can thoroughly recommend this lovely restaurant.

ST
Dorset
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service.
Only disappointment was that there was too long a gap between courses on doing the tasting menu leaving us rather hungry and our lunch reservation took nearly 3 hours!!!!

IB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great ambience great service and especially great food.
Mussels starter Lobster main and the amazing Hokey Pokey dessert ..... F-a-b-u-l-o-u-s !!!

NB
London
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting flavours and imaginative ideas. Had stone bass which was very good. Haven't has sweetbreads in years - enjoyed it.

staff are really good and enjoyed the bar before dinner

JB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reception was very personalised. Service was good but discrete. Food and wine options were plentiful for lunch. Quality of the food was excellent. Very tasty. An excellent lunch experience.

r
Cornwall
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb evening,warmly greeted and delicious food,every bite was a joy.

Would recommend highly.

P
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way ! Two of us chose the 3 course lunch menu. The scene was set by great ambience and front of house team led by David, incredibly welcoming, attentive in a discreet way and efficient. The food was wonderful, simple but so flavoursome - we both had duck starter, venison main and pear crepe souffle desert. The icing on the cake was a visit by Monica to our table - what a lovely touch and finale to a truly memorable meal !

BC
London
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very warm welcome, always ready to help with any questions

BB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a fantastic evening at mere as a 70th birthday treat for my husband. The scallops were to die for and the beef dish was extraordinarily tender and succulent. the atmosphere was calm and unhurried and the service was monitored at all times and was never intrusive.
many thanks for a fab evening

BC
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning meal in Mere on Fri night. The food, service and restaurant itself were fabulous. Lovely touch to have Monica come out from the kitchen and talk to all of her guests.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent taster menu. Staff were all excellent and attentive. Sommelier excellent.

OT
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Christmas present to my parents they were amazed by the service and the food was to a very very high standard

NP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible all round, service exceptional and food was delightful

M
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We chose from the set menu this time. The food was delicious but next time I would chose from the a la carte menu where there is more choice!

FA
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious - the flavours were a exquisite and the textures a treat. The attention to detail was sublime and the service was second to none. The ambience was vibrant, with the intimacy of a private dining room thanks to the very clever use of the lightwell. Monica added a special personal touch taking the time to talk to everyone. We shall definitely be returning.

BK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We live in Switzerland and visit U.K. 2or 3 times a year, often dissappionted with food or service, in "Mere" it was different from the atmosphere to the the food all perfect - a real joy. Monika has a good feeling for food and her husband keeps a watchful eye on service. It is a shame they are not nearer. Until recently my wife & I had a restaurant and know how hard it is to keep the standards one requires to please a good class of guests, well done and follow the path you are going.

R
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dinner. The usual warm welcome from David and his team. We had three courses from the a la carte. The intense flavours in the sauces for the sweetbreads and the pigeon were exceptional. The sommelier is knowledgeable and very helpful. He recommended a New Zealand Riesling (a wine I would not normally choose) and it went perfectly with the food. Monica "worked the tables" towards the end of our meal which was a great pleasure.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion. Would very highly recommend!

PS
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We tried Mere for our wedding anniversary as a special lunch experience. Arrived at the bar level which was decorated in a lovely mid blue. Had G&T# before going down a lovely staircase to our table in the restaurant which again was decorated in the same lovely blue. Not too many tables and they were well spaced. We had the set menu which offered a choice of 2 starters and 2 mains. Food was excellent the pork belly and sea bream mains were so very tasty. Wine list had decent choices. Service was attentive but not overbearing.
A lovely treat and good value. Will come back.

PE
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Mere with friends from Texas. Having never been before we chose the tasting menu with wine as per the Mere recommendation. Although a little pricy the meal and wine were excellent, with all courses and wines being fully described by the very attentive and friendly staff. During the course of the evening Monica circulated, speaking with every diner. She was very friendly, accommodating all photo requests.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I had been really looking forward to eating at Mere as I am a great fan of Monica Galetti so my friend and I travelled down from Preston to treat ourselves to lunch at her restaurant. Unfortunately, the experience didn’t live up to our expectations. With hindsight we might have been better going a la carte but the lunch menu was uninspiring, there was only one starter available-the other had run out can you believe and the food was ok but nothing special. I can make a better cassoulet myself. I am so sad to say this but I wouldn’t return or recommend Mere to others-sorry Monica.

F
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully friendly and welcoming - very attentive staff, and the level of cooking that you anticipate.

I intend this to become a regular and much looked forward to treat.