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

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OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience, made even better with an appearance from Monica towards the end of the evening! Staff were excellent and really attentive. Looking forward to coming back again soon!

AW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure perfection and we met Monica herself ..... icing on the cake .
Can’t wait to return .
Thanks to all the staff for an amazing evening from start to finish

GP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! Fantastic service, attentive staff who go out of their way to help and make your visit special and the food was outstanding. Even though this is a high end restaurant, it was very relaxed and friendly. Monica herself even came out of the kitchen and greeted all the guests! I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. It is exceptional and I hope to return in the not too distant future.

DF
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous dining experience. So much more than a meal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food, great flavours, perfectly cooked. Relaxed environment, great wine, good service.

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for Valentine’s Day and from arrival to departure we’re well looked after and had a fantastic evening. The food was outstanding and the wine pairing equally good. During dinner we were surprised by a smiling Monica who was more than happy to have a photo with our group. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough and we will definitely be back.

C
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, beef and hokey pokey were real highlights. Great wine pairings with each dish. Even had a quick chat with Monica which was lovely.

SM
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - beautifully cooked and presented. Lovely atmosphere. All the staff are very attentive but not OTT. This is the 2nd time we’ve eaten here - would def come back. Monica is very warm and welcoming - says hello to all the guests and stops for a chat :)

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every detail was thought of, from start to finish the experience was phenomenal. Would highly recommend. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Great food and amazing value. X

LT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a warm friendly yet professional welcome. There’s a small, cosy area to enjoy a pre meal cocktail while perusing the menu. Once seated the service was impeccable from start to finish. The staff work so cohesively and appear to do what ever is needed of them at the time. Then we come to the food!! We opted for the tasting menu with the matching wines, it was to die for. Everything looked amazing and tasted even better! One of the best dining experiences we’ve had! We’d recommend this restaurant to everyone, we can’t wait to go back.

LC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is absolutely amazing and the staff were friendly
Dress code would be good as it’s an expensive night out and jeans , trainers and tee shirts were a bit disappointing

DM
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As MasterChef viewers we were excited to visit Monica's restaurant. No words can describe how amazing our experience was. The staff were incredible and it was great to speak with David and Glenn. Definitely try the Pigeon main dish and Hokey Pokey for dessert. We'll definitely return when the new menu is launched.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice that Monica was there that evening and came out to say hello. We have been to lots of restaurants that trade off the chefs name but they are nowhere to be seen. Adds to the atmosphere accepting that they can’t be there all the time. Adam Byatt takes a similar approach.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the second we walked in to the time we left everything was perfect.

The staff were all very welcoming and the sommelier came up with a perfect choice of wine for our dinner.

The cocktails, my new favourite Blueberry Fusion and the taster menu was just sublime! My personal favourite the scallop, my boyfriends favourite being the Shorthorn.

The ambience, the decor and just the whole evening was terrific.

Keep up the fab work.

Will definitely return.

HK
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A small restaurant with an intimate, calm ambience. Superb service throughout. The scallop dish With hints of curry and coconut was fabulous!

PB
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting on arrival. Had a superb ‘garden’ dill gin cocktail before being taken to our table. Greeted almost immediately by David and made to feel very welcome. We chose the tasting menu and each dish delivered on taste and appearance.
Staff attentive at all times and seemed happy as they worked, which in turn made for a very relaxed dining experience. We love this place

PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime. The food was simple yet clever and the execution perfect. The room is lovely and well lit. Front of house staff were awesome - knowledgeable, welcoming and friendly. A beautiful, relaxed and accomplished placed to eat. Loved it!

JB
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Mere as a birthday celebration for my daughter. Everything was absolutely perfect. We had the tasting menu - which they adjusted for our pescatarian. The presentation of every dish was incredible - beautiful attention to every detail. Every course was delicious but we particularly enjoyed the Stone Bass with the miso broth and the Scallop. Service was great - not intrusive at all and amazingly friendly. It is an expensive restaurant but worth every penny. Can’t wait for another good reason to go again!

AD
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, well presented in wonderfully peaceful dining room

RM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent excellent experience! Would definitely recommend.

PN
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing excellent full of flavor wonderful presentation.
The staffs knowledge is exceptional and very attentive. The whole experience as amazing.
We will return in the near future.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my experience at Mere. We were treated really well and food was delivered with care and good description. I chose the taster menu and my wife chose the vegetarian taster menu. Each course flowed well from one to the other, and tasted fantastic. Every dish had a nice aroma and a variety of nice textures and tastes. I was certainly full at the end and was happy with what I experienced there. Top notch and a great treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service. A wonderful experience.

RP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, as was expected! We did the wine pairing which was definitely worth while. Can't find anything to fault.

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We looked forward to this night a lot, i have to say whilst not 'poor or bad', it did not live up to expectations. The service was ok, and the food was good, but there was no 'wow' factor that would mean we would ever return. I have to say we were disappointed, the restaurant as is now does not feel special, and feels some what 'branded', though its a stand a lone place. A real shame.

AJ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!! Amazing meal, service, value - everything... we'll definitely be back!!

SR
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been to quite a few ‘good’ restaurants and had tasting menus. To be honest this was ok but certainly not memorable.
I don’t want to say that I wouldn’t recommend it but with reservations.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we've visited and enjoyed it just as much. Food was perfectly cooked and served, ambience was lovely. Cocktails are out of this world (especially the non alcoholic ones!)
Cannot wait for an excuse to return again.

JH
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant with outstanding food, atmosphere and service. You may want to consider remortgaging your house before you pay the bill!

JO
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining experience. From the moment I stepped through the door I was very well looked after without any fuss. I was having a joint birthday celebration with some friends and decided to try Mere as a special treat. It lived up to my expectations and more.

I hadn't told the staff that it was a birthday celebration, but they must have overheard us talking and at the end of the meal gave us some complimentary birthday chocolates, which was a lovely touch.

The food was wonderful. Beautifully cooked with delicious flavours. We asked the sommelier to advise us on a the desert wine to have with our deserts. This was a great education and the pairings that he chose for each of us was perfect.

This was a fantastic 'treat' meal and I highly recommend it. It wasn't cheap but then that wasn't what it was about. Even the WC's were great! It was truly an 'experience'. I'm not used to fine dining so perhaps this is what it's always like, but certainly Monica's restaurant was excellent. I hope that the get a well earned Michelin star.

s
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time here and we had another lovely meal. The flavours are so delicious. I had artichoke salad and my friend had scallops. Delicious. I then had pollock which had a really flavoursome sauce. service is great and a lovely ambience.

g
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Not worth it. Scallops in starter were not good quality and flavour of dish was bland. Pork main course was unattractive looking and meat was tough. Rock Bass dish was very good (one positive point). Champagne served warm. White wine served too far ahead of food so it warmed up. When a red wine-by-glass was n/a, no new option was added which is sub-par for a high-end restaurant with a sommelier as one of bosses. There were a lot of waiters moving around the restaurant but it was difficult to get any ones attention and had a to ask twice sometimes. Also, in a basement with an anonymous hotel feel.

d
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very high standard and the staff really welcoming - went there with my husband for a weekday lunch - be both went for the lunch menu which is good value. We asked for wine pairings to go with the food and were not disappointed.
The food was top notch but what really sets the place apart is the service, highly professional yet friendlly and welcoming. So many places get this wrong.
We'll be coming back and if you are thinking of going, you won't regret it!

JR
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic set lunch menu before our theatre show.
Have wanted to come to Mere for a little while and it didn’t disappoint. Would love to come back!

HC
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant. Easy to park nearby, a plus right off. Well designed and welcoming from the off. Bar on ground floor and then down the stairs to the main area. Tables are not too close and comfortable chairs. Menus are for everyone catered for and varied. Either tasting or al a carte which we went for. Great food well presented and luvly to look at. Taste was excellent and portions were enough. Highly recommended especially for special occasions as not that cheap. Do try, you won’t be disappointed

FS
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal, great food, lovely wines by the the glass so much more practical when there is only 2 to share. The staff were attentive, cheerful and very helpful, a wonderful way to celebrate 36 years together. Thank you for helping in us celebrate our anniversary.

JD
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not fault the whole experience it was excellent . We were there for our daughter’s 21st birthday and it was truly memorable.

LH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great evening and were very well looked after. The food was delicious. The decor was stunning however we felt that it would have been complimented with some soft background music.

Our only regret was that Monica had gone to Northcote Manor and we would have loved to have met her...(and we only went to Northcote a couple of weeks ago!).

This would have been the icing on the cake for us, but we still had a fabulous evening thank you.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mere was absolutely fantastic! We went there on Sat for a treat and couldn't have been more impressed. We were met with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and all the staff were just the right level of attentive and friendly. We both had the six course taster menu (one veggie, one not) with paired wines. Every course was delicious! Can't wait to go back! P. S. The cocktail 'The Purple One' was THE best cocktail I've ever had!

GP
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very stylish and unique decor, great attention to detail, very attentive service, superb food and wine.