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.

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

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SJ
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was lovely. Great food and lovely ambiance. We were a mixed age party with my elderly mom, access was great and we were well looked after.

LD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. If you get the opportunity then grab it with both hands and go. You won’t be disappointed

T
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Having seen this restaurant on Masterchef was looking forward to a tasty meal. Was a bit quiet at 7pm but service was good. However the food was a little disappointing. While it was perfectly ok we were not blown away. Had the taster menu with wine so not cheap, altho’ if the food hade been better it would have been worth it

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fabulous, wanderful food, excellent staff, attentive and courteous, already looking forward to our next visit

MB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent way to celebrate your birthday, great place, service and excellent food. Thank you

LM
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food experience with wonderful service. Highly recommended !!

LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travelled from glasgow for a special birthday treat for my husband which didn’t disappoint!
From welcome to departure the staff were very warm and friendly.
The food was truly outstanding and a wonderful culinary experience for us both.
Thank you!

PB
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely bar to have drink before great barman . Restaurant buzzy great service and fabulous food . Will be back

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was good, not great given the expectations and food that I have tried at comparable restaurants. Vegetarian options are pretty limited - no vegetarian starter and only one main option but it was flavoursome.

Wine selection is one of the best.

Toilets aren't maintained well. Ambience was tasteful - though the restaurant feels cramped. Service needs improvement - staff made multiple mistakes such as not knowing which food to serve to whom, serving incorrect cutlery. Bar staff was friendly.

Overall, it was a fun visit.

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Disappointing service and food, I had booked this months in advance and was really looking forward to it. We had to ask for our food and wine menu twice after being seated and waited 10 mins for anyone to come back to our table to order drinks and food. There was a lot of confusion with the floor staff around where the food was going and the poor guy coming out with the food was constantly being sent back in with plates until they figured out where the food was going and checking if tables were set up with cutlery. The food was nice but it didn’t wow us for the price, I was expecting much better .

NL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and husband being new vegetarian converts were slightly curious to see if vegetarian food could be high dining. We were absolutely blown away! The food was incredible and it was clear that although it was a vegetarian menu that all courses had been considered and showed the ingredients in the best possible way. The service was fantastic and the restaurant itself is beautiful. We will definitely be back!

w
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy restaurant that's has been designed well enough not to be overly noisy. Some impressive cocktails (loved the haka) and the food is prepared to perfection with plates leaving you full but not bursting. The beef was amazing and loved the hokey pokey. Another place which is sure to be revisited.

AC
Oxford
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food in a lovely setting. Special mention to the mixologist who created us some fabulous cocktails.

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE HAD A WONDERFUL EVENING, AND WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN. STAFF WERE HELPFUL, EFFICIENT AND FRIENDLY. FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND THE SOUFFLÉ A REAL DELIGHT. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT A LOVELY EVENING WE HAD. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.

A
London
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative and great tasting high quality food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere, served by attentive and knowledgeable staff. Expensive, but justified. Great for a special occasion.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply stunning - again

JM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Mere to celebrate my wife's birthday.
We had the tasting menu which was brilliant.
The knowledge of the staff and friendliness was superb.
Great location. Lovely interior. Friendly staff an a great evening.
David came to our table for a chat an was incredibly engaging.

DC
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience a real treat. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone who likes fine dinning

OT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020
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 on February 17, 2020
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 on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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.