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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The decor is modern with clean lines. Vodka martinis were excellent though diminutive . The staff were superb throughout. The amouse bouche were great ..in particular the arancini. The pidgeon was beautifully cooked although the plate as a whole was uninspiring and tasteless. The rose veal was undoubtedly the worst veal either my wife or I have tasted anywhere in the world. We left it. The baked alaska and comte were tasteless. Overall very disappointed. We fare much better on Barbados and in Manhattan. Very unlikely to bother to return, Kind Regards, Charles & Penny.
Fantastic food and service in a lovely relaxed environment. Superb wine pairing carefully selected with passion and extensive knowledge. And the cocktail first off were great too! A truly memorable day. Thanks to Monica, David and the team. See you soon X
Excellent lunch. We ate from both the set menu and the a la carte menu. Standout dishes - pumpkin pasta with marmite reduction, black cod, duck with seed crust and the lime cheesecake. Lovely service. Would love to eat there again.
First time visiting at lunch time, my guests and I were very impressed, food perfect and service impeccable, great atmosphere, looking forward to my next visit
Mere is a lovely venue. Fabulous bar area on ground floor. Would recommend getting here early for an aperitif. Food was excellent. We had the set lunch menu which was delicious and great value for money. Front of house and waiting staff all fabulous. Nothing to complain about.
Took the vegetarian set menu excellent in virtually every aspect. Service attentive without being invasive and well managed.
Wine pairings good and knowledge of staff impressive.
Only down side was pretty gritty toilets (in the context of the overall experience) but this is actually too often the case.
Would definitely go back - in fact it’s already booked!!
It was amazing, one of the best restaurant I ever went.
We had a wonderful time and the food was fab. Our only gripe was the paired wine measurements (very tight) we have been for many tasting meals with accompanied wine and we felt rather short changed at Mere.
Excellent food, great staff who were perfectly attentive, good suggestions and explanations of food and wine. Overall a wonderful experience.
Second time I’ve been to Mere and it was just as good as the first time - fantastic food (we went for the tasting menu), beautifully paired wine and a great atmosphere. Staff were polite, professional and helpful. This place deserves a Michelin star and hopefully should get it this year. Can’t wait to go back again!
Fantastic 6 course tasting menu with wine pairing, excellent value! Would return in a heartbeat. Staff very friendly and welcoming
Very enjoyable: pleasant ambience and nice table by mirror to see what was going on in the restaurant. Service polished, and food as good as one would expect- delicious. Very nice to be welcomed by Monica, and overall a delight to find somewhere we would be pleased to revisit.
The pairing of wines to food was first class great food and service.
First time to Mere and thoroughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Great cocktails to start with and then food which was better than many Michelin star restaurants we have visited in the last twelve months. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Looking forward to going back.
Lovely people with lovely food - couldn't fault it.
Mere lived up to my expectations! Beautiful food, friendly and attentive staff.
Fabulous in every respect. Couldn't recommend Mere highly enough.
Mere is a lovely tranquil restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia, just a short stroll from Goodge St . If you are looking for a special place to enjoy delicious lovingly created food, whether for pleasure or business, then this is for you.
Great service and food. We were slightly disappointed they were not able to accommodate a gluten, dairy, sugar free dessert beside fruit salad but otherwise we had a great evening and will definitely go again.
Mere is a splendid find and comes highly recommended. We found it on-line but did not realise how lovely the setting would be. A very plush and cosy bar for drinks and meeting our guests was perfectly followed by a move downstairs to the lovely dining rooms. Excellent quiet seat and simply stunning food with an excellent selection of wine. This is a bit of a hidden masterpiece and well worth exploring. I have nothing but praise for the food, staff, location, decor, comfort and price. Best wishes to all concerned. We will certainly be back.
Fabulous restuarant! Great menu options, beautifully presented with stunning flavours. The service was very good - efficient without being obtrusive. Definitely recommend for a special dinner.
Amazing food, the best we have ever tasted, very attentive staff, a thoroughly wonderful experience.
Just excellent in every aspect
Superb food & excellent service. Not the cheapest place but overall good value for money. Wine list had some very good wines at reasonable prices which was good to see. Will definitely go back..
This is the third time we've visited Mere and it gets better every time! Very friendly staff and superb food and wine at reasonable prices. There's nothing not to like about Mere!
Absolutely loved Mere. You feel as though you are really being taken care of, such charming staff. We started with cocktails in the bar, before being taken down to our table. The food is simply sublime. We ordered from the A La Carte menu but the tasting menu looked very interesting and wasn't overly priced. Lovely ambience and completely unfussy unlike some other fine dining restaurants. Highly recommended. Wake up Michelin, it's to award Mere a star!
Good location but that was about it. The food was ok but I've had much better at restaurants with cheaper prices. Too expensive for what was presented. Had a cocktail as well, 90% of which was ice. I've tried it but doubt very much that I'd return.
Portion sizes could have been larger and cheese did not need a supliment food was very tasty staff very attentive
Outstanding service and amazing food! Gluten free dietary requirements accommodated with ease too.
I absolutely fell in love with the place, the staff, decor, music, food, Monica herself everything was perfect.
We can not wait to return!
We had an excellent evening at Mere. Beautiful environment, not at all stuffy, very welcoming and easy to relax in. The staff were exceptional and struck a perfect balance between being engaged when needed and invisible when not. The food was exceptional; beautifully presented, incredibly tasty and every plate left me sad to finish it. We’re already looking forward to going back.
As always, a delight. Great food, great wine, professional but relaxed staff, with that level of attention that’s the best balance, not over attentive, but always there.
To sum it up, a personal, fun, delicious dining and wine drinking experience. The Gin is also great.
Truly exquisite; undoubtedly one of the best, if not the finest, dining experiences we have had the pleasure of enjoying. If, like us, you prefer tasting menus, not least vegetarian, you will definitely not be disappointed. The service and attention to detail is second to none and the cost is surprisingly reasonable too. This is now #1 restaurant for us.
My wife, two daughters and I visited Mere on Saturday night. All of us enjoyed an amazing evening. The food and wine was excellent with a varied choice to suit everyone's taste. The staff were pleasant, knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. We love trying new restaurants but will definitely return to Mere in the near future.
Had the most fantastic experience at MERE.. Food was outstanding (We had the pork and pigeon) and was matched by the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. The atmosphere was relaxed and not at all stuffy!... The loveliest touch was a signed business card from Monica, David and the Team wishing my husband a happy birthday. Would go back in a heartbeat (If we didn't live in Belfast!)
What can I say. This was our first visit to celebrate my 70th birthday and what an absolutely wonderful experience
From the moment we entered the staff’s dedication to ensuring we had a truly memorable experience was amazing. The food was exceptional and the choice was broad. When the plates arrived the waiters gave clear and precise descriptions of the components. The wine waiter was extremely knowledgeable and pointed us in the direction of a delightful Austrian white which complemented our food. Free mineral water was a nice touch. There was no sense of being rushed which is often not the case with other first class restaurants. My wife and I left feeling sated but not over indulged and looking forward to the next occasion.
Delicious food and wonderful service! Thank you to chef and front of house for a lovely relaxed lunch. We will be back!
This was our first visit and it certainly lived up to expectations. On arriving we had a drink in the bar which is a lovely space. We were then taken downstairs to the restaurant. To eat we chose the tasting menu together with the accompanying wines. The food was excellent, beautifully balanced and presented and the wines all matched very well.
The service was of a very high standard both friendly and helpful.
As with many London restaurants the tables are a little close together but that did not deter from a very enjoyable evening.
We will certainly return on future trips to London.
Food was great.