RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1T

survey result

Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can tell the moment you walk through the door that the people who own it are involved and want to make their guests’ experience enjoyable” – that’s the vibe at Monica and David Galetti’s “peaceful and delightful” Fitzrovia three-year-old. “You have a relaxing drink at street level in the bar, and then it’s down a flight of steps to a chic room flooded in natural light from the street outside”. “The heart in the mind-blowing cooking shines through” – in particular the “wonderful, delicate, balanced tasting menu, packed with fresh seasonal ingredients”; and “it’s paired with an exceptional wine list”. “Staff are outstanding and the chef/patron visiting guests at their tables is a lovely touch”. “Must surely get its Michelin star soon?”

Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can tell the moment you walk through the door that the people who own it are involved and want to make their guests’ experience enjoyable” – that’s the vibe at Monica and David Galetti’s “peaceful and delightful” Fitzrovia two-year-old. “You have a relaxing drink at street level in the bar, and then it’s down a flight of steps to a chic room flooded in natural light from the street outside”. “The heart in the mind-blowing cooking shines through” – in particular the “wonderful, delicate, balanced tasting menu, packed with fresh seasonal ingredients”; and “it’s paired with an exceptional wine list”. “Staff are outstanding and the chef/patron visiting guests at their tables is a lovely touch”. “Must surely get its Michelin star soon?”

Summary

£89
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Monica Galetti’s attention to detail shines through” and helps inspire a “stand-out total experience” at the Fitzrovia yearling that she runs with her husband David (formerly the sommelier at Le Gavroche): you start with “amazing cocktails” in the ground floor bar, and then move on to the “welcoming” downstairs restaurant. Alongside the à la carte options, it features “a very memorable tasting menu” (“exquisite flavours and textures, all perfectly cooked” and with a veggie option), and marries them with wine from the “superb” and “well-matched wine list”. If there’s a quibble, it’s that “portions can be very small for the price”. La Patronne “takes the time to visit each table”; and the “friendly and professional” service led by her hubbie adds a lot to the experience. And although “tables are perhaps a little close together”, reporters generally like this “intimate” and “good-looking space”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

MasterChef: The Professionals judge, Monica Galetti’s Fitzrovia newcomer opened shortly before our 2017 survey and gives the impression of still settling down. On the plus side, the service (overseen by husband, ex-Gavroche sommelier, David) is “exceptionally friendly and top notch” and the “comfortable” basement setting feels “classy” and “perfectly relaxed”. A number of reports find the (primarily Gallic) cuisine “needing to improve” or “lacking in wow factor”, but “excellent” meals are also noted and the fairest view is “this is one to watch and likely to get more polished with time”.

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Mere Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Mere Restaurant in W1T, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Mere restaurant.
Tim J
I've enjoyed Mere a few times now - it's ni...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"I've enjoyed Mere a few times now - it's nicely positioned somewhere on the edge of fine dining which makes repeat visits a pleasure. This was the first time I'd tried the tasting menu and I found that a little disappointing - I think the style works better with full portions for some reason - though my friends vegetarian tasting looked exceptional. "

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Jurgen K
Tasting menu was very enjoyable, service ve...
Reviewed 3 months, 6 days ago

"Tasting menu was very enjoyable, service very helpful and friendly - especially sommelier. Artwork inspired by owner's heritage adds to ambience. Owner/chef Monica Galetti spoke with every tab - a lovely touch."

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Sue C
Tasting menu was outstanding and the wine f...
Reviewed 3 months, 19 days ago

"Tasting menu was outstanding and the wine flight really complemented the food. Outstanding "

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Jin L
Had the set lunch. The pea risotto was wond...
Reviewed 3 months, 29 days ago

"Had the set lunch. The pea risotto was wonderful. The main course bouillabaisse had a very fresh , excellent flavoured gunard but not really a bouillabaisse- better described as fish with a layer of sauce! Nonetheless good. Cheese platter disappointing, no better than run of the mill Waitrose quality. "

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Simon W
great food and attentive yet discrete servi...
Reviewed 10 months, 22 days ago

"great food and attentive yet discrete service. Rather crowded dining room, especially 2 days before 2nd lockdown!"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 86.00 Always available 6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£20.00 £34.50 £13.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
74 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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