Monica Galetti’s Mere and Batman restaurant Park Row call it a day

Park Row, the ambitious Batman comic-themed ‘experiential dining’ complex off Piccadilly Circus, and TV chef Monica Galetti’s Mere have this week both announced their closure.

Monica and her husband David Galetti will serve their last meal next Tuesday, April 17, after seven years in Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia.

Park Row has shuttered after a two-and-a-half-year run, although its Monarch Theatre tasting restaurant is billed to re-emerge at another address.

Combining elaborate decor, live music and high-end cuisine, Park Row was founded by ex-Fat Duck and Disney group executive James Bulmer, with backing from Warner Bros.

His company, Wonderland Restaurants, said: “After two and half incredible years in Soho, Park Row served its last Gotham ’39 cocktail at 77 Brewer Street on 8th April, as the DC-inspired experience closes is doors and the signature gastronomic show, Michelin Guide-rated The Monarch Theatre, prepares to open at a new location in London later this year.

Wonderland, Warner Bros Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, and the entire Park Row team thank DC fans and dining enthusiasts who’ve enjoyed the culinary journey over the years. Stay tuned for more news on relocation of The Monarch Theatre, to be announced shortly.”

Despite the comics theme, Park Row guests were discouraged from dressing up as Batman or the Joker, while the 2024 Harden’s guide points out that it was priced beyond the reach of the ‘casual dining’ market that the theme might suggest.

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