“Smart Fitzrovia joint for a master chef’s first solo venture” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open

Our Inspector's view

You may know Monica Galetti best from her terrifying appearances as a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals, but she’s also a former Michel Roux Jr/Le Gavroche protégée and Mere, (pronounced ‘Mary’ – a play on the French for mother and Monica’s mother’s name) is her restaurant. It’s classily understated; a sophisticated, grown-up space, with a smart bar at ground level, while downstairs the dining room is unexpectedly light, thanks to its double-height glass frontage. The cooking is contemporary French-European with Western Samoan and Kiwi touches, and the expected consummate skill and attention to detail comes with a refined approach, backed by flavour and panache. Take an opener of springy tender octopus, with a sweet-sharp tomato reduction and caper condiment, finished with parsley oil, or perhaps a star-turn squab pigeon main (soft pink roasted breast and crispy skinned leg), with peach (adding a balanced sweetness), girolles and Earl Grey. Service is informed, professional but relaxed. The wine list is a corker.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: false
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 180
  • Wines by the glass: 35
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

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London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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