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



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You may know Monica Galetti best from her appearances as a judge on BBC MasterChef: The Professionals, but she’s also a former Michel Roux Jr/legendary Le Gavroche protégé and Mere (pronounced ‘Mary’) is her and sommelier husband David’s first restaurant. It’s classily understated, sophisticated and fashionable with a smart bar at ground level, while downstairs the dining room features contemporary Samoan pieces and is unexpectedly light, thanks to its double-height glass frontage. The cooking is classic French given contemporary spin and some South Pacific touches, backed by consummate skill, panache and standout flavours. Take pan-fried turbot T-bone with shellfish ragout, leek, fennel and potato, and a chowder sauce, and to follow, pistachio and raspberry tart.

Awards, accolades & 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: Bank Holidays
Food and Drink
  • Wines over £30: 180
  • Wines by the glass: 35
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

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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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