Mele E Pere

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1595 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
An Italian restaurant with a difference, Mele e Pere is brought to London’s Soho by Peter Hughes and Andrea Mantovani, previously of the acclaimed Wild Honey. From the moment you arrive in Mele e Pere you know you’re in for… something a little different – the basement interior is utterly unlike any Italian restaurant you’ve pulled up a seat in before, lit with anglepoise lamps and decorated with bold abstract artworks. The menu is made up of just a well-chosen handful of bold, confident dishes from throughout Italy; Venetian fish, Sicilian prawns, heartier offerings of red meats and tripe from Rome and the north. Desserts, equally typically Italian, are worth leaving a little room for, everything down to the handmade ice cream earning rave reviews from even the fussiest critics. Mele e Pere’s wine list includes around thirty bins at a range of prices.

Special Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses & a glass of bubbles £20

Offer applies to Set Menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:30

3 courses & a glass of bubbles: £20

Offer applies to Set Menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 21 January 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:30

What 1595 People Are Saying
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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Our service and food was amazing.

BB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was very tasty and the vibe is great.

Only downside was that the restaurant was understaffed so it was tricky to get a waiter’s attention, despite asking numerous times.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Staff was nice but the service was super slow, then the risotto was served tepid. I would possibly recommend as the quality of the food was good, but definitely not at busy times.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food is absolutely fantastic! We had porcini, artichoke bruschetta and a T-bone steak to share. Everything was very delicious. They have an all day every day Spritz deal 2 for 1.
The only downside to the restaurant is, it is sooo loud. It’s hard to have a conversation. We had to leave right after our main meal as it got worse and worse.

RR
London
50 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Mele e Pere is one of my favourite Italian restaurants! The food is great, atmosphere lively and fun, service excellent and the value is outstanding. Will definitely eat here again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The food was nice but the service wasn’t good.

RR
London
50 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I love Mele e Pere! I came to this restaurant twice last week as I love the location, food and atmosphere and the set menu deal is a bargain. Will definitely be going back!

BW
London
28 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An unusually quiet evening in the restaurant, which is why ambience was slightly lower scored, but otherwise the food was top quality as always.

We were on the fixed price offer, and it was refreshing to see that the menu has been updated with new additions, which is clever because we will come back again.

DW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent and beautifully prepared food, with astonishing value.

E
Essex
27 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

My fourth visit and the standards are always maintained. Absolutely a neighbourhood gem of a restaurant.

TW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Being an early table to the restaurant once the place got busy it was difficult to get a waiters attention. The food was ok but I would have expected better for the price.

S
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good location, easy to get to. Food was cooked perfectly. Very polite and extremely helpful waiter.

CJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always a great meal, great value too with the set menu

l
London
19 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We have been waiting for 99 minutes.... was no one else on restaurant we ask 3 time change Brocken glass and every time bring onother Brocken one in the end we drink in 2 from 1 glass food quality not fresch finocchiona have been clearly cut days before and no test on gnocchi and no test on other pasta just the tiramisu was good also they offer a glass of bubble with out inform wich one was .... and in complain they just take out the service charge

n
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal and great value! I was very happy to find a good place in the West End, I'll come back

H
London
155 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Mele e Pere is out first choice for pre-theatre dining in the West End. We've eaten here many times and it has never once disappointed. The food is consistently very good, the staff are consistently friendly and efficient, and the value on the set menus is quite unbelievable.

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We went for a special £20 for 3 courses with bubbles offer. Food was authentic Italian and good quality. Fantastic value for money.

n
London
79 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We have always had an excellent meal at Mele E Pere - and really good value on the OpenTable deal. Once again the serving staff were friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fab. Great value and great food.

d
London
54 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Pre theatre meal - quick service and good food but very limited choice on pre theatre menu esp if vegetarian. Meal felt unbalanced as no vegetables or salad offered.

KS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came here as a family before a matinee theatre performance. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful and is some of the best service that I have received. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be visiting it again in the future.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I booked a dinner for me and my best friend in this place that was amazing. Great staff, great atmosphere and very nice staff. I will return for sure.
I work in VIP Hospitality and I can say is pleasant to find this places with great staff. Well done!

B
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

A discrete watering hole in the heart of London. Happy hour vermouth and a predominantly Italian menu in the basement bistro.
Food is generally pasta based but made for the (expected) English palate - too bland. Chillies? What chillis?
Good value if you just want filling and stick to the fixed menu £20 for 3 courses!!

KS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant, I've had both lunch and dinner here and come away happy every time. Food is excellent and the portions are healthy so it feels like good value for money. Staff are also excellent.

t
London
17 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

The £20 'bubbles' menu was great value and we enjoyed our food, although it was disappointing that a dessert I'd spotted on the menu when we booked was no longer on it. We were welcomed with a friendly smile but our first server was very slow and a bit off-hand; however the girl who took over from him towards the end of our meal was much pleasanter and seemed better organised. We will certainly come back but hope not to get that particular waiter again!

L
London
56 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Quite enjoyed our meal - had not known about this place but it's got a great downstairs - really nice atmosphere and is so central. Service was really good too and the starters were nice but the mains were pretty bland unfortunately.

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service, lovely food and good value. Great meal for 12 people with food timed to come out at the right time which is difficult with a large group

OT
Kent
22 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great t-bone steak!

I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Service was poor. Food quite good but unexceptional.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and cocktails. Would recommend.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great value, friendly service (if a little slow on a busy night). Food great - definitely better than you'd expect for the price.

OT
London
32 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Good hearty food - although the burrata should have been chilled and it was room temperature.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it here. Would definitely go again with friends or on a date etc.

r
Buckinghamshire
23 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were going to the theatre which was close by and saw the pre theatre menu so decided on this restaurant. It was extreme good value and the quality of the food and service were amazing. We of course added extra items to our choices however at £30 pp this was amazing value

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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c
Kent
107 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

we go twice a year and will keep coming for lunch. fixed menu such good value

R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, attentive staff; relaxed but vibrant vibe; delicious food and cocktails - looking forward to coming back!

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice food

c
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Chose this restaurant as I am a regular at the sister restaurant in Hackney Wick which I love and have introduced to many friends.
A little disappointed as service not as good as at Gotto.
At first we were told that the free fizz was not available on a Saturday. I had to show my toptable booking confirmation which was rather embarrassing and not a good start to the experience.
Food was up to the standard at Gotto. Particularly good Burrata and Tiramisu however, so may give it another try.

B
Buckinghamshire
40 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great little restaurant offering a tasty menu. Good service and friendly atmosphere

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