Mele e Pere

Mele e Pere

Italian | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Ex Arbutus and Wild Honey chef Andrea Mantovani's North Italian restaurant was a bit of a sleeper hit at first until word got out about how great the food was. Descend to the basement restaurant for dishes like pappardelle with slow-cooked hare or hand-chopped raw veal with Parmesan as well as a 10 seater bar specialising in Vermouth.

Restaurant details

46 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TF
Nearest tube: 
Piccadilly Circus
Telephone number: 020 7096 2096


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46 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TF


Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on March 04, 2012
"(it was) a lot of money for a meal that does not leave you patting your tummy contentedly and giving thanks to the gods of Italian cooking. It's easy to see that the kitchen can do better than this, can be more reliable and pleasing." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by March 03, 2012
"So, good seasonal Italian food but a really bum place to sit and spend time." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on February 19, 2012
"Next time I'm in Soho I will make a point of coming back to Mele e Pere just for a bowl of carbonara and a scoop of ice-cream. It'll be £10 exceptionally well spent." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on February 16, 2012
"Mantovani's northern Italian cooking embraces ingredients such as tripe, razor clams and rabbit that lift the heart (mine anyway) but so studenty are the bare tables and crap art in the vasty deep of the downstairs and so long the waits for food that their impact is severely diluted." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Mark O'Donnell View London
Reviewed on February 13, 2012
"...there’s more than enough quality on display here to suggest this spacious basement will start buzzing once word spreads." READ REVIEW