Mele e Pere in the midst of vibrant Soho (we saw two people getting arrested just after dinner) is a real gem. It’s very relaxed, usually crowded and they have prosecco on tap!
I had dinner with my ex-flatmate Nick here a few weeks ago and since we were both starving after a hard day at he office we started with a few things to share and then moved on to a pasta dish each. To share we had a bread basket (with lovely focaccia), sweet green olives, calamari with smoky mayo and a parmigiana with pesto and rocket. All very tasty!
Nick had a large portion of their beef ragù to finish and it was very proper. I’m sure it had been cooked for several hours.
I chose probably the richest pasta dish in the universe but it was utterly amazing. Fluffy pillows of gnocchi with a very buttery sauce and shavings of black truffle. So lush!
Mele e Pere, 46 Brewer St, London W1F 9TF
I wanted to celebrate my birthday with my girls around nice but unpretentious food just having a good time. And Mele e Pere offered just that. And they had decent prosecco on tap! Amazing!
One of my friends can’t eat wheat and the staff were really sweet trying to amend the dishes to suit her.
We started off with some prosecco and rosé at a table in the bar before sitting down in the restaurant sharing lots of starters.
We had two burratas (one with a tomato sauce containing bread and one with just cherry tomatoes and olive oil), ricotta with peas and broad beans, octopus scewer with potatoes, melon and San Daniele ham, vitello tonnao and gnocchi with speck and parmesan.
Octopus scewer with potato and a lovely purée
Ricotta with peas and broad beans
Min plate with all the different dishes
After all that we were quite happy to order small portions of our mains, which were just the right size. The different take on spaghetti carbonara with ravioli (above) looked delicious and I can’t wait to try that next time.
This time I had the lobster risotto which was amazing too! Absolutely loved it!
I really enjoyed our dinner here. It was quite spacious so you could just sit and talk about whatever without feeling like the table next to you can hear every word. The staff was friendly, utterly helpful and efficient and the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed. Can’t wait to go back. Soon. Very soon.
46 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9TF