Monica Galetti is opening Mere restaurant on Charlotte Street

11/10/16 - Updated with more information about the opening.

She's currently best known as a MasterChef Professionals judge and before that, Monica Galetti was the senior sous chef at Le Gavroche, where she'd been for 2 years. Speculation was rife as to her next move, and now it's been revealed that she's opening her own restaurant called Mere in Fitzrovia.

Here's what we know so far:

  • It's a joint production between Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband David Galetti.
  • It's a two-level affair, with a ground floor bar for 20 and a basement restaurant for 60 more
  • The bar will have cocktails and snacks, with a more traditional restaurant downstairs
  • That seasonal restaurant menu will be a lighter take on the classics and new dishes (yet to be revealed)
  • The name comes from a combination of the French word for Mother and the Samoan word for Mary, Galetti's mother.

We'll add more as we hear it and you can follow Monica Galetti on Twitter @MGaletti01

Mere opens at 74 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QH in January 2017.

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