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Melanie Restaurant

) #4,017 of 18,120 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza, European
4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
+44 20 7437 4006
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (65 reviews)
“veal” (16 reviews)
“bruschetta” (17 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
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1 - 10 of 426 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our evening in Melanies was quite funny due to the.view outside, looking at the entrance of SOHO region. The restaurant has nice open italian atmosphere, also clean. The food was good, but contained a large amount of salt, dissapointing due to that.

Thank Werner H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice and clean place, the food is nice but when i order the aperol spritz ( the most popular drink of the world ) was wrong and hard to enjoy. the rest is amazing, everyone can go just carefully with the cocktail 😉

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went on Friday evening (9.6.17) for a meal. waitress didn't seem to understand English, ordered drinkd with a jug of TAP water and got a bottle, The drinks too that long that the meal only came literally 2 minutes later, thats how long it took....More

Thank Sammy2304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tea on Saturday night very tasty and extremely reasonable for central London. The staff made us feel very welcome and my little boy loved the attention he got.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A typical traditional Italian but the food was disappointing. I ordered mussels to start and received just 6 very bland and tasteless mussels. The pasta vongole was better. The spaghetti was cooked well but hardly any clams and it all lacked flavor. My husbands pizza...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere a bit quieter off the main drag. This was perfect in that respect. Good choice of food available and pleasant staff. Table cloths made this a bit old fashioned rather than up market. But again ok and reasonable prices. A...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Poor service, tasteless food. They don't even swap the paper table cloth between diners! Save yourself and eat elsewhere.

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The garlic bread, just something so standard in UK was just miserably made. The bread used was not fresh. Only the top was covered with butter, garlic and aromatics. The rest of it was just... bread basically. The lamb cooked in oven (agnelli al furno)...More

Thank portnaouak
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Melanie is a very buzzy little Italian restaurant. Nothing fancy, just a good choice of food and nice wine at surprisingly good prices for the west end of London. We went for a pre-theatre lunch on a Saturday. They were busy but the service was...More

Thank 2spoons2016
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We dined at this restaurant while away on business and the service was atrocious. During our visit we were made to feel like nothing but a nuisance and an inconvenience which is so disappointing coming from a company which pride themselves in customer service. Almost...More

Thank Melissa W
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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Chef sent out sour fillet stake to my wife on Sunday 19/03/2017 is this the norm as my wife was very sick all night after we got back to our hotel, this is very poor standard by all involved from chef to floor manager.
23 March 2017|
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Response from Gary M | Reviewed this property |
If that was me and that happened to my wife , i would have complained straight away or even the next day, They usually keep to a very high standard , you need to let them know
Please can you tell me what drinks are included in the mini-fridge. Is it stocked regularly? Is top shelf alcohol only served in the piano bar? Also - how long is the beach and is it good sand for walking? Huge thanks
4 February 2015|
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Response from Dianne228 | Reviewed this property |
I also reviewed the Melanie Restaurant in London
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7437 4006
  • E-mail
An Italian restaurant out of the ordinary, Melanie���s specialises in Neapolitan food, setting it apart from the numerous other dining rooms in London���s central Soho area. Located on the notorious Old Compton Street, close to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and the numerous theatres and cinemas the West End has to offer, Melanie���s is easy to spot thanks to its large awning proudly displaying the red, green and white of the Italian flag. Inside, you���ll find a dining room clad in much light wood and full of light, traditional, simple and comfortable in its d��cor. In the kitchen, the focus is very much on the use of good ingredients, the chefs sourcing local and seasonal produce for their classic Neapolitan dishes. You���ll recognise many of Melanie���s offerings, from favourite pizzas to well known pasta dishes, but you���ll also be tempted to try the specialties of the house which include the typical ingredients of Naples and the surrounding countryside and have roots in the Greco-Roman period.
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