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“Pre show meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melanie Restaurant

Melanie Restaurant
4-6 Old Compton Street, London, England (Soho)
(020)-7437-4006
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Ranked #2,527 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Price range: $2 - $38
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: 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.
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Pre show meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Visited this restaurant for a meal before seeing a show at the Phoenix theatre. The staff were friendly without being overbearing, menu choices extensive and the food very good. We both had the Apollo Avocado and could find no faults with it. The prices are very competitive (35.00 for two - bread and olives, wine, main course and 10% service charge) considering you are in London. Would definitely use again for a meal before going to a show.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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bath
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

we were in the area for chinese new year and were looking for somewhere to eat and chanced upon this little gem, really great homecooked food with good friendly(but not over the top) service, also great value for central london. would definately visit again if ever in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ghent, Belgium
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6 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

After visiting a London musical, we were very hungry and didn't have much time to search for a restaurant. Melanie was closeby and looked attractive. The restaurant was busy, as a typical Italian should be. Friendly staff, nice menu and very nice Italian dishes! Good value for money!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fast, friendly and tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My 7 year old son and I stumbled upon this restaurant earlier today during the Chinese new year celebrations. The head waiter/owner (older chap with white hair) was funny and warm.

This clearly was a busy time, we took one of the last tables available, but the waiter was totally aware of what stage we were at, and the two of them were incredibly efficient, clearly on the same wavelength.

The food tasted great, my son had spaghetti bolognese and I had a lamb steak. Both were very generous in size. The bill came to £29.70 with a 10% service charge already included.

I was very impressed overall with the friendliness and efficiency of the staff, followed closely behind by the high standard of food.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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“Good allrounder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Nice busy atmosphere, staff are freindly service is quick but not so that your rushed. Food is your normal run of the mill Italian but its done well, very reasonably priced (even for London) and very healthy portions. If I was coming to London again I would think about visiting there again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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