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Melanie Restaurant

) #4,344 of 18,157 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Italian, Pizza, European
4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
+44 20 7437 4006
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (66 reviews)
“veal” (16 reviews)
“bruschetta” (17 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive to London, we went to Soho for a "looksee" and for somewhere to eat. We found Melanie's after a walk around. We were given a window table so had a good view for what was going past. A great place to...More

1  Thank George D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Italian restaurant in a good location just a few minutes walk from many of the West End theatres. The pizza and garlic bread were both fabulous! Friendly efficient service. Would definitely return.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being offered the worse table in the house is acceptable sometimes when the restaurant is packed, but when you are only given that option because you're a solo diner is infuriating. This appears to be the policy at Melanie's also where the service can be...More

Thank Norman B
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear sir I am sorry to ear that you had a bad experience with us at our Restaurant. It's not our policy to isolate solo's special if the restaurant is not full. I would like you to return for me to have a chance to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a reserved sign on our table,tap water with ice was brought. Wewere just having mains before our theatre performance but we decided on a bowl of olives to begin with. Yes we had linen napkins and plenty of good quality table clothes with...More

Thank johngmorris
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Ty for your recent visit with us at Melanie Warmest regards Nuno Basilio Manager Melanie Italian restaurant

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like a diner for pre theatre groups. I ordered mussels. They were big and well presented but I didn't expect them already opened and a little chewy. Pizza Quattro stagioni was tasty however ham was tinned, artichokes were tinned, mushrooms from were not tasty...More

Thank Lianne G
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lianne Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us at Melanie To compensate you we would like you to come back to us. So for your next visit if booked I will give a glasse of wine and additional 15% off...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed lunch at this restaurant last year upon a rare visit to London. Recently we had west end theatre tickets to a weekend evening show so decided to book a table for a pre show meal. Whilst we were early, this...More

Thank charles s
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I went into the restaurant around 9pm on a Sat night (2 hours before last order). Someone welcomed me & my 2 friends in. After seating, they took a long time to take our order, from where I was sitting I could see the waitresses...More

Thank Vicky Y
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Dear Vicky I am sorry that you had a bad experience with us at Melanie Saturday is our most busy day in all week and for that I am really sorry if we didn't gave you all the attention that you are entitled to. Sorry...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Pre theatre supper on the hottest day of the year, unfortunately no aircon and although the windows on the front open not a lot of air about, totally not the restaurant's fault and on any normal English summer evening would be perfect. My husband and...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Needed somewhere for a quick meal before the theatre. We were seated straight away but told we may have a bit of a wait due to the order being taken for a large group. We were actually served very quickly and the meal followed promptly...More

Thank smiffy2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited this place between Harry Potter plays. The food was very average - the pizzas mostly inedible because of the soggy cheese used. The staff were friendly but clearly overworked and it took ages to get their attention just to get a glass of...More

Thank Michelle P
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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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
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
USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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