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Melanie Restaurant

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4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
+44 20 7437 4006
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After trawling the shops in Charing Cross Road, my wife really fancied Italian. Just round the corner from the Palace Theatre we found this place. Prompt friendly service, lush food and good value. Both the bruschetta and cheesy garlic bread were easily among the best we've ever had. Tagliatelle alla Melanie (spinach, cream and mushrooms) and spaghetti carbonara (with chunks... More 

Thank s W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I assume this restaurant has been around for some time. The decor, menu and entire experience gave me a few "deja vu" moments, as it reminded me of the many similar types of Italian retaurants that were around in the early 80' s, when I first started eating out.The many that have survived since then have had to reinvent themselves,... More 

Thank Tony A
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every time we end up going to London to watch a show , we always make a point of seeing if we could get a table at this lovely restaurant. The level of service , the politness of all the staff and the food is lovely, A great resturant in a good location for Theatre land.

Thank Gary M
Bishops Stortford
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place a few years ago and nearly always end up back there when coming up to Theatreland! It's well placed right on Charing Cross Road, a short walk from Tottenham Court Road station, which is a bit quieter than the other West End stations. The service is always friendly and the food is excellent, cannot recommend it... More 

Thank Denzilslorry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for the first time with my husband for dinner and it was absolutely great food (pasta yummy) homemade deserts Also and great service from one portugese menager Rui and waitress Dominica i think She was polish ? They was so helpfull ! This place have Very warm And family atmosphere Thank you! We will definitely come back... More 

Thank Ana G
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the garlic bread very much and mussels and prawn and avocado starters were also good. However the veal in masala wine was not very tasty. The tables are very close together so no intimacy, in fact the table next to us were very noisy and it spoiled it for us.

Thank Millymolly77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First came here about 7 or 8 years ago when seeing we will rock you at the dominion. Tonight was a pre theatre dinner before the girls at the Phoenix . Wasn't disappointed . We both had the Whitebait to start with . They were lovely and lots of them . Partner had garlic chicken with vegetables and I had... More 

Thank Sally C
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently went with my wife and daughter on a Monday evening. We remember going there many years ago and having a good traditional Italian Trattoria meal - so we thought we would try it again. We shared 2 starters ( Buschetta & Squid rings ) 3 mains ( some sort of 'special' chicken, a 'special' pasta / spaghetti and a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch before seeing Aladdin. We prefer to use independent restaurants where possible. Had a starter (bruschetta) and mains. Eldest daughter and I had a calzone, my wife had a risotto and youngest daughter had a ravioli. All the meals were ok, not enough pepperoni in my calzone for my liking, but my daughter thought hers was just... More 

Thank Richard P
West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest the Google reviews were mixed but we had this restaurant recommended and I'm glad I went with that. It was lovely, from the greeting at the door when we arrived right through the meal the service was first class, the food was lovely and reasonably priced and the staff knew we were visiting the theatre and so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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
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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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 most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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