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Melanie Restaurant

#3,479 of 18,456 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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” (77 reviews)
“cannelloni” (7 reviews)
“cheesecake” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
4-6 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TB, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Called here on spec one Saturday evening. It was busy but they found us a table. Good efficient service and tasty reasonably priced meals.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves a wide variety of Italian foods, pastas, pizza and meats. The staff are excellent at judging whether you want to have a quick meal before going to the theatre or to take your time and linger. The food we had was very...More

Thank LondonHelenb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't have a favourable experience here, each time I asked waiter for anything water ,bill etc had to ask a second time. Paid with cash was asked if I wanted my change (£12.20) even though there was already a service charge on the bill... Said...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on spec for lunch with a friend who was visiting the UK. Good straightforward Italian food, well cooked, hot and fresh, friendly staff, reasonable prices for central London.

2  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Had a lovely lunch before Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play just around the corner. Service was prompt when we explained we were in a hurry to get to the play. Food was tasteful and authentically Italian.

Thank Mairejos
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Looking for somewhere to eat prior to attending Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre ( 30 second walk away ) I noticed Melanie's was really busy and looked to have a nice atmosphere about it so I walked in to see about the possibility of...More

Thank Paul0407
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Tip: Definitely worth booking as its very busy at peak times This restaurant has become a firm favourite if we are going to a nearby theatre as it delivers exactly what you need as part of a theatre visit. Its relatively small, so tables are...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have eaten here before in 2014 but I forgot to post a review. We enjoyed it then. This time we sat by the front door which if not closed properly was drafty and cold. We love Italian food and the menu here is good....More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

We ended up shopping in the area quite late one evening, and found Melanie's Italian was still open. Not far from theaters, but right across the street from a couple of adult stores.... Great menu, attentive wait staff and good food. My granddaughter got a...More

Thank Traveler4Ever61
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We booked as it’s a busy time of day pre theatre and the restaurant was about full. Lovely atmosphere friendly welcome, good service, good quality food served without a long wait.

Thank Sue L
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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22 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
3 February 2015|
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Response from Dianne228 | Reviewed this property |
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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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