Medlar

4.8
1021 reviews
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Medlar is an independently owned restaurant from Chef Joe Mercer Nairne and Front of House Manager David O'Connor.The restaurant has gained many exemplary reviews over the years and have built a fine reputation for food and service.

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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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y
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelin-level quality at ok prices. I've dined at Medlar about 4-5 times over the last 6 years and the quality has been consistent throughout.

Prefer it a lot for early / normal dinners on the weekend - has a very mellow and relaxing ambience.

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ID
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took Granny for her birthday and we all loved it. Delicious food - especially the beignets!

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n
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to this long-standing restaurant and not disappointed.
From the minute we entered the service was faultless and the food excellent.The sommelier matched our expectations with some excellent and unusual wine choices ..
Only minus is the tables are quite close together which means it could be noisy..
Will be back
Nick

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SP
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of London's loviest restaurants, so at ease with itself but not at all arrogant

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DF
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

To generalise I did not think the food was up to the standard I anticipated. The staff and the ambience were both very pleasant. Unfortunately one dish we ordered was simply forgotten, we reminded the staff who were apologetic and offered complimentary dessert etc. (which we did not request or consume)

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PN
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Loved the menu, just enough choice. The food was very nice, not outstanding but good value for money. The thing that really spoiled the evening for our party of 6 was the service from one waiter. He frequently lent across people while they were trying to have a conversation, never said excuse me, never smiled. At one point he practically put the desert menu in my face while I was speaking to another member of the group. Shame, other members of staff were ok. I wouldn’t return though.

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CO
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food as usual. Service attentive. Very pleasant evening.

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B
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Medlar several times over the years. It’s great neighbourhood fine dining. The food last time we went a year ago had lost its shine, but was fantastic again now. Very happy and will be back much more often!

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IR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as ever. Efficient, professional, friendly and unrushed.

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n
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing restaurant, amazing service ! The food is excellent ✅! Better than stars michelin restaurant, quality food .

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a
London
71 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a good restaurant. Original and delicious food, sometimes requiring considerable explanation. I now know what a "crosnes" is/are. The people are delightful and the value is good. Our specially requested quiet table was fine - except for a gentleman, some distance away, who shared his conversation with us all... This is a super place which is made even more special by being unique.

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RF
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quiet late birthday lunch. Great food and service.

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, affordable, delicious - really nice food and staff. Great neighbourhood restaurant in Chelsea

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SF
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent friendly service and relaxed
With great food
Unfortunately there was a significant overcharge which when noticed the next day was addressed immediately, and for goodwill, service charge and aperitifs removed - well done Medlar!

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TF
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

slightly disappointed with starter otherwise excellent

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly was a lovely dining experience which did not disappoint. Generally a picky eater, but the food was satisfying despite this. Definitely a place I’d come back to. Place is small and cute, fairly quiet environment not loud. Nice place to go for unique tastes without loud music.

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PO
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at great value, great service and lovely wine. Sommelier is superb.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A contestant for the best cooking in London! The crab raviolo......marvellous. And the pace is right. And lovely to have proper courses, not all this small dish of that, another of this, plus explanations - impossible to talk to one's friends.

Lovely wine list, very varied and original. And room between the tables. And smiles!

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KC
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way, thoroughly deserves to be awarded a Michelin Star...

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MM
London
57 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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WB
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Medlar is an example of how to get a restaurant right. Stylish but not overbearing, outstanding food without the pretentiousness and excellent service without being imposing. It is an absolute gem and well worth visiting.

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JW
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, very good value given the quality of the food.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

We waited an hour for our starter to arrive. They did not even apologise or offer anything complimentary to compensate. They even looked affronted when we politely asked how it was coming along about 40 minutes after we ordered. The food was good when it finally arrived but both the food and the wine were overpriced and not good value for money. We would not return.

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W
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely place - food exceptional, service perfect. Would definitely recommend and return.

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MR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best value high quality restaurant in London. The lunch menu is not limited and portions aren't skimpy. Service is professional but non-intrusive.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and service was both discreet and efficient. Easy to entertain on both a private and business basis.

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Y
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, favourite restaurant in London

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Medlar is the kind of restaurant that you can rely on in a pinch to provide both a consistently good meal and lovely service and ambience. We took an out-of-town foodie guest there with no hesitation about the experience we would have. Everything was perfect to a T.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall it was first class. All four of us enjoyed our food and wine . Only disappointment was my pasta crab starter. The sauce over powered the crab. The sauce was good.
Not an everyday restaurant but there as quite a few of those nearby. Wish it was further along the Kings road.

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was four years after I met my husband and we wanted to celebrate with a special dinner. We went to Medlar after I have read really good reviews and we had an excellent experience. The restaurant is intimate and the staff really nice. The food was delicious, lovely presentation and good selection on wines. For a special occasion it was the perfect place!

As a cheese lover I can say that the cheeseboard selection was superb

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g
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have’nt been to Medlar for 4 or 5 years.
It was a delight.

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D
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful lunch

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EP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delightful meal !
Food was tops !
Service could not have been better.
Thank you .

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had lunch with a former colleague who is a bit of a foodie. The menu was fixed price with a good range of interesting and original choices. Service was just right. Based on lunch, I will certainly try it for dinner.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my favourite London restaurant ! I highly recommend it

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R
London
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service, a bit overpriced.
Overall a good place for foodlover

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent meal and impeccable service, our first visit but will be back as soon as possible...!!!!

Thank you

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MM
London
57 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service

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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch menu! I had a wonderful birthday lunch here with the family.

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MG
London
275 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Remarkable range of outstanding dishes with matching service, and excellent value.

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