Medlar

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Modern European
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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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy was the best waiter ever. The place is lovely the food is great and such a good value for money. Went here for my mother’s birthday and safe to say it really made her day.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service and the food was absolutely amazing!

D
London
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful

AP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in this restaurant that feels like a neighbourhood restaurant. Friendly and accomplished service but not too formal.

JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant inspired menu

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c
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and delicious food though for my taste it's almost too flavoursome! It's like an unrelenting onslaught of strong flavours, without respite of a crisp vegetable. I am a happy carnivore but more vegetable (not just vegetarian which in winter invariably means some kind of pasta) please. Will return to see if I can construct a lighter more balanced meal from the menu choices. Despite my 'bridled' enthusiasm, the place has a definite magic, with the best kind of Chelsea service and ambiance. Recommended especially for umami lovers.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a dinner in Sunday night, two of us.
The food was great at an extremely competitive price.
Thanks to the team for their warm welcome and to the sommelière for her selection outstanding.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and always come here for special occasions. The menu changes regularly so there is always something new to try, the ambience is delightful and the staff are very attentive and kind. They brought out an extra dessert for my sister's birthday. The value for money for lunch and Sundays is really impressive considering the quality of the food. Definitely recommend!

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good quality food , medium portion size and fantastic presentation and flavour.
A real hidden gem

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and completely delicious food. A lovely atmosphere. Friendly and helpful staff. Just a wonderful place to enjoy a sumptuous meal

5
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One cannot fault this excellent cooking - this was our first visit to this professional yet relaxed restaurant.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and wine. Medlar is our go to restaurant for all special occasions!

PH
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight fantastic service ,the food was outstanding the best meal we have had for ages.if you go carefully on the wine choice then it was ok value Im not surprised the restaurant was packed what a joy will be going again..soon!

OT
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food I had was outstanding and worth every penny. Interesting and unusual with combinations that really work. The pastry of the Duck Egg Tart was crisp and delightful. The grouse was beautifully cooked, easy to eat and served with a purée that was sublime and damsons that were an excellent accompaniment without being too sweet. The parsnip strips were excellent too - indeed, every little feature worked. My fellow diners were having similar joy with their own dishes. The chocolate mousse to follow was again delectable without being sickly and the little things with the excellent coffee and tea (particularly the passion fruit marshmallows) were again a delight to the taste buds.

The wines were an interesting collection but I did feel they had been priced too steeply. It is a common fault of good restaurants but I suppose there are people who will pay it. Compare with Le Colombier in Dovehouse St where the senior wines are priced extremely reasonably because they like to see people drinking them. I’m not saying it was outrageous. Certainly not. Just steep! I found a recent Croze Hermitage which was very drinkable but it was £60. Anyway that is just my opinion.

Service is impeccable; polished, charming, efficient, knowledgeable and attentive. They should be prized as an excellent and first-class team.

The real disappointment is the ambience which is frankly rather dull. It’s largely the shape of the building (not their fault) which gives it depth but not much width and it lacks, I am afraid, any special feeling or magic which is a shame given the excellent food and service and very good wine. The chairs (in particular) and the tables are a bit uninspiring as is the decor. I think they ought to look at that and get some assistance on enhancing the atmosphere in an admittedly quite challenging space.

Certainly really worth visiting for brilliant food served by a first-class staff.

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very interesting lunch menu at reasonable price. Our (reviewer plus partner) main courses in particular - Grouse, and Belly Pork - were outstanding. Service is attentive without being intrusive.

S
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Really lovely food and good service in general but could be more attentive, for example they didn’t pour more water when our glasses were empty. Also, we ordered a dessert that was meant for two people, but they didn’t give us a knife and fork for cutting. When we looked surprise and asked, we were told we could use one of our knives and forks that for eating(?) However, the service was friendly and efficient overall.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must be one of the best value for money fine dining restaurants in London

C
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Menu good choices. Attentive staff. Food perfectly cooked.

PB
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good and well presented. The service was attentive and pleasant. The wine was
excellent, but not inexpensive. The ambiance was somewhat lacking at 12.30pm on a Friday but gradually improved as more tables became occupied.

VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

JG
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and such great value. Brilliant sommelier too. Very highly recommended

C
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ex Chez Bruce and follows that model: lunch is a real bargain at £30 for 2 courses (£35 for 3).

Excellent modern European cuisine, good wine list, great service. Space a little dated perhaps and could feel cramped?

Outstanding at the price. Pride taken in everything. Would highly recommend.

WV
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Best ok, met de uiteindelijke afsluitende begeleiding voor de betaling met een vrouwelijk vriendelijke verantwoordelijke maar de bediening van een mannelijk personeelslid was ondermaats, compleet geen voeling met de klant , de gerechten op zich waren best in orde, het geluidsniveau ter plaatse was voor een groot deel hinderlijk. Ik hoopte op een site met Michelin niveau maar ik kan dit na mijn ervaring helaas niet waarmaken.

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TS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Medlar and we were extremely impressed. Everything was a treat!

RR
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch and great service.

F
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal with friends...great cocktails, wines and food. This has given us a reason to be in this area of town more often!

D
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always-outstanding dinner on special occasion or to treat yourself and loved ones without any occasion. Mouthwatering food, great service, relaxing ambience. No one rushes you to leave - truly recommend this place, and planning to come back.

Also, this time we saw family with the baby accommodated. And it was amazing to see - since I am expecting myself and I know there are some restaurants that would not welcome buggies or babies :)

t
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant with delicious food and faultless service.

C
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service, lunch was flawless, very kind and corkage friendly.

RT
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in London

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a thoroughly enjoyable experience: the only problem is that everything looks so good that it's hard to decide. Brilliant execution of interesting dishes, always astoundingly creative. Front of house team are also outstanding: observant, friendly and efficient.
We're so fortunate to live close by.

i
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good quality restaurant with attentive service in a decent setting.

S
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every aspect!
0,1l hlas of white wine was GBP 12 - check in advance.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Carefully crafted dishes were delicious and service was impeccable. An extra pud for my daughter's birthday was a lovely touch. It's a quiet restaurant, good for a tete-a-tete; on the Kings Road at the World's End end, so an interesting walk down from Sloane Square.

f
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant and eat here every time we visit London. The food is consistently excellent. Wine choices are varied with an excellent range by the glass if you want to change wine with each course. The cheese board was perfect. Petit fours are a lovely end; I am particularly fond of the passion fruit marshmallows. The staff are professional but also will to engage with enthusiastic foodies!

SB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place for a relaxed lunch with friends

J
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medlar was better than ever this evening. Crab ravioli and beef were stunning, as was the really smooth German Pinot noir! The cheese was amazing too! Glad this place continues to do so well.

y
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality food with calm relaxing ambiance. We've been coming to Medlar 2-3 times / year and never failed to satisfy us. The only minor comment would be to renew the menu more often - some of the dishes have been there for the last 2-3 years at least.

DJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely family lunch at Medlar - our fourth in the past 18 months. Our favourite go-to restaurant when meeting up in London - worth taking the taxi from Charing Cross as the experience is so much better in every respect than in any of the central London restaurants we have tried. You manage to maintain the consistency of your high standard.
Hang onto your staff - in the kitchen and in the dining room: they are all skilled, hardworking, and charming.
Thank you for making a meeting into a treat.

OT
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I hadn't been to Medlar in a very long time as I used to find the menu selection difficult. This time around there were lots of delicious things to eat and the four of us really enjoyed it. Thank you.