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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JC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A pity that the restaurant was not busier but it was a Tuesday lunchtime in January. The food was excellent with a great choice from the fixed price lunch menu. Had to work hard to find reasonably priced wine from their extensive wine list. Service friendly and efficient and I would definitely go back.

MT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy visiting your restaurant. We like the staff, the ambiance and the excellent food. Will continue to support you when we are in London.M & C. Thomas,

RS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for an anniversary meal, and were not disappointed. The atmosphere was lovely, the staff just the right amount of attentive and the food lovely. They even spoiled us a little as it was a special occasion! And for the quality of the food, the menu was well priced. 10/10 would recommend

PB
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a cosy environment for reasonable price considering the quality.

Perfect.

H
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My new wine lover spot. Nice wine list, just fair by the glass. Terrific if BYO because corkage is only £10 at lunch. Super kind and smiley service but some additional work must be incorporated (short glass variety, Armagnac served far from the table, ...). Quite easy to improve.
Crab Raviolo (13/20) IMHO needs more taste (selected black pepper or clove even).
Anjou Pigeon (15/20) if served a little warmer easily (17/20).
Triple cooked potatoes (14/20) pretty good but that sauce ...
Pakin with pineapple and lime (12/20) would like more "sponge texture-like" but acid fruit works perfectly well with this cake.
Petite Four (13/20) Once again, only tasted those without chocolate.

MA
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We've eaten at Medlar a few times. It has always been good but the food this time was really excellent. And a good ambience with a noise level low enough to allow conversation.

SM
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every respect...plenty of space between tables, excellent low key service and attention and a wonderful menu, as always

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend recommended Medlar so I took a punt for a business meeting/lunch for people who care about food and wine. It was a great success and I would certainly return as would my colleagues. The service was excellent without being obtrusive and the food excellent. Thank you.

g
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not been to Medlar for a year. Wo’nt leave it that long next time.

CL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic value for money!
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H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As good as ever. Fine dining which easily matches some Michelin-starred restaurants. Most impressive is the wide choice for each course. For such a high standard of cooking, other places would offer a no-choice menu.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ingredients menu and cooking

EP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Medlar is terrific. Keep up the fine work!

LL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fabulous meal and we all
Agreed lots of wonderful choices? Excellent wine list - we had a wonderful Gruner Vetliner - excellent service
Just not that busy when we arrived hence the comment re:ambience but was in the new year period abs the Kings Road was quiet that day
Would return

CH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somebody in the kitchen know how to cook and it is to the very highest standard .

Service , ambience etc all are to a high standard. My only hesitation is the prices on the wine list ; about three times the retail price .

We went for a special occasion , Ruby Wedding, anniversary and we came away happy . It as a great experience

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal - the best dining experience I've had this year.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great reliable food, wine list and service! Can’t go wrong!

H
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu offers a wonderful wide choice to suit any diet

S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Wonderful staff and great service. The food itself was lovely. A great place for a leisurely lunch.

OS
London
34 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first but by no means our last visit. The food, setting and service was perfect. What an incredible hidden local gem! Go, you won’t be disappointed.

VC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent as well as the service. The Artic Char and the Tart Tartin are highly recommended. A wonderful evening all round.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

This is an excellent restaurant and we have visited it for a number of years It would be great however next time to not have exactly the same table right at the back next to the staircase to the lavatories or we may find the city even more appealing!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good ambiance and excellent service. Highly recommended.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyable lunch, friendly staff & a good Viognier, what more could you ask for? Expensive but would definitely recommend.

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Another lovely family celebration at Medlar. Delicious lunch and great service.

YY
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time we've been here, but after a bit of a gap.
Were really impressed by the quality of the food!
The starters and main courses were delicious.
Not the fanciest presentation of the food, but on the taste front, the food was perfect.
Would definitely come back!!

SD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, well presented, individual and human. Thank you !

HD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming.... everything an independent restaurant should be

T
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medlar has always been a go-to for us for solid French cooking, friendly service and special occasions. It's always a pleasure to eat there.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top, institutions of institutions

g
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great value and lovely staff!
Worthy of a michelin star.

MM
London
26 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, food, service, the menu was amazing, could have picked everything, so hard to choose. Wines on the expensive side, with nothing really at the low end. Marvellous experience, would go back for sure.

EW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant, everything. I love this type of fine dining. The best flavours.

AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal at Medlar is always an absolute treat and the food and service are faultless. The restaurant itself is elegant and it has a real sense of occasion. An absolute must.

MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely Sunday lunch. Everything went very smoothly, and the food was delicious.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favourite London restaurant, we are never dissapointed, the food is gorgeous, high quality and the staff are friendly and very professional

U
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Medlar team is fantastic. They really know how to cook and how to look after people. It's a great place.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant

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A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, staff, food & wine. My party thoroughly enjoyed themselves

SM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful spot for a delicious lunch. Excellent value lunch menus with very inventive creations. Excellent service and a lovely sense of calm.