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About Medlar

Medlar is owned by Joe Mercer Nairne and David O'Connor. It is our first restaurant venture and the aim is to provide fantastic food and service in a relaxed environment. We hope our combined experience in some of London’s best restaurants will help us achieve this.

438 Kings Road
London, SW10 0LJ
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm

Dinner
Monday - Friday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 6pm - 9.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7349 1900

Website:
http://www.medlarrestaurant.co.uk/

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

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Medlar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (91)
Creative Cuisine (85)
Good for a Date (80)
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Special Occasions (79)
Notable Wine List (64)
Quiet Conversation (62)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Romance (51)
Neighbourhood Gem (50)
Good for Birthdays (46)
Cosy (36)
Lunch (36)
Tasting Menu (31)
Worth the Drive (25)
Business Meals (23)
Authentic (22)
Seasonal (20)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Casual (16)
Group Bookings (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
People Watching (8)
Outdoor Eating (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Outstanding Value (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Child Friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 2 days ago

Helpful, attentive, unobtrusive service. Excellent food. Very nice cocktails. Rear of the restaurant nicer than the front.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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service4
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant is stylish but very cosy. The menu does not try to be experimental. It delivers bags of flavour in very decent portions. Wine menu is very extensive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2018

Loved it. The meat was delicious! Thank you

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Outstanding. On a par with La Trompette in Chiswick

Duck egg tart was great as were the deserts

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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food5
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·Dined on 13 January 2018

The food, ambiance and service here is incredible. We had a three course meal and we could not fault anything. Highly reccommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 7 January 2018

Utterly fantastic. Pleasant and helpful staff, quick service, incredible food, a massive wine list and surprisingly affordable considering what you're getting for your money. By which I mean it's not exactly cheap but it's still very reasonable compared to other restaurants of its type.

Try the onion velute with foie gras. It's impossibly good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Our family of four went there for a pre-New Year lunch, before our daughter flew back to Hong Kong. It was our first visit but we had heard good things - and they were entirely justified. The menu was relatively short, with about 6 choices per course but everything looked interesting. We each had different starters and mains, and they were all extremely good, and several were exceptional. It is by no means cheap but if you are looking for a quiet, discreet restaurant with superb food, you won't go wrong here. Thoroughly recommended. We will be back.

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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Delicious food, and very delicate tastes and textures. Good wine suggestions. Lovely place in a quiet neighbourhood. Would definitely recommend this place to friends. A bit pricey but with nice food and services, it's worth a try. White onion soup with foie gras is a must try!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

We thought the food was absolutely lovely and enjoyed the ambiance greatly. The service was very good and we will definitely be going back. It was also very sweet of them to bring me a special birthday pudding at the end, with a candle in it. Overall, creative and very broad menu and good quality food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

First class food and service. A really good restaurant

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2017

Incredible on every level this place is a real gem. Food is classic with a twist but whatever you choose, always incredible and beautifully presented. Service is first class and ambience brilliant. Can’t fault it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Vegan, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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food5
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·Dined on 17 December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Medlar. Food was inspired and utterly delicious; wine list is phenomenal. Service very attentive without being overwhelming. Definitely on the 'favourite restaurants' list for special occasions - or just a Saturday evening treat. Go there!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Every course was absolutely delicious and seevice was also great

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 17 December 2017

Medlar is consistently excellent, great for a variety of occasions, unpretentious, lovely service and fabulous food, great value for the quality received.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 15 December 2017

We had an amazing time. Food was delicious waiters are available.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 14 December 2017

Superb service and meal but found it difficult to chat because of larger group rather close to us.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 12 December 2017

A lunch with an old friend was a real hit with excellent starters, mains and puds and a good choice of wines including some reasonably priced ones. Service was first rate, polite, discreet and with good pacing. A memorable experience which will hopefully be repeated before too long.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Wonderful meal that lived up to all expectations and good value for level of cooking and quality of meal. Gorgeous setting. Didn’t like sitting near the cheese table as the smell was quite pronounced and was disappointed that both ladies loos were out of order so we had to go to the staff loo. We felt it was poor for both loos to be OOO but will definitely come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Cumbria)·Dined on 7 December 2017

Fantastic food! Incredibly creative and completely delicious. Great, buzzy atmosphere with lovely attentive but relaxed staff. A gem!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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food5
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service5
value4

 
·Dined on 20 November 2017

This is a thoroughly well run establishment. The food is first class as is the service.
Highly recommended for almost any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Cornwall)·Dined on 17 November 2017

An excellent lunch with superb food throughout - the financiers with prune & Armagnac were a highlight. Recommended at every level

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 16 November 2017

We have eaten at Medlar a few times and it is always a delight. There is only one issue with the imaginative and varied menu: narrowing your choice to just one dish per course! We circumvented this problem by ensuring each of us ordered something different and then all had a taste of each dish. On this occasion, we left the wine choices entirely to the sommelier so we drank the Greek Argyros Assyrtiko white to start and followed his with the Warwick Cabernet Franc - both excellent suggestions. My well-travelled foodie American friends loved it all. Even the inevitable conversation about Trump couldn't spoil our evening!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value3

vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Amazing food and wonderful service. Comes with a high price tag. Surprised this is no longer Michelin.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Some of the best food we've eaten in this country.
Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great, inventive food. Small enough to give that personal touch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Fantastic birthday lunch, slow and sumptuous food, great service.
Crab ravioli was an experience and so were the deserts. Main hake with vegetables and truffles was great too. Bread and butter outstanding. Desserts were melting in my mouth.

The only meal which was not to my taste was the gamey grouse, it is probably an acquired taste for aristocratic grouse shooters :o))
We hope the restaurant can bring more comfortable high chairs for little people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Been here at least once a year for the last five and it’s been outstanding every single time. Love this place

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

We had an excellent lunch here midweek. Service was formal but not stuffy. Unusual food with quite a bit of offal and game on the menu. Sommelier was helpful.

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 (London)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Standing outside we were wondering whether to go in as it was quite small and intimate looking - there was not much else around in terms of restaurants and bars. However we are so glad we did! The food was excellent, as was the service. I had the Buretta to start and my husband the corn veloute, both of which hit the spot. My venison main course was simply delicious and my husband had the steak (minus the snails) and that too was cooked to perfection. The highlight of the menu has to be the cheese board - so many to choose from and generously handed out. I have paid much higher prices for lesser quality food and service and the restaurant owner/manager should be proud of themselves. Over all a delightful experience and we would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Friendly. Delicious. Wonderful.

Would definitely go there again.

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 (Bristol)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Second visit to Medlar and the experience was as great as the first time. All the things on the menu are lovely and the wine list extensive. The service is not over the top as in other restaurants but they are there when you need them. One of my favorite restaurants in London.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Medlar is becoming a bit of a regular haunt. Great food, creatively conceived and delivered, lovely service, nice room. Excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 November 2017

This was a return visit after a few years and what a wonderful change. Without wishing to
be rude about my first visit, it was a little disappointing. However, my return visit this week
was a wonder. The food was exquisite, the ambiance relaxed and friendly. The staff were
all very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the food and wine. Hope to return very soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Very good food in a nice environment, perhaps a little too noisy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Exceptional food! __________________________________________________________________________________

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 27 October 2017

Wonderful food, exceptional service, very little romantic setting

Tags: Romantic
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 (Hampshire)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Wonderful food, attentive staff, extensive wine list and very good value for that part of London. Highly recommend this little place. Such a lovely evening

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Excellent food, perfect service. Quiet on a Saturday lunchtime but that's to be expected, would go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 18 October 2017

I really like Medlar. I try to go there whenever I am in London. Our recent meal was very good as usual.
We both had the crab raviolo as a starter and I wouldn't have anything else. It was exceptional. This was followed by a fantastic Hake dish for myself and venison for my wife which was also great . Two stunning mains. I was a little disappointed with my desert as I couldn't really find anything n the menu that attracted me and the chocolate mouse I ordered was too heavy for me. The marshmallows that went with our speciality tea were great though and made up for the desert.
I will keep coming back for the quality of the food but I did find this time that the tables are too close together.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 October 2017

We have eaten several times at Medlar and have never come away dissatisfied. This time we came with Australian friends who have been on two de luxe tours round Europe dining at Michelin star places and said that the Medlar meal was the best by far

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Really appetising menu throughout the courses. Gave us considerable trouble making our choices; the list was so appealing. The delivery on the plate was excellent. Wine list was excellent. Took a while to take our order initially but made up for it by hearing one of the table saying the would have liked something on another’s plate and bringing it within a couple of minutes at no charge.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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