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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MatthewB
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You just have to go for the best food at affordable prices

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Andrew
London
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch and awesome service. We had to have three starter between two of us and wished we had the fourth... We had absolutely fabulous Saint-Joseph white wine and can’t wait for next Sunday to return.

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vipDeborahH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medlar has a special place in our hearts and first time back it doesn’t disappoint. The food and service is faultless. Absolutely recommend. Fabulous

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JonathanR
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an exceptional restaurant. The menu has a wide choice of delicious and original dishes. The pricing is more than fair. I cannot fault it. It is just the type of restaurant that should be awarded a Michelin star. I have no idea why they do not have this accolade. Perhaps it is good news for me as otherwise a table would be very very difficult to obtain. The restaurant was absolutely full when I went.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Fabulous location - intimate. Great place for a special celebration.

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MrsMMD
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner here with friends. Food was excellent, service always very good. Its a very pretty restaurant so it always feels like a celebration when we go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled to be back, superb food and delightful service.

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ClareJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, the staff were very friendly and attentive and the food is fantastic.

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PennyP
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

great food and excellent service

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CarolineM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and good atmosphere in spite of COVID restdictions.

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Reevers
London
34 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific neighbourhood restaurant offering Michelin star quality food & service.

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AndrewR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real pleasure to have Sunday lunch at Medlar again. Most of the diners were regulars and it felt a bit like the first day of term. The food was first class and the choices much as they were before lockdown. The grouse as a main course was fantastic. It was great to be back.

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vipMichaelO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for this level of quality, especially at lunchtime (for the same menu). Really top notch cooking: delicious and interesting but quietly confident rather than overly show-offy. Style is french, but a bit lighter and brighter than old school french (less butter and cream). The odd exotic ingredient is always well judged and never out of place. The menu is always stacked with dishes you actually want to eat.

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DanielD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent cooking sand service. Have dined there many times and have never been disappointed

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vipMike
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best value for money in Chelsea. Food is great as is the service. Going again soon.

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HenryT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food. Friendly staff, great atmosphere. 10/10 all round

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Rapid
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfectly COVID safe. Staff as always super welcoming and accommodating as well us ultra professional. Some lovely dishes from the kitchen, this is a great restaurant for locals and food tourists alike.

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Anon
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the best after re-opening, excellent food, great value especially at lunch and £10 corkage for BYO. Alas, the tarte tatin wasn’t on the menu.

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alanm
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I last ate at Medlar many months ago. It was good then.
This time it was perfect.

Warm welcome. Fabulous bread.

Fascinating menu - difficult to choose

Both courses quite wonderful. Crab and samphire predictably nice, but bits of pig superbly created - a joy

Bring your own bottle. Conscientiously poured. Corked at end of meal to take away

Looking forward to my next visit

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice people couldn’t fault it

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ginnyw
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely top class and the most exquisite food imaginable. Staff also top class, all in all a really fabulous lunch.

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foodies
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cant tell you how much we have missed our favourite restaurant in London . Walking through the door and greeted by the most fantastic owner David and his team was amazingly so wonderful . The food was just fabulous as it always has been over the years , prepared by the exceptional chefs of Medler .
We booked a table for lunch on the first day of the opening and we were excited at least 2 days before waiting to browse through the ever exciting menu , wanting to try everything.
On the day , the food was just superb and utterly delicious.

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vipMaria22
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My mother’s 89th birthday. Made us feel very special. Please support in these difficult times.

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Jonny
London
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service.
Faultless as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner we had while in London. We chose to eat all three courses (the menu has the option of one, two or three courses). I started with the foie gras and cranberry terrine. It was delicious with the cranberry being a perfect balance to the fatty foie gras. My date had the seared tuna which was perfect.

As a main course, I had the rump of belted galloway - a specialty beef. It was served roasted with snails and portobello mushrooms. Yes, please! The roast meat was tender and served medium rare. It was fantastic, not too heavy with just the right amount of flavor. My date had the slow braised beef cheek.

I then had the honeycomb ice cream with a fantastic botrytized wine. The two went perfectly together. My date had the warm mousse witha Greek vin santo.

A word about the wine. The wine list was fantastic. We started with a 2010 Ogier Cote Rotie which is a personal favorite but one we don’t see often given its age. The accompanying dessert wines were selected and presented by the sommelier, Melania. If you go, seek her out - she is a treasure, both friendly and knowledgable.

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MichaelB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Medlar and wasn’t disappointed. Food and wine choices excellent and service impeccable, including a birthday dessert with candle, not ordered.
Will be back next time in London

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Bani2eat
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing- everything was delicious - we have a really perfect evening

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PaulineM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night to the Medlar. Very good french food!

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JoshuaT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Service was good and the food very enjoyable. Brought some friends who enjoyed.

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Commonsense
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Escaped to the country from Fulham a few years ago, but if I still lived up the road I'd be a weekly visitor

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AdrianB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had never been to Medlar before, and that has been our loss. Our dinner was fabulous, and we ill certainly be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and the welcoming atmosphere,thanks

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vipALKALINE
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Great service, excellent food. Highly recommend and will return very soon.

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Clive
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant as always, food and the wine service is up there with the finest.

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vipKatherineS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favourite local!!! Medlar is simply the best. Xx

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SpursKing
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Interesting, well thought out combinations of food with a variety of fish and meat as well as a vegetarian option. Very pleasantly staffed. Wonderful fresh bread served with the meal (focaccia and sourdough) and stunning homemade chocolates with the fresh mint tea or coffee at the close of the meal. A crab raviolo and the venison were both outstanding as was the guinea fowl. We enjoyed the forced rhubarb at the close of our meal. Overall very good. It’s not cheap but then I guess for the innovation that’s not unfair. The only downside was that it was a little quiet although it was midweek and early. Probably other times the ambience is excellent so my mark here may be unfair.

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites in London. Excellent food and attentive yet unintrusive service. Always a great experience.

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Yiorko
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, attentive service. Love this place

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JanVanheesvelde
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word AMAZING! It’s been a wonderful journey definitely be back whenever I get the chance!

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Jono
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal last Sunday lunchtime. Medlar represents great value for money. I would highly recommend this excellent restaurant for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

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