Medlar

4.8
1102 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PB
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi Jeremy, thanks so much to you and Didier for looking after us on Saturday on our first visit, we had a great time and your food is fantastic especially the cheese board selection. Hope we will see you again soon as we will definitely be returning. Peter & Paul

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s phenomenal value and an exciting, inspired menu. Thoroughly recommend.

D
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! This is a lovely restaurant with great service and exceptional food and wine. It is quiet so that you actually can carry on a conversation. The arancini with smashed peas was subtle and delicious, as were the chicken boudin and the calve's liver. This is french bistro food done right! Very flavorful and creative without being overly rich.
Medlar also has a terrific wine list and is the only restaurant I have ever been to that will let you choose a wine by the bottle but have it in a carafe if you don't want the whole bottle and lower the cost accordingly. That was a great feature that I wish more restaurants would adopt. We will return to Medlar!

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I knew this restaurant already. Not disappointed. Very good quality of food and service. Can only recommend

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent restaurant the service was outstanding and the food lovely- I would highly recommend this restaurant

t
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, delicious french, friendly courteous knowledgeable waiters and sommelier.

d
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here once each of my last 5 or 6 visits to England, and the restaurant never disappoints. The menu is always interesting and the food is very well-prepared and plated beautifully. This time, the taleggio arancini were delicious, and the hake so fresh - some of the best I've ever had. My tablemates were equally impressed with their selections. The cheese board was, as ever, the thing a cheese-lover's dreams are made of -- a wide range that included both familiar and more exotic cheeses. Service was friendly and approachable, not pretentious or intrusive. I'll definitely be recommending and returning!

AC
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just brilliant - one of my most absolute favourite restaurants

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new favourite restaurant! It is. Simply brilliant - the food amazing ,service great and such a treat every time. It never disappoints and is quiet!! Thank you Medlar - we had a great dinner and lovely evening.

T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Not the best experience I have to say. Food was terribly salty throughout. And rather bland. White wine was too warm. Decor and ambience in the restaurant are nice. But service is bordering on grumpy.

n
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

3 of us enjoyed a delicious meal on Saturday. Excellent food, good service with a gentle buzzy atmosphere. Whilst everything we ate was very wonderful I would thoroughly recommend the crab raviolo we had as a starter and the dessert of lemon curd beignets. Hope to be back soon.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service provided with a smile, all employees seem to have a great interest in food and in people. Great experience, not cheap but worth every penny. We informed before the visit that one of our guest was vegan, not only was she provided with a separate menu with different choices but they had also made her special sweets! Also she was very impressed!

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We were not made to feel welcome. We were stuck on a table all on our own well removed from the main body of the restaurant and no one made any effort with us. The food was average to indifferent, not at all as we expected from the reviews. The hake was not particularly fresh, the ‘tempura’ more like biscuit and much of the food was only warm. I could go on but it would take too long to list the shortcomings of the food. Needless to say, we will never return!

n
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Medlar and this time we took our 5 year son who is a very fussy eater to celebrate a special family birthday. The team were extremely accommodating and not only remembered what I said he liked to eat and had it ready but also that it was a birthday so they brought out a special dessert. The food is excellent, the environment is relaxed and the team are very attentive! I can’t recommend enough and it’s fast becoming a favourite!

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As delicious as ever and wonderful service. Such good value for lunch.

S
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food and great value for money in such a prime location.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This french restaurant is brilliant! The food were really delicious and the service is excellent. I also got a free complimentary dessert for my anniversary as well. Really impressed. Worth every pounds you paid. I’ll recommend my friend to come here.

A
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasteful food that was delicately prepared. Each dish with well balanced and fine tastes. We had three different menues and we were all equally happy. The food was well paired with good wine recommended by the sommelier. The staff was very friendly and observant.

i
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband doesn’t really like high end food but Medlar was recommended by a friend. We loved the intimacy, personal and attentive service and quality/choice of food and drinks - the Gin Cocktails are wonderful! We were so impressed and shall happily return.

KK
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our evening at Medlar to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The food and service was exceptional with great combination of flavours and textures in each dish. We especially loved the crab raviolo and the crisp peasant egg with confit quail legs. My apricot financier dessert was so delicious and then we were surprised with a second dessert for our anniversary. A lovely thoughtful gesture from a restaurant where are the staff are friendly and helpful, there when needed but not intrusive. I also really liked how we were seated side by side at our table. A definite highlight from our trip to London.

Kirsty and Ray
Brisbane
Australia

H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

another birthday lunch which didn't disappoint. Delicious food, lovely staff, nice decor. Perfect.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening. Food was spectacular!

LC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch! We will definitely be back. Service was brilliant. The restaurant is very passionate and provided us with a memorable time.

RL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There is genuine passion displayed in the food and the sommelier's eyes when we discussed the wines.

PC
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive but not invasive service. Nice and quiet - very much enjoyed the experience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, exemplary service.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Sunday lunch - quite delicious food superb presentation and outstanding dishes. We had the crab ravioli and calves liver . Great service and quiet table at the back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional Saturday lazy lunch with good friends. Fixed price menu offered varied choices and excellent quality. French style, food was beautifully presented and every dish we ordered was wonderful. Great wine too. Portions were just the right size. Service was genuinely superb - friendly and attentive but never intrusive. Staff never tried to rush us at all. Highly recommend and will definitely return. A real gem!

GB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good we had lunch with our son who now lives in Fulham and he will take guests there regularly

EM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely staff. My daughter has a severe intolerance to alliums (anything in the onion family) and they accommodated it without fuss. Plus, it was my birthday - I was presented with a stack of lemon curd beignets with a lit candle on top and the waiter singing 'happy birthday'. What's not to like?

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite restaurants in London, more than deserving of a star (which it has bizarrely lost) especially when comparing alongside other one star restaurants! Delicious food at great value.

M
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic on all levels !! Innovative and tasty food

DJ
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite with family, selected for birthday celebration. Lovely decor, super food, discreet but very attentive service - lives up to expectations in every way. Lunch on Sunday was our third [or perhaps fourth?] visit so we can attest to the consistency of the offering. We gathered there from Cambridgeshire and Kent as well as London - that speaks well of the attractions of your small restaurant over the offerings of more centrally located establishments. We are often nervous about online booking, but your arrangements worked very efficiently. Well done all round.

a
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic
Thank you to Agathe for kindness

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab Ravioli ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ and a beautiful place for Lovers

ES
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Delicious food. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Nice decor. Would definitely recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - especially crab ravioli. Friendly understated service. Superb value at £35 for lunch (3 courses)

RP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fact that I come from Camden once or twice a month is indicative of how much I like this restaurant. The modern English food is delicious, the lunchtime set menu is very good value, the £10 corkage at lunch allows me share my good wines with friends - what better to do this at this charming restaurant at the Worlds End end of the Kings Road. Do come here for lunch or dinner. It’s much busier at dinner than lunch.

MM
London
68 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food but they should bring the cheeseboard back

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a meal with my husband on a Sunday evening - we wanted to go somewhere fairly local and Medlar came up on a search. We loved everything about the experience, from the friendliness of the staff to the ambiance to the delicious food and the excellent wine.

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