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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L
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JV
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

J
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.

GD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time at Medlar to celebrate Valentine s day!

BG
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Medlar for lunch, the restaurant is fairly low key and the fittings are a little tired but the overall ambiance is good. The food was superb and unbelievable value at £39 for three courses, we also took advantage of the £10 corkage (£25 for dinner) to have a very nice bottle of wine. The service was excellent and we were never hurried despite starting our lunch at 2pm. Thoroughly recommend.

L
London
119 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Initially service was extremely slow taking our order for both food and then wine. Possibly because we were upstairs? But once we had ordered all was fine. Food was outstanding. Particularly memorable warm chocolate tart and extremely good cheese board. Delicious raviolo starter and venison. Will definitely return soon.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch! I have quite strict dietary requirements and was delighted to have them accommodated without any fuss. The gluten free bread took a while to arrive but when it did there was a nice selection of 3. A little olive oil to dip would have been welcome, as I am also dairy free. I had plenty of options to choose from on both starters and mains, and didn’t feel I was missing out at any point.

SW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If the food was "just OK" I would still visit Medlar regularly - the staff are so friendly and professional, the dining room so nice and the cocktails and wine selection so good that it is just a lovely place to spend an evening. The food though is much, much better than just OK - it beats many "star" restaurants. Portions are generous for this level of cooking and presentation is not "fussy". The cheese selection is one of the finest in the UK. The only "problem" is trying to narrow down your selection from a menu where all items sound so attractive!

JJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous restaurant - haven't had such outstanding food for some time . service is really good and the decor is very subtle and sophisticated. It was so good, i booked for a private party for 8 in a few weeks and a business dinner in a couple of weeks. If you haven't gone, go: this must be the best value/best kept 'secret' in London

CD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

An excellent meal in lovely surroundings. All of the food was beautifully presented. Really interesting wine list too.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very rich french style food. All very tasty but I must say not very exciting.

CN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, service great, food fantastic. We are frequent visitors.

CP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal, which was beautiful to look at in a very welcoming place.

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medlar's is a hidden gem, away from the main hub of King's Road, it has the feeling of a both a well loved local and a top notch West End restaurant. Usually, when I dine out there are a couple of menu items that leap off the page but here everything looks so good it's really hard to choose! The only way round this problem is to visit more often.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautifully presented food that tasted delicious- I particularly loved the crab raviolo and my guinea fowl. It was my husbands birthday and they picked up on that and brought a free dessert- service was friendly and efficient not intimidating at all.

JC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
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 on 19 January 2020
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 on 18 January 2020
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.

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our supper. We ate the crab raviolo and then the venison. Very good selection of wines by the glass. Courteous, knowledgeable staff. Not noisy.

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
24 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
5 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
17 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
21 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