Medlar

4.8
1318 reviews
£41 and over
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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BobbyC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medlar is our favourite restaurant. The service is always so friendly and accommodating. Their generosity of spirit is always so evident, something that can be missing in many fine dining restaurants. The food is warm and comforting rather than innovative or challenging, however, the skill, quality of ingredients, and overall presentation is second to none. We always leave groaning under the weight of consumption with smiles on our faces. We look forward to our next visit. Thank you Medlar!

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BryanH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know you're in a good restaurant when they just do things right. Everything about Medlar, from the moment you walk in, gives you a reassuring sense that these people know what they're doing. The decor is light and flowery, the staff know when to come to the table, the food is exquisite and perfectly balanced. The one quibble is the extraordinary mark-up on the wines; a three-times mark-up is generally considered fair enough, but I was seeing wines that had been marked up five to six times the retail value. Other than that, a great experience and I'll be back (but sticking to the cheaper wines!)

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vipturchese
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining at Medlar several times in the last couple of years but this was our first visit since they have reopened. We were not disappointed. Staff are very attentive and the food is still very good.

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MatthewP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best french cuisine I’ve ever had. The crab raviolo was out of this world and the suckling pig was absolutely delicious. I did not want it to end.
The staff were lovely and were more than happy to make a “congratulations” dessert for one of our party.
Go. You won’t regret it.

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Manso
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We made the mistake of arriving very early and the restaurant filled only slowly which is why I have given a relatively lower mark for ambience.

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vipAmeliaW
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious meal, very subtle flavours and interesting menu. Book in advance, may know off this Chelsea jewel.

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PrejulaP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a good time, staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good, could have had an option for 4 course. Three courses could be a bit limited.
Superb ambience. Overall a wonderful dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I highly recommend this restaurant and will be returning.

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Tabletop
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our first time and we travelled across to visit. A pleasant evening out, overall. The food was nice but it didn't excite. At times, flavour of the dishes didn't stand out. The service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Consistently excellent food and service. We love coming here.

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ClaudiaA
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in Chelsea.
I love the concept and, when you feel like you want to taste everything on the menu, you know they are doing it right.
The wine list is nice as well and offers a good variety to chose from at a different price range.
Look for Melania, the head sommelier!
She will help you to pair wines and food impeccably, if you need help. She looked after us and was just amazing.
Thank you, we will be back!

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Londondiner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally some of the best food I have eaten all year. And the fixed price lunch menu means that you can’t eat better for the money anywhere in London.

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vipTriniF
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu with a wide variety. We had the crab raviolo, arancini, beef filet and pork belly which were all exceptional. The sommelier was charming and advised on wines that were delicious but not hugely expensive. The food and service were lovely but the restaurant is quite formal and the clientele are older. Worthwhile for a special occasion.

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vipgrantb
London
40 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and the team are so warm and friendly. The food as stunning as ever.

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MIKEGOURMET
London
64 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Fine cuisine, warm and friendly service.

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Tashai
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, the corn veloute was outstanding

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AndreaS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been here for at least 4-5 times and it has always met my expectations. Good quality price menu and wine list.

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Nixx
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and complex without being overworked so tasted fresh and exciting on the palate. The service was very good and our particular dietary needs were well accommodated. The ambience is good and as it picked up with more diners arriving the noise level went up as you would expect which some will enjoy as an energised environment. I would highly recommend a visit here as it feels like a wonderful yet tastefully understated treat. X

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Roberto
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been to Medlar since March, when it was an excellent meal, and Sunday lunch was also fantastic and enjoyed by everyone.

Medlar is one of our favourite restuarants and we shall be regular diners going forward.

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vipnickim
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional as ever, and so great to see them busy. They have very cleverly stalled Covid screens that match the decor, so are unobtrusive. Great wine pairing suggestions.

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vipAmeliaW
Oxford
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing French modern menu. Could get a Michelin star easily. Warm ambiance and elegant service yet relaxed. No wonder why it is always fully booked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb from start to finish. You can’t help yourself to keep coming back.

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vipAuriolB
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! The food was delicious and as ever the service was fabulous! Can’t wait for our next visit. Thank you !

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PhillyR
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner at one of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants. The arancini was a fantastic start to three delicious courses.

The sommelier helped us to navigate the impressive wine list and to select a sublime Italian white. We always manage to find something new to try and every time, the wine selected suits my palette.

The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. There is a lovely atmosphere at Medlar which is full of groups of friends meeting up after long months apart.

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Charlesb
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent evening at Medlar service was superb and food and wine very good

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DTanna
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new decor retains the original ambience of the restaurant. The sommelier was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The service was as usual perfect. The food was supreme as expected.

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Clive
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant, David and his team seem so close knit and it shows, absolute gem!!!

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Ahtow
London
3 reviews