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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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G
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Best triple cooked chips ever! Would highly recommend

DK
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place. Very relaxed atmosphere in a comfortable ambience, so suitable for informal dining as well as that celebratory meal. Food - superlative. So imaginative, there's always something new to tempt the palate! Portions are generous without being OTT so there's always room for one of their stunning desserts. Excellent wine list. Service attentive without being cloying. Do go!

EA
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve booked a table for friends gathering including children on Sunday. I was worried whether the children’s were so noisy but the restaurant staff were so friendly and flexible to switch the menu as kids favorite. The dish was of course fantastic and don’t forget to try petit four - I cannot wait to eat passion fruit marshmallows again!

C
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent mouth watering food. I would highly recommend for special occasions. They brought a candle and ice cream for my mums birthday, which was a lovely touch. This is an expensive restaurant but worth it for the food! I recommend the duck for main and creme brûlée for dessert.

L
Houston
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice restaurant and very good food but the surrounding area/shops detract from the overall fine dining experience.

f
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, lovely wine.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my partner’s folks here for my mother in law’s birthday last night. The food is superb, the service is swift and the staff are super friendly. When I booked I mentioned my food intolerances, when I arrived I was presented with a menu indicating which meals I could have and which could be adjusted. The staff also brought olive oil to the table when bread was offered and I even had a small bowl of toasted sweet pecans to nibble instead of the usual petit fours (of which my mom in law particularly enjoyed the passion fruit marshmallows!)
A Chelsea gem - we will definitely be back!

S
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always magnificent in every way

SS
47 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Medlar is a very good choice on the King’s Road. Inventive cuisine, calm ambience and good service. Perfect for a special evening or just a great dinner out.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rarely review, but Medlar is worth a few words of praise! A truly wonderful experience all around. The food was perfectly cooked and flavors were stunning. We sampled quite a few things at our table and the duck, crab raviolo, and lemon curb beignets were clear stand outs. The service was exceptional and attentive without being overbearing. Jeremie was a wonderful server and took very good care of us.

KT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A welcoming restaurant with a very pleasing ambiance and atmosphere. The serving staff are attentive and professional and the food, because that is really why we came, was quite superb with an attractive selection that tested decisions. The option of ordering selected wines in a carafe is helpful and convenient. We came here on a recommendation, were pleasantly surprised it surpassed that recommendation and will come back again. Not cheap but quality isn’t.

GF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have always rated Medlar and been here many times for their delicious food. This time service was a little slow at 1st but improve as the dinner went on. Delightful staff. Will go again.

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great all around. Food, service and atmosphere. It was a bit noisy, but then everywhere is.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to a Michelin 1* the night before in the neighborhood, however, Medlar was better. Very refined including wine list; also noise level - which in many, many places are unbearable - was not too high, jazz music in the quiet background did fit to the ambiance.

JM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as I remember from the time it first opened. Beautiful crab raviolo, excellent duck, excellent pigeon and the marshmallow was so delicious I could have cried.

TS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food in a lovely little restaurant with great staff. All at a reasonable price.

PB
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
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

SL
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the lunch with my friends there. Generous portion. Heartfelt cooking. Beautiful placing. Lovely decor!

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
7 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
Washington DC
2 reviews
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!

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