Medlar

4.8
966 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm

Dinner
Monday - Friday: 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
020 7349 1900
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
What 966 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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J
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant which has maintained its high standards.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Very good food, great service and nice ambience. Will definitely go back!

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GR
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the quality of the food & cooking was great. The steak was adorable & crab Ravioli is out of this world.

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

Great food, love the atmosphere.
I had 3 glasses of wine for a 3 course menu and those were making an excellent pair with food.
I would definitely make a visit again.

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N
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner on Sunday, celebrating my husband’s birthday with our children. Beautiful quite venue, exceptional cuisine and great service. Good value for money for this level of food. Highly recommend it for foodies.

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OB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, outstanding! Creative cuisine, excellent menu!

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making it special for my partner and me, we were celebrating our 2 years and everything was just amazing. I cannot describe how amazing the food was, it was just divine and so tasty. I definitely recommend this place and will come back again in future.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we all loved it and will def go back .. what a very very special restaurant and the service is spectacular

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CM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This wasn't my first time here, nor will it be my last. The food was, as usual, exceptional: the duck egg tart was a delight for the eyes as well as the taste buds, the venison loin was tender and cooked perfectly, and the apple tarte tatin was so delicious that I believe it competes with the one I recently had at the multi-Michelin starred restaurant in the area.
The decor is calming and cozy, and I have always appreciated that I could dine here in a quiet atmosphere without the headache that so many noisy restaurants in Central London often leave me with. The service was excellent, of course. I can't fault the experience, nor any of the dishes I enjoyed. Truly a special evening.

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SF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in lovely setting - great location effective and unhurried service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place. But still hungry after having dinner there

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CM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with two friends and it was great from the moment we walked in - food was fantastic, the recommended wine excellent and the service all round was great! Definitely go again and recommend this place!

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MM
London
50 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Service was fabulous!!

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, civilized and quiet much appreciated by wrinklies such as myself.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening. Lovely quiet table. Great service but above all the food was truly outstanding. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves good quality, beautifully served food.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The welcome was excellent and the table comfortable. We were given good time to make our choices from a very attractive menu. The food was well served and well spaced between courses. It was an altogether excellent dining experience in a very relaxed ambiance.

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ME
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the efficient service and atmosphere. Food excellent, wines good and altogether a pleasing occasion.

We look forward to our return.

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A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food (particularly the cheese board). Service started off not great when our starters arrived before anyone had taken our wine order...but definitely improved

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a good london restaurant, for that you have to pay up! So be prepared to part with £100 per head and that’s being conservative on the alcohol!

Food is great, very similar to dining at Chez Bruce if you know it.

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CL
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food
Perfect service
Quiet restaurant
Good wine list

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CW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for he first time on Friday. Staff excellent. There but did not intrude . Food was excellent all in all perfect will definitely go again

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AG
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a magnificent evening. Food and service were outstanding.

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RF
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had dinner at Medlar on Wednesday 7 November.Each couple had previously been to Medlar on earlier visits to London. We loved everything about the experience. The restaurant was full and buzzy. However we had the “ Banque” seating which gave us a feeling of privacy.We were able to converse easily. The waiter and sommelier were both efficient ,knowledgeable and friendly.
The food was sensational. The piece d resistance was the Tarte Tatin,which has to be ordered for two people. It fed all four of us and is reason enough on its own to return. We ate at the River Cafe the following evening and had a great night. However we rated Medlar as superior for food and ambiance and certainly for price.
We are coming back to London in February 2019 and will be returning to Medlar

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

40th Birthday

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Wish we could come every week!

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SM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We took some french friends their for dinner. They chose the wine (a Graves from Bordeaux) which was excellent. The Waiter spoke French and was very attentive. Would recommend for a special occasion.

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SA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say about MEDLAR is that it is improved tremendously since it first opened and now everything is exquisite, food, service, ambiance, attention to detail, wines et al. It is great to know that for any occasion
Medlar will come up trumps!

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WS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having visited Medlar once before I decided to take my wife there for her birthday lunch with 2 friends who had not been there. All our table were delighted with everything, our food, our wines, the service - I am saving up for the next time!

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A deliocious tasting menu with matching wines and excellent service. A real treat.

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JJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a really great meal. A good find and well worth the visit.

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t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch at Medlar earlier this week, loved it so much I have booked the private dining room to celebrate my birthday next year !

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JF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A mixed experience. Food was reasonable overall but first and main courses lacked flavouring (or flavouring was too subtle for our palates). Leek and potato soup was interesting with reasonable flavour (certainly better than supermarket leek and potato) but the additions (poached mackerel, quail's eggs - or egg singular in my case) were underwhelming in terms of what they actually added to the dish. Comte gougeres were nicely done, light and tasty. Crab raviolo with samphire, brown shrimps, fondue of leeks and bisque sauce was pleasant but slightly cold (plates could be warmed which would help here and on the main courses) and the bisque sauce was slightly too thin in my companion's opinion. Rump of Belted Galloway was cooked nicely pink, and went well well with cafe de Paris snails, but shallot puree lacked any punch and stuffed portobello mushroom was more of a flat mushroom with crispy bits on top and added little. Bearnaise sauce was reasonable. Duck magret was also cooked nicely pink and the confit leg pastilla was a highlight with concentrated flavour in my companion's opinion. Both main courses lost heat quickly on cool/cold plates which was a shame as this probably reduced their flavour/aroma. Food highlight was an excellent tarte tatin to share which ended the meal on a high. Wines by the glass were very good (a white burgundy at £12.50 a glass for my companion and a Graves from a magnum of Chateau Rahoul at £15 a glass for me). These were the most expensive wines by the glass on the wine list (the list on the restaurant website seems to be out of date as neither of these wines are listed on it) but well worth their price. Service was friendly but quite slapdash - soup swilled around the dish when putting it down on the table, plates removed quite clumsily, cutlery added and removed quite sloppily. It felt like several of the front of house staff were new or temp/casual/shift staff and not used to the restaurant. Probably not one for a return visit for us.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner. Food was delicious and service excellent - friendly and efficient. We’ll be back. Thank you.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Medlar meal was superb everything about the Restaurant was fabulous the service was fantastic and the food was amazing I would definitely recommend the Medlar and I will be coming back

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good high standard ever since opening 11 years ago A real pleasure to eat there

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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unassuming neighbourhood restaurant from the front - Inside truly 5star food show casing the best of Bristish produce.

A cosy and relaxed environment with friendly, approachable and knowledgeable staff. Sophisticated yet unpretentious. Well worth the price and definitely worth another visit

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HT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Quiet and relaxed setting. It puts you in a good mood. The prices are reasonable for the high quality yet unfussy food. I would highly recommend for an anniversary, birthday or date.

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AR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious seasonal food, was hard to choose from the menu. Very good service felt very special and treated.

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m
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is lovely and the food is delicious, but my wife and her friend both ordered the sea trout tartare. Both got violently ill from it.

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