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“close to perfection”
Review of Medlar

Medlar
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Ranked #118 of 24,242 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$36 - US$54
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chelsea
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Three of us lunched at Medlar's recently. For starters, I had crisp calf's brains with smoked duck breast and my companions had wild garlic soup with poached pheasant egg and morels.Two of us had long-hung middle white pork and the third had wild turbot for mains; the accompanying vegetables were exquisite in taste and appearance. For dessert we had severally cream chiboust with strawberries and honeycomb,cardamon custard with saffron oranges, pomegranate and langues de chat and cannelli and camp (coffee) ice cream. The room was humming throughout the lunchtime and service was seamless. We'll not hesitate to eat there again.

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Thank Denis M
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Visited this restaurant after reading a good review in the press but have to say it was disappointing. Food was cold (starter and main course), tiny portions and the cheese board was the only highlight. The booths do not fit 6 comfortably and should only be booked for 4 people. We were a party of 5 and very squashed. All in all very average.

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Thank Picasso17
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

They deserve their star.

Creative menu items. The flavors of every ingredient burst forth. Well-trained servers. Flawless service. Great wine list. Helpful sommelier. Very impressive food preparation.

Many of the comments posted on TA refer to a lack of ambience. It's just very simple....with the focus on the food and the service.

I could see that the entrance could be a bit off-putting. When we found the address we were sure we were in the wrong place. It looked like an abandoned storefront.

Maybe a simple coat of paint in a cheerier hue than prison gray to set the mood and first impression would be helpful.

But once you move beyond the front door, you enter a great dining experience.

Be sure to have an advance res.

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Thank pacosmom
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We dined at this restaurant on May 14th and came back for dinner on May 15th, knowing we didn't want to leave London before enjoying another meal here. It's a lovely restaurant with a very pleasant service. And the food! It was superb.
The menu is rich and everything we tasted on it was delicious.
We had good recommendations from our waitress, and the wine was great.
We'll definitely return and send our friends!

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Thank Lolik62
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Had an excellent lunch with some fellow gourmands who are regulars here. For me it was the first visit. Not completely convinced about the decor but the food was outstanding and original. We had arranged corkage on most of the wines but had an excellent Rully from the impressive list. The sommelier (from Rouen) was excellent, as was the service generally. Just slightly disappointed by the crockery which was rather old and tarnished and looked as though it could have been handed down from a struggling boarding school. But this was the only minor quibble in an otherwise fine dining experience.

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Thank gourmike
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