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“First visit - perfect birthday meal”
Review of Medlar

Medlar
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Sun, 5/19
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Ranked #246 of 25,827 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: £30 - £55
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Chelsea
Reviewed 4 September 2016

My husband booked us an early supper here for my birthday - it was fantastic and we will certainly return. The menu was varied and the food was wonderful. The staff were attentive yet not over bearing and the ambience was perfect. We had the fig salad and the veal to start followed by the pigs cheek and the lemon sole - all beautifully presented. My husband had the creme brûlée and whilst I thought I couldn't eat desert when presented with the chocolate torte with a candle in it (really lovely touch) it was so delicious I managed to eat it all. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank kimewaterhouse
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely would come back and could not fault the service, the ambience or the imagination of the chef. Perhaps just a matter of taste but everything just a fraction undercooked. Grouse was certainly pink but not quite warm all the way through, financiers (with absolutely delicious lemon curd ice cream) just not quite cooked through.

However the rating is five stars because they owned the slips and offered to take dishes off the bill. The passion was there and Medlar deserves to continue succeeding.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank SV_Pleione
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We visited as a group as part of a Saturday evening birthday celebration. Originally booked at one of the three outside tables, the weather was such that Medlar quickly found us space inside; just as well we had booked for an early dinner as the restaurant was full by the time we left.
The evening offer is three courses for £46, with about ten choices for each course. I had crab ravioli followed by roast monkfish. Both were well executed although there was a bit too much tomato with the monkfish for my taste. Cheese followed for which there is an additional £5.50 charge, well worth it for what was an extensive selection of well ripened and varied cheeses. My husband enjoyed all three of his selections, duck egg tart, saddle of rabbit with leg confit and raspberry frangipane tart. Servings are good sized and although we never normally have three courses, we did not feel overfull by the end of the meal.
The very extensive wine list runs to some 30 pages starting with a few wines at the £30 mark but rapidly reaching £40 plus for most. We found a very acceptable Italian Pecorino at £31.
With an aperitif each (Kir Royale's) and a glass of port with my cheese, our share of the bill for the two of us was £160; not cheap but you do get what you pay for.
My only disappointment arose from my expectation of seeing wild turbot on the menu, only to be told that it had been removed from the menu the previous day!
Nonetheless we still had a most enjoyable meal in pleasant "brasserie" type surroundings with good attentive service.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank OneBlondie
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Booked for my birthday based on tripadvisor and professional critics reviews and our visit really surpassed expectations. Like their approach with a fixed price menu. For started , mains and deserts there were many options I was tempted by. Crab ravioli to start was really delicious, main of pork cheek was equally well balanced and executed. Desert was sublime, lemon curd ice cream with blackcurrant sauce. Staff were exceptionally attentive and very helpful. Restaurant decor was restrained and tasteful. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank shollow
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Around my 4th visit over the last couple of years and the whole experience consistently good. The best thing about coming here is the exciting, different menu. The wine list and atmosphere, comfort and staff all excellent. We were a group of six and had a great table with loads of space and were never hurried even though we were last to leave restaurant. It was expensive but we were here for a birthday and it was well worth the cost to have a fabulous evening.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank Nicholas B
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