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Best Restaurants - Modern European - WinnerIn ten years chef Brett Graham has achieved two Michelin stars and global renown, yet this young Aussie maintains his drive for perfection. The Ledbury has been spruced up with delicate new tortoiseshell chandeliers and, to our joy, we found that the cooking has continued to evolve with great skill and imagination. Kick off with an amuse of sunflower crisp and artichoke, or small brioche balls topped with truffle. New season’s almonds are served with green beans, peach and grated foie gras; ultra-fresh langoustine is wrapped in thin cep slices to mimic its shell. Some dishes may be clear and simple, as in a salad of heirloom tomatoes with fresh curd or a pre-dessert of raspberry, redcurrant and pink pepper. Other dishes are extravagantly complex, like breast and confit leg of pigeon with beetroots baked in blackcurrant leaves with chicory and gin. The astonishing wine list, presented by friendly, knowledgeable staff, is full of enviable labels. A rare customer gripe concerning “no choice in the four-course set lunch menu” is a quibble best ignored.
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  1. Booked three months ago, this weekend was finally the one we had lunch with my flatmate at The Ledburry, the two Michelin stars restaurant situated in Notting Hill.
    When we arrived there the team was very welcoming, elegant and helpful. We had a table for two, decorated in a simple and elegant way by a small detail, a black ornamental rock...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 19 May 2013

    Edesia Is Hungry - Food of the Gods :: The Ledbury

    Considered one of the best restaurants in London by many of my peers, and by some notable awards as one of the best in the world, The Ledbury is a Notting Hill based restaurant of some repute. Located near the lower end of Portobello Road market it's a decent sized open room, with large windows by Ledbury Road and mirrored wall at the back. We were seated, chose a glass of rose champagne and offered canapes, curd for my wife and foie gras and orange for myself as browsed the choice of set lunch, a la carte or tasting menus. The vegetarian menu could be chosen as courses, or taken in its entirety as a tasting menu....
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  1. Published : Thursday, 27 June 2013

    Lady Aga :: The Ledbury: Lucky Number 13

    I’d visited Notting Hill’s culinary institution, The Ledbury, just once - some ten years ago, shortly after it had opened, and I still remember it as being pretty much the most exciting meal of my life...So how would it fare a decade later? Answer: This is a restaurant at the top of its game and showing no signs of stopping- both food and service are the best on offer. Brett Graham’s cooking and his crew’s razor-sharp service combine to create that awesome effect of the restaurant ‘bubble’ - whereby you’re temporarily transported to a dream-like-state of relaxation, indulgence and satiation...
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  1. Known across London as Zagat’s best restaurant and across the world as one of the top 20 San Pellegrino restaurants, The Ledbury was awarded **2 stars two years ago. Located in Nothing Hill between the bustle Portobello Road and Westbound Grove’s smart shops, the restaurant’s Australian chef Brett Graham has found the secret to dining success.

    Both English and French staff offer a pleasant welcome, with many of the customers seeming to come from the area. Surrounded by large windows and mirrors, you will immediately feel special in this elegant environment...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 29 April 2014

    Drifting Epicure :: The Ledbury

    Every now and then the culinary curious deserves a treat. The only thing needed is just an excuse to splurge. Once justified the next task is deciding where to go. In London, this is not necessarily an easy task with an ocean of top notch restaurants to choose from. This time we settled with The Ledbury which has been around for 9 years. Earlier this week it was ranked number 10 in the most recent World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The solid reputation The Ledbury has built up the past decade plus the two Michelin stars it holds attracts many bookings. Going to this kind of place requires some careful planning or luck...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 26 September 2013

    Munch My Way :: The Ledbury, Notting Hill

    The Ledbury in Notting Hill is an exquisite dining venue in the heart of West London. The Ledbury is an acclaimed restaurant with 2 Michelin stars under its belt. The interior is clean, modern and tarred objects deco on the table added a nice touch… When I arrived I was surprise at how quiet the place was when It was already nearly at full service and how well all diners looked… I felt under dress...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 25 January 2014

    SilverSpoon London :: A night at The Ledbury

    The Ledbury in Notting Hill has been on my restaurant bucket list for years but I'd always struggled to get a booking. This time I was prepared and secured a table two months before the big day! Its not hard to see why the Ledbury is difficult to get into, it is one of only 9 two Michelin star restaurants in London and is also the holder of 3 AA Rosettes.

    So dressed in our finery, including my 5 and half inch Jimmy Choos which only make an outing on occasions when I'm unlikely to move from a sitting position, we arrived at the restaurant with eager anticipation.

    The restaurant is classic in design...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 18 June 2013

    ytTastes :: Lunch at The Ledbury

    Booked way in advance, my friend and I were eagerly looking forward to lunching at The Ledbury. Our various friends have recommended it highly, so with the advance booking, we were really looked forward to the experience. However as the day approached both of us were rather worried, for we had individually caught, for myself a cold and sore throat, and my friend the beginnings of a cold due to a heavy workload. But we were still determined, so slightly drugged up with paracetamol we made our way to The Ledbury.

    The Ledbury is based in Notting Hill and just a stone’s throw away from Portobello market. The...
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  1. Published : Monday, 14 July 2014

    Wrap Your Lips Around This :: The Ledbury

    The 2 Michelin starred Ledbury is often considered as one of the best, if not the best, restaurant in London. Its head chef/patron is Brett Graham, an Australian who endeavours to keep the standards exceptionally high at this Notting Hill restaurant. His efforts have more than paid off, as the food here is the some of the best I’ve had.

    The set lunch menu is a good way to dip your toes into an expensive restaurant; four courses and a glass of wine comes to £65, which is a good deal less than dining here at dinner. Graham ensures that the dishes are more than just beautiful, each plate is substantial...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 30 December 2012

    Saying it straight :: The Ledbury. Love, actually.

    I like a chef who looks after his customers. To the extent of coming out of the kitchen with a rolling-pin during a riot, even.

    And the chef in charge here, Brett Graham, is a star. What is it about Aussie chefs? Caravan, Granger & Co and now this. And I wasn’t even trying.

    Tip: if you want to get a reservation, go and see them. I’d really given up all hope of getting a table before 2013, having tried a few times without success. And you wouldn’t ever drop in on the off-chance. It’s said that they turned away Brangelina. How much do we love that? So I was passing and thought I’d ask.

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  1. Published : Thursday, 29 August 2013

    Nomface :: The Ledbury, London

    We have heard fantastic reviews of The Ledbury, but with 2 Michelin stars and placed 13th in the San Pellegrino 2013 top 50 restaurants in the world we expected it to deliver, and deliver it did. This was our second experience of a 2 Michelin starred restaurant and expectations were high along with the two month wait since booking increasing the anticipation. We chose to visit during a Sunday lunch sitting as this seemed to give the best value at £50 for three courses with a selection similar to the normal weekday a la carte menu at £80 for three courses including some of the signature dishes...
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  1. Published : Sunday, 12 May 2013

    London Piggy :: The Ledbury – London’s finest

    The Ledbury has quite a reputation. They hold two Michelin stars and were recently voted the world’s thirteenth best restaurant in a poll which saw The Fat Duck come only thirty-third. Australian head chef Brett Graham has been in residence since 2005 and has overseen the restaurant’s meteoric rise. I’ve heard people suggest that a third Michelin star might not be too far away and on this evidence, all of Brett’s accolades are well deserved...
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  1. The Ledbury had been on my list and probably on a lot of people’s lists of must go places in London. I always think that when a restaurant has so many awards and everyone raves about it, there is a risk that it will be a disappointment. On the other hand, several of my friends have told me it is their favourite restaurant in London so it was about time we tried.

    We booked the reservation on the day it opened to make sure we could go on a date that worked for us and our friend Miles. We decided on lunch instead as all of us have done our share of long set dinners that go until way too late, and then you have...
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  1. The Ledbury is a two Michelin restaurant by Australian born Brett Graham. It’s been a while since we’ve had a bit of fine dining pomp (my favourite of all food to be honest) so we booked ourselves in for a Saturday lunch. Getting a table is still quite hard work FYI.

    The dining room was elegantly simple but beautiful; it was understated yet with all the glamour you might hope for. The place was packed too giving it a real buzzy (and often deafeningly loud) atmosphere...
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  1. As you may have realised if you have been reading my blog for a while, I have been to the Ledbury maybe 6-7 times. I always find it to be a very surprising experience. Usually in the form of a little unexpected but altogether very much welcome extra. This visit was not to disappoint.

    Upon sitting down, I found the table ornament to be extremely interesting...
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Brett Graham

Sydney’s loss was London’s gain when talented young Australian Brett Graham won a bursary that would bring him to work in the UK. Graham spent his formative culinary years at The Square, impressing bosses Phil Howard and Nigel Platts-Martin so much that they got him his own gaff, The Ledbury in Notting Hill. Since then, this swanky eatery has cracked the top 10 of The World’s 50 Best Awards and now holds two Michelin stars.

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