24 April 2014

Medlar two stars

438 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ

£50.00 Modern European West Brompton

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  • Wine: £25.00
  • Champagne: £50.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm 6.30-10.30pm

Square Meal Review of Medlar ?

‘Absolutely incredible!’ is just one superlative verdict on this gently refined neighbourhood star. A ‘sharp’ interior of mirrors and green banquettes plays its part, likewise ‘polished’ service – both owners trained at Wandsworth’s Chez Bruce, so they know a thing or two about local values. However, it’s the stunningly creative cooking that really wows: thick-cut carpaccio of bream with seaweed purée and prawn tempura; cleverly dissected roast poussin with sautéed spätzle, caramelised shallot, pied bleu mushroom and cauliflower purée; crème chiboust with strawberries and honeycomb; and a superb whiffy cheeseboard. It’s all about delicacy, finesse and ‘poised harmonious flavours’. Prices tick the box, too, with one diner marvelling at a ‘world-class’ lunch for just £26. Throw in a much-lauded wine list with lots by the glass, and you have a near-perfect neighbourhood package.

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  1. Medlar

    438 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
    Overall rating:
      Silver Reviewer  (24)
    Editor's pick

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 8

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  2. Medlar

    438 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
    Overall rating:
    Editor's pick

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  3. Medlar

    438 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
    Overall rating:
    Saverio C.

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  4. Medlar

    438 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
    Overall rating:
    Leeann T.
      Silver Reviewer  (13)
    Editor's pick

    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  5. Medlar

    438 King’s Road, London SW10 0LJ
    Overall rating:
    Ronny N.

    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  1. Published : Thursday, 17th April 2014

    londonfoodaholic :: REVIEW: Medlar, King

    Now if there was one thing i rarely do, it's make repeat visits to restaurants. Of course i fall in love with some, but the problem is i always feel like i'm missing out on the latest new opening, or one which the critics are going mad about. A late treat to my mother for Mothering Sunday (as i was abroad) is the only reason for my return. I remembered the last meal i had at Medlar was excellent and the added perk of it being only a few minutes from my flat sold it to me - especially for those of us who enjoy a drink, or two. Our love for wine definitely runs in the blood - and courses through mine. Anyway back to Medlar. Its pretty inconspicuous, and it's on the 'bad' part of the King's Road. It has a Michelin star (rightly so), offers polished, proper service and above everything else it's even better than i last remembered it last time. Bread was offered around the table to start and it was good - not outstanding but solid and well made. And then things started to get serious...
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  2. Medlar Restaurant is a rustic little number on Kings Road occupying the site that was once Vama Restaurant. It serves French ‘style’ food, but as the Medlar website states it also draws inspiration from “all over”. The restaurant was founded by a couple of experienced old hands of the restaurant trade. Head Chef and owner Joe Mercer Nairne honed his skills at Chez Bruce, The Savoy Grill and the big hitting Sydney restaurant Rockpool, and front of house is run by his business partner David O’Connor who was previously at The Square and The Ledbury. A reading of the Medlar menu suggests food that is warm and satisfying, and the simplicity of the soft greyish tones of the restaurant décor goes a long way in supporting an experience of comfort...
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  3. It’s been hovering around on my list for some considerable time, mostly due to the fact that it’s at the open-arse end of the King’s Road, in Chelsea. Near the Harbour. Too far to take a cheap cab and no decent buses home. Obviously I’m not going to drive there. Not with that wine list. But now I’ve been, I realise that unlike other places, which have been raved about by others and found wanting, this place justifies the hype. I will be coming back often...
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  4. Published : Thursday, 22nd August 2013

    Nomface :: Medlar, London

    We kicked things off during a recent trip to London with a visit to one Michelin star restaurant Medlar for Saturday lunch. A steal at 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30. We noticed a good mix of meat and seafood dishes on the menu. Mr Nom found it quite hard to decide between the duck egg tart with red wine sauce, turnip puree, lardons and sautéed duck heart or the sea bream carpaccio with sauce vierge, tempura prawn, seaweed and cucumber...
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  5. Published : Monday, 5th August 2013

    inher30s :: A Medlar anniversary

    Medlar is located on the Kings Road – at the opposite end from the hubbub of Sloane’s Square & Peter Jones & surrounded by a number of establishments referring to themselves as the World’s End? Is the end of the Kings Road really the world’s end? Nevertheless, an unassuming exterior and in we go, We originally opted to sit outside, but a word of warning – watching traffic (Even if it is Chelsea traffic) gets boring very quickly and we cheekily asked to be shifted back indoors (Which they did very obligingly!)...
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  6. Published : Thursday, 30th May 2013

    vialaporte :: Medlar* // Chelsea // London

    Medlar is a neighbourhood restaurant in Chelsea, cooking in a French classical style. Co-owned by Joe Mercer Nairne and David O’Connor (both of former Michelin fame), Medlar was awarded a single star in 2013. It has a contemporary décor with a cosy and semi casual feel...
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  7. Published : Friday, 24th May 2013

    My Friends Recommend :: Medlar

    What do you get if you cross a newly awarded Michelin-starred restaurant with rave reviews from the who’s who of restaurant critics, including the terrifyingly brutal Mr AA Gill himself? Answer: Medlar in Chelsea...
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  8. Published : Wednesday, 5th December 2012

    Samphire and Salsify :: Medlar

    Medlar is a Michelin starred restaurant situated on the Kings Road in Chelsea. It’s owned by Joe Mercer Nairne (chef) and David O’Connor (front of house) who both have pretty impressive CV’s between them, having worked in many of the countries top restaurants. We didn’t find it the easiest of restaurants to get to as it’s a good 20 minute walk from Sloane Square tube station and we struggled to find pay and display parking close by but boy oh boy was it worth the struggle to get there...
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