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A lot of love goes into this charming neighbourhood restaurant: its elegant white and green decor still looks fresh, menus are updated regularly and service is always on point. That suggests dedication as well as strong heritage: the two chef/owners are graduates of Chez Bruce and have established a reputation for gutsy Euro-accented food built around an exceptionally well-priced set menu. To start, the signature crab raviolo is a fixture, although one reader highly recommends the duck-egg tart with sautéed duck hearts. Steaks are another mainstay, but much of the line-up changes seasonally: in autumn, you might begin with elaborate salad involving black figs, baby beetroot, Bayonne ham, goats’ curd, pickled onion and toasted hazelnuts, ahead of “delicious” rump of beef topped with snails or a richly flavoured pork fillet, served with pork cheek, boudin noir, wild mushrooms and pistou. Ask the enthusiastic sommelier for wine recommendations, and “request some Madeleines with your after-dinner coffee”. 


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Medlar

438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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Sep 2014

I had never heard of Medlar but chose it based on the excellent online reviews it receives. I took a friend there for lunch on a Saturday. It's a very unassuming restaurant on the outside, and has a simple and stylish decor inside. The seats are quite comfortable too, which is not always the case in good restaurants! The staff were very friendly and everyone seemed to have pride in working there, which I think makes a big difference. The menu was very interesting, with several options in each...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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Medlar

438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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Sep 2014

I had never heard of Medlar but chose it based on the excellent online reviews it receives. I took a friend there for lunch on a Saturday. It's a very unassuming restaurant on the outside, and has a simple and stylish decor inside. The seats are quite comfortable too, which is not always the case in good restaurants! The staff were very friendly and everyone seemed to have pride in working there, which I think makes a big difference. The menu was very interesting, with several options in each...

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PK's rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 9

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438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

Aug 2014

Had a lovely lunch with friends yesterday at Medlar. First time there and enjoyed the ambiance, service and great food. We also enjoyed the refreshing non-alcoholic drinks they served which were perfect for a hot lunch-time

Eve G.'s rating

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

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438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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by   platinum reviewer (94)

Jun 2014

“What's a reputation worth” summed up my thoughts as I paid the bill for our third visit to Medlar- albeit the first since 2012. It must cost a lot in terms of both money, and physical and emotional effort to get a restaurant going, earn pretty positive reviews, a star within a couple of years of opening, and so on. So after having achieved all that ( and not without some justification if my earlier review on another website is anything to go by) why do things that put it at risk? We ordered six...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 7

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438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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by   (1)

May 2014

Arranged this meal as part of a BIG birthday surprise for my husband! Medlar was super…food ( I am GF/Dairy intolerant and the chef coped effortlessly for me! which was such a nice change from being always told..'not possible madam' !) My husband & son's meal was much appreciated too. With a surprise candle + Happy Birthday being sung with the dessert ! The service was discreet but attentive… Would definitely visit again for either lunch or dinner when in London again. Thank you Medlar!

Carolyn S.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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by   (2)

May 2014

We went here for a birthday lunch and found impeccable service, an incredibly relaxed atmosphere and great value for food which was truly delicious. It's an unpretentious place for lunch (the waiters aren't in smart black and white as one reviewer found disappointing, but we really liked that) and we didn't feel like we were being rushed at all, in spite of the far reduced price compared to dinner. I can't vouch for evening atmosphere, but we loved the experience and will certainly return.

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

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438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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by   (2)

May 2014

When to Medlar after reading all the great reviews etc…and to be honest wasn't particularly impressed. While the food is good, its not particularly creative or different and the service is by no means Michelin Star. Went with friends and had a nice dinner but for the price paid and the hype around the place, it was a big let down. Maybe be just a day -off…

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Apr 2014

Medlar is excellent on many levels. It is, for London's current standards quite a small restaurant, but perfectly laid out with sufficient space between tables for the all-important business lunch. However, it holds its own as an outright dining destination. The food is abolutely excellent, attending with a fellow foodie we put the ambitious menu through its paces and the result was deeply impressive. Especially it already runs like a well oiled machine and genuinely deserves both is one Michelin...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 10

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438 King's Road ,London SW10 0LJ

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by   (2)

Mar 2014

I booked this restaurant twice for lunch, the first time I was really impressed with the food and the wine. The waiters/waitresses, needed a presentable uniform. My second lunch was a late one, and slightly less satisfactory, we found a hair in one of the main courses, to which the waiter was apologetic who offered to deduct the price from the bill. We ended up finishing our meal and paying. As a last minute drink we thought we had time for a coffee, instead of offering the coffee as complement,...

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  • Food & Drink: 3
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 2

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