Medlar
Cuisine: French
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Verdict based on 11 critic, 3 blogger and 2 user reviews and awards
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Address: 438 King's Road, London SW10 0LJ

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7349 1900

Acclaimed Chelsea restaurant offering French inspired cuisine made with seasonal ingredients.

Latest reviews of Medlar

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

17 October 2012

Presentation is generally excellent, as is textural variation. Take, for instance, a colourful crab raviolo starter with samphire, brown shrimps and bisque sauce; or, to follow, assiette of pork (tender confit, delightfully oozing rissoles, crunchy crackling) with peas, girolles and anchovies…

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jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

14 October 2012

Just know that Medlar is good, so much so that – should you care about these things – a week after our visit some tyre company gave it a star. It’s on a roll. It’s doing the thing. Go there…

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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

16 August 2012

A healthy portioned and very pretty red mullet and squid dish trumped the sea bass. And though my pork chop was overdone, it was tasty…

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Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

12 June 2012

For one of the best meals I’ve ever enjoyed in the capital, then, and for food and service of purest gold, I give you Medlar of Chelsea. Yet another reason that London is the greatest place to eat out in the world…

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What the Critics say

Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

17 October 2012

Presentation is generally excellent, as is textural variation. Take, for instance, a colourful crab raviolo starter with samphire, brown shrimps and bisque sauce; or, to follow, assiette of pork (tender confit, delightfully oozing rissoles, crunchy crackling) with peas, girolles and anchovies…

Read full review »
jay_rayner

Jay Rayner, The Observer

14 October 2012

Just know that Medlar is good, so much so that – should you care about these things – a week after our visit some tyre company gave it a star. It’s on a roll. It’s doing the thing. Go there…

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Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

9 March 2012

Every dish appears perfectly executed, seasoned and portion-controlled to leave you jonesing for your next course. My starter of crab raviolo with samphire, brown shrimp, leeks and bisque sauce was so blissfully good I could have licked the bowl and worn it as a hat…

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giles_coren

Giles Coren, The Times

8 October 2011

Medlar was, indeed, brilliant. (…) I had an onglet, which they called “under blade fillet”, cooked a little more thoroughly than I would have chosen myself but still very tender, with a snail persillade, the best triple-cooked chips I’ve ever had…

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hardens

Richard & Peter, Harden's

7 October 2011

When the dishes come, you’re not disappointed by the results…

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matthew_norman

Matthew Norman, The Telegraph

30 August 2011

There’s no showing off with the food or service. Confidently elegant is how I’d describe it, and ridiculously good for the money…

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john_lanchester

John Lanchester, The Guardian

22 July 2011

Crab raviolo isn’t a new idea, but here it was beautifully executed. It tasted vibrantly of crab, for a start, the texture of pasta and crustacean was perfectly blended, on top of a leek fondant that set off the sweetness of the crab…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

10 July 2011

The food is really unexpectedly good, and at £25 for three courses, for a lunch of this quality, the best value anywhere in Chelsea…

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John_Walsh

John Walsh, The Independent

9 July 2011

My main-course lamb came in three styles, heftily flavoured with a Nicoise sauce of sliced black olives and balsamic peppers. The rack cutlets were phenomenally tender, the sweetbreads glowed and glistened, a softly-fried dream…

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metro

Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

10 May 2011

So you get technically flawless dishes such as fat, single raviolo packed with crabmeat and beefed up with leek, samphire, brown shrimp and lobster bisque…

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fay_maschler

Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

28 April 2011

A restaurant like Medlar doesn’t come along often these days, which is reason enough to hurry there…

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What the Bloggers say

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash Avatar

Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

16 August 2012

A healthy portioned and very pretty red mullet and squid dish trumped the sea bass. And though my pork chop was overdone, it was tasty…

Read full review »
Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

12 June 2012

For one of the best meals I’ve ever enjoyed in the capital, then, and for food and service of purest gold, I give you Medlar of Chelsea. Yet another reason that London is the greatest place to eat out in the world…

Read full review »
Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

22 May 2012

Duck egg tart with red wine sauce was served with sautéed duck heart, lardons and turnip puree.   The duck heart, a tricky ingredient, was skilfully cooked, and the red wine sauce had plenty of intensity, the turnip providing a little earthy balance…

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