Medlar's quiet understated exterior belies the delights that await once you step inside. On a Tuesday at lunchtime it was almost full when we arrived and our table, booked several months in advance, was waiting for us. We had received a courtesy email the day before reminding us of our booking, and the original booking had met with an enthusiastic response and a reassurance that we could cancel even on the day if necessary.
From the cumin dressing like a cloud on my Kevlar farm carrot entree, to the elderflower and prosecco jelly with strawberries, everything was perfectly cooked and presented. The ingredients were good quality, the sommelier had encyclopaedic knowledge, and the owner was on hand to engage us in conversation, correct the placement of a plate by the junior waiter, and personally choose the cheeseboard for my partner.
The free glass of port because we had travelled so far was the finishing touch to make this a truly memorable meal.
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