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“Superb food . Worth trying”
Review of Medlar

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Ranked #42 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $50
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Chelsea
Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

Whilst lacking a little in atmosphere, this is a great restaurant with wonderful original cooking and is well worth a visit. It is often full and noisy although there are some quieter bench tables sitting four. The wine list has some good choices with a delectable Tourraine Sauvignon which is worth a visit on it's own! The duck egg tart starter was fantastic as was the pigeon, and the three timed fried chips were lovely. The deserts , if that is what you fancy we're also original and very very good. Menu costs £39.50 a head and we ate for £250 for 4 with two bottles of wine, coffee and service

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4  Thank iliasmav
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Had heard a lot about this place and considering it had great reviews, we were extremely disappointed, we went on a Saturday night and were only given the option of the set menu would have been nice to be given the choice of dishes "off menu", the starter of aspargus and quails egg was below standard, the wood pigeon was quite frankly unedible, the lamb and the fish were too salty and not once during our meal did anyone ask if everything was alright, and when the plates were removed after the main course, the waiter was rather astonished when we told him that the pigeon was unsatisfactory, he should have noted the amount of food left on all our plates and aks relevant questions but he did not. The whole meal left us feeling extremely disappointed and hungry and in fact one of our party of four, became ill within two hours of leaving the restaurant, the cost of the wood pigeon was deducted from our bill however if the staff were more attentative and there was more consideration given to alternative choices without them swimming in some kind of sauce.
All in all our night did not live up to the high praise given to this restaurant by the critics, all I can say is that we will not be back and would not recommend the restaurant to anyone else.

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4  Thank hobsone
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Really delicious and creative. Loved the duck egg tart with the duck hearts and red wine sauce. Loved the lamb dish with the sweetbreads. Loved the pear beignets with chocolate sauce. Good service. Nice sommelier (and interesting wine choices). Good value given the sophistication of the food and the portions. Not pretentious. Nice dining room. What a restaurant should be.

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3  Thank BramStoker
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I was intrigued by the unanimous accolades heaped on Medlar by the restaurant critics. Now I know what they enthused about. Food, service and value. Exceptional. Visited both for lunch and dinner on various days of the week. Will probably avoid Saturday evenings though in future. Rather manic.

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5  Thank Nevsank
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

I was extremely impressed by this relaxed but classy Chelsea restaurant. The set menu at lunch was great value for what we had - some really imaginative cooking and interesting ingredients, with the crab raviolo my own favourite. A great wine list too. I will certainly be back.

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4  Thank OxonMA
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