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Medlar Restaurant

438 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, London, SW10 0LJ
This excellent Chelsea restaurant, in the World's End section of the King's Road, is run by Joe Mercer Nairne & David O'Connor - whose impressive combined experience takes in Chez Bruce, The Square & The Ledbury - and this spills over, giving us really impressive early indications.

Whilst the menu changes with the seasons, an autumn snapshot brought 'Leek & Potato Soup with Chanterelles & Truffles'; 'Scallop Sashimi with Oyster Beignet, Ponzu Dressing, Ginger, Chili & Cucumber'; 'Foie Gras & Smoked Eel Terrine with Beetroot Relish, Sunflower Seeds, Horseradish & Toasted Brioche' and a much enjoyed 'Duck Egg Tart with Red Wine Sauce, Turnip Purée, Lardons & Sautéed Duck Heart' amongst the starters.

Followed by 'Roast Cod with a Ragoût of Mussels, Girolles & Charlotte Potatoes'; 'Char-grilled English Veal Rump with Violet Artichokes, Aubergine Caviar, Crisp Brain, Gremolata & Roasting Juices'; 'Roast Grouse with Game Chips, Bread Sauce, Paté & Damsons' and 'Gnocchi with Cavolo Nero, Reblochon, Wet Walnuts & Cèpes' on the list of mains.

Puds maintain the high standard with perhaps 'Tarte Tatin with Crème Fraîche Ice Cream' and 'Chocolate Tart with Pistachio Ice Cream' there to tempt you.

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Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern British
  • Lunch: all week 12.00-15.00; set L Mon-Sun £25 (1 course), £30 (2 courses), £35 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.00 (Sun 21.30; set D Mon-Sat £41 (2 courses), £49 (3 courses); Tasting Menu £65 (whole table only)
  • Seats: 90, plus about 8 outside
  • Wine: a well-chosen list kicks off in the high £20's, and offers good choice by the glass
  • Nearest station: Sloane Square or Fulham Broadway (each 15 minutes walk)
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Closed: check Christmas openings
  • Outside eating

Reviews / Comments

( 5 out of 5 average rating)

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Mon 12th November 2012 by Cat Rushmore





What did you like about the Restaurant?

A lovely atmosphere, with a good mixture of diners who did not have their meals rushed. There wasn't a dish on the menu I wouldn't have loved to try. The chocolate tart did indeed tempt me; the filling was fluffy rather than solid, and so very rich.

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Contact Details

Tel: 020-7349 1900
Address: 438 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, London, SW10 0LJ
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