June 2020: Brett Graham announces that the restaurant will not re-open while social distancing is in place and will close "indefinitely".
Harden's survey result
“Brett Graham never ceases to amaze” at his “simply sensational” Notting Hill fixture, celebrating its 15th year in 2020, and still idolised by its massive fanclub, who feel it stands “head and shoulders above just about any other restaurant in the capital”. “Superbly crafted, beautifully balanced modern British dishes are full of wonderful contrasts of tastes and textures, using the freshest seasonal ingredients” (notably, “world-beating game”). But there’s a “much more relaxed atmosphere than at most top-end ‘Michelin’ establishments”, with many-a compliment paid to its “easygoing, accommodating and un-fussy” staff; with kudos to sommelier Seamus Williams-Sharkey for his “light touch” and “clever advice introducing you to interesting corners of the world”. Decor is sophisticated if low-key, and “while always busy, it’s easy to have a conversation”.
“Phenomenal on all levels”; Brett Graham’s “unfailingly impressive” Notting Hill favourite only narrowly misses 5/5 in all categories and, for very many discerning foodies, this is “the best restaurant in London”, delivering food that’s “sheer artistry”: “original, brilliantly executed, and with a passion that shines through”. Notwithstanding an interior that’s “serene and upmarket, with comfortably spaced tables”, the overall effect is one of “relaxed confidence throughout” and “less formal than other top-level establishments”: and it’s “so refreshing for a venue of this calibre to have such fun, friendly staff”. “The free take-home compost is a nice touch.”
“Wow! I didn’t think this place could possibly live up to the hype, but it did… and easily!” Brett Graham’s “sophisticated” Notting Hill HQ delivers a pitch-perfect performance and again topped the survey’s nominations for offering London’s best meal of the year. But for all his “stunningly well-crafted” cuisine (“so many dishes that were so memorable”) and “perfectly matched wines”, it’s the “unpretentious, customer-first attitude that makes a meal here that much more enjoyable”: “everyone’s relaxed and having a great time!”
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Have you eaten at The Ledbury?
|Wine per bottle||£42.00|
127 Ledbury Rd, London, W11 2AQ
|Monday||6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|
|Tuesday||6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:45 pm|