Harden's survey result
“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!”
Brett Graham’s virtuoso cuisine has established his “special yet unstuffy” Notting Hill HQ as London’s No. 1 gastronomic address (topping this year’s survey nominations as best meal of the year, and losing only narrowly to The Araki in achieving the highest food rating). “Absence of snob factor” is key: dishes are “sophisticated and elaborate without being pretentious”; “utterly charming” staff are “much more easy-going than at many Michelin-starred peers”; and the “well-spaced” interior lacks grandiosity while being “calm and relaxing”.
“Brett Graham simply doesn’t falter” at this “utterly brilliant” Notting Hill champion – yet again London’s No. 1 foodie address thanks to his “adventurous” culinary creations “perfectly executed with panache”. The “muted luxury” of the room is all part of an experience combining “subtle understated elegance, and care given to every detail”.
The Ledbury Restaurant Diner Reviews
"After three separate and delicious Amuse Bouches, the taster menu brought a succession of beautifully presented works of art, and each of these yielded multiple different tastes and textures within. Service was outstanding. The fact that one guest was allergic to warm eggs was no problem at all - an alternative was provided... and the souvenir menu updated to reflect the choice. The ambience was fine but not as outstanding as the food. The wine served (in fine elegant glasses) was delicious; I particularly liked an Austrian red, which was similar to a good pinot noir."
"They make the whole experience seem effortless. Which clearly it isn’t."
"Exceptional attention to detail in this great restaurant in Notting Hill. Food was unbeatable professionally served yet in a restaurant where the ambience is relaxed and while always busy easy to have a conversation ie not too loud and noisy"
"Overated and overpriced"
"I loved the understated decor and ambience and to top it all, the food was delicious, beautifully presented and the service was attentive but not invasive. Definitely will be going back."
"Top marks. Been on the list of restaurants to go to for a while. Every mouthful delivered a new and exceptional taste. In terms of service, it felt that we walked out best of friends with the staff - they were so friendly and attentive. It's costly, but well worth it."
"As ever pretty much perfect. "
"By far the best restaurant experience of 2018, the Ledbury is a treat and indulgence that is to savour. It has the benefit of also not imposing a forced pretentiousness that is found in other venues that want to impress. The Ledbury is simple and brilliant in its execution of a perfect dining experience."
127 Ledbury Rd, London, W11 2AQ
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|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|