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Breaking news

January 20 2022: The restaurant has reopened at last following a refit. The idea mooted last summer that it will change its format to become less formal has turned out not to be the case. In fact, it's more expensive now!

August 2021: The Ledbury will return soon.

June 2020: Brett Graham announces that the restaurant will not re-open while social distancing is in place and will close "indefinitely".

survey result

Summary

£170
£££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Brett’s back!! Having closed his superb Notting Hill legend in June 2020, Brett Graham announced in August 2021 that its reopening is imminent. Pundits bent over backwards to be amazed, but a less surprising announcement is difficult to imagine. As always appeared possible/likely, Aussie Brett and team clearly made the smart move of shutting up shop, merely in order to sit out the pandemic (at the pub he co-owns, the Harwood Arms). There will be changes on its return, we are told, but these are still somewhat shrouded in mystery as we go to press. Whatever changes, it is still likely to be pitched at the very pinnacle of London dining. The press never mention Brett’s low-profile but high-impact backer, Nigel Platts-Martin OBE, who owns a very significant stake in the restaurant (as he does at the tremendous Chez Bruce, Trompette and Glasshouse).

Summary

£150
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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”.

Summary

£156
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.”

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Highchair,Portions
No dress code
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The Ledbury Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Ledbury Restaurant in W11, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Ledbury restaurant.
Charlie A
I didn't think you could better the experie...
Reviewed 8 months, 19 days ago

"I didn't think you could better the experience of the previous Ledbury. But you can. this place is so.ethj g special in every sense."

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David C
Food beyond comment, service better than ex...
Reviewed 9 months, 21 days ago

"Food beyond comment, service better than excellent, ambience good after the refurbishment but not very cosy"

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A N
Technically exquisite, with some delicately...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"Technically exquisite, with some delicately cooked dishes and flavour combinations - but is there the feeling it's being left behind a bit now on the excitement factor by rivals that have pushed on while it was closed?"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 185.00 Dinner only 8
Menu2 165.00 Lunch only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
127 Ledbury Rd, London, W11 2AQ
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Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
SundayCLOSED

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