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
"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."
"As ever pretty much perfect. "
"Still an outstanding venue, a couple of cracking dishes, but also a couple of misses. Suspect it might lose a star, still a lovely special occassion please."
"most disappointing meal - no wow factor on food and dull atmosphere Usually a great lunch but first time in the evening and I will stick to lunches"
"Service and food continue to impress. The most relaxed Michelin starred restaurant in the UK. Always been my go to place in London. Great for single diners. If you;ve never been, try and get a table!"
"Superb food with some really great well sourced ingredients. Service intensive proffesional and communicative. Interior nice but lacks space."
"Not for the first time we came away from The Ledbury purring with delight. The quality of the setting, the staff, the food and the wine is just so superb, and we find ourselves running out of superlatives to describe the whole dining experience - this is the complete package! The outstanding canapés and amuse-bouche set the standard for the whole meal, and every single dish was simply exceptional. Lava bread crisp with mussel cream started it all off, a guinea fowl puff with mint jelly, a warm smoked eel cigar with celeriac pancake and caviar, and the lightest of crumpets with brown crab butter, brought us to the first of the outstanding starters - tomato sorbet with lobster claw meat, seaweed and cold tomatoes. This was followed by fresh hazelnuts with green bean salad, peach and shavings of chicken liver parfait, then Cumbrian veal tartare, curd cheese sauce, artichoke, crunchy beef fat and parmesan toast, an indescribably satisfying mouthful, and finally, before the fish courses, warm bantam’s egg with mushroom croutons, celeriac, a touch of Arbois wine and truffle. Roasted Cornish cod with a restrained honey glaze, dashi jelly and radishes had us smacking our lips and then heavenly lobster wrapped lovingly in shiitake and served with a wafer and a pea purée with a touch of lemon followed. Meaty hen of the woods mushroom was pointed up with a potato emulsion, a trompette powder, rosemary and garlic oil and this paved the way for truly memorable guinea fowl with sweetcorn, girolles, lemon thyme and a mushroom foam. The intriguing pre-dessert was blood peach with anise hyssop redolent of liquorice, peach kernel and olive oil, and we finished with a brown sugar mousse tart with stem ginger ice cream and cherry coulis which provided a perfect light finish to a formidably good meal. Only two stars? You must be joking!"
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|