The Ledbury

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The Ledbury
Westbourne Park
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Few haute establishments have the hospitable hum of the Ledbury. Whether it’s due to the off-centre location, the Aussie input, or diners’ sheer delight in securing a table, this former pub remains top-tier for gustatory good times. British ingredients – Hampshire buffalo milk curd, smoked eel, Cumbrian lamb – line up alongside delicacies such as foie gras, Tokyo turnips, Bresse chicken and black truffle, but it’s chef Brett Graham’s clever contemporary treatment of them that sets the place apart. Best go for the set lunch or commit to the mesmerising £105 tasting menu; at £80 for three courses, the carte does not have the other menus’ winning sense of value, particularly if you choose the simpler ingredient-led dishes. A spring plate of creamed Jersey Royals with morels cooked in tea would have been a delightful inclusion in a dégustation, but served as a starter was not sufficiently above mashed potato to justify the outlay, even though the mushrooms were sublime. Ledbury signatures, however, are consistently thrilling – particularly the flame-grilled mackerel with pickled cucumber, celtic mustard and shiso; and, well, all the desserts. The wine list is personable with a particularly good choice of sweet wines by the glass, plus great beers from Australia, the US and even Notting Hill.


Venue name: The Ledbury
Address: 127 Ledbury Road
W11 2AQ
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2pm Tue-Sat; noon-2.30pm Sun. Dinner served 6.30-10.15pm Mon-Sat; 7-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Westbourne Park tube
Price: Main courses (lunch) £32-£34. Set lunch (Mon-Sat) £30 2 courses, £35 3 courses; (Sun) £50 3 courses. Set dinner £80 3 courses. Set meal £105 tasting menu (£175 incl wine); £95 vegetarian tasting menu (£165 incl wine)

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what makes the ledbury great is not just the food. it's good food - done really well and for a restaurant of its calibre, rather unpretentious - and consistently so. it's not chump change and it does take a while to get a reservation (it is just one room after all). what makes the ledbury great is the dining experience - both the food and the service. it's a neighbourhood restaurant - ok, so a fancy neighbourhood restaurant, but it has all the positive parts of a neighbourhood restaurant. the food is beautifully presented, without being pretentious. the service is friendly without being insincere. i don't go there that often, but compared to other restaurants in the same borough which i frequent every week, i feel so well looked after and special. great value for the experience and the quality of the meal.


This restaurant is pretty amazing, i have had other fine dining experiences before but Ledbury definitely served the best in terms of the food. All the food was prepared just like a piece of artwork, not purely based on appearance but the way the food was cooked. In terms of service, it is excellent when compared to other restaurant but it is not perfect when compared against other fine dining restaurant. Nothing is wrong with it but there is room for improvement.