Discreet and welcoming
A relaxed and discreet atmosphere with adventurous cuisine and tasting menu to be recommended
TUCKED AWAY in a corner of west London’s fashionable Notting Hill, the Ledbury, headed by Australian-born chef Brett Graham, boasts a proud two Michelin stars and offers a modern French menu with hints of Pacific and British. Graham isn’t afraid to experiment and his menu is bold and complex – perhaps best sampled with the seven course tasting option.
The dark wood décor, with cream leather chairs and thick linen cloths, provides a sophisticated setting, discreet but welcoming. Locals are loyal, but an increasing number of international visitors are seeking out this gem of a restaurant.
Graham opened The Ledbury with seasoned restaurateur Nigel Platts-Martin in 2005. His team works tirelessly to source the UK’s best ingredients from a network of small-scale suppliers, placing the emphasis on game, intriguing vegetables and obscure herbs and roots. The menu has been described by one critic as ‘warmly rural’. It involves a lot of baking.
The senior kitchen team was recently joined by former Fat Duck creative head Jocky Petrie, who is collaborating with Graham and senior sous chef Greg Austin to push the menu forward even further.
Service is exacting but highly personable, with staff helping to create an atmosphere that is always relaxed.