The Ledbury in London has an extensive wine list and serves delicious French dishes in classy surroundings. The food is so unpretentious and tasty that you want to come back the next day.
In the fashionable Notting Hill area in London we find the restaurant that is placed number ten on the list of the 50 best restaurants in the world. The Ledbury has been on this list for four years, and it continues to impress.
The restaurant is quite elegant and upscale, and it has a traditional British classy feel to it, but the atmosphere lightens up as the great mix of local and international guests digs deeper into The Ledburys impressive wine cellar. We enjoyed an outstanding bottle of the Comtes de Champagne from Tattinger, 2000. Powerful and elegant at the same time, and it goes well with almost anything. We supplemented with a glass of noble red with the deer.
The Ledbury serves modern, French inspired food prepared by the Australian chef Brett Graham and his staff. The menu is not the most innovative and creative, but it tasted heavenly. I especially loved the broth, the “popped” bacon and the soft and tender deer. Their cheese plate is also wonderful.
Many of the top restaurants in the world works hard to impress their customers and critics by serving unique, outstanding and exceptional looking (and tasting) dishes. Some times and some places the outstanding part outshines the archetypal good taste. This is not the case at The Ledbury. The food here is so good and “conventional” enough that you want to eat here again and again.