The Ledbury, London, 11/9/14

Exterior
Exterior

The Ledbury was another repeat visit and I believe it’s gotten even better! It’s a fairly small place and offers a tasting menu as well as a la carte. You quickly start with several amuse bouche which were all quite tasty and nice bites of intense taste. The meal had a few blander spots but nothing bad, just not overwhelming.

room interior
room interior

That didn’t include the wild mushroom broth on the milk curd – it was like eating liquid mushrooms. Served with a truffle toast that I would have been content to make a meal out of, it was a great course. The pork jowl was a favorite of my husband’s with its crispy bacon skin. The beef included a little bone marrow for extra richness. The pre-dessert sorbet was also a surprise standout and a perfect transition course. Then the salty and tart juniper sticks filled with caramel were a complete surprise and delicious. The friendly and helpful servers rounded this out to a very nice meal!

Table set up
Table set up
Lava cracker with seafood
Lava cracker with seafood
Foie gras
Foie gras
wine
wine
amuse bouche
amuse bouche
wine
wine
crackers
crackers
table flowers
table flowers
Chantilly of oysters with tartare of sea bream, radishes and frozen English wasabi
Chantilly of oysters with tartare of sea bream, radishes and frozen English wasabi
salt and pepper grinders
salt and pepper grinders
bread service
bread service
Jerusalem Artichoke with caviar salt, English Sturgeon and soured cream
Jerusalem Artichoke with caviar salt, English Sturgeon and soured cream
plated
plated
Hampshire Buffalo milk curd with a broth of wild mushrooms and truffle toast
Hampshire Buffalo milk curd with a broth of wild mushrooms and truffle toast
plated
plated
Truffle toast
Truffle toast
Jowl of pork with celeriac, chestnuts and bacon
Jowl of pork with celeriac, chestnuts and bacon
peaking under the celeriac
peaking under the celeriac
Cornish turbot with pumpkin, mandarin and ginger
Cornish turbot with pumpkin, mandarin and ginger
cute bird on the knife
cute bird on the knife
Belted Galloway beef with salt baked kohlrabi, padron and garlic
Belted Galloway beef with salt baked kohlrabi, padron and garlic
bathroom arty shot!
bathroom arty shot!
Pre dessert: sweet clover custard and blood orange
Pre dessert: sweet clover custard and blood orange
dessert wine
dessert wine
Dark chocolate with pave, lovage ice cream and milk puree
Dark chocolate with pave, lovage ice cream and milk puree
Extras: coconut ice cream, hazelnut cake with coconut, caramel sticks
Extras: coconut ice cream, hazelnut cake with coconut, caramel sticks
Frankie gets the scent of the place
Frankie gets the scent of the place

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