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The Ledbury gluten free fine dining in Notting Hill *Closed*

By on December 6, 2015 in UK Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

*Unfortunately The Ledbury closed in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic*

The Ledbury is one of London’s best fine dining restaurants and currently holds two Michelin stars.  It has become a Notting Hill institution where it is notoriously hard to get a reservation.   We were lucky enough to get a table on our wedding anniversary last year, snapping up a cancellation through being on the waiting list.

The restaurant is very open and has a sophisticated calm about it.  I couldn’t believe a girl on a table near us was wearing a beanie/bobble hat!  Granted it was a cold and horrible night, but this is a place where you should dress to a standard!

At our table was a beautiful card signed by the chef congratulating us on our wedding anniversary which was a lovely touch.  I had not realised until we were dining there that the chef is a fellow Australian, Brett Graham.

The Ledbury - gf brioche, buff mozarella_optTo begin, I was served gluten free brioche on a hot stone which was a lovely idea to keep it warm.   At a fine dining restaurant the gluten free diner is not left with an empty side plate while your dining partners feast on bread!

My first course was white beetroot and smoked trout.  The appearance may look a little plain, but it was a lovely delicate dish!

The Ledbury - white beetroot & smoked trout_opt







I was so excited at this stage I forgot to make a note of my second course, but again, the flavours were amazing.   My main was perfectly cooked duck with a blackcurrent jelly, which was a beautiful accompaniment.

    The Ledbury - amuse bouche_opt     The Ledbury - duck with blackcurrent_opt

For dessert I could not resist the caramelised banana with peanuts and vanilla ice cream, and my husband had the peach and riesling jelly with coconut ice cream.

     The Ledbury - dessert_opt     The Ledbury - dessert 2_opt

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, we were presented with an ‘anniversary’ ganache with pistachio ice cream!

The Ledbury - anniversary ganache_opt

There is not a special gluten free menu, but the wait staff knew all the options that were available.  If you have a special occasion coming up, plan ahead and book The Ledbury as you will not be disappointed!  The service and food was fantastic, and I’m not surprised it is number 20 in the 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

You are probably wondering how much it all cost?!  Four courses was £90 per person, plus wine, which averaged £10 per glass and we thought it was well worth it for a special night out.  The lunch menu is four courses for £50 per head, so that is a more affordable option if you still want a special meal (Wed-Sun).


The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 20 7792 9090

For more information on dining out in London, please view the London restaurant reviews summary.


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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .


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