Marcus - formerly Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley
Marcus - formerly Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

Marcus - formerly Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.marcus-wareing.com/
  • Phone: 02072351200x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 12:pm -2:30pm, 18pm -10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, British
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closer underground stations: Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Marcus - formerly Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley
After an extensive refurbishment the former Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley has reopened as Marcus. The new ‘look’ exudes cool sophistication; a carefully considered blend of timeless elegance, clean, classical lines and a refined colour palette, providing a fresh, inviting and relaxed backdrop for Marcus and his team to thrill and enchant their guests. Marcus remains at the helm, working closely with Head Chef Mark Froydenlund. The essence of the food has been retained but has been updated. The menus deliver modern European food with a British influence and are characterized by the finest produce, exacting execution and creative flair. . Relaxed formality is the order of the day and is no more apparent than in the service, led by Restaurant Manager Daniel Greenock, which strikes the perfect balance between being engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate whilst also being attentive yet unassuming.
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Marcus - formerly Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley reviews from OpenTable diners
200 reviews since 24 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (144)fit for foodies (107)romance (84)business meals (68)sunday lunch (13)outstanding value (11)group bookings (9)pre/post theatre (9)afternoon tea (8)good vegetarian options (6)outdoor eating (3)disabled access (2)child friendly (1)Show More
  • It's good!
    EP13
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Simple but great fine dining. Unusually buzzy atmosphere and formal but not too formal service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    FULLUP
    Dined on 16/9/2014
    Superb food and service from all involved, topped off by meeting the man himself in his 'hands on' mode.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marcus.......
    SW6ers
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    After a refurb, sometimes you have your doubts if it will still be the same. But Marcus and his team continue to achieve excellence around a plate. Amazing service, selection and recommendations. Chief Sommelier - great understanding of wines and uber passionate.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • lacks warmth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    very good lunch menu for the value. not mind blowing but very well prepared. service could improve, lacked warmth and friendliness.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We finally got the chance to eat here and we left very disappointed. The food was bland, boring and had no creativity or imagination. Over cooked quail, foie gras was full of nerves and dishes were under seasoned. All very boring too. The service was very good and very attentive. When the bill came it just felt like another slap in the face. One of the most expensive meals I've ever had for something so disappointing. Don't bother eating here, walk next door to pierre koffmans instead. Not worth 2 Michelin
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    business meals
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  • Average Food, Fussy Service
    Chamberlen
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    In short, this was a bad experience and we were greatly disappointed. The food and wine were okay but way way short of what one would expect given the chef and the price. This was compounded by the overly fussy service. Why do the waiting staff feel the need to top up our water glass every 60 seconds, even when completely unnecessary!? The continued to interrupt our conversation which was annoying. Being clear, the food was fine but lacked both the flavour or wow factor you would expect from £30 courses. They need to do much better and its a great shame given Marcus's reputation.
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  • 5* food, 3* service
    KatieL123
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We went for my husband's birthday, and had a fantastic table, the atmosphere was great and the staff were attentive and polite. The food was amazing, especially the turbot dish. The birthday cake was a nice touch! Unfortunately a few things let the service down which did spoil it a little for us - paying this much for a top class restaurant we didn't expect it. The wrong red wine was brought and decanted for us, then they removed my husband's white wine glass whilst there was still white wine left to pour, took 25 minutes to take our desert order, and put a full bottle of white wine on the bill rather than a half bottle. They were very apologetic about all of this, and compensated us, but it still took the shine off the meal for us.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Ok
    SZoo
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    We are a group of three friend to the restaurant and we ordered 5 courses tasting menu. Be fair, the food was very well cooked, but lack of the Wow factors. Service and wine are good. New interior design is nice.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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  • Very disappointing
    Nickb
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Drab decoration from the eighties... Average staff. If the food had been served by great staff in a modern atmosphere I honestly think my review would have been glowing... But a dark old fashioned atmosphere with staff that were very average made the whole experience very disappointing
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  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    I had the pleasure of attending Marcus where the service was immaculate and the food amazing. Marcus has put together one of the best taster menus out there where every dish is better than the last. Michelin stars fully deserved, I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch at Marcus
    motherofafoodie
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Went with a 'foodie' friend and we were not disappointed. We were given extra warm bread startes and extra chocolate on top of the delicious three courses we chose. The staff were very friendly and attentive. I would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Enjoyable but not the best
    Darwin
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We had the taster menu. It was good but not the wow I'd expect for the price tag. Not sure id go back
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    special occasions
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  • Fine dining at it's best.
    happygastro
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Superbly cooked food, with an excellent choice of wines and wonderful staff.
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    outdoor eating
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  • Cindy
    ordinarypersonlovesfood
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Having eaten at a number of 1, 2 and 3 Michelin Star restaurants this year the arrival of the hors d'oeuvres worried me, I had become accustomed to small delicate intensely flavored morsels. The ones presented to us at Marcus were akin to salty dough balls. I need not have worried because each of the taster meals that came after that was sublime. I could rattle on about each course for hours, but you need to go there and try them yourself, I will however mention my two favorites; The Quail, carrot, corn bread, Summer savory – and Rove de Garrigues, hazelnut, sorrel. If I never eat another morsel I will die happy having eaten food of the Gods. Thank you Marcus. If you enjoy good food and wonderful wine this restaurant is a must.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go somewhere else
    Londondocker
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Very bland food - totally lacking in flavour or any wow factor - very small servings and totally overpriced . Service suffocating
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  • Marcus at the Berkeley- worth it
    DavidPR
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went to Marcus at the Berkeley for 3 course set lunch. Service was faultless, attentive but not overbearing. Top class restaurant. Very little here to fault. Could have been offered the choice of tap water as opposed to sparkling/still. Aperitifs (eg champagne starting at £14.50 per glass) were pushed a bit too hard. Having said that the service and food were excellent. I took my jacket off and a staff member appeared milliseconds later to ask if I would like it hung up. Small detail but reflective of attention given to the overall dining experience. My partner was celebrating her birthday and was very impressed with the meal and service. The cake presented unprompted by staff was a great touch. With alcohol, the bill may top £150 for two.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelin Marcus
    Andrew
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful food presented beautifully. The service was impeccable and this was a wonderful dining experience. The dining room was a little too quiet and lacked some personality. Otherwise a five star dining experience.
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    special occasions
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  • Outstatnding Evening at Marcus
    Stegzy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Marcus. The food and service was outstanding. Very attentive and helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble.
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    outstanding value, romance
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  • Fantastic
    Dine4Fun
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful food, fantastic wine and service. Was offered to try snails from another dish and I kindly took up their offer. They even gave us a free dessert as me and my partner quabbled over what to get. Overall such a great evening and would highly recommended the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I have eaten here a couple of times before it's refurb and have always enjoyed an outstanding meal. However on this occasion there definitely seemed to be a general feeling of 'cutting back' - no amuse bouche, no selection of breads to choose from, no cheese trolley (6 wedges of cheese were presented on a plate) and a fairly miserly allocation of 2 petit fours each. The service was great but at over £150 a head I would expect it to be and at this level I look forward to the extras I don't expect to have in a regular 'nice' restaurant. I'm afraid with so much competition out there I won't be rushing back.
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    special occasions
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  • A great London kitchen.
    TrevigianoVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I went with my wife and my daughter and we were completely satisfied on any aspect, a great Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • An interesting experience .
    whome
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Despite its revamp it remains a very upscale restaurant with staff that feels most at ease with the upper class. I'm sure many of us plebians do save up to dine here but I felt like the "amazing service" I had heard about was not showered onto me. Delicious food but to the average person I think you can find better (or close) for much much less.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Perfection on a plate
    TongaVIP
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Exceptional is an overrated word and can be misused; but to describe Marcus as ‘exceptional’ is wholly accurate. The new décor is a perfect match for the cuisine and the service, way above average and a real joy the experience. Team Marcus has never let me down, and they are to my mind the best.
    Special Features:
    business meals, special occasions
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  • Special treat
    ML100
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    This was a treat for my husband. We were greeted well & shown to our table which had an overview of the whole restaurant which is beautifully decorated. Choices on menu were varied & interesting. My husband had the pork which I thought looked very fatty but he enjoyed it. We both enjoyed our choices very much. As always in these high end restaurants it is hard to find a wine that is not too expensive. I did not feel comfortable to ask the sommelier for advice. Overall we had a very good evening.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Delectable food, wine and service
    DrMarkVIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    The food was exquisite, the fine wine matched perfectly and the service was spot on as usual.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great evening, outstanding cuisine
    RAP1982
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Marcus was a birthday treat for my wife and it did not disappoint. We both had the 8-course tasting menu, which was superb – it builds the pallet up with the starters, culminating in a fantastic poached lamb dish, then brings it back down with a sweet savoury course to finish with some great deserts. We also got a bonus chocolate cake course as we were celebrating. Staff were extremely attentive and would recommend the matching wine if you have not been before. Not cheap, but not that is to be expected given the location, level of service and preparation time and detail that clearly goes into all of the food. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Great for a Birthday Lunch Treat
    Hutch
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Superb location, exquisite food and service. We had the lunch menu for my Wife's birthday which is excellent value but price does jump up with glasses of champagne before meal, wine with meal and we tried a couple of the tasting dishes too. Nice touch with little birthday cake at end. But for a once a year treat you are paying for the overall experience.
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Myself and a couple of friends save all year to treat ourselves to a top London meal out. This was really disappointing, the staff were very friendly but the atmosphere was a little dull. Two of the three mains were not good, the pork was tasteless with crackling that was impossible to eat, and an apple segment that was also rock hard, my friends lamb dish was very fatty and on the small side with nothing else with it bar a smear of green paste. We ordered potatoes which they forgot to bring?at the start of the meal (so didn't charge us) and when it came it was like soup. Puddings were nice but for £85 each before we'd even had a glass of water it was a very disappointing evening.
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  • Giulia's degree
    PAOLA
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    I advised them it was a special occasion, my doughter's degree, they offered a delicious chocolate cake with congratulations Giulia! Another person was gluten free and thy immediately provided special bread and explained what she could eat Staff very professional and excellent food We were only a bit disappointed because the dinning room was a bit noisy....
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    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • perfect
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Very nice restaurant, very accommodating, service prefect and food gorgeous. Nice touch bringing out a little cake for birthday treat
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    afternoon tea, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EHLondon
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Luxurious dining room, spacious and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and attentive (noticing that you need something before you have to ask). The menu is quite short but gives plenty of choice. Amazing quality ingredients in some unusual combinations, cooked to the highest standards. The only downside from my perspective was that difference in price for the set-menu between 2 and 3 courses seemed disproportionate (£25) and put me off having a third course.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Birthday treat
    chocolate66
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food and service was outstanding. We felt very special. great for a special occasion. it was my wife's birthday and they brought her a small cake with a candle.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    DouglasPaul
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have been enjoying this restaurant for many years, since it was owned by Gordon Ramsay , and was very excited to try out the restaurant since its recent refurbishment. It was always a very elegant high quality establishment. The dinner I had last week was very disappointing as the ambiance is no longer what it was , the service levels no better than an average gastro pub, the staff were almost rude in not attempting to speak decent English and in general very disappointing. I'm afraid the 200 pounds for a two course meal for two of us , only having with a glass of simple wine was excessive
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  • Best meal ever eaten
    Saraharley19
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I booked this table for a special anniversary for one of our customers and my boss said that unequivocally it was the best meal he has ever eaten, as did the rest of the party. Not an inexpensive meal, but for the per head value for the food, exceptional. They really felt looked after and the restaurant is sending signed copies of their Chef's Table menu. I had to book and pay a long way in advance, but definitely worthwhile.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marcus
    PC101
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great bar excellent service which did not extend to the restaurant. Was very comfortable relaxed but not as good as I expected.having lived in NY for few years did not compare but food was quite good
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat Disappointed
    fussy1
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Portions were very generous and cooking was accurate but much of the food was too salty. Mentioned this to the staff who didn't charge us for dessert by way of apology - a nice gesture. In fact, the highlight of the evening was the charming and attentive staff - oh, and those moreish tapioca-cheese puffs too! The new 'luxurious-utilitarian' look feels a bit unwelcoming; the brown of the wood panelling quarrels with the brown of the leather banquettes, the small framed pictures do little to relieve the starkness of the decor; attractive pale teal (?) chairs were somewhat overwhelmed by the overall dark, brooding look of the room. We were great fans pre-makeover, less so now taking both food and ambience into account.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Food was delicious
    JGreenVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The service was great and the food was amazing. Nothing too over the top or extravagant but good food done really well.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    My wife and myself went to Marcus for her birthday on a friday night. Weekends seem to be "birthday weekends" as birthday candles did shine on at least 8 other tables as we were there :-) We went for the tasting menu made of 8 different courses. The food was great all the way through.The service was personal & the staff is very friendly. The service is not as formal as in other michelin star restaurants, which is an aspect of the experience we appreciated. Overall a great experience.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • sparkle has gone, bring it back
    norfolknr21
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    we have dined at Marcus a few times prior to the revamp and I'm sorry to say that the sparkle has gone. The food is delicious and cannot be faulted but we used to be served with amuse bouche, a selection of breads and a mouth cleanser prior to dessert, we always found these touches added to the excitement of the dining experience and made it special as did the staff that always remembered us and made us feel so welcome. We found the lunch menu fantastic value for money because of all of this, but it has now all gone. Love the food Marcus, but bring back the sparkle and excitement, otherwise at lunchtime it is just somewhere for businessmen to have their lunch and not the likes of us that travel from North Norfolk specifically to dine here
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Great Lunch
    DirkKay
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    The redecoration of the restaurant is a bit disappointing (according to the annoncements via Newsletter) but the oberall experience is still great. The lunch menu could be better explained. Service was perfect, food as well. Great experience.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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