Berners Tavern

4.5
3007 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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Berners Tavern, the latest restaurant by chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton is a gathering place for all day dining and entertaining, breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and late supper. Located at The London EDITION Hotel, on Berners Street in central London’s Fitzrovia, the restaurant is accessible via a separate street entrance. Phil Carmichael, who has cooked with Jason for over ten years, is heading up the kitchen, creating a contemporary British menu, inspired by the traditions of Great Britain and featuring the very best produce that the British Isles has to offer. Berners Tavern celebrates traditional and iconic British dishes including the heralded Weekend Roast.

Private Dining

Located above Berners Tavern, the private dining room is an intimate space. A modern, long dark walnut table with rose upholstered chairs is placed under an original historic skylight with atmospheric lighting. Berners Tavern Private Dining Room is available to suit every occasion.

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Mon - Thu 10:00PM - 10:30PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.2

Having dinner in Berners Tavern feels like eating inside the Sistine Chapel, or at least a really, really rich guy’s house.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 3007 People Are Saying
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London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely ambience, food was a bit disappointing. I had the vanilla waffle and it looked like it had been served from a packet with some strawberries chucked on top...

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MC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food and service very good as usual and setting is wonderful. Visit the restaurant every few months and never disappoints

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R
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely dinner with friends at Berners, from aperatives at the bar, the excellent sommelier (the P2 was amazing) great food and champagne cocktails to finish in a lovely environment.

My second time & will definitely be back.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We dined early so restaurant had no real ambience but I guess it does when it’s busier. The service was exceptional but we were disappointed with the food overall. Dessert was amazing but main wasn’t as great as we hoped it would be. Our bread was stale and we had to send it back.

Ww were really looking forward to dining here but don’t think we’ll be returning.

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AZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I would recommend this place for the atmosphere and amazing service. Food (from the brunch menu), however, was not tasty at all, small portions, bad value for many. Drinks were really good though.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Creative cocktails and great food, and incredible presentation of food.

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SA
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Burners Tavern is a sophisticated but friendly restaurant with an inventive menu of British cuisine. It’s a great venue for a special fun night out with friends, less suited to serious business: it is at the noisy end of vibrant & the music is not in the background!

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KF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You are immediately offered Champagne when you sit down.
The service and food were first rate -we both had the roasted lamb. Very good. My wife as a celiac appreciated the prompt arrival of gluten free bread which was very good. My only complaint was the wine by the glass was very expensive and very chincy on the pour.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Very poor service. Kids meal arrived very late. Meat came without sauce. It took forever to get a drink.

Extent poor service

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SK
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant. Just a shame we were rushed to have the table back.

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TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better place for Atmosphere, service and quality of food.

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EL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and excellent food. Only thing that could be improved was the speed of getting drinks, but other than that the staff were wonderful, polite and very accommodating. Thank you!

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Simply a great restaurant for an experience. I only wish our waiter would have been up to the task, a bit scattered and distant. Everything and everybody else was a 10/10.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday Roast. It was in general ok, not a disaster but not great. We had the pork belly and it was just not nice at all. Meat was a little tough, too much fat and the crackling just wasn't crackling. For £28 it should have been incredible but it wasn't at all. The veg/yorkies/gravy were great but the star of the show was a massive let down. Service was good but too slow. It's a very expensive lunch and it needed to be 10/10 for that price but because of the poorly executed pork belly and slow-ish service it's a 5/10 from me. Gutted.

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IR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Poor food, good ambience. Small portions with nothing special

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JM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing. A truly fantastic experience!

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o
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The atmosphere was nice but the all of the food I ate were terrible. The steak was too salty, mint soup was just bad taste. I expected the food before I went there but after visiting there, I was so disappointed with your food.

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WC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

‘Warmest’ room in the city

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The menu is over priced for food that was pretty average. The wine prices were even more pricey Noise levels were high, especially the music. Also, inappropriate behaviour from the person I assume was The Maître De.

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E
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with very good service. the staff was polite and helpful A bit expensive but after all a very pleasant experience for dinner.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Lovely venue which I go to fairly often. However service has got progressively worse over the last 12 months. My table of 2 had to wait ages to be served for both food and wine. The food was nice but extremely expensive which you can just about accept if the service is excellent but when it isn’t you effectively end up with £100 per head bill for a bistro service and average/good food which doesn’t make sense. The wine list is also ridiculous and unless you spend silly money you end up with vinegar for £50-£70. For that price most places will give you a decent bottle but not here...they need to stop trading off their excellent dining room and focus on basic service and value

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RB
Miami
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All Amazing

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food was wonderful. Loved the atmosphere. We were visiting from New York and dinner here was a really nice way to end our trip

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch time for the weekend roast. The place is amazing... very stylish hall, very polite and professional staff and great quality of food. We got the pork pie, which was very tasty and really well presented, the mac n' cheese with cooked beef added (waiter's recommendation), which was absolutely amazing - a "must", and the roast chicken, half of which unfortunately I found slightly undercooked and mentioned it to the waiter. The sides for the roast (potatoes, vegetables, yorkshire puddings) were very good. We also got cocktails which were really good and a very rich and tasty chocolate desert. At the end I saw that the chicken dish was deducted from the bill, which I found very professional of them and therefore I tipped our waiter extra. Overall it was a very good experience and I would definitely visit the restaurant again.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We booked a table for 4 people - due to availability this was at 22:00. It was my partners Birthday and as such I wanted it to be special.

Firstly we were never given any bread for the table, we had to complain first. I ordered a Rib Eye steak which was the worse I’ve ever had. It was like leather, it’s not something I expect from a restaurant of this level.

We paid over £400 for our meal and it was average for all of us.

I will think twice before booking your restaurant for a special occasions again.

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Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Good atmosphere in the dining room
Great pre dinner cocktails
Service exemplary

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IW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Pretty nice place with great foods. But the price is a little bit high.

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London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The service and the food where under my expectations

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N
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a gorgeous room! We loved everything. The cocktails were moctails but ok...the food was great except for the broccoli which tasted like chemicals and didn’t need to be charbroiled.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant brunch paired with great surroundings.

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CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Berners Tavern provides a sophisticated and stylish environment for a night out. The service is flawless and the food is amazing! I will continue to return as I cannot fault anythint about this place!

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JK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Chateubriand was not hot and not served on a warm plate. Staff were very attentive at offering more bottles of wine ( before w ordered food). Boone came to ask us what we thought of the food a few min after being served which at this price we would expect . If they had we. Might have sent chateaubriand back. Atmosphere excellent and ambiance /decor fabulous .. food experience did not match

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Saturday evening for our anniversary & it was phenomenal

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A
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Berners Tavern for my birthday, they very kindly brought over a little chocolate moose cake with a happy birthday message at the end of the meal - the waiter was very friendly, knew a lot about the menu. We were there in the late afternoon which is probably why it wasn’t too loud - food was great and the decor/ambience was fantastic. The champagne trolly was a particular highlight!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Breakfast - the full English was *ok*

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Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went to Berner’s with my wife and two children. Food and service were very good. Having said that, it’s more of a dinner place, at least to us, with staff in bow ties and a more formal air about it. Didn’t fully suit a family wearing shorts in town for a long weekend, though that never impacted the quality of the service, and it was our job to know that before going. Would recommend if you want that setting.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very noisy, good waiters and the food was not the top.

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AG
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and a nice atmosphere. The service at the table was good ,especially the way the waiting staff who managed our concerns re a guest with a nut allergy was excellent. However, very it was disappointing that our table was not ready until 30 minutes after our reservation time and then we had to ask to place our food order after sitting at the table for 15 minutes with no sign of anyone wanting to take our order. I noticed this did not apply to serving us your over priced champagne almost before we had even sat down at the table. I would like to suggest that if you need to keep people waiting for their table you at least offer them a drink and give them a realistic waiting time. I am sure that
if we had arrived 30 minutes you would not have kept our table for us.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food... friendly and attentive service.... but pretty pricey!.... ambience and setting however is amazing!

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k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner for my birthday with a couple of friends. Very pleasant welcoming staff., A little cake was brought to the table, Great experience all round.

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