Berners Tavern

4.5
2565 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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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, 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. Sample dishes include Orkney scallop Carpaccio served with avocado, radish, jalapeño and lime; chargrilled quail served with Alsace bacon, smoked tomato jam, shallot and parsley; and grass fed Baccleuch estate cuts of beef cooked on a charcoal grill. Berners Tavern celebrates traditional and iconic British dishes including the heralded Sunday roast with fine cuts of Devon Red Red Ruby beef served with all the trimmings.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday;
Breakfast: 7am - 10:30am
Set Lunch Menu: 12pm – 5.30pm
All Day Dining: 12pm – 11pm
Supper: 11pm - 12am

Saturday
Brunch: 9am - 4pm
Dinner: 5pm - 11pm
Supper: 11pm - 12am

Sunday
Brunch: 9am - 4pm
Dinner: 5pm – 11pm
Supper: 11pm - 12am
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Phone number
020 7908 7979
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Jason Atherton
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Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road
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Special Events & Promotions
For reservations for Christmas Day Lunch and New Years Eve Dinner, please get in touch with the restaurant directly.

We will be serving Brunch Menus on Bank Holidays
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Special Offers

Complimentary Sweet Wine at Lunch

When you indulge in dessert at lunchtime, the venue will offer you a complimentary glass of sweet wine, sherry or port. Offer not available in conjunction with Afternoon Tea or Weekend Roast. Sweet wine only available alongside dessert course.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 13 September 2018

Ends: 14 October 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

Weekend roast: £39.50

A three course lunch menu with meat, pescatarian and vegetarian options available, priced at £39.50 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 October 2018

Ends: 3 March 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-17:00
Sat 13:00-17:00

Afternoon Tea: £39.50

Afternoon tea with a twist on quintessentially British flavours, priced at £39.50 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 October 2018

Ends: 3 March 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-17:00
Sat 13:00-17:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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 2565 People Are Saying
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LF
Surrey
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Brunch was good value, restaurant was stunning - service let it down

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DP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great interior and ambiance. Informal service which is a bit slow. Food is good - doesn't blow you away though.

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

Great spot. Sadly we were shunted off our table at the end of our time slot and that could have been handled better. Unaware of the limit we had been asked if we wanted desert or anything else and we said we would wait a while. No one else came back after that except a waiter with our bill.

Whilst I understand there is often a time limit on the tables it’s best to be reminded and also perhaps handled in a better way than just putting the bill on your table when we hadn’t asked for it.

Actually it all felt rushed and not what you want on a Friday evening.

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RN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was confused by that I mean sommelier was very aggressive in getting the wine list to us and our captain could not take food order nor explain the food- they literally ran into one another... average wines by the glass by any price were really average ... Is there anyone in charge of service there?

Food was better much than average but nothing that spoke volumes

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NC
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Berners Tavern exceeded all expectations. The venue is truly stunning, very groovy, very interesting crowd (so terrific for people-watching) and the food was delicious! The staff were exceptional, so friendly and very knowledgeable about their dishes and their wines. We had such a special evening here, will definitely be back!

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TL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice decor and good food. Quite noisy and staff at the entrance not so polite.

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

Went there on a Monday night for a family and friends gathering. Excellent location and ambiance. Beautiful room and very aristocratic. The room was quite noisy though. The starters were all very delicious but the main courses overall not so great. The fillet of sole for example was below my expectations. Service was excellent.

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TT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and so was the atmosphere.

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F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff and service are always excellent - me and my daughter had a very enjoyable and tasty brunch and the restaurant is in a perfect location for a gorgeous pit stop before heading out to shop in Oxford Street/ Tottenham Court Road

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GT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Is part of London Edition hotel, beautiful decor, trendy and buzzy atmosphere, very nice cocktails and very decent wine list, and the sommelier was very good. Cuisine is British with a modern twist, very Jason Atherton style. Overall a great place for a night out.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Staff super nice and very professional, good food, amazing venue.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for breakfast. Food was lovely but, unfortunately, some of it was cold, so had to be returned to the kitchen, however they dealt with it well. We asked to sit in one of their round booth type tables, but were told we could not as we were a party of 2. If we had been 3 then we could have. We sat elsewhere, but most of the booths remained empty the entire time of our visit. In fact the restaurant was quite quiet, so we didn’t really understand this. All in all not the best overall experience, and we wouldn’t return.

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I wanted to celebrate in London my husband's birthday and the Berners Tavern was a good choice.

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Service was probably the best I’ve received in London and I’ve dined in most places in the few years I’ve lived here. Very enjoyable, can’t wait to return.

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SH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Pork pie is amazing. Schnitzel wasn’t great. Good wine menu and desserts are great. I suggest a starter and pudding. Mains are a bit hit or miss.

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HS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Got table with a 30 min delay! It was a business meal and that wasn’t great obviously.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my fiancee's birthday and we were made to feel so special thanks to the wonderful staff at the Punch Room and Berner's Tavern. The drinks in the Punch Room were so impressive and expertly crafted. Our server very kindly picked up the tab for our first round of drinks to commemorate the birthday too. We then went through to Berner's where the food was delicious, the champagne and wine were phenomenal and the atmosphere of the whole place was truly special. I am dairy intolerant, and it was so refreshing to have staff that asked me about it. And not only that - they remembered throughout the whole evening! They even remembered when they brought over some complimentary sorbet at the end of the meal to celebrate my fiancee's birthday. A truly special place!!

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AS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meat served next to your plate on a wood slab - very bizarre. All sides are extra. So loud couldn’t think straight.

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I were very impressed with this place. The food was excellent (according to son the mac and cheese with beef was beyond words!) the surroundings quirky but very cool, and the service was exceptional. Having eaten in Michelin starred establishments, Berners Tavern was more than a match and was really good value. Will definitely be back and would heartily recommend.

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we went for brunch pre Festival and was very good - highlight was the Bloody Mary's and great barman and the Stornoway black pudding

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JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, great surroundings, lovely food and great atmosphere

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G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

booked peak time on a Saturday night, so no surprise it was busy with restaurant in full flow - 1 over noisy table that was unsettling other diners. Champagne trolley at start of dinner was a nice touch - and great upsell, we devoured 2 glasses we wouldn't have if not presented so well! Main course (pork) took an age to arrive, however we were kept informed about delay which was fine. Exceptional food

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent. Busy Saturday night so service was fine considering. Music was way too loud making conversation difficult.

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Overhyped noisy Resturant
Very nice room
Food very mediocre
3rd time there never again
Service and greetings very pleasant

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LA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food and decor were amazing but the lunch was ruined by the service! For the first time ever I asked for the service charge to be removed from the bill. The young team were more interested in their phones and each other than their customers. This was my second visit and not nearly as enjoyable as the first.

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DN
London
26 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food served up in a gorgeous room. The high ceilings are incredible. The staff were knowledgable and attentive.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't fault the reference, amazing food, wine and great feel.

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OT
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, food was ok

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! A real knock your socks off dining experience and the mac & cheese with beef was to die for!

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic and attentive staff, a wonderful experience and would highly recommend to anyone and everyone. Will definitely be going again.

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal food. Have been to many high end steak restaurants across the world and have never had a better steak. Sides were all fantastic. Food arrived in just the right amount of time after ordering, despite the restaurant being busy. Staff were attentive and helpful. Particularly the sommelier who helped choose an amazing wine based on description of our taste. Everything does come at a price but you certainly get what you pay for. Fantastic.

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j
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated my hubby's birthday.. he enjoyed his meal.. and we have a great night.
Thank you

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DJ
Canberra
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable and tasty food. Lengthy wine list and attentive service. Great decor and feels like your in a special venue

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful venue, good service, however booked the set menu with opentable, but when we got there, as it was Bank holiday Monday the set menu was not available, only the brunch menu available and it was very very expensive. Also wine is very expensive. However what we had was nice.

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JP
London
17 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

After a much anticipated visit to The Berners Tavern I’ve got to say I was underwhelmed by the overall experience.

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LW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Overall a pleasant dinning experience with acceptable food, nice, friendly service but very slow amd inefficient.
The wine arrived after the food and the three of us were charged for four lunches thus making a set Sunday lunch for three a total of £287.
Won't be rushing back anytime soon.

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SP
London
29 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed. Every beautiful restaurant. Will be back

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BR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time in berner`s though beeing quite early (5:30PM); service was very international, friedly and motivated, starter an main course (lamb shoulder, yummie, yummie!) were outstanding, desert was (just) o.k.. Champagne was delicous, also the beer with the lamb. In summary due to the excellent service and the food quality as well as the loction (overwhelming ex-ballroom!) superb!
B from Germany

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic visit, but the chicken schnitzel and the taste combination were not superb.

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything excellent. Service impeccable. One of my favorite restaurants. Shared baked Alaska for dessert and it was perfect for a share(meant for 2 but 3 of us shared).

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