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Berners Tavern, London,

Berners Tavern

4.6
4.6
4259 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Berners Tavern, a restaurant by chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton effortlessly blends historical charm with sophistication. It’s a place for all day dining and entertaining whether that’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Nestled within The London EDITION, situated on Berners Street in the heart of Fitzrovia in central London, this renowned restaurant boasts a dedicated street entrance, welcoming guests with open arms. Head Chef Andrei Poptelecan embarked on his culinary journey across Europe, honing his skills in various captivating locations such as Romania and the picturesque Greek Islands. In 2014, he joined the team at Berners Tavern as a Demi Chef and has since ascended through the ranks to his current position.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 83 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 18:00–21:45 Breakfast Daily 07:00–09:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    020 7908 7979
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Andrei Poptelecan
  • Catering
    The table can seat up maximum of 12 guests in case the number would go up slightly and the party would be required to dine from a three-course set menu which is £80 per person. <br />The table has a minimum spend of £1500.<br />In order to make a booking, we require a credit card by phone at 020 79087979 and there is a 7-day cancellation policy applies.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations Team: 020 7908 7979
  • Area
    Oxford Circus
  • Cross Street
    Eastcastle Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Three-course Early Berners

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Early Berners set-menu priced at £35 for three courses from 5:00 to 6:30 PM Monday to Saturday. This menu features highlights from the full A la Carte including; Prawn Cocktail with lobster jelly, Cornish Cob Chicken Paillard and Pistachio and raspberry chocolate opera. Theatre go-ers can now soak up all the drama of London’s most exquisite dining room and still make it to the stalls on time and families with younger children are well catered for with their own Little People offerings.
    Three-course Early Berners photo
  • Two-course Early Berners

    £29.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    The Early Berners set-menu priced at £29.50 for two courses from 5:00 to 6:30 PM Monday to Saturday. This menu features highlights from the full A la Carte including; Prawn Cocktail with lobster jelly, Cornish Cob Chicken Paillard and Pistachio and raspberry chocolate opera. Theatre go-ers can now soak up all the drama of London’s most exquisite dining room and still make it to the stalls on time and families with younger children are well catered for with their own Little People offerings.
    Two-course Early Berners photo

What 4,259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

4,260 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Endroit magique, le seul hic, la salle du restaurant est très bruyante. Le dîner était juste succulent! Le serveur d’une gentillesse et très souriant et professionnel . Nous y reviendrons sans hésiter

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  2. Annie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful ambience, elegant setting, all courses prepared to perfection.

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  3. LucyB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real showstopper destination with fantastic service and cocktails. Our food was delicious but very expensive, something you're prepared to pay for given the overall experience and the feeling of being somewhere special

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  4. BernabeP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Service, great ambiance, delicious food, everything was perfect.

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  5. seajee

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the ambience of the room is amazing

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  6. SophieF

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great breakfast, but service staff were very slow, and they got our order wrong for just 2 people! They seemed stressed even though it was quiet which tarnished the experience. Lovely venue though.

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  7. Piya

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely Sunday dinner, We really enjoyed our foods and service. It wasn’t the first time as I have been here quite a lot for dinner and still happy every time of my visits.

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  8. FaustA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le serveur qui parlait français était très gentille très professionnel et très agréable. Ce restaurant est magnifique.

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  9. LouiseC

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Still a lovely room and decent cocktails - but very expensive, service harassed and too busy, food not at all good. Shame as it used to be so solid. Maybe just a bad evening.

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  10. frite52

    Alabama

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great from the initial greeting to end of service. The room is amazing - the high ceiling ensures that you can hear your fellow diners amongst the 'buzz' of others nearby. Our only complaint is that the wine list, although extensive, features few mid range priced wines.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very good food and service, only thing that let it down from being excellent was being asked to move from our table because they needed it. Would have been nice not to be rushed at the end of our meal.

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  12. JamesG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and always a great venue. thanks

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  13. andreab

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience good. Unfortunately poor quality of food.

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  14. MaryO

    Bedfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful impressive building and lovely food and staff Seemed a little pricy but maybe I am not used to London prices

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful experience at the Berners Tavern, amazing evening, no surprises. Perfect!

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  16. JoeA

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food in an amazing room with fantastic staff. A perfect Sunday afternoon.

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  17. AlexO

    Manchester

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    absolutely sensational roast!!! wonderful all round - just wish i could have stayed for a lot longer (travel reasons).

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  18. antoineS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice set up. Service pro and friendly. Good food and in quantity. Pricey wines but good selection

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and food. The stuff was very kind and pleasant. It's a great vybe

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  20. AdrianJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As always excellent food and service in a lovely dining room, only challenge was leeting the 'photoshoot' happen whilst dining which took away from the experince

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and the atmosphere is absolutely lovely at Berners Tavern. However, the hostess was completely rude and disrespectful, which ruined the whole experience. It is highly unlikely for me to be visiting again.

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  22. PaoloB

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and warm place, with superb service and very good food. Price to quality not the best

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  23. GSB1

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful location for breakfast! Delicious food and great ambience

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  24. Dabbagmm

    London

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Breakfast menu was ok but lacked inspiration. Juice options were not all available and offering mostly from pre-packaged (less fresh) bottles.

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  25. Chris

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from start to finish. Delicious food, great service, lovely setting.

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  26. HungryH

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and good, in a wonderful setting. Highly recommended.

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  27. JamesH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food served in a wonderful interior served by a very attentive and charismatic staff.

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  28. StephaneA

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What else ? Amazing food Amazing Atmosphere Great peoples Higly recommended Try to dance with panda

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  29. ConnieT

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a gorgeous room with great service. Loved it!

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  30. Teddy

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knowledgeable staff, very polite and great recommendations on food and wine. Very discreet and professional. Loved it.

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  31. KBrown

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a Fantastic lunch here with beautiful interior

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  32. Alexandra

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I rarely write reviews but honestly, this place deserves all the hype. The service was outstanding and the food quality was excellent. The atmosphere is excellent and I really enjoyed my time at Berners Tavern! I am a very picky but traditional eater and the menu for my taste was fantastic. The dessert was on another level, not to sweet as I liked it. Also, I really enjoyed the taste of my coffee too. A place that is worth a visit if you are a Londoner or a tourist!

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  33. Chalky

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful Sunday lunch was had by myself, my wife and my sister. Definitely see you again soon

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  34. Sofia

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food,great funky service,excellent atmosphere

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  35. SandraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were greeted straight away, my apologies for being a few minutes late, but we were the last seated on a Thursday. Champagne came straight away, and the food order also went smooth. We got served the wrong steak, we ordered ribeye but they served us tenderloin. The meat however was perfectly cooked medium rare and so smooth that we were happy with it either way. The duck was cooked to perfection. Unfortunately the 2 desserts we looked at were sold out, but the baked Alaska was good as well. We had a top visit all in all. Thank you

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an early berner’s three course meal and must say how happy i am with almost everything with the experience. The ambience was explicit just as the service. Food was well presented but the taste was just in the middle for me. they have a wide selection of wine. I’m only giving it a one star less for having to almost pay extra for something that was already included in the experience due to an error in their system. Overall, it was a good experience especially in the ambience.

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  37. MattH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Wine choice was also perfect

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  38. peanutbutter

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Awkward evening. The table wasn't ready so we waited in the nearly empty bar. At the table service was so slow the main course did not arrive until nearly 2 hours after we arrived - but the waiter did update us. My drink didn't arrive until half way through the starter and I had to ask for it again and then it went to another table before I stopped the waiter and told him I thought it was mine. He was suspicious and went to check first, it was. The bread portion was daft - one roll which cuts into 4 pieces, for the four of us..and tables of 1 got the same. It felt stingy. As was my main course..lemon sole and crushed potatoes for £48... it was about half the size of the ones I've had at other restaurants. I hadn't figured I should have ordered sides on top because the others in our party were advised their cod dishes would not be enough if they had big appetites. Nothing said about the other dishes. The cod turned out to be a good size. Not a petit four in sight with the after dinner drinks nor an amouse bouche to introduce the meal Live and learn.

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  39. Ubercrow

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance great food and service as usual, well done

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  40. JackieC

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere & attentive staff, food was amazing good choice of wines too.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Berners Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 4259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 83 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Berners Tavern

10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Eastcastle Street
  • Area
    Oxford Circus
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 18:00–21:45 Breakfast Daily 07:00–09:45 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andrei Poptelecan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7908 7979
  • Catering
    The table can seat up maximum of 12 guests in case the number would go up slightly and the party would be required to dine from a three-course set menu which is £80 per person. <br />The table has a minimum spend of £1500.<br />In order to make a booking, we require a credit card by phone at 020 79087979 and there is a 7-day cancellation policy applies.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Reservations Team: 020 7908 7979
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