Berners Tavern

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£26 to £40
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British
Berners Tavern, a 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 Sunday Roast and Afternoon Tea.

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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OT
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was an average bistro meal with a hefty price tag. I had the roasted chicken breast which came with a few sprigs of broccolini and cold mashed potatoes. I really don’t know what’s happened to berners tavern in the last two years but the food is no longer unique or innovative like it used to be. This was the meal I was looking forward to most on my vacation from Australia. The chicken was cooked beautifully but that’s the only positive I can give about the food. The broccolini was roasted and seasoned nicely. Nothing special about them. There were 4 skinny pieces on my plate. The price tag however suggested the meal and dining experience was incredible. It was far from it. Disappointingly average meal.

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

What an amazing dining experience. Went for a 40th birthday party and from our initial greeting through to leaving everything was perfect.

The waiting team were so attentive when needed and stepped away when there was no need. Food was exceptional with the best steak tartare as a starter.

Would recommend Berners to anyone for any occasion because it is so special it would fit any need.

H
Melbourne / VIC
69 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere even at lunchtime. Good value lunchtime menu with food of excellent standard and great service.

SK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Berners Tavern is our go to restaurant, either for a meal for us or when we have friends in town. Always amazing food, especially the Mac and Cheese and never fails to impress with its grandeur.

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ball room kind of a restaurant with amazing decor and delicious food and swift service!

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was well presented and delicious. We had the set lunch menu which I think represented good value for money. The interior of the building was very impressive. The service seemed a little haphazard at times with multiple serving staff being on hand it felt a little clunky and slap dash. There was no consistency like you would have with one or two waiters. Instead there were four or five which I feel contributed to this sentiment. All the waiters were competent and polite but I felt it would've been more of personal service with one or two people serving.

J
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Berners before and it has always been absolutely excellent. This time was for our daughter’s graduation lunch. It was just perfect. We were seated in a booth as I had hoped for.
The set luncheon menu was delicious and very good value. The Mac and cheese was amazing! The celeriac steak delicious and my husband ( the total foodie ) loved the crab starter. They even surprised Maddie with a little chocolate desert with swirling writing on saying ‘Congratulations’. The most stunning venue. Super service. Always highly recommend!!! Can’t wait until next time. :))

LB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic building! Delicious food. Funny and very nice waiters!

d
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most lovely dinners I have had. Love Edita and my other amazing waitress. It was a little bit of Espana and Poland and the food was spectacular but it was these two women that made it beyond special.

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

It all started well, the food was fantastic, husband loved the pork pie starter and the server gave him a bigger slice as he was disappointed that the beef he’d been looking forward to all day ran out after he’d given his order. We loved the champagne trolley particularly as it had Ruinart Rose and we decided we’d have the cheese trolley Pre dessert but that’s where everything went wrong. Plates were cleared then we obviously became invisible for 20 mins as staff cleared and reset all the surrounding tables but nobody approached us at all so by then we’d gone off the cheese etc! So I would recommend to a friend but probably warn them to try and attract attention!

OT
Sydney / NSW
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I don’t know if it was an off morning but I ordered the pancakes. Two out of the three pancakes were raw. I was the only diner there for breakfast so there was no excuse for it not to be cooked properly. It came with a blueberry sauce. It was fine. It wasn’t special or something that couldn’t have ordered elsewhere. This is not the berners tavern I know and love. Overall it was really disappointing and a below average meal.

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

Excellent food, however the waiters were not always paying attention to our requests (we asked for a beef filet to be served rare, it came medium rare, we requested no ice in a drink, it came with ice, etc.). But apart from that, it was a very enjoyable dinner, in a unique atmosphere.

CP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Too noisy, not comfortable ambience. Tables todo close. Unpolite reception if arrival early.
Foods good .

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous room, marvelously attentive service, delicious food!

p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

RS
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music doesn’t suit the ambiance, and is very loud for no reason. Furthermore the food is amazing and the staff offers great service.

MC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing room. Professional and attentive staff.
Each plate beautifully presented and tasted amazing.
The Mac n cheese with beef blade was awesome!

PD
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, good atmosphere had a lovely time with my wife.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were stellar. The ambiance was also amazing.

RK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning! Lived up to every expectation! Gorgeous interiors, delicious food and friendly service

JG
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed ourselves at Berner's. We were really well cared for on our arrival a whole hour too early. As travelers we were unable to avoid this, and the Berner's staff were most accommodating and kind. The food was beautiful. The wine list, while extensive, was under represented by Australian wine, (yet carried a great number of EU and South American wines) and the prices made us nearly choke. Cheap Australian, even medium quality, quaffing, export ( Stump Jump) wines were priced as if they were some kind of rarity. ($12.00 max in Oz, nearly $200 in London) Paying good money for good food, we don't mind, but good money for very ordinary wine is silly. As the evening progressed the service seemed to diminish with much time wasted to take our dessert order and waiters appearing to be distracted by photographic sessions with other customers. I watched a single gentleman seated at a table across from us, who arrived around 10pm, wait for over half an hour, an extraordinary time in this place, to be attended to. All of this aside, and although not as terrific as The Wolseley, I would still recommend this, capital T, Tavern.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went with my husband to celebrate our first wedding anniversary! Beautiful restaurant with excellent service! Special mention for the spanish waitres girl!
Excellent experience and the gave us a special little dessert which we appreciate a lot!! 🤗😊

r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. Waited an hour for lunch. At least they were aware something went wrong. But still....lovely room. Mediocre food at best. One and done. Tip - don’t order from a manager - get a waiter.

NL
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and the food was really good quality.

GJ
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful interior. Food and service was good (we had steaks). Don’t think we’d go back but don’t regret going there once.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent but the brunch portions were small and the food was overcooked and dry. Very poor value for money.

C
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to celebrate a birthday but food was a a little disappointing. Not a huge variety on the menu.

AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a beautiful space. Nice food, very nice service. Overpriced? Yes. But it’s not that terribly expensive for the service and atmosphere you’re getting. Worth it to feel a bit fancy. Lunch was £120 for a starter, fish and chips for two, and a cocktail each.

SC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is very over priced for what it is. Sole was okay, burger small. Pork chop not tasty at all and fatty.

Drinks are delivered in fancy flair but they made a terrible Bloody Mary and charged £5 per bottle of water without any warning.

Spend your money at a regular restaurant - hotel restaurants are over priced and bad value.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They gave us a small pudding for our anniversary, it was very sweet and thoughtful!

GE
London
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this bustling spot. The decor is beautiful. The service is great and the food spectacular!

BS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely room. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Food was excellent.

MH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived on time for booking at 8pm and was told table was not ready and ushered to the bar for drink whilst we waited. Was eventually seated at 9.10pm with our order being taken 20 minutes later. The person whom I was dining with suggested we leave and only pay for the drinks which I now regret not doing as the waiting time on added to our stress levels. When I attempted to complain when settling the bill I was met with a dismissive attitude and only had the service charge removed, which I found unacceptable, derisory and insulting. Also the drinks were way over priced and the noise level way over the top and too loud.

MI
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a must.
The food was amazing. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was gorgeous.
Definitely would recommend this place to friends.

B
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, attentive service. Food was good not superb. Expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive service. Very enjoyable

JD
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were wonderful. Highly recommend for brunch.

FH
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Reservation performed. table not ready! it took 15 minutes. during the time, we were waiting in the middle of the room. Person unwelcoming at the entrance. A little upset and disappointed.

HV
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic palace. Great atmosphere. Always come when I am in the city.

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning venue, attentive staff and delicious food

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