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Berners Tavern, London,

Berners Tavern

4.5
4.5
4289 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

21:30


Booked 43 times today
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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 4,289 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

4,296 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service. Staff was very attentive. Good was superb! I would say this is flawless ! Highly recommended !

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  2. sasha

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful attentive positive professional guy looking after us / he’s amazing …

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  3. Sylvs

    Limbourg

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, very friendly staff and quality food.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were confused about how many people are going to be there at the beginning but then we felt more settled after the cutlery and plates in places

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  5. Harrison

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been wanting to try Berner’s Tavern for a while after enjoying Jason Atherton’s other restaurants - but the food really let the experience down. The venue is gorgeous and worth visiting for a drink to see inside. The staff were also excellent and really lovely throughout our booking. We went for the Sunday roast. We hadn’t realised we couldn’t order from the a la carte menu as well but that was fine. The starters were ok - nothing exceptional to note. Half our party ordered the monkfish for the main but were told they didn’t have any due to delivery issues and instead had a very different type of fish course which was slightly battered and very boney. The roast potatoes were terrible and tasted like they’d been sitting sweating for ages - even though we were one of the first tables to be seated for lunch. For the price point this roast doesn’t contend with ours such as Tom Kerridge’s. Our experience might have been different if we had ordered from the a la carte menu - but given we had to have the roast and then 1 of the 5 main options wasn’t even available, and what was available was quite bland. We chose not to stay for pudding given the food we had tasted so far so can’t comment on the puddings. The venue is gorgeous - but the food let the whole experience down, and is at the end of the day why we visited and what we paid for.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, nice decor! I was there for my anniversary and even got a nice happy anniversary desert

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  7. ShelleyW

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose this restaurant for my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration and it did not disappoint! From the moment they arrived, every single member of staff, from the ladies on the front desk to the Chef himself, went above and beyond the call of duty to make them feel special and to help them celebrate their Gold Anniversary. The food was absolutely lovely, they loved the unusual and interesting paintings and they maitre d' even my Dad a booklet about them which all the staff signed. They were even invited into the kitchen by the Chef and he said how much they enjoyed having people there to celebrate and they hoped they would come again.

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  8. Barney100

    Baltimore

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great pre-theatre option, which the restaurant sweetens with a prix fixe option that is a steal. Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, and friendly staff and atmosphere. Food was great and lovely to experience.

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  10. Gill

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, great service, delicious food but very small amounts and really not sure that it represented value for money.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ci siamo tornati per la seconda volta. Bellissimo

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  12. PerMagne

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had booked this restaurant solely because it had received excellent reviews on the web for their sunday roast. We booked it in the afternoon. When we wanted to order sunday roast we were informed this was only available for lunch, this was a bit disappointing, particularly since the menus on the website did not inform of such limitation. We did however decide to try some of the other items on the menu, and that's when we got really disappointed. It should be noted this place is extremely expensive with a sirloin steak without any sides cost in excess of 40 pounds, the cheapest glasses of house wine cost 15-20 pounds and the cheapest champagne started at 25 pounds. We had a fish-dish and the mentioned sirloin for mains, and we didn't find this to be anything at all above average. Had we gone to a local pub we would have gotten the same type of food to the same quality for less than half the price. Taking the price into consideration this is one of our most disappointing meals and restaurant experiences we've ever had. Would not at all recommend going there, you'll get similar quality food at a local pub.

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  13. Andrews91

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and beautiful venue. Everything was excellent - thank you.

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  14. ChristinaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic! We had the braised short rib and the lobster mac and cheese. The sommelier chose the perfect wines to accent our meal. The only complaint would be that the restaurant is very loud. It was difficult at times to hear the waiter. The space is beautiful and all the staff was very kind.

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  15. JacquelineD

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful venue, mediocre food and service. Steak was overcooked and underwhelming.

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  16. SarahS

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but overpriced. Service was not great given the cost and expected experience. Also despite booking weeks in advance, as a table of 3 women we were crammed in a corner 2 top. 3 men that showed up after us were seated at a larger 4 top. Seemed odd.

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  17. ErnestoR

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a regular at this establishment. Last night the food was very good, but my service was off. My waiter was not very attentive to my table. Usually on point, but not last night.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambiance , great service and polite staff, highly recommended.

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  19. Susieq

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Berners Tavern as a birthday treat for my sister prior to our theatre trip. From start to finish the whole experience was excellent. We were warmly welcomed and our waiter (who name, I’m ashamed to say, I have forgotten) was faultless, he made the occasion memorable. We had the set menu as we were eating early. The food was delicious, beautifully served and tasted wonderful! As it was my sister’s birthday they surprised her with a lovely little chocolate birthday treat with candle on top, they made my sister’s birthday special and I thank them for that! Wine was expensive but that would be my only criticism! Overall this was a perfect meal out. Will I return? Definitely!!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very small portions for the price, lovely room however

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  21. AndreaN

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t fault the Berners Tavern. Beautiful restaurant, food, wine and service were Awesome 🙌

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love love love Berners Tavern! Food was delicious, the atmosphere was impressive and service exceptional. I introduced a couple of friends to this old favourite of mine and they were gushing days after. Worth the visit

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  23. glamqueen

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Berners tavern is in a beautiful building and the dining room is spectacular. The food was great and the service also faultless. The only problem was the crowd, some diners dressed way too casually which ruined the ambience. An enforced dress code would make the whole experience much more elegant, befitting of the extortionate price for a glass of champagne!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a belated Valentines. The staff were reserved yet attentive. The food was, as always, of a very high quality and presentation. We had a lovely ambience eating somewhat later than usual, not too noisy yet suitably busy.

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  25. NYer

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable and the restaurant was beautiful. Food was good, not great.

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  26. NicolasL

    Greece

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual a great experience. The food is perfect very tasty, the service is remarkable is the French brasserie style.

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  27. AnitaM

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just stunning - all of it! Elegant, relaxed, friendly and so very delicious!

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  28. Mbee

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service , all of it in the unique & cosy atmosphere

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but the service was very slow! The wine waiter was attentive but the food waiter had to be called to clear each course two or three times. There did not seem to be enough staff around to provide a satisfactory service to the customers that evening.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and food, we had a business dinner and everyone was very satisfied. Even the little details of serving beer with a dimple mug. Service was excellent with a number of attentive staff working in harmony. Price was a bit higher than expected, but was worth it.

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  31. MonAmour

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience with great food and exceptional service. We were very well looked after and the food from the set menu was very tasty. Highly recommended!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    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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  33. Annie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  34. LucyB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  35. BernabeP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  36. seajee

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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Berners Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 4289 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 43 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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