Berners Tavern

4.5
2517 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Public Transit
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

1,000-Point Tables

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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 2517 People Are Saying
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Absolutely amazing! If you like architecture this is the place to go!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Still one of the best spots in London ... a statement room that wows ... followed by food and service to match

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Everything was impeccable. One of my most favorite dining experiences ever. Would recommend for a special evening out. A must to go and eat at while you’re in London.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, good wine and brilliant service. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Not customer centric.
Don’t order fish , the meat was good.
We went early for pretheatre supper so it was quiet .
I ordered fish which was very mushy , so either frozen or not fresh . Waitress insisted it was fresh every day which you might believe if you had never eaten fish before . The bill was presented with no apologies or adjustment for the uneaten meal .
The manager was called and immediately saw the fish wasn’t right and said the chef would be disappointed . Removed the fish from the bill . At a very expensive restaurant such as this they should have a much better system for dealing with customers where the food isn’t right . We expected better from them .

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent place and excellent service. Definitely visit again. Thank you.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service and atmosphere - will definitely go again!

Sommelier fantastic; good fun and very knowledgeable!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food delicious. Portions very large. Only negative was too much “speed pouring” of wine and bottled water.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always very professional un-intrusive service. The food and wine were as expected, excellent

Thanks

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely atmosphere and great for a work lunch. My dining companions very much enjoyed their lunch - much of which was chosen from the set menu and was good value. I personally wouldn’t recommend the mac n cheese with beef as it was rather dry from too long under the grill and rather overpriced in comparison to other dishes on offer. I would definitely go back but probably stick to the set menu.

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3.0Dined on 13 August 2018

The restaurant is beautifully decorated, but grossly overrated. The food is just not tasty; certainly you can’t call it a cuisine.
The atmosfere is snobbish with no particular base for it.
Wouldn’t recommend the place.

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3.0Dined on 12 August 2018

Not bad food but extremely slow and difficult service from the staff at the restaurant which didn't make me enjoy the food

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2.0Dined on 11 August 2018

Service totalement inefficace. Une service du fond de salle le 11/08 nous regarde sans nous servie alors que nous attendons pour commander. Nourriture bien faite mais sans raffinement. Décor chaleureux

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5.0Dined on 11 August 2018

Had such a lovely experience at Berners Tavern yesterday. Lovely staff, food and ambience. Perfect for all occasions!

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3.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Had breakfast at the restaurant. The ambience of Berners Tavern was excellent. The breakfast, however, was mediocre at best. Would not recommend to anyone visiting London.

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4.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Every time i am in London, I would go to this restaurant for dinner. It never disappoints

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5.0Dined on 7 August 2018

Loved it! burrata was amazing and chicken schnitzel was very good. Definitely recommend it.

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3.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Ill start with the positive, the food was amazing and the wine list delicious. What lets this place down is the music - pumping disco does not say romantic to me on Monday. The music is more apt to a bar. The tables!! such hideous faux wood effect in such a beautiful room, maybe they want to strike a balance between informal and formal but choose a beautiful material if your not going to put a table cloth on it! The floor for heels is like a skating rink, this should really be looked into. I feel for the price there needs to be more focus on the service and atmosphere to compliment the excellent food.

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3.0Dined on 6 August 2018

Was really looking forward to this as the restaurant had been recommended. It is a fabulous space, and initially the service was good. This tailed off during the evening to a point where I had to struggle to grab someone to pay the bill. They impose a fixed service charge.
The food was OK - not special - and expensive. The wines are massively overpriced. This is central London so I accept that this is par for the course.....

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5.0Dined on 5 August 2018

Absolutely beautiful setting. Awesome food and amazing drinks list. Customer service was impeccable.

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2.0Dined on 4 August 2018

On arrival we were seated and I asked what gins were available. The waiter listed only 3 ‘standard’ gins which surprised me.... and proved to be wrong!! Service was ok to start with but got slower as the restaurant got busier. Food was ok but steak lacked flavour. Overall food was expensive for what it was. Real insult came at the end of the evening just before the bill for the 2 of us of £280 arrived.... when we were asked to move to the bar as the table was reserved from 9.30. If the service was better the meal would not have taken 2 hours. Suffice to say I declined the “optional” 12.5% service charge. Nice venue but won’t be going again.

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2018

It has been a great pleasure again. I love the place for the great atmosphere, the delicious food and the super service

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5.0Dined on 1 August 2018

Great service, excellent food, good portions and beautiful ambiance. Just a little expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2018

The chateaubriand is to die for. Desserts slightly disappointing. I would just do entrees and mains. Then go somewhere else for dessert if you're still hungry. The wine list is extensive but some of it crazily expensive, I dislike seeing fancy wine prices in restaurants, it's so pretentious. That wine list was a heavy tome in fine print to try and read in dimly lit surroundings. But surroundings are Wow, and steaks very good.

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3.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Berners tavern ambience is amazing. The decor and low lighting was very lovely. Unfortunately the steak was medium well although we ordered medium. When we notified the staff we was told that the meat had rested and becomes tougher... which I found strange as this particular steak was my favourite up until this booking. But we was complimented with wine by the waiter which we appreciated. Amazing staff and ambience. Excellent wine also.

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2.0Dined on 29 July 2018

Service was haphazard, it seems more and more restaurants are putting on the optional 12.1/2 % service charge and then thinking they don’t have to try hard.
I started with the full English breakfast which I would not recommend, overpriced and average.
The Lamb was nice but at £80 for two it should be, we asked for two Yorkshire puddings that never arrived, despite asking three times, the manager came over and apologised and asked us if we’d like a drink, one of us did and was promptly charged £16 for a glass of red wine, after a long discussion he reluctantly took that drink off.
This meal cost £340 for four of us with one drink each and two starters, four mains and one dessert for two.
Poor value, room very nice but downhill from there.

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2018

The food was very good, sommelier knows his stuff and waiting staff attentive. I love the ambience, the room is so large and spacious, gorgeous architecture and love all the artwork, it's like eating in a gallery. Fab!

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Was offered a cheese plate as part of the booking but was not offered

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Had a great time, very friendly and enthusiastic staff and good food. As it was our anniversary we were given a complimentary chocolate truffle with candle on a ‘happy anniversary’ plate. A nice touch.

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Beautiful location exquisite food perfect service

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Very good service. Great food and ambiance. Team on the day was great.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

My first experience at Berners was in the bar on a Friday evening and it was buzzing! The service was impeccable. I brought five friends one week later and we sat in the restaurant. Our reservations were for 6:30pm and it was very quiet and we felt very rushed by our server. We would have loved to take the meal slowly and order some cocktails. She was practically rolling her eyes at us when we weren’t ready to order.

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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

We look for 3 things at a good restaurant, good service, good food/drinks and good atmosphere. Berners Tavern ticked all 3 boxes. We’ve been to so many 1 Michelin restaurants half as good as the “Tavern” it begs the question how did they overlook this gem? Who needs a star on the door when there are more than enough inside.

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Absolutely loved the decor and ambience in this restaurant and would definitely go back for a special occasion (as it is very pricey!).
Pretty poor value for money (£14 for one of the smallest cocktails ever and £16 for beautifully presented by meagre bit of crab on (a single slice of) toast), but as I said it really is a stunning restaurant with a great atmosphere.
Service very pleasant and polite, but don’t think they realised just how slow they were with doing..well..anything really. 
Hey-ho. Despite the focus on the negatives above, I would totally go back!

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4.0Dined on 24 July 2018

Lovely venue and beautiful bullying. Food was good, second was aloof.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

The ambiance in he restaurant is magnificent, the service impeccable. The food was great, not as fabulous as the first time we visited but still very good. You cannot help but have a magical evening in The setting and the service is 5 star!

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

The meal was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Great menu, excellent food and very good service.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

Another wonderful dining experience at Berners. Fabulous brekkie in a lovely setting. Perfectly poached eggs on smashed avo, bacon on the side 👌 Love this place !

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