Berners Tavern

4.6
3779 reviews
£26 to £40
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.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3779 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was brilliant! Staff was very customer friendly.

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vipBarryboy
London
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing room and from our last visit the standard of the food has increased significantly. Staff were friendly and attentive, couldn’t fault the restaurant at all.

However the doorman on the entrance to the hotel bar couldn’t have been worse, rude and unfriendly in the extreme. I understand the need for someone to monitor the door policy, but at least hire someone with a modicum of people skills and someone who knows what they’re talking about?! When we finally got in to the bar past the Neanderthal on the door the hotel bar staff couldn’t have been friendlier.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Fantastic, attentive service
Tasteless starters; hard, small and expensive beef steaks; massively overpriced wine.

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BizzieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful room, great atmosphere!

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PatrickL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice setting and decoration , space , waitors were helpful , bien cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, wonderful building

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Pleuts
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing to be back. Could spend every night there

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BTJW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely stuff! Polite waiters, great food, amazing wine list, outrageous vibes. Will come again!

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AndrewW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

If the service was better then the whole experience would have been great.

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Marg
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the tavern: it is a beautiful building and the food was very good. The service was extremely nice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our meal at Berners Tavern, so much so that we would love to bring our wedding guests here next year for dinner after our ceremony.

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful

Thankyou for the amazing service and food.

We cannot wait to come back

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AlisonW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous to be back at Berners with the champagne trolley

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AmieR
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Wonderful food and service. Highly recommended the mac & cheese.

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Matto
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good attention to customers. Quick service. Good knowledge of when to bring the dishes out. Constantly ensuring our dining experience was great. Informed of the special which was my favourite dish (beef tartare). Essentially 10/10

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ChrisM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been using Berners Tavern for years for special occasions - always good. Our only comment regarding our visit yesterday was that we had two young children with us and the service was slower than they would have liked!

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LouizD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !
Gauthier was extremely nice and helpful and the food was excellent.

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CarolynS
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat from start to finish! Will definitely be back 😁

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LuisF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening! Celebrating myself and my girlfriends anniversary, the service was incredible and they were all so perfect with dealing with my allergy!
Definitely recommend and will be back!

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GreatNightOut
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic meal as always been here a few times now and loved every time, there was a small issue with one of the main courses and it was rectified immediately without question.

JC
JaneC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in London - amazing food and impeccable service.

TG
ToniG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning room with beautiful decor and ambience. Breakfast was excellent and we look forward to visiting again.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and drink with amazing service

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BobbyS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast. Excellent service. Very good.

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KatLon
London
17 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The venue is beautiful and the staff attentive even though they were very busy and understaffed due to having many self isolating. The main issue was the poor quality of the food which was very bland and under seasoned. My husband also found a live bug in his salad which indicates it was not washed properly. It’s a shame as it really is such a stunning dinning room but the food needs to be improved especially when you are paying so much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to take family on a visit to London. Sunday lunch was excellent.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal here celebrating a birthday, the atmosphere and ambience is great, I liked the music they played and energy of the place, but was never too noisy that you could not hold a conversation on your table. The staff were impeccable, excellent service and everything arrived to out table promptly and was all very delicious! This was my second visit, and I will 100% be back again!

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vipAmyT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and the staff are absolutely brilliant!

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drgourmet
Lincolnshire
49 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fabulous night out at Berners Tavern, our first time at the Social Eating Company’s Oxford Street bastion, within the London Edition Hotel. Particular highlights included the innovative cocktails, the pork pie with the best piccalilli I have ever had, and the Koffman fries. Service was particularly attentive, although if you didn’t turn the lights down, staff wouldn’t have to remove their masks in order to be understood. Not a cheap night out, but still value for money. To be honest, we went primarily because we couldn’t get a table at Pollen Street Social: we would now consider Berners as a first choice, not an also-ran.

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vipn6gold
London
75 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

New Sunday menu is excellent and great value.
Wine list remains really poor value…very high mark ups.
Atmosphere was a bit lacking, but this is London in August without tourists.
Service was also very good
We’ll definitely be back

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vipAngusian
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Gradually returning to normality !

Why is it necessary to serve over cooked Yorkshire pudding with every dish at Sunday lunch !

Hugely overpriced wine list

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and staff. The venue was beautiful. Will definitely eat here again!

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AlanP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect setting for meeting family & friends.
Very impressive.

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martynh
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good overall but the acclaimed lamb shoulder special was too dry and made it more difficult to eat; it should have been pink and moist.
Prices for food and (especially ) wine were certainly on the expensive side; value for money it wasn't.

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Marie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous special night for us all!
Fantastic dining room, even better service and lovely menu. Nothing to complain about. Will definately go back.

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HeidiW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was out of this world

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AlisonF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous venue, and amazing food. The service was very attentive and everyone helpful and friendly. It was a real joy and had an amazing evening.

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FoodieF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and really nice genuine food. Also, please save some space for deserts, they are absolutely fantastic🤩

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Anonymous1
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect

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DaveP
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

An outstanding space with sublime food and brilliant service, always one of my favourite venues in the city, always will return!

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PatrickD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for 4, mid-week and for late afternoon - prefer it then as quieter. Food was lovely, interesting flavours and combinations. Quite generous portions, so no room for dessert. I don't drink, but bar staff mixed a lovely ginger and spice mocktail. Other people with me had champagne and cocktails, all very good. Obviously push the alcohol a bit, but all restaurants do. Recommend the lamb rump. I have been there before when busy, it can get a bit much with the noise, but has a good buzz, so depends on your mood. Staff are brilliant, remember you from previous visits, very efficient, fun, and definitely not over the top. Not a stuffy place, very welcoming, nice mix of people. Some people dressed up, but my son wore shorts, t-shirt and high-tops. Everyone is treated the same. An interesting mix of people, great food, lovely drinks. Can be a haven or a hive, depending on the time of day. Neatly sums up what London is about.

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Berners Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 3779 OpenTable diners.

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