Marcus

4.6
2019 reviews
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£41 and over
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
The Michelin starred Marcus brings a relaxed formality to the dining experience in a elegant and contemporary setting. At Marcus, modern British cooking using European influences and the highest quality produce stands it apart as one of London’s best restaurants. Located within the illustrious 5* Berkeley hotel, Marcus Wareing remains at the helm working closely with his teams on the delivery of dishes devised with the creative thought and exacting execution that can be seen throughout both the A-La-Carte and its acclaimed seasonal Taste menus. More intimate dining options comprise the spectacular Chef’s Table for up to 10 guests and The Salon, a private dining room available for parties of up to 16 guests.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm -2:30pm, 6:00pm -10:30pm
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
020 3892 2960
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Valet parking available at the Berkeley.
Street parking is also possible nearby and there is a large car park on Kinnerton Street.
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Public Transit
Closer underground stations: Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner stations.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Flooded with natural daylight through floor to ceiling windows, The Salon is a modern bright and elegant private dining space nestled in the corner of the restaurant overlooking Wilton Place. A raised floor separates The Salon from the main dining room and the doors can be closed or left open.

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Special Offers

5 course lunch menu: £69

5 courses, with petit fours & a glass of champagne Gosset. Credit card details required for tables of more than 4 diners.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 4 December 2018

Ends: 31 January 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Mon - Fri 9:45PM - 10:30PM

What 2019 People Are Saying
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AL
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch. Michael the sommelier was so knowledgeable and eager to make us discover different wines. He also took great care of us. We saw him talking to different tables and people engaging. Service was very smiley and the food was exceptional. A great place to go. We also saw Marcus, so nice to go to a restaurant where a well known chef cooks. A gem!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing lunch with the tasting menu.

And even saw Marcus Waring there as well.

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W
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect dinner Thank you

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Experience, Worth every pound.
Already a huge fan of Marcus Waring and Head Chef Mark Froydenlund, Saturday lunch was a special Christmas thank you to my family, a treat I was looking forward to enjoying as much as I hoped they would.
The experience did not disappoint. The service was faultless, not too intrusive but still highly attentive, great wine advice from the sommeliers, passionate descriptive detail given about each of the 5 course tasting menu we had. At £60 per head, wine an addition I thought for the warm comforting restaurant ambience, the ability to hear each others conversation because the acoustics and proximity of the seating was spot on, the quality, taste and pairings of flavours simply mouth watering. Visual simplicity but perfection on every course, I thought the experience was faultless, and consequently have been telling what a wonderful experience it was to all my friends and clients. I have no doubt on returning again very soon.
The pièce de résistance was being allowed to briefly view the kitchen with my family and meet Mr Froydenlund. A simply perfect Saturday. Thank you Marcus and your amazing team.
Regards
Russell Bradley

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J
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Marcus offers old school cooking with heavy sauces and well seasoned dishes. The plates are rich and overwhelming - an assault on the taste buds with very little balance and freshness on offer. We left craving a stick of carrot or a piece of fresh apple.

For those who are looking for more modern, creative and healthier British cuisine head elsewhere. It was also super expensive.

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MB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Marcus is a nice restaurant but we are getting picky in our old age.
The service was very good indeed and we were allowed to take our time. We couldn't believe it when we finally left at 20 to 1 when most restaurant staff make it very clear that it is time to go.
The Somellier came up with an excellent selection of wines that matched exactly our description of what we would like and what we wanted to spend.
We were a group of 6 spread around a round table large enough for 8 or 10 so it was difficult to converse quietly. I would have preferred a smaller more intimate table and I hope that our very jolly time having to speak loudly across the expanse of table did not disturb other diners.
We had the tasting menu and the staff were very diligent about food intolerances and dislikes. The food itself was nice - an autumn menu geared to seasonal produce and a delightful array of different dishes. On eating the food, we felt it was overall a bit bland with many of the "little blobs" of reductions and purees lacking in flavour and punch and in some cases lacking in seasoning. (I don't expect to want to add salt at this calibre of restaurant). Either there should be more flavour in the "blobs" or more of it.
There were was an odd decision in the order of the dishes. The smoked mackerel did have plenty of flavour but it then killed the following scallop dish.
Was this lack of exciting flavour because Marcus himself wasn't there that evening? Who knows.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is just wonderful. Foods are delicious and wines are unforgettable.

Will definitely come back again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent dining experience at Marcus!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the great meal I had during my stay in London. Definitely will go back again when I back to London.
The food is nicely cook and the portion is generous.

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HB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb cuisine paired with excellent service. Marcus is a restaurant I find myself coming back to time and time again.

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JE
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Attention to detail in every aspect of the experience. The Lobster and the Pigeon were superb.

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f
London
30 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing - a real treat and a number of unexpected extra small tastings in between courses. Staff were all lovely too.

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IK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best dining experience ever! Food wonderful, service fantastic, just the best meal ever

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CK
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was decent, but not outstanding. Service was also lacking. Definitely able to find better food for that price elsewhere!

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OL
London
39 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding experience dining at Marcus.
The dining room was full on a Monday night.
The autumn dinner was beautifully crafted and the service very friendly and attentive. Pairing wines were very complimentary to the food.
After our 3h30 dining journey, we did not want to leave.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing experience! It was not just good food, it was an overall good experience. The staff were all great and just couldn’t seem to do enough for you. Will definitely be coming again.

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EK
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

Still up there for the best food in London but it seems that you can now wear jeans and a t shirt now which means it’s no longer an experience, more just a good dinner. Frankly we could have been in Prezzo and we felt considerably over dressed. A great shame. Fabulous service though and the food was outstanding as usual but the whole ambience was conflicted with this and far from expectations. Perhaps this was the main contributor to the recent loss of the second Michelin star.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of life's wonderful moments. This is what dining is about. Brilliant on every level

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was ok, nothing special.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always - cannot recommend this place enough.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, very helpful.
Food is good, I tried the taste menu, and like it very much, especially the eggs and duck breast.
Dessert is under expectation, maybe i didn’t make the good choices.
My families and I hv a very good lunchtime there

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GM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic way to celebrate a special occasion. My husband and I both enjoyed our visit.

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AE
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding and creative 2 Michelin starred restaurant. Prices are within reason for London for such a venue. Very upscale but not too stuffy. Highly recommended.

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CW
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable experience with the tasting menu but three of the dishes were either over cooked, did not work and perhaps should be reconsidered with another dish

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I was pleased, but they forgot it was my wife’s birthday and there was a 45 minute wait between course 4 and 5. Not impressed by that.

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DR
Key West
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening impeccable service. Presentation of the food was excellentperiod received an invitation for an unsolicited tour of the kitchen, very nice experience.

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PB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect on our very special lunch at the Waring's at the Berkley, staff where very attentive and professional as always, can't thank you enough, the meal was sublime and will be remembered as one of the best had so far.
Hope to join the you again soon perhaps a stay at the Berkley included with a bit of shopping on the side hear's hoping.
Thank you again for a very special experience.

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LG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food quality was fantastic and quantity of food also just right. Relaxed atmosphere and lovely staff. (We were late due to cancelled trains, but staff were very reassuring on the phone and it was no problem when we eventually did make it). Overall really enjoyable experience.

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GT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was concerned that I was going to be disappointed as I had such high expectations.

It was amazing and better than I could have ever imagined.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience which included a visit to the kitchen to see where that magic happens. Each and every course was spectacular!

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SB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our annual visit to London was crowned by a visit to this fantastic restaurant. Food, wine and service were out of this world from start to finish. Food prepared with great care and diligence, taste and flavours outstanding, vast selection of wines to match , all served with love by an attentive staff.

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t
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Beautiful presentation.
Great service and ambiance.

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A
London
63 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from the staff at the restaurant and starting with champagne and ended with a tour of the kitchen to meet the chef. special mention to sommelier

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SJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marcus never fails to delight with his clever food combinations and beautiful presentation which leaves you just wanting more and more.
Fantastic.

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SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We were now the third time in Marcus, and the food was as excellent as everytime. (we try to visit Marcus everytime, we are in London). We can only recommend it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Fantastic range of dishes all exceptional in taste and presentation, everything living up to our expectations.

The service was impeccable and they were fantastic, made the evening an even more beautiful one,

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening but nowhere near as good as our last visit 2-3 years ago.
Just felt that there was no real maitre d , and all a bit impersonal, a ‘conveyor belt’ experience, really.
Wine flight quantity was very mean - there were 7 of us and we were told each pairing was approx 100ml, but, after pouring our 7 glasses, there was still a lot left in the bottle that was promptly swept away! Surely, for that price, a 750ml bottle could have been shared by our table - just penny pinching.

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MG
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The tasting menu was very nice, however this meal was let down by the service. We had a bottle of wine which was either corked (which is just one of those things) or generally poor. When we mentioned it, the sommelier didn't take it seriously, which was surprising considering he hadn't smelled or tasted the wine! Eventually, we were begrudgingly given a substitute wine.

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IV
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had wonderful experience and it will be in my memory forever.
Food was sublime.
The service was between perfection and annoying (too much ).
Overall 5 ⭐️.
Thank you so much for having us.
Isabel

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My hobby is to visit *, and * Michelin restaurants. This is how I found Marcus. The food was great, even I had special dietary requirements (vegan).
It is one of a very few Michelin star restaurants that actually you can leave after the lunch/dinner not being hungry!
The service was premium. They were extremely well prepared in advance to my visit. Highly recommended.
It is my second best from all the restaurants I visited so far.

Why not first? I feel a little bit "overserious" there. They are so much professional that I do not see any fun there. This is why they are no 2 in my ranking.


Testing menu on lunch took me three hours, while I thought I could finish in two hours.

It was not easy to find the restaurant! There are no names of the hotel and the restaurant in visible places.

There were some strange noises (drilling/construction works), but before I even asked concierge about it I noticed him calling somewhere to resolve the issue.

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