Berners Tavern

4.5
2888 reviews
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British
Berners Tavern, the latest 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 Weekend Roast.

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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.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Athmosphere

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We sat in the bar area to eat and were really surprised and disappointed that you make your poor female staff dress in a uniform that makes them frankly look like they work in a tacky nightclub. I felt so sorry for them having to parade around in minidresses that were also low-cut... I don’t think you need to do that in any decent establishment.

Otherwise food was great. Service ok. Wine fab - have been before and will go again but not to dine in the bar area next time.

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FO
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing.
Staff were great.
I am pregnant and they were very conciseness about checking cooking levels and letting me know about ingredients.
My only complaint was the lack of non alcoholic drink options- juice options were more for brunch than a dinner option

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

It is great ambiance and decoration and even the food is great apart from my steak comes well done instead of medium but even though it was great.

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A
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. If you enter from the hotel entrance, you additionally experience the brilliant ambience of the hotel - very elegant but also homely. The same applies to the restaurant.

As for the food, my partner and I recently visited for our 13th anniversary, and it did not disappoint. Each course was well thought out and full of flavour. I think her favourite was the dessert, but I was torn between the starter and the dessert.

Additionally surprising, as it is not always a given, the staff were very friendly and attentive. My partner was initially running late (was helping a homeless person) and the staff made sure that I had everything I needed whilst I was waiting. Very nice touch.

So yes, overall, I would highly recommend, for any occasion, as well as special ones.

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JO
London
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so fresh and delicious, the staffs are very friendly.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous interior. Excellent food - particularly the beef mac & cheese, and the mushroom gnocchi. Surprised my partner with a birthday dessert with beautiful calligraphy chocolate writing too.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great night at Berners Tavern. I had the amazing mac and cheese with beef and champagne from the trolley. Really great service and atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening, really good service

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NH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Nice loves the waiter.
Very friendly personnel
Good music, not too loud
Cool atmosphere

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London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fish and chips!

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Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorite meals. And gluten free!

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for starters and main menu. We both had a filet steak, with bernaise and pepper corn sauce respectively. the meat was slightly too cross on the outside, still in delicious range though. when looking at the desert choices this may be a room for improvement. the rhubarb desert was the only thing we would not be recommending any further.

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M
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted friends from Luxembourg and they absolutely loved the food and experience overall. Our Italian server was superb, as charming as he could be. We loved pork pie appetiser and beef tartare and cod fish, but the highlight was the Tarte Tatin with Calvados ice cream, simply to die for! We shall be back very very soon!

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DO
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Really felt rushed, glasses taken off the table as soon as bottle of wine was complete without being offered more. This was straight after the main course.

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AC
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. One of the best restaurants in London. You must try their legendary Mac n cheese, any of the beef cuts and the chocolate ganache dessert - all to die for. Absolutely divine food, exceptional wine list, flawless service and fantastic ambience. Pricey but worth every penny!!!

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Bergisches Land
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful breakfast at Berners Tavern. The Food ist good (although not great), Coffee and Tea is really good, the service and the location are outstanding. Thank you for having us.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very impressed by the service. The receptionist was pleasant and helpful in allowing me to move to a quieter table and our waitress Valentina Cantarelli was exceptionally helpful, attentive, efficient and friendly. I hope she serves us next time I visit.

The food was very tasty and good quality ingredients but my poached eggs were not very warm and I guess had been left standing for some time to cool down that much.

Overall a very enjoyable visit.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Bland food. Massively overpriced wine list. Amazing decor.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Will definitely go back soon. Food is delicious and everyone is very nice.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food is ok but they make you pay £5 if you want to have another sandwich

Some of the staff has attitude and not friendly at all. Not a 5 star hotel Service

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M
London
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately Berners no longer do their amazing weekend brunch. They said this is because they were 'too busy' in the past but it just seems to be an excuse to ramp up their prices on the weekend. Very disappointed, will not be going back.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

It took far too long to get our main meal ! Wasn’t happy with the service

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DT
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent. Great atmosphere.

Very long wait for the main course which was a shame. Service was also a bit choppy - we were asked the same question several times by different staff and despite there being a lot of waiters/waitresses it seemed quite difficult to get their attention. Wasn't a smooth experience on the service front.

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delightful afternoon. Service was a bit patchy. Prolonged delay in between courses and I waited about 30mins or more between my main and desert. And we had to ask for clean plates and cutlery replacement for the afternoon tea. But these are few quibbles. The staff were nice , the food was good and overall it was a lovely afternoon. Thank you.

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GN
London
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great, however, it took around half an hour from ordering to getting our food. It was still a great experience and made our anniversary very special!

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DH
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, Great atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

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SL
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to sincerely thank Will and the team at Berners Tavern for creating a very special night for me and my partner. To say that they went above and beyond is an absolute understatement. The service, food and atmosphere is unrivaled in London and we will definitely be back again many times in the future.

Thank you very much once again.
Simon

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebratory lunch with friends. Food, service and atmosphere spot on. Thank you and bravo

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was incredible. I don’t think I have experienced better service in London. The restaurant is beautiful with high ceilings, yet it still felt very intimate.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visited on a Monday evening and was pleasantly surprised to find it reasonably busy so atmosphere was good. Buzzy but not too loud.
Bit of a shame that we were shown to a side table - so one of us facing the wall - with other customers pretty close on their tables when there were nice ‘booth’ seats available. Would have been a nicer experience work a more rounded view. But never mind.
The service was friendly and efficient.
Food was good - well cooked and good size portion. Had the signature Mac and cheese with the beef and would highly recommend it.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The experience was generally very nice, the starter were very good, the selection of food appears to be limited, the mains were not as good as I expected.
I think what it really upset me most was the presence of a small mouse running around the restaurant. I did not want to spoil the dinner and get into an argument, the staff was pretty relaxed about the presence of the mouse and not surprised at all. I was told that they have been trying to catch it for a while. which to me I found this to be unacceptable standard and therefore with a big remorse I will not be a returning customer.

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IS
London
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing venue! We had lunch at the restaurant and everything was perfect

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ID
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and relaxed placed for breakfast, not too noisy either!!

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WL
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and service.

Only criticism was that one member of our party felt their fish portions was a bit small, but delicious.

Also could do with a few more reasonably priced wines as most are at the high end not a lot to choose from around £50 and under. When with a group of people on a mixed budget it was hard finding something to suit.

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TP
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing combination of buzz, aesthetics, attentive service, terrific cocktails, and top end steaks.

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HD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

I love Berners Tavern and was very excited to bring my family here, we booked a table near the end of breakfast and the wait staff were incredibly rude. Within 5 minutes of sitting down before we had even recieved our drinks were demanding we order, we got asked 4 times within 7 minutes of sitting down. All I wanted was a sip of tea before deciding on breakfast. Make sure you are not going here near the end of shifts, probably won’t come back again due to this experience. Used to be my favourite but I left feeling as if I had inconvenienced the waiter with our presence.

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Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch , as usual we are delighted with the service and dining is always a pleasure at Berners

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London
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

I asked the waiter for hot drinks menu & he said we only serve food!! Though i checked it online & my plan is to have tea & sweets, anyways i asked another waiter who went with an argument with the previous guy for the menu & then he gave it to me. Still i dont understand why he was so passive agressive?? He simply ruined my mood, i wished o knew his name, hes the one with black beard in case you're wondering!

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London
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

3 of us visited the restaurant for a birthday celebration. Although I booked it as that and it showed on my reservation, the restaurant failed to deliver on that request!
The food was ok but for a total cost of £275 which included 1 glass of wine and a cocktail my experience was a little disappointing.
The venue certainly has a wow factor it’s just a pity the food doesn’t have the same.

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