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Berners Tavern

4.7
4.7
3865 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 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. Andrei Poptelecan began his career in Europe, specifically Romania and various Greek Islands before joining the team at Berners Tavern as 2014 as Demi Chef - then rising the ranks to Head Chef.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:45 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • 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. Berners Tavern Private Dining Room is available to suit every occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Team: 020 7908 7979

  • Neighborhood

    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

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What 3,865 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  • West End London

    British

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  1. GP

    GregorP

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal at Berners Tavern! The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the venue/ atmosphere one of the best in London!
  2. KR

    KimR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Our 2nd visit here and so pleased we returned. Food was really good. Service fantastic.
  3. J

    Janineh

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service, venue and ambiance excellent. Unfortunatley the main meals were over salted. We sent one of the main meals back as it was inedible the other was not noticeably over salted until towards the end of eating the same resulting in one of the party not feeling great after.
  4. EC

    EdwinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Should go half hour in advance to enjoy the cocktail. Very good food and ambiance.
  5. VC

    VCollier

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Cote de beouf and legendary Mac & cheese. Loved everything from start to finish!
  6. J

    James

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I used to like this place but I went recently and it’s really gone downhill. Staff were very pushy with upselling (kept interrupting our conversation) and everything was quite overpriced. There are much better options in the area.
  7. RW

    RichardW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exemplary service, never disappointed. Bottles are placed on the table with the label facing you, stored on a silver plate for the water bottle. Always someone on hand to top you up. The staff work as a team. Fast kitchen, top quality food. When it comes to a place that is almost perfect and such high standards it’s hard to find an area of improvement, so the most finicky I can be - a small serving spoon for my ketchup would have been perfect. Ketchup, mustard and mayo individual pots arrive on a nice tri-stand, small silver spoons would complete the picture. Having the Mac and cheese main with braised beef my cutlery was substituted rightly for a fork and spoon. Given how creamy and cheesy the sauce is the spoon is critical for enjoying all the gooeyness. Food was very tasty. Staff friendly, helpful, accommodating and professional.
  8. YF

    YenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous service! They made the extra effort for my mother in - law's birthday.
  9. BB

    BelindaB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Berners Tavern was recommended to me whilst visiting London. The room is absolutely spectacular - like dining in an art gallery. The service was a bit full on, and I felt a little rushed through our meal. The Chateaubriand for two was divine. The bomb alaska type dessert, which was recommended to us by the waitstaff, was not all that spectacular and the bottle of wine served was not as cold as I like so small things but overall a lovely, expensive restaurant to visit, especially for a special event.
  10. SH

    SusannahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dining experiences of our lives! The service, the imaginative cuisine, and the presentation (champagne trolley and pate trolley) were above and beyond. Thank you!
  11. SR

    SantiagoR

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    We have eaten at the Berners Tavern many times, over many years, and have always loved it. Last night however was not their best. Although the restaurant was only 25% full, immediately upon being seated with our guests we were ambushed by a barrage of questions by various staff who showed little subtlety in their approach. The food is always good, but for the first time ever, our regular order of the slow roast lamb shoulder was overcooked and dry in the middle. All of this would have been OK were it not for a waiter coming to us as we were finishing dessert, asking us to leave the table immediately for a newly received booking to be seated. I understand London restaurants need to manage their sittings, but this is normally communicated in advance or upon being seated. To do it in front of our guests with no pre-warning, for a booking just received and having barely finished dessert was embarrassing. We will be back, but in all our years this was the first time we've left feeling dissatisfied. I sincerely hope this was a one off.
  12. K

    Kays

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food and ambiance. The Mac and cheese was amazing as usual.
  13. T

    Thimmesch

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to impress with the stunningly high vaulted ceiling main room, to the near perfect symphony of coordination between the staff to the delivery of exquisite tastes. Only surpassed by the remarkably well appointed wine list with depth and verve throughout. Worth a diversion of your time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service and very knowledgeable staff! Loved everything about it!
  15. AC

    AlexC

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb evening - great food, service and a very special location
  16. JB

    JuliaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience. Staff are very attentive. A real touch of theatre when the dishes arrive. Berners Tavern is a big favourite of ours!
  17. RC

    RowenaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant and the food was amazing. We loved it and would definitely come back again on our next visit to London
  18. RB

    RussellB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service fantastic, in fact it was faultless. Great to see some pre-covid hospitality back in our restaurants. Food stunningly visual, overall a wonderful Friday evening experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is interesting and beautifully decorated. The service was cordial and efficient, and the food was more delicious than I could ever have imagined. It’s more value than you get in most restaurants, for sure. But it is expensive, so if you keep that in mind, you will truly enjoy it when you go. Highly recommended!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacances à Londres: ce fut notre premier restaurant. Wow! C’est super beau. Le décor est impressionnant. On est au petit soin avec vous et notre fish and chips était parfait!
  21. n

    nick

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and accommodating staff, the food was delicious- I recommend this place for a quality but unfussy lunch.
  22. T

    Traveler

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant. Excellent service and delicious food. I highly recommend it!
  23. H

    Helenc

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing venue, wonderful service and very tasty food!
  24. AM

    AMAF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fish and chips, best Mac and cheese, braised ribs. Cocktail was amazing too. Reasonable prices, this is a gem in London
  25. LA

    LALouiseB

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional experience in almost every regard. Food was incredible - and the tableside service of the sole is foodie theatre heaven! The only downside on the whole evening was that we were seated at a large table with just four of us and given the noise level in the restaurant, it was almost impossible to hear each other without shouting. Definitely not the spot for an intimate date night but if you're going with a group then highly recommended.
  26. AP

    AnthonyP

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was excellent, especially the Cote de boeuf and the rhubarb dessert. Service was very attentive, friendly and professional. It was quite quiet due to rail strike so atmosphere not the best but it’s a beautiful dining room.
  27. m

    moragamunchers

    San Francisco

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Disappointing. High priced for small portions. Rib eye gristle, very rare. Salad terrific. Wine very high priced. Beautiful surroundings.
  28. SA

    SusanA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, inventive food.
  29. RB

    RobinB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully designed space, great service and food. Would love to come back next time I’m in London!
  30. PD

    PeterD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just the best fillet steak in London ...possibly the UK! haven't been for a few years ( thx Covid) but still V Very good! Must try and spectacular environment
  31. LG

    LoriG

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    60th Bday Trip. Beautiful, food wonderful and staff superb.
  32. M

    Michel

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service by the waiter, got a table in the corner. Will come back again for sure.
  33. LK

    LinaK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite rooms in London, the service and the food never disappoint! 🖤
  34. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service and a lovely venue.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was okay, a little expensive for what is worth.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but not outstanding. Shared a Mac cheese and lobster with my friend and we both suffered from upset stomachs and nausea afterwards.
  37. GL

    GregorieL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As authentic as it gets out of Italy! Food excellent, service fabulous.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The restaurant was mostly empty which wasn’t anyines fault but there wasn’t the ambience I remember in such a large room. I’m dairy free and there was very little I could choose from. When I asked which ingredient had replaced the dairy in the risotto that I had , no-one knew. this was poor. Waiter went to kitchen to find out and came back and just told me it was dairy free. I think the meal was expensive for what it was. The risotto was nice but not good value for money . Maybe that’s why the restaurant was empty. My memory of Berners tavern was quite different to today. I won’t be rushing back.
  39. KM

    KremiM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience as expected, however when our proffered wine was not available and we chose a more expensive one, I don't expect for our service change bill to go up as well...
  40. D

    Dinos

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails, amazing food, amazing service, amazing night out.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Berners Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 3865 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Berners Tavern

10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eastcastle Street

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford Circus

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–9:45 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • 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. Berners Tavern Private Dining Room is available to suit every occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Reservations Team: 020 7908 7979

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