Berners Tavern

4.7
3664 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3664 people are saying
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hall with wow factor. Excellent food and best of all superlative service, with just the right balance of friendliness and professionalism.

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Tadross
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience. Excellent device and wonderful food. A special thank you to Raul who went out of his way to accommodate for us despite us being late!

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Claire
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere.

JD
JessicaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Berners Tavern has lost some of it's shine since first opening. The room is still spectacular, but after a warm summer's day it was roasting hot inside come dinner time. Service was good, but why did the waiters keep opening bottles of water and filling our glasses when they weren't even empty? Surely you can't provide a charged drink for a table 'on repeat' without them asking for it - it seems sneaky at the very least. It's also eye wateringly expensive - the food is nice but not justifiable for that price. The baked flaming alaska for dessert is however amazing.

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dani
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a treat. Silvia was a wonderful waitress and the cote de boeuf was great

DO
DanielO
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our Wedding with a meal at BT, and JD the most amazing time.
The service was fantastic, everyone was so accommodating even with our 2yr old boy, they were so helpful.
We loved it, and will be returning regularly!

GM
GiuliaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect.
Excellent food and drinks,
Lovely staff,
Great atmosphere and the service was superb. I totally fell in love with every single detail.
Highly recommended ♥️

FL
FoodieLu1u
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff are outstanding! So welcoming and professional.
My partners food was excellent my starter was fabulous the special scallops 10/10 but my lobster Mac and cheese was very disappointing. Three tiny pieces of lobster in the entire dish and too rich for me. Aside from that the entire experience was fantastic staff exceptional and delicious cocktails!! Probably the best Bloody Mary I’ve ever had! X

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JasonThorntonInteriors
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dear Jason Atherton and General Manager.

Myself and partner celebrated our anniversary as we do every year at Berners Tavern.

We were looked after so well by 2 amazing employees called Sylvia and Yolanda.

They made our experience first class - I could see their smiles and positive energy even though they wore masks.

Please thank these 2 employees personally as they totally connected with your beautiful restaurant and were the face and vision of the amazing food and brand creating a safe, warm and friendly environment.

We will be back - the macaroni cheese was on my list of things to do after lockdown - I am very satisfied.

Thank you Sylvia and Yolanda.

JN
JacquiN
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Slightly underwhelmed by the food and the aircon had failed so it was quite unpleasant on a warm evening

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vicky
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food and definitely a good value for money. Would recommend to anyone!

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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great, the taste was amazing.

The best part......the cauliflower cheese, sumptuous and glistening in juice of cheese melted, the fish and the celery in the sauces, where, so tasty and all the flavours where just simply great!

A chef who cares for the presentation and food. brilliant one!

AM
ArtMaster
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch with my daughter was delightful, fabulous dining room, the food was sensational and the service attentive but not intrusive. A special mention of the sommelier who's enthusiasm and knowledge introduced us to new and very interesting wines.

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vipAngusian
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great that a favourite is back in business ! In spite of so few customers, the service was initially very sluggish -it improved throughout the meal.

The Sunday menu was, as usual, although why it is felt necessary to provide overcooked Yorkshire pudding with EVERY option remains a mystery !

SG
SallyG
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Our first visit to Berners Tavern as a long awaited gift. The decor and restaurant space is really impressive. The waiters were very attentive and knowledgeable about gluten free options (I’m coeliac) so that was appreciated.
The food was a little rushed although we were on the last sitting. Our starters came and wine was poured before we had finished our cocktails. We would have probably drunk more if courses had been more spaced out!
All the courses were very tasty though quite overpriced for what they were. Would have expected more side options for the steak and chips as we had to order a side salad when we saw the portion size. The baked Alaska was special and worth trying.
Beware of the pricy wine list.
Would definitely recommend for a treat.

JB
JasnaB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant! Amazing quality food and service. Would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Drinks and food 10/10!!
So lovely to be back in London after a long time
We had scallops with cauliflower purée and pork chop and fish and chips.
Mango and coconut meringue and strawberry eclair for dessert

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DilaraSancar
Maastricht
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional interior, delicious food and amazing service.

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vipnickb
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super elegant lunch with old school service, wonderful food and wine

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AlisiaH
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time from the moment we entered. The decor, the service and the food met and exceeded all expectations. I had the lobster mac and cheese, my partner had steak, and there was noting left on either of our plates. The service from the staff was attentive without being overwhelming. The dessert we received with a nod to our anniversary we were celebrating was a perfect touch to a wonderful dining experience. We cannot wait to dine here again. Thank you all, we hope your recovery from being closed for so long is a swift and successful one.

LY
LauraY
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal in a lovely, decadent restaurant. Service was impeccable, food was amazing. Perfect place for a celebratory meal.

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Sebastian
London
73 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal at Berners Tavern. The service is attentive, quick and simply impeccable. The food is divine and the dining room a sight for sore eyes, absolutely stunning. We loved it so much, we will back, very soon!

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WillowD
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning interior and very good staff! Food was good and the overall atmosphere was great. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or nice dinner out.

JS
JulieS
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and venue. Not cheap but worth the money.

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Nats
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, wine and service were fantastic - the temperature however was not good - it was far too hot.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the experience at the Berners Tavern. The food was delicious, the service and waiting staff was very attentive. Overall, very pleasant evening celebrating wedding anniversary with my husband.

AB
AlexB
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant place, lovely service and fantastic food.

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OlalekanA
London
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The perfect posh place to dine. Fit for special memorable occasions. It doesn't come cheap, but the service nqnd ambience are well worth the extra quids.

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Gabi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding food and great sercie. Chateaubriand never disappoints ! Side dishes also amazing.

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Duke17
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, attention to detail. Friendly, professional staff who attended to all our needs. This is our sixth visit and it always excellent.

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FK123
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, ambiance and food. Great night for special occasions.

GM
GeeM
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, presented within a great setting and delivered by knowledgable staff

DD
DeeDee
Northampton
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Exemplary host and waiting staff. Very satisfying mains and beautiful resturant views. Would highly recommend.

MG
ManoG
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early so had a drink in the bar area. Wait staff were super attentive (but not intrusive) and friendly. Moves over to the dining area and were once again served very promptly. Husband ordered the rib eye and I had the cod. Steak was cooked perfectly medium rare. My cod was absolutely outstanding! Tasted amazing and looked beautiful too. Highly recommended.

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Mahdevi
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff made the evening. Just the right amount of attention, a lot of knowledge about the food and nice to talk to. The room is gorgeous and food delicious and beautifully presented.

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Peaspatula
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, brilliant staff - in a beautiful room. Even by the standards of hotel restaurants it is expensive - but you can convince yourself it is worth it.

DM
DanielleM
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! The Flaming Bombe Alaska was definitely a highlight - a wonderful evening and will be back for sure! 😀

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just spectacular food. Such attention to detail. Accommodating a few changes from the exact menu. Mac cheese a sensation. Chateaubriand out of this word. A proper, proper treat without being stuffy, and yet elegant and special at the same time. Just wow.

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vipjoed
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

lovely as always .. just the wine list/novel is hard to navigate.

DA
DAVIDB
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for that special occasion.
Lovely food served with a friendly smile

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Berners Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 3664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.