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Berners Tavern at Edition Hotelone star

10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP

£52.00 Modern European Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia

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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £42.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7-10.30am 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm

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For his latest hit, Jason Atherton’s unstoppable gastronomic bandwagon has rolled into Berners Street, this time in partnership with boutique hotel guru Ian Schrager. The resulting venue is big, bold and well-groomed – a decadent baroque ballroom with ornately moulded ceilings, epic chandeliers, wall-to-wall framed paintings, a booming big-city soundtrack and female staff in white tuxedos. ‘You can feel the energy and finery’, notes one fan. In the kitchen, Atherton’s deputy Phil Carmichael delivers the sophisticated culinary goods on cue – from subtly balanced scallop carpaccio with avocado, radish, jalapeño and lime ice, or Creedy Carver duck breast with richly flavoured braised leg, caramel apple and turnips, to a seasonal surprise involving goats’ cheese sorbet with blackberries and zingy yuzu. Flexibility is the theme, with an all-day menu touting everything from breakfast fry-ups and lunchtime sandwiches to Sunday roasts. Needless to say, it’s up to Atherton’s usual high standard, so ‘dust off those glad rags and join London’s most exciting gastronomic party’.

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  1. Berners Tavern at Edition Hotel

    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    Natalia P.

    Berners Tavern

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    Adam Y.

    Brilliant baroque at Berner's!

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 8

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  3. Berners Tavern at Edition Hotel

    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    GH

    old meets new

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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    Victor T.

    hard to better

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    Tina M.
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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    TomTom

    Modern dining at its best

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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  7. Berners Tavern at Edition Hotel

    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    Natalia P.

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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  8. Berners Tavern at Edition Hotel

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    Benjamin T.

    Great dining room, lovely food

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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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    Toby N.

    The grandest of rooms

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    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 9

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  10. Berners Tavern at Edition Hotel

    10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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    Monikasays

    Gastronomic party

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    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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  1. Published : Sunday, 29th June 2014

    inher30s :: Berners Tavern

    Berner’s tavern is all about the room. It’s the first impression and really the only impression that counts. High vaulted ceilings and a room absolutely covered with gilt-framed paintings, photographs, mirrors, all twinkling under the light of the chandeliers, this is a place to see and a place to be seen. The effect is glamorous, decadent, lavish and buzzy. I’m positively fizzing with glee. And they have round tables so once you’ve stopped looking around with an air of childlike wonder, you’re actually able to talk to each other. So far, pretty good...
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  2. Jason Atherton has gone and done it again. Walking into Berners Tavern is like stumbling into Aladdin’s cave and the stunning interior is enough to make you gasp as soon as you slip through the doors. Opulent is an understatement and I had to concentrate on picking my jaw up off the floor where I had dropped it upon entry. We were confronted by a room of majestic proportions with intricately carved soaring ceilings and artwork covering almost every inch of wall in sight; National Gallery eat your heart out.. (well, almost)! The two spectacular chandeliers modelled on those inside New York's Grand Central Station coat the room in a warm glow which is reflected in the gold carved picture frames all the way around the chattering diners. If you’re wanting to impress, you’ve come to the right place...
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  3. 2013 saw Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton open three restaurants, the third of which was Berners Tavern at the Edition Hotel. All three restaurants – the other two were...
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  4. 2013 saw Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton open three restaurants, the third of which was Berners Tavern at the Edition Hotel. All three restaurants – the other two were Little Social and Social Eating House – were well received, but it has been Berners Tavern that has made the boldest and most stunning of statements with its fabulously opulent décor. Designed by Ian Schrager who is famous for his makeovers of luxury boutique hotels, Berners Tavern comes with improbably high ceilings, grandiose chandeliers and lavish paintings that run from wall to wall. Berners Tavern is nothing short of palatial, and it simply takes your breath away as you enter it’s grand dining room. Simply put, the use of the word ‘tavern’ does not do the restaurant justice...
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  5. Published : Sunday, 18th May 2014

    SamTheFoodFan :: Berners Tavern

    It was my friend (and event’s organiser extraordinaire) Caroline's birthday last week and we decided to meet for lunch to celebrate and to view a prospective venue for my office Christmas party. It’s May, I know, but if you want somewhere good you have to start looking early! Anyway, the restaurant of choice was Berners Tavern at The Edition Hotel. Berners Tavern is the 5th London restaurant by chef Jason Atherton. For regular readers of my blog, you will know that I have loved every single one of his London restaurants and this one has been on my bucket list from the day it opened in 2013. A lot has been written about the room, but let me just say WOW! High ceilings, beautiful cornicing, artwork covering almost every available piece of wall space. The chandeliers are exact replicas of the chandeliers at Grand Central Station in New York. It is just magnificent and completely different to any of the other restaurants in his stable...
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  6. Published : Saturday, 12th April 2014

    Drifting Epicure :: Berners Tavern

    By coincidence the birthday dinner of a friend was organized at Berners Tavern the day after my visit at Little Social, both part of Jason Atherton’s growing empire. That’s the only common thing the two restaurants shares though. Berners Tavern offers more of a British fare as opposed to the French of Little Social. The setting is also notably grander. Berners Tavern is located inside The London Edition hotel in the calm neighbourhood of Fitzrovia. The restaurant was all but calm though. It was fully alive already early in the evening when we arrived. We were seated in one of the small tables next to the bar in wait for our dining table. I can see why it’s been so busy since opening last year. The food aside, which I yet had to try, the place was stunning. Walking into the dining room is an eye opener for the unprepared. The tall walls filled with a patchwork of golden frames embraces the spacious dining area beneath the ceiling of elaborate stucco...
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  7. Published : Wednesday, 5th March 2014

    ytTastes :: Berners Tavern Lunch – The London Edition

    Having tried the breakfast, I was back for the lunch menu. Strictly speaking the menu, other than breakfast, is available all day as Berners Tavern is an all day dining establishment. I have to say, I love the decor in the Berners Tavern, it is one of the few places that draws me to look around the dining room instead of giving my dining companions my full attention. As far as I could see, there were a lot of people there for a business lunch/lunch meeting rather than on a purely social dining experience...
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  8. Several opportunities to experience the Berners Tavern at The London Edition. Situated off Oxford Street on Berners Street just down the road from The Sanderson Hotel, Berners Tavern offers all day dining and by the looks of it, is at the time of this post, quite THE place to entertain. The place from what I could see, seemed constantly buzzing with people – business entertaining, social gathering, and just to be seen. Berners Tavern is under the direction of Jason Atherton, and following the trend of late, offers extensive British Cuisine...
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  9. My mum was in London again, and we both really wanted to try the much-talked about Berners Tavern at The London EDITION Hotel. It is incredibly popular at the moment, and though difficult to get a booking, we managed to squeeze in the end of lunch service. Located in Fitzrovia, The London EDITION is a collaboration between Ian Schrager and the Marriott chain of hotels. The partnership of the two was intended to combine the intimate and unique design skills of Schrager with the scale of the Marriott. When we entered the gorgeous lobby of the hotel it certainly didn't feel like a generic Marriott. Marble flooring, stately columns and colour pops gave the hotel a traditional yet modern feel which was also far removed from the other Schrager designed London hotels, The St Martin's Lane and The Sanderson. We agreed that they'd succeeded in fusing the two brands into a beautiful and innovative design hotel...
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  10. Published : Tuesday, 4th February 2014

    S.W. Foodie :: Berners Tavern...

    Mr Atherton, I want to take my hat off to you. Not only have you had a remarkable couple of years with the opening of Pollen Street Social, Little Social and Social Eating House. I've now found my ultimate Central London restaurant... Berners Tavern is quite possibly the most gorgeous, decadent dining room I have ever been in...
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  11. Published : Monday, 27th January 2014

    The Hungry Porker :: Berners Tavern

    Jason Atherton definitely came away from his divorce with Gordon Ramsay with the house and the kids. He hasn’t looked back since that separation, and his restaurants are fast becoming the top go-to places on the London food scene. Berners Tavern is his fourth London restaurant, and it follows more in the vein of the recent Social Eating House, with its hipper and more pocket-friendly menu than that of his flagship Pollen Street Social. Judging by how increasingly trendy his restaurants are getting, he is almost like a slightly less hip version of Mark Hix, except without Tracy Emin and Lily Allen tagging along...
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  12. Published : Saturday, 7th December 2013

    Nomface :: Berners Tavern, London

    Berners Tavern is one of Jason Athertons latest ventures. Set in the London Edition hotel on Berners Street off Oxford Street it boasts one of the most eye catching dining rooms that I have ever dined in. During my breakfast visit I settled for Eggs Royale and a clean looking plate was presented. The portion was rather large to my surprise. The egg yolk was runny and oozed out when I cut through the egg. A classic dish with hollandaise and smoked salmon which was executed very well...
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  13. Published : Thursday, 21st November 2013

    Gingle lists everything :: Berners Tavern, 8th November

    Stephen and I were both already convinced that Berners Tavern was going to be gorgeous both aesthetically and gastronomically, so the fact that it was, was no surprise. I think Jason Atherton must be having a laught calling it a Tavern. I've rarely dined in grander surroundings whereas a tavern to me is somewhere peasants go to drink. This place is huge, with walls completely covered with framed portraits. They fit together in such a perfect jigsaw that the arrangement must have taken ages to design. You feel like you are dining in the middle of a fine arts gallery. The other decor is no less sumptuous with giant opulent chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and grand banquettes taking centre stage on the floor.We arrived very promptly at 8 but something had gone wrong and they didn't have our reservation. Luckily the place wasn't as busy as we thought it would be and they were able to find us a table within 15-20 minutes. Which gave us a chance to try out the cocktails at the bar. An expensive chance, for at £12 - £12.50 they weren't cheap, and probably an expense we wouldn't have incurred had our table been ready when we were. But they were rather good, mine in particular with mead in it was one of the more unusual cocktails I've ever had - and I've had a few.We were lead to our very low-rise table. Luckily it came with low-rise seats so we were in proportion. We were rather tickled, though, that our waiter was the tallest waiter we had ever encountered, making us feel a bit like we were children seated at the kids' table, looking up at the looming adult serving us.The staff were very friendly. We had a couple of little mishaps but in a way we didn't mind - it made the whole place seem more 'human' than had everything run like clockwork. For example, we had to ask for the wine menu, when we were being asked for our food orders, and then, after our starters were cleared away, someone was sent over to crumb down. He thought we were done and cleared away our placemats and salt and pepper and then brought over the dessert menus. At first I wasn't sure if they just liked to get prepared well in advance but then we pointed out we hadn't had our mains yet and he was very apologetic and whipped those menus away. And returned our salt and pepper. Though not our placemats...So, the food. Was wonderful. Starting off with the bread and butter they brought us - two slices white, two slices rye (possibly, can't remember now!) it was dense and had the right amount of chewiness. And there was enough butter not to feel you had to eke it out.I had looked at the menu beforehand and was particularly worried about choosing a starter as I liked the sound of pretty much all of them. A recent potential allergy to seafood helped me narrow it down, but not by much. We thought for once we should try one of the 'renowned' dishes so Stephen had the ham, egg and peas, while I went for the crispy lamb with butternut and parmesan fregola with marrow crumble.Wow. What a meaty, hearty dish this was. Honestly, I'd have been happy if this was a main course. I had a 'patty' of lamb which was mixed with some greenery and was crispy on the outside. It had been daubed with butternut squash puree, shavings of pecorino and then bits of marrow crumble I believe. This was then served with a pot of the fregola which had a much deeper cheesy, butternut and marrow taste. It was such a profound earthy, meaty flavour. I loved it but it totally blew Stephen away and he pronounced it the star of the meal.From the bite of his egg, shards of ham and light, minty mushy peas I had, I thought his starter held up pretty well to mine, but he was having none of it.We continued feeling pretty pleased with ourselves with our mains. I could not resist having the duck, even though I seem to end up having it everywhere. But when it came with such yummy-sounding things, how could I not? The caramel apples in particular were worthy of note although the plum puree and turnip all tasted great with the perfectly cooked duck. And it was so nice to get a bit of leg with it as well. Dark duck meat is fab.DuckLambStephen had the rack of lamb with lamb neck, cous cous, smoked aubergine and cabbage which he also very much enjoyed though he wished he had more sauce with his as the cous cous soaked it all up.On top of this we ordered some of the duck fat chips and yes, managed to fit them all in as well. We thought that they were better than the chips at (whisper it) the Hand and Flowers!We were utterly stuffed by now, and must have looked it because when we finally ordered the dessert, our waiter immediately asked if it would be to share. To be honest, we almost passed on dessert as compared to the other courses, nothing was standing out as a 'mustn't-miss' dish. But I'm glad we didn't as we were served the best eclair I've ever had and I bloody loved it. It was a proper pud with lots of gooeyness and cream, and pastry but in a refined way. Salted caramel ice cream on dark chocolate nibs partnered the caramel-apple stuffed eclair. Fantastic. The only qualm we had with the meal was that prices are very steep, a few quid less here or there would have felt like a reasonable price to pay. And so, our love affair with Jason Atherton continues. *Apologies for the poor quality photos - the lighting, while perfectly ambient for dining, was too low for good pictures.
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  14. Published : Thursday, 21st November 2013

    Gingle lists everything :: Berners Tavern, 8th November

    Stephen and I were both already convinced that Berners Tavern was going to be gorgeous both aesthetically and gastronomically, so the fact that it was, was no surprise. I think Jason Atherton must be having a laught calling it a Tavern. I've rarely dined in grander surroundings whereas a tavern to me is somewhere peasants go to drink. This place is huge, with walls completely covered with framed portraits. They fit together in such a perfect jigsaw that the arrangement must have taken ages to design. You feel like you are dining in the middle of a fine arts gallery. The other decor is no less sumptuous with giant opulent chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and grand banquettes taking centre stage on the floor.//
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  15. Hotel food with a twist Hotel restaurants are very different from restaurants in hotels. This may seem like a minor semantic difference, but there’s actually a yawning gulf between the two. Hotel restaurants are identikit eateries serving up a large menu of lowest common denominator dishes designed for weary travellers too tired to care and unadventurous tourists who don’t know any better. Restaurants in hotels, on the other hand, are designed as destinations in their own right with menus and interiors designed to appeal to hotel guests and non-guests alike. Berners Tavern is definitely a restaurant in a hotel. Located on the ground floor of the newly opened, Marriott-owned Edition hotel in Fitzrovia, and part of Jason Atherton’s burgeoning London empire...
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  16. Published : Thursday, 31st October 2013

    The Food Judge :: A Tale of Two Taverns.

    Apparently, a tavern is somewhere that serves wine and an inn is somewhere that serves beer and ale. According to Wikipedia, in the UK, the word “tavern” is no longer in popular use”. I’m not sure that the owners of the relatively new Newman Street, Berners and Merchants Taverns would agree. And other than the fact that it serves wine, I’m not sure that the word “tavern” gives quite the right impression of what Berners Tavern is all about. And for me, it’s all about the room. Pretty jaw-dropping, somewhat spectacular, this is a glamorous, exciting and dramatic dining space. An hotel dining room, yes, but not the drab, dull exercise in neutrality that normally greets you. A delicate and ornate carved ceiling, an eight-storey bar, drop dead gorgeous chandeliers and funky pictures covering all the walls make this a space which makes an immediate impact. If only the food could match it...
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  17. Published : Thursday, 17th October 2013

    Agent Restauranteur :: Berners Tavern – London W1T

    This grand restaurant bathed in candle light delivers a memorable evening of glamorous dining. Jason Atherton’s newest restaurant is a haven from the hustle and bustle of London’s heaving West End. Stepping through the doors of The Edition Hotel is like entering a different world, a world of decadent, stylish glamour. The restaurant itself is stunning – the enormous dining room’s filled with ornate decor; enormous chandeliers hang from the ceiling, framed pictures adorn every inch of the walls, whilst burning candles add an intimate air of romance and atmosphere into an otherwise gargantuan space. Berners Tavern is the talk of town at the moment, and I can see why...
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  18. Kemey and I dined last night at newly opened Berners Tavern. Hardly a week old, the place buzzed with an energy emitting from the diners who all seemed incredibly stoked just to be there. The latest talk of the town among London’s foodiest of connoisseurs, I couldn’t glance across the tavern’s dining room without spying another food writer, a chef on his night off or some other such industry insider. And what a dining room it was to glance across! The space (a former ballroom) was ginormous (we reckoned we could fit ten times our loft conversion one-bedroom flat inside that room). There must have been nearly five metres between the tops of our heads and the restaurant’s two massive custom bronze chandeliers and the gorgeously detailed reliefs along the tops of the walls – walls laden with a series of ornately framed photographic portraits, landscapes and still life paintings...
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  19. Published : Monday, 16th September 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Berners Tavern

    Berners Tavern is Jason Atherton’s latest restaurant (he also owns Michelin starred Pollen Street Social, Little Social and Social Eating House) and it is situated inside the rather stylish London Edition Hotel. The hotel is a joint venture between Ian Schrager (a big American hotelier) and Marriott Hotels and is set to feature an exclusive night club and two bars alongside its 173 rooms...
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  20. This is the 10th restaurant under the Jason Atherton group which follows the recent 2013 launches of ‘Social Eating House’ in Soho and ‘Little Social’, opposite his flagship Michelin Starred ‘Pollen Street Social’. The kitchen at Berners Tavern is headed by Phil Carmichael who has worked for Jason for over a decade at both ‘Pollen Street Social’ and ‘Little Social’.
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