MARCUS 333

The Berkeley, Wilton Place , London, SW1X 7RL

020 7235 1200

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SquareMeal Review of MARCUS

In the wake of The Berkeley’s extensive refurbishment, this grandiose restaurant seems distinctly straight-backed and grown-up, with its high ceilings, wood panelling and acres of white linen – although there’s nothing starchy about either the food or the “extraordinary” service. Marcus is lauded as one of London’s prime culinary destinations and rightly so as “peerless” Marcus Wareing’s two-Michelin-starred cooking is adventurous, meticulous, with “jaw-dropping” presentation and intelligent combinations of flavours and textures. From canapés – delicate lobster tuile topped with crab – to luscious deserts – custard of meadowsweet encased in a perfect crumbly, buttery pastry crust – the kitchen rarely puts a foot wrong. The results can seem a little overcomplicated, but there’s a reason for everything on the plate: wild rice and plum give sweetness to gamey grouse legs, while roasted beef dressing adds resonant deep notes to the sauce with a huge curried scallop. The wine list rises to all occasions; if you’re not in the market for a bottle of ’21 Château d’Yquem (£15K), ask the genius sommelier for his recommendations. “The ultimate dining experience.”

Former Sommelier's Award winner

A classic selection but an exceptionally good one, sommelier Michael Deschamps has managed to put together an awesome range of wines without succumbing to the temptation simply to buy anything that looks expensive. As well as some terrific wines from classic French regions, there are flashes of inspiration from Spain and California as well that give it real personality, as well as bling.

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9.0

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 8.7

Atmosphere: 8.3

Value: 8.7

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Rebecca L. gold reviewer 25 April 2017

I’ve been dying to go to Marcus for ages but my boyfriend is (and I quote) ‘over posh restaurants.’ The sentence didn’t compute with my either. Luckily, I managed to get him to agree to come with me when he was drunk on a work night out – so he woke up with a hangover and a dinner reservation. I’ve heard a few people scoffing over comments that since the refurb the restaurant is more relaxed and less stuffy. I’m not sure I agree. Of course, this was my first visit so I can’t compare exactly but I certainly found it more relaxed and easy going than other 2 or 3 Michelin star restaurants I’ve been too. Our waiter (we couldn’t work out if he was the maître d or not) was superb – incredibly smooth and charismatic, his attention was perfect: not too much and not too little. Most of the two seater tables have a sort of booth element to it so it feels cosy and if, like me, you like to people watch, one of you isn’t facing a wall. So I can’t fault the dining room, ambience or service. Most importantly the food was faultless too – my lamb main was cooked to perfection and an interesting sounding dessert of just ‘iced tea, bergamot and meringue’ was sublime. But for me the star was the starter which was essentially just cheese and onion but was the most incredible celebration of those two flavours. My one criticism is the wine is pretty pricey. But I can let that slide considering the rest. The best bit? Aforementioned boyfriend wants to come back soon. So much for being over posh restaurants.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Liz G. silver reviewer 13 March 2015

Good food, beautifully presented. Well trained and polished staff, a bit slow on service. Very quiet during lunch-time, so a perfect place if you need to have a conversation. Menu is not fancy, and is quite heavy on meats, but that's the cuisine type, so comes as expected. Generally - very enjoyable.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

DAVID W. 25 March 2014

We were lucky to book our Lunch as soon as we heard about the re opening and we have to say everything about it was perfect.The Room looks beautiful and has a nice feel about it and as on previous visits the Food and staff were excellent in every respect. Both menus had us deliberating on what to have (and you can't complain about the prices!)…so it will definitely mean a re visit asap Veal Sweetbreads starter was really good but i'll have the wife's Foie Gras next time and the same for the main course where i was really pleased with my Turbot and Snails but then tasted the wife's Pigeon (really really good) Cheese course before deserts was small but well chosen and then the Desserts finished off a perfect Lunch.with A special mention for the Pineapple with coconut. The Wine list was comprehensive enough to cover all Budgets even though the wine waiters choice did give my credit card a fright…but then we opted for a more ‘reasonable’ choice for such an occasion and were more than happy. So once again an excellent dining out experience…one we want to repeat in the very near future and perhaps a Dinner next time.

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Filled with natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, The Salon is a bright room that’s separated from the dining room with raised flooring and doors which can be closed or left open. A range of seasonal menus are available, from a three-course set menu to an eight-course tasting menu.

The Chef's Table provides an immersive dining experience in a private entertaining space overlooking the restaurant’s two-Michelin-starred kitchen. The focused intensity of the kitchen creates a fantastic atmosphere as dishes are created and presented in front of your party. Menu options include a five- or eight-course lunch menu or eight-course dinner menu.

Chef's Table
Capacity: 10
Private Dining Room
Capacity: 16