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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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MARCUS

The Berkeley, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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Outstanding

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Apr 2017

Editor's pick 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...

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

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The Berkeley, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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Good food, nice place

by   silver reviewer (27)

Mar 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.

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

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MARCUS

The Berkeley, Wilton Place ,London SW1X 7RL

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Mar 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...

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

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    The importance of first impressions permeate many aspects of life. My first impression of Marcus will probably be one I won’t forget in a long time, simply because it’s seldom that staff (particularly at restaurants of this calibre) acknowledge your work, never mind beam with pride at the thought of you critiquing theirs.
    The man himself, Marcus Wareing, needs little introduction; most of you will know him from judging Masterchef: The Professionals, a position that the Southport-born chef seamlessly took over from the much-revered Michel Roux Jr. last year, or from his various appearances on Great British Menu...
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    Avid watchers of the British TV series Masterchef: The Professionals, Greedy Girl and gluttonous husband determined that, on their next London visit, they’d get a table at Marcus.

    This is the eponymous restaurant in the Berkeley Hotel for Marcus Wareing, a chef noted for putting the fear of God into the TV show’s rather less experienced contenders. We’d enjoyed his straight shooting and uncompromising style in front of the cameras and couldn’t wait to taste his food.

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Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing’s contribution to British food and the next generation of cookery talent has made him one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in Britain. In 2008, Marcus founded Marcus Wareing Restaurants with his wife Jane, opening the two-Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, now known simply as Marcus. The group has grown to include The Gilbert Scott restaurant and bar at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, followed by Tredwells, a West End dining room serving quality food in a casual space.

Essential Details for MARCUS

  • Cuisine: British
  • Area: Knightsbridge
  • Price: £88.00
  • Wine: £30.00
  • Champagne: £80.00
  • Private Dining: 10,16

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Private Dining at MARCUS

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.

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Chef's Table 10
Private Dining Room 16

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