Berners Tavern at The London Edition

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“Incredible”, “beautiful” and “amazing” are just some of the words readers use to describe the dining room at Jason Atherton’s perennially popular Berners Tavern within the London outpost of Edition hotels. The arrestingly baroque space features double-height ceilings, lavish plasterwork and walls hung with hundreds of gold-framed pictures – clutter for sure, but the sort of clutter you’d find in the country house of your long-lost rich uncle. To up the ante further, there are bronze chandeliers, leather and mohair booths, pink velvet chairs, a zinc-topped bar with high stools and an illuminated amber backdrop.

The clientele is just as glamorous as the decor and the dining room is often packed from breakfast through to dinner, while it’s also a favourite of celebrities. Although there are some flashy ingredients on show (a bit of gold leaf here, some truffle shavings there), for the most part the menu is a restrained celebration of traditional British cuisine, typified by fastidious sourcing and slick culinary techniques.

To start, pickled mushrooms arrive piled atop pillowy focaccia and crowned with parmesan shavings, while a traditional pork pie is served tableside from a trolley, along with lip-smacking piccalilli, pickled vegetables and mustard – a piece of restaurant theatre as charming as it is delicious.

Next up, barbecued Dingley Dell pork chop boasts a smoky texture that’s enhanced by roasted hispi cabbage and a tongue-tingling chimichurri dressing, while Josper-grilled steaks (from the Buccleuch estate) come with triple-cooked chips and classic sauces. Even an everyday mixed leaf salad is pepped up with truffle dressing.

Desserts are just as lavish, whether you order the baked Alaska which is flambéed at the table and bursting with chocolate and orange flavouring, or try the éclair that’s stuffed with Calvados cream and apple jelly, presented alongside a scoop of salted caramel ice cream.

The Instagram-baiting Champagne trolley and a proud collection of British cheeses are also worth your time, while Berners’ drinks list features chic cocktails and a wine list that could result in having to re-mortgage your house. Still, for guaranteed glamour and comforting cooking with enough creativity to keep regulars interested, everyone agrees that Berners Tavern is “money well spent”.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fun, Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday roast
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions


Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Berners Tavern at The London Edition?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Berners Tavern at The London Edition.

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10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NP

020 7908 7979 020 7908 7979


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:00-18:00
Mon Closed
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-22:00
Sun Closed


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42 Reviews 

Thomas D

08 February 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 5
Top notch food, slight shame about the low lighting

Very enjoyable dinner, and certainly can't fault the food or the service. The high ceilings cause quite a lot of echo from other diners, and it's sufficiently dark that reading the menu (which is on dark paper) is challenging. The table next to our's had to get their phones out to use the torch, and it was sub-optimal having that flashed in our eyes. But that's a minor gripe against what was an excellent meal.

Kellie S

06 August 2019  
The most beautiful dining room in London. Jason Atherton's food as always is really nice so nothing to fault. The bar is a lively, buzzy place for a pre-dinner or post dinner cocktail. A good sense of occasion place.

Lucy D

26 July 2019  
Traditional London setting with great food and service.

Terri D

08 July 2019  
Beautiful dining room, good food options.


08 July 2019  
Amazing food and excellent service every time. Staff very attentive.

Karen S

08 July 2019  
I have really enjoyed all the Jason Atherton restaurants I have been to but Berners Tavern has really stuck in my mind. I think it is largely down to the wonderful decor and atmosphere - its in a large, very sociable room (possibly once a ballroom?) In a hotel, with a dizzying number of pictures on the walls and a lovely, slightly decadent, late night atmosphere. The food was unsurprisingly delicious - I have never had a bad meal at an Atherton restaurant. The mac & cheese with extra bone marrow was memorably good. And the prices were on the high side but it felt like money well spent - generous portions of delicious food served with the confidence that comes from a grown up restaurant that knows it's good.

Steven S

03 July 2019  
Amazing atmosphere and room, the menu needs to change more often though and service can be appalling. But for some reason I still enjoy it here because the building is so amazing.


02 July 2019  
Stylish decor with a great buzzy atmosphere. Wonderful food and service.

Christine B

28 June 2019  
Wonderful and surroundings.

Scott A

05 April 2019  
Great service and the dining room is exquisite.
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