Berners Tavern

4.6
3600 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3600 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gioc
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Buzzy and beautiful, but the food and drink are overpriced for the quality on offer.

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LIllie
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambience, delicious food and great service.

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NickG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for a birthday lunch and had a great afternoon. Food, service and setting were all superb

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ILARIAV
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

The location is great but unfortunately the food is not at the same level. Very poor, in fact, for standard and presentation, resulting also to be totally overpriced.

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HelenO
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A really very nice place to go for a family lunch pre- Christmas. The food was excellent and the staff were extremely nice with the children, whilst still maintaining formality.

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vipPierre
London
18 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service from next door's bar, coordinating moving into to the restaurant when table was ready, service and food as always very good, had a good evening.

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TimS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely perfect: reception, charm, knowledge of produce and menu, efficiency, timing...

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booth
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the service is perfect. The food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Food was excellent and staff very attentive. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

This restaurant is stunning, beautiful decor, excellent service from start to finish. The food was good but not excellent but this is made up by the service and atmosphere. My only major disappointment was from the sommelier. He did not listen to what we asked for, paid no attention to what food we ordered and seemed to prefer to speak to the man in the party instead of me a woman who was asking all the questions and request his assistance. Such a shame as everything else was spot on.

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bermondseygirl
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Possibly the most gorgeous restaurant in London! Beautiful setting and excellent ambiance, covid measures kept us and staff safe without detracting from the experience, however the service (although good) felt rather rushed and the food was very good but not outstanding. The high price you pay is more justified for the environment than the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pre-Christmas celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We were disappointed with the service, it was rushed. When we received the bread our mains were being delivered at the same time. One of our party had her plate taken before she had finished and had to stop the waiter. We paid nearly £700 between us and were very unhappy with the service.

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annab
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, atmosphere, amazing space and DELICIOUS food. A perfect treat for a birthday

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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gazza
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience2

Just lunch. I’ve been loads before. It’s not quite its usual ambient buzz so that’s a shame but by no means the establishments fault xx

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for the Sunday roast and it really was delightful and such good value for money for the quality and amount of food you get.

The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful and the staff are friendly and attentive, can’t wait to come back for dinner.

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vipscp16
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really enjoyed our Sunday Lunch at Berners Tavern. The set menu is great value. Particularly enjoyed the champagne trolley...!

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YvonneS
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

I love going to Berners Tavern but on Sunday lunch, the plate was cold and the food was totally cold by the time I was half way through the main course of roast beef. Also I guess due to Covid the doors were open and it wasn’t very warm inside. Huge high ceilings. It won’t stop me going again as I love it there.

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safiaq
London
93 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful venue and really yummy food. The service was lively and great cocktails.

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ALBERTOR
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I was looking for a quiet and romantic restaurant and I found in an article on the internet this one. Well, nothing similar to romantic or quiet. Very noisy place, just a big big Square room with small regular tables one beside another, no privacy, beautiful baroque ceilings a lot of frames on the walls and thats it. Food was good as in every reataurant, expensive and thats it. I was expecting something more baroque with more decoration, private, quiet, something cosy but nothing of that.

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vipNicolaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely covid-secure lunch at Berners Tavern on Saturday with my boyfriend. The service and food was top notch and even with tables safely spaced and reduced group sizes there was still a good buzzy atmosphere. The food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Ridiculously over priced wine menu. Struggled to find anything under £100!!

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

A cynical exercise in the extraction of money. I would point to the 5 x mark up on wine and the most expensive mac and cheese in London. It might be splitting hairs but the macaroni was actually rigatoni and over cooked.

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DanM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night. Always love a trip to Berners Tavern. From the champagne trolley to start, a delicious menu and fantastic wine list, Berners Tavern always delivers. The service was excellent and the sommelier was very helpful in navigating the bible-like wine list. Love coming here!

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Final serving before lockdown with strict 10pm closing. Was very lovely to see the restaurant full and the happy punters enjoying the great ambience, professional service with the perfectly cooked menu. The team did a great job managing expectations for guests given the 10pm kick out. Proceedings were far more accelerated than normal, the team did well to respectfully keep things moving.

Perfectly cooked steak, paired with a lovely red.

Very sad to be the last to walk out and know that in this festive season the staff, customers and all Londoners will not enjoy the beautiful ambiance and Christmas spirit that Berners Tavern delivers this time of year.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The most beautiful venue!

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vipSarahL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Berne’s Tavern is always great and our recent visit, on the eve of Lockdown 2.0 was no different. The staff are so attentive and the food was perfect. We will be back as soon as Boris allows us too!

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SFood
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual. I was however hoping that as I was celebrating my partner’s birthday that there would be some gesture to this effect, but there wasn’t. Needless to say it was amazing food and service.

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vipGDinerB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Mac and cheese in London. Really safe Covid measures in place.
Ambience is perfect.

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TobyD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Berners Tavern was a lovely dining experience and a beautiful restaurant.

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SusanF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous space, fabulous food and exceptional service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday lunch before lockdown ;)

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PeterS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great venue, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Very good food

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FoodieN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience4

Great- didn’t blow my mind and the menu seemed significantly reduced! Cocktails were lovely

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vipWhiters
London
39 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Best chateaubriand I’ve ever eaten. Melt in the mouth beef. Made for a wonderful evening. Punchy wine list though.

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Very poorly trained waiter staff. Sommelier uncertain about the Hungarian wine on his list, the waiter telling us we needed to order quickly as we only had the table for 1.5 hrs (we had been there for under 10 minutes). The food was average - no course had anything resembling a strong chef signature. This is a restaurant for new money. If you are happy with branding then it might work. But if you seek a truly good restaurant then please stay away from this poorly run, poorly trained and frankly poor kitchen.

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MarcoM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great service just a bit quiet/empty die to covid situation I suspect. Any other time of it is buzzing with people and excitement, usually a great atmosphere.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great ambience; a beautiful room with sumptuous seating and “socially distanced” without realising it! Excellent food from an interesting menu with quality wines to accompany - all well explained and served discreetly. The place had a good buzz without being overpowering although I’m sure with more diners it would still be great.

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Berners Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 3600 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.