By Lydia Lim of The Vie Design
Jason Atherton comes up with yet another fantastic British restaurant at the London Edition Hotel. Berners Tavern, despite its name, is far from the traditionally known taverns or inns that most of us would associate the term with. Taking after its well acclaimed sister restaurant – Pollen Street Social – Berners Tavern is known to be the latest all day dining spot in the heart of Fitzrovia. In 2014, the restaurant won the award for Interior Design of the Year at the European Design Hotel Awards; artwork, both large and small and of varying stylistic contexts, are displayed in abundance, adding a spectacular interest to the room. The noticeable lighting adds to the majestic grandeur of English architecture and sets a relaxed mood for both love birds and friendly catch ups alike.
Known for its seasonal changing menu, you’ll be pleased find a great variety of English dishes with a modern and definitive twist to it. Superb starters that must be tried are the Beetroot Cured Salmon, drizzled with a dash of lemon puree and garnished macadamia nuts and a sprinkle of horseradish for a fresh start to the evening. Alongside that, the Prawn Cocktail accompanied with cubes of lobster flavoured jelly, avocado and crispy shallots, is personally one of my favourites for another light summery option.
Berners Tavern offers a decent variety of vegetarian options that are right up to par amongst the rest of the dishes. The Braised Morels and Wild Garlic Orecchiette served with diced fresh feta cheese is brilliantly composed. In my humble opinion, it is almost as delicious as the pasta served at La Famiglia, one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Grass fed British steaks, cooked on their very own Josper grill, served with triple cooked chips, salad and a choice of peppercorn or béarnaise sauce, is simply delightful.
When I’m looking for great English food, I tend to find myself heading to a traditional local pub where I’ll be certain to have some good food. Having said that, Berners Tavern offers a combination of distinct British flavours sourced from the British isles along with an elegant and romantic atmosphere. Definitely a recommended restaurant to visit!
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Monday – Saturday | Breakfast 7am – 10.30am | Lunch 12pm-3pm | Afternoon 3pm – 5.15pm | Dinner 5pm – 10.30pm | Supper 10.30pm – 12am
Sunday | Brunch 12pm – 4pm | Dinner 6pm – 10.30pm
Average Price: ££ – £££