Fitzrovia: Berners Tavern
Top chef Jason Atherton is riding high. He’s already seduced us with Pollen Street Social, its spin-off Little Social and Social Eating House, but these were small compared to big, beautiful, over-the-top Berners Tavern. A huge hit from the day it opened in Ian Schrager’s London Edition Hotel, its plush decor - white wedding-cake-style ceilings, huge chandeliers, and gilt-framed paintings and prints that cover the walls - makes you feel like you're on a film set. The modern British all-day menu using native ingredients like Orkney scallops and lamb from Kent, cod from Cornwall and pork from happy pigs at Dingly Dell in Suffolk comes courtesy of Atherton’s long-serving right-hand man, Phil Carmichael. The Edwardian/contemporary feel and the inventive menu established a benchmark for perfect British style.
10 Berners St., W1T 3LF; 020 7908 7979