Continuing with our totally terrific top ten countdown towards London’s best restaurant, take a look at Berners Tavern in Fitzrovia, which has made it in at number five!
The word ‘tavern’ conveys an image of a humble inn providing sustenance to weary travellers. But this Jason Atherton joint isn’t humble at all. It is a high-ceilinged, awe-inspiring, ritzy, glitzy destination. The menu reads like a tour round the British Isles – Isle of Wight heirloom tomato, Cornish turbot, Orkney langoustines – and every dish is an exercise in perfection.
Star dish: ‘Egg, ham & peas’ – a breadcrumbed duck egg with crisp Cumbrian ham and puréed peas.
10 Berners St, W1T 3NP. 7908 7979. Oxford Circus. Meal for two with wine and service: around £140.
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