Chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has launched his latest restaurant Berners Tavern, a gathering place for all day dining and entertaining, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and late supper in The London EDITION Hotel, on Berners Street in London’s Fitzrovia. The restaurant is accessible via a separate entrance and seats 140 covers. Phil Carmichael, who has cooked with Jasonfor over ten years, is heading up the kitchen at Berners Tavern, creating a contemporary British menu. In partnership with Marriot International, The London EDITION opening marks Ian Schrager’s return to London for the first time in fifteen years.

“I’m really excited to be working with Ian Schrager and Marriott. The menuis simple yet elegant, using the best of British ingredients and change of seasons” Jason Atherton. In keeping with the design of the hotel the menu at Berners Tavern is inspired by the traditions of Great Britain and features the very best produce that the British Isles has to offer. Sample dishes include Orkney scallop Carpaccio served with avocado, radish, jalapeño and lime; char grilled quail served with Alsace bacon, smoked tomato jam, shallot and parsley; and grass fed Baccleuch estate cuts of beef cooked on a charcoal grill. Berners Tavern celebrates traditional and iconic British dishes, such as fish Friday’s with weekly specials,as well as the heralded Sunday roast with fine cuts of Red Ruby beef from the heart of Devon served with all the trimmings.

Inspired by the classic muted colours of Johannes Vermeer paintings and American artist Donald Judd, Berners Tavern has taupe coloured walls, dusty rose chairs, with a subtle play between modern and period design. Tub chairs in the front of the space create a café setting, while banquettes covered in chestnut mohair and taupe leather and round; rift- cut bleached oak tables define the central dining area.Two large custom bronze chandeliers, inspired by NYC’s Grand Central Station, scale down the original 5.5 meter ceilings to make the space more intimate. The walls are adorned with a series of photographic portraits, landscapes and still life, curated as if a private collection. The pewter topped bar is paired with custom leather upholstered bar stools and sits in front an illuminated, amber-backed display. Located above Berners Tavern is the private dining room; an exclusive, intimate space which seats up to fourteen. The modern, long dark walnut table with rose upholstered chairs is placed under an original historic skylight with custom lighting, the ideal space for VIP dining.

Set within a grand dining room and offering guests a menu for all-day dining, Berners Tavern at The London EDITION is a destination for local London foodies and international jet setters alike.