Berners Tavern – We are starting to warm up to this former favourite of ours again

This upmarket restaurant in Berners Street in Central London’s Fitzrovia used to be our go-to place for Sunday brunch for a few months, until we had several bad experiences in a row. Rude staff, long waits, and major cock-ups on the food, to name just a few of the issues. So for a whole year we avoided Berners Tavern. A few months ago, a couple we’re friends with suggested we meet up there, and we were curious, so agreed to the location. We’ve been back for brunch two more times after that, and overall we enjoyed ourselves each time. Located inside boutique hotel inventor Ian Schrager’s Edition Hotel, the main dining hall is one of the most beautiful spaces on the London restaurant scene. Two huge chandeliers, inspired by the ones in New York City’s Grand Central station, dangle from the nearly 6m tall ceilings, counteracting the pompousness of the […]

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Riding House Cafe – Our Review

We had previously been to the much hyped Riding House Café, and didn’t think that much of it, slightly above average perhaps. However, then they opened a sister café called Rail House Café, which really blew our socks off (review here), so we thought we should give it another shot. We weren’t hungry, it was mid-afternoon and we had had brunch earlier that day, so we just ordered a cheeseburger (smoked cheddar, tomato relish, mayo, gherkin, chips; £15) to share and a couple of drinks. The food arrived quickly, and we were pleased with the look and taste. The chips were above average. In the end we left some of the burger on the plate, because we had bitten on several bits of bone, one of which nearly took one of my fillings out, not ideal. Perhaps we are just unlucky. Everyone else seems to really like this place, but […]

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