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Breaking news

15 September 2023: it was announced today that Marcus at The Berkeley is to close on Boxing Day this year.

survey result

Summary

£176
£££££
2
Average
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Opinions divided this year on Marcus Wareing’s august Belgravia HQ, where the day-to-day is overseen by head chef, Craig Johnston. Most reports acclaim modern European cuisine that’s “very, very, very good… amazing!” and applaud the flexibility of the kitchen to particular requests (“our food intolerances were brilliantly catered for and we felt our meal was just as special as other diners”). On the downside, though, ratings were capped by a growing number of disappointments citing hefty prices, and in one or two cases “poor execution”. BREAKING NEWS – in September 2023, Marcus announced it is to close on Boxing Day 2023 and Wareing is now a TV-chef without a restaurant attached. But he says he is not retiring yet, and that announcements will follow…

Summary

£172
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Marcus Wareing’s Belgravia flagship keeps ploughing a steady course “at the level you would expect from a top Knightsbridge hotel”, at this “well-spaced” venue which continues to be “run with expertise” despite a changeover of personnel this year (in January 2022, Mark and Shauna Froydenlund stepped down as chef-patrons, leaving head chef Craig Johnston and senior sous chef, Jack Hazell to take the reins). The modern French cuisine is “beautifully well-judged and thought out”; “service is wonderfully attentive and warm”; and “the wide range of wines provides interesting choices for any dish”. There’s the odd cavil that the food can be on the “rich” side, but the main objection here is the obvious: “the bill can get just a bit silly…”

Summary

£155
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Exceptional attention to detail” – not least the “very refined”, “classical” cuisine – helps win very solid support this year for Marcus Wareing’s illustrious, flagship Belgravia dining room, where chef patrons Mark and Shauna Froydenlund provide the day-to-day hands on the tiller. There is the odd measured report – “everything was lovely enough, but didn’t really take flight” – but on most accounts a trip here provides an experience that’s “not cheap… but amazing!”

Summary

£128
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Outstanding in every way”, say fans of Marcus Wareing’s calm Belgravia temple of gastronomy: “a big room, where the setting of each table feels very private”, and where the “expertly crafted and seasonal” cuisine (under chef patrons, Mark and Shauna Froydenlund) is, they feel, “expensive, but oh-so-worth it”. For a large minority in the last survey, though, its “daft” prices defied comprehension, and some of those recalling the era when Marcus himself was more regularly at the stoves felt that “compared with ten years ago, it’s not a patch on what it was”.

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Wilton Pl, London, SW1X 7RL

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Marcus, The Berkeley Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Marcus, The Berkeley Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Marcus, The Berkeley restaurant.
Nat F
Nice restaurant, with friendly service. Foo...
Reviewed 9 months, 30 days ago

"Nice restaurant, with friendly service. Food was very good, cooked perfectly and seasoned very well. Menu was well composed, each complimenting the next. Overall, great restaurant, worthy of more than the single Michelin star."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £60.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 145.00 Always available 5
Menu2 165.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£30.00 £52.00 £12.00 £25.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £60.00
Filter Coffee £6.00
Extras  
Service 13.50%
Wilton Pl, London, SW1X 7RL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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