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survey result

Summary

£102
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The most sensational-looking dining room” – a “so lively” (“far too loud”?) converted banking hall in Ian Shrager’s Edition hotel – overshadows Jason Atherton’s food at this fashionable Fitzrovia haunt. Fans do hail cooking they say is “lovely”, but it “miscues” too often for comfort, and its harshest critics now place it “essentially at gastropub level”. Even critics, though, suspect the place will “carry on pulling people in”.

Summary

£93
 ££££
2
Average
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

To be “blown away by the decor” – with its “beautiful high ceiling and sense of spaciousness” – is still the dominant reaction to Jason Atherton’s glam dining room inside Ian Shrager’s Edition hotel, north of Oxford Street. “Wish the food could be at the same level as the interior” is another common theme, however, as is ever-more “arrogant” or “haphazard” service, and there’s a general feeling that, on current form, the place is “serving a transient market with its glorious setting rather than focussing on the product and delivery”.

Summary

£93
 ££££
2
Average
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

To be “blown away by the decor” – with its “beautiful high ceiling and sense of spaciousness” – is still the dominant reaction to Jason Atherton’s glam dining room inside Ian Shrager’s Edition hotel, north of Oxford Street. “Wish the food could be at the same level as the interior” is another common theme, however, as is ever-more “arrogant” or “haphazard” service, and there’s a general feeling that, on current form, the place is “serving a transient market with its glorious setting rather than focussing on the product and delivery”.

Summary

£75
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “awesome” setting of its “beautiful” interior provides one of London’s most impressive backdrops for a meal at this grand dining room, north of Oxford Street (recommended for romance, but especially for business). Most reports give a thumbs-up to the “pricey-but-solid” cuisine overseen by Jason Atherton, but – especially at the price – results can be “rather forgettable” (and there were a couple of disastrous meals reported this year). Afternoon teas and Sunday roasts are a recent innovation.

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Restaurant details

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No dress code
Yes

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £33.50 £8.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £3.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
10 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NP
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday5 pm‑9:45 pm
SundayCLOSED

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