Chef slash superman Jason Atherton just can't stop opening restaurants, and Berners Tavern may just be his finest work yet! The room is more brasserie than tavern, and it's breath-taking, with cavernous high ceilings still decorated with the building's original moulding, glitzy moon shaped booths that would make Marilyn Monroe feel right at home and walls crammed with oversized framed artwork. The bar, one of two in the Ian Schrager London Edition Hotel, is long and buzzing, with possibly the most flattering lighting in town, thanks to the globe-like chandeliers that were modelled after the ones in another gorgeous room - New York's Grand Central Station.
Our bartender was Italian and charming, and had worked in some impressive Manhattan bars before moving to London, in fact all the staff are gorgeous here, and we loved the hostesses in their white jackets. All this fabulousness put us in the mood for Champagne, but the cocktails are impressive too, just as you'd expect from a Jason Atherton bar, the drinks menu uses lots of foodie ingredients like fresh dill, roast sweet corn syrup and Coco Pops milk, delish. Oh, and don't miss a chance to get stuck into some of Atherton's British eats while you're there.