Led by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, Berners Tavern has become one of London’s most sought-after restaurant reservations. Famous for a space that marries historical charm with modern sophistication, the restaurant offers all-day dining with a menu of seasonal, contemporary British cuisine. A private dining room above the restaurant can host special events for up to 14 guests.
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+44 020 7908 7979
A modern reincarnation of London’s 19th-century private clubs, the reservations-only Punch Room draws guests to an intimate space away from the Soho crowds. The bar, paneled in fumed oak, focuses on its namesake with 30 specialty punches including the signature gin-infused EDITION house punch with jasmine tea and oak moss. A curated soundtrack of vintage soul, blues, ragtime and doo-wop is complemented by impromptu live performances.
Be sure to experience Scandal Water, a new tea concept served in Punch Room, inspired by 19th-century tea drinking traditions amongst the upper echelons of London Society who would share scandalous gossip over afternoon tea. Scandal Water offers five carefully chosen pairings of tea, light bites and boozy tea-based tipples (to really get tongues wagging.) Learn more.
Reservations are required for all guests, please call
+44 (0) 20 7908 7949
“THIS IS NO ORDINARY AFTERNOON TEA. THIS IS SCANDAL WATER.”
-The Observer Magazine
“Scandal Water” was the 19th Century slang for tea and became the thing to do amongst the upper echelons of London Society, for whom work was unthinkable and consequently boredom was a very real issue. The empty hours of the afternoon, between the memory of lunch and the anticipation of dinner, became the perfect time to revive the spirits with a cup of afternoon tea and engage in the real focus of the afternoon – a solid couple of hours of salacious gossip!
In celebration of this tradition, Henrietta Lovell, founder of the acclaimed Rare Tea Co. and Phil Carmichael, Executive Chef at Berners Tavern, have created five carefully chosen pairings – Five teas and five food pairings, each designed to perfectly complement one another; including an “iced Gem” Shortbread biscuit with butter Cream or miso cured Salmon with Caviar and more. For those wishing to add a little extra low-key scandal to the afternoon, each pairing is complemented by a custom created punch from each of the respective teas, just to loosen tongues a little and to give you the opportunity to be the most scandalous version of yourself…
Scandal Water is served in the reservations only Punch Room, every Friday through Sunday with seatings between 3PM and 4PM at £35 per person for the choice of three pairings.
please call +44 (0) 20 7908 7949
or book online below.
A twist on a traditional hotel space, the Lobby Bar was conceived for both work and play. Eclectic art, including a stainless steel orb reflecting the entire scene, is paired with iconic British and European design elements. And connections, real and virtual, are encouraged with a communal table and complimentary Wi-Fi. The bar offers cocktails designed by Davide Segat and overlooks intimate seating areas with tufted sofas and a snooker table.