Lush lunch at Berners Tavern
Every now and then a new restaurant opens and everything is just right. Berners Tavern got some fantastic reviews and all of them are so well deserved. It is a fun place, the art is plentiful, a crazy but functional chaos. Everywhere you look there is something catching your eye but it is not disturbing, it just adds to the fun. The restaurant is large but welcoming and it is the kind of place I can imagine staying a bit longer, enjoying some more wine and actually decide that there is room for dessert after all.
In this fab environment I felt that it would only be right with to start with a cocktail and ordered a Dill or no Dill.
I had a crab and leek starter, it was beautifully presented (as expected) and delicious. The only thing I didn’t quite get was the croutons, a bit too chunky for me and didn’t feel as if they added much to the otherwise delicious dish.
My lunch date had their already famous ham egg and peas and both startes went down very well.
We haven’t met for quite a while so there were lots to catch up on, work, industry trends, past holidays, I was entertained by some amazing stories about a recent trip to China and an earthquake in Guatemala! I didn’t have anything quite as exotic to share but time went way too fast.
After some deliberating between us we had been recommended the lamb, the only thing was that we found 3 different lamb dishes on the menu! We decided to share the shoulder of Romney Marsh lamb with roast vegetables and when it arrived we were, I have to say so pleased it was heading to our table.
The meat flaked off the bone. It could easily have fed at least 3 people but we managed to eat most of it! It came with silky soft mash and afterwards we didn’t have room (or time) for a dessert but it was a great lunch. The food was lovely, the wine rich and silky, the service great and the atmosphere fun!