MARCUS Restaurant – Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

We visit MARCUS at The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge to try the new autumn menu.

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, which is a favourite restaurant in London for many, re-launched as ‘Marcus’ with a fresh new look.

While I loved the old design of heavy fabrics and dark colours, it was definitely more suited to an evening dinner or a long, boozy lunch where you didn’t mind missing daylight.

Marcus Wareing at The BerkeleyThe new look is lighter and more relaxed, although still retaining a formality you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant, and certainly more suited for lunches that don’t need to linger long into the afternoon.

Thankfully, long lunches are still permitted if that’s your thing.

The autumn menu starts with wigeon, risotto, cabbage and pine nuts with ample shavings of truffle, followed by a thick piece of Maldon cure smoked salmon with beetroot and horseradish.

For your main course, choose between Herdwick lamb with polenta and cep mushrooms or bacon collar with split peas and a side pot of dumplings. The lamb is paired with a fabulous cabernet sauvignon from California.

A small cheese course sets you up for pineapple, coconut and lime dessert with a small custard and nutmeg tart on the side. Although Marcus no longer offers the chocolate truffle cart (it was so good!) you do get a bag of salted caramel chocolates to take home with you.

Whether you want to pop in for a quick business lunch or block off your whole afternoon, I can highly recommend Marcus at The Berkeley.

private dining room at Marcus Wareing at The BerkeleyFor group private dining bookings, try the private dining room, pictured above.

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

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