Tredwell’s, Covent Garden

Tredwell’s is something a wee bit different from Marcus Wareing, who also owns the two Michelin starred eponymous restaurant inside The Berkeley Hotel. It’s a casual, affordable, “accessible” restaurant on a site just round the corner from Seven Dials which always seems to have struggled; many a restaurant has failed to make it a success. What a transformation though; it’s three floors of pure beauty. … Continue reading Tredwell’s, Covent Garden

Marcus at The Berkeley

Two Michelin starred Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley Hotel recently underwent an extensive refurb including, a name change to Marcus, in the hope of making it a much more relaxed affair. We had a brilliant lunch there a couple of years ago so when I received an invitation to review the new place, I jumped at the chance. Ever since blaggergate (what? You’ve not heard … Continue reading Marcus at The Berkeley

The Gilbert Scott

Fancy a Wikipedia history lesson? Well, in 1865 the Midland Railway Company held a competition to design a 150-bed hotel to be constructed next to its railway station, St Pancras. Eleven designs were submitted, including one by George Gilbert Scott, which at 300 rooms was much bigger and costlier than the original specifications. The hotel was upscale and expensive with costly fixtures including a grand … Continue reading The Gilbert Scott

Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

We arrive at a very elegant purple restaurant with velvet walls. At 1pm it was a little empty but it soon filled up and had a comfortable atmosphere. A creaky champagne trolley is first to greet us. After pretending for a brief moment that we were even considering whether to have a glass, my gentleman companion and I kindly declined and asked for a bottle of water … Continue reading Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley