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with Vincent Nuzzolese
Berners Tavern at The London EDITION
Set within a Victorian warehouse, Merchant’s Tavern is a modern take on the traditional tavern. The bar sits surrounded by modern cosy furniture and serves classic cocktails.Chef Angela Hartnett of Michelin-starred Murano teams up with Neil Borthwick to bring a seasonal fusion of modern Italian and French cuisine.
Go for: The food and music. From 6 October 2014, Spiritland will take up residence at MerchantsTavern and will showcase a series of music nights - guest hosts include Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and DJ Bill Brewster.
Where: Charlotte Street, Shoreditch
The men behind tapas restaurants Copita and Barrica bring a traditional taste of Spain with sherry by the barrel, named after Sir Frances Drake who brought thousands of barrels of the wine to the UK in the 16th century. Sherries served include Amontillado, off-dry Rare Old India and Palo Cortado.
Go for: Traditional Sherry served from the barrel
Where: No 3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia
Book: 020 7637 9388, , www.drakestabanco.com
Nestled in the London EDITION, Berners Tavern offers a best of British menu in the hotels plush surroundings. Expect the best egg, ham and pushy peas and a stricking bar that takes centre stage.
Go for: Great British food sourced (of course) from the British Isles and enjoyed surrounded by walls packed to the ceiling with antique art
Where: 10 Berners Street, Fitrovia
Book: 020 7908 7979, , www.bernerstavern.com