To start I had the “Egg, Ham and Peas” Deep fried Clarence Court duck egg, mushy peas and crispy Cumbrian ham (£8.50). This I thought to be lovely and comforting but just short of totally stunning.
I'd already decided on my mains Whole slow cooked Irish Ox, tongue ‘n cheek, roast carrots and onions, bone marrow and horseradish mash (£40 for two people). I knew Mrs B wasn't going to go with me on this one, but I'd already decided I was having it on my own.
|That really was a great carrot.|
The dessert was a complete disaster, a very dry éclair (Caramel apple and Calvados éclair, Devon cream salted caramel ice cream), both of which had clearly been left out for a bit and weren't the freshest. To give them their due they removed them from the bill.
Atmosphere: Wonderfully opulent interior.
Star dish: The Oysters.
Soundtrack: Roxy Music - Angel Eyes.
Berners Tavern is booked up for the rest of the year.