Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley, London

Wednesday, 21 March. After several tries at a distinctive name and a corporate upheaval or two, the restaurant has settled in as Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley. A herd of exotic pigs guards the entries to this restaurant and to Koffman, the other restaurant at the Barkeley.

I thought I'd try to do the post in the style of the menu, that is,
 minimal commentary, a bare list of principal ingredients. 
Picture yourself in a dark room, staring at a mysterious menu, hungry
and wishing for a flashlight. In fairness, everything was delicious.
I'd go back in a minute, but in daylight.
the amuse-bouche: a cup of asparagus soup, truffle shavings.

salted butter and spiced butter

a very, very, very dressy boeuf tartare (Himself's starter, 
described by him as "meant to be admired rather than eaten")
Veal sweetbread, wet polenta, shiitake, fresh truffles - my starter! Mine!
Herdwick mutton, caper, raisin, cabbage, spices
Dorset turbot, celeriac, radicchio, sorrel
Moelleux, orange/mango, cointreau

Apple cream, apple jelly, crisp cinnamon wafers

I did not photograph the coffee. And to all a good night.


  1. It all looks delicious! Happy travels!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! Looks like you had yet another amazing meal (drools).

  3. Hi, Closet Crisis, yes, I always get a bit worried when there's a blurb about "local, seasonal" that ends in cabbage and turnips, but I needn't have worried. All wonderful, not a rutabaga in sight.

    1. OK, but what's wrong with cabbage, turnips, and rutabagas? :D

    2. not a thing as far as nutrition goes, but not exactly festive.

  4. Looking so good darling! would you like to follow each other?:X


As Alice Roosevelt Longworth said, if you've got anything bad to say, sit next to me! No, really, please remember to be kind, and don't say anything fred's mother would not approve of (Diner's mom didn't approve of anything. Including fred.)
Wellfedfred and the Whining Diner reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice if we find:
1. Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Comments including profanity or objectionable language
3. Comments containing concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Comments that attack a person individually
and since there's been a flood of spam lately, we're trying the Robot thing to see if we can block some spam...