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Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
3903 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European

Ham Yard restaurant has a frequently changing menu revolving around the freshest, seasonal ingredients and the best of British produce. Dishes range from house-glazed Ham Yard ham and hand rolled pasta to chilli beans on toast and ice cream sandwiches and not forgetting the ever popular Champagne afternoon teas. Our discerning guests will be tempted back time and again to sample our selection of small bar dishes, including truffled mascarpone and ham melts, pulled pork sliders with chipotle and parsley and cured sea trout with beet and horseradish.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:45 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 3642 1007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Fox

  • Private party facilities

    PRIVATE EVENTS & MEETINGS There is a range of private rooms and event spaces at The Ham Yard Hotel. Each of the rooms has striking interiors designed by Kit Kemp and can be personalised to suit the individual style of each event.

  • Private party contact

    events@firmdale.com: 020 7287 4434

  • Neighborhood

    Soho

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Piccadilly Circus Underground station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Apr 5 - Aug 31, 2022
    Set Menu 2 courses for £35 or 3 courses for £40 with a glass of champagne
  • London Restaurant Festival

    £35.00 per person

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2022
    Set Menu 2 courses for £35 3 courses for £40
  • Afternoon Tea

    £40.00 per person

    Jun 6 - Sep 1, 2022
    Afternoon Tea £40 per person or £52 per person with a glass of Rathfinny Rosé, Sussex 2018

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What 3,903 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • West End London

    Modern European

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  1. L

    Lizzie

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Disappointed to see that the selection of teas weren’t included in afternoon tea and were a extra £2.50 supplement offering only earl grey and breakfast tea is limiting. Nice choice of sandwiches, cakes and scones. Thank you for my 40th cake it was lovely 💖

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Very good food but service wasn’t great

  3. HO

    HelenaO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ham Yard's Afternoon tea was definitely one of the highlights of my time in London! Such a great experience, and the food and service were out of this world :)

  4. NR

    NicolaR

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    It's complicated. This is my go-to special lunch with a friend place. Beautiful decor. Comfortabale and spaced out seating. Professional service. Flavours perfectly balanced. However, I was starving when I left yesterday. The problem was that the portion sizes on the fixed price menu were tiny. A mere sliver of mackerel for a starter (paired with a wonderful cucumber and fennel salad and tangy chilli ketchup); sublime lamb main course but you could have fit the portion of meat in a matchbox. The pudding was fantastic. There simply wasn't enough food, even with a side of potatoes. The waiting staff were, as always, pleasant and efficient. No hint of a wince when we asked for tap water alongside our champagne. When we arrived the person in front of us was offered a menu with calorie values on it. Why weren't we? One final point. Am I the only person who's horrified to find other guests conducting interviews on their laptops. without using headphones, in the bar? Surely this is not acceptable? I understand that hotels need to accommodate people who are working in their public spaces, but an interview? Where everyone passing by can hear the candidate's responses? Really? Rant over. I would definitiely come here again, but probably choose from the main menu next time. Or grab a snack on the way there.

  5. K

    Kowalski

    London

    55 reviews

    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Nice ambiance but was quiet for fathers day Sunday

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    I was really disappointed by the Ham Yard, and continue to be so. I ordered the artichoke dish and the new potatoes were undercooked. Our waiter was attentive, but sometimes overly attentive and intrusive. The decor and the building is beautiful but overall very disappointed by the quality of food and service.

  7. C

    Curlywurly

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous place. Go for the interior design. Go for the afternoon tea. Definitely go for the service. Amazing.

  8. DW

    DavidW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff. We were treated very well. It is a spacious and relaxed environment.

  9. c

    carolineh

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good value set menu and great wine the sommelier recommended. Wholly recommend

  10. MC

    MargotC

    Hertfordshire

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The set lunch was great value. Food was delicious. Really unusual and delicious vegetarian main course in like a consommé with artichoke and tomatoes. Waiting staff were delightful. Really spacious so you’d table was not too close to anyone .

  11. P

    Poppy19

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Great service and beautiful place to be. Sitting outside is amazing. Tad expensive.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Disinterested waiter. Had to repeatedly flag down staff to get drinks etc. no one ever checked on us. Not what we expect from a firmdale property.

  13. KW

    KennyW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    I thought that the set up outside was going to be a balcony/terrace but it was just the ground floor outdoor seating. service was really good and the waitstaff always made sure youre okay. food was meh. the bread of the sandwich seemed a little hard. for $50 USD, I thought the food was going to be better. Would not go again and try another place

  14. T

    Timx11

    New England

    44 reviews

    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Mediocre food, pre diner drinks arrived after starter, not great value. Our server was brilliant but she was held up by the bar.

  15. ME

    MECJ

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Lovely setting outside in the courtyard but the service was very slow and poor. Our table was booked for 1930 and we didn’t get pudding menus until 2200. Also the food was overbuttered and a little disappointing - shame as have had really good experiences previously

  16. BW

    BenW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Good setting, food average for price - better place to just go for a drink.

  17. EW

    EmmaW

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely afternoon, good service and a relaxing experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Very average and thereby poor value for money

  20. MM

    MiniMoulais

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic time celebrating a friend’s 40th. Server couldn’t have been more attentive and the surprise “happy 21st” treat went down a storm. Thank you!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My 40th birthday, Excellent service, friendly staff that were really attentive to my every need. Create recommendations on the menu.

  22. MS

    MrsS14

    London

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love Ham Yard Hotel - afternoon tea was up to scratch and service was excellent, especially given the challenges hospitality is facing at the moment.

  23. B

    Bridgetr

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Gorgeous setting outside and have been here many times. I had the chicken schnitzel which was average and completely overpriced. My friend had artichoke stew thing which was really salty and again completely overpriced for what it was. Croquettes for starter were good though.

  24. A

    April

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I treated my mother to Afternoon Tea with a glass of rose on Saturday afternoon and it was lovely. We actually walked pass the entrance which is set back from the road. Upon arrival, we were swiftly taken to our table. The ambience of the restaurant is quite relaxing. The only noise was from a man who was speaking quite loudly and animated to his guest nearby. Despite that, it was a lovely afternoon. In particular, I enjoyed the seaweed scone with lobster creme fraiche and the blueberry and elderflower macaron. Normally I never eat macaron as I find them to be too sweet but the macaron was just right. We were quite stuffed. We boxed two of the scones and left a few cakes remaining. Thanks to all the wonderful servers and staff for making our visit a pleasant one. I look forward to returning soon for lunch or dinner.

  25. RF

    RichardF

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lunch with Rebecca and Pete. Lyn and I went on to see “Les Mis”

  26. TJ

    TokyoJacko

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Delicious food and very nice cocktails in a special location in the heart of London. There were lots of staff and they were all very friendly but they lacked a bit of focus in dealing with our requests. Nevertheless, I will go back there again and again since it’s such a lovely and tasty place to dine in London.

  27. KN

    KevinNiceguyalways

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    As always great place to be with fantastic ambience and great music

  28. c

    clintonp

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal. Service was superb and faultless. I would say this is expensive - most starters were £18 but the quality made it worth it. Tagliatelle with Wild Mushrooms was heavenly - with a subtle, tasty sauce. Other Diners in our party enjoyed the Lamb and the Veal Chop. Extensive Wine List with some zingers in there!

  29. BR

    BenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Eating outside on a sunny at at the Ham Yard restaurant is one of the great pleasures of a Soho summer and our meal here last week was no exception. The place is peaceful and elegant and the service extremely friendly. We had two areas of feedback: firstly, drinks took a while to arrive. Secondly, and more worryingly, the main dish ordered by two of us (cod - £34) was rather disappointing, to say the least. The fish was grey and the sauce was watery. Flavours were insipid. It was a bit of a disaster, in fact and should not have passed quality control. Something had gone very wrong in the kitchen. However, once we complained the staff responded with alacrity and replaced the offending dishes with new orders, plus they offered all four of us desert and a glass of champagne each on the house. So their response to the feedback was exemplary and we are grateful for that. All in all we had a very enjoyable lunch.

  30. s

    suef

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Started off well as I arrived early and was allowed to sit in a lovely area with a cocktail. The restaurant itself is quite noisy. We had to ask for the set menu menu. The food was tasty but not exceptional, the main menu seemed pricy .Not huge portions especially the mackeral starter very mean. The bread (charged extra) was good, but there was a delay in ours arriving - probably still being baked. Service was very friendly but slower than it should be at some points .Overall enjoyed the meal but wouldnt rush back (except maybe for afternoon tea which looked lovely )

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    A nice setting, food was ok but nothing particularly memorable for the price.

  32. s

    style

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely meal as always at Ham yard. The soup deserves special attention as it was lovely with a crispy egg to top it off. Well done.

  33. CC

    CallyClay

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service and tasty food. Lovely dining area

  34. AM

    AndreaM

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    It was my birthday dinner. I really liked the ambience and setting and the waitress was very friendly. We had the set menu. I felt the main course, the lamb, was very small and although tasty was not enough food for the price. The puddings were a better size and starters mixed, depending on the choice.

  35. 9

    99999

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    An enjoyable meal in a restaraunt which was close to our theatre show.

  36. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, served in a fabulous location, with incredible service. I would highly recommend! It was a wonderful treat before seeing a show.

  37. p

    paulm

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for the Sunday evening set menu on 5 th June . Great selection of food beautifully presented & a complimentary glass of champagne. We had a delightful young man , I think his name may have been George he was Asian with long hair ,his manners and service were Michelin star standard we could not fault one think he did , nothing was too much trouble . The ambiance is just perfect for a wind down after a busy day in London an oasis of calm . Needless to say we will return next time we are in London .

  38. M

    Marcus

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Post-Jubilee dinner - pretty much the only restaurant open in the area. Very pleasant experience.

  39. LL

    LiamL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a lovely dinner with my friend over the weekend. Waiter very friendly and environment is vibrant but can have a good chat. Set menu is nice

  40. b

    beltlinebandit

    Atlanta

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent and beautifully presented but very expensive.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3903 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

One Ham Yard London, W1D 7DT

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Soho

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:45 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Piccadilly Circus Underground station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Fox

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3642 1007

  • Private party facilities

    PRIVATE EVENTS & MEETINGS There is a range of private rooms and event spaces at The Ham Yard Hotel. Each of the rooms has striking interiors designed by Kit Kemp and can be personalised to suit the individual style of each event.

  • Private party contact

    events@firmdale.com: 020 7287 4434

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