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Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

4.5
4.5
3978 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 45 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

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Piccadilly Circus Underground station

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Experiences

  • Set Menu

    £35.00 per person

    5 Apr - 30 Sept 2022
    Set Menu 2 courses for £35 or 3 courses for £40 with a glass of champagne
  • Afternoon Tea

    £40.00 per person

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

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What 3,978 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • West End London

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. LL

    LonL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovely evening with friends, I ordered the set menu with a glass of champagne, starter & dessert are both excellent, very good value for money! Efficient & friendly staff, thank you Paolo. Love the ambiance and interior design as well!
  2. IG

    IanG

    London

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ham Yard Hotel is an oasis of calm and excellent taste amidst the chaos of Soho. The afternoon tea was perfect in every way. Imaginative and so tasty. Don’t book a table for dinner unless you have a very hearty appetite. As with all Firmdale hotels, Ham Yard is imaginatively furnished and very stylish. Brilliant staff. Highly recommended, we will be returning next time we’re in London.
  3. FF

    FayF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ham Yard Hotel is a really beautiful location - I have had afternoon tea there a few times. The food is lovely and it's good value, especially for London.
  4. LD

    LeeD

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great ambience, lovely food, drinks service was very slow, wine arrived when I had virtually eaten the main course which let it down but the food was superb…
  5. DM

    DebbieM

    Berkshire

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed a fabulous afternoon tea, lovely service, great food and excellent value for money in central London
  6. MW

    MummaWelsh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First class food and awesome service from Sara. We had a special birthday afternoon tea and nothing was too much trouble! We were spoilt on every level!
  7. R

    Redders

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening in the company of friends, great ambience and beautiful food. My only complaint would be the prices of the wine & cocktails. Overall an expensive night out but a very special meal - the mozzarella & grilled peach was divine, as was the fish cake. I would definitely visit again for a special occasion.
  8. HG

    HelenG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, delicious food, had a lovely pre theatre dinner
  9. AT

    AnnaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very relaxed but special place to have afternoon tea. We were treated brilliantly by the staff who made a special effort. The food was amazing too. A real treat.
  10. s

    skippercritic

    Kent

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Interesting menu. Peach in the mozzarella starter was a bit hard though! Enjoyed the food. Mains took a while to come. Nice bar for before and after and very nice outside space but should all be booked before. Bar service was slow after dinner but staff all very pleasant. I would go back!
  11. JM

    JezzerM

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great lunch on courtyard. Ambience and price were high. Very enjoyable.
  12. O

    Oldie

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    For a set menu very good variety. very attentive service. Iced tap water frequently topped up. All most enjoyable
  13. A

    Anna

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely afternoon tea with champagne. would recommend
  14. MH

    MartinH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty , great location. Good service ààaaaaaaass
  15. SW

    SusanW

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The setting was quite nice, sitting in the courtyard, and much quieter than the bar/restaurant. The food was good (particularly the frites), as was the champagne. The staff were very helpful.
  16. j

    joannel

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very nice tea and some unusual but delicious twists that we enjoyed. Thought cake selection was really excellent and we could not choose which was our favourite.
  17. RM

    RachaelM

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a special occasion and we had a fantastic meal. It is expensive but the quality of the food was outstanding. I had Dover sole which was really fresh and delicious.
  18. MN

    MichelleN

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My friends and I have dined at The Hamyard many times and always had a wonderful time. Unfortunately not this time. We waited over 25 minutes for our table after been told it would be 5 with no apology. They then sat us at the edge of the terrace away from most of the other dinners. We waited a further 15 minters for waitress to take our drinks order, and a further 15 minutes to take our food order. The menu was very limited for us are we are pescatarian. We were then moved inside and kept waiting for a table for drinks, after they had told our table was ready! The whole experience was very disappointing. We won’t be rushing back.
  19. NW

    NiamhW

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great place and good service. Food was along the same lines as the Ivy. Our outdoor heater wouldn’t work and the chocolate cake was stale but otherwise all good and we will return
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had tickets for Moulin Rouge and came to eat here first. The food was lovely and the service amazing.
  21. L

    Ladieswholunch

    Brighton

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb location for meeting friends and will be back
  22. CT

    CarolineT

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Really bad service, missed our coffee as waited so long, wine brought after asking twice, food good and nice short menu
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, wonderful al fresco dining outside. Food was good and affordable. Lovely bar area and just a lovely location in the middle of the buzz in town.
  24. MF

    MadeleineF

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Very disappointed. The hotel, restaurant, ambiance, staff were all great and have no complaints. HOWEVER!!!, the afternoon tea (last sitting at 4pm)was substandard. The sandwiches were warm, cheese one was vile.The slices of bread had holes in, crusts on and dry. Cucumber sandwich was literally 2 small slices of warm cucumber. Then the scones!!!! Burnt !!! Sent them back to be replaced with burnt plain ones. One positive, the cakes were beautiful and a great selection. I thought maybe we were the last sitting, we’d got the old tea, however people came in after and had better than us? Bill was £111, we had alcohol, and sorry to say I won’t be going back. Shame. £40 each is a great price for a tea in London, but I’ve eaten much better.
  25. R

    Reviewfeb21

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food wasn’t memorable unfortunately. It just seemed like a basic offering without the wow factor. I think I could have made the sandwiches more flavoursome. The savoury pastries were disappointing (flavourless quiche and odd seafood bite). Such a shame as this was a special occasion. Beautiful building, fit out though.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea was amazing. The hotel decor is stunning. I would definitely recommend
  27. PG

    PhilippaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner to celebrate a birthday. Staff were attentive and efficient without interrupting conversation. Delicious food and good choice of vegetarian options on the menu. Stunning interiors by Kit Kemp.
  28. AC

    AlisonC

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent afternoon tea and service. Great location.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Food was ok, the outdoor seating was amazing. However, the service was really bad. I was expecting a better service after the amount I’ve paid for the dinner. Didn’t exceed my expectations and I won’t come back anymore. I’ve waited long time for starters, main and coffees. I had to ask the waiter twice to bring me 3 coffees.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Sadly the outside dining just did not have enough staff, waited in excess of 30minutes just for our cocktail to arrive. Things just got worse with 40 minutes to clear our table. Staff member tried to rectify the situation by giving us a number of free cocktails which went somewhat to redeeming the situation. I am an advocate for Ham Yard and this is the first time I have experienced the service issues.
  31. C

    Christina35h

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Friendly greeting, the service throughout the entire night can not be faulted. Our waiter at dinner was warm and friendly and the staff were constantly topping up our drinks and being attentive. Regarding food, this is where I've knocked the scoring down. We had a main with sides and dessert. The main (schnitzel, chips, spinach) was just alright, I can't rave about it as I've had much better for half the cost elsewhere... My friend thought the lamb was OK but again, not the best for the price they charge. Our desserts however were another matter - now I'm not fussy when it comes to desserts, I love cake but the cheesecake was inedible. I took a bite and was really unimpressed, I've never said this about a dessert, especially in a review, but it really was horrible. My friend couldn't even finish the bite she took from it (wanted her to try to ensure it wasn't my taste buds being weird!). My friend did, unlike me have the courage to tell the waiter we didn't like either of our desserts and he did ask if we'd like something to replace it with, which we declined so again, the service offered was great. He then gave us two plates of lovely tasty chocolates while we stayed at our table to finish a bottle of wine. Overall the cost was not worth it. It was overpriced for what we received.
  32. RL

    RobertL

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theatre dinner - excellent set menu, quick & efficient service, great ambience in the outside dining area - spot on to start the evening, well done!
  33. p

    persianrox

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Prices have gone up post pandemic so I would only go now for a special occasion.
  34. PP

    PeterP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service we received from Iman was fantastic. Very impressed with the quality.
  35. m

    monkeypie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, great food and fantastic service as always
  36. O

    Olivia

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The tortellini was cold, dry and tasteless yet cost £19. Service was very friendly though.
  37. AP

    AndreaP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pre-theatre dinner that was fantastic value for the quality of the food we received, with very good service. Would highly recommend and will be definitely going back - hopefully, to stay at the hotel as well which looks lovely and is in such a good location.
  38. YP

    YvonneP

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious meal accompanied by a refreshing non alcoholic cocktail. A celebratory treat to round off the meal A perfect way to celebrate a significant birthday.
  39. DC

    DaviChap

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely in every way. Wonderful server and service. They even had a special treat for our graduate
  40. RF

    RFdiner

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our evening at Ham Yard was really lovely. The staff were very attentative and friendly, especially Antonio, who made sure we had everything we needed. Cocktails were delicious and food was great. Its a beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant and bar with good food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 3978 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

One Ham Yard, London, W1D 7DT

Additional information

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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