RestaurantsLondonFitzroviaW1

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Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This pioneer of Spanish and Italian small-plates dining near Goodge Street station is “still going strong after so many years for a very good reason”“interesting and yummy dishes plus good wine”. Ratings have remained solid since the whole group (including siblings Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard) was taken over late last year by Urban Pubs & Bars from Simon Mullins and Sanja Moy, who opened Salt Yard in 2005. There’s even been a “big improvement in the ambience of the basement”. Top Menu Tip – “deep fried courgette flowers with honey: the cheesy goodness within marries perfectly with the honey sweetness drizzled over… just wow!”

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This pioneer of Spanish and Italian small-plates dining near Goodge Street station is “still going strong after so many years for a very good reason”“interesting and yummy dishes plus good wine”. Ratings have remained solid since the whole group (including siblings Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard) was taken over late last year by Urban Pubs & Bars from Simon Mullins and Sanja Moy, who opened Salt Yard in 2005. There’s even been a “big improvement in the ambience of the basement”. Top Menu Tip – “deep fried courgette flowers with honey: the cheesy goodness within marries perfectly with the honey sweetness drizzled over… just wow!”

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delights such as octopus with saffron mayo” are amongst the “very appealing small plates”, inspired by Spain and Italy, that put Simon Mullins’s “friendly and informal” bar in Fitzrovia at the vanguard of London’s “upmarket tapas” trend. Even if it no longer makes culinary waves as it did, ratings are back to a five-year high this year. Any complaints? – as ever, it’s “cramped and crowded”.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tapas slightly outside the normal offerings (courgette flowers and squid croquettes are especially good)” have made a big name for Simon Mullins’s “always packed and squeezed in” Fitzrovia “favourite” (the original member of his group). It’s no longer a ‘wow’ nowadays though, and some fear “the bill’s always a bit bigger than expected”.

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Salt Yard Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Salt Yard Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Salt Yard restaurant.
Lis B
Been a going a while and seems to be managi...
Reviewed 3 months, 19 days ago

"Been a going a while and seems to be managing to keep a good standard on the food. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £38.00

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£11.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
54 Goodge St, London, W1T 4NA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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