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We were expecting the latest news from Salt Yard to be about their Borough opening, but this popped up instead! Opened July 2022.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The original Salt Yard in W1 used to be one of London’s best new tapas restaurants” – but it opened over 15 years ago and “the subsequent roll-out of the brand as multiple branches” under Urban Pubs & Bars “has seen quality drop quite a lot”. As “a pleasant option for well-produced Med-inspired dishes”, they maintain a fair number of fans, if without the pizzazz once conjured by the name. The year-old branch near the entrance to Westfield is the highest rated, and the newest near Borough Market is also seen as “a handy addition to the group”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A variety of excellent tapas” (mixing Spanish and Italian inspirations) and an appealing, “buzzy” (if sometimes “loud”) atmosphere created huge interest in the original Fitzrovia branch, when it opened back in 2005. But while still retaining a loyal fan club, it can seem overhyped nowadays (“it’s always listed as a go-to place, but there are much better tapas available elsewhere now”). Having spawned various spin-offs (Dehesa, Opera Tavern, Ember Yard), since 2018 it’s been part of Urban Pubs & Bars who have decided to roll it out: first to Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush (which opened in July 2022) and coming soon to Borough Market if local planning objections can be overcome.

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Reviews of Salt Yard Restaurant in W12, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Salt Yard restaurant.
Louise W
Sat 'outside', under cover but with a windo...
Reviewed 11 months, 13 days ago

"Sat 'outside', under cover but with a window, bar seats. I do like the food and the wine list. We had chorizo with potatoes and spring onions, chicken with harissa, great flat bread with garlic. Wonderful tomato salad and patatas bravos. Lovely staff. Awkward shape restaurant."

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