Sorry, but your web browser is too old to display this page properly.
Please update it to the latest version or switch to a more modern browser,
Google Chrome or
Internet Explorer 11 (they're all free).
RESTAURANTS IN LONDONCovent Garden restaurantsKnightsbridge restaurantsMayfair restaurantsNotting Hill restaurants
UK RESTAURANTSRestaurants Near MeManchester RestaurantsBirmingham RestaurantsEdinburgh RestaurantsBrighton Restaurants
RESTAURANT OFFERSup to 50% offset menu offersdrink offersRestaurant Vouchers
NEWSpop up restaurantsnew openingscoming soonwhats ondiner reviews
FIND VENUES IN LONDONVenues Outside LondonParty venues in LondonMeeting rooms in LondonLondon conference centresConcierge
EVENT SUPPLIERSCaterers + Event suppliersteambuilding + activitieshospitality + eventscorporate giftsfood delivery + office catering
VENUE LISTSVenues near meParty VenuesMeeting roomsConference centres
private dining cityprivate dining covent gardenprivate dining mayfairprivate dining shoreditchprivate dining sohoprivate dining westminster
christmas partieschristmas party venues in londonchristmas party organisersrestaurant packagesparty bars + nightclubschristmas parties by the river
all uk christmas partieschristmas parties in the south eastchristmas parties in the south westchristmas parties in the midl+schristmas parties in the northconcierge
wedding venueswedding venues in londonUK wedding venueswedding suppliers
collect squaremeal pointsredeem your pointsfaqsrestaurant gift vouchers
Joining London’s swelling ranks of stripped-back venues serving quality street food in a small-plate format, this new bar-restaurant brings a Turkish focus to the genre. ‘Yosma’ is Turkish for jade, yet you won’t find much evidence of such colour in this large almost clinically bare open-plan room of white tiles, dark wood and marble counters – although pretty glowing globes overhead soften the look, and an open kitchen adds energy to the mix. The menu of hot and cold meze plus larger grilled and baked dishes reads like a checklist of Turkish classics: lamb-shoulder köfte, moreish fermented freekeh bread, and rather timidly flavoured baba ganoush. Food arrives when it’s ready; order in stages if you prefer to give structure to a meal. Highlights include a cold serving of pit-roasted, sliced golden beetroot slicked with garlic oil; and beef short-rib, clay-baked in the caul for 12 hours (a pleasing juxtaposition of charcoal-tinged crunch and cushion-soft tenderness). There’s also plenty of lip-smacking Turkish tang in the yoghurt-doused lamb-neck dumplings with chilli, and grilled lamb breast with lemon yoghurt. For dessert, don’t miss the künefe: filo pastry dripping with lemon syrup (white cheese hidden within its golden layers). Prices are reasonable considering portion size and quality, although the bill rises rapidly thanks to the small-plate system. Charming, speedy service adds to the draw, as does a handsome bar with ample stocks of Turkish wine, raki and a short, assured cocktail list. In all, a new culinary high spot for Baker Street.
Yosma, Baker Street – I jumped at the chance of dining in Yosma, a new Turkish restaurant in Baker Street, because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Middle Eastern flavours at Black Axe Mangal and Oklava. Both these restaurants are similar in that dishes are suitable for sharing, but differ in the style of presentation. Another similarity that they both have very impressive looking ovens which capture and command the attention of a keen cook, I am sure, as one walks in. I know it is crazy, but if I could have an oven like that at home, I imagine all the amazing food I could make. I didn’t quite notice such a standout oven at...
More from Vi Vian »
Are you the restaurant owner?
Click here for Links & Logos
Are you making a general enquiry or enquiring about private rooms?
If you want expert advice on the best private rooms and their availability use our free Square Meal Concierge service and earn extra Square Meal Rewards points with every booking.
You are making an enquiry at
By clicking 'SEND' you agree to the Square Meal User Agreement
Please wait while we are sending your e-mail ...