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28 July 2014
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Salt Yardone star

54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA

£55.00 Spanish , Tapas Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia

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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £80.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-11pm (Sat 5pm- )

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Young-at-heart Salt Yard is big on feel-good exuberance, keeping things fresh and fun with its ebullient vibe, low prices and skilful blend of Italian and Spanish tapas. Crowds sit shoulder to shoulder in the boisterous upstairs bar, sipping sherry and munching on charcuterie, while those wanting something quieter book their place in the low-lit basement, with its views of the busy kitchen. Watch as the chefs assemble beautiful plates of food defined by high-quality artisan ingredients and fresh, bold flavours: try char-grilled Ibérico presa (pork shoulder) with butternut squash, golden sultanas and sage or velvety diver-caught scallops with fennel purée and chorizo oil, but don’t miss the honey-dripping courgette flowers stuffed with goats’ cheese – a bestseller since day one. The carefully selected Spanish/Italian wine list features some exclusive names, while dedicated, enthusiastic staff ensure Salt Yard stays at the top of its game.

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  1. Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Gourmand Gunno
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Tommo80
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  3. Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Mamma Niamh
      Silver Reviewer  (26)

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 7

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  4. Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Kelly R.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 7

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  5. Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Carolina the Diner
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Michael A.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 8
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  7. Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Matthew H.
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    1 of 4 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 1

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    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Craig P.
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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Michael C.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  10. Salt Yard

    54 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NA
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    Bowen
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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 7
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 6

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  1. Salt Yard has an undiscerning appearance from the outside, but the constant crowds and babble drifting from it makes its obvious that it’s a good place to be. Despite the array of tapas restaurants in London this one is seen as one on the pioneers and one of the best. The small venue is composed of a handsome upstairs bar area filled with counter and front window seats as well as a few closely laid small tables. Those wanting something quieter can book a table in the dimly lit basement; however space here is limited here too...
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  2. Published : Monday, 18th November 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Salt Yard

    Salt Yard is an “award winning modern tapas restaurant focussing on the best of Spain and Italy”. The group behind it also own Dehesa and Opera Tavern, where we had brilliant meals in the past, so I thought here would be a good choice for dinner with my parents. The ground floor dining room was really lovely and buzzy...
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  3. March 2013 has been dreary, cold and snowy. When the weather is like this (and it often is) you just want to be cosy and snug inside a warm restaurant munching on some delicious dishes and sipping wine. Salt Yard is just what the doctor ordered. The restaurant has been at the forefront of the London tapas revolution and consistently recommended by people in the know...
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  4. Published : Thursday, 25th April 2013

    ytTastes :: Quick Taster at Salt Yard, Goodge Street

    inally, I get to try the flagship of the Salt Yard Group, Salt Yard on Goodge Street. I was in the area checking out furniture (I feel another blog topic forming up) and hadn’t actually had any lunch, but was in between meals – so appropriately, some tapas was just the right food to have. opera tavern - courgette flowers | Yvanne TeoSitting at the bar is definitely something seemingly more appropriate when eating tapas, and knowing the most of the menu (how awful) I searched for favourites and dishes that they might have different from their other two branches, Dehesa and the Opera Tavern. Two spotted: chicken cooked with morcilla and black beans… an interesting combination which I haven’t tried before, and pigeon on a bed of lentils & beetroot...
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  5. Little Social is the brainchild of famed chef Jason Atherton, whose Pollen Street Social has proved a huge success with the London foodsters and Michelin. Little Social (which is located directly opposite Pollen Street Social) offers a completely different dining experience from the haute cuisine at Pollen Street Social. The theme here is rustic French and they pull it off well at Little Social. From the quaint French interior to the rural dishes on the menu everything perfectly fits within this picture of a local French bistro...
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  6. Published : Monday, 11th February 2013

    fatmanclaphand :: Salt Yard: brilliance on tap(as)

    The best tapas in London.Tapas is like Gangnam style. All around the world people are doing it, but no one's doing it well. It's usually the tricky leg movements that lead most people to end up doing a sort of bastardised Cossack dance. My simile kind of falls apart at this point, but I don't have to labour it because Salt Yard would nail a metaphorical Psy tribute. It is a rare restaurant: a perfect concept, pulled off completely, and would by no means embarrass itself at the office Christmas party.Having been slightly underwhelmed by Fino (despite some fantastic cocktails) I was still yet to be sold on the idea of fine dining tapas. I prefer the Meson Don Felipe approach of terracotta dishes, unvarnished tables and a drunken Spanish man playing guitar on a plinth, even if the food feels a little rushed. But Salt Yard, which marries Spanish tapas and Italian sharing boards, manages to suggest the rustic charm of tapas while giving you wine glass so large you could fit your face in it - which is of course the sign of any serious restaurant. It's a lovely little restaurant with hardly any signage outside. You walk in and are nudged by the gentlest of dins, made by happy couples sharing food over candles and excellent wine. Upstairs it has a tapas bar vibe, but we were headed down to the restaurant where we were seated near the bustling open kitchen, and even nearer to our neighbours. I was, in fact, closer to the stranger to my left than the person I was dining with, which led to an awkward moment when I was caught sniffing her chorizo.In keeping with the Italian influence, the service was some of the best I've ever experienced. Without even a hint of condescension we were taken through the wine list and menu; our waiter politely explaining anything we didn't understand, complimenting my wine choice and sticking his neck out to recommend the Iberico presa, selling it as "almost like a pork fillet steak".God lord was he right. It was stunning. Cooked medium rare and served on a board with roasted squash, sultanas and sage. It melted in the mouth as fast as the squash did. On the subject of pork, we had also ordered the pork belly with cannellini bean stew - something other blogs have raved about. While the stew was a little bland, the pork fat was as gooey as Turkish delight. It stuck to your teeth, to the roof of your mouth, and probably to your stomach. Wine was the only thing that shifted it, which is my favourite solution to anything.Every dish just had that little idiosyncracy that made it memorable, on top of very capable cooking. The truffled macaroni cheese, the deep fried squid with squid ink aoli. They were all brilliant little twists. That said, there was a fifth dish and I can't for the life of me remember what it was. Make of that what you will.What I will always remember though, is the desserts. I still have nightmares about the puddings I used to serve working as a waiter in a restaurant in my home town. Treacle tarts in plastic tubs from mass caterers, ice cream from the nearby Co-op, chocolate sauce from tacky squeezy tubes. Why some restaurants risk fudging the last thing a customer will eat is beyond me. At Salt Yard there was no such issue. Their churros were deep fried just a little longer than you'd think was wise, making them almost like grissini sticks on the outside, before reaching the soft dough inside – just perfect. But what really made the meal, what made me type like a hack on crack for the last paragraph, was the flourless chocolate cake. Essentially spongeless, it was moist, chocolatey and gooey to the point of fondantness, and with salted caramel ice cream the side (possibly the greatest thing on earth) it was unforgettable. My next job is clearing my store cupboard of flour.All this perfection doesn't come cheap, but to get a feel for just how good Salt Yard is it's worth spending the money. Perhaps the pudding wines were a step too far, but if they're going to match them with the desserts, idiots like me will always splash out. And I regret nothing.Go. Go Gangnam style.   
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  7. Salt yard, located a short walk from Goodge street station has tough competition these days with so many new restaurants opening in the area, Barrica and the newly opened Bubbledogs to name a few. Despite all this competition they are always packed, booking is advised.Salt yard opened its doors in 2005 and since then expanded with Dehesa and Opera Tavern, the group now collectively known as, salt yard group...
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