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“Cool but not too expensive”, this offspring of Salt Yard deals in Spanish and Italian food with a “smoky twist”. The two-tiered space is suitably clad in wood, with assorted seating upstairs, more intimate corners and a large bar in the basement. A succinct small-plates menu is great for groups, from Ibérico pork fat chips or smoked burrata with zingy heritage tomatoes to morsels of “wonderfully rich and juicy” hot-smoked Gloucester pork belly served with smoked apple and cider – all given the treatment over single-species charcoal from Kent. The menu is also peppered with trendy extras such as whipped jamón butter, brown crab alioli and chorizo ketchup, while a range of Spanish lagers and intriguing cocktails (acorn liqueur, anyone?) refresh the palate after all that smoke. Ember Yard delivers the goods, whether you’re after a beer and some buttery BBQ flatbread or a full-on celebration; meanwhile, “enthusiastic staff” add the final gloss to this “smoking” venue.

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Ember Yard

61 Berwick Street ,London W1F 8SU

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Smokin'

by   platinum reviewer (203)

Apr 2016

Editor's pick Ember Yard fitted perfectly the brief I had been given by my comrade for the evening: find somewhere cool but not too expensive for six people in central London at fairly short notice. I added an arbitrary extra criterion to the above, wanting to go to a place I had not visited previously. Having dined enjoyably on several previous occasions at Ember Yard’s sister restaurant on Charlotte Street (Salt Yard), the former seemed a good choice for our night. In no sense were we disappointed. The place...

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

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Ember Yard

61 Berwick Street ,London W1F 8SU

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by   platinum reviewer (94)

Apr 2014

One of the issues that occupies me in deciding where to eat in London is the balance between visiting old favourites and experimenting in the hope of finding new ones. Leaving aside real “special occasion” places, we have a list of about 20 London restaurants that we really enjoy and feel assured of a well-cooked tasty , good value meal. Given that we travel a lot and don't live right in London, two visits a year to each of the 20 favourites would about do us for virtually risk-free eating. But...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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61 Berwick Street ,London W1F 8SU

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by   platinum reviewer (51)

Feb 2014

A spanking new Spanish tapas was to me, the perfect pre- theatre valentines treat. Yes the service was fast and there was none of the pomp surrounding a 3 course meal, but there were too many schoolboy errors. Ember yard is the 4th eagerly awaited venture by the Spanish gods behind Salt yard and Opera tavern. The emphasis here is on the grill which gives everything that chargrilled barbecue edge. The restaurant itself is nestled in pumping Soho and so the vibe is good and the interior very inviting...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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Ember Yard

61 Berwick Street ,London W1F 8SU

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Smoky sumptuousness

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Jan 2014

The Ember yard presents an exciting and innovative range of dishes based upon the very best elements of Italian and Spanish food. The daring and exceptionally well prepared food wowed us. The delicately smoked and charcoal grilled meat and fish are cleverly enhanced by Mediterranean delicacies such as Bottaga ,N’duja and Guanciale. The waiters were extremely polite and attentive despite the rush. We loved the smart decoration combo: Fine rustic in the upper dining room and stylish art- deco in the...

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

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61 Berwick Street ,London W1F 8SU

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Absolutely smoking

by   bronze reviewer (8)

Dec 2013

Combine great tapas of Spanish and Italian influence, insistence on great produce, throw in the latest trend du jour of smoking, add little seasoning, and you get Ember Yard, the latest opening from the dependable Salt Group. Since last year, Opera Tavern, has been one of my favourite eateries and places to take new people to London. It is one of the few places that does the superlative Ibérico pork meat rather than just the jamon, and sits nicely in the pricey but not extortionate value range....

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

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    Dinner with Jo :: Ember Yard - Soho, London | dinner with jo

    Hollywood’s favourite pirate Johnny Depp once said, “I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.” If that is the case then he should dine every night at Ember Yard, the fourth restaurant to be born from the Salt Yard group, for confused is very much how I felt after eating there on Sunday night.

    Most dishes were so lovely that I felt a genuine pang of sadness when they were nearing their end, whilst the odd few were almost offensive...
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    Eating Covent Garden :: Ember Yard

    Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant in the Salt Yard group. Everything on the menu is cooked on a custom-built, bespoke Basque-style grill (hence the embers) and dishes have both Spanish and Italian influences, particularly from the Basque Country and Tuscany.
    I discovered afterwards that the head chef, Jacques Fourie, is South African which kind of makes sense with the SA passion for braaing (barbecuing).
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  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Area: Soho
  • Price: £45.00
  • Wine: £20.00

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