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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. 



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Yosma

50 Baker Street ,London W1U 7BT

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not what we had hoped for

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Nov 2016

Upon arriving we were seated by a very nice receptionist straight away, we then spent 10 minutes waving at a waiter to get their attention so we could order a drink, when we did get service their knowledge of the wines was very poor. It was then explained that we would need to order 3 to 4 dishes each for a good meal. This was difficult to hear and the music was loud and of no specific style or genre We asked if the humus came with flat bread and was told no, so we asked if we could order some...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 4

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50 Baker Street ,London W1U 7BT

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Lovely addition to the Marylebone food landscape

by   platinum reviewer (153)

Sep 2016

The death of an Indian restaurant is always something to be mourned. When it was the healthy option that was Indali Lounge (spoiled only by advertising "as seen on TOWIE"), it is doubly sad. Anything coming in its place needs to be exceptional. Yosma, whilst not exceptional, is a great addition to the burgeoning food scene in Marylebone. A far cry from the anglicised Ishtars and Topkapis of this world, the food is bright and tasty, the atmosphere welcoming and the whole effect, if...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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A bit of hit and miss

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Sep 2016

Yosma's menu gave both hot and cold mezze, the mangal dishes and dishes from the clay oven. Dishes were recommended for sharing and served as and when they were ready. Prices for mezze dishes were around £6.00, mains starting at £11.00 and desserts were also priced around £6.00. At first glance, the prices seem reasonable. The dishes are suitable for sharing. babaganoush (coal roasted aubergine pulp, lemon, garlic, oregano) £5.00 – a nice rustic style with chunks of aubergine....

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

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    Vi Vian :: Vi Vian

    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...
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    Quiet eating :: Quieteating Yosma

    Yosma. Sounds like a type of vulgarity. You Yosma. How could you be so Yosma.

    Actually, it seems that the real meaning is far more mundane. It’s a Turkish name. So anyhow, with such angst unloaded, it was time to try the food. In rather hip and trendy Baker Street, this rather large restaurant concentrates on Turkish food. Having been over to Turkey myself, there is definitely more to the eastern life than kebabs. Well, I hoped at least that Yosma would remind me of food-filled days visiting Istanbul.

    Flat bread, clay oven fired bake flat bread, lamb fat, za’atar. Sounded interesting and...
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  • Address: 50 Baker Street, London W1U 7BT
  • Telephone: 020 3019 6282
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sat-Sun 10am- Thurs-Sat -12M)

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