About The Yard at Great Scotland Yard
The flagship restaurant at the Great Scotland Yard hotel is headed up by prolific London chef and restaurateur Robin Gill, who currently oversees a clutch of restaurants in Clapham (The Dairy, Counter Culture, Sorella) as well as Irish-influenced Darby’s at the Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms.
The Yard is billed as ‘a slice of country in the city’ and serves a menu of modern British dishes, all of which are made using the very best of produce from the UK countryside. The industrial-chic space features exposed brick walls and iron-wrought sconces, while large booth seating and candles on the tables add a touch of cosiness.
The Yard is one of four food and beverage operations at the hotel overseen by Gill. Elsewhere, you can enjoy his take on afternoon tea in The Parlour, or try out the hotel’s two bars: The Forty Elephants is where to go if you’re looking to sample some British-inspired cocktails, while you can head to Sibin to check out Great Scotland Yard’s impressive collection of rare whiskeys.
Great Scotland Yard finds itself in good company, in the same corner of Westminster as the Corinthia Hotel London, which has also relied on the help of big-name chefs to get the public through the doors – in September 2018, Michelin-starred celebrity chef Tom Kerridge opened his smash-hit Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at the hotel, which has been a resounding success, and he’s since been joined by ex-Cliveden chef André Garrett.
Speaking of his partnership with Great Scotland Yard, Gill said: “Great Scotland Yard is a historical institution so we had to be bold, bringing a new chapter and attitude not only to the building but also to Westminster. As with my other restaurants, we’ll be taking a back-to-basics approach; our aim is to let the ingredients and the experience do the talking while producing the very finest plates of food.”