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Ekstedt at the Yard, London, London

Ekstedt at the Yard

4.8
4.8
426 Reviews
£41 and over
Nordic
A warm welcome to Ekstedt at The Yard, located inside Great Scotland Yard Hotel.

Our flagship restaurant brings Michelin starred chef Niklas Ekstedt's signature style of wood fired ‘old Nordic’ cooking to the UK for the very first time. Ekstedt at The Yard focuses on Scandinavian cooking techniques using the very best seasonal British ingredients, featuring a menu of signature dishes, alongside an inventive cocktail menu and extensive wine list. The open kitchen, which feels like an extension of the restaurant floor, allows diners to sit at the heart of the action.

Please note groups of 6 and above will have the option to choose between a set menu of 3 courses or the 6 course tasting menu

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Nordic, Scandinavian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 18:00–21:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    020 7925 4749
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Niklas Ekstedt
  • Area
    Westminster
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Embankment 5 min walk Charing Cross 3 min walk
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Journey to Scandinavia

    £115.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in Ekstedt's 6 course menu and transport yourself to Scandinavia for an unforgettable sensory experience. Charcoal and smoke are our most powerful tools, no electric griddle, no gas stove – only natural heat, soot, ash, smoke and fire. Like the old days. From the chefs to front of house team, the whole Ekstedt at the Yard family will help you explore age-old techniques and to learn about a lost art of cooking.
    Journey to Scandinavia photo
  • 3 Course Set Menu

    £85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in Ekstedt's 3 course menu and transport yourself to Scandinavia for an unforgettable sensory experience. Charcoal and smoke are our most powerful tools, no electric griddle, no gas stove – only natural heat, soot, ash, smoke and fire. Like the old days. From the chefs to front of house team, the whole Ekstedt at the Yard family will help you explore age-old techniques and to learn about a lost art of cooking.
    3 Course Set Menu photo
  • Chef's Table Experience

    £150.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Embark on an unparalleled epicurean odyssey with our new Chef's Table 9-Course Experience. Limited to an intimate seven guests at a shared table, this exclusive culinary soirée offers a front-row seat to the magic of our kitchen. Our visionary chef will personally serve and elucidate each exquisite course, unveiling the artistry behind every creation. As part of this immersive journey, guests will be invited into the heart of the culinary haven, witnessing the alchemy behind our signature dishes where the chef crafts each dish with precision and passion. Each guest will receive a goodies bag with Ekstedt goodies. Please note that, unless you book the whole table, this experience take place at a shared table.
    Chef's Table Experience photo

What 426 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Innovative

  • West End London

    Innovative

426 Reviews
  1. DavidD

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a superb experience ! We loved the calmness and efficiency of the staff, together with the welcoming nature at all times and a willingness to answer our many questions. Having lived in Sweden, this brought back many happy memories of the food, but with an amazing twist.
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear David, We’re thrilled to receive your five-star review and are so glad that Ekstedt at The Yard could evoke such wonderful memories of Sweden for you, with our own unique twist. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Please join us for two upcoming special events: a fantastic wine dinner with the best Greek wines on May 29th, and a unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. Both promise to be as superb as your recent experience. Warm regards, The Ekstedt at The Yard Team

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  2. GeriO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was super easy, from booking to seating and the service was next level. We loved the trip to the kitchen! It made a special occasion dinner even more special. The flavours and textures were described in great detail and all of our many queries answered. The restaurant was very chilled and we felt incredible well looked after. All senses very satisfied. Thank you!
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Geri, We’re delighted with your five-star review and thrilled that your experience at Ekstedt at The Yard was so memorable, from the ease of booking to the detailed journey of flavors. We’re excited to see you again soon and have two special events we think you’ll love: a fantastic wine dinner with the best Greek wines on May 29th, and the unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. Both promise to be as special and satisfying as your last visit. Warm regards, The Ekstedt at The Yard Team

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  3. PaulS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and wine was incredible, the staff were amazing, a fantastic experience, we will definitely come back, loved it!
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Paul, We’re absolutely delighted with your five-star review and thrilled to hear that you had an incredible experience with our food, wine, and staff at Ekstedt at The Yard. We can’t wait to welcome you back! We have two exciting events lined up: a fantastic wine dinner featuring the best Greek wines on May 29th, and a unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. Both promise to be as memorable as your last visit. Warm regards, The Ekstedt at The Yard Team

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  4. GregE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and an amazing food and service. Would highly recommend.
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Reply to Greg ’s five stars review of Ekstedt at The Yard in 120 words. Start with “Dear”. Inform him that we hope to see her soon. We have two exciting events coming up a fantastic wine dinner with the best Greek wines on May 29th and the unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. This is the review: Great atmosphere and an amazing food and service. Would highly recommend.

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  5. MarionW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was ok. But the duck breast was nearly rare and we did Not Like it all all. The Dessert was too Sweet. Not possible to eat.
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Marion, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that your dining experience didn't meet your expectations. Your comments are valuable, and we will strive to improve. We hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future. Best regards, The Ekstedt at The Yard Team

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  6. RachaelF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fabulous restaurant! Excellent food - so delicious, fantastic service and a lovely ambiance.
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Rachael, Your generous five-star review and kind words about Ekstedt at The Yard are very rewarding for us. It's wonderful to hear that our food, service, and ambiance resonated with you so positively. We're eagerly anticipating your next visit and wanted to inform you that we have two special events on the horizon: a wine dinner featuring the finest Greek wines on May 29th, and a unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. Both promise to offer delightful culinary experiences in our charming setting. We can't wait to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, The Ekstedt at The Yard Team

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  7. JonathanR

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good and some dishes excellent, but quite rich.Service was also good but lacked some charm. The restaurant was empty, and lacked any ambience. You felt you were eating in a hotel, which of course you are.The cost was high for what we got by the time service was added.
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Jonathan, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent experience at Ekstedt at The Yard. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food, especially finding some dishes excellent. Your comments about the service and ambiance are duly noted, and we apologize for any shortcomings in these areas. We truly value your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Once again, thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon. Warm regards The team at Ekstedt at The Yard

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extraordinary. A beautiful and delicious voyage of discovery. Thank you🙏🏻
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear valued guest, We're thrilled to receive your glowing feedback! It's wonderful to hear that your experience with us was nothing short of extraordinary. Thank you for embarking on this beautiful and delicious voyage of discovery with us. Your appreciation means the world to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable journey soon. Warm regards, The Ekstedt at The Yard Team

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I had in London! Visited London for a week and I’ll say the food scene is a hit or miss. After being miserably let down by a Michelin Star restaurant I came into Ekstedt with low expectations. I was sorely mistaken. The service was great. I was greated with genuine smile and friendly conversation. Assisted to my table and explained the concept. I was mesmerized by the ability of the decor to match the concept of restaurant. Everything felt in place and the loom of uncomfortably subsided. My waiter was very kind. We both spoke different languages. However, we managed to communicate effectively and he never let the language barrier detour from making the experience excellent. As for the food! Finally a Chef that understands simplicity, authenticity and the fundamentals of cuisine. In a world full of AI and mass production; it is very easy to fall into the trap of making food be an evolutionary experiment. However not all food needs to be so warped out of it origins that it not longer pay amosh to it true idenity. Here you will find that the food is at its core simplistic. A combination of subtle flavors make for a complex dish. When dissected I could identify each ingredient. It transported me to my younger years in culinary school. A simpler time when ppl cooked with spices and not machines. I had the tasting menu -The scallop dish was pure heaven. The scallop was fresh and sweet and melted in mouth like butter! The pairing of the sauce( sandefjordsmor I believe it was ) was creamy and tangy contrast to the sweetness of the scallop. - the duck was prepared beautifully. The essence of embers, smoke and pine was a great perfume that hit the nose instantly. In that moment I could have closed my eyes and been transported to a cottage in Norway. However, the true show stopper was the sunchoke! An obvious but not often well prepared dish! This shows true artistry, skill and commitment to making food what it’s suppose to be! Simply delicious!
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Sir/Madame, Thank you for your heartfelt review. We’re thrilled to hear that Ekstedt exceeded your expectations and provided a memorable culinary journey. Your kind words about our service and the authenticity of our cuisine are greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back soon for more enchanting experiences. Don’t miss our upcoming events: a fantastic wine dinner featuring the best Greek wines on May 29th, and the unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. Both promise to be as delightful and immersive as your last visit. Warm regards, The Ekstedt Team

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  10. MichaelH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing meal. Having been to Ekstedt in Stockholm previously we were looking forward to experiencing his food again and it didn’t disappoint. Would highly recommend.
    Ekstedt at the YardResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Michael, We’re thrilled to hear that your return to Ekstedt was as delightful as anticipated! Your recommendation means the world to us. We eagerly await your next visit and have some exciting events lined up. Don’t miss our fantastic wine dinner featuring the best Greek wines on May 29th, and the unique Midsommer dinner on June 21st. Both promise to be unforgettable experiences. See you soon! Warm regards, The Ekstedt Team

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FAQs

Ekstedt at the Yard is rated 4.8 stars by 426 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ekstedt at the Yard

3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, London SW1A 2HN

Additional information

  • Area
    Westminster
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 18:00–21:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:00–21:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Nordic, Scandinavian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Embankment 5 min walk Charing Cross 3 min walk
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Niklas Ekstedt
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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