Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant

4.5
3016 reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Ham Yard restaurant has a frequently changing menu revolving around the freshest, seasonal ingredients and the best of British produce. Dishes range from house-glazed Ham Yard ham and hand rolled pasta to chilli beans on toast and ice cream sandwiches and not forgetting the ever popular Champagne afternoon teas. Our discerning guests will be tempted back time and again to sample our selection of small bar dishes, including truffled mascarpone and ham melts, pulled pork sliders with chipotle and parsley and cured sea trout with beet and horseradish.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 10:30PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 11:00PM

What 3016 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for outdoor dining. Great ambience, service and food. Suitable for the eventful British weather due to courtyard location and good protection.

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CharlieFree
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food was below par. Steak was overcooked, under seasoned and dry.
Service was non existent other than when I was walked to my table (after waiting 10 mins to be seated and escorted over) and on my order. Not once was I asked how my meal was.
Waitress kept unnecessarily filling up my wine glass when I had barely had a mouthful.
Miserable waitress also.
Not impressed at all.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing lunch. But do think it is a little over priced as one dish and a cocktail cost £45

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happydiner
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful, if slightly expensive, lunch here. The service was impeccable and the food totally delicious. The drink was wonderful too. Would have no hesitation in recommending and coming here again. Many thanks to all concerned.

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sandras
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent, in lovely surroundings, heaters kept us warm and a very nice atmosphere
Menu had plenty of choice for me as a non meat eater.
Would highly recommend it and will certainly visit again.

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PaulM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting for a lunch time meal, great staff if not a little pricey

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Gilly
London
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service first class. Only criticism would be the white wine which wasn’t as cold as I would have liked.

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vipAnnetteC
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautifully managed at a challenging time. Thoughtfully looked after by the staff, ambiance and food was everything we could want as we’re starting to eat out in these COVID times.

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LSCfoodie
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor venue for food and drinks in these weird times. Good service, covered and heaters provided. Good location for lack of passers by.

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KarenB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch. Excellant food and service. Thank you.

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SophieR
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service

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vipceaedinburgh
London
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and cosy, despite the fact that we were on the terrace on a chilly day. Highly recommended.

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CandiceB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday lunch here and it was just fantastic! Great food, service, ambience. Covid safe. We then went to a ticketed event upstairs to the roof garden which was also fabulous. Such a great day. Thanks for helping me celebrate and for my gorgeous birthday desert board. We’ll be back!

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Sabrina
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a work meal rain or shine with impeccable service. Even with the rain and cold weather eating outside was fine. They have canopies and heaters. Looking forward to visiting again in sunnier weather.

JD
JohanneD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great time was had. Food excellent, staff on point.

KG
KristinaG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well appointed for current outside dining restrictions - despite it being grey and damp we weren’t cold. Food and service here perfect as all Firmdale Hotels are!

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RussianSalad
London
16 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic place to eat al fresco in central london. Covered tables, heaters, blankets and lovely service. Not cheap, but you are paying for the service and the location. We really enjoyed the food, but the menu is limited!

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ClaireB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was perfect - a great first meal out of lockdown!

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lauren
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting in the quiet courtyard , heaters to ensure we don’t get cold, service was impeccable and food delicious.

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pauldiner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for our first meal out in over a year!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice menu.
Cocktails were mixed - some food, some just okay.
Staff were good and ambience was nice.
Heaters were welcome and seemed like one of the nicer places to eat in central London on a relatively cold, Monday night.

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AdamN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, wine and cocktails in a very pleasant environment.

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RachelH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of outside tables with quite a few heaters. Nice menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I normally love this place but my experience this time around was a little lacklustre. We were dining outside (as there’s no indoor dining for a few weeks) and we got a super dud table. The heating set up was to have heaters between tables, so if a table was in the main seating area, it would benefit from multiple heaters. Our table was at the end and we only had one heater. Even with 2 coats, scarf and 2 blankets (kindly provided by the staff), it was still cold, making for a very uncomfortable dining experience. The food was the standard menu Ham Yard having been using for years. Would be great to see a change up in menu and am definitely not dining outside there again until it’s warmer!

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vipOlgaH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Fabulous being out again and nice that the restaurant had heaters and rugs but sadly the service was very slow, I think they need another one or two staff to service the tables.

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VanessaT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and safety considerations amazing. Food great and lovely places tucked away. Thank you again to the staff for making it such a lovely experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ham Yard have done a great job making the outside terrace feel like you are in a first-class restaurant. The service was smooth and attentive - and when one of the orders was incorrect - it was replaced immediately without fuss or charge. Good food and good wine and s great venue for my wife’s birthday and first family dinner out of lockdown

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Pretheatrediner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice ambience and location to share a meal. The food was fine. The service was a little slow (eg we would all have ordered dessert but it took so long that we gave up).

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LadyHenry
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Greeted by an extremely bossy woman who treated us as though we were dirt. Told what to do and when to do it like we were naughty children. At the end of the night another waiter informed us they were closing by saying ‘you need to leave and that means now’. No value or gratitude for our custom.

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HelenW
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was fabulous. A beautiful setting, effectively run by a friendly and competent team. The heaters and optional blankets work really well. The food was excellent as always - a real treat and a perfect way to spend an evening.

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irena
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I was really excited to go to Ham Yard, their outside area just looks so cute. Indeed, the the ambiance was ok (although some music would have helped) and service was good (heating lamps kept us warm), but unfortunately the food was not worth the price and the cocktails almost felt like they were watered-down. I personally feel that if you are going to charge such money, then it needs to be worth it, otherwise even that cutest courtyard will leave people disappointed.

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JanE
London
41 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ham Yard is a beautiful venue at any time but especially for lunch on the outside terrace during this time of the easing Covid restrictions. They are well equipped to deal with this, have heaters, and tables are appropriately spaced.

The menu and wine list were somewhat less than usual but still had a good selection of dishes to cater for most tastes. As usual, all the dishes were delicious and we couldn't fault the food or the service. The Firmdale Group of hotels are consistently good both in the food, ambience and helpful friendliness of the staff.

We were celebrating a birthday and were made to feel very welcome, even given a small birthday dessert and candle at the end! Highly recommended.

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KellyKinetik
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very high quality standard of food. I ended up having three courses and it was all beautifully presented, at the correct temperature, and highly delicious. A nice setting, outside in the sunshine, remarkably peaceful for the heart of Soho. Good service, nice crockery, stunning bathrooms. I would both recommend and return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff lovely ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Vegan options this time were very disappointing and unimaginative. The vegan options on my previous visit were very good.

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vipThestuffedbird
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

8 of us went to The Courtyard at The Ham Yard Hotel for my husbands 50th birthday. Thankfully, we were blessed with warm weather so were able to sit outside without any covers for the whole time. The service was fabulous - attentive without being over bearing. Everyone enjoyed all the food, the drinks flowed and we were not rushed off (we actually had the table for 4 1/2 hours). It was one of the best family days we have had - thank you so much (even the Vegan pavlova birthday cake was fabulous!)

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OliverM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Waiters couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful and we were all just so delighted to be out!

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vipIndulgenceChaser
London
61 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Great setting in the courtyard with heaters and covering. However, service needs some refinement to be more polite, and also the mixed nuts we ordered were stale (probably opened pre lockdown!). Otherwise a great spot.

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vipDial
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you!

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LaurenC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Booked the Ham Yard ~bar~ and restaurant and put a note on the booking two months ago to say can I just have a bar seat outside please. I then arrived to be told we cannot just have a drink (the seating area was not full by any means). Anyway after much huffing and puffing they allowed us a seat for 45 minutes

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Ham Yard Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3016 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.