Ham Yard

British Restaurant in Soho
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9 / 10 from 1 review
Ham Yard Hotel
1 Ham Yard
020 3642 2000
Nearest Station
Piccadilly Circus
0.10 miles

Ham Yard has a frequently changing menu, revolving around the freshest seasonal ingredients and showcasing the best of British produce and skills. The restaurant offers house-glazed Ham Yard ham, hand rolled pasta, chilli beans on toast and ice cream sandwiches. The bar offers a selection of small plates including truffled mascarpone and ham melts, pulled pork sliders with chipotle and parsley and barbequed octopus with pickled white cabbage, lime, chili and mint.

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All In London Review

After a few well-mixed butter pecan sazeracs we’re smitten with the place.

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When you’re ready to get classy in central London, there are plenty of candidates vying for your hard earned pounds. When it’s time to ‘treat yourself’ there’s The Savoy, The Soho Hotel, The Ritz, Bob Bob Ricard and countless others. But we’ve found the new ‘it’ bar to join the company of that list of esteemed cocktail outfits. The Ham Yard Hotel. Hidden within its own plaza, the Kit Kemp designed hotel bar is all chic soft furnishings, dark wood, swathes of colour and innovative design. In short, it’s the perfect place to take up residence for some early afternoon cocktail drinking. Less formal than the aforementioned bars, the Ham Yard encourages that particular media type of laidback arrogance to merge with the highfalutin ways of the hoity-toity regulars of hotel bar life. If that sounds ever so slightly vile to you then that’s because it kind of is. Hotel bars are about pretending, projecting an image and asserting your right to be there – for a bunch of people at least – and that’s why they’re so much fun. The Ham Yard is perfection for its people watching, its style and for the fact that while we haven’t just sat down with the head of Channel Four to pitch our new reality show, we could have done.

Aside from the style and the charm, there’s the food and drink. You could grab a refined afternoon tea here but we prefer to go all out with cocktails and small bites. Deep-fried macaroni cheese and truffle balls, rabbit sausage rolls and salt beef, mustard mayo and pickle melts are among the most appealing small plates we’ve ever had. Priced at £5 a plate the quality of this unctuous, glorified comfort food makes it great value. The drinks don’t come in quite so cheap but compare favourably to neighbouring hotel bars. You can tell the Ham Yard is attempting to establish itself as a go-to spot because the service is impeccable. After a few well-mixed butter pecan sazeracs we’re smitten with the place.

Reviewed by T.A.O anonymously
Published on Jan 28, 2016

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5-a-day? If it tastes this good, we'll manage 30-a-day

Like 99.9% of all health trends, juicing first caught on in LA where this bar has its origins. From the snappily-named Greenhouse 1, 2, 3, etc, made from the combination of various greens, to Alkaline Cleanse Water and the even more appealing-sounding Chlorophyll Nutrient Water, this is a pilates-lover’s dream. Visit the Ham Yard Hotel branch for extra fashion kudos.

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