Ember Yard

4.5
63 Reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates

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Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant from Salt Yard Group and has been influenced by our travels around Spain and Italy and their methods of cooking over charcoal and wood.

We commissioned and custom built a bespoke, Basque-style grill and sourced some amazing single species sustainable charcoal and wood from Kent to cook with. We use only the finest seasonal produce, and introduce – as has become our style – our spin on flavours of Spain and Italy.

Ember Yard is located in the heart of Soho and is a lovely two storey restaurant and bar, with an open plan kitchen on the ground floor and a cool and cosy bar on the lower ground floor. The same delicious menu is available throughout and we encourage you to come along before you dine to sample one of our specially created Ember-themed cocktails.
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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I go to this restaurant a lot and it rarely fails please.

The food is consistently tasty and well presented and really quite reasonable for a good standard like this. I will continue to return, as long as they continue to provide.

If you're on a first date, an anniversary, having dinner with friends or taking out clients, I'd highly recommend a visit to Ember Yard.

Ember Yard
Responded on March 13, 2020

Dear George, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had enjoyed our restaurant and our delicious food. Thank you for returning and see you soon for another amazing experience. Kind regards, Ember Yard Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, friendly service. Great for a group

Ember Yard
Responded on February 26, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to rate us. We are pleased to see that you had a great dinning experience with us and we are looking forward into welcoming you and your friends and family again soon. Kind regards, Ember Yard Team

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CharlotteG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went a couple of years ago and remembered absolutely loving it. Went back with a friend earlier this week. Ambience great for a Monday. Warm and perfectly pitched music at right level. Delicious food and wine. Great service. Attentive but not overly intrusive. Great for a catch up with a friend. Highly recommend.

Ember Yard
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for trusting us again. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed your time with us once more and hope to see you before another couple of years! Best, Ember Yard Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was very slow, very poor

Ember Yard
Responded on February 13, 2020

Hello, We are very sorry to hear that you haven’t enjoyed your meal at Ember Yard. Could you kindly contact us directly as we would like to rectify your recent dining experience? Best, Ember Yard team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was great! Def will come back again.

Ember Yard
Responded on February 8, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your 5- star rating. We are please that you had a good time with us and we appreciate your lovely feedback. We hope to welcoming you again soon for another amazing experience. Kind Regards, Ember Yard Team

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vipRoboreviewer
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I have been to Ember Yard, Soho on several occasions and found the food and service to be excellent, however I found having 3 small slices of cheese charged at £12 to be insulting. Its a similar story with the charcuterie. I have tried all the dishes on the menu and the quality of cooking is high and its all very tasty but there is a reason why its not that busy and that's because the pricing of certain dishes needs to be adjusted.

Ember Yard
Responded on January 13, 2020

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you haven’t enjoyed your meal at Ember Yard. Could you kindly contact us directly on office@emberyard.co.uk as we would like to rectify your recent dining experience? Best, Ember Yard team

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Patrick
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

pretty good food. The pace of the meal was far too quick almost felt like they were trying to get us to leave soon as possible. Food could come a bit cold but overall a decent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the

Ember Yard
Responded on January 3, 2020

Hello, Thank you very much for your great star rating, we are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Ember Yard Team

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vipeplau
London
330 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food

Ember Yard
Responded on January 3, 2020

Dear Eplau, Thank you very much for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Ember Yard Team

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vipAmak
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Every dish was delicious, the 3 standouts were the courgette flower, the cabbage side dish and the jamon croquetas. The seabass with the rosti was also an interesting combination, it worked very well. The octopus and chorizo skewer a plate of smokey goodness. We ended the meal with a plate of churros - unbelievably light! Only suggestion is to reduce the salt a little in the savoury dishes - a tiny bit heavy handed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Meal before going to the theatre. The service and the food were amazing. The staff were attentive and friendly.

Ember Yard
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for your great star rating, we are looking forward to welcoming you soon. Best, Ember Yard Team

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bvsc
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time at Ember Yard. I was familiar with their other restaurant Dehesa, but it had been a number of years since I had last been.

Service was excellent for our Sunday lunchtime meal. We tasted 2 wines recommended by our waitress before settling on a bottle which was a nice touch.

Food was sublime, there wasn't a single dish we didn't enjoy to the fullest.

Thank you and have already recommended this place to my colleagues and friends.

Ember Yard
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for your 5* rating and lovely feedback. We will make sure to pass it onto the team. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you again soon! Ember Yard team

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant in Soho, well decorated through out, with nice ambience and very comfortable.

The staff is fantastic always smiling and attentive, that goes to the manager as well, we were very impressed.

Great tapas, we had the iberica ham, padron peppers, flat bread, chicken tights, iberica presa and cheese board, all delicious and well presented.

Probably one of the best tapas restaurant in London and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Liselle
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious cocktails and several tapas, which were all exquisite. We sat outside because it was a pleasant evening and figured it would get pretty noisy inside. Even out there, we had to raise our voices!
Wanted to order dessert but it was taking awhile to get a server's attention, plus the noise level was too much, so we just left. I would definitely go back.

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vipeplau
London
330 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and tasty food

Ember Yard
Responded on August 5, 2019

Dear Ms/Mr, Thank you very much for your lovely comment, we are looking forward to welcoming you soon. Best, Ember Yard Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic selection of foods, the chargrilled flatbread and Burrata was incredible. A great way to start the meal and matched up well with the wine.
But the iberico presa was one of those dishes you just have to order if you like red meat.

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DebbieE62
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu and the menu changes often. This is our second visit and we would definitely return. Service is efficient & friendly

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vipmeow
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was below average - the cod was the saltiest thing I’ve ever had. Prawns were cold even though they are supposed to be grilled. Did not see octopus on the menu.

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AoifeR
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, would definitely recommend. Tapas were good portions

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mouldytyre
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipHeatherD
London
40 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food. Each dish another great taste. We all loved it

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vipthomo26
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good Tapa; excellent and knowledgeable service; great vibe.

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foodies
London
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked steak and iberico. Padron peppers spot on! Good selection of wine list and very friendly service.

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SarahF
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendation from a friend. Wonderful choice of food. We ranged from aged 50 to 21 and everyone loved the food and the wine, really interesting dishes. The Rose is also to be recommended. Well worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The flavours and presentation of the food were wonderful, I can't wait to go back for more.
Only thing people might not enjoy is that it is a bit of a noisy restaurant. Otherwise, the meal was perfect and reasonably priced for the high level we received.

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Sydney
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not your average, run-of-the-mill patatas bravas place (as good as that dish can be), this is a tip-top tapas restaurant. In fact there were no patatas bravas on the menu. Instead, there are less obvious but nevertheless interesting and above all tasty items; it is unlikely you could ever go wrong with anything you chose. Being a cut above the rest it is of course a bit more expensive but worth pushing the boat out for.

Ember Yard
Responded on February 18, 2019

Dear Sydney, Thank you very much for your feedback on your recent visit and we are looking forward to welcoming you in the future :-) Regards, Ember Yard Team

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violinboy
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic tapas place in the centre of town - great service, wonderful amazing food (with a good vegetarian selection). Definitely planning to go back as soon as possible!

Ember Yard
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thank you very much and we are pleased you have enjoyed food and service. We shall see you soon. Ember Yard Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal and evening at Ember Yard. Service was good although slightly over board at times. Ambience was brilliant and food was exceptionally good. I would say the overall cost was very steep and would probably be somewhere I would return for more of a special occasion than casual dinner.

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dixon77
London
50 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great restaurant. Went here with a group 5 and we all loved the food. Great setting, great food and very good vines. Highly recommend if your in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice vibe and colourful tasty food!

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GT16
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent although some of the portion sizes were a little strange. For example, the courgette flower came as a single flower between two. I would have preferred it being a couple of pounds more expensive with a second flower. Atmosphere is very good. When booking I would try and avoid the seats around the kitchen as unlike other tapas restaurants it is not the focal point of the restaurant. Service is good but you can find yourself chasing after a waiter. All in all a very good experience but could easily be excellent.

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vipSonia
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fairly last minute booking and wasn’t sure what to expect, but loved this little place! I’m always a little cautious with tapas .. expecting greasy , fatty dishes (oily potatoes, oily chorizo ), but the food was delightful & exceeded expectations! We had one small issue with a flat Cava . However they replaced this immediately without a fuss. The service was good - all servers were very friendly and attentive. Overall we had a fabulous meal and will return.

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SusieC
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great evening at Ember Yard. The mix of Italian and Spanish tapas was interesting and very tasty. Great waiter who knew a lot about the food and made a good wine recommendation.

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MollyR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We absolutely LOVED the food, and the service was excellent. Never without water or a drink, and the food came out quick and hot. Brilliant all round - loved it!

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Andy
London
39 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, fantastic food and lovely place to sit and have lunch with friends

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ZarinB
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were both excellent. The wine was disappointing and need to keep their high end red wines at RT.

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Tanya
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really tasty food and great variety menu. Service could have been more attentive as they were only 50% full with diners.
My friend and I had a 4 course menu which had lots of different plates within. This included an unlimited prosecco and wine deal on the Sunday. The restaurant was quite chilly, a few other people hadn't taken their coats off and I took mine off and suffered because it's feels odd to sit in a restaurant with your coat on. I didn't go crazy with the unlimited drinking and had 2 glasses of prosecco, 1 white and 1 red. They could improve on the topping up situation before your glass goes dry and then you have to catch the eye of a waiter. It's a shame to enjoy only half a plate of food with wine.
However saying that I would go again and would ask them at the start of the meal if they could be observant of the liquid levels and wear a double layer of jumpers.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good.

The only issue we had with our experience:

We made a booking online for 9pm and got there 15 min early - we were asked to come back as there was no bar seating available. They actually suggested we go to the pub next door however there was no room due to sports event on TV ... It was a very cold night in London!!

When we did come back we were seated right near the exit door. My husbands chair was partially in the doorway with a terrible draft throughout our time there.

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Ashlea
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food although a bit over priced. Best for a special occasion as the ambience is lovely.

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vipLulu32
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Sat downstairs and was a bit quiet so limited atmosphere. But overall would definitely recommend. Our server was lovely. Very attentive but also low key.

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Ember Yard is rated 4.5 stars by 63 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 reservations at the moment.