Ember Yard

Ember Yard

| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

This restaurant comes from the people behind Salt Yard and takes its inspiration from the rural Basque and Italian methods of smoking and grilling over charcoal. The menu is almost entirely cooked on a custom built charcoal fired grill.

Restaurant details

60-61 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SU
Nearest tube: 
  • Oxford Circus
  • Tottenham Court Road
Telephone number: 020 7439 8057
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area

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60-61 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SU


Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on April 06, 2014
"Salt marsh lamb was a treat: chargrilled again, a treatment so perfect for this heathery, spring-like creature, fatty in the best possible sense. It should be illegal to cook it any other way." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on March 15, 2014
"Best of all though...was the presa: parallelograms of dark meat from the very front of the ibérico’s shoulder (neck really, if it had one) that were charred black but left red inside to make pork taste as much like corn-fed beef as it ever will, served with drops of “whipped jamón butter” because the single flaw of this otherwise perfect cut is a tendency to dryness." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed by February 28, 2014
"There is one dish – presa (a shoulder cut) of Ibérico pork, served rare but crusted with char, with blobs of butter laced with jamón – that is one of my dishes of this (or any other) year. Spreading pig-fat-spiked butter over more pig is my new jam. I've already been back for more. Ember Yard is smokin' hot – the very definition of a keeper." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on February 23, 2014
"First, with the meaty stuff: chargrilled Iberico pork ribs, hand-ground chicken and, this being Soho, there was a burger, actually not at all bad, made from smoked beef with chorizo ketchup, whatever that is." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on January 05, 2014
"A few weeks after launch, there is the unmistakable buzz of a new opening; and though it's not yet scaled the culinary heights of its three siblings, Ember Yard gives every indication of being a pleasing fixture for years to come. In a city where so little is constant, that is something Londoners should take heart from." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on December 09, 2013
"We visited Ember Yard three times in a fortnight, and found the cooking consistently good to excellent, the service informal but informed... Ember Yard’s that sort of place: somewhere you can’t quite get enough of, and are sorry to leave." READ REVIEW