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Ham

238 West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, United Kingdom, NW6 1LG
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Opening Information

Opening hours 10am - 11pm Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm Sunday

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Event Space
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Children's Menu available
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About Ham

Hām is a casual, friendly, local restaurant offering simple but imaginative modern British food, cooked in a way that allows the quality of the ingredients to shine.

During the daytime we offer a changing brunch/lunch menu with healthy options and excellent coffee from Allpress.

In the evenings our short daily-changing menu will emphasise skilfully cooked high quality seasonal ingredients, complemented by a carefully chosen wine list which, like the menu, will change regularly.

Chef Matt Osborne

* Hām is the anglo-saxon word for home...Its still present in many UK place names . Hampstead literally means "homestead". We want everyone who visits us to be shown the same care we would show guests in our own home

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Very enjoyable meal. Good food and relaxed, capable team. Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Had such a fantastic evening - I know this is going to become one of my favourite restaurants. An intimate setting and friendly, attentive service without being stuffy or obsequious. The food was the right level of inventive, and so appetising, so many dishes jumped off the menu that it was difficult to decide what to order. There was no weak dish out of everything we ordered. Spectacular, delicious food. There are certainly dishes I want to go back to try. Towards the end of the evening we had a great chat with Matt Osborne - incredibly personable and his passion shone through. This review is almost sickening in its’ enthusiasm, but honestly we had a flawless evening. Thank you to the HĀM team for a very memorable evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Really really georgious dinner

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Excellent food, presentation and service! We had been once before in May but this was a far superior experience. The sharing plates concept was new and was very successful. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Rated by comparison with the best in London. How brilliant to have a really good restaurant in the desert of NW London. Only slight criticism is that with sharing plates the sauce/jus got separated/lost - but the formula is great. Will make you a regular - just as is Terroirs when we go to the theatre.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

I was disappointed that when I came for lunch yesterday, you only had a brunch menu and one 'special', a lamb dish. My friend, whom I invited for lunch, doesn't eat lamb, so we ended up going to the Black Lion, instead. It's a shame as I was really looking forward to eating at Ham, given the reviews in Timeout. I think you should put on your website a pop-up alert, when somebody books a table for lunch, clearly stating that you do not offer full menu at that time. Why bother limiting the times for table bookings from 12:30 hrs, if you are only serving what can be eaten at anytime, anyhow? Normally, for restaurants, bookings are restricted to the times in which the kitchen fully operates. So it was only reasonable when I booked a table on your website, that I was going to enjoy a proper, full, restaurant menu.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

We had a fabulous time , the food was exquisite and service was outstanding , a bit too noisy for the quality of the place . Maybe week days better than weekends for a catch up dinner or date night :) but definitely a restaurant to keep on the top of your list in London !

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Love this place: great food, great service, great atmosphere. Just what West Hampstead needed!

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A really great addition to NW London dining

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Wonderful food with an imaginative twist in a beautiful setting

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Visited On Friday, 16 November 2018

V Enjoyable local

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

I was really excited to try Ham for dinner but it turned out to be one of the worst dinners I’ve ever had. A huge shame. When we arrived the server explained it was a sharing menu, but didn’t have any recommendations after asking. They really should know the menu and should be able to explain it. We ordered multiple items, but we didn’t want to share a main. I don’t like deer, and my bf really wanted it. So we ordered our different mains.. after all the starter bits had been, they took away our share plates and served the one main (with no clean plates to even share it if we wanted to). 30 minutes after that main deer course arrived my beef main still hadn’t arrived. My bf has finished his main and i had no sign of my main meal. Not once did anyone as if we wanted anymore drinks, if the food was ok, or gave me an update. We were both very angry about it, as they clearly hadn’t even started making my meal until I asked. The waitress basically said ‘tough it’s a share menu, I told you they wouldn’t come at the same time’ to which I explained we asked to have our main meals together.. or atleast within 15 mins! I do not think this is unreasonable at all. So I asked to cancel my main meal 35 mins after he got his main, as we both just wanted to leave. They very conveniently suddenly had a beef main course to which I politely said I’m not sitting and eating on my own, that’s not what I do. Then that main beef meal when to the table next to us (so clearly wasn’t for me anyway!) We asked for the bill which was expensive for the lack of food we had (crab croquette have to be a joke for that price) and we left feeling really angry, disrespected as a paying customer and it totally wrecked our one night in 2 weeks we had off together. I would happily pay a lot to a nice meal, and I have been to the majority of restaurants in the area but the Ham restaurant is a bit of a joke. Servers all rushing around, not actually doing anything, and also need to be aware that them running past people sat in the middle is incredibly annoying and the floor moves ALOT in the restaurant and the table we were on was wobbling so much we both had to keep our feet on the base as our drinks were going to spill. Minor detail but just made it so unrelaxing to sit in the middle table. The restaurant really needs to sort out the timing of food, totally rude and unacceptable.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The food is imaginative, intriguing and highly recommended. The acoustic in the room is poor so when it is busy it can be hard to make yourself heard. I have a slight prejudice against "sharing" plates whichis the system operated here. It always seems that it is more in the interests of the kitchen than the diner, allowing the kitchen not to have dishes prepared at the same time whilst giving diners no control over the order of the food they eat. But that's probably just me. The food here is sensational and for that reason, I highly recommend Ham.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Diverse and great value winelist. Menu very original, fairly priced and well executed. Service attentive but without fuss.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

We were very impressed with the quality of the food. We have to be honest, we were slightly lost with the menu in the beginning but were pleasantly surprised that every single dish we had was simply delicious. Also enjoyed relaxing and unpretentious atmosphere. Friendly and attentive staffs. Thank you for a lovely evening. We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

I loved the place, my only negative comment is that a lot of people will think that you specialise in pork!

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Fantastic evening excellent food

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 October 2018

A lovely brunch with my dear friend at Ham yesterday. Staff are charming and food was excellent. One minor comment if I may: The Margot sourdough was delicious, but it would help having a serrated knife to cut through! Will definitely be back. All the best Tim

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Amazing food - thank you for having us

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Our waitress ignored the women and only poured wine for the men. It was bizarre and felt wrong. My boyfriend, a very positive man, has suggested this passive aggressive service might be some archaic etiquette, an affectation for the restaurant. If this is indeed what we experienced, I suggest it is dropped. Beyond odd, it comes across as rude. Otherwise the service was good, the place was nice and the food was tasty. We might be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Thank you once again for looking after us so beautifully. The service was impeccable and the staff so knowledgable. My food tolerances were taken care of by the chef just as last time. We can’t wait to come back soon!

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Fantastic food and relaxed environment

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

I struggle with your seating system. I book a table for early dinner usually for 2 or 3 people. The next group of people to come in are alwalws placed next to our table even though the rest of the restaurant is empty. Really annoying. The acoustics in your place are not good anyway but to bunch all customers together is ridiculous.

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